Northeastern engages with employer partners on academic planning process

North­eastern on Monday hosted a con­fer­ence where uni­ver­sity leaders, fac­ulty, and staff engaged with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from more than 50 employers to dis­cuss and share ideas on a range of areas related to Northeastern’s aca­d­emic plan­ning process.

The day­long event served as a venue for North­eastern to engage with its employer partners—many of which are co-op employers—and hear their input on the value of expe­ri­en­tial learning and co-op, as well as work­force diver­sity, hiring, recruit­ment, and reten­tion. In wel­coming remarks, James C. Bean, provost and senior vice pres­i­dent for aca­d­emic affairs, out­lined the aca­d­emic plan­ning process for atten­dees and under­scored the value of their input on these topics.

The university’s aca­d­emic plan­ning process offi­cially kicked off in the fall, and on Monday at Northeastern’s eighth annual Employer-Partner Con­fer­ence, the university’s employer part­ners exam­ined many of the same topics stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff have con­sid­ered in town hall meet­ings and through online discussion.

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