news for News https://www.csuohio.edu/news/news Cleveland State University News en Board of Trustees Financial and Academic Affairs Commitee Meetings, November 4 & 5 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/board-trustees-financial-and-academic-affairs-commitee-meetings-november-4-5 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Financial Affairs Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/87674541531">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/87674541531</a>. To join via audio only, please dial: 301-715-8592; meeting ID: 87674541531#.</p><p>The Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 8 a.m. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/86840126145">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/86840126145</a>. To join via audio only, please dial: 301-715-8592; meeting ID: 86840126145#.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 02 Nov 2020 13:23:22 +0000 6001031 23118 at https://www.csuohio.edu Investing in Cleveland post-COVID-19 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/investing-in-cleveland-post-covid-19 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 class="rtecenter"><em>A Blueprint that starts with CSU</em></h6><p><img alt="aerial view of Cleveland State University campus and downtown Cleveland" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/Investing-in-Cleveland_slider.png" title="" />​​​​​​​As civic, public sector, and business leaders in Cleveland continue to assess the economic, social, fiscal, and health impacts of the pandemic, it <strong>is increasingly clear that high quality, low-cost public education will play a defining role in our collective future.</strong> Whether considering short or long-term changes in our post-COVID-19 economic and social norms – remote working environments, preventative health measures, travel practices to name a few – the time for deciding how to create the inclusive kind of growth we need and best invest in building our future talent base is <strong>now</strong>.</p><p>This pandemic, unlike other crises we have faced, magnifies a confluence of economic and social disparities that will require a more thoughtful, creative, and transformative way of thinking and collaboration. Any vision and blueprint for success begins with the transformational power of a public urban research institution to drive inclusive growth and innovation and build partnerships and pathways that remove barriers to social and economic mobility. Why? Because city-centric, public research universities like CSU are where creative thought and intellectual capital “collide” to drive problem-solving in health care, industry, and public policy – and create talent pathways for companies to grow.</p><p>How could this work accelerate in Cleveland? Five components:</p><ol><li><strong>First, invest in specific educational pipelines to increase the number of 4-year degrees awarded - with specialty training geared to specific skills - where demand will be high in our new, post-COVID economy.</strong> Before the pandemic hit, Cleveland had more than 30,000 job postings in the health care sector alone, with more than 11,000 openings for registered nurses. Although some of that demand has temporarily slowed, current projections show significant current and future needs in urban and community health, public health, digital and connected medicine, information technology, biomedical engineering, and an entire host of health prevention and disease management support-related fields. CSU is already looking at ways to help address these gaps. Through our “CSU 2.0” process, we are reimagining how we meet future needs of our community and the region by working on ways to reposition our Colleges and Schools to align with these needs. Since over 80% of our graduates choose to stay, work, and live in Northeast Ohio after graduation, who is better equipped to “fuel” the number of higher education degrees, certificates, adult learning opportunities and virtual education programming that support current and future industry growth?<br /> </li><li><strong>Make improving and sustaining the health of our community our number 1 priority. </strong>Cleveland, with three major successful health systems in the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, and the MetroHealth System, and two large research universities in CWRU and CSU, is one of the leading health care research and teaching hubs nationally. Nonetheless, more than half of Cleveland’s children and more than 30% of its residents—triple the national rate—still live below the federal poverty line, and this drives poor health outcomes. Cleveland residents are below national averages on most accepted and reported measures of health. Economic vitality and successfully attracting new industry depends on our communities being healthy. There is no better time for an integrated Public Health Initiative – that focuses on education, training, solving the urban public health challenges of Cleveland, and creating jobs around our new public health narrative – to finally and ultimately improve lives for all Clevelanders.<br /> </li><li><strong>Create a research and education Innovation District where Cleveland becomes a destination for future entrepreneurs and job creators.</strong> In Mid-Town, community leaders are discussing ways to create an Innovation District (modeled after successful districts in St. Louis and Philadelphia) to accelerate commercialization of university research, recruit local innovators and global companies, and provide co-op training and paid internship experiences for students and apprentices. Along with PhD and graduate students, these districts focus on creating and developing advanced health care and smart manufacturing positions at all technical, skill and education levels. At CSU, we have already instituted the “CSU Promise” to all current and future students: any student who seeks a paid internship, externship, or co-op will get one. This builds upon our rich tradition of placing students at companies here in NEO – many of whom are first generation college students and underrepresented minorities.<br /> </li><li><strong>Collectively invest in re-educating and graduating the 1.5 Million Ohioans - 315,000 who live in Northeast Ohio – who have some college education and no degree. </strong>Upgrading workforce skills – particularly important in times of economic downturns - leads to higher paying jobs. Although various stand-alone certificate programs and specific training can pay short-term dividends, nothing equals a four-year degree as an economic “equalizer” for wealth disparity and prime driver in social mobility. Creating talented graduates at scale transforms regional economies, draws companies in, and prevents industry and company “flight” when talent pools are thin. CSU, recently ranked by U.S News &amp; World Report as the #1 public university in Ohio among “Top Performers on Social Mobility” and #119 nationally, is already a leader here, and will be looking to significantly expand, direct and streamline pathways to meaningful degrees that lead to jobs. Talent development is the key to Northeast Ohio’s future.<br /> </li><li><strong>Double-down on partnerships that leverage our strengths and are specifically focused on broad-based talent recruitment, growth and development.</strong> Recently, focused conversations among local corporate, civic, educational, and philanthropic leaders have led to several specific concrete commitments on public-private partnerships uniquely fitted to Cleveland. One example: the Parker-Hannifin Living Learning Community at CSU, a residential experience that integrates academic support, leadership, training, mentorship and experiential learning. All 30 students from year 1 are back for sophomore year – an extraordinary achievement that demonstrates our unique approach to “Engaged Learning” that changes lives. Another: the partnership between CSU and Case Western Reserve University on the Internet of Things, a research collaborative funded by the Cleveland Foundation to position Cleveland as a leader in digital innovation. The initiative, which has already resulted in attracting top academic talent and the creation of research labs, was recently awarded additional funding which will further support the work impacting cutting-edge digital technology.</li></ol><p>Over the next 5-10 years, we have a unique opportunity to define our own future here in Cleveland, and CSU stands ready to do its part: in promoting accessible, meaningful, and affordable education, in producing workforce-ready graduates, in enhancing connections to good jobs, in leveraging intellectual capital to drive innovation and economic growth, and in building the kinds of public-private partnerships that give all of us confidence we can pull together, work together, and make the necessary investments to move us forward.</p><p>There is no better time to start than now.</p><p><em><a target="_blank" href="https://www.crainscleveland.com/opinion/personal-view-post-covid-19-cleveland-plan-starts-csu">Read the article</a> on Crain's Cleveland Business</em></p></div></div></div> Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:20:15 +0000 6001031 23103 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU/CWRU Internet of Things Collaborative establishing pair of technology research hubs https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csucwru-internet-things-collaborative-establishing-pair-technology-research-hubs <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 class="rtecenter"><em>$3.1 million grant from the Cleveland Foundation will support engaging with industry and community  </em></h6><p><img alt="student at computer work station with multiple monitors" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/iotc-slider2.png" title="" />​​​​​​​</p><p>CLEVELAND (October 20, 2020)—Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University have received a $3.1 million, two-year grant from the Cleveland Foundation to further advance the Internet of Things Collaborative (IOTC), an initiative forged between both universities in 2017 to shape the Northeast Ohio region into a digital innovation leader.  </p><p>The funding, approved by the Cleveland Foundation Board of Trustees, supports completing the establishment of two technology research hubs and expanding faculty engagement. </p><p>The Internet of Things refers to the billions of physical devices around the world collecting and sharing data over the internet, including factory automation, healthcare devices that remotely monitor patients and systems that track transportation and utilities infrastructure. The IOTC is working to improve the integration of technology within industry and across our community.  </p><p>“The continued support by the Cleveland Foundation has been vital for moving the educational, research and community-related activities of the IOTC forward,” said Ben Vinson, Case Western Reserve’s provost and executive vice president. “This new funding will help sustain the momentum of the IOTC and provide critical support that enables Cleveland State and Case Western Reserve to solidify the programmatic foundations for the two hubs.” </p><p>The IOTC is led by co-academic directors, Kenneth Loparo, PhD, the Arthur L. Parker Professor at the Case School of Engineering, and Nigamanth Sridhar, PhD, professor at the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State, with Nicholas Barendt, executive director of the <a target="_blank" href="https://case.edu/issacs/">Institute for Smart, Secure and Connected Systems</a> (ISSACS) at Case Western Reserve, and Shilpa Kedar, executive director of Digital and IoT Innovations at Cleveland State, as co-executive directors. Multiple faculty from both universities engage in the work, much of which is centered at ISSACS and the newly formed <a target="_blank" href="https://www.csuohio.edu/techhub/techhub">CSU T.E.C.H. Hub</a> at Cleveland State. </p><p>“Universities are key to building a knowledge economy for the future, and a partnership between two of the region’s most respected institutions of higher education is catalytic for Cleveland’s transformation,” said CSU President Harlan Sands. “The foresight of the Cleveland Foundation in seeding and providing continued support for the Internet of Things Collaborative paves the way for Cleveland as a destination partner for industry to fuel economic growth and overall improvement in quality of life.”  </p><p>With the new Cleveland Foundation grant, the IOTC will focus on further establishing two interconnected hubs of activity—Community+Technology and Industry+Technology. </p><p>The main goal of the <strong>Community+Technology </strong>hub is to drive approaches to technology development and deployment that prioritize public interest while keeping humanity at the center of technological advancement. The IOTC is developing community-facing solutions such as those designed to create safe, welcoming “smart” public spaces that bridge the digital divide in urban neighborhoods and catalogues <a target="_blank" href="https://iotcollaborative.org/smart-city-catalog-overview/projects/">Smart City projects</a> in Greater Cleveland on its website.   </p><p>The <strong>Industry+Technology</strong> hub focuses on future manufacturing and connected health, both initiatives aligned with the Cleveland Innovation Project, a collaborative initiative of business and civic leaders designed to bolster Greater Cleveland’s innovation economy. This hub brings together both universities’ schools of engineering and nursing, and the Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, leveraging the institutional healthcare and manufacturing assets in Cleveland. <a href="https://iotcollaborative.org/2020/08/18/iotcs-dr-kenneth-loparo-to-lead-team-selected-for-doe-cesmii-innovation-project-award/">A recent example</a> is a joint project with local manufacturer Rafter Equipment to improve health monitoring and predictive diagnostics of the equipment they design and build.  </p><p>The Cleveland Foundation has now invested more than $7 million, starting with a planning grant in 2017, to support the creation of the IOTC and leverage the expertise and resources at both universities to advance the region. The foundation’s support has also led to $13 million in federal research funding for faculty associated with the collaborative, with another $40 million in federal research proposals in review. </p><p>“This type of collaboration is critical for the economic health of our community,” said Ronn Richard, Cleveland Foundation president &amp; CEO. “This is a unique opportunity for two outstanding academic institutions to come together to turn the vision of Cleveland becoming a technology-based innovation hub into a reality – one that is grounded in equitable and inclusive job creation as we reimagine the workforce of the future.” </p><p>Since the collaborative was established, the team at CWRU/CSU has: </p><ul><li>Recruited seven new faculty members between the two universities; </li><li>Activated research and curriculum development efforts of 85-plus faculty members across a range of schools and departments; </li><li>Developed two new joint IoT-related courses across both universities, with more than 100 students enrolled. Students from each university can take these courses on either campus; </li><li>Conducted more than 50 interviews with local companies, including three industry-funded projects. Also, engaged with over a dozen public-sector agencies, with three demonstration projects performed. </li></ul><p>Visit <a target="_blank" href="https://iotcollaborative.org/">IoTCollaborative.org</a> for more information. </p></div></div></div> Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:48:20 +0000 6001031 23087 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees Executive Committee meeting, October 13, 8 a.m. https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-executive-committee-meeting-october-13-8-am <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Executive Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 8 a.m. The committee will adjourn into executive session to discuss imminent and pending litigation with University counsel and other matters required by law to be kept confidential. The meeting will be held via Zoom. </p><p>To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/88468944400c">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/88468944400</a></p><p>To join via audio only, please dial: 929-436-2866; meeting ID: 88468944400#</p></div></div></div> Mon, 12 Oct 2020 13:09:08 +0000 6001031 23080 at https://www.csuohio.edu Char and Chuck Fowler visit relocated Food Pantry https://www.csuohio.edu/news/char-and-chuck-fowler-visit-relocated-food-pantry <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>​​​​​​​This week, CSU friends and supporters Char and Chuck Fowler toured CSU's Lift Up Vikes! food pantry, which was recently relocated to the first floor of Berkman Hall, right in the middle of campus. The Fowlers made a <a target="_blank" href="https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-receives-1-million-gift-support-financially-risk-students">$1 million gift</a> last year to support Lift Up Vikes!, helping to meet students' basic human needs and overcome barriers to academic success.</p><p>The Lift Up Vikes! food pantry is now open for no-contact student food pickup on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and <a target="_blank" href="https://www.csuohio.edu/liftupvikes/lift-vikes-food-pantry">registration is required</a>.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 09 Oct 2020 16:21:24 +0000 6001031 23078 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Receives “Knowledge Challenge” Grant to Fund Study of Underserved Entrepreneurs https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-receives-%E2%80%9Cknowledge-challenge%E2%80%9D-grant-fund-study-underserved-entrepreneurs <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6><em><span><span><span>Cleveland State University (CSU) received a $225,000 grant through The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s “Knowledge Challenge,” a biannual program dedicated to the education and advancement of entrepreneurship in the United States. </span></span></span></em></h6><p><span><span><span><span>“We are grateful to The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation for this significant investment and partnering with the CSU Center for Economic Development (CED) on our effort to address systemic challenges that will impact minority entrepreneurs’ ability to start and grow businesses,” said Merissa Piazza, Ph.D., program manager for the Center for Economic Development</span>, an applied research center within CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs<span>. