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  • September

    • CAA Academic Alliances Invites Proposals for Innovate/Collaborate Grant Program

      September 27, 2023

      The CAA Academic Alliance is turning to true innovators – faculty, staff and students from CAA member institutions – to generate powerful ideas that creatively address pressing policy challenges in higher education; fuel collaboration between institutions; enhance institutional excellence; and promote innovation in intellectual inquiry. The Alliance will support and champion these ideas through the Innovate/Collaborate (IN/CO) Grant Program, providing grants for CAA institutions’ project teams of up to $80,000 per team over two years.

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    • Danuta A. Nitecki to Step Down as Dean of the Drexel University Libraries

      September 26, 2023

      After 14 years of distinguished service to Drexel, Danuta A. Nitecki, PhD, will step down from her role as Dean of the University Libraries in January 2024, prior to retiring from Drexel.

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    • Changes to Withdrawal Options During Co-op

      September 22, 2023

      An updated policy, Course and Co-Op Withdrawal (PO-25), has been approved and will take effect with the upcoming fall/winter co-op cycle.

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    • Sharon Walker Reappointed as Dean of the College of Engineering

      September 21, 2023

      Sharon Walker, PhD, has been reappointed dean of the College of Engineering. Dean Walker was up for reappointment after completing her five-year term.

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    • Resources and Draft Policy on Academic Integrity and AI

      September 20, 2023

      This summer, a Provost’s Office Working Group on developing a Policy for Academic Integrity with Artificial Intelligence (AI) was charged with i) developing an academic integrity policy pertaining to the use of AI to complement our current Academic Integrity policy and conduct process and ii) developing materials to aid students and instructors on the use of AI in the classroom. These policies and supporting materials were presented to Faculty Senate on August 15 and are currently undergoing expedited review with the Office of Compliance, Policy and Privacy Services.

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  • August

    • Report on Generative AI’s Educational Impact

      August 11, 2023

      Over the winter, the Provost charged a Working Group on the Educational Impact of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tools with investigating the implications and opportunities presented by AI and machine learning to advance Drexel’s academic mission. The group, chaired by Vice Provost for Undergraduate Curriculum and Education Steve Weber, completed its charge in June, and the full report is now available.

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  • July

    • Sabbatical Leave for Academic Year 2024-2025

      July 28, 2023

      The Office of the Provost is opening the application process for Sabbatical leave for the 2024-2025 academic year. Updates to the procedure were outlined in a message to faculty on July 28, 2023.

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    • Joint University Town Hall & Faculty Senate Meeting

      July 11, 2023

      Thank you to all who have shared questions and feedback on the report from the University Advisory Committee on Academic Structure. As part of this crucial review period, submitted questions and feedback will be discussed at the next joint University Town Hall and Faculty Senate meeting on July 18 at 2:30 p.m.

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  • June

    • Required Reporting on Students’ Initial Course Participation

      June 22, 2023

      Under Title IV (“Student Assistance”) of the Higher Education Act of 1965, institutions of higher education are required to verify that students receiving financial aid have begun Initial Course Participation (ICP). ICP refers to the student’s attendance in class during the term for which they are receiving financial aid. The new ICP process requires that instructors verify whether each enrolled student has begun attendance in a course.

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    • Gina Lovasi Appointed Interim Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health

      June 13, 2023

      As Dean Ana Diez Roux, MD, MPH, prepares to step down as the Dana and David Dornsife Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health to continue and expand her work as a faculty member, Gina Lovasi, PhD, MPH, will be appointed interim dean as of September 1. Dr. Lovasi is associate dean for education, Dornsife Associate Professor of Urban Health and the former co-director of the Urban Health Collaborative. Her research agenda draws on both large datasets and local systematic data collection to address urban health challenges around health disparities, cardiovascular disease and geographic environments.

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    • Aroutis Foster Appointed Interim Dean of the School of Education

      June 01, 2023

      Following nine months of leadership of the School of Education, Interim Dean and Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement Erin McNamara Horvat, PhD, has decided to step down from the interim dean role as of July 1 to return fully to her position in the Office of Faculty Advancement. Aroutis Foster, PhD, professor and associate dean of academic affairs and graduate studies in the School of Education, will be appointed interim dean beginning July 1, 2023.

