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Faculty Senate pleased with town halls

Provost Khayum speaks at town hall Feb. 12.

Riley Guerzini and Rhonda Wheeler

February 25, 2020

Kenny Purcell, chair of the Faculty Senate, said that the relationship between administration and faculty has improved in the last year, but with the financial difficulties of the university is in and salaries not increasing, some tension will exist. Faculty and staff members were invited to take a ...

Town halls address faculty and staff concerns

Steve Bridges

Rhonda Wheeler, News Editor

October 22, 2019

The university is hosting town hall sessions with faculty and staff throughout the year to address concerns regarding morale, lack of communicated vision and accountability that were expressed during the university meeting in August.  Faculty Senate Chair Kenny Purcell said Provost Mohammed Khayum suggested the idea of themed town halls. “This is...

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 Senate Chair Kenny Purcell for the administration in early August. Concerns listed in the ques...

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