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INSIDE VOLUME 41, NUMBER 5   (May, 2011)
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How We Got Here: A Forty-Year Perspective

 

"In a very  short time, faculty work lives have radically changed  and the non-academic  budget has  been put to  many new resource-intensive uses. The autonomy of faculty, their time expenditures and  the support  staff have been reduced.  Diminishing shared governance  has to be understood in  this context.

 

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Online Student Evaluations: Filling in the Blanks

 

"The last option we are likely to hear from the administration or its outside consultants is to cut non-essential administrative positions and stop hiring new administrators. But it is the one that most needs consideration."

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The Flap in CLA: Merging Margins in a Budget Crunch

 

“Dean Soufas stressed that the restructuring of CLA interdisciplinary programs is purely an administrative policy that is not changing or affecting the curriculum of the programs, so the merger should not have any negative academic effects. Despite this, no program directors, department chairs or any other official bodies of faculty were consulted before the mergers were announced, leaving faculty across the University shocked by the decision."

 

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On the Budget: Part II

 

"In my first article, I calculated that in 2009-10 Temple spent about $201 million on instructional salaries and about $89 million on noninstructional salaries in academic areas. I assume that the present noninstructional salary cost is about the same as it was a year ago.  How much of that $89 million is paid to our top administrators?"

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Also inside vol. 41, no. 5

Shared Sacrifice at Temple: Is  it Time to Let Some of the "Deanlets" Go?

   By Michael Sirover

 Academic Policy Changes 

   By Chris Dennis

Brief Reports of Faculty Senate Committees for 2011-2012
Honoring our Retiring Faculty
Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

 

 

                                        

 
INSIDE VOLUME 41, NUMBER 4   (Mar, 2011)
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Civic Realism: Art Meets Ecology

"With regard to his own intellectual evolution, Alan told me that he has long believed that “knowledge of environmental history can put art
and other cultural products of any period or place in a new light.”

 

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From the Editor

"The last option we are likely to hear from the administration or its outside consultants is to cut non-essential administrative positions and stop hiring new administrators. But it is the one that most needs consideration."

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Mining Our Own Acres: the Diamond Peer Teacher Program

"If you teach a class appropriate for the Supplemental Instruction model, I must recommend helping your best students apply for the Diamond Peer Teacher Program."

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Also inside vol. 41, no. 4
A Letter to the Editor by Michael Sirover
Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

 

 

 

INSIDE VOLUME 41, NUMBER 3   (Feb, 2011)
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On the Budget

"Several months ago, doing some research on current American college campus life, I began to look at the operating budgets of a few universities, including Temple’s."

 

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From the Editor

"It seems that the recent profusion of town hall meetings is, intentionally or not, in part an attempt to create a different mode of publicity for the administration – perhaps an end-around the Faculty Senate."

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A Conversation With Pepón Osorio

"Pepón Osorio was awarded a distinguished MacArthur Foundation Fellowship in 1999 for his internationally recognized installation art work bridging the gap between museums and communities."

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Rising Attendance at Faculty Senate

"A year ago (Vol. 40, Number 3), we publicized the not especially impressive attendance rates of senators at Representative Faculty Senate meetings. At the time, we were averaging about 36 senators per
meeting out of about 120."

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Also inside vol. 41, no. 3
TLC Winter Conference
Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSIDE VOLUME 41, NUMBER 2   (Dec, 2010)
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A 20/20 Update from President Hart

"On November 16, before about forty faculty members, President Hart fleshed out the ambitious picture of a new “destination” campus not too far on the horizon."

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From the Editor

"The administration has launched an ambitious pilot program testing online Student Feedback Forms, and recent weeks have seen an outpouring of discussion about the pros and cons (including time set aside for the subject at this Thursday’s University Senate meeting)."

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The CARE Team and the Faculty

"Looking out for student well-being is an important and often difficult undertaking at a university of 37,000 students."

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Achieving Equity

"the second annual conference hosted by the Faculty Senate Committee on the Status of Women, met at the Gittis Student Center to explore the advances and challenges of gendered equity here at Temple and in the academic workplace generally."

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Advancing Research Excellence

"...the Advancing Research Excellence Forum was an intriguing and enlightening event. It addressed itself to a felt shortcoming of the university and took a firm, if small, step toward rectifying it."

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Also inside vol. 41, no. 2
The Faculty Herald Gets a Blog
Upcoming University Senate Meeting, Thursday, Dec. 9
Also Known As: The Baptist Temple Gets a New Name
Minutes
TUFH Staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INSIDE VOLUME 41, NUMBER 1   (Oct, 2010)
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A Message from the Senate President

"The very first section of the Faculty Handbook here at Temple affirms Temple's commitment to academic freedom in the following language."

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From the Editor

"I spent some time this summer perusing some of the many recent books on the so-called crisis in higher education. Amid the jeremiads against the left and the right for despoiling our universities, one book stood out for its fresh thinking."

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The Plan to Privatize Temple

"Tony Wagner…has been chosen as the point person to inform the faculty, including the Faculty Senate Steering Committee, the Representative Senate, and the Collegial Assemblies, of the plan to privatize Temple University.”

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One Person’s View of Life at Temple

"Temple University has undertaken many new initiatives, and has had much recent success in raising funds and strengthening its research profile"

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The Crisis for GLBTQ Students: A Call for Action at Temple

"Recently, well-warranted attention has been placed on situations affecting GLBTQ -- or Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, or Queer -- students."

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Card-Carrying Adjuncts Push Toward Election

"In corridors and offices all over the university, part-time faculty are putting in extra hours laying the groundwork for the next major development in labor relations at Temple."

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Also inside vol. 41, no. 1
Life in the Library Committee
Senate Committee Reports Continue
President and Athletic Director Host Faculty Town Hall Meeting on Athletics

Faculty Senate to Discuss Resolution on Representation_and Admin. Presentations

Letters to the Editor
Minutes
TUFH Staff