PEBP/Faculty Issues

Faculty Spotlight: Computer Science professor wins prestigious award in Washington, D.C.

  By Joahna Claire   After years of co-inventing and developing a computer programming language for disabled individuals, computer science Professor Andreas Stefik flew to Washington, D.C. in January to  accept his accolade at the White House Champions of Change.   A snowstorm, a canceled flight and closed train tracks couldn’t stop Stefik from accepting his accolade.   Getting ...Full Article

Dr. Barbara Atkinson named dean of medical school

Former University of Kansas Professor of Medicine Dr. Barbara Atkinson was named founding dean of the UNLV School of Medicine on Tuesday. Previously named the planning dean of the ...Full Article

Embezzling UNLV employees plead guilty

Two former UNLV employees have pleaded guilty to charges of stealing almost $300,000 dollars from the university during their employment. During their tenure at UNLV’s Office of Information Technology, ...Full Article

Snyder appointed acting UNLV president

  Former hotel dean beat out White, Harter for top spot In a move contrary to faculty’s wishes, higher education officials appointed former dean of the hotel college and ...Full Article

Tuition meeting draws small crowd, big debate

Klaich, Vice Provost field student concerns on fee hikes For freshman resident assistant Elsha Harris-Yolanda, the issue of raising tuition is a problem with a human face. She sees ...Full Article

Faculty miffed about merit pay

  System staff say restoration of salaries more important The Nevada Legislature thought giving $7 million to higher education for pay increases would make faculty happy. They were wrong. ...Full Article

State workers await health cost relief as oversight board drags heels

  Private sector process prolonged by officials Faculty and staff may be forced to wait until 2015 for relief from high health costs after state officials decided to prolong ...Full Article

Key deadline pushed in state healthcare battle

Officials debate merits of private sector plans After two years of faculty and staff shouldering high health care costs, the deadline to seek a quote from private insurance health ...Full Article

Outcome of faculty insurance battle hinges on coming vote

Turning to the private sector may solve state’s woes In less than two weeks, a decision will be made that could lead to faculty and staff staying at their ...Full Article

High cost of faculty health care heads toward resolution

Board to vote on privatizing medical plansFull Article
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