Faculty Senate examines Academic Plan themes

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.

Faculty Senate hears presentation on campus safety, security

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.

Faculty Senate backs measure encouraging earlier feedback from students

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.

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.”