A Brief Note from Today’s Faculty Senate Meeting

News Editor Sarah Kramer sends along this short report from today’s Faculty Senate meeting:

President R. Gerald Turner discussed the weather policy and fall 2011 enrollment with SMU’s Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday afternoon.

Turner discussed the inclement weather policy while addressing the responses from students and faculty, specifically due to the reversal of the decision to hold classes on Wednesday, Feb. 9.

“Literally, we can’t do it too early or too late,” Turner said. “That Thursday (morning) was too late, no doubt about it.”

Turner said SMU is “on track from an application stand point” since the number of applications have increased from last year.

With a 4,000 application increase from the 9,000 applications last year, SMU is looking for scholarship support in order to maximize enrollment, as well as provide scholarships for President and Hunt scholars.

Turner also discussed other big topics for the spring, which included the SACS visit the first week in April as well as the centennial celebration April 15-17.

The Senate also discussed Healthcare and Retirement Benefits and the “You don’t have to cancel class program,” which is part of student affairs.

The full story will be in Friday’s print product.


About Meredith Shamburger

Meredith is a journalist working for the Longview News-Journal in Longview, Texas.
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