Topic: Faculty Meeting

Faculty discuss ACCRIP replacement, Academic Code

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Faculty discuss ACCRIP replacement, Academic Code

May 8, 2019 0 comments

Faculty members discussed a proposed motion to replace the Advisory Committee on Corporate Responsibility in Investment Policies with a new committee that would have a broader scope at Tuesday’s faculty meeting.

Paxson defended her position on divestment at Tuesday’s meeting.  Faculty also voted to recommend a petition process for early graduation.

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Faculty recommend eliminating payment-based early graduation

April 3, 2019 0 comments

Faculty passed a motion recommending the Corporation revise current policies regarding degree requirements, including eliminating payment-based accelerated graduation, during the faculty meeting Tuesday.

Dean of Faculty Kevin McLaughlin advocated establishing a reimagined center for language studies following a significant decrease in the study of language nationally over the past few years.

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University sees 20 percent drop in language enrollment

February 6, 2019 0 comments

Dean of the Faculty Kevin McLaughlin announced a new initiative to promote modern languages at the University in yesterday’s faculty meeting.

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Shake Shack to move into 249 Thayer St. building

April 3, 2018 0 comments

At yesterday’s faculty meeting, Russell Carey ’91 MA’06 confirmed plans that Shake Shack will move into the first floor of the building currently under construction at 249 Thayer St., which will also house the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.

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University hopes to increase time for faculty research

March 6, 2018 0 comments

At yesterday’s faculty meeting, President Christina Paxson P’19 proposed that the University increase support for graduate students and free faculty of some administrative duties to allow them to focus on their research and scholarship.

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Faculty members seek to improve relations with staff

February 6, 2018 0 comments

At the first faculty meeting of the spring semester, faculty members discussed ways to improve relationships between faculty and staff at the University.

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Faculty meeting highlights concerns with faculty assessments

December 5, 2017 0 comments

Faculty members discussed changes to course evaluations and provided an update on the University’s response to the Republican tax bill.

The motion to allow in-house professors to “course bunch” in special circumstances is part of efforts to support faculty members in their research.

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Faculty approves flexibility in course load requirements, responds to proposed tax code

November 7, 2017 0 comments

Tuesday’s faculty meeting featured a motion that would allow faculty to reduce their teaching load below one course per semester under special conditions.

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Paxson outlines University responses to crises

October 3, 2017 0 comments

President Christina Paxson P’19 outlined the University’s response to the hurricane in Puerto Rico and other recent crises at the faculty meeting Tuesday.

Faculty members defend academic freedom

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Faculty members defend academic freedom

April 4, 2017 0 comments

Faculty members voiced their support for inviting controversial speakers to campus during a general discussion about academic freedom.