Apr 29, 2017
Seventeen EIU faculty members have been awarded tenure, effective with the 2017-18 academic year.
Tenure, awarded in an academic department, connotes a relationship of continuing commitment between the university and a faculty member. Generally, in order to qualify for tenure consideration, a faculty member must complete a probationary period and demonstrate progressive achievement and effectiveness in three areas of evaluation: teaching/performance of primary duties, research/creative activities, and service. Among these three areas, teaching/performance of primary duties is given the most consideration.
This year's recipients of tenure are Alejandra Alvarado, mathematics and computer science; John Stephen Brantley, library services; Janice Derr, library services; Kirstin I. Duffin, library services; C. Suzanne Gosse, nursing; Hongshan He, chemistry;
Robert Lee Sanchez Martinez II, English; Dawn Paulson, early childhood, elementary and middle level education; Bogdan Petrenko, mathematics and computer science; Menghistu (Stu) Sallehu, School of Business; Isaac Slaven, technology; Mary Margaret Smith, music;
Dianne M. Timm, counseling and student development; Jason Waller, philosophy; Scott M. Walus, communication studies; Vernon Anthony Woodley, sociology/anthropology; and Angela M. Yoder, counseling and student development.
Additionally, one incoming administrative employee was granted tenure. BOT regulations indicate that at the time of initial employment, tenure may be granted by the board upon recommendation of the president in consideration of recommendations by the appropriate department. Jay Gatrell, who has been hired as the new provost/vice president for academic affairs, is scheduled to begin his employment at the university on July 1.
VICKI SHAW WOODARD, Media Relations
Posted: Apr 29, 2017
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