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Senate Executive Committee discusses campus budgeting in light of ongoing impasse

By Samantha Jones Toal

March 1, 2016

The Senate Executive Committee of the Academic Senate met Monday and discussed how the state budget impasse is affecting the University as well as other Illinois universitiesbr. The handling of electronic communications and Freedom of Information Act requests was discussed as well.Budget Impass...

Killeen: Lack of budget is causing reputational, operational damage to UI

By Samantha Joes Toal

January 25, 2016

The state budget impasse was President Timothy Killeen’s focus at his annual “special meeting” with the Senate Executive Committee on Monday.“We still don’t have a budget, as you know, and we are well into the fiscal year,” Killeen said. “It is causing damage — both operational and...

Open Access policy makes faculty research available

By Christin Watkins

November 11, 2015

The Academic Senate voted in October to “open access” to the University’s research and allow members of the public to view faculty research articles.The open access to research policy will only apply to journal articles published after the policy goes into effect. Faculty members will send to the ...

SEC discusses Appropriate Use Policy, research budget cuts

By Christin Watkins

November 10, 2015

The Senate Executive Committee’s Academic Freedom and Tenure committee reviewed letters from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) criticizing the University’s Appropriate Use Policy (AUP), committee chair David O’Brien said.FIRE aims “to defend and sustain individual righ...

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...

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

Provost search will not start until new chancellor named

By Maggie Sullivan

August 26, 2015

The search for a new provost to replace Ilesanmi Adesida, who resigned Monday, will not begin until a new chancellor is named first, said Jan Dennis, assistant director for the Office for University Relations. “It’s important the new chancellor have input into the decision of provost, because the...

New SEC Chair Gay Miller prepares for year ahead

New SEC Chair Gay Miller prepares for year ahead

By Maggie Sullivan

August 25, 2015

New Senate Executive Committee Chair Gay Miller said her biggest focus this year is ensuring the committee is as collegial and productive as possible.“I’ll continue to work to make sure, as best I can, our meetings result in productive work that helps move us forward,” Miller said. Former SEC Ch...

SEC debates code: would require members to disclose discussions on University matters

SEC debates code: would require members to disclose discussions on University matters

By Maggie Sullivan

August 25, 2015

Senate Executive Committee member Abbas Aminmansour drafted an email usage code of conduct for the committee to follow and presented it Monday, following uproar about administrators’ use of personal emails to conduct University business.On Aug. 7, the University released over 1,100 emails about Stev...

UI adds provost to admin search list

UI adds provost to admin search list

By Daily Illini Staff Report

August 25, 2015

University faculty members disappointedly reflected on Provost Ilesanmi Adesida’s resignation Monday. Adesida will return to faculty in the College of Engineering effective Aug. 31. His resignation comes after a month of controversy surrounding the use of personal emails and the resignation of Former...