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.