New Statistics Course created to fulfill math requirement for some programs
Kent State created a statistics course that is accessible to students with a basic knowledge of algebra. By making this course available on a large scale, the need for algebra remediation at Kent has been reduced by more than 50%. The course will be taught in a state-of-the-art Scale-Up lab that emphasizes active and collaborative learning with extensive access to technological support, fully consistent with the American Statistical Association's GAISE guidelines. The aim is to develop consumers, rather than users, of statistics with excellent conceptual understanding and critical thinking skills. Scale-Up is an environment that has been used with great success in many institutions and in many disciplines.
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.