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>Dr. Piazza and the CED research team will begin their project in January 2021, partnering with <span>the Equity and Inclusion Division at the Greater Cleveland Partnership, JumpStart Inc., and the Cleveland Foundation<i>. </i></span>Through this research-practice collaborative, they will study entrepreneurial gaps and work with practitioners to test actionable policies to overcome disparities in real-time within the three entrepreneurial ecosystems of Cleveland, Dayton and Toledo. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>The research team will focus on investigating institutionalized racism, discrimination and limited access to capital and networking – making it more difficult for minority entrepreneurs to start, successfully fund, launch new enterprises and sustain their business.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>After four years of creating and testing policy, the CED team plans to see their end goal realized by December 2024: improved practice of entrepreneurial service providers and increased access to resources for minority entrepreneurs.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“As we work alongside three communities in Ohio to ‘rebuild better,’ we look forward to highlighting the critical role policy plays for minority businesses,” Dr. Piazza shared. “Better entrepreneurship creates jobs, provides family income and strengthens communities.”</span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Wed, 07 Oct 2020 19:00:13 +0000 6001031 23076 at https://www.csuohio.edu City of Cleveland Provides $200,000 to CSU for Day One Project https://www.csuohio.edu/news/city-cleveland-provides-200000-csu-for-day-one-project <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6><span><span><span><i><span><span><span>Innovative criminal justice program addresses issues faced by many indigent criminal defendants</span></span></span></i> </span></span></span></h6><p><span><span><span><span>The City of Cleveland has awarded CSU with a $200,000 grant to partially fund the Day One Project, a collaboration between CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, the Cleveland Municipal Court, the Cleveland Municipal Prosecutor and the Cuyahoga County Public Defender. The Day One Project partners will formulate creative solutions to problems that emerge on “day one” of criminal prosecutions of poor criminal defendants, such as access to <span>prompt legal representation, pretrial release and prosecutorial diversion programs. </span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>In addition to the $200,000 grant from the City of Cleveland, which is renewable for an additional two years, the project is also funded by a $100,000 grant from the George Gund Foundation.  </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Robert Triozzi, former Cleveland Municipal Court Judge, and former law director for both the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County, leads the Day One Project. Triozzi, who teaches experiential courses related to the project and other criminal justice initiatives at CSU Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, oversees the law students teamed with the Cuyahoga County Public Defender's Office to provide defendants with the time and attention needed to make their case for being released to a judge, as well as to <span>develop more effective systems and policies for protecting the rights of indigent defendants.</span></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Tue, 06 Oct 2020 19:31:34 +0000 6001031 23074 at https://www.csuohio.edu The NRP Group and Cleveland State University Establish ‘Moments That Matter’ Virtual Interview Series on Mentorship https://www.csuohio.edu/news/nrp-group-and-cleveland-state-university-establish-%E2%80%98moments-matter%E2%80%99-virtual-interview-series <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 class="rtecenter"> </h6><p class="rtecenter"><img alt="President Harlan Sands on a Zoom call" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="2" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/CSU_MomentsThatMatter_screen-grab.png" title="" /><br /><em><a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.us/2H8uDCN">Click here</a> to watch replay of CSU and NRP Group's Mentorship Virtual Chat.</em></p><h6 class="rtecenter"><em><span><span><span><span><span>Series of Virtual Fireside Chats Will Kick Off Thursday, Oct. 15 With CSU President Harlan Sands and NRP Founder and CEO Discussing ‘New Model of Mentoring to Drive Personal Growth in Changing Times’ </span></span></span></span></span></em></h6><p>​​​​​​​<span><span><b><span><span>CLEVELAND (October 6, 2020) -</span></span></b> <a href="https://www.nrpgroup.com/"><span><span><span>The NRP Group</span></span></span></a><span><span> and </span></span><a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/"><span><span>Cleveland State University</span></span></a><span><span> (CSU) today announced a partnership to present <i>Moments That Matter</i>, a series of virtual interviews on the subject of mentorship.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The first installment of the <i>Moments That Matter</i> series will be a fireside chat hosted on </span></span><a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LKN6pwl8SlyGHDA0HIyN5w"><span><span>Zoom</span></span></a><span><span> between CSU President Harlan Sands and NRP Founder and CEO J. David Heller, with an introduction by Kenneth Kahn, Ph.D., Dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business. Entitled “The New Model of Mentoring to Drive Personal Growth in Changing Times,” the discussion will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“<i>Moments That Matter</i> is designed to inspire students, NRP employees and other stakeholders to reimagine mentorship as an active, high-engagement process in which we </span></span><span><span>look for inspiring people all around us and actively seek their advice – from a single conversation or inspiration to an ongoing dialogue,” Heller said. “This forum will explore how the act of seeking mentors and offering mentorship can lead to a lifetime of personal and professional learning and enrichment."</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><i><span><span>Moments That Matter</span></span></i><span><span> builds on an existing collaboration between The NRP Group and Cleveland State University. In August 2019, NRP and Millennia Companies joined forces to make a $1.2 million gift to </span></span><span><span>create The NRP &amp; Millennia Center for Property Management within CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business. </span></span><span><span>The program already has begun offering classes and will also include an internship program and an applied research initiative, all designed to meet the considerable human capital needs of real estate and property management firms. There will also be a scholarship program for prospective students.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“Mentoring is a powerful tool for personal improvement and growth,” Sands said. “We want to expand the concept of mentorship. We envision creating a safe place where people are seeking and giving input in areas of their unique expertise, all in the service of improving performance and trajectory in our personal and professional lives. We are excited to partner tightly with industry in this way and to create more opportunities for engaged learning as we help The NRP Group launch this exciting program.”</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“We continually seek to attract, retain and grow A-plus talent at The NRP Group in order to expand our business and pursue our mission,” Heller said. “Through major programs such as The NRP &amp; Millennia Center for Property Management, and ongoing educational opportunities such as the Moments That Matter mentorship series, our goal is to provide people in Northeast Ohio and throughout the NRP footprint with new opportunities for growth and development. We’re thrilled to be working with President Sands on this exciting initiative which is yet another excellent example of our growing collaboration</span></span><span><span>.”</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The second <i>Moments That Matter</i> fireside chat will take place in Spring 2021.</span></span></span></span><br /> </p><p><span><span><span><b><span><span>About The NRP Group</span></span></b><br /><span><span>The NRP Group is a vertically integrated developer, owner, builder, and manager of best-in-class multifamily housing. Since its founding in 1994, NRP has developed more than 43,000 apartment homes, and currently manages over 23,000 residential units. The company utilizes the entire breadth of its in-house capabilities to fulfill its mission: creating exceptional rental housing opportunities for individuals and families, regardless of income. As a three-time recipient of the National Association of Builders Multifamily Development Firm of the Year and recognized Top 10 Developer by National Multifamily Housing Council, NRP is leveraging its decades of practice by also providing construction and property management services to outside owners and developers. For additional information, visit </span></span><a href="http://www.nrpgroup.com"><span><span>www.nrpgroup.com</span></span></a><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span><br /> </p><p><span><span><b><span><span>About Cleveland State University</span></span></b></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by <i>U.S. News &amp; World Report</i>. Find more information at </span></span><a href="http://www.csuohio.edu"><span><span>www.csuohio.edu</span></span></a><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Tue, 06 Oct 2020 14:13:33 +0000 6001031 23067 at https://www.csuohio.edu Vanessa Whiting Appointed to CSU Board of Trustees https://www.csuohio.edu/news/vanessa-whiting-appointed-csu-board-trustees <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center"><span><span><span><i><span><span><span>Appointed for nine-year term by Governor Mike DeWine</span></span></span></i></span></span></span></h6><p><img alt="Vanessa Whiting" height="400" width="400" style="height: 275px; width: 275px; float: right;" class="media-element file-default media-float-right" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/Vanessa%20Whiting.jpg" title="" />​​​​​​​<span><span><span><b><span><span><span>CLEVELAND, Ohio (October 1, 2020) –</span></span></span></b><span><span><span> Vanessa Whiting has been appointed to the Cleveland State University’s Board of Trustees by Governor Mike DeWine for a nine-year term beginning September 30, 2020. Whiting is President of A.E.S. Management Corp., a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen franchisee, which employs more than 350 Cuyahoga and Summit County residents at its sixteen Popeyes Louisiana Kitchens locations, well known for its ongoing commitment to providing second chances to community members.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Whiting also has a wealth of experience as a top attorney in Cleveland, recognized by Northern Ohio Live as one of this area’s top 100 lawyers for the impactful work she has done in economic and community development.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“I am very pleased to welcome Vanessa to the Board and am looking forward to working with her at this pivotal time to enhance the role of Cleveland State University as an anchor institution committed to driving innovation and growth in our city and our region,” says David Gunning, chair of the CSU Board of Trustees. “She has the expertise, insight and deep commitment to the community that will help us expand our efforts as a national leader in urban higher education”.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“We are so thrilled that Vanessa Whiting is joining our Board and becoming part of our team,” adds Harlan Sands, CSU president. “I have had an opportunity to get to know Vanessa during my time here at Cleveland State, and her advice, counsel, and leadership – now as a Trustee – will help us build upon our work to educate the next generation of future leaders who will drive our city and region.” </span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Whiting, who founded her own law firm, has practiced law for more than 30 years, also working at firms in St. Louis and Cleveland. She earned a B.S. in public policy from Duke University, a M.S. in urban affairs and public policy from Southern Illinois University and a J.D. from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>She currently serves as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of The MetroHealth System and is a member of the Tri-C Foundation Board of Trustees, the Cleveland United Way Board of Directors and the Olympic Steel Board of Directors. Whiting also serves on Governor DeWine’s Business Advisory Committee for Covid-19 and is a member of the Restaurant Advisory Committee for Covid-19.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Whiting is a Life Member of the NAACP, and a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She was named the Black Professional of the Year for 2019 by the Black Professional Association Charitable Foundation.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>To learn more about Cleveland State University’s Board of Trustees, go to </span></span></span><a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/board-of-trustees/board-of-trustees"><span><span><span>https://www.csuohio.edu/board-of-trustees/board-of-trustees</span></span></span></a></span></span></span></p><p align="center"><span><span><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></span></span><br /> </p><p><span><span><b><span><span>About Cleveland State University</span></span></b><br /><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>.</span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 01 Oct 2020 19:59:04 +0000 6001031 23062 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Extends Current Collective Bargaining Agreements https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-extends-current-collective-bargaining-agreements <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>CSU administration, AAUP-CSU Chapter, and AAUP-CSU-LS Chapter are pleased to announce that the parties have reached an agreement to extend the current Collective Bargaining Agreements for one year, until August 15, 2021. To read to full announcement, <a target="_blank" href="http://newsletter.csuohio.edu/general/200553/index.html">click here</a>.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 28 Sep 2020 13:56:30 +0000 6001031 23059 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State University Receives $2 Million Grant to Support Cleveland Metropolitan School District Students Interested in Computer Science https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-university-receives-2-million-grant-support-cleveland-metropolitan-school <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center"><em><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>National Science Foundation grant to develop pathways from high school to career</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></h6><p><img alt="Computer screen with lines of code" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/computer-science-1.png" title="" /></p><p><span><span><span><strong>CLEVELAND, OH (September 24, 2020) – </strong><span>Cleveland State University has received a four-year, $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to develop and support college and career pathways for high school students in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) who are interested in pursuing careers in computer science and information technology. A key goal of this project is to broaden participation in the field of computing by providing specific supports to students of color and women – populations that have traditionally been underrepresented in computing and IT careers.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The Cleveland Tech Talent Pipeline project, led by Debbie Jackson, Ed.D., chair of CSU’s department of Teacher Education, is a collaborative initiative involving CSU, CMSD, TECH CORPS and Teaching &amp; Learning Collaborative, Health IT Talent and the Cleveland Foundation. Co-principal investigators are Chansu Yu, Ph.D., professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Brian Harper, Ph.D., JD, associate professor in CSU’s department of Curriculum and Foundations.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span>“We are extremely excited to continue the work of ensuring that CMSD students have opportunities and access to computer science education and careers,” said Jackson. “There are currently 32 CMSD teachers who have been trained to teach high school computer science courses; the next step is to develop a program for CMSD students that includes internship and summer opportunities as well as mentoring and support from 9<sup>th</sup> grade through college and career.” </span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The grant will enable the partners to develop a series of summer workshop and internship programs beginning in 2021 for CMSD high school students, and a mentoring program for students who matriculate to college and careers. The research, led by Dr. Brian Harper, will study the impacts of the programs on the students – particularly students of color – and on the businesses that provide internships with the goal of developing a model that could be used by other school districts. CSU will also continue to provide professional development to teachers to teach computer science and information technology and research the impacts of the curriculum.