volume 40
Temple UniversityFaculty Herald

INSIDE VOLUME 40, NUMBER 5   (May, 2010)
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From Senate President Karen M. Turner

"It’s been my honor to serve as your Faculty Senate President for these last two years.  We’ve certainly had our challenges, but we’ve also experienced significant successes."

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From the Editor

"We have been lucky of late to have a provost and president who seek accessibility and communication. The faculty, though, needs to step up and use its institutions – the Senate and its committees – to shape the university’s response to what may or may not be a new era of austerity."

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Temple as a Global Brand

"The other day in my capstone Marketing Strategy class, I asked my students this question: “What is the first word that comes to your mind when you think of Temple University?”

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New Report System for Merit

"I am writing you to inform you of a TAUP contract requirement that will affect your yearly across the board increases for 2010-2011 and will replace the current University-wide TAUP merit system for this same period."

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Writing Temple: An Interview with James W. Hilty

James Hilty is a Professor of History and the Acting Dean of Ambler College. In this issue of the Faculty Herald the editor speaks with Professor Hilty about his recent book Temple University: 125 Years of Service to Philadelphia, the Nation, and the World (Temple University Press)

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Roberta Sloan Brings Deborah Franklin to Paley Library

"On April 12th a room in Paley Library became Deborah Franklin’s shop on Market Street. Roberta Sloan, chair of the Theatre Department, transformed an afternoon audience of faculty and students into friends of one of Philadelphia’s least understood historical figures."

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On Accepting Temple’s Great Teacher Award

The Herald here reprints Miles Orvell's acceptance speech from the April 22 faculty awards convocation.

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2009-2010 Senate Committee Reports

The Herald would like to thank the Faculty Senate committees and their members for their service over the past year.

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Also inside vol. 40, no. 5
Senators Attend! Next Year: Roll Call
Faculty Herald Seeks Writers
Letters to the Editor
Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

 

 

 

INSIDE VOLUME 40, NUMBER 4   (March, 2010)
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Competing University Models

"We believe that the Senate is (at least potentially) a pivotal institution in the struggle to maintain a balance between business and academic university models in the lean years that probably lie ahead."

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From the Editor

"For more than a year we put questions of governance on hold while we waited for a new contract. Still, why would we want to consider the form and substance of faculty governance at a time of economic crisis?"

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Faculty Governance at Temple...Reality or Myth

"...in my view, real faculty governance means it is the faculty who determine the By-Laws -- as we did during the 1970s."

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Reminiscences and Parting Remarks Some Thoughts on Retirement

"From time to time, I have noticed that a faculty colleague whom I used to see has seemed to disappear, and I have wondered whether he or she has left Temple or has simply ceased to be visibly active."

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Teaching, Scholarship and Service at Temple University

"What is the true value of service as part of our work here at Temple? Does it really matter? Is it a worthwhile contribution?"

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2009/2010 Faculty Retirements

The following faculty members plan to retire during the 2009-2010 academic year. We thank them for their hard work on behalf of their students and  colleagues, and wish them the best!

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Also inside vol. 40, no. 4
The 20/20 Plan: Beyond the Inquirer
Senate Discusses Faculty Governance
Academic Compass Update
Nominations Sought for Director of General Education
Letters to the Editor
Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

 

 

INSIDE VOLUME 40, NUMBER 3   (Feburary, 2010)
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President Hart to Address Senate

"The President and CFO Tony Wagner will appear at the February 16   Representative Senate Meeting to discuss the Temple 2020 Plan."

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From the Editor

"We have an attendance problem. No, I don’t mean the students. I mean the     faculty, and in particular those who have volunteered to serve as members of the Faculty Senate."

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Senate Discusses Quality of Life for Faculty

At its January 26 meeting, the Representative Senate held an open discussion of issues relating to the quality of life of the faculty.

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Reaffirming Our Culture of Service

"... it is worthwhile to draw attention to one topic that frequently appears in faculty-administrator dialogues: the need to do a better job in recognizing and rewarding service contributions made by faculty."

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Amending the Constitution

"In May, 2009, we were suddenly made aware that the quorum requirements specified in the Bylaws of the Faculty Senate were unworkably large."

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Committee on the Status of Women Conference: The Balancing Act

"The Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women was very pleased with the presentations, turnout and impact of our very first conference last semester."

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Also inside vol. 40, no. 3
Report from the TLTR2
Know Someone Who is Retiring?
Dysfunctional Rules Submission
Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

 

INSIDE VOLUME 40, NUMBER 2   (December, 2009)
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Community Learning Network Draws on Temple’s Strengths

"For years, faculty, staff and students at Temple have been developing projects with partner organizations in the North Philadelphia community and elsewhere in the region."

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From the Editor

"University committee work is always a hard sell, even in the best of times. And under a merit pay system that is organized, rightly, by department and college, and which privileges scholarship over service, Senate committee work is not exactly “incentivized” at Temple."

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TLTR2: Teaching, Learning and Technology Roundtable (Re-vitalized)

As a publication of the Faculty Senate, the Faculty Herald strives to showcase and publicize the good work of Senate committees.

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Temple’s Self-Study: Unanswered Questions About Faculty Staffing

"In October of this year, Temple Today reported that a draft of the university's Self-Study, the next phase in Middle States reaccreditation for 2009-10, was ready for review."

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Global Temple 4.0: An Opportunity for Faculty

"Celebration and Inspiration were the themes of the fourth annual Global Temple Conference hosted in the Howard Gittis Student Center on November 17th."

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A Message from David A. Baron, Chair of the Global Temple Conference Planning Committee

"On November 17, 2009 the Fourth Annual Global Temple Conference was held at the Howard Gittis Student Center. "

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Also inside vol. 40, no. 2
CARE: Criss, Assessment, Response and Education
Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

 

INSIDE VOLUME 40, NUMBER 1   (October, 2009)
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From Senate President

Karen M. Turner

"Congratulations to the TAUP, AFSCME, and the Hart administration for reaching collective bargining agreements."

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From the Editor

"'Should universities have presented a firmer counterweight to economic irresponsibility? Have universities become too captive to the immediate and worldly purposes they serve?'"

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Upbeat About Cancer?

"According to Mike Sirover,... the general public is not especially well served if they go into a bookstore like Borders looking for information about his specialty, cancer treatment."

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Looking Back, Looking Forward:

A Forum on the Long Haul of Getting a Contract

In the wake of the agreement between the university and TAUP, the Faculty Herald sent out an open call for reflections on the process of negotiations and the results.

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What do Faculty Really Care About?

"The question was: “What do Faculty really care about?” – A critically important topic for the Herald, and all of us, to consider."

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2008-2009 Committee Reports, We Got a Few More!

The following reports were not published in our last issue. We present them now along with our thanks to the committee members and chairs for their exemplary service.

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Also inside vol. 40, no. 1
Letters to the Editor
Minutes
TUFH Staff