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.
On Wednesday, the Faculty Senate discussed eventually altering Northeastern University’s core curriculum to better describe the liberal education undergraduate students receive.
Changes next semester to the co-op prep course and a resolution on faculty raises were among the items discussed Wednesday in the Faculty Senate’s final meeting of 2013 before winter break.
At Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, administrators and faculty members discussed the merits of making the four-year/two co-op model a more accessible option to students as interest increases.
At Wednesday’s Faculty Senate meeting, Philomena Mantella, senior vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Life, said Northeastern’s emphasis on experiential education, global engagement, and flexible programs continues to attract top students from the U.S. and around the world.