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Nursing degree on board agenda

Trustees set to approve new online program at Thursday meeting

Contact: ​Jeff Johnston

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees will meet in formal session beginning at 8:30 a.m. Thursday to establish a new undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

The new RN-to-BSN completion program will allow registered nurses to complete their bachelor’s degree fully online through CMU’s Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions. The program will be accredited by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

In other action, the board will set room and board and apartment rates for 2018-19.

Also on the agenda:

  • The board will receive an update on the presidential search and formally adopt the presidential leadership profile posted on the search website late last week.
  • Approval of the list of graduates for May 2018.
  • Authorization of a new charter school contract to Flex High School of Michigan in Flint.

The formal session will take place in the President's Conference Room of the Bovee University Center. The following committee meetings on Wednesday will be open to the university community and public and also occur in the President's Conference Room. Along with reviewing items from the formal agenda, highlights of the committee meetings include:

  • Academic and Student Affairs, 2 to 2:50 p.m. — Discussion of the Strategic Enrollment Management Plan 2018-2022; update on academic organizational review; and a report on the strategic plan, student support strategies and new programs in The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions.
  • Finance and Facilities, 3 to 3:50 p.m. — Discussion of a proposed update to a 10-year electrical contract; a new fuel station for campus vehicles and decommissioning of the old station; and infrastructure improvements to campus chilled water lines.
  • Trustees-Faculty Liaison, 4 to 5 p.m. — Open discussion and a point of pride presentation by Kevin Cunningham, faculty member in teacher education and professional development, about his work getting CMU students involved in STEM Education Scholars. 
  • Trustees-Student Liaison, 5 to 6 p.m. — Report by Student Government Association President Anna Owens on the Engagement and Employability Project, and introductions of new SGA, Program Board and Residence Hall Assembly leaders.

Agendas for the meetings are available on the Board of Trustees' website.

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