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“We welcome CSU’s creation of a pipeline that leads our graduates to futures in computer science and IT,” CMSD Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon said. “A primary goal of <i>The Cleveland Plan</i>, our blueprint for education reform, is to prepare students for college and careers that are in demand. That includes providing real-world experience like internships and connecting them to mentors in the field.”</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Students in the program will also be able to transition from CMSD to two- and four-year degree programs building on the supports that are currently available at both Cuyahoga Community College and CSU, or directly into a computer science or information technology career that do not require college degrees. The principal investigators will work with Expanding Computing Education Pathways (an NSF-funded national alliance) and the Ohio STEM Learning Network to share what they learn with other districts in the local, state and national communities. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span>CSU formed a partnership with CMSD several years ago with a research practice partnership, which provided professional development to teachers with the goal of having at least one computer science class taught at each CMSD high school. In addition, CSU provides opportunities for CMSD K-8 teachers to learn to integrate computer science and computational thinking in math and science lessons. </span></span></span></span></span></p><p align="center"><span><span><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></span></span><br /> </p><p><span><span><b><span><span>About Cleveland State University</span></span></b><br /><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>.</span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 17:50:59 +0000 6001031 23055 at https://www.csuohio.edu Euclid Avenue Development Corporation board meeting - September 22 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/euclid-avenue-development-corporation-board-meeting-september-22 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Euclid Avenue Development Corporation (EADC) will have a regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 22, 2020, to discuss Financials. This will be a Zoom conference; instructions are listed below.</p><p><strong>Topic: EADC Board of Directors Meeting<br />Time: Sep 22, 2020 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)<br /><br />Join Zoom Meeting</strong><br /><a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/93589111018">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/93589111018</a><br /><br />Meeting ID: 935 8911 1018<br />One tap mobile<br />+19294362866,,93589111018# US (New York) 13017158592,,93589111018# US<br />+(Germantown)<br /><br />Dial by your location<br />        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)<br />        +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)<br />        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)<br />        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)<br />        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)<br />        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)<br />Meeting ID: 935 8911 1018<br />Find your local number: <a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/u/adYgMl6ADo ">https://csuohio.zoom.us/u/adYgMl6ADo </a></p></div></div></div> Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:53:18 +0000 6001031 23050 at https://www.csuohio.edu Congrats to Crain's Cleveland Business Honoree - Brittany Wampler! https://www.csuohio.edu/news/congrats-crains-cleveland-business-honoree-brittany-wampler <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Brittany Wampler, CSU's director of pre-professional health programs, has been recognized by <em>Crain's Cleveland Business </em>as a 2020 Forty Under 40 honoree. Read more: <a target="_blank" href="https://www.crainscleveland.com/awards/brittany-wampler-forty-under-40-2020">https://www.crainscleveland.com/awards/brittany-wampler-forty-under-40-2020</a></p></div></div></div> Fri, 18 Sep 2020 19:15:16 +0000 6001031 23048 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees Meeting, Thursday, September 17 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-meeting-thursday-september-17 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 8 am. The meeting will be held via Zoom.</p><p>To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/96767214627">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/96767214627</a>. </p><p>To join via audio only, please dial 312-626-6799; meeting ID: 96767214627#.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 11 Sep 2020 19:25:41 +0000 6001031 23038 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Communication Professor Earns Award for Opinion Pieces https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-communication-professor-earns-award-for-opinion-pieces <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center"><em><span><span><span><span><span>Best in Ohio Essay Writing award presented to Richard M. Perloff, Ph.D</span></span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></em></h6><p><span><span><span><b><span>CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 2, 2020) –</span></b><span>  Richard M. Perloff, Ph.D., Cleveland State University professor of communication and political science, has earned statewide recognition from the Press Club of Cleveland for three essays he wrote. The Press Club praised Dr. Perloff’s opinion pieces, which were published in <i>The Plain Dealer</i> in 2019, and presented him a Best in Ohio Essay Writing award at its recent All Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards event.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Dr. Perloff is a long-time member of the communication faculty at CSU. His award-winning essays were titled: “Despite the naysaying, school busing worked”; “In an everything-goes online world, we need old-fashioned, bootstrap journalists more than ever”; and “The border wall stalemate is nothing compared to Brexit crisis, and what it reveals about western democracies’ populist revolts.” Of the latter essay, the Press Club awards judges called the piece “…so thought-provoking and well stated. Challenges the reader in unexpected, searing ways.” </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“What I find most gratifying about the pieces that I write is the ability to take people outside their own issues in their own lives and into the issues that we face as a country,” said Dr. Perloff. “And academics like me get the chance to do that—to make people think outside the box and to open people’s eyes to what was once obscured from their view. I am honored to be given this award primarily because it is an award for getting people to <i>think</i>.”</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Dr. Perloff’s essays can be found here:</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2018/12/in-an-everything-goes-online-media-world-we-need-old-fashioned-bootstrap-journalists-more-than-ever-richard-m-perloff-opinion.html"><span>https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2018/12/in-an-everything-goes-online-media-world-we-need-old-fashioned-bootstrap-journalists-more-than-ever-richard-m-perloff-opinion.html</span></a></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2019/10/despite-the-naysaying-school-busing-worked-richard-m-perloff.html"><span>https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2019/10/despite-the-naysaying-school-busing-worked-richard-m-perloff.html</span></a></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><a href="https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2019/02/the-border-wall-stalemate-is-nothing-next-to-britains-brexit-crisis-and-what-it-reveals-about-western-democracies-populist-revolts-richard-m-perloff-opinion.html"><span>https://www.cleveland.com/opinion/2019/02/the-border-wall-stalemate-is-nothing-next-to-britains-brexit-crisis-and-what-it-reveals-about-western-democracies-populist-revolts-richard-m-perloff-opinion.html</span></a></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>A complete listing of all winners from the Press Club awards event can be found here: </span><a href="http://www.pressclubcleveland.com/media/documents/eij2/2020eijtab.pdf"><span>http://www.pressclubcleveland.com/media/documents/eij2/2020eijtab.pdf</span></a><span>.</span></span></span></span></p><p align="center"><br /><span><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>About Cleveland State University </span></span></span></b><br /><span><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at </span></span></span><a href="http://www.csuohio.edu"><span><span><span>www.csuohio.edu</span></span></span></a><span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p> </p></div></div></div> Wed, 02 Sep 2020 21:44:49 +0000 6001031 23019 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Research Team Awarded Three-Year, $1 Million Grant from National Science Foundation https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-research-team-awarded-three-year-1-million-grant-from-national-science-foundation <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 align="center"><em><span><span><span><span><span>Grant to be utilized for academic excellence and gender equity initiative</span></span></span></span></span></em></h6><p><span><span><span><b><span>CLEVELAND, Ohio (September 2, 2020) –</span></b><span> A team of researchers from Cleveland State University has been awarded a three-year, $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program for a project titled “Achieving Excellence and Equity through Academic Leadership Development.” </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The grant will help continue CSU’s ongoing efforts to achieve gender equity among faculty, particularly STEM faculty. The project will draw on successful national models, both from academia and business, for evidence-based practices that positively impact gender equity and can be adapted to CSU’s specific needs.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The principal investigators for the project are Michael Horvath, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Psychology, Cheryl Bracken, Ph.D., interim vice provost for faculty affairs and professor in the School of Communication, Lili Dong, Ph.D., associate professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and  Joanne Goodell, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Teacher Education. In addition to the principal investigators, the project team includes Toufik Aidja, associate lecturer in Engineering Technology. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The project, which will begin in November 2020, will focus on</span><span><span><span><span> professional </span></span></span></span><span>development opportunities for department chairs to enhance their knowledge and the skills they need to foster gender equity. A new cohort of department chairs will join the project each January over the three-year grant period, with the research team providing ongoing</span> <span>support as chairs make plans to implement new practices.  In total, chairs in more than 16 departments across five of CSU’s schools and colleges will take part.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“This grant will enable us to refine and extend proven techniques while adapting them to the CSU environment with the goal of achieving gender equity among our STEM faculty,” said Horvath. “We have a well-rounded team of faculty, administrators and staff from across the university who will work together on this project. Each of us is drawing from our discipline-specific expertise as well as our experience with diversity, equity and inclusion We also plan to expand our team to include other subject-matter experts both internal and external to CSU.”</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>While the project focuses on STEM faculty, the researchers believe the work will have benefit across the university and will also address how gender intersects with other aspects of identity, including age and national origin.</span></span></span></span></p><p align="center"><span><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>About NSF’s ADVANCE program</span></span></span></b><br /><span><span><span>The objective of the National Science Foundation’s ADVANCE program is to increase the representation and advancement of women in academic STEM fields. ADVANCE encourages institutions of higher education and the broader STEM community to address various aspects of STEM academic culture and institutional structure that may differentially affect women faculty and academic administrators. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>About Cleveland State University </span></span></span></b><br /><span><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at </span></span></span><a href="http://www.csuohio.edu"><span><span><span>www.csuohio.edu</span></span></span></a><span><span><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Wed, 02 Sep 2020 18:40:43 +0000 6001031 23018 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees Committee Meetings - September 1 and 3 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-committee-meetings-september-1-and-3 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Financial Affairs Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 8 am. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/99838749539">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/99838749539</a>. To join via audio only, please dial: 929-436-2866; meeting ID: 99838749539#.</p><p>The Academic Affairs and Student Success Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will meet on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 8 am. The meeting will be held via Zoom. To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/93490206343">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/93490206343</a>. To join via audio only, please dial: 929-436-2866; meeting ID: 93490206343#.</p></div></div></div> Fri, 28 Aug 2020 19:45:39 +0000 6001031 23009 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State University and University of Akron to Explore Creating Unified Law School https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-university-and-university-akron-explore-creating-unified-law-school <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><strong><span><span><span><span>To see frequently asked questions about the potential unified law school, visit <a target="_blank" href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/newsevents/news/faqs-related-potential-unified-law-school">https://www.law.csuohio.edu/newsevents/news/faqs-related-potential-unified-law-school</a>.</span></span></span></span></strong></p><h6 class="MsoNoSpacing"><em><span><span><span><span><span><span>Innovative Partnership Would Invest in Students and the Community</span></span></span></span></span></span></em>​​​​​​​</h6><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><b><span>CLEVELAND-AKRON, OH (August 27, 2020) –  </span></b><span>Cleveland State University (CSU) and the University of Akron (UA) today announced the formation of a Joint Exploratory Working Group to consider a strategic partnership between the </span><a href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/"><span>Cleveland-Marshall College of Law</span></a><span> and </span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/"><span>The University of Akron School of Law</span></a><span>. The Working Group will be co-chaired by CSU Cleveland-Marshall Dean Lee Fisher and Akron Law Dean C.J. Peters and will include representatives of the faculty, staff, alumni and students of both law schools, as well as representatives from both legal communities. It will determine the feasibility, timeline and key components of investing in a new operating model that would create new synergies and opportunities for legal education. Recommendations will be shared with the university presidents later this fall. If appropriate, the plan would go to the American Bar Association (ABA) and the state for final approval in 2021. Both university presidents and UA and CSU Boards of Trustees support the formation of the Joint Exploratory Working Group. </span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>A joint operating model would potentially create the largest law school in Ohio and one of the largest public law schools in the country. UA and CSU would jointly own and operate the newly organized law school, making it the only law school in the United States to be part of two different urban public research universities. </span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>Both university presidents appreciate the weight of the undertaking and applaud the innovative spirit of the committee’s purpose. </span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>“The opportunity to work together on something truly special and unique that builds upon our respective track records of academic excellence and student engagement is real,” said Harlan Sands, president of Cleveland State University. “Our collective ability to meet the changing needs and expectations of our legal and business communities in Northeast Ohio is greater if we work together.”</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>UA President Gary L. Miller agrees. “We have an exciting opportunity to think about how we might redesign legal education through a creative partnership of two outstanding law schools. We hope to leverage the great variation in circumstances in the Cleveland-Akron-Canton urban corridor.“</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>The physical proximity of the two campuses would allow students to take in-person courses at both locations; students also could choose from many online offerings. The combined faculty would bring enormous depth and breadth to the school’s curriculum and scholarly output and its capacity to serve the Northeast Ohio community through clinics, educational programming, pro bono work and legal expertise would be unmatched.</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>The two law schools announced earlier they would cross-register eight courses for the fall 2020 semester as an opportunity to leverage the curricular strengths of both law schools and to expand curricular opportunities for law students.  </span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span>Both schools have been long recognized for excellence in legal education.