The Faculty Senate on Wednesday elected Carmen Sceppa, a professor in the Department of Health Sciences and director of research in the Human Performance and Exercise Laboratory, to lead the Senate Agenda Committee next academic year.
University leaders on Wednesday presented the Faculty Senate with an overview of the fiscal year 2016 budget, which will advance Northeastern’s commitment to undergraduate and graduate education, faculty hiring, student life, research, and improving its physical and technology resources.
The proposed changes would provide students greater flexibility and empower them to chart a multi-faceted academic path, beginning with the fall 2016 incoming class.
A resolution unanimously passed Wednesday would allow full-time, non-tenure-track faculty members to change the “academic specialist” part of their titles to “teaching professor.”
The Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion on Wednesday presented to the Faculty Senate an overview of the office’s goals to increase the number of underrepresented minorities working and studying on campus.
On Wednesday, university administrators and faculty members discussed the planned changes for employees’ medical plan options and pledged to improve communication in light of concerns that have arisen from the process.
Northeastern is uniquely positioned to be ahead of the curve as higher education shifts to a learning model personalized for each individual student, President Joseph E. Aoun told the Faculty Senate on Wednesday.
At the Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday, university leaders outlined the vision for the Northeastern University Global Network, a platform to strengthen the university’s global leadership in professional experiential graduate education.
The Faculty Senate on Wednesday held its first meeting of the academic year, as Athletic Director Peter Roby delivered his annual address on the state of athletics at Northeastern and touched on the broader national landscape.
In its final meeting of the academic year, the senate re-elected University Distinguished Professor Richard Daynard as chairman of the Senate Agenda Committee and passed several resolutions.
The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution in favor of establishing a new Master of Science in Innovation degree in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
The Faculty Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution on delaying implementing new GPA requirements to graduate with honors by one year, so the class of 2014 will graduate with the same honors requirements defined in their first year.