At two academic plan town hall meetings on Monday, members of the Northeastern community examined strategic themes—doctoral education, and research and scholarship—of the academic plan, which will guide the university’s course over the next 10 years.
On Tuesday, Northeastern students, faculty, and staff at the latest academic plan town hall meeting examined and shared ideas around diversity and inclusion, one of the core themes being discussed as part of the planning process.
Students, faculty, and staff discussed a range of topics—including diversity, interdisciplinarity, and faculty recruitment and development—that relate to the roles and needs of faculty over the next 10 years.
Provost James C. Bean on Tuesday led a discussion with faculty and staff that focused on a first draft of a new Northeastern essence statement, which is meant to encompass a collectively defined set of university beliefs and values.
A range of academic programs and units are integrated to enhance student outcomes and strengthen research.