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Board of Trustees approves tuition freeze, revised background check policy

January 24, 2016

Abigale svobodaNews editorTuitionIllinois residents who are admitted to the University in February are now guaranteed the same tuition rate as current first-year students.chThe Board of Trustees voted in favor of a University recommendation not to raise in-state tuition for incoming students at its regular...

Academic Senate passes resolution on background checks

Academic Senate passes resolution on background checks

By Christin Watkins

December 7, 2015

A vote by the Academic Senate on Monday urged change in the background check policy that has been a concern since the Board of Trustees postponed its implementation in October.In a 55 to 35 vote, members of the senate passed a resolution proposing that all University employees should be required to comp...

Faculty members to discuss censure, background checks

By Daily Illini Staff Report

October 9, 2015

The University chapter of the American Association of University Professors will hold a public discussion about censure on Oct. 20.The discussion will be led by three faculty panelists and will focus on issues that developed from the AAUP's decision to censure the University as well as the Board of Trustees proposal to require background checks for all new employees.Harry Hi...

Ten takeaways from the first Academic Senate meeting of the school year

Ten takeaways from the first Academic Senate meeting of the school year

By Abigale Svoboda

September 21, 2015

1) Interim Chancellor Barbara Wilson has been in her role for five weeks now. And she doesn’t want the job.At Monday’s Academic Senate meeting, she said she loves the University but does not want to be in her role. She said she only took the position in hopes of helping the Urbana campus get out ...

Academic Senate to urge to Board to postpone implementation of background checks

Academic Senate to urge to Board to postpone implementation of background checks

September 21, 2015

The newly approved background check policy is expected to be implemented in less than two weeks, but the Academic Senate might put it on hold. Teresa Barnes, professor of history, presented a resolution at the Academic Senate meeting Monday asking the senate to urge the Board to postpone the impleme...

Policy language a hot topic for the Senate Executive Committee

Policy language a hot topic for the Senate Executive Committee

By Maggie Sullivan

September 14, 2015

Concerns about policy language dominated the Senate Executive Meeting on Monday, where members discussed the background check approved by the Board of Trustees Thursday and the creation of the chancellor search committee.Background checks still a concernThe University will implement a new background chec...

UI Board waits on state budget, approves background check

By Maggie Sullivan

September 11, 2015

To officially kick off the academic year, the Board of Trustees approved a widely debated background check procedure, addressed the lack of a finalized state budget and discussed 10-day enrollment numbers.Background checksA new background check policy will go into effect Oct. 5 and will require all new faculty, staff, ...