All are committed to excellence in teaching and service as well as to producing

All are committed to excellence in teaching and

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All are committed to excellence in teaching and service, as well as to producing high-quality research, publications, and creative art. Faculty share their expertise beyond the expected lectures and laboratory sessions, giving students the opportunity to participate in scholarly research. Student work done in collaboration with distinguished professors and outstanding university researchers is showcased each spring in the Undergraduate Research Symposium. COMMUNITY PROFILE Illinois State is located in the twin-city com- munity of Bloomington-Normal, with a popula- tion of approximately 150,000. Centrally located just 137 miles southwest of Chicago and 164 miles northeast of St. Louis, the community is sit- uated at the crossroads of three major interstates as well as along the Chicago and St. Louis rail- road corridor. One of the fastest growing areas in Illinois, Bloomington-Normal enjoys a strong economy that is built on a blend of insurance, edu- cation, agribusiness, and industry. The community has been rated the second safest college town in Illinois and the ninth safest in the Midwest by the authors of Crime at College: The Student Guide to Personal Safety . The book’s safety profiles were compiled from FBI criminal statistics and represent a national perspective. GOVERNANCE The Academic Senate is the major internal gov- ernance body of the University. The Senate acts in legislative and advisory roles with regard to University policies involving faculty and students, The Campus and the Community
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12 academic programs and planning, and University concerns. Based upon the concept of shared gover- nance, the 62-member Senate’s representatives consist of 31 faculty members, 21 students, one representative from the Civil Service Council and one from the Administrative Professional Council. Additionally, the ex-officio representatives are the President of the University, three Vice Presidents, one Associate Vice President, a representative from the Deans Council, a representative from the Chairs Council, and the Student Trustee. Through the Academic Senate and its external committee system, students, faculty, and administra- tors share in the study and development of policy. Students are encouraged to participate in the Senate- appointed committees and councils such as Academic Planning, Athletic Council, Council for Teacher Education, Honors Council, Council on General Education, Education, Entertainment, Library, Reinstatement, Student Code Enforcement and Review Board (SCERB), and University Curriculum Committee. Students also participate as members of college and departmental councils and serve on search and ad hoc committees. Application forms for committees for faculty are available from the Academic Senate Office, Campus Box 1830, Hovey 408; (309) 438-8735; email address: acsen- [email protected] Applications for students are avail- able at the Student Government Association Office.
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  • Fall '15
  • TrevorBelcher
  • Academia, Academic degree, Bachelor's degree

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