Restructuring update

After a bit of a lull, the administration is starting to push forward with restructuring plans. Three “Program Change Plans” reached us last night (3/8). The administration has set an initial deadline of March 30 for departmental votes on these proposals, with April 6 the deadline for the FA to provide its response.

Program Change Plan – School of Earth Systems and Sustainability (packet)

Program Change Plan – School of Biological Sciences (packet)

Program Change Plan- School of Computing (packet)

After the break, an update on who voted for an extension, who to speed up, etc.

In a partial response to an FA information request, the administration gave us their tally of where school proposals stand as of 3/9/3018.

The following schools had voted for an extension from 90 days to 120 days. (This extension will expire on or around March 13, with seven days thereafter for filing “dissenting views” or other documentation.)

  • Agricultural Sciences
  • Earth Systems and Sustainability*
  • Humanities
  • Media, Communications, and Performing Arts
  • Physical Sciences
  • Social Science and Multicultural Studies
  • Transportation

The following is presently in the 90-day discussion window (though I have heard separately that faculty in this school voted to move their proposal forward):

  • Psychological and Behavioral Sciences

The following have voted to exit the discussion period:

  • Computing
  • Earth Systems and Sustainability*
  • Applied Engineering and Technology

The following moved forward after 90 days (i.e., without any binding votes–60% in each affected unit) to speed things up or slow things down.

  • Analytics & Finance
  • Architecture, Art and Design
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Human Sciences
  • Health Services
  • Justice and Public Safety
  • Management and Marketing



* Earth Systems and Sustainability had voted to extend in order to ascertain where Forestry was going to end up. My understanding is that they did so in order to ascertain where Forestry would be placed. After the 90 day period was over, faculty learned that Forestry had secured placement in Agriculture, the remaining faculty, in Geology and Geography, voted to move their proposal forward.



About Dave Johnson
I'm an Associate Professor in Classics and currently (fall 2016) President of the SIUC Faculty Association.

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