Tag: Faculty Council

Campus speech restrictions should be loosened, Faculty Council says

The council unanimously sent two proposals to the Board of Curators and tabled two other recommendations for further discussion.

Proposed handbook changes will promote free speech

The proposal is a recommendation to remove or revise rules, such as a ban against using chalk on campus surfaces, that restrict free speech.

Obtaining tenure at MU, explained

Tenure is not only used for academic freedom, but also for recruitment purposes to gain better professors at MU.

Race relations committee to address racism and diversity in video podcasts

Committee member Craig Roberts: “White people tend to see racism in terms of lynching, physical abuse, bullying and other products of hate. Racism is more than the overt, blatant, extreme incidents.”

Foley: Graduate students aren’t workers

Interim Chancellor Hank Foley: “I am not for this union, let me say that. I think that graduate students should be graduate students first and workers second.”

Faculty Council does not want another Tim Wolfe

Council member Art Jago: “(Tim Wolfe) was probably a pretty good strategist, but he was a terrible leader.”

Faculty Council discusses budget, enrollment projections for 2016-17 school year

Currently, MU has received 23 percent fewer deposits compared to this time last year.

Click’s firing sparks discussions on faculty job security, free speech

After the UM System Board of Curators’ decision to fire the professor, faculty members have questioned their own ability to stand up for students.

Foley responds to faculty complaints about Melissa Click’s firing

Faculty Council Chairman Ben Trachtenberg: “Regardless of one’s position or opinion on professor Click’s behavior fitness for duty, she was entitled by the rules — rules that the Board of Curators approved — to a fair process. That she did not receive.”

Chuck Henson presents new diversity and inclusion initiatives to Faculty Council

New initiatives include meetings with students to discuss important issues in the UM System as well as a lecture series on black voices in Missouri and the First Amendment.

Faculty Council should vote for proposal commissioning examination

The examination would review MU’s relationship with the system and the possible consolidation of the chancellor and system president roles.

Faculty Council eyes proposal to examine UM System relationship with MU

Professor Art Jago: “If ever there’s a time to examine the system and the relationship to the campus, it’s now.”

Faculty Council proposes examining MU and UM System’s relationship

“They’re supposed to be a support function, but somehow they are dictating academics … so what value is (the) system supposed to play?” council member Jung Ha-Brookshire asked.

Diversity course requirement changed with student course load in mind

The changes made in the proposal would allow students to select from pre-existing courses at MU that have been approved to educate on the subject of diversity.

Faculty Council race relations committee releases statement, calls for engagement and discussion

The committee will continue to work with MU administration to improve race relations.

Faculty Council releases statement of concern regarding university leadership

“This unresolved situation erodes our ability to perform faculty duties of teaching, research and outreach,” the statement read.

MU Administrators haven’t reviewed graduate satisfaction data in 12 years

“Personally, I’m sorry for what happened, I really am,” Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin said.

Race relations committee preps for fall semester

The committee was conceived in January in response to student leaders’ Call for Action regarding campus climate and race relations.

Administration to present Call to Action progress update

Some of students’ request in the Call for Action include the creation of an intergroup dialogue course and evaluating how MU recruits minority students and faculty.

Faculty Council vet race relations committee members, approve student leaders’ modifications to religious observance policy

Administration will give update on response to Call to Action during public race relations meeting April 29.