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INSIDE VOLUME 42, NUMBER 5 (May, 2012)
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A Year's End Miscellany

By David Waldstreicher, Editor


"It isn’t a time for grand declarations. I for one have grading to do, dissertators to meet with…. But I couldn’t let the opportunity pass without a few brief comments, kudos, and promissory notes:"

 

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GenEd Responds to Restructuring: An Open Letter

By The General Education Committee

"We simply ask that decisions regarding faculty governance and devolution of authority in matters affecting the General Education program be delayed until we have filled vacancies and interim officers with long-term successors."

 

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From Intellectual Heritage to Mosaic: A Retrospective

By Kime Lawson

“Mosaic offers an opportunity for all Temple instructors to participate in and augment a shared learning experience with Temple undergraduates.”

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Open Letter to Governor Tom Corbett from the Faculty Senate
Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color

By FSCSFC

You can either invest in education, or continue to see a drain on our economy and our human resources."

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Brief Reports of Faculty Senate Committees for 2011-2012

 

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Also inside vol. 42, no. 5

Honoring Our Retirees

• Faculty Herald Readership Almost Doubled

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INSIDE VOLUME 42, NUMBER 4 (Apr., 2012)
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Restructuring and "One Related Matter": The Common Theme

By David Waldstreicher, Editor


"Faculties no longer produce deans for domestic use from among their best and brightest and/or administratively ambitious ranks; they export them... This very situation is an obstacle to faculty governance."

 

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Pudd’nhead Wilson: a Botched Opportunity to Engage Our Community in a Meaningful Race Dialogue

By Karen M. Turner

Throughout, I was waiting for some character – someone - to offer an explanation – put my discomfort in context."

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Workload in a Time of Scarcity: The Micro and the Macro Picture

By Joseph Schwartz

"...if tenure-track faculty opt out of being concerned with undergrad teaching and with service, those departments will suffer, as will our students.

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Statement of Guiding Principles for Collegial Assembly Bylaws

"...the faculty of each college or school must develop Collegial Assembly Bylaws tailored to meet its unique characteristics."

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First Town Hall on Temple's New Hybrid Supercomputer

By Kime Lawson

“Having a state-of-the-art hybrid supercomputer has already begun opening opportunities across disciplines at Temple and promises further collaboration for Temple both locally and nationally.”

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Also inside vol. 42, no. 4

My Response to the Provost’s Proposal to Create a School of Education

By Steven Jay Gross

A Response to Provost Englert’s “White Paper"

By Joan Shapiro

Letters to the Editor, 04/09/2012

Letter to the Editor, 04/11/2012
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INSIDE VOLUME 42, NUMBER 3 (Feb., 2012)
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On Spin and the Rearrangement of the Deck Chairs

By David Waldstreicher, Editor


"The faculty has spoken pretty clearly, though the Senate, of its desire to slow down the apparent speed-up of restructuring."

 

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Understanding Temple Finances as We Wait for the Other Shoe to Drop

By Phil Yannella

"Guidelines for understanding how bond ratings can be upgraded or downgraded are useful. But they are not as important... as the actual ratings reports that the agencies produce."

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On Dick Englert's White Paper

By Marina Angel

“The "White Paper" seems to envision a Temple University mainly populated by high-income-paying undergraduate students taking dumbed-down courses in luxurious surroundings."

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On the Necessity of Taxpayer Oversight of Temple University:
Questions of Age Discrimination

By Michael Sirover

"Here at Temple University, instead of the youngest among us being sacrificed for the greater good of the institution, the charitable works of the older among us are being sacrificed on the altar of corporate profits."

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What Kind of President is Likely to be Chosen by Temple’s Trustees?

By Kime Lawson

 

“... will the candidate possess the other, specifically academic and collegial, tools necessary to making a university presidency work?”

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Also inside vol. 42, no. 3

Open Letter to the Presidential Search Committee

By Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Faculty of Color

University Faculty Senate Resolution on the “White Paper”

The Next Herald Editor -- You?

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INSIDE VOLUME 42, NUMBER 2   (Dec., 2011)
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Rivers of Money in a Drying Land

By Philip Yannella

“A finance officer spoke of what might be called Temple ‘exceptionalism,’ its freedom from the forces that are currently shaping other institutions…”

 

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What Would You Do if You Were Peter? The Bible, Penn State and Temple

By Michael Sirover

"In the face of great risk or blow-back, would those of us in the Temple community fare any better?"

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Coach to Class of 2015: Skip Class?!

By Scott Gratson

“Temple’s mission is to advance learning. By promoting athletics over academics, by not forwarding the same message of balance that was substantiated in the remainder of the University’s Welcoming Convocation, that mission is betrayed.”

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Gen Ed at Four Years

An Interview with Istvan Varkonyi

“I see as the biggest success our ability to reinvigoratefaculty discussion around issues concerning teaching and undergraduate education. By embracing clear and attainable learning objectives as a guiding principle in the Gen Ed Program, we have put into place a strong foundation for the undergraduate student to attain abilities necessary for future success."

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Systematically Leveraging Relationships to Facilitate Temple University Internationalization

By Guntram Werther

"....does not require squeezing scarce funds out of granting agencies. Or governments."

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Also inside vol. 42, no. 2

A Status Update of Five Months of Effort, and a Concept Expansion Commentary

By Guntram Werther

Provost White Paper Announcement to Come

Carrying On the Tradition: The Faculty Herald Seeks its Next Editor

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TUFH Staff

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                            

 
INSIDE VOLUME 42, NUMBER 1   (Oct., 2011)
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Did You Know?

By David Waldstreicher

"Let’s hope – no, let’s push – for a more extended deliberative process about the changes afoot in 2011-12."

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Why Didn't This Happen at Temple University? Economic Implications for the Here, the Now and the Future

By Michael Sirover

"Temple used to be Philadelphia’s University.  For better or worse,  it’s become  now a multinational corporation whose headquarters happens to be located in North Philly."

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Going the Distance

By Kime Lawson

“Distance learning can make a difference for many students and teachers at Temple. Students with disabilities or professional scheduling  conflicts that impede  them  from  a   brick-and-mortar classroom experience can overcome these difficulties through distance learning. Temple teachers have also earned national merits for innovative distance approaches."

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Update on Construction Costs

By Philip Yannella

"Temple administrators have obviously concluded that tuition can be raised every year, with little protest from students and virtually none from faculty, and the extra income used not to enhance our underfunded educational programs but to pay for construction..”

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Also inside vol. 42, no. 1

Introducing Your New Ride - Zimride

   By Kathleen Grady

A Message from Paul Lafollette

 

Past Present and Future of RPPC: An Update and Report

   By Marina Angel

Faculty Needed for Presidential Search Committee

Hyphen Needs Your Help

   By Mark Inchoco

Letters to the Editor

Minutes
TUFH Staff