Cabinet highlights: March 25, 2013

The public and the Arizona Board of Regents will be discussing Northern Arizona University’s tuition proposal during meetings scheduled this week and next, according to President John Haeger. Students, parents and other stakeholders weighed in on the proposals during a statewide hearing Wednesday evening. The regents’ Business and Finance Committee discussed the proposals today during a teleconference. The formal vote will be held next week in Tucson.

Nearly 1,400 visitors were expected to tour the Flagstaff campus this week, according to David Bousquet, senior vice president for Enrollment Management and Student Affairs.

Pat Haeuser, vice president for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness, and Laura Jones, associate vice president for Planning and Institutional Research, presented this month’s cabinet report. The report includes data on gifts to NAU, incoming student data, a summary of expected revenue from tuition, 2NAU statistics and other information. The report can be found online.

Betsy Kerr, director of NAU’s Office of Employee Assistance and Wellness, submitted a six-month summary report on the activities and accomplishments for the first half of FY13. Staff at EAW reported more than 35 crisis situations, the highest number ever encountered in a six-month period. The EAW staff provides short-term counseling, workday crisis intervention, conflict management and a host of other wellness services.

NAU researchers continue to publish a large number of scholarly papers and are cited frequently among their peers, reported Bill Grabe, vice president for Research. Grabe presented information that showed the top 30 authors on campus as well as the number of individuals who are cited by others. An overview of NAU’s research efforts can be found in the 2012 report to the regents.

NAU’s Personalized Learning initiative will be reviewed by the Higher Learning Commission on May 20 and 21. If approved, the university can begin recruiting and admitting students to the program.