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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 […]
Academics / University
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 […]
Academics / University
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 […]
Academics / University

Students taking 21 credits explain how to survive the stress

While students stress over a full load of classes, Taylor Sullivan scoffs at the idea of taking a measly 12 credits. Sullivan enrolled in 21 credit hours this semester, the maximum amount of hours an undergraduate student can take at a […]
Academics / University

New agreement helps high school students earn credit toward CMU teaching degree

High school students looking to get a start on a teaching degree from Central Michigan University will now have a little more help. A new agreement between CMU and the Michigan Department of Education’s Office of Career and Technical Education […]
Academics / Budget / University

Annual university campaign sets record number of donors

A total of 1,063 donors gave money to Central Michigan University during the fall 2013 semester. The group consisting of faculty, staff and retirees set a record for the number of donors in one semester. The previous record was set in […]
Academics / News / On Campus / Student Life / University

Political science open house to inform interested students

Officials from Central Michigan University’s Department of Political Science and Public Administration will offer an open house on Tuesday to help students explore learning opportunities and careers in political sciences. The open house will be hosted by faculty, students and […]
Academics / University
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CHSBS looking into Brazilian exchange program

The dean of the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences will be traveling to Brazil later this semester to explore the possibility of a new foreign exchange program. Dean Pamela Gates said the college is partnering with a […]
Academics / University
(Photo Illustration by Samantha Madar | Photo Editor)

Rules regarding attire unclear for graduates at commencement

Students choosing to decorate hats or mortar boards in different ways at Central Michigan University’s commencement might be violating the ceremony rules on proper attire. Yet those students might not know of their wrongdoing until it’s too late due to […]
Academics / Administration / Board of Trustees / Facilities Management / University
University President George Ross listens during a Dec. 5, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting in the Presidents Conference Room of the Bovee UC. (File Photo | Chuck Miller)

BOT Notebook: Construction of Biosciences Building four months ahead of schedule

Construction of the new Biosciences Building is set to begin in July and is predicted to take less time than previously thought. “I’m happy to report our completion date has been moved forward by four months,” said Stephen Lawrence, vice […]
Academics / University
Vice President Of Global Campus Peter Ross addresses curriculum to the Academic Senate Tuesday evening in Pearce Hall. (Daytona Niles | Staff Photographer)

A-Senate Notebook: Ronan steps down as General Education Director

Long time psychology professor George Ronan will be stepping down as the General Education Director of the Academic Senate. After four years serving as the director, Ronan said he was ready to go back to being solely a faculty member. […]
Academics / University
Vice President Of Global Campus Peter Ross addresses curriculum to the Academic Senate Tuesday evening in Pearce Hall. (Daytona Niles | Staff Photographer)

Academic Senate: Master Course Syllabi changes still under scrutiny

Global Campus and the Registrar’s Office had a chance to weigh in on restructuring the Master Course Syllabi at Tuesday’s Academic Senate meeting. During the second round of discussions, A-Senate members were worried restructuring the documents would affect how transfer […]


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