Tag: MU Faculty Council

New UM System president outlines plans for university amid state budget cuts

President Choi: “We have to demonstrate that we can control our own destiny to some degree. We need to make a compelling case about why we’re a worthy investment to the state.”

Race Relations Committee presents report outlining creation of new committees across UM system

Committee Chairman Berkley Hudson: “When you start to pay attention to our humanity and our community, all boats start to rise.”

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.

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 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.

Middleton, Foley speak to Faculty Council about campus climate

“I think what we’re trying to show here is that through communication, compassion and consilience, we can really build a much better community,” interim Chancellor Hank Foley said.

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.

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.

MU Libraries gives update on moldy books to Faculty Council

The Feb. 27 meeting had a presentation from Director of Libraries Jim Cogswell.

Faculty Council debates non-tenure track faculty designation

The proposal involved the definition of faculty and the voting rights of non-tenure track staff.

Burden of proof leads to rehearing of Engel case

Gray area in faculty bylaws led to an undefined burden of proof.

Plans develop for new veterans memorial

The proposed memorial would contain a kiosk and an engraved wall.