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Faculty concerned about lack of urgency to fill open positions

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. 

Administrators reverse January interterm move to May

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.

Provost, president cancel three-day mandate

As part of their effort to show support for faculty governance, the president and the provost rescinded the controversial mandate – which had been written into 2023-2024 faculty contracts – requiring that full time faculty be on campus at least three days a week.

University’s 19th president sees education as vital to democracy

In a momentous event filled with hope and anticipation, the University of La Verne inaugurated its 19th President Pardis Mahdavi on Oct. 13. 

Plan to switch January Interterm to May raises concerns, confusion

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. 

Provost’s office suspends annual faculty contracts

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.

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