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The K is located on the universitys Risman Plaza.

Faculty Senate reelects chair, creates new senator positions

Michael Neenan, Beat Reporter April 10, 2024

Faculty Senate reelected chair Tracy Laux during elections at its April meeting Tuesday. Laux, who is a senior lecturer of mathematical sciences, will remain faculty senate chair for another three-year...

The Kent State University fountain is located on Risman Plaza.

Faculty Senate approves Faculty Ombuds Charter

Michael Neenan, Beat Reporter March 13, 2024

The Faculty Senate approved a new charter for an Office of Faculty Ombuds Monday, presented by faculty ombudsperson Shannon Driscoll and Associate Provost of Faculty Affairs Kevin West. An Ombuds is...

House Bill 83, new programs discussed at Faculty Senate

Sage Mason, Reporter April 11, 2023

The Faculty Senate discussed topics including Ohio House Bill 83, electing new officers and voting on new college programs April 10. During the Chair's Remarks, Tracy Laux, the faculty senate chair...

Faculty senate hears Kent State works presentation, elects new senators

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter March 15, 2023

Editor's note: The Student Academic Complaint Policy description was corrected. The next faculty senate will now be held in the Governance Chambers The faculty senate implemented revisions to the...

Faculty senate receives anti-racism task force update, approves amendments to graduate and chemistry programs

Jocy Holtsberry, Reporter February 14, 2023

The faculty senate heard a report on the anti-racism task force and voted on proposals from the Educational Policy Council in their Feb. 13 meeting. Amoaba Gooden, vice president for the division of...

Faculty senate passes all new proposals

Sophie Young, Reporter November 8, 2022

The faculty senate unanimously approved every proposal in its Nov. 7 meeting, but not without debate. Tracy Laux, senior lecturer in the mathematics department, presided over the meeting as chair. Laux...

President Todd Diacon approves 2023-2024 academic calendar

Berkeley Chadwick, Reporter July 20, 2022

The Kent State academic calendar for fall 2023 was changed to minimize class disruptions, allot for more appropriate instructional time and allow for administrative processing to be more timely. President...

Faculty Senate approves new academic forgiveness policy

Alton Northup, Reporter June 16, 2022

Kent State University Faculty Senate voted unanimously to revise the academic forgiveness policy, along with approving a rebranding to grade point average adjustment. Previously, the university’s...

Kent State Faculty Senate approves new academic calendar for fall 2023

Anthony Zacharyasz, Reporter June 8, 2022

Kent State University Faculty Senate approved a new academic calendar that would see changes beginning in the fall of 2023 and now awaits a final decision by university President Todd Diacon. Option...

Pamela Grimm announces her retirement at Faculty Senate

Alexandra Golden, Assigning Editor April 12, 2022

Kent State’s Faculty Senate Chair Pamela Grimm announced her retirement during the April 11 meeting.   “Pam was very good at presenting a multitude of faculty concerns because there were...

President Todd Diacon reaffirms Kent State’s commitment to following health guidelines and creating open dialogue at February’s Faculty Senate meeting.

Graduate program changes approved at Faculty Senate meeting

Wyatt Loy Reporter February 14, 2022

Between shifting academic requirements and upheavals of the Kent Core, academics took the spotlight on Monday’s Faculty Senate meeting. Graduate students will see a couple major program reforms. The...

Melody Tankersley is the senior vice president and provost at Kent State University.

Spring 2022 courses delivery to ‘reflect pre-pandemic’ levels, College of Business and Administration renamed

Emma Andrus Reporter October 11, 2021

University officials discussed plans for course delivery in future semesters and the development of a new strategic plan for academic success at the Faculty Senate meeting Monday. Senior Vice President...

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