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  • May

    • 2022-23 Drexel Research, Scholarship and Creativity Awards & Provost Awards for Teaching, Scholarship, and Professional Service

      May 12, 2023

      The Office of Research & Innovation and the Office of Faculty Advancement are pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022-2023 Research, Scholarship and Creativity Awards and the Provost Awards for Teaching, Scholarship and Professional Service. This year, we are pleased to recognize leadership and distinctive impact through excellence in teaching with two new awards. Awardees of the Provost Award for Pedagogical Innovation and the Provost Award for Undergraduate Teaching Impact have demonstrated success engaging students in and out of the classroom with creative implementation of effective, inclusive, and student-centered teaching.

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    • Grants & Convening Event for Area of Excellence and Opportunity in Sustainability and Climate Resilience

      May 11, 2023

      The Environmental Collaboratory (TEC)’s Climate Hub transdisciplinary grants program will engage collaborative teams of faculty, students, and staff through a phased process. Anyone who teaches, learns or works at Drexel University can participate in TEC’s Climate Hub transdisciplinary grants program. A total of $200,000 is available to award four or more transdisciplinary teams over the two-year funding period.

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  • April

    • Drexel University Cell & Gene Therapy Symposium

      April 26, 2023

      Please join us for a Cell & Gene Therapy Symposium that will convene faculty from across Drexel University to present the latest developments from their research in this innovative area that is transforming medicine. This event is intended to raise awareness of the work underway in cell and gene therapy at Drexel and provide opportunities to build new collaborations and synergies across the University. Cell and gene therapy represents an area of Drexel expertise within Health Innovation, which has been identified as an Area of Excellence and Opportunity (AEO) at the University.

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  • March

    • Revised Academic Calendar Dates for Fall Quarter 2023

      March 30, 2023

      The Academic Calendar has been adjusted so that the Fall Quarter 2023 will now start on Tuesday, September 26. Several other academic calendar dates have also been adjusted, including the deadlines to resolve financial holds, add/drop and withdraw from courses. Term examinations will begin on Monday, December 11, as previously scheduled. Please view the Academic Quarter Calendar for the updated dates.

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    • Drexel’s Youngmoo Kim Named Vice Provost for University and Community Partnerships

      March 20, 2023

      Following an in-depth search, we are pleased to announce that Youngmoo Kim, PhD, founding director of the Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center and professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the College of Engineering, will become vice provost for University and Community Partnerships, effective April 1, 2023.

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  • February

    • Drexel’s Areas of Excellence and Opportunity

      February 23, 2023

      In developing Drexel’s 2030 Strategic Plan, the Executive Planning Committee identified four primary focus areas for the University — Health, Technology/Engineering, Design and Social Sciences. Recognizing that these areas would require further refinement, the EPC defined among the Plan’s key initiatives the need to “develop transdisciplinary clusters at the intersections of these sectors to maximally leverage current strengths while generating new opportunities for transdisciplinary education, scholarship, collaboration with external partners, and entrepreneurial engagement.”

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    • Waverly Street Foundation Grant Will Support Community-Based Climate Solutions

      February 14, 2023

      The Environmental Collaboratory has received a Climate Hubs Learning Partner grant from the Waverly Street Foundation to support its work in community-based climate solutions. Building on Drexel’s strengths, the $2 million grant will fund resources to bring together faculty, professional staff, students and external partners to pursue transdisciplinary, community-driven solutions to environmental problems.

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  • January

    • New Provost Solutions Fellows Appointments

      January 25, 2023

      We are pleased to recognize the interdisciplinary faculty experts who have been newly named Provost Solutions Fellows, a joint initiative of the Provost’s Office and the Drexel Solutions Institute (DSI). Appointed to two-year terms, Provost Solutions Fellows highlight the research and teaching capabilities of Drexel to external partners and serve as catalysts for expanding experiential learning opportunities and designing custom, interdisciplinary solutions for our corporate and nonprofit partners.

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