Carmen Sceppa was re-elected chair of the Senate Agenda Committee on Wednesday at the first official meeting of the 2016–17 Faculty Senate.
The Faculty Senate on Wednesday accepted a report on the results of the Higher Education Research Institute survey, which measured Northeastern professors’ views on topics such as research and teaching.
Since the Academic Planning process began in the fall, the university community has identified a number of themes that it feels are integral to the Northeastern of the future. On Wednesday, the Faculty Senate discussed ways to best address those themes.
Northeastern University Chief of Police Michael Davis and Vice President for Student Affairs Madeleine Estabrook explained how their respective teams work to promote and influence safety for the Northeastern community at home and abroad.
Philomena Mantella, senior vice president and CEO of the Northeastern University Global Network, discussed Northeastern’s work to recruit, retain, and engage today’s learners.
Northeastern University athletic director Peter Roby shared the continued successes student-athletes garnered in the classroom and on the competitive stage last year.
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a resolution on the voluntary evaluations, which are designed to provide faculty with real-time feedback while students are still taking their courses.
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.”