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Administrators, students seek a more inclusive campus

Administrators, students seek a more inclusive campus

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 17, 2020

Editor's Note: The story was updated at 1:06 p.m. Nov. 20. This story originally featured a photo of a white supremacist flier that was placed on a student's car in 2019. The Shield removed the image to...

Strupp gives presentation in front of Faculty Senate

Faculty Senate divided how to handle establishing priorities

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 6, 2020

The Faculty Senate was divided on how they can establish the priorities of university faculty in the case of future financial struggles.  The Senate met Friday and discussed a new proposal to establish...

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Faculty Senate to discuss demands for faculty input in “financial crises”

Hayden Olberding, Digital Editor November 6, 2020

The Faculty Senate will discuss a proposal to demand faculty input into university decisions related to the “financial crises.” The Faculty Senate will be meeting Friday to discuss multiple proposals,...

VP of Student Affairs addresses Counseling Center concerns at town hall

VP of Student Affairs addresses Counseling Center concerns at town hall

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor November 13, 2019

Vice President of Student Affairs Khalilah Doss answered anonymous faculty questions and took comments from the crowd at the second town hall Nov. 13. Doss mentioned that Student Affairs is currently...

Pressure mounts as concern grows over sluggish wages, depleted morale

Pressure mounts as concern grows over sluggish wages, depleted morale

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief September 11, 2019

Tensions between faculty and the administration have reached a deadlock as concerns grow over a lack of employee morale and stagnant wages. Faculty were asked to submit questions anonymously to Faculty...

University President shares a hug after announcing her retirement at an August faculty meeting. The Faculty Senate will vote on candidates to serve on the search committee for the next President of the university following a public forum Friday

Vote for presidential search committee to be held Friday

Riley Guerzini, News Editor September 26, 2017

A public forum will be held next Friday, Sept. 29 in Forum II to discuss qualities of a good president followed by a vote on candidates to represent the faculty on the presidential search committee. Faculty...

Faculty Senate looks to alter factbook

Faculty Senate looks to alter factbook

Riley Guerzini, News Editor April 6, 2017

The Faculty Senate is looking to increase salary transparency within the university. In a formal request sent to the Faculty Senate for action, Liberal Arts Representative Chuck Conaway charged the Faculty...

Faculty Senate to focus on salary increases

Faculty Senate to focus on salary increases

Riley Guerzini, News Editor March 22, 2017

Nick LaRowe said salary increases are Faculty Senate’s number one goal at this year’s budget hearing. The next round of hearings is scheduled for March 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Mitchell Auditorium....

Faculty Senate alters subcommittee-reporting

Riley Guerzini, News Editor March 1, 2017

The Faculty Senate voted  Friday to alter subcommittee-reporting practices along with requiring university officials to justify a non-tenure promotion. The senate voted to move the subcommittee reporting...

Faculty Senate to vote on letter addressing executive order

Riley Guerzini, News Editor February 15, 2017

Faculty Senate got political in its Friday meeting Feb. 10. The senate will vote on an open letter to the university regarding the recent executive order on immigration in the coming days. Executive...

Faculty Senate looks to revamp course evaluations

Faculty Senate looks to revamp course evaluations

Riley Guerzini, News Editor February 10, 2017

Grant Edwards said there isn’t much that would make him want to do the course evaluations that students receive at the end of each semester. “They send you a bunch of emails near the end of the semester...

Faculty Senate approves open letter, syllabus template

Riley Guerzini, News Editor December 8, 2016

Faculty Senate voted to approve a post-election open letter on civility to the university along with the syllabus template for faculty on Friday. “The faculty at the University of Southern Indiana wholeheartedly...

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