</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing" align="center"><span><span><span>###</span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span><span>CSU Cleveland-Marshall, founded in 1897, was the first law school in Ohio to admit women and one of the first to admit African Americans. CSU Cleveland-Marshall is the highest ranked public law school in Northern Ohio. In the most recent national rankings, CSU Cleveland-Marshall had the second largest ranking increase of any law school in the nation. There has been a 40% increase in enrollment since 2016. The School is home to the nationally recognized </span></span><a href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/programs/cybersecurity"><span><span>Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection</span></span></a><span><span>, </span></span><a href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/academics/chlp"><span><span>Center for Health Law and Policy</span></span></a><span><span>, </span></span><a href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/academics/criminaljusticecenter"><span><span>Criminal Justice Center</span></span></a><span><span>, and </span></span><a href="https://www.law.csuohio.edu/academics/globalspacelaw"><span><span>Global Space Law Center</span></span></a><span><span>.  In 2019, CSU Cleveland-Marshall enrolled 403 J.D. students.</span></span></span></span></p><p class="MsoNoSpacing"><span><span><span><span>Akron Law boasts the highest first-time pass rate among Ohio public law schools on the most recent Ohio bar exams, and its trial advocacy teams have won four national championships and 19 regional titles. The School, which will celebrate its centennial in 2021, is home to the </span></span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/ccl/"><span><span>Center for Constitutional Law</span></span></a><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><span><span> and the </span></span></span></span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/mbc/"><span><span>Miller Becker Center for Professional Responsibility</span></span></a><span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><span><span>, and </span></span></span></span><span><span>its </span></span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/curriculum/areas/ip.dot"><span><span>Intellectual Property (IP) Law program</span></span></a><span><span> is one of the top IP programs in the country. The School also hosts a nationally recognized </span></span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/curriculum/clinical-programs/reentry.dot"><span><span>Reentry Clinic</span></span></a><span><span>, a </span></span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/curriculum/clinical-programs/seed-clinic"><span><span>small business (SEED) clinic</span></span></a><span><span>, and a </span></span><a href="https://www.uakron.edu/law/curriculum/clinical-programs/trademark.dot"><span><span>Trademark Clinic</span></span></a><span><span> in which law students prosecute trademark applications. In 2019, Akron Law enrolled 416 J.D. students.</span></span></span></span>​​​​​​​</p></div></div></div> Thu, 27 Aug 2020 18:58:19 +0000 6001031 23006 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Hires 50 Student Ambassadors to Promote Safe Protocols on Campus https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-hires-50-student-ambassadors-promote-safe-protocols-campus <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Cleveland State University Student Safety Ambassadors practicing physical distancing" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="2" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/student-safety-ambassador_slider2.png" title="" />​​​​​​​​​​​​​​<span><span><b>CLEVELAND, OH (August 25, 2020) –</b> Cleveland State University launched a new student ambassador program in partnership with “Safe Campus CSU,” the university’s campaign to promote health and safety while on campus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 50 students have been hired and trained to uphold safety guidelines, while working to promote a community standard among fellow students, faculty and staff.</span></span></p><p><span><span>“We have chosen a ‘peer approach’ with the Student Safety Ambassador (SSA) program because peer influence is one of the biggest factors in choosing, changing and normalizing the behavior of students on a college campus,” explained Denise Keary, CSU Health and Wellness Coordinator. “By role-modeling, encouraging and supporting our new safety protocols, our hope is to influence these new standards of behavior in order to keep CSU safe and open.”</span></span></p><p><span><span>The student ambassadors lead by example, displaying how to correctly wear a mask and practice proper physical distancing on campus. They also assist with building entry and exit circulation, reinforce hygiene by directing students, faculty and staff to  hand sanitizer stations across campus and distribute safety supplies, including masks and thermometers.</span></span></p><p><span><span>"Let's be on each other’s side and fight this pandemic together,” said student ambassador Rushi Prajapati, a graduate student in computer and information studies. “Even if we each try to help two or three people, in addition to wearing face masks and using sanitizer often, we will achieve the goal of overcoming this pandemic more quickly.”</span></span></p><p><span><span>Keary and the team at Health and Wellness trained the SSAs along with other campus partners including Anthony Traska, Chief of the University Police Department; Dr. Shannon Greybar Milliken, Vice Provost of Student Affairs &amp; Dean of Students; and Alison Martin Scoufield, Associate Dean of Students, Community Standards &amp; Advocacy. A large portion of the training focused on reviewing and acting out bystander intervention, de-escalation techniques, ways of role modeling and how to deal with resistance of safety measures.</span></span></p><p><span><span><span>“Qualities of our SSAs include a passion for keeping CSU safe, a call to do something ‘bigger than themselves,’ positive energy and the belief that they can institute change,” shared Keary.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span>CSU hopes to foster positive reinforcement of state and federal regulations concerning COVID-19, with students at the heart of this campaign. The ambassadors will continue to promote on-campus safety measures throughout the fall semester .</span></span></p></div></div></div> Wed, 26 Aug 2020 20:38:50 +0000 6001031 23005 at https://www.csuohio.edu Arlindo Ahmetaj appointed to CSU Board of Trustees as student trustee https://www.csuohio.edu/news/arlindo-ahmetaj-appointed-csu-board-trustees-student-trustee <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>CLEVELAND (August 25, 2020) – </strong><span><span><span>Arlindo Ahmetaj, a first-year Masters of Business Administration student at CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business, has been appointed by Governor Mike DeWine to a two-year term to serve as a student trustee on the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees.  </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>Ahmetaj, a native of Albania, completed his Bachelor’s degree in May 2019, at Cleveland State, graduating cum laude with a major in business economics and a double minor in finance and health care management. In his MBA studies, Ahmetaj intends to pursue a concentration in informatics, a branch of computer science.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>“I am humbled and grateful for this opportunity to serve Cleveland State as a student trustee,” said Ahmetaj. “It is a huge honor to be able to give back to CSU, which has already done so much for me in advancing my education and helping me prepare for a fulfilling career.”</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>Ahmetaj moved to Cleveland in May of 2015 and began his undergraduate studies at CSU in January 2016. During his undergraduate years, Ahmetaj served as treasurer of the Student Government Association and also as treasurer and then president of the Tau Sigma national honor society. He currently works as a staff accountant for the City of Cleveland.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>In his free time, Ahmetaj closely follows European football, a sport he participated in as a goalkeeper growing up in Albania. He and his wife, Kristina, are proud parents of a son, Arvin, who was born during Ahmetaj’s first undergraduate semester at CSU.</span></span></span></p><p class="rtecenter"><span><span><span># # #</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><b>About Cleveland State University </b></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by <em>U.S. News &amp; World Report</em>. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu"><span><span>www.csuohio.edu</span></span></a>. </span></span></span>​​​​​​​</p></div></div></div> Tue, 25 Aug 2020 14:27:45 +0000 6001819 22997 at https://www.csuohio.edu Dr. Mark Salling Reports on Efforts to Promote Voting by Mail https://www.csuohio.edu/news/dr-mark-salling-reports-efforts-promote-voting-mail <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span><span><span>Dr. Mark Salling from the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs published a report concerning how to ensure a strong voter turnout among young and old voters in Cuyahoga County amidst the fall 2020 election and the COVID-19.</span></span></span>​​​​​​​</p><p><span><span><span>In his report, Dr. Salling shares that while a statewide analysis would be more definitive, data from Cuyahoga County suggests that efforts to promote voting by mail could possibly help establish high rates of voter turn-out among both young and old voters, while also reducing the risks to health from COVID-19.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>The “Focus on Facts” report explained that voting by mail has been a well-established practice in the State of Ohio for many years, before the onset of the COVID-19. In Cuyahoga County's Fall 2016 election, more than 193,000 voters chose the vote by mail option.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>The report includes figures and graphics that examine comparisons and contrasts between age groups and their choices to vote in person or by mail during the 2016 election. Historically, younger voters have much lower voter turn-out rates than those older. Concerns about COVID-19 risks could further reduce their participation rates.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>Read the report <a href="https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/urban_facpub/1668/">here</a>.</span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Mon, 24 Aug 2020 20:58:17 +0000 6001031 22996 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Administration and Faculty Union Reach Tentative Agreement to Extend Collective Bargaining Agreements https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-administration-and-faculty-union-reach-tentative-agreement-extend-collective-bargaining <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>CLEVELAND (August 24, 2020)</strong> – Cleveland State University (CSU) administration, the American Association of University Professors CSU chapter (AAUP-CSU), and AAUP-CSU-Law School (LS) chapter are pleased to announce that the parties have a tentative agreement to extend the current Collective Bargaining Agreements, which expired August 15, 2020.</p><p>The tentative agreement was reached after multiple sessions of engaged, candid, and professional discussions. The CSU-AAUP and CSU-AAUP-LS chapters will present the tentative agreement to their membership for ratification. Upon ratification by the union membership, the CSU administration will present the tentative agreement to the Board of Trustees for approval.</p><p>The parties believe that constructive dialog, mutual understanding, transparency, and collective efforts are essential for CSU to emerge from the current pandemic in a stronger, more sustainable position and plan to continue further interactions in that spirit.</p><p class="rtecenter">###</p><p><strong>About Cleveland State University</strong><br />Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With nearly 16,000 students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 24 Aug 2020 19:31:09 +0000 6001819 22995 at https://www.csuohio.edu Dr. Clonan-Roy Contributes Insightful Research to New Study “Ready to Lead” https://www.csuohio.edu/news/dr-clonan-roy-contributes-insightful-research-new-study-ready-lead <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span><span><span><span>Dr. </span><span><span>Katie Clonan-Roy, assistant professor of Curriculum and Foundations in the College of Education and Human Services, contributed insightful research for a recently released national study called “Ready to Lead,” examining  factors of leadership in Girls of Color.</span></span></span></span></span>​​​​​​​</p><p><span><span><span><span><span>The study, released in partnership with Girls Leadership, an organization dedicated to t</span></span><span><span>eaching girls how to exercise the power of their voice, explores personal, societal, and structural factors that deeply impact Black and Latinx girls’ leadership identity, aspiration, and skill development.</span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span>“While we have made many positive steps forward in supporting girls’ education and development, serious and systemic barriers remain and impact the trajectories of Girls of Color in our society,” shared Dr. Clonan-Roy. “Research shows that Black and Latinx girls, specifically, possess specific leadership competencies, and yet these competencies are not often recognized or nurtured in schools and other social spaces.” </span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The study identifies three key findings:  Black and Latinx girls are ready to lead; families and communities develop leaders; and bias remains a key barrier to leadership. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Dr. Clonon-Roy hopes “Ready to Lead” encourages policymakers to shift the lens of their focus away from data that centers on the experiences of white, cisgender, and often middle-class girls, and instead lead discussions, conduct research, and develop policy with the strengths of, needs of, and support systems for girls of color as drivers for their work.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“<span>This research, ‘Ready to Lead’, is incredibly necessary because it illuminates the strengths of Black and Latinx girls, related to leadership, and the barriers they face in exercising leadership skills,” Dr Clonan-Roy explained. “It is our aim, that by recognizing and understanding these strengths and barriers, we can support Black and Latinx girls in activating their potential, and dismantle barriers that hinder their leadership.”</span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Dr. Clonan-Roy <span>and close colleague, Dr. Charlotte Jacobs of the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education,</span> recently founded the </span><a href="https://www.engenderedresearch.com/">EnGenderED Research Collaborative</a> <span class="MsoHyperlink"><span><span><span>to anchor their long-lasting collaboration and dedication to studying</span></span></span></span> <span>intersectional educational inequities. The collaborative partners with scholars, practitioners, and activists to study how gender influences the daily lives of young people in schools and communities.  Dr. Jacobs also served as cabinet member, contributing to the “Ready to Lead” study.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span>Read the report and learn more about Girls Leadership </span></span><a href="https://readytolead.girlsleadership.org/"><span><span>here</span></span></a><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Mon, 24 Aug 2020 19:13:51 +0000 6001031 22994 at https://www.csuohio.edu Dr. Kenneth B. Kahn Joins CSU as Dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business https://www.csuohio.edu/news/dr-kahn-joins-csu <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>Cleveland, OH – August 11, 2020</strong> – Cleveland State University this week welcomed Kenneth B. Kahn, Ph.D., as the new dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business. Dr. Kahn is widely recognized as an experienced academic administrator, scholar and researcher on innovation and innovation management. He officially joined the CSU team on August 10. </p><p>“We are pleased to welcome Dr. Kahn, a proven leader and nationally recognized scholar,” said Jianping Zhu, Ph.D., CSU Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. “He brings a wealth of experience both as an administrator and as a researcher. We are confident his expertise, scholarship and insight will continue to foster growth and student success for the Monte Ahuja College of Business.” </p><p>“I’m pleased to join CSU and very honored to serve as Dean of the Monte Ahuja College of Business,” said Dr. Kahn. “Just as CSU strives to be a beacon institution for Northeast Ohio, the Ahuja College of Business aims to be an exemplar for business education, scholarship and research. I look forward to working with our amazing faculty, staff, and students, plus collaborating with the Northeast Ohio business community, to educate the leaders of tomorrow.”</p><p>Dr. Kahn previously served as the senior associate dean of the School of Business at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). While at VCU, he also was the full-time director of the VCU da Vinci Center, focusing on interdisciplinary innovation and entrepreneurship initiatives across the university. Prior to VCU, he held leadership and faculty positions at Purdue University, University of Tennessee and Georgia Tech. In 2012, the Journal of Product Innovation Management recognized Dr. Kahn as one of the top ten innovation management scholars in the world.</p><p>Dr. Kahn earned a Ph.D. in Marketing and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech.