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Students are not paying to teach themselves

Students are not paying to teach themselves

Marissa Jacobs, Staff Writer

March 17, 2020

Students spend thousands of dollars to attend college and certain standards are expected from universities with the hefty sum of money students take out in loans. One such standard includes professors and their willingness to teach students.  USI, among other schools, does not meet these requireme...

Professors’ syllabi might be holding students back

Professors' syllabi might be holding students back

Morgan Murphy, Staff Writer

March 26, 2019

Across nearly every major project, homework assignments and papers are judged on a rubric created by the professor that fits the guidelines of what the university expects. This rubric provides a means for not only the professor to grade their students but a way for students to understand their grades. How...

Guest Column: McFarland’s letter to USI

The university election committee voted March 22 to remove Student Government Association presidential candidate Trevion McFarland from the ballot on charges that he campaigned outside of the campaign period set by the committee, interfered in the election process and disrupted the integrity of the election.

Trevion McFarland, Special to The Shield

April 26, 2018

When I came to the University of Southern Indiana (USI) in 2016 from my home in Northern Indiana, I felt this sense of “home” on campus. I met amazing people who were helpful and nothing but kind. I decided to make USI my home because of the overwhelming feeling of love, passion, and kindness. For the pa...

Professor problems

Sarah Rogers, Opinion Editor

February 21, 2017

As far as instructors and professors go, the students here have it pretty good. For the most part, students express high praise for those who have taught them. However, majority of professors are not the issue. The issue resides with the small percentage of professors whose names are said with...

Tenure track: a new perspective

Bobby Shipman

October 16, 2013

Assistant Professors Aimee Adam, Sakina Hughes and Lorinda Coan brought diverse backgrounds when they joined USI’s faculty as tenure track employees August 2013. Tenure means an employee cannot undergo termination without just cause or subjection to periodic contract renewals. Faculty members on...

Tenure Series: Aimee Mark

Tenure Series: Aimee Mark

Ariana Beedie

September 24, 2013

Aimee Mark added a notch to her academic belt by receiving tenure this year. After six years of working hard for this achievement, her work paid off. “Typically it’s a six-year process,”  said Sid Hall, who gained tenure in 1993. Having tenure allows individuals to say what needs to be...

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