“One of the things I love about Mizzou is the emphasis they have on helping junior faculty be successful,” HES Faculty Scholar Kelli Canada said.
The honorees’ work covers a range of areas from plant genetics to specialized cardiology.
The Faculty Council chairman said MU will see increased agitation for labor rights if faculty concerns are not addressed.
The faculty fellows will work in three roles: faculty development, academic programs and academic personnel.
Associate professor of religious studies Rabia Gregory: “It’s important to stand with everyone on campus who keeps getting wronged by the Board of Curators and administration. All of us need to stand together. Injustice to one of us is injustice to all of
Interim Chancellor Hank Foley said at least 600 of the projected 1,500 fewer students for fall 2016 can be attributed to the events of last fall.
Concerned Student 1950 member Maxwell Little: “We have to understand that this is mid-Missouri. This is ‘Little Dixie.’ So the first thing we have to do is eradicate that stigma of being ‘Little Dixie.’ That’s where you start at.”
Melissa Click: “I do appreciate the seriousness of this situation. I can, however, maintain that appreciation while expecting the University of Missouri to treat me fairly… and comply with the terms of the Rules and Regulations that govern my employment."
In the absence of members of the MU community taking action, the Board of Curators felt it needed to do its own investigation, communication department Chairman Mitchell McKinney said.
Faculty in support of Concerned Student 1950 are cancelling classes Monday and Tuesday to hold a “teach in.”
The English department took the vote Tuesday.
The class was opposed by student and community Jewish groups.
The committee was conceived in January in response to student leaders’ Call for Action regarding campus climate and race relations.
Floyd was the only system president to tour the campus in a wheelchair.
As a MU as a hospitality management major in 2007, Friend became a member of True Tigers and the Alumni Association Student Board.
Faculty say the “culture of modesty” limits potential to win awards.
The retirement of 110 tenured faculty provides MU a rare opportunity to rethink diversity and its priorities during the hiring process.
“This is a truly extraordinary opportunity for the university,” Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said.
The religious studies professor brings students to Jordan every other year to learn hands-on about archaeology and the Middle East.
He said reactive measures are necessary in some cases, but the administration is taking some proactive steps as well.