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Students should back nontenure-track faculty strike

By Gabriel Costello, Columnist

August 9, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions

The non-tenure-track faculty union is on strike, an action that comes after 18 months of contract negotiation with the University’s administration. More than 500 University faculty members are without tenure. This means that their employment is up for grabs at the conclusion of each academic yea...

University professors named Guggenheim Fellows

By Daily Illini Staff Report

April 11, 2016


Filed under News

Six University professors were named to the 2016 Guggenheim Fellows list. Over the past three years, 13 University faculty members have been given this distinction. MS https://news.illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/349472According to an April 6 press release, the 178 successful candidates were chosen from a group of nearly 3,000 applicants in the founda...

Academic senate discusses new procedures for faculty appointments

By Christin Watkins

November 17, 2015


Filed under News

The academic senate discussed a new system for reviewing tenured faculty appointments at its meeting Monday evening.The Committee on University Statutes and Senate Procedures recommended that the Board of Trustees delegate its responsibility of reviewing tenured faculty appointments to the president...

University hiring freeze won’t be lifted soon

By Maggie Sullivan

September 14, 2015


Filed under News

The University will not be hiring additional faculty to keep up with the influx of students — at least not soon.Walter Knorr, vice president and chief financial officer, said the University administration hiring freeze that President Timothy Killeen announced July 2 is still in place and will not ...

Academic and Student Affairs: Fewer degree programs, more students

By Ali Braboy

September 10, 2015


Filed under News

The Academic an Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees met Wednesday to discuss increased enrollment, program elimination and faculty appointments.Increased EnrollmentChristophe Pierre, vice president for academic affairs, said the increased University enrollment and record-size freshman class ...

Faculty members discuss increasing external funding

By Ali Braboy

September 9, 2015


Filed under News

Members of the faculty involved with the humanities, arts and social sciences met Tuesday to discuss the development of proposals for external funding at the University. The meeting, held at Lincoln Hall, was focused on resources available on campus that support the development for the arts, social scienc...

Social Work dean set to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

Social Work dean set to receive Lifetime Achievement Award

By Natalie Stewart

March 19, 2015


Filed under Uncategorized

On March 25, the East Central District of the National Association of Social Workers will recognize one from the University. Barry Ackerson, associate professor in Social Work and associate dean for academic affairs, will receive the 2015 Illinois NASW Lifetime Achievement Award for the East Central Dis...