James C. Bean, who joined Northeastern this summer as the new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, presided over his first Faculty Senate meeting on Wednesday and touted the university’s leadership in higher education.
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.
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.
Northeastern University Athletic Director Peter Roby applauded student-athletes’ academic and athletic accomplishments during the 2012–13 school year at his annual update to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday.
At the annual State of the University event on Tuesday, President Joseph E. Aoun challenged students, faculty, and staff to help shape Northeastern’s bright future by capitalizing on its momentum.
In his annual address to the Faculty Senate, President Joseph E. Aoun said American higher education is facing changing student demographics, a shift toward a learner-centered approach, and increasing calls to measure outcomes.
At the Faulty Senate’s first meeting of the academic year, Provost Stephen W. Director presented Northeastern’s accomplishments and growth on many fronts, including academic resources, financial aid, and student life enhancements.
In a presentation to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday, Northeastern CFO Thomas Nedell said the university is “operating from a position of strength” with next year’s budget.
Senate members on Wednesday engaged in a lively discussion, the latest in a university-wide effort to gather feedback about a potential smoke-free policy.
The Faculty Senate on Wednesday voted to create posts for high-ranking professors joining the faculty from industry, plus advanced ranks for non-tenure-track lecturers.
In a discussion with the Faculty Senate, Vice Provost Stephen Zoloth explained the role online education and satellite campuses play in higher education.
In his annual briefing to members of the Faculty Senate, Athletic Director Peter Roby explained that student-athletes continue to succeed in their academic and athletic endeavors.
In his annual address to the Faculty Senate, the president lauded Northeastern’s momentum, urged faculty to reach for new heights in teaching and research.
At its first meeting of the year, the Senate heard presentations on plans that could add up to 3 million square feet of space to campus and improvements in areas such as student admissions, faculty hiring and resources to enhance research opportunities.
On Wednesday, University Distinguished Professor Richard Daynard was elected the new chair of the Senate Agenda Committee at the senate’s final meeting of the academic year.
Members of Northeastern’s senior leadership team gave a series of presentations yesterday outlining the university’s fiscal year 2012 budget, which takes effect on July 1.