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.
In its final meeting of the academic year, the senate re-elected University Distinguished Professor Richard Daynard as chairman of the Senate Agenda Committee and passed several resolutions.
The Senate on Wednesday passed a resolution in favor of establishing a new Master of Science in Innovation degree in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
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.
On Wednesday, the Faculty Senate discussed eventually altering Northeastern University’s core curriculum to better describe the liberal education undergraduate students receive.
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.
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.
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 University Athletic Director Peter Roby applauded student-athletes’ academic and athletic accomplishments during the 2012–13 school year at his annual update to the Faculty Senate on Wednesday.
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.
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.