Eye On Boise

THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011, 12:21 P.M.

State Board endorses faculty shake-up at ISU

Here's a news item from the Associated Press:  BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Faculty governance at Idaho State University is in for a shake-up under a plan endorsed by the state Board of Education. The board voted Thursday to allow the university to move forward with the election of new faculty leaders within the next two weeks. That follows the board's decision in February to dissolve Idaho State University's previous Faculty Senate, which been at loggerheads with school President Arthur Vailas and voted "no confidence" in him. Vailas faced mounting criticism and pressure from faculty to step down, but board members threw their support behind the embattled school president at the Pocatello-based campus. With the board's approval, the university is now expected to elect a temporary Faculty Senate to adopt a new constitution and bylaws within one year.

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