Tuesday, August 23, 2016

17 new faculty members greet UIS students on first day of classes

Classes started Monday for University of Illinois Springfield students, who found 17 new faculty members and a rapidly progressing Student Union Building when they arrived on campus.

UIS Chancellor Susan Koch was on the quad Monday morning, shaking hands with students and welcoming them to the university.

Of the 17 new full-time faculty members, six will teach in programs within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, four in the College of Business and Management, one in the College of Education and Human Services, four in the College of Public Affairs and Administration and two in Library Instructional Services.

UIS has about 220 full-time faculty members, approximately the same number as last year.

Student enrollment figures won’t be available until after the 10th day of classes on Sept. 6, Schnapp said. Some state universities, such as Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Eastern Illinois University and Chicago State University, are expecting sharp declines in enrollment when figures are announced.

This article appeared in The State Journal-Register on August 22, 2016.

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