Required Reporting on Students’ Initial Course Participation
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.
Gina Lovasi Appointed Interim Dean of the Dornsife School of Public Health
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.
Aroutis Foster Appointed Interim Dean of the School of Education
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.