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by Tere North
Tue Jul 17, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff
Replies: 1779
Views: 159181

Re: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff

Some criticisms are valid...personally I'm not a fan of how Joe Rives seems to need the audience to applaud everything and will actually scold them if they do not applaud enough...for example. I just wanted to make sure we were staying in the "valid criticisms" area. Agreed, when you have to ask th...
by Tere North
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:05 am
Forum: Western News
Topic: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff
Replies: 1779
Views: 159181

Re: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff

Agreed. Criticize their policies, decisions, other aspects of their job that have fallen short, but let's lay off the personal criticisms. While I agree, even though I posted, what is concerning is how others see us through the images of those who speak for us. That is the problem, not a person's i...
by Tere North
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff
Replies: 1779
Views: 159181

Re: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff

I was not impressed. And for God's sake, will someone tell Mr. Thomas we "establish" things, we don't extablish them. :roll: And we provide access, not assess - 2 VERY different words Between Thomas' enunciation and Rives Afghani beard and serious continued eye blink/twitch, we do not exactly put o...
by Tere North
Mon Jul 16, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff
Replies: 1779
Views: 159181

Re: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff

So what do you think? Have looked at both slides! Thoughts? ;) jc Ideas need results. They still only think they now why students don't come and don't stay. Until they make the effort to hear from the students, including those who leave and go elsewhere, and actually hear what the students say inst...
by Tere North
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff
Replies: 1779
Views: 159181

Re: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff

2 key slides from the presentation - you will need to click on the images to see complete picture and in full frame 1st a defined focus 2nd a reorganization and combination of departments/schools across the 4 colleges https://thumb.ibb.co/mLdeod/Centers_Of_Excellence_Focus.png https://thumb.ibb.co/m...
by Tere North
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff
Replies: 1779
Views: 159181

Re: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff

Best guesses for today's announcement? What stays, what goes, what expands, what shrinks? Nothing goes now but future of ALL programs subject to further review with that review most likely from an external consulting group. RENEWED emphasis on recruiting students and staff for existing signature pr...
by Tere North
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff
Replies: 1779
Views: 159181

Re: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff

Looks like the BOT has already decided that LEJA, Nursing, Supply Chain, Honors, and Engineering are the future. To grow those programs, except for LEJA, will be difficult and expensive. Nursing faculty are almost impossible to find. Nearly every university in the United States is looking for nursi...
by Tere North
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff
Replies: 1779
Views: 159181

Re: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff

Oh, to be a fly on the wall next to the river on Thursday and Friday. Do we have any attendees on this board who can take some good notes? http://www.wiu.edu/board_of_trustees/minutes/Retreat%20Agenda%202018%20-%20FINAL-2.pdf It is absolutely appalling that Student Services is effectively eliminate...
by Tere North
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Western News
Topic: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff
Replies: 1779
Views: 159181

Re: Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff

Another cut-back to on-campus food service will begin this fall. Sodexo will no longer serve breakfast at the Corbin-Olson dining center. Thompson will be the only dining center having breakfast (Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM). And breakfast is the most important meal of the day. No wonder we ha...
by Tere North
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Men's Sports
Topic: Men's Golf
Replies: 10
Views: 394

Re: Men's Golf

And Mel has confirmed it on FaceBook. Sounds like Central, although D3, has an excellent golf program.