Faculty Senate elects new leaders, committee members

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.

Northeastern’s commitment to academic priorities, student life highlight Faculty Senate meeting

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.

Faculty Senate supports new titles for some faculty

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.”

Minority recruitment goals presented to Faculty Senate

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.

Employee benefits changes the focus at Faculty Senate

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.

President Aoun forecasts a range shifts in higher education landscape

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.

Northeastern ‘Global Network’ to help support, scale educational programs

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.

Athletic director talks college sports at Northeastern, nationwide

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.

Faculty Senate focuses on new ‘Latin’ honors requirements

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.

Faculty Senate talks changes to core curriculum

On Wednesday, the Fac­ulty Senate dis­cussed even­tu­ally altering North­eastern University’s core cur­riculum to better describe the lib­eral edu­ca­tion under­grad­uate stu­dents receive.

Faculty Senate discusses co-​​op prep course, faculty salaries

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.

Faculty Senate discusses accessibility of four-​​year degree option

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.

Top students continue to choose Northeastern

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’s future starts now

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.

Northeastern well-​​positioned to meet higher ed challenges, Aoun says

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.

University’s momentum in focus at Faculty Senate meeting

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.

Faculty Senate briefed on Master Plan, institutional progress

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.