Faculty in programs across the University have raised concerns about the dramatic loss of full-time faculty, the University’s failure to retain many of its full-time faculty, and the slow pace and procedure for replacing faculty who have left.
University of La Verne administrators have reevaluated their plan to move January interterm to May, and will no longer be moving forward with the change that had been set for the 2025-26 academic year.
As part of their effort to show support for faculty governance, the president and the provost rescinded the controversial mandate – which had been written into 2023-2024 faculty contracts – requiring that full time faculty be on campus at least three days a week.
Starting in the 2025-26 school year, the University’s January Term will move to the new May Term. This change – approved by the Board of Trustees in May – which students and faculty members have protested in the past, has not been formally announced to students and faculty.
The signing of annual faculty contracts is on hold at the University until further study, according to an email this month from acting Provost Roy Kwon and Human Resources Executive Director Carletta Loflin.
As she finished her workout with squats, pull, clean and jerk, and snatch, Hailey McCann sat on the floor, deciding if she wanted to go to In-N-Out for a burger with animal fries or to Little Caeser’s for a deep dish pizza.
University President Devorah Lieberman and Provost Jonathan Reed presented a draft of a resolution on Oct. 26 to students and faculty listing the actions they plan to take in the coming weeks and months to improve the treatment of minority groups on campus.
The Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre could be showing some of its final films this year. Although nothing has been approved yet, the city of Montclair has been dealing with a proposal to tear the theater down to make space for several warehouses.