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.