Faculty Senate discusses accessibility of four-year degree option

Eleven years after voting in favor of a four-year/two co-op degree option, the Northeastern Faculty Senate took up the issue again on Wednesday, with university leaders pointing out that adoption of the four-year option has been fairly low given high interest among incoming students.

Hugh Courtney, dean of the D’Amore-McKim School of Business and professor of international business and strategy, presented ways the university could make the four-two model a more viable option to students, in addition to the traditional five-year/three co-op model.

Courtney led a task force this summer that analyzed the co-op system and explored why, after many …read more