NMU Announces 10th-Day Enrollment
Northern’s 10th-day enrollment report shows slight increases in the number of first-time, full-time freshmen and in the academic credentials of new freshmen enrolled in baccalaureate programs.
An unexpected dip at the sophomore level has contributed to a decrease in total student headcount after nine straight years of growth. The preliminary enrollment figure of 9,111 is 2.6 percent lower than the 9,353 recorded in 2006.
House Higher Ed Bill Approved
Michigan lawmakers will be pressed to finalize the 2008 budget before the state’s new fiscal year begins Oct. 1. The House recently approved its higher education appropriation bill. The Senate must vote on its version before the bill moves into Conference Committee, where a small group representing both legislative bodies and the governor’s office will address the differences between the three proposals. In the House bill, NMU would receive a 5.1 percent funding increase. Full Story
Work Begins on New AQIP Action Projects
Create a more sustainable NMU. Enhance the campus climate for scholarship. Improve and expand online learning. These are the three “action projects” Northern will pursue this year as part of its continuing commitment to the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). AQIP provides an alternative process for universities to maintain their accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission, with an emphasis on continuous quality improvement.
The projects were among 20 proposals submitted for consideration. Cynthia Prosen (Academic Affairs) said feedback was solicited online and through presentations to representative campus groups. Full Story
UNITED Conference Sept. 23-25
Three keynote speakers and a Native American youth photography exhibit will highlight the second annual Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity (UNITED) Conference. Events are scheduled Sunday, Sept. 23 through Tuesday, Sept. 25, in the Great Lakes rooms in the University Center. Full Story
Academic Senate Holds Forums on Liberal Studies
The Academic Senate will hold two forums on Northern's liberal studies program, according to chair Larry Pagel (Business). Both forums are scheduled to run from 1-3 p.m. in the University Center on their respective dates. The first will be held on Friday, Sept. 21, in the Ontario Room. The second will be held on Friday, Nov. 9, in the Erie Room.