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A-Senate to change graduate honors process, grant new science designator

Central Michigan University’s Academic Senate will hear two new proposals for the honors program protocol and requirements to request graduation honors recognition at its meeting Tuesday. The proposals come after months of debates among A-Senators over types of graduation honors […]
Academics / University
Student groups to raise awareness with Recyclemania competition

Student groups to raise awareness with Recyclemania competition

Students from the College of Health Professions and the College of Science and Technology are organizing a presentation to promote water quality and recycling issues. In addition to competing in the 2014 Recyclemania competition, the Health Professions Residential College, Science […]
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Gus Macker class lets students organize national event

Gus Macker class lets students organize national event

Students in RPL 333 have the unique experience of organizing and running this year’s Gus Macker Tournament at Central Michigan University. Held on campus at Finch Fieldhouse, the Mount Pleasant basketball tournament is the only one in the nation organized […]
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Faculty Association announces collective bargaining committee

Central Michigan University’s Faculty Association announced the members of its committee that will represent the union in the upcoming contract negotiations. The seven-member committee represents more than 650 tenure-track faculty members. Committee members come from varying departments and colleges, and a […]
Academics / Budget / University

University vets feedback for new furniture

Academic space and remodeling is looking for student opinion on different desk models which could be implemented in classrooms in the future. Different desk models will be on display in the Student Involvement Center in the Bovee University Center, at […]
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CMU names its next Global Campus VP

Central Michigan University has found its next Global Campus vice president. Peter Ross will switch normal responsibilities and job title from associate vice president of academic programs for Global Campus, a position he has held since 2007, to vice president […]
Academics / Administration / University

Carolyn Dunn named CMU’s next institutional diversity associate VP

Carolyn Dunn has been named associate vice president of institutional diversity for Central Michigan University. Dunn, who holds a position at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as the managing director of the Ethnic Resource Centers and director of the American […]
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CMU social work director announces congressional campaign

CMU social work director announces congressional campaign

Expect a few “Fire Up Chips” chants at election rallies this year. Susan Grettenberger, CMU’s social work program director, announced her bid last month for congresswoman in Michigan’s 8th Congressional District. The Lansing native is familiar with an important piece […]
Academics / University

Commencement speakers picked for May ceremonies

Central Michigan University announced the keynote speakers for its four spring commencement ceremonies. Robert Kohrman, John Fikany, Teri Hansen and W. Curtis White will share their stories and experiences with students as they finish their CMU undergraduate careers. Kohrman will speak […]
Academics / University

A-Senate Notebook: Senators delete Speech Major concentrations, FaCIT director resigns

The Academic Senate deleted two concentrations Tuesday in the speech program to create a single speech major. The TAI emphasis and IPC emphasis of the speech major have been removed after recommendation from the Professional Education Curricular Committee. “The department […]
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A-Senate at impasse on master course syllabi changes

A-Senate at impasse on master course syllabi changes

Academic Senate’s discussions on proposed changes to the university’s long-standing master course syllabi documents have come to a standstill. The discussions have proceeded throughout three consecutive meetings, the first of which was a heated argument between those for and against […]
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Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCS. (The Miami Herald/MCT)

Global Campus receives $10K in funding from MOOC study

Central Michigan University’s Global Campus received $10,000 in funding last week for participation in a study of free Massively Open Online Courses. Mary Starnes, director of education and professional development for Global Campus, said the funds available for the 2013-14 […]


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