</p><p><strong>About Cleveland State University </strong><br />Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/">www.csuohio.edu</a>. <br /> </p></div></div></div> Wed, 12 Aug 2020 17:43:33 +0000 6002238 22963 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU President Harlan Sands appointed to NCAA Division I Board of Directors https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-president-harlan-sands-appointed-ncaa-division-i-board-directors <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span><span><b>CLEVELAND, Ohio – August 7, 2020 – </b>Cleveland State University President Harlan M. Sands has been appointed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I Board of Directors representing the Horizon League. His four-year term begins this month.</span></span></p><p><span><span>He joins a board that consists of 20 university presidents, CEOs and chancellors as well as one director of athletics, one senior female administrator, one faculty athletics representative and one student-athlete. Collectively, the board provides strategic direction and oversight for the Division I collegiate model.  The Division I Board of Directors reports to the NCAA Board of Governors and oversees committees that include the Division I Council, Committee on Infractions, Infractions Appeals, Presidential Forum and Committee on Academics.</span></span></p><p><span><span>“It is an honor to have been chosen to serve on the Division I board, and a privilege to represent the Horizon League,” said President Sands. “At CSU, we are strong believers in the value Division I athletics provides in enhancing the experience of our student-athletes and instilling pride across campus and among our alumni. I look forward to working with fellow board members and staff leadership to advance the NCAA’s mission.”</span></span></p><p><span><span>“We’re very pleased to have President Sands representing the Horizon League on the NCAA Board of Directors,” said Jonathan B. LeCrone, Horizon League Commissioner. “Since arriving at Cleveland State University, he has been an excellent addition to our league’s Board of Directors, working on behalf of CSU and the Horizon League’s student-athletes. He brings a wealth of experience in higher education and we know he will represent CSU and the Horizon League well.” </span></span></p><p><span><span>Scott Garrett, CSU Director of Athletics, added “Our coaches, staff and student-athletes are fortunate to have President Sands’ enthusiastic support for our mission of delivering a transformational student-athlete experience at CSU. The Horizon League could not have nominated a better leader to help play a part in the future of the NCAA during this critical time and we look forward to assisting him in this capacity.”</span></span>​​​​​​​</p><p><span><span><b>About Cleveland State University </b></span></span></p><p><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>. </span></span></p></div></div></div> Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:10:22 +0000 6001031 22954 at https://www.csuohio.edu Promoting Safe Measures at Cleveland State University https://www.csuohio.edu/news/promoting-safe-measures-cleveland-state-university <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6><img alt="Cleveland State University President Sands and Provost Zhu with students outside wearing masks" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/mask-shoot_slider2.png" title="" />​​​​​​​<span><span><span>Cleveland State University has committed to creating a safe environment for students, faculty and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic, promoting practices to maintain the health and wellness of those on campus with a new campaign called “Safe Campus CSU.” </span></span></span>​​​​​​​</h6><p><span><span><span>Last week, CSU President Harlan Sands met up with students and university mascot, Magnus,  for a “Safe Campus CSU” photoshoot.  The “Viking” team posed to demonstrate proper social distancing and how to mask-up on campus. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>“I'm proud to lead by example, not just for my own health, but for my friends, classmates, and others who are, or are living with, people at higher risk for a severe case,” shared Connor Mahon. “We all want to be on the other side of this pandemic as soon as possible, and wearing a mask is such an easy action that will help us get there.”</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>The photos captured will be used to set standards and spread important messages of health and safety throughout the CSU community. Additionally, the photos will be published with CSU’s “Mask-Up Campaign,” which promotes masks and their importance through social media posts and encouragement from all departments of the CSU community.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>President Sands tasked the students who participated in the photoshoot with being student ambassadors for the “Safe Campus CSU” campaign, challenging them to uphold safety standards among their peers. “Safe Campus CSU” includes a revamp across campus: hand washing and sanitizing stations, banners and signage reinforcing social distancing and mask usage, protective barriers and limited capacity warnings.  </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>Cleveland State will continue to create measures that are in the best interest of students, faculty and staff during the pandemic, as well as uphold a commitment to the greatest standards on campus while working together as a Viking community.</span></span></span></p><p class="BasicParagraph"><span><span><span><span><b><span>About Cleveland State University </span></b></span></span></span></span></p><p class="BasicParagraph"><span><span><span><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at </span><a href="http://www.csuohio.edu"><span>www.csuohio.edu</span></a><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></p><p class="BasicParagraph" align="center"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>### </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 30 Jul 2020 19:16:20 +0000 6001031 22942 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Board of Trustees Reviews Plans for Fall Semester, President’s Performance https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-board-trustees-reviews-plans-for-fall-semester-president%E2%80%99s-performance <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span><span><span>CLEVELAND (July 28, 2020) –</span> <span>Cleveland State University’s Board of Trustees met today to review and discuss CSU’s fall semester repopulation plan, receive an update on “CSU 2.0”, the University plan to reimagine its future, evaluate President Sands’ performance, and set goals and objectives for the coming year.  In unanimously passing a resolution in support of President Sands’ performance and approving his goals for FY21, the trustees voiced strong approval and confidence in the President and his leadership team and praised the way CSU has approached the current pandemic crisis. </span></span></span>​​​​​​​</p><p><span><span><span><span>The Trustees expressed confidence in the University’s plan to repopulate campus beginning Aug. 24, commending the administration for its data-driven approach to providing a safe teaching and learning environment. It also expressed public support for the way President Sands and the leadership team have<span> advanced a spirit of collaboration and partnership at CSU, working closely with faculty, staff and students to transition teaching and learning to remote delivery, establish thorough campus repopulation protocols, and promote shared approaches to campus health and safety and financial challenges. </span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>In providing the president’s annual evaluation, the Board cited his firm leadership both before and during the pandemic crisis and his demonstrated ability to build partnerships, recruit talent, forge relationships, and advance CSU’s standing locally, nationally, and globally. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>“Harlan Sands has done a tremendous job in his first two years. He was the right leader for CSU before the pandemic, and now there is no one our trustees would rather have leading us during an especially challenging time,” said David Gunning, chair of the CSU Board of Trustees. “His experience, keen insight and ability to collaborate across our university and community has kept CSU on an upward trajectory.”</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Overall enrollments and progression rates at CSU are stronger than ever, with the largest fall freshmen class in history last year, an increase in graduate enrollments this year, and increases in retention and graduation rates across the board for all student groups. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Under Sands leadership, CSU strengthened its financial statement and balance sheet, implemented new recruitment and marketing strategies, established three new enrollment partnership pipelines with Cuyahoga Community College, Lorain County Community College, and Lakeland Community College, established a ground-breaking Living Learning Community for CMSD students (through a partnership with Parker Hannifin), and secured additional multi-million dollar gifts from several major contributors including <span>The NRP Group and The Millennia Companies, Lee and Ageleke Zapis, and The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation. During this past year, overall fundraising increased 2.5% to </span><span>$8.3M, and </span><span>annual Giving Day </span><span>contributions to CSU increased over 50% with more than $460,000 raised from 2,500 plus donors, setting new records in both giving and donor totals. </span></span></span></span></span></p><p class="BasicParagraph"><span><span><span><span><b><span>About Cleveland State University </span></b></span></span></span></span></p><p class="BasicParagraph"><span><span><span><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at </span><a href="http://www.csuohio.edu"><span>www.csuohio.edu</span></a><span>. </span></span></span></span></span></p><p class="BasicParagraph" align="center"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>### </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Tue, 28 Jul 2020 17:16:59 +0000 6001031 22934 at https://www.csuohio.edu Special Board Meeting of the CSU Board of Trustees – July 28, 2020 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/trustees-meeting <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>Special Board Meeting of the CSU Board of Trustees – July 28, 2020</strong></p><p>The Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. to receive updates relative to COVID-19 pandemic matters and consider other business per the agenda below. </p><p>The meeting will be held via Zoom. To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/97767628760">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/97767628760</a>. To join the meeting via audio only, please dial 929-436-2866, meeting ID 97767628760.</p><p><img alt="CSU logo" height="69" width="400" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="4" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/NewCSU-stacked4.png" title="" />​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​</p><h6>BOARD OF TRUSTEES - SPECIAL MEETING</h6><p><strong>July 28, 2020<br />8:00 a.m. via Zoom<br />AGENDA OF BUSINESS</strong></p><p><strong>I. CALL TO ORDER/NOTICE OF QUORUM</strong><br />​​​​​​​David H. Gunning II, Chair<br />A. Minutes of the May 21, 2020 Board Meeting</p><p><strong>II. REPORT OF THE CHAIR </strong><br />Mr. Gunning<br />B. Recognition of Faculty Trustee Bill Bowen<br />Board Resolution <br /><br /><strong>III. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT </strong><br />Harlan M. Sands, President </p><p><strong>IV. REPORT OF THE CSU FOUNDATION </strong><br />Thomas E. Hopkins, Chair, <br />CSU Foundation </p><p>C. FY20 Fundraising Reports through June 30, 2020 Julie M. Rehm, Vice President<br />    University Advancement</p><p><strong>V. CONSENT AGENDA   Mr. Gunning</strong><br />D. Approval of New Degree Program </p><ul><li>BS in Healthcare Management  </li></ul><p>E. Approval of Faculty Personnel Policy Revisions </p><ul><li>3344-11-02 Definitions</li><li>3344-11-07 Chair Dean Evaluations</li><li>3344-13-03 Graduation, convocation and assembly committee</li><li>3344-16-07 Retirement </li><li>​​​​​​​3344-21-02 Policy on academic misconduct</li></ul><p>F. Approval of Wyse Advertising Contract </p><p>G. Dean Tenure Approval </p><ul><li>Dr. Kenneth Kahn, Dean, Monte Ahuja College of Business</li></ul><p>H. Faculty Tenure Approval</p><ul><li>Dr. Tawanda M. Greer-Medley, College of Education and Human Services</li></ul><p>I. Approval of Bi-Polar Ionization – Air Cleaning Technology                                                                                                                                 </p><p><strong>VI. EXECUTIVE SESSION</strong>  <br />Mr. Gunning</p><p><strong>VII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS</strong><br />Mr. Gunning</p><p><strong>VIII. NEW BUSINESS</strong><br />Mr. Gunning<br />J. Approval of FY21 Presidential Goals </p><p><strong>IX. ADJOURNMENT </strong><br />​​​​​​​Mr. Gunning</p><p><strong>Next meeting to be held Thursday, September 17, 2020</strong></p><p># # #</p><p> </p><p> </p></div></div></div> Fri, 24 Jul 2020 19:51:54 +0000 6002238 22930 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State Commissions Five Task Forces to Develop Recommendations for “CSU 2.0”  https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-20 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><strong>CLEVELAND – July 20, 2020</strong> – CSU President Harlan M. Sands today announced the creation of five distinct Task Forces – one each for Academics, Administration, Diversity/Inclusion, Athletics, and Growth/Innovation – to reimagine the university’s future and put it on a path to become “CSU 2.0.” Members of the Task Forces include an interdisciplinary cross-section of faculty, staff and students, as well as distinguished advisors from the community and academia. </p><p>President Sands’ full message to the campus community follows:</p><p><strong>CSU 2.0 – Reimagining Our Future<br />​​​​​​​</strong><br />To our campus community:</p><p>Now that we have taken major strides together on a plan to repopulate our campus this fall, and made some difficult initial decisions to stabilize our campus financials, it is time to move ahead with our process to come up with a thoughtful, actionable plan that will help us emerge from this pandemic a stronger and more focused institution – an institution that is true to our beliefs and core values, and fully ready to meet the future needs of our students, our city, and the region. </p><p>If there is one thing we’ve learned these past few months, it is that our CSU community will pull together in a time of great need to deliver on our “Engaged Learning” promise. Faced with a world-wide public health crisis, we demonstrated our ability to stay connected, successfully moving our coursework online, our workforce to home offices, and our many support services to virtual networks. Now, armed with what we have learned about our new environment, ourselves, and the changing needs of our society around us, we are ready to apply this knowledge to our future – a reimagined future – as part of our “CSU 2.0” initiative.</p><p>Over the past weeks, following up on the work of our initial CSU 2.0 Task Force, we have been in dialogue with a wide cross-section of University trustees, administrators, faculty, staff, and students, all of whom are ready, willing, and excited to participate in the next phase of our process.<br /> <br />Today we are commissioning 5 distinct Task Forces – one each for Academics, Administration, Diversity/Inclusion, Athletics, and Growth/Innovation – to prioritize and hone in on more specific recommendations that will further refine our future strategic priorities, teaching and learning pedagogies, alignment of resources, and investments. Over the next four months, these teams will work collectively and independently to reimagine the CSU of today and make recommendations that will put us on a path to the CSU we will be tomorrow. <br /> <br />For Academics, Provost Zhu has already been working with faculty senate leadership to set up a process to review the alignment of our colleges, school and departments to identify efficiencies, assess faculty workloads and incentives, examine course scheduling and class size protocols, and maximize multidisciplinary connectivity. This work will roll up to the Academic Task Force, to be chaired jointly by Provost Zhu and new Faculty Senate President Bob Krebs. Both will be assisted by former Northeastern University President Richard Freeland, who led Northeastern through a 10-year period of growth, innovation, and faculty partnership. Campus membership includes: <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/Academics_.pdf">list here</a>.</p><p>To review campus-wide administrative support functions, I have asked Michael Biehl, our Senior VP for Finance and Administration, and Jeanell Hughes, our Chief Talent Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer to lead our effort. The Administration Task Force will conduct an assessment of organizational structure and campus support services and recommend a set of reforms and changes to improve performance/service, and reduce costs. Campus membership includes: <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/Administration_.pdf">list here</a>.<br /> <br />Dr. Ronnie Dunn, CSU’s Interim Chief Diversity Officer and Peggy Zone Fisher, CEO of The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio will co-lead the Diversity &amp; Inclusion Task Force, which will work closely with the already-established President’s Diversity Council. This group is charged with recommending those actions that will most impact how we conduct ourselves across campus, how we advance, support and promote our diverse faculty and staff and effectively increase their ranks, and how we support and educate our students. </p><p>The Growth and Innovation Task Force will be led by Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Health Care Strategy Dr. Forrest Faison. This group will examine how to best identify opportunities where CSU can invest and grow. Initially, they will focus on strategic growth initiatives in research, engineering, and the sciences, health education to support Cleveland and the region as a health destination and technology hub, adult learning and online opportunities, and workforce needs. Campus membership includes: <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/Growth%20%26%20Innovation%20Task%20Force.pdf">list here</a>.