Updates to faculty layoff plan and other stuff

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vatusay
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:03 am

Not a good look.
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wiu712
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Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:44 pm

Lead story on tonight's WGEM-TV 6PM News:
WIU violates open meeting laws.
https://wgem.com/2018/11/12/wiu-violate ... ting-laws/
wiu712
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:47 am

What are the legal impacts of this Open Meeting Act violation ???

Is the university or individual Board of Trustees members subject to a Civil Money Penalty ???

One remedy imposed the Attorney General was release of the audio recording of that June meeting. One BOT member did resign.
wiu712
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Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:04 pm

In Wisconsin: Any member of a governmental body who knowingly attends a meeting held in violation of the open meetings law, or otherwise violates the law, is subject to a forfeiture of between $25 and $300 for each violation.

Not sure what the law is in Illinois.
wiu712
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:35 am

WIU Faculty seeks transparency from administration.
From the McDonough County Voice:
http://www.mcdonoughvoice.com/news/2018 ... nistration
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Neckfansince71
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:32 pm

So I would definitely agree that transparency is very important to the relationship of a schools administration and faculty, especially in times of stress and financial need. I also think that recruitment should also be a shared goal for not only admissions and the administration, but also for the faculty as a whole! I attended an admissions event in Oak Brook just before Thanksgiving and I was very impressed with the representatives of both the faculty and staff! I am not sure whether any members of the "Faculty Senate" were there and I would hope that in the name of true transparency and cooperation that maybe WIU's Faculty Senate Chair and members might want to participate in any of the up-coming "Discover Western" events as a sign of proactive involvement in the future of Western/Macomb.! This is merely my opinion as a very interested and concerned alumni of Western Illinois University! ;) jc
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:44 pm

Do profs get bonus pay? If they don't, they should be entitled to it. If they do, it should be performance based, including how well their dept is recruiting and retaining students.
If Jimmy V was a programmer like me, he would have said it like this: while (!(succeed = try()));
wiu712
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:45 pm

WIU Program Elimination Review Underway.
From Tri-States Public Radio, WIUM-FM:
http://www.tspr.org/post/wiu-program-el ... w-underway
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Neckfansince71
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:51 am

Team, team, team, team! Time to be totally transparent, honest, and cooperative. All hands on deck WIU/Macomb! The future of our alma mater rests in your hands. For some of you, WIU maybe just a stop in your collegiate educational career. But for us, it will always be our place of growth and full of our middle childhood memories. Please deliberate with care! ;) jc
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Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:41 pm

Neckfansince71 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:51 am
Team, team, team, team! Time to be totally transparent, honest, and cooperative. All hands on deck WIU/Macomb! The future of our alma mater rests in your hands. For some of you, WIU maybe just a stop in your collegiate educational career. But for us, it will always be our place of growth and full of our middle childhood memories. Please deliberate with care! ;) jc
Yeah, but late teens early twenties, the mind still believes every wonderful possibility lies ahead. In the meantime you are making friends and meeting people or marrying people forever. So yeah, It's a few years, but it's kinda a big deal. It's the last Hoorah of childhood and the ushering in of a whole knew life. It is a place that has an emotional connection that runs deep. I know for me those were some of the best years, not all of them but definitely some of them.

I feel NFS71 he still has the blood of a coach and I would guess his blood runs purple.
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