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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”

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At senate meeting: Old titles new again; $1.5 mil to reward senior faculty work

January 23, 2011 at 7:29 pm


The first academic senate meeting of the spring proved to be a substantial one as, among other things, President Bierman updated the faculty on recent title changes in both deans’ offices, and Dean of the College Ann Davies outlined her plans for strategically addressing historic shortfalls in faculty pay rates. 

Following several committee reports, Bierman took the floor in Richardson on Wednesday, Jan. 19, to directly address two recent title changes at the dean level. The title changes, he explained, came about during discussions leading up to the search for the college’s next Dean of Students. As he explained at senate, with the blessing of several faculty committees, he and the search committee decided to drop the “vice president” title from the Dean of Students position. The move, Bierman said, is intended to remove a corporate-sounding title that runs counter to the way Dean Flanagan, and surely his chosen successor, interfaces with students. In the same way, it was announced that the title of Vice President for Academic Affairs is being dropped in favor of Provost and Dean of the College. Both changes, as professors Jerry Gustafson and Ken Yasukawa pointed out via e-mail, are a return to past practices at Beloit. 

Dean Davies closed out the meeting with more news. In addition to senior staff’s work to increase staff and faculty pay across the board in the next fiscal year, she is planning to systematically address lower-than-average pay rates for Beloit faculty. Although the plan is still tentative (and still under discussion in senior staff), Davies has outlined a strategy for raising entering pay for tenure-track faculty while also quickly addressing shortages at the associate professor level and among senior faculty.

As a part of that plan, Davies, in consultation with President Bierman, has decided to repurpose dollars formerly used to meet matching requirements for important grants, and direct them toward a higher priority. The funds, which generous and longtime donor Bill Keefer bequeathed to the college, will now go toward development for senior faculty members, who make up more than 40 percent of the Beloit faculty. Over the next 10 years, the Dean's Office will have access to that $1.5 million fund, which it will direct, Davies said, “toward senior faculty’s renewal and extension of their scholarship, with emphasis placed on faculty members recently promoted to full professor, senior faculty members with upcoming sabbaticals, and those faculty who are returning to a fuller scholarly agenda after a period of significant college service, such as multiple terms on a major committee or the chairmanship of such a committee.”