</p><p>Finally, a review of Athletics will be directed by Athletic Director Scott Garrett with the assistance of former University of Missouri Athletic Director Mike Alden, a recent contributor and trusted advisor to CSU Athletics who has a strong track record of success. Campus membership includes: <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/Athletics2.pdf">list here</a>.<br /> <br />To ensure that our 5 Task Forces are working in unison and cross-pollinating ideas, I will engage regularly and directly with Task Force leadership. I also expect our Task Forces to freely reach out for subject matter expertise and other advice within our CSU and larger constituent communities, as needed. As I have stressed from the outset, this is meant to be an inclusive and iterative exercise, and we will continue to engage as deeply and widely as we can to ensure no voice goes unheard. </p><p>As our work moves forward, we will keep you informed through our bi-weekly live Town Halls, a soon-to-be-activated CSU 2.0 web page, and communications through our established faculty, staff, and student groups. </p><p>I have asked for each Task Force to make final recommendations by November 16.</p><p>Moving forward, I am confident we will come out of this stronger and even more ready to serve our students, partner with our community, and build our future together. </p><p>Harlan M. Sands <br />President<br />Cleveland State University</p><p><br /><strong>About Cleveland State University </strong><br />Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen iin 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu. ">www.csuohio.edu. </a></p><p> </p></div></div></div> Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:45:12 +0000 6002238 22919 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Statement in Support of Governor Mike DeWine’s ReStart Ohio Higher Education Plan https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-statement-in-support-governor-mike-dewine%E2%80%99s-restart-ohio-higher-education-plan <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span><span><b><span><span><span>CLEVELAND – July 9, 2020</span></span></span></b><span><span><span> – Following Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s unveiling of his Restart Ohio plan for higher education earlier today, Cleveland State University issued the following statement of support:</span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span>Cleveland State University joins with other Ohio colleges and universities across the state in applauding the unwavering leadership Governor Mike DeWine has shown throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Today, he further demonstrated that leadership in announcing a thorough and well-reasoned set of guidelines to assist Ohio’s institutions of higher education in repopulating their campuses in the safest way possible this fall.</span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Governor and his staff and advisors have consistently sought input from higher education in developing these guidelines and have listened to our hopes and concerns for the return to in-person teaching and learning on our campuses. He recognizes the significant challenges involved in returning to on-campus operations in a way that is as safe as possible for students, faculty and staff, and has been steadfast in advocating for additional federal funding to help make that possible.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><b><span><span>About Cleveland State University </span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>. </span></span></span></span></span></span>​​​​​​​</p><p align="center"><span><span><span><span><span><span># # #</span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 09 Jul 2020 19:44:23 +0000 6001031 22905 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State prepares for in-person + online learning this fall https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-prepares-for-in-person-online-learning-fall <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Harlan M. Sands" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="3" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/Slider_2.jpg" title="" />​​​​​​​</p><p>Cleveland State University President Harlan Sands was interviewed by WKYC Channel 3 reporter Mark Naymik about CSU’S plans for 2020 Fall Semester. The two walked CSU’s 85-acre campus during the interview as President Sands outlined aspects of the university’s plans, including reconfiguring classroom spaces to allow for social distancing, requiring face masks while on campus, as well as additional safety measures that will allow CSU to offer more than half of Fall 2020 classes on campus.</p><p>You can view the segment <a href="https://www.wkyc.com/video/news/education/cleveland-state-prepares-for-in-person-online-learning-this-fall/95-15c48913-c10e-483e-b846-36ef6f0cb9b4">here</a> on WKYC’s website.  More information on CSU’s plans for Fall Semester can be found <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/safe-campus/safe-campus">here</a>.</p><p>​​​​​​​</p></div></div></div> Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:56:39 +0000 6002238 22897 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland State University Receive $1.2 Million NIH Award to Recruit Underrepresented Minority Ph.D. Students https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-clinic-cleveland-state-university-receive-12-million-nih-award-recruit <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6><img alt="Ph.D. student in science research lab" height="390" width="1000" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/front_page_slideshow/NIH-grant-new.png" title="" />​​​​​​​Research team aims to increase number of minority scientists in Cleveland area</h6><p><strong>July 2, 2020, CLEVELAND:</strong> At a time when the national conversation is focused on narrowing the gap of racial equity, two of Cleveland’s anchor institutions have been awarded grant funding that will help them turn words into action.</p><p><a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/">Cleveland State University</a> and <a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/">Cleveland Clinic</a> Lerner Research Institute received a five-year, $1.2 million T32 training award from the National Institutes of Health to recruit underrepresented minority Ph.D. students and students underrepresented in the science and technology workforce. </p><p>The two institutions will recruit the students into their biomedical research programs, building a pipeline of minority scientists in the Cleveland area. </p><p>The grant is a collaborative initiative involving the joint graduate school programs of the two institutions. Meredith Bond, Ph.D., of Cleveland State, and Christine Moravec, Ph.D., of Lerner Research Institute, are co-principal investigators on the grant, titled “CD-Cavs: Cross-Disciplinary Cardiovascular Sciences Training to Diversify the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Workforce.”</p><p>“This is a new and exciting chapter for our institutions which have partnered for 50 years to train Ph.D. students for careers in biomedical sciences,” said Cleveland State University President Harlan Sands. “These students will benefit from the unique pairing of an urban university recognized for cutting-edge research and a world-renowned academic medical center to deliver an experience consistent with our mission of advancing both them and the larger research community.”</p><p>The grant comes amidst the backdrop of a broad national call for diversity and inclusion and underscores the role universities and hospitals have in doing more than just moving the conversation forward. </p><p>“At Cleveland Clinic inclusion is one of our core values. A program like this serves as an example of how we can infuse much- needed diversity into our research community,” said Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Tom Mihaljevic, M.D. “By bringing together individuals with different experiences and perspectives, we can capitalize on the diversity of thought that can lead to innovative approaches to address complex scientific questions. Along with our academic partner, we can work towards building a more robust scientific workforce reflective of the community at large and address long-standing structural racism that leads to healthcare disparities.”</p><p>According to the National Science Foundation, African Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans make up about 31% of the U.S. population but only represent 13% of those receiving doctorate degrees in science and engineering. </p><p>“Historically, there has been a lack of diversity in the scientific workforce, yet studies have shown that diversity increases creativity, promotes higher quality problem-solving and enhances innovation,” said Moravec, cardiovascular research scientist and director of Research Education and Training at Lerner Research Institute. “This grant will enable our institutions to work together to broaden the diversity, backgrounds, experiences and perspectives of those entering STEM fields and the biomedical research workforce.”</p><p>“This program is unique because students will benefit from the diverse student culture at Cleveland State while training in labs at CSU and at the top U.S hospital in the nation for cardiovascular care. The successful outcome of this grant will be 15 to 20 Ph.D. candidates from under-represented backgrounds, sharing the resources of both CSU and Cleveland Clinic, and joining the ranks of STEM professionals,” said Bond, Dean of the College of Sciences and Health Professions at Cleveland State. “Recruiting more diversity into STEM careers is essential to achieve not only equity, but also optimal outcomes and successes in biomedical/bioengineering research.”</p><p>The grant will support the recruitment, education and laboratory training of five Ph.D. students per year over the next 5 years. The trainees will be part of longstanding joint Ph.D. programs between Lerner Research Institute and Cleveland State. The students will complete advanced coursework for their Ph.D. at Cleveland State and will complete their dissertation research in a cardiovascular research lab at one of the two locations. Their individual advisory committees will include faculty from both organizations. Each student will have a clinician mentor in addition to a laboratory-based mentor, facilitating their education in the clinical manifestations of diseases they will study in the laboratory and their integration of laboratory findings into clinical care.</p><p>In addition to a wealth of seminars and career development opportunities available to all trainees in the joint Ph.D. programs, additional enrichment activities will be designed for this group of students. They will receive mentoring and professional development based on their individual backgrounds and needs and will participate in regular discussion groups with other trainees from under-represented backgrounds, discussing challenges and opportunities. <br /> </p><p><strong>About Cleveland Clinic</strong><br /><a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/">Cleveland Clinic</a> is a nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center that integrates clinical and hospital care with research and education. Located in Cleveland, Ohio, it was founded in 1921 by four renowned physicians with a vision of providing outstanding patient care based upon the principles of cooperation, compassion and innovation. Cleveland Clinic has pioneered many <a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/about/overview/who-we-are/facts-figures#innovations-tab">medical breakthroughs</a>, including coronary artery bypass surgery and the first face transplant in the United States. U.S. News &amp; World Report consistently names Cleveland Clinic as one of the nation’s best hospitals in its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey. Among Cleveland Clinic’s 67,554 employees worldwide are more than 4,520 salaried physicians and researchers, and 17,000 registered nurses and advanced practice providers, representing 140 medical specialties and subspecialties. Cleveland Clinic is a 6,026-bed health system that includes a 165-acre main campus near downtown Cleveland, 18 hospitals, more than 220 outpatient facilities, and locations in southeast Florida; Las Vegas, Nevada; Toronto, Canada; Abu Dhabi, UAE; and London, England. In 2019, there were 9.8 million total outpatient visits, 309,000 hospital admissions and observations, and 255,000 surgical cases throughout Cleveland Clinic’s health system. Patients came for treatment from every state and 185 countries. Visit us at <a href="https://my.clevelandclinic.org/">clevelandclinic.org</a>. Follow us at <a href="https://twitter.com/CCforMedia">twitter.com/CCforMedia</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/ClevelandClinic">twitter.com/ClevelandClinic</a>. News and resources available at <a href="https://newsroom.clevelandclinic.org/">newsroom.clevelandclinic.org</a>.</p><p><br /><strong>About Cleveland State University</strong><br />Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2019 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/of6nC5yxOoFZWGkLpTOf3C9?domain=csuohio.edu/">www.csuohio.edu</a>.</p><p><br /> </p></div></div></div> Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:34:36 +0000 6002238 22896 at https://www.csuohio.edu Ronnie Dunn testifies before Ohio Senate Committee on racism as a public health crisis https://www.csuohio.edu/news/ronnie-dunn-testifies-before-ohio-senate-committee-racism-public-health-crisis <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Dr. Ronnie Dunn, interim chief diversity officer and associate professor of urban studies at Cleveland State University, provided testimony on June 24 before the Ohio Senate Health, Human Services &amp; Medicaid Committee in support of SCR14, which would declare racism a public health crisis in Ohio. Similar legislation was already passed by the City of Cleveland.<br /><br />Dunn, who serves on the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board and the Ohio Minority Health Strike Force, drew attention in his testimony to disparities in average life expectancy between blacks and whites in Cuyahoga County. He further noted higher rates of low birth weight in African Americans babies, higher infant mortality rates and greater susceptibility to COVID-19 because of an increased prevalence of underlying health conditions that make blacks vulnerable. <br /><br />He said these negative outcomes are a legacy of discriminatory policies and practices, including redlining. "These exclusionary practices coupled with disinvestment in black and brown communities perpetuate overcrowding and deterioration of housing stock that contribute to high levels of lead exposure, segregated and underfunded schools, high dropout rates, and high unemployment and crime rates," Dunn said. <br /><br />Dunn said he is cautiously optimistic about improvement in racial disparities. He noted that the COVID-19 health crisis created a captive audience to watch news of the murder of George Floyd. "This video struck whites in a way that others haven't,” Dunn said. “Families and children were watching, and parents had to explain to their children the situation in a way that hasn't happened before."<br /><br />Dunn has been on the faculty at CSU since 2004 and is a graduate of the University’s Ph.D. program in urban studies. In addition to serving on the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board, he also provided written testimony to President Barack Obama’s Taskforce on 21st Century Policing. His most recent book, <em>Boycotts, Busing, &amp; Beyond: The History &amp; Implications of School Desegregation in the Urban North</em>, was published by Kendall-Hunt Publishing in 2016.<br />​​​​​​​<br /><strong>About Cleveland State University</strong><br />Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2019 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 30 Jun 2020 14:27:02 +0000 6002238 22893 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Announces Plans for Return to Campus Fall Semester 2020 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-announces-plans-for-return-campus-fall-semester-2020 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 class="BasicParagraph" align="center"><em><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Data-driven plan supports full semester of hybrid learning</span></span></span></span></span></span></span><br /><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>More than 50% of fall schedule to be offered on campus</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></h6><p><span><span><span><span>CLEVELAND (June 23, 2020) – </span></span><span><span>CSU announced today its plans to resume in-person classes at the start of the fall semester. The announcement was made by President Harlan Sands in a campus-wide communication today to the university community.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Designed to offer a robust college experience, the plan includes maximizing the number of in-person classroom experiences that can be safely delivered, providing managed usage of faculty and staff offices to support the increased on-campus presence, residential living options, on-site access to most support services and a phased approach for resuming athletics programs.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The CSU approach is predicated on an intensive, comprehensive “healthy campus” action plan that will require the entire on-campus community to commit to stringent guidelines and safety protocols. The plan includes wearing appropriate face coverings at all times, maintaining safe physical distances, frequent hand washing, daily health monitoring, robust testing of symptomatic students and employees, intensive contact tracing, de-densifying classroom space and resident halls, control of high foot-traffic flow, and advanced disinfecting practices. