Faculty senate talks deficit

Interim Provost Susan Ford told the faculty senate Tuesday the university has a $3 million budget deficit. “State college revenue comes from two places which are the state and tuition,” she said. State revenues are down since the 2008 recession, so ... Continue Reading →

Faculty Senate optimistic about enrollment, budget

  The future of the campus was the topic of Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting. The likelihood of increased fall enrollment, the university budget, the technology upgrades being made to the campus and the Student Services Building were focal points ... Continue Reading →

Clark elected senate president

Faculty Senate members unanimously elected marketing professor Terry Clark as their new president during their Tuesday meeting. Clark ran uncontested, as did most other candidates for positions such as the budget and governance committee chairs. Meera ... Continue Reading →

Faculty Senate addresses possible tuition increase

SIU’s Board of Trustees will soon review potential tuition increases for the 2013- 2014 school year, but some Faculty Senate members said these increases could be detrimental during Tuesday’s meeting. Members debated whether to support the higher ... Continue Reading →

Administrators update faculty on budget cuts, applicant numbers

The university’s fiscal situation, racial discrimination concerns and news of positive enrollment signs were the focus of the semester’s last Faculty Senate meeting. Chancellor Rita Cheng and Provost John Nicklow made announcements at Tuesday’s ... Continue Reading →

Senate receives feedback from administration

Faculty Senate members had some of their questions answered about proposed faculty layoffs and budget cuts to colleges. A special meeting was called Tuesday in response to senate members’ requests for an explanation from Chancellor Rita Cheng about ... Continue Reading →

Senate opposes possible layoffs

Faculty Senate members considered opposing layoffs proposed by the administration. Senate member Jim Wall, chair of the budget committee, said during his budget report that faculty received a letter Monday that stated some non-tenure track faculty employees ... Continue Reading →

Online class enrollment increases

After seeing an online class enrollment increase this fall, SIU is looking to offer more online courses in the next few years. At her State of the University Address Sept. 5 and the Faculty Senate meeting Sept. 11, Chancellor Rita Cheng and others talked ... Continue Reading →

Faculty Senate discusses grant policy, SIU reputation

Resolution asks for administrators, faculty to protect university image, refrain from criticism  Grant funding changes and university portrayal were discussed by the Faculty Senate Tuesday. The Faculty Senate talked about the effects of grants on campus, ... Continue Reading →

Administrators battle budget issues

The combination of state budget cuts, a large number of retirees and a projected decrease in overall enrollment at the university has put administrators in a situation where they will have to make cuts across the board. Provost John Nicklow said enrollment ... Continue Reading →

Faculty Senate members elect new leaders

Faculty Senate President Bill Recktenwald finished his last meeting as president amid applause from his peers as they congratulated newly elected president Meera Komarraju Tuesday. Other newly elected members were Terry Clark, professor of marketing, ... Continue Reading →

Tuition waiver elimination could threaten enrollment, employee recruitment

SIUC formally joined the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University Tuesday in opposition to state legislation that would eliminate employee tuition waivers. House Bill 5531 proposes that the tuition waivers available to state university ... Continue Reading →

Faculty Senate opposes cut to employee tuition waiver

Senate also hears update on enrollment numbers The Faculty Senate is against proposed state legislation that would end the savings SIUC employees children can receive on tuition. At Tuesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, the group passed a resolution that ... Continue Reading →
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