Archive for Institutional

Faculty evaluation time approaching

April 9, 2008 Comments

Ellis Cross

The day is about to come when a different professor shows up at the front of the class to officiate over the instructor’s evaluation. “Students don’t take faculty evaluations seriously,”Western junior Stephanie Willett said. “Either they are mad at an instructor and wish to take out their frustrations in the evaluation or they are happy […]

Western recieves less than average per student

April 9, 2008 Comments

Gerri Tracy

The state gives Missouri Western $641 per student less than the state average, costing the university over $2 million a year. The proposed 5.2 percent budget increase for Western’s next fiscal year will only slightly offset the equity deficiency. The offset, however small, is because Western’s increase is higher than the average state increase of […]

Faculty evaluations to become public

April 2, 2008 Comments

Ellis Cross

Students will soon be able to view faculty evaluations of any Missouri college or university on each campus’ Web site. The Missouri General Assembly passed Senate Bill 389 with an effective date of August ‘07, which requires all institutions of higher education to include faculty names, credentials and student ratings on their Web sites. Missouri […]

Potter Hall awaits much needed improvements

April 2, 2008 Comments

Gerri Tracy

Walking through Potter Hall has become a dangerous sport. There are lockers as obstacles and practicing musicians as hurdles in the stairwells. While construction of the new incubator is underway and a spring groundbreaking is scheduled for the math and science building, fine arts students and faculty want some upgrades, too. Potter is on the […]

Board discusses alcohol issues, incubator corp.

April 2, 2008 Comments

Heather Fields

As construction continues on the science and technology incubator, Western approved plans to develop a separate, non-for-profit entity entitled the Missouri Western State University Research Park Corporation. The Research Park will lease the incubator from Western and manage it on behalf of the university by subleasing it to entrepreneurial tenants. A master lease will outline […]