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“To be successful, we must take care and do this together,” President Sands said. “All of us have a responsibility to adjust to these necessary changes and commit to embracing a culture that keeps our Viking community safe.” </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><b><span><span>Academics</span></span></b></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The CSU academic calendar will start as scheduled this fall. Classes will begin Monday, August 24, and continue through Friday, December 4. Final exams will take place December 7-12. The university will track progression of the pandemic and is prepared to adjust the fall calendar as necessary to keep campus safe. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>CSU will adopt a hybrid approach for remote teaching and learning that optimizes use of campus spaces to allow for the largest number of in-person classes. Sands said the leadership planning group engaged in extensive data analysis to assess the university’s ability to effectively minimize its campus footprint and to ensure decisions were data-driven and based upon the latest science in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the students and workforce. The group also gave consideration to the views of as many constituencies as possible, including students, faculty, professional staff, parents and other stakeholders.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“Based on our extensive study of CSU classroom capacity, our current fall schedule and safety protocols, our current intent is to offer over 50% of our fall schedule on campus, totaling more than 1,300 classes,” Sands said. “That includes over 400 classes for degree or licensure requirements, over 450 first-year classes, and more than 500 classes that faculty believe should be delivered in person for best learning outcomes. To maintain proper physical distancing, almost all on-campus classes will have fewer than 30 students in attendance in each class section.”</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Regarding teaching and learning, CSU will continue to work with its faculty and staff to ensure it protects their health and well-being while on campus. This will include accommodations, as appropriate, for employees at higher risk of contracting COVID-19 due to health conditions. CSU will also present flexibility for students who may at higher risk through additional online sections and remote teaching and learning options for classes held on-campus.  </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><b><span><span>Phased return </span></span></b></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Over the next two months, CSU will work toward transitioning support services and ensuring appropriate staffing levels and resources are available to support the increased on-campus presence. As CSU’s academic mission is its number one priority, all on-campus events will be restricted and group meeting size will be limited. To limit the campus footprint, all support services and administrative functions that can effectively be delivered remotely will remain in place for the fall semester. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><b><span><span>Testing</span></span></b></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Cleveland State is working with health care leaders and public health officials to develop a COVID-19 testing protocol for symptomatic individuals.  CSU’s follow-up plan will also include symptom tracking and contact tracing. Dedicated quarantine areas will be established for on-campus residents or those who cannot quarantine at home if required.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><b><span><span>On-campus housing</span></span></b></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>A full residential experience will be offered this fall, with strict de-densification guidelines that provide for social and physical distancing and enhanced cleaning and sanitizing protocols. For fall semester, all students will be assigned individual, private bedrooms in Euclid Commons or Fenn Tower. <span>Priority will be given to students with a course or courses on campus in fall, students whose scholarship is tied to living on campus, and returning students who have already applied for on-campus housing. Students will be expected to fulfill responsibilities and expectations for keeping their rooms clean and safe, as well as mitigation of risk, especially in common areas, hallways and bathrooms. </span>Move-in will be staggered to help us best adhere to physical distancing protocols. Dining and retail options for students will be adjusted as necessary to ensure healthy behaviors.  </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><b><span><span>Campus safety </span></span></b></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>To accommodate an increased on-campus presence, the university is restructuring classrooms and other spaces to allow for appropriate physical distancing, including relocating some classes and other activities to larger spaces and staggering days and times to allow for smaller group sizes. All students, staff, faculty, vendors and visitors will be required to take an online health assessment every day before coming to campus and will be required  to wear masks at all times while on campus. Students, faculty and staff will be asked to demonstrate their commitment to a safe on-campus community through a social contract that commits all community member to behaving responsibly. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>To further decrease physical spread of the virus, handwashing and hand sanitizing stations will be located across campus, and cleaning cycles will be intensified so that classrooms, common areas and high-touch surfaces can be appropriately sanitized. Use of plexiglas shields in areas with high potential for person-to-person contact will be prevalent. Additionally, CSU will provide directional signage to control foot-traffic flow through buildings and on campus pathways, invest in signage and educational materials that clearly spell out protocols and safety directives, and employ student “Safety Ambassadors” to help educate others on safety procedures and promote positive physical distancing behaviors across the campus.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><b><span><span>Athletics</span></span></b></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Beginning July 15, CSU Athletics will employ a phased approach to resuming team activities beginning with four fall team sports: men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, and cross country. The initial cohort of approximately 85 student athletes will complete an extended pre-participation physical exam by the Cleveland Clinic Sports Health Center staff and will be closely monitored as training progresses.  </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“It’s critical we create a culture where safety is top of mind,” said Sands. “It’s up to us to keep ourselves and others safe.<span> This will only work if we each do our part.”</span></span></span></span></span>​​​​​​​</p><p class="BasicParagraph"><span><span><span><span><b><span><span><span>About Cleveland State University </span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p><p class="BasicParagraph"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p><p class="BasicParagraph" align="center"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>### </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 20:03:31 +0000 6001031 22888 at https://www.csuohio.edu Center for Economic Development Assesses Impact of COVID-19 on the Economy https://www.csuohio.edu/news/center-for-economic-development-assesses-impact-covid-19-economy <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span><span><span>The Center for Economic Development has released a new research brief that examines the state of the economy in the U.S. and Northeast Ohio pre-pandemic and provides an analysis of the immediate impacts of the social distancing measures and mandated closures that occurred as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. This new evidence shows that the Northeast Ohio economy was headed for an economic slowdown even before the COVID-19 pandemic emerged.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>“The economic repercussions of COVID-19 effects all people, businesses, governments and organizations, and will have long-lasting effects on our community,” Dr. Iryna Demko, one of the authors of the report shared. “While the actual impact will not be known for some time, it is my hope this research will provide policymakers with better data to address the real challenges we are already facing.”</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>With the Governor’s stay-at-home order, many businesses were forced to close, causing a spike in initial unemployment claims from workers who were furloughed or laid off. In Northeast Ohio alone, over 1 million people have filed first-time unemployment claims since mid-March, with the most affected industries being auto manufacturing, entertainment and arts, accommodation, and food services. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>Additionally, with low revenue and high unemployment, there has been a significant decline in consumer spending, with the Index of Consumer Spending dropping 18 points in April alone. This decline is particularly concerning given that consumer spending accounts for the majority of GDP growth in the U.S. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>The brief argues that as the economy gradually reopens, the workplace will look different due to continued social distancing measures, including masks, temperature checks, and frequent sanitizing. These changes may reduce the use of certain services due to safety concerns or lead to some industries, such as concerts and sporting events, taking much longer to reopen fully. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>“Overall, the culmination of these impacts may cause a larger and longer slowdown, resulting in a lengthy recovery,” Demko adds.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>This research was conducted with support from the George Gund Foundation and the U.S. Economic Development Administration. The brief, <i>From Economic Slowdown to Recession</i>, was released by CSU’s Center for Economic Development earlier this month.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>Learn more about the research brief </span><a href="https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2653&amp;context=urban_facpub">here</a><span>.</span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 13:37:56 +0000 2510390 22881 at https://www.csuohio.edu Special Executive Committee Meeting of the CSU Board of Trustees – June 22, 2020 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/special-executive-committee-meeting-csu-board-trustees-%E2%80%93-june-22-2020 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>The Executive Committee of the Cleveland State University Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Monday, June 22, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. The committee will adjourn into executive session to consider personnel-related matters, including the employment and compensation of public employees. The meeting will be held via ZOOM.</p><p>To join the meeting, please click the following link: <a target="_blank" href="https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/92583897220">https://csuohio.zoom.us/j/92583897220</a></p><p>To join via audio only, please dial: 929-436-2866; meeting ID: 92583897220#</p></div></div></div> Fri, 19 Jun 2020 16:40:14 +0000 6001031 22878 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Team Leads Smart City Catalog Project https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-team-leads-smart-city-catalog-project <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span><span><span><span>Ph.D. student Cait Kennedy and assistant professor Dr. Obed Pasha from CSU’s Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs have led a project supported by the Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland State University, and the IoT Collaborative called the “Smart Cities Catalog Project.”</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The goal of the project is to gather information on smart city projects and publish the results online so public sector organizations can better work together to solve community problems. “Smart cities” initiatives are projects that use advanced technology to improve the efficiency, effectiveness, sustainability, and equity of public services. </span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The catalog provides opportunities for public service organizations to pursue funding opportunities together and increase the visibility of their smart cities projects.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“The catalog project responds to a specific need shared by public sector leaders and helps bring organizations closer to improve the quality of life in communities across the country, as well as here in the Greater Cleveland area,” explained Pasha.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The team began by conducting orientation interviews with public sector leaders in Greater Cleveland to understand the existing landscape, the needs that can be addressed by the catalog, and the opportunities for the initiatives to grow. From there, the catalog idea was presented to a public sector advisory committee, after which the team began to build out the catalog.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>“The interviews with the public sector leaders were great because I not only got to build a network, but I was able to see how public service organizations have different purposes but deploy similar technologies for similar end goals,” said Kennedy.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>The future of the project will go beyond its adoptions to evaluate its impacts and if they are effective for the purposes intended. Additionally, there will be research to see the drivers of innovation and how to create an environment where innovation is accepted and accelerated.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Projects housed in the catalog come from regional public and nonprofit organizations. For examples, CWRU’s project, alpha</span><span><span>-Satellite, aims at providing real-time COVID-19 risk assessment to assist individuals and communities with actionable strategies to slow the spread of COVID-19.</span></span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Similarly, countsupplies.org, a project started at CSU, allows hospitals to quickly and easily register and update their inventory of ventilators both in use, and available for use, on a daily basis. This project will help mitigate the threats of COVID-19.</span></span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span><span>Explore the Smart Cities Catalog Project and the catalog itself </span><a href="https://iotcollaborative.org/smart-city-catalog-overview/projects/">here</a><span>.</span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 19:54:49 +0000 6001031 22877 at https://www.csuohio.edu Thirty-Year-Old Manuscript Finally Sees the Light of Day as Published E-book https://www.csuohio.edu/news/thirty-year-old-manuscript-finally-sees-light-day-published-e-book <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p class="MsoNormal"><span>CLEVELAND (Jun 16, 2020) – Bill Barrow, Head of Special Collections at Cleveland State University’s Michael Schwartz Library, has played a key role in the publishing of a work on the history and impact of Cleveland’s University Circle that was thirty years in the making. Written by Dr. Darwin Stapleton, the former Executive Director of the Rockefeller Archive Center in New York, <i>The History of University Circle in Cleveland: Community, Philanthropy, and Planning</i> details the 200-year history of Cleveland’s hub of medicine, education and culture.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>In the early 1990’s, Barrow attended the Western Reserve Study Symposium when Dr. Stapleton was giving a seminar. In it, Dr. Stapleton mentioned an unpublished manuscript he had written on the history of University Circle. Years later, Barrow remembered that an unpublished manuscript on University Circle was out there and contacted Stapleton, asking if he would be willing to revise and publish the work, to which Stapleton graciously agreed. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>“There just aren’t enough good books on University Circle in the world,” Barrow says. “If we hadn’t found Dr. Stapleton’s work, who knows if it would have seen the light of day.”</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Detailing the district’s bicentennial history,<i> </i>Stapleton’s book charts University Circle’s role in the establishment of Cleveland, its status as Cleveland’s center of philanthropy and its storied planning process. From its start as a small but diverse suburb of Cleveland to the bustling, charismatic uptown community that it has become, the book encompasses the many changes that a neighborhood as old as this one has undergone. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Published in 2020, <i>The History of University Circle in Cleveland: Community, Philanthropy, and Planning</i> is available to the public as an e-book on the Cleveland State University Michael Schwartz Library’s Pressbooks website: </span><a href="http://pressbooks.ulib.csuohio.edu/"><span>pressbooks.ulib.csuohio.edu</span></a><span>, under Barbara Loomis. This book is also part of the Cleveland Memory Project, an online database of historical texts and images regarding the Greater Cleveland area.</span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b><span>About Cleveland State University</span></b><span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2019 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at </span><a target="_blank" href="http://www.csuohio.edu/"><span>www.csuohio.edu</span></a><span>.