Category: Breaking

Sabbaticals, quality-focused instruction and shared governance in question by some faculty

Faculty members issued an open letter to university administrators expressing concern about quality education and shared governance, for which, the recent shift in the processing of sabbaticals has raised additional concerns. In total, 60 members of the university faculty endorsed the letter that was issued on Feb. 5. The letter began by calling into question administration support for faculty research and sabbaticals and then transitioned to broader concerns about quality instruction and shared governance. According to UVU policy, “[s]abbatical leave is an opportunity offered to qualified faculty to engage in scholarly and creative activities that will enhance their capacity...

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Laura Carlson accepts position as new Title IX coordinator

Laura Carlson has accepted the position as UVU’s new Title IX coordinator and EEO/Affirmative Action director effective Feb. 1. Carlson has received nationally recognized training in Title IX and has extensive experience working within employee relations with Senior Professional in Human Resources recognition, according to an email announcement made by Linda Makin, UVU’s vice president for Planning, Budget & Human Resources. “Laura and her team are committed to ensuring that UVU maintains a respectful and safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors by providing education/training, resolving concerns, and investigating reports of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and sexual misconduct in...

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