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Fewer visiting, more full-time faculty

In 2011, the total number of faculty at UA was 2,001. Each year since, that number has declined to its 2015 total of 1,680. This trend, broken up into the four types of faculty at UA, is illustrated above. There is no projected figure for part-time faculty in 2016 because that statistic is dependent on enrollment, which is not yet known.
Temporary lecturers' contracts not to be renewed next fall
April 27, 2016

For next fall, The University of Akron administration is trying to cut back the number of visiting lecturers to make room for more full-time, bargaining-unit (union) faculty. There are about 100 temporary...

Q&A with Board Chair Jonathan Pavloff: rebranding, President Scarborough, faculty, more

Board of Trustees Chairman Jonathan Pavloff.
February 17, 2016

In an interview with The Buchtelite last Monday, Feb. 15, UA Board of Trustees Chair Jonathan Pavloff gave responses neither supporting nor criticizing President Scott Scarborough.   Asked if the board...

Key issues on the table

Board of Trustees meeting on Oct. 14, 2015.
Trustees to consider no-confidence resolution, 'proposed course fees,' and more
February 8, 2016

According to University spokesman Wayne Hill, the "proposed course fees" mentioned in this article are for law students in the UA School of Law's international program in Asia, and for Fire and Hazardous...

Chick-fil-A, Panda Express now serving

Mr. Cow celebrates the opening of Chick-fil-A in the Student Union on Tuesday.
‘Grand opening’ on first day of spring classes, more venues later in semester
January 25, 2016

Last week on the first day of spring classes, Jan. 19, a few new and what are likely to be popular dining venues opened on campus. What was Ohio Burger in the Student Union is now a Chick-fil-A and...

ASLA brings more than signs to silent weekend

Students as they compete in the pie eating contest at silent weekend.
March 9, 2015

  Freddy’s Silent Weekend attracted more than just The American Sign Language Association from UA, but professors and other schools as well.   Every semester Fred Palchick hosts a weekend...

More support from Knight Foundation

February 18, 2015

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is supporting The University of Akron with its newest $20,000 grant for service-learning projects and other initiatives in the Akron area. One of the goals...

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