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CMU trustees consider classroom improvements in Dow Science Building

The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees will meet this Thursday to consider classroom improvements that would improve student success.

Contact: CMU News


The Central Michigan University Board of Trustees will meet this Thursday to consider classroom improvements that would improve student success.

A proposed $1.5 million project would renovate and remodel two classrooms in the Dow Science Complex with advanced technology that engages students in interactive, hands-on learning. This teaching method has been proven to significantly expand learning outcomes and retention of information by actively involving students in the gathering and exploration of knowledge.

The classrooms, Dow 108 and 135, which accommodate 56 and 112 students respectively, would be used for a wide range of courses offered by the College of Science and Technology beginning this fall.

Other items to come before the CMU trustees include:

  • Authorizing President George E. Ross to ratify collective bargaining agreements with the Faculty Association, AFSCME Local 158 representing service maintenance employees and the Police Officers Association of Michigan once tentative contracts are negotiated;
  • Grant tenure to 27 faculty members; and
  • Accept more than $5 million in research and sponsored program awards and another $5.7 million in contributions from donors for the quarter ending Dec. 31, 2013.

In addition, the following committee meetings will be open to the university community and the general public on Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Bovee University Center President’s Conference Room.

Finance and Facilities                          2:45-3:30 p.m.

Academic and Student Affairs             3:45-4:45 p.m.

Trustees-Faculty Liaison                     5-6 p.m.

Trustees-Student Liaison                     6-7 p.m.

To view the agenda for the February meeting and a schedule of committee meetings go here.


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