Meeting update

First another thanks to all the, faculty, students, and staff who attended our meeting on Monday. I’ve received positive reviews from people with rather different takes on the issues discussed, which I (Dave Johnson) take as a good sign.

The most pressing thing right now is what to do if you are among the people who believe that the restructuring process is off course, and is doing SIUC more harm than good. After the break, arguments worth making, goals worth pursuing, and means to achieve those goals.  Read more of this post

Info on the schools under review (4/9/2019)

We post here some documents about the three proposed schools currently (as of 4/9/2019, to the best of our knowledge) under review by Interim President Dorsey.

I. Original schools opposed by faculty 

The three schools below have been rejected by faculty in their units, the Faculty Senate, and the Graduate Council, but have nonetheless been approved by Interim Chancellor Dunn and forwarded to Interim President Dorsey for his review.

There are two sorts of documents linked below. The first are the Program Change Plans. These provide the administration’s formal proposals and paperwork, but also, vitally, any dissenting opinions submitted by faculty.

The second type of document are the FA Reports on these proposals. These reviews were written for the Faculty Senate and Graduate Council, and represent the FA’s best effort to highlight issues we thought those bodies should consider as they voted on the relevant plans.

A page giving faculty votes by department for each school can be found here.

Agricultural Sciences

Program change plan

FA report

Analytics, Finance, and Economics

Program change plan

FA report

Education

Program change plan

FA report

II. Revised schools with faculty support

Two other schools are also under review at the system level. These were resubmitted for faculty votes following some changes made as the result of settlement negotiations between the FA and the administration. Faculty voted in favor overall, but there are some no votes and dissenting views.

Here’s the backstory. The settlement between the FA and administration resulted in the Sports Administration faculty (and their program) being allowed to remain with their colleagues in Kinesiology in the proposed School of Human Sciences rather than being forced to move to Management and Marketing. This change allowed the FA to drop the relevant grievance, as it met the major concerns of our grievants. These schools were then subject to votes in the relevant units, but have not been reviewed again by the FS or GC (as part of the FA settlement, we agreed not to require this review, though neither does the settlement prevent such review). Nor has the FA done a new set of reports. 

Materials posted here include the original plans and FA reports. These contain much that remains relevant but have in some respects been superseded by subsequent events; subsequent events are reflected in the “new materials” the FA was provided as part of the new round of faculty votes this spring. These are supplied here in the rather undisgested form in which they were provided to us. 

Human Sciences

Original program change plan

Original FA report

New materials

School of Social Work Faculty Vote on Program Change Plan 2019

Faculty Meeting Minutes Special Reorg

School of Social Work Director Letter 2018 Reorganization

PVC-Approval Form-School of Human Sciences-Modified – KIN Vote

PVC-Approval Form-School of Human Sciences-Modified ASFN

PVC-Approval Form-School of Human Sciences-Modified

Copy of PHRP 3.25.19 Minutes

PVC-Approval Form-School of Human Sciences-Modified_1

Management and Marketing

Original program change plan

Original FA report

New materials

PVC-Approval Form-School of Management and Marketing-Modified

PVC-Approval Form-School of Management and Marketing-Modified – Marketing

Email from Management

 

 

 

 

 

Slides from Open Meeting (4/8/2019)

Here are the slide from the meeting on 4/8/2019.

We’ll be in touch with those who signed up about next steps. Anyone who would like to be added to the email list generated by the meeting can send Dave J an email at dmj2@me.com.

Newsletters (February 2019)

Here are the two latest newsletters:

FA News (Feb 11 2019)

FA News (Feb 26 2019)

FA News: Feb 11, 2019

The latest newsletter, the first such missive of this calendar year, can be found here:

FA News (Feb 11 2019)

Topics include various announcements about FA events, calls for FA volunteers (an evergreen topic), our take on the textbook deadline business, and an update on restructuring.

 

Reorganization update

Attached you’ll find an update on the campus reorganization, current as of the Faculty Senate meeting on July 10, 2018.

Reorganization update 21 July 2018

Faculty alternatives

Here’s a post where I will try to link to current drafts of faculty-generated alternatives to the chancellor’s reorganizational scheme. Don’t hesitate to let me know if I’ve missed your plan, or posted an out of date alternative plan.

As I write this (4/30), I am aware of other efforts in Media, Arts and Design (a college level proposal), transportation, and engineering, but do not have documents to post.

School of Mathematics and Statistical Sciences

Proposal for School Math Stat Sciences

RME Math Stat School

Math Votes-Math and Stat School

Chair Support letter

RME approval vote school math & stat

Dissent

College of Social Sciences and Humanities

CoSSH RME (with votes)

 

FA Reviews of A9 proposals

Cf. the posts on revised A9 plans, and faculty votes on A9 plans.

We’ll post the official FA Reviews of Program changes plans here as they are ready.  While each plan is specific to the department(s) involved, each also contains a good deal of information that may be of use to faculty as they consider the plan in their own area.

FA on Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (faculty proposal)

FA review of plan for School of Earth Sciences and Sustainability

FA review of plan for School of Computing

FA on School of Biological Sciences

FA on School of Human Sciences

FA on Health Sciences

FA on School of Agricultural Sciences

FA on Analytics, Finance, & Economics

FA on Justice and Public Safety

FA on Management and Marketing

FA on Applied Engineering and Technology

FA on School of Education

FA on School of Psychological and Behavioral Sciences

Faculty RME votes

This post should now be complete for the time being, as we anticipate that the administration will share no further school plans over the summer.

Some corrections made on 5/22 to the Marketing and Management school materials (and vote tally).

For Program Change Plans (the documents being voted on), see this post.

For FA reviews of plans, see this post

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Updated A9 Plans

Attached are all the updated A9 plans. I list them here with the voting deadlines for departmental faculty. Note the related post on faculty votes. and the post with FA reviews of plans.

Updated 4/22 with Analytics, Finance and Economics. 

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