Phyllis Wise, the chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
(Photo courtesy of the University of Illinois)
August 13, 2015

Phyllis Wise Out With No $400K Bonus

University of Illinois officials did not approve a $400,000 bonus for outgoing Chancellor Phyllis Wise Wednesday afternoon. The vote was unanimous to deny the money after Wise resigned abruptly last week

U of I Dean of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Barbara Wilson
(U of I News Bureau)
August 12, 2015

U of I Trustees Reject Wise’s $400K Bonus; Wilson Assigned As Interim Chancellor

The UI Trustees executive committee rejected a $400,000 bonus for outgoing chancellor Phyllis Wise, along with her resignation.  She'll be reassigned as an advisor to President Timothy Killeen, who tapped Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean Barbara Wilson to replace Wise as interim chancellor.

U of I Urbana Chancellor Phyllis Wise at the Ameren Innovation Center Grand Opening at the University of Illinois Research Park on March 30, 2015.
(Wikimedia Commons)
August 10, 2015

UI Trustees Panel To Name Interim Chancellor Wednesday

The U of I Trustees Executive Committee will formally accept Chancellor Phyllis Wise's resignation, and name an interim chancellor to replace her.  The search for a permanent replacement is expected to take six to nine months.

U of I Education Policy Professor and University Senates Conference chair Nick Burbules
(Burbules web page)
August 10, 2015

U of I Prof: “Gray Area” In FOIA’d E-mails

Professor and University Senates Conference Chair Nick Burbules says he backs the state FOIA law, but still questions whether some of the comments in the 1,100 pages of documents needed to be publicly released.

University of Illinois Chancellor Phyllis Wise
L. Brian Stauffer
August 10, 2015

UI Faculty Offer Input Into Wise’s Replacement

The Vice Chair of the Urbana Senate Executive Committee hopes to see a 'seamless' transition as the U of I looks for Chancellor Phyllis Wise's permanent replacement.  The head of the Non-Tenure Faculty Coalition hope for more 'public engagement' with unions.

Federal Freedom of Information Act logo.
August 07, 2015

U of I Omits, Then Includes, Personal Emails To Fulfill FOIA Requests

Emails regarding university business that were sent on private email accounts are finally being released, after they were omitted from FOIA requests regarding controversial issues from the Steven Salaita case to the new medical school at the Urbana campus.

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