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Faculty consider new academic calendar proposals

Matthew Choi, Campus Editor

January 8, 2017

Filed under Campus, Latest Stories

In an effort to combat student stress and other concerns about the quarter system, several academic calendar changes were proposed at Faculty Senate last month. The Educational Affairs Committee proposed moving back start dates for the school year and lengthening breaks at the Dec. 7 Senate meeting. ...

New course evaluation system, Blue, to replace CTECs

Kelli Nguyen, Reporter

January 20, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus

Northwestern is set to replace the Course and Teacher Evaluation Council system with Blue, a third-party evaluation software. Similar to CTEC, Blue will serve as a data collection system for NU courses and instructors. The new sy...

Task force recommends Northwestern begin academic year in August, still maintain quarter system

Alice Yin, Managing Editor

January 11, 2016

Filed under Academic, Campus, Latest Stories

A task force studying the undergraduate academic experience has proposed Northwestern begin the academic year five weeks earlier, while still maintaining the quarter system. Christened the “10-5-5-10” calendar, NU would...

Despite petition, Linzer unlikely to add more students to task force

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

May 31, 2015

Filed under Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Student Government

Provost Daniel Linzer showed no support for a petition that asks him to put four more students on a task force examining undergraduate academic experience in an interview with The Daily on Friday. Linzer told The Daily that...

ASG continues push for credit requirements reduction

Shane McKeon, Assistant Campus Editor

May 8, 2015

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Faculty, Latest Stories, Student Government

As the arrival of the new Weinberg dean approaches, ASG has issued a report calling on the school to reduce the number of credits students need to graduate, although it’s unclear whether the proposal has enough faculty suppo...

Northwestern forms faculty task force to assess undergraduate experience

Olivia Exstrum, Campus Editor

March 3, 2015

Filed under Academic, Administration, Campus, Faculty

Northwestern has formed a faculty task force that seeks to enhance the undergraduate experience at the University, Provost Daniel Linzer announced Tuesday. The task force will meet over the next two quarters and compile a report...