Establish a University-Wide Cooperative Education Program
Cooperative Education Programs allow students to augment their academic study with an approved semester of full-time, career-related employment while still remaining a full-time student. Kent State will pilot this program through the College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology (CAEST) in Fall 2014. Only students with a declared major in CAEST are able to participate in the pilot program and the co-op position must directly relate to student’s major or concentration. Additionally, students must be enrolled as a full-time student, admitted into a degree program, have a cumulative 2.750 GPA, have no holds on their record, and must complete two semesters (one semester for transfer students) prior to their first co-op rotation. Students will stay enrolled by registering for COOP 20092 Cooperative Education course. Since the course carries no academic credit or grade, it will not count toward students’ earned hours, GPA, residence, class standing, academic standing, or institutional honors. The course will, however, be counted toward full-time enrollment and the Experiential Learning Requirement. Students are not eligible to receive financial aid or scholarships during the term they are on co-op assignment, but these awards can be reinstated upon their return to regular coursework.
For the 10th time, Kent State University is being recognized as a “Great College to Work For,” according to the latest survey by the Great Colleges to Work For program. The program recognizes the colleges that get top ratings from their employees regarding workplace practices and policies.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Kent State University a nearly $1.2 million, five-year TRIO Educational Opportunity Centers program grant. The program is designed to provide support services to qualified adults, including veterans, who want to enter or continue a program of postsecondary education.
Kent State University Senior Vice President and Provost Melody Tankersley, Ph.D., announced the selection of Manfred van Dulmen, Ph.D., to serve as the university’s associate provost for academic affairs and dean of the Division of Graduate Studies, effective April 16.