The Shield

Separate committees shorten regular SGA time

Gabi Wy, News Editor

January 21, 2016

Student Government Association has been keeping it brief this semester. At its half-hour meeting Jan. 21, SGA largely delegated further discussions about issues to meetings outside of the general assembly. Housing member-at-large Tanner Milazzo proposed asking the university to provide a marker...

Background checks turn from practice to policy

Gabi Wy, News Editor

December 9, 2015

Faculty Senate voted to endorse the new Child Protection Policy detailing the process of background checks and hiring workers for events involving minors at its meeting Dec. 4.

Add/drop policy keeps faculty involved

Gabi Wy, News Editor

December 7, 2015

Faculty Senate voted to endorse a policy requiring an instructor’s signature to add or drop any class after the registration period.

Faculty Senate discusses campus safety

Gabi Wy

October 18, 2015

Faculty Senate raised concerns with Director of Public Safety Steve Woodall Friday in light of the recent Umpqua Community College shooting. Woodall said campus security looks tighten security for classrooms. Currently, some classrooms can be secured from the exterior, but oftentimes teachers keep the doo...

Faculty concerned about add/drop policy changing

Gabi Wy

September 17, 2015

Vice President of Enrollment Andrew Wright seemed to be “caught off-guard” after faculty members questioned a potential add/drop policy at the Faculty Senate meeting on Sept. 4, said senate chair Rex Strange. “I don’t think (Wright) realized faculty would actually be concerned,” he said. ...

Faculty Senate previews annual budget, seeks nominations

Rachel Christian

March 25, 2014

The Faculty Senate discussed key parts of its upcoming budget proposal at its annual campus-wide meeting Friday. While every senate meeting is public, the campus-wide meeting is held each year, “so that the senate can issue a call for nominations for at-large positions,” said Mary Hallock Morris,...

Faculty Senate opposes controversial marriage bill

James Vaughn

December 13, 2013

The Faculty Senate passed a statement opposing House Joint Resolution-6 (HJR-6) Dec. 13. HJR-6 is an amendment that, if passed, would permanently define marriage as a bond between a man and a woman and would remove protections under current Indiana law for same-sex couples. Assistant Professor...

HJR-6 decision rescheduled for Friday

James Vaughn

December 10, 2013

Classes weren't the only thing canceled Friday - the year's first winter storm caused a number of cancellations, including the Faculty Senate meeting, where members were expected to decide on a public statement regarding House Joint Resolution-6 (HJR-6). The Senate now plans to make a decision at...

Campus closes due to winter storm

James Vaughn

December 6, 2013

Students, faculty and staff woke up to a RAVE Alert early Friday morning: “Due to hazardous weather conditions, the USI campus is closed Friday 12/6/13. All classes are cancelled; only essential personnel should report for duty.” Director of Public Safety Stephen Woodall said “essential personnel”...

Faculty Senate to vote on HJR-6 statement

James Vaughn

November 22, 2013

The Faculty Senate will decide whether or not to make a public statement opposing House Joint Resolution-6 (HJR-6) Friday. The 14-member body failed to come to a consensus at its Nov. 22, meeting regarding its stance on the amendment that, if passed, would permanently define marriage as a bond between...

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