Emotions rang high for more than 200 students at the University of La Verne College of Law who gathered Wednesdsay for a town hall meeting with Provost Jonathan Reed, where he announced the Board of Trustees’ unanimous decision to pass a resolution to consider closing the law school.
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Diane Klein, professor of law, gave an impromptu faculty lecture Tuesday in which she detailed the implications of the possible closure of the University of La Verne College of Law and the related faculty governance and tenure issues.
Assembly Bill 1466 was approved by the California legislature and now awaits Gov. Gavin Newsom’s signature. If the governor signs it this month, it would mean a roughly 88% pay raise for adjunct faculty, who are currently woefully under paid here, with private universities across the state.
This week the Faculty Senate voted to support a test-optional admission policy, under which students applying to the University would no longer be required to submit their SAT or ACT scores with their applications.
More than 1,000 accredited colleges and universities as of this fall have a test-optional admissions policy, meaning SATs and ACTs are not required.
Adjunct professors’ salaries at the University of La Verne could increase dramatically – by roughly 88% – if a bill currently making its way through the California legislature becomes law
The University of La Verne welcomed two new board of trustees this summer – John Raffoul, president of the Adventist Health White Memorial, and Martha Daniel, president and CEO of Information and Management Resources Inc.
Scott Winterburn, who has served as Interim Athletic Director for the past two years will be the permanent AD, University officials announced this week.
With the departure of College and Arts and Sciences Dean Lawrence Potter in January, Brian Clocksin, professor of kinesiology who previously served as the associate dean, took the helm as interim dean last month.
University of La Verne Faculty called on one another to take action to address the discrimination minority students endure after hearing a group of more than 20 students share stories of microaggressions they have experienced on campus.