Marquette Wire

Academic Senate meeting addresses benefit extensions

Dominic Tortorice

February 22, 2011

In its monthly meeting yesterday, the University Academic Senate voted on important motions concerning the extension of benefits to domestic partners of university employees and the inclusion of senate members in meetings held...

Academic Senate gives report on status of LGBT community at MU

Dominic Tortorice

January 25, 2011

Among the slate of topics the University Academic Senate heard during its monthly meeting yesterday was a report on the status of the LGBT community, both students and faculty, at Marquette. Chris Miller, vice president for...

Graduate programs analyzed by Academic Senate

Dominic Tortorice

November 16, 2010

During its monthly meeting held yesterday, the University Academic Senate heard a presentation on graduate education and research at Marquette. The senate also took care of minor house-cleaning items and listened to a report on...

MU not immune to economic struggle

Dominic Tortorice

October 19, 2010

The University Academic Senate heard a presentation by John Lamb, the vice president of the office of finance, regarding Marquette’s financial standing at its monthly meeting yesterday afternoon. Through his presentation,...

Academic Senate passes motion on gender equity

Dominic Tortorice

September 21, 2010

The University Academic Senate passed a motion during its monthly meeting Monday to request a presidential task force be formed to follow up on a previous study on gender equity. The proposed task force would be charged with...

Academic Senate meets for first time in new year

Dominic Tortorice

September 2, 2010

In its first meeting of the new school year Monday night, the University Academic Senate addressed last semester’s turbulent College of Arts & Sciences dean search and how the university can better assess itself moving into...

Academic Senate condemns Arts & Sciences dean decision

Dominic Tortorice

May 10, 2010

The University Academic Senate passed a resolution Monday condemning the process of the failed College of Arts & Sciences dean search, as well as the university's decision to rescind its offer to an open lesbian. The Senate, h...

Academic Senate discusses textbook rental, finances

Dominic Tortorice

March 23, 2010

Monday’s monthly Academic Senate meeting agenda focused on textbook rentals and Marquette’s financial status. Starting in the 2010-’11 academic year, students may have the option of renting textbooks from BookMarq at...

Academic Senate passes new hiring process report

Dominic Tortorice

February 16, 2010

The Academic Senate talked financial aid and clickers at its meeting Monday. Not on the conversation menu was the previously contentious topic of Provost John Pauly's appointment of several high-level administrative positions. A...

Senate stays in-house for new hires

Mark Strotman

January 26, 2010

University officials call on veterans to fill open seats Questions arose at Monday afternoon’s Academic Senate meeting about Provost John Pauly’s decision to fill two upper-level positions without evaluating other candidat...

Academic senate mulls adjuncts’ role

Tori Dykes

November 17, 2009

Admissions up 9 percent from 2008; one new major, two new minors also approved at the meeting Faculty grappled with how to approach the use of adjuncts at Marquette during the Academic Senate meeting Monday afternoon. Ange...

Senate hopes to improve adjunct conditions

Tori Dykes

November 12, 2009

Colleen Willenbring has no health insurance or job security, but she does have a doctorate in English and a full teaching load of three courses at Marquette. Willenbring is an adjunct professor who works part time at Marquette....