Tag: faculty

Opinion

An open letter to the Macalester administration

Editor’s note: This is a reprint of a letter distributed on Macalester’s campus earlier this week. Other students have contributed, but do not feel comfortable being acknowledged as co-writers. We, as members of the Macalester student body, are writing with concern for our safety and wellbeing on this campus. There have been nine incidents of…

News

Faculty to focus on advising

The 2016-17 academic year is an unusual time in the Provost Office. For the first time in recent years, faculty development and review will be shaped by a theme—this year will be the Year of Advising. The Provost Office will focus on ensuring that faculty are equipped with the know-how and tools to provide quality…

New administrators settle in roles and focus on personal goals
News

New administrators settle in roles and focus on personal goals

For several administrative positions on campus, last year was a year of transition. Two of those positions were the provost and vice president of student affairs. This year Karine Moe and Donna Lee took on the respective positions. The Mac Weekly checked in with them to see how they’re adjusting to the positions after a…

Features

Pass/Fail: Mac students handpick prospective professors in hiring process

Student involvement has always played a central role within the Macalester community. This has recently been on display during the turnaround of professors in various departments, such as English, History and Economics. Daylanne English, Chair of the English Department, explains the process as “always centrally involving students.” In short, search committees are found in every…

Opinion

A letter regarding the importance of faculty surveys

Dear Macalester Students, Do you want to participate in the decision to re-appoint, tenure or promote faculty at Macalester? If so, please fill out the surveys that you will receive this summer. The decision to re-appoint and/or grant tenure to a faculty member is one of the most important decisions made by the College. This…

Opinion

Support the contingent faculty that help make Macalester great

One of the best parts about being a Macalester student is choosing from the breadth of interesting courses that are offered each semester. Balancing creative desires, career aspirations and graduation requirements in only four classes often seems like an impossible task. Macalester’s ability to attract incredible and passionate faculty only further complicates the decision. There…

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