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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 and you’re in the middle of studying and working on other things and you just don’t have time ...

Tenure: helping or hurting?

Once hired on the tenure track as an assistant professor, a faculty member spends five years developing a portfolio to present to his or her department. During the sixth year, the faculty member is evaluated and the Board of Trustees either grants tenure or gives the faculty another year before terminating employment.

Gabi Wy, News Editor

April 20, 2016

Cassidy Ferguson doesn’t pay attention to her educators’ job titles. While students like Ferguson took courses this year without a thought to whether their teachers hold doctorates, Faculty Senate discussed promotion and tenure at length. The conversation, which lasted an entire academic year, is not ...

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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