Administration assess Cheng’s leadership

Chancellor Rita Cheng has been in her current role for four years and the campus along with the administration has gone through many changes. Cheng was named chancellor in 2009, but took the position June 1, 2010. She took over for Sam Goldman who was ... Continue Reading →

Summer enrollment a priority

Now that finals week is almost over, summer brings an opportunity for some students to continue with their studies. In recent years, the university has found fewer students are taking summer classes. There was a nine percent decrease in enrollment during ... 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 address council’s enrollment concerns

Chancellor Rita Cheng and Provost John Nicklow cited administrative involvement as a key enrollment factor during an Administrative Professional Staff Council meeting Wednesday. The council presented the Chancellor and Provost various administrative questions, ... Continue Reading →

Graduation policy revised

A university policy designed to help students whose grade point average falls beneath the minimum graduation requirement will soon be revised. Students must have a 2.0 GPA in order to graduate from SIUC. However, the forgiveness policy, which Provost ... Continue Reading →

Associate Provost position responsibilities to change

Not only are administrators looking for a new associate provost of academic administration, but they are also looking for a new dean to absorb the position. Susan Logue, who has held this position since July 2009, will retire from her job Oct. 1. The ... 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 →

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 →

Advisement makes improvements

After an advising consultant was brought in to assess SIUC’s advisement system, she labeled the university’s advisement methods under a new category: chaotic. “It sort of identified exactly what we suspected,” Provost John Nicklow said. Lynn Freeman, ... Continue Reading →

International students denied visas

Out of the  143 Indian students that were accepted to SIUC this semester, only nine enrolled in the university and came to the United States for the spring semester. Carla Coppi, International Programs and Services director, said she has written letters ... Continue Reading →

Programs could face consolidation

A state-mandated review of academic programs could mean a consolidation or cuts of programs in the university. The provost’s office put together a committee in the fall semester to complete a review of all academic programs on campus. The review is ... Continue Reading →

Enrollment affects courses offered

For students who sign up for a course that doesn’t meet enrollment requirements, a last-minute notification that the class has been cancelled can alter their semester plans. Since the semester is in its third week, students who wish to enroll in a course ... Continue Reading →

Policy may interfere with Faculty Association’s contract

Some teachers believe the finals week policy being enforced by Provost John Nicklow may contradict the Faculty Association’s collective bargaining contract. The policy, which dates back to before 1981, states teachers should not distribute final exams ... Continue Reading →

No early exams

Advisers enforce policy of no testing before finals week   Teachers and students shouldn’t expect to skip town early during finals week anymore. An often-forgotten university policy states no finals should be given before finals week. Although ... Continue Reading →
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