</span></p><p class="BasicParagraph" align="center"><b><span>###</span></b></p></div></div></div> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 20:25:24 +0000 6001031 22872 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Student Team Wins First Place in Fluid Power Vehicle Competition https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-student-team-wins-first-place-in-fluid-power-vehicle-competition <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><img alt="Fluid-Powered Vehicle" height="407" width="650" class="media-element file-default" data-delta="1" typeof="foaf:Image" src="https://www.csuohio.edu/sites/default/files/Fluid-Powered%20Vehicle_Web.jpg" title="" />​​​​​​​</p><p>A team of students from Cleveland State University’s Washkewicz College of Engineering placed first in the 2020 Fluid Power Vehicle Competition presented by the National Fluid Power Association. The team, led by Ellen Rea, along with team members Jake Landry, Angela Rodriguez, Sarah Smith, and Naik Yusufi, won for their design of a fluid-powered bicycle. The team was advised by assistant professor Bogdan Kozul.  </p><p>Design and construction of the fluid-powered bicycle started in the fall of 2020. The team decided to start with a new design, in contrast to the prior year’s vehicle, for which another CSU team had won first place in the 2019 competition. </p><p>The new design included a custom carbon fiber frame, integrated hydraulic reservoir and a new hydraulic circuit featuring intuitive rider controls and regenerative braking. It was a dramatic change from the prior year’s vehicle.</p><p>“We were able to integrate many component mounts into the hydraulic reservoir, so we didn’t require a bunch of separate brackets,” explained Rea, who is also a spring class of 2020 university valedictorian. “Through doing that, we got rid of some weight and also made everything more streamlined.”</p><p>As for future plans for the vehicle, that decision is up to next year’s design team. The bicycle will be used as a learning piece for the future team, but will also to be taken to trade shows. Sponsoring companies have also used the bicycle to demonstrate their support for colleges and universities. </p><p>“This was an outstanding group of kids to work with and I enjoyed every minute of it. Every student had a unique characteristic, that when put together, they could hit a home run on any project,” said Kozul.</p><p>Watch the vehicle in action <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yeWw5Oetmg&amp;feature=youtu.be">here</a>. </p></div></div></div> Mon, 08 Jun 2020 17:00:46 +0000 6002238 22847 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Announces New “2-for-1 Tuition Promise” for Incoming Freshmen https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-announces-new-%E2%80%9C2-for-1-tuition-promise%E2%80%9D-for-incoming-freshmen <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6 class="BasicParagraph"><em><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Also Introduces Incentive Program for Returning Students </span></span></span></span></span></span></span>​​​​​​​</em></h6><p><span><span><span>CLEVELAND (June 1, 2020) –</span> <span>CSU announced today several creative new student support programs that will help current and future students succeed. CSU’s renewed commitment to student success, especially in a time of economic stress for families and students across Ohio, demonstrates its continuing focus on providing pathways for upward mobility and creating a talent pipeline for our community.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>The <b>“2</b></span><b><i><span>-for-1 Tuition Promise” for Incoming Freshmen</span></i></b><span> will provide all students </span><span>who enroll at CSU as new freshmen and successfully complete Fall Semester 2020 with a GPA of 2.75 or better, to enroll in Spring Semester 2021 tuition free, after other financial aid has been applied.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>The initiative is designed to provide additional financial support and encouragement at a time when many families are struggling, and also to incentivize students to pursue their college dreams now.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>“We are acutely aware that this is no ordinary time, and the financial, emotional and health-related pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are putting significant additional stress on high school seniors and their families,” said Cleveland State President Harlan Sands. “Our 2-for-1 Tuition Promise is specifically designed to make the entire college-going process easier, while reducing the financial burden for families and incentivizing students to succeed.”</span></span></span></p><p class="CxSpMiddle"><span>“This is not a typical year for any of us,” Sands added. “Our aim is to ensure that a transition to CSU includes a strong financial incentive for these students and families, especially during this time of uncertainty.”</span></p><p class="CxSpMiddle"><span>For more information on the 2-for-1 Tuition Promise, including eligibility information, visit <a target="_blank" title="https://www.csuohio.edu/admissions/2-for-1-tuition-promise" href="https://www.csuohio.edu/admissions/2-for-1-tuition-promise">https://www.csuohio.edu/admissions/2-for-1-tuition-promise</a>. </span></p><p class="BasicParagraph"><strong><em><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Investing in the Success of All CSU Students</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></em></strong></p><p><span><span><span><span>In addition to the 2-for-1 promise for freshmen, CSU continues to make investments in the success of continuing students and graduate students. In 2020, CSU will launch several new initiatives alongside existing programs to ensure access to higher education is affordable:</span></span></span></span></p><ul><li><span><span><span><span>Degree-seeking undergraduate students returning to CSU for the Fall 2020 semester and enrolled for at least 12 credits and earning a 3.0 GPA or higher, will receive a $150 Campus Bookstore credit for Spring Semester 2021.</span></span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span><span>Non-Ohio residents interested in earning a graduate degree will pay in-state tuition at CSU if they have earned a bachelor’s degree from an Ohio college or university.</span></span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span><span>CSU considers military service members on active duty, as well as their spouses and dependents, as Ohio residents for the purposes of qualifying for in-state tuition.</span></span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span><span>CSU will invest an additional $2 million in need-based financial aid for the 2020-2021 academic year.</span></span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span><span>CSU invests over $11 million anually in scholarhips and grants for returning students, including Radiance Scholarships for students within 60 credits of graduating. Thanks to the generosity of CSU’s large donor base, the Radiance program has raised nearly $10 million since 2011 to keep upper level students on track to graduation.</span></span></span></span></li><li><span><span><span><span>Through the Federal CARES Act and private donations, CSU has already awarded over $4.1 million in <a href="https://www.csuohio.edu/liftupvikes/liftupvikes">Lift Up Vikes Grants</a> to continuing undergraduate, graduate and law school students.</span></span></span></span></li></ul><p>President Sands discussed the new 2-for-1 Tuition Promise with Fox 8 News on Friday, June 5. Click <a target="_blank" href="http://csuohio.us/2UdvbdY">here</a> for the interview.</p><p class="BasicParagraph"><span><span><span><span><b><span>About Cleveland State University </span></b></span></span></span></span></p><p class="BasicParagraph"><span><span><span><span><span>Founded in 1964, Cleveland State University is a public research institution that provides a dynamic setting for Engaged Learning. With 17,000-plus students, ten colleges and schools and more than 175 academic programs, CSU was again chosen for 2020 as one of America’s best universities by U.S. News &amp; World Report. Find more information at <a href="http://www.csuohio.edu">www.csuohio.edu</a>. </span></span></span></span></span></p><p class="BasicParagraph" align="center"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>### </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Mon, 01 Jun 2020 17:22:41 +0000 6001031 22841 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Campus Sustains Damage from Protests https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-campus-sustains-damage-from-protests <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6>Employees and Students Safe</h6><p>Cleveland State University’s campus sustained damage overnight Saturday from protests that spread throughout much of downtown. None of the students or staff on campus were injured and CSU Police were present to ensure their safety.</p><p>Four CSU buildings along Euclid Avenue sustained minimal damage, including broken windows and graffiti. CSU Facilities Services employees were on site Sunday morning to assess the damage and make needed repairs.</p><p>Until further notice, only designated essential employees should be on campus. Any students, faculty or staff on campus or in other areas of downtown are reminded to adhere to the City of Cleveland’s curfew, from noon Sunday to 8 a.m. Monday, and to shelter in place during that time. Any members of the CSU community downtown who have imminent concerns for their safety should call 911 or contact CSU Police at 216-687-2020.</p><p>“The safety and security of our students, faculty and staff is our most important priority,” said Cleveland State President Harlan Sands, who visited the campus this morning.</p><p>Cleveland State University is a public urban research university with an enrollment of more than 15,000 students and 1,200 faculty and staff.</p><p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Sun, 31 May 2020 15:13:07 +0000 6000933 22837 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Announces Short-term Measures, Additional Investments in Faculty & Students https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-announces-short-term-measures-additional-investments-in-faculty-students <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p><span><span><span>Cleveland State University has announced a series of actions to address the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fiscal year 2020 and 2021 budgets, and to position the university to succeed and grow in a new, post-COVID environment.</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>“To create a stronger CSU that best prepares us for post-COVID higher education realities, we need to take both immediate action and plan for additional, near-term changes that reinforces our commitment to engaged learning and service to our students as our highest priorities,” said CSU President Harlan Sands. “At times like these, we also need to continue to invest in ourselves in ways that advance our shared future. We are doing that today.”</span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>CSU’s finances are being impacted by reductions in state funding, significantly reduced campus operations since early March, anticipated enrollment declines in fall 2020 and additional operating expenses from the pandemic response and shifting more than 2,000 courses to online teaching and learning. Fiscal year 2020 losses already exceed $8 million, and projected deficits for fiscal year 2021 could exceed $37 million. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>“The CSU Board of Trustees fully supports the recommendations made by President Sands, and looks forward to working with him as he executes the plans laid out. We are confident that CSU will continue to be the anchor and beacon institution Cleveland needs to achieve our common goals,” said CSU Board of Trustees Chairman David Gunning. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>Actions that will be implemented immediately include:</span></span></span></p><ul><li class="CxSpMiddle"><b><span>4-week staff furlough. </span></b><span>Furloughed employees will continue to receive all CSU-provided benefits in addition to being eligible for unemployment insurance benefits and Federal CARES Act support.</span></li><li class="CxSpMiddle"><b><span>Temporary, stratified administrative salary reductions. </span></b><span>For a period of six months, pay reductions will be implemented, as follows:</span><ul><li class="CxSpMiddle"><span>President – 12.5%</span></li><li class="CxSpMiddle"><span>Salaries of $200,000 or greater – 10% </span></li><li class="CxSpMiddle"><span>Salaries of $150,000 - $199,999 – 8%</span></li><li class="CxSpMiddle"><span>Salaries less than $150,000 – 6%</span></li></ul></li><li class="CxSpMiddle"><b><span>Hiring freeze.</span></b><span> Recruitment efforts will be suspended for approximately 70 currently open staff positions.</span></li><li class="CxSpMiddle"><b><span>Reduced discretionary spending. </span></b><span>Non-critical spending from discretionary accounts such as supplies and travel will be heavily restricted.</span></li></ul><p><span><span><span>In addition to these immediate measures, <b>CSU has created four areas for comprehensive review and study</b> to identify further opportunities for growth, savings and improved efficiency. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>While CSU’s finances are being directly impacted by the pandemic, the University is also taking measures to preserve its financial viability and invest in the future. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>“Even in these challenging times, making strategic investments is critical to our long-term growth and success,” said President Sands. </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><b><span>CSU reaffirmed its commitment to hire up to 30 additional facult</span></b><span>y in areas of growth such as computer science, information technology, health care and biomedical research, and introduced <b>a new student recruitment and progression initiative called “the CSU 2-for-1 Tuition Promise”</b>, where all incoming freshman will receive full funding for spring 2021 tuition after successful completion of the fall semester. Full details on the 2-for-1 Tuition Promise will be coming soon.  </span></span></span></p><p><span><span><span>Details of these actions were shared with the CSU campus community in a message from President Sands today, following yesterday's meeting of the university’s Board of Trustees.</span></span></span></p><p class="rtecenter"><span><span><span>​​​​​​​###</span></span></span></p></div></div></div> Fri, 22 May 2020 01:17:17 +0000 6000933 22817 at https://www.csuohio.edu Cleveland State Places Second in OWEA Student Design Competition https://www.csuohio.edu/news/cleveland-state-places-second-in-owea-student-design-competition <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>At the beginning of 2020, two teams from Cleveland State University competed against fellow engineers from Case Western Reserve and Kent State University in the Ohio Water Environmental Association Student Design Competition. One of CSU’s teams, titled “Changing Tides,” placed second in the competition.</p><p>Teams in the competition were presented with a problem by Doug Dietzel, environmental manager for the City of Lorain. CSU’s teams were tasked with finding a solution to the continual flooding problem in Martin Run, located in Lorain County.</p><p>“I feel I have developed a better understanding of just how complex real world problems can be especially when the public is being affected by the problem first-hand,” said team member Sam Harbol.</p><p>Team Changing Tides, a joint team from the Environmental Science and Environmental Studies programs, created a plan to address the flooding that included policy initiatives that promote stormwater sensitive urban development as well as physical interventions to reduce backups at the mouth of the run, to ensure consistent flow.</p><p>After the competition, Doug Dietzel asked Team Changing Tides for their report so he can present it to the City of Lorain. Additionally, the team was invited to attend a statewide meeting in September.</p><p>“It afforded me a rare opportunity where I was able apply what I learned in class and through my personal research to a project in real time,” added team member Martin Maratani.</p></div></div></div> Tue, 19 May 2020 14:16:35 +0000 6002238 22811 at https://www.csuohio.edu The Relationship Between Paid Sick Leave and Sleep https://www.csuohio.edu/news/relationship-between-paid-sick-leave-and-sleep <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6>Dr. Cyleste Collins Leads Study on the Relationship Between Paid Sick Leave and Sleep</h6><p>Dr. Cyleste Collins, an assistant professor in Cleveland State University’s School of Social Work, led a study analyzing the relationship between sleep quality and access to paid sick leave. Findings show that there is a relationship between the two, but that it is a part of a larger set of occupational variables that have an impact on sleep.</p><p>“Lack of paid sick leave is related to sleep in specific ways and if we take that further, it becomes a barrier to people’s sleep,” said Collins. “Having a well-rested workforce is very important for productivity, performance and overall health."</p><p>The study found that people without paid sick leave reported having significantly more trouble staying asleep and feeling rested than those with paid sick leave after controlling for a range of demographic, work, and other variables related to sleep. They also tended to report having more trouble feeling rested. This, Collins said, is a social justice issue, because those who have less access to paid sick leave tend to also be those most affected by health disparities.</p><p>“Past research has found paid sick leave, or the absence of it, is linked to health consequences, financial worries and psychological distress,” Collins added. “This is important for organizations to consider because it can cost more in the end to have a work force without paid sick leave that is unrested, unhealthy and distressed.”</p><p>Collins’ findings were published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine earlier this month. The paper, “<a href="https://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/9000/Paid_Sick_Leave_and_Sleep__An_Analysis_of_U_S_.98217.aspx">Paid Sick Leave and Sleep: An Analysis of U.S. Adult Workers</a>,” was coauthored by LeeAnn DeRigne, associate professor in the Phyllis and Harvey Sandler</p><p>School of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University, Rong Bai, a Ph.D. student in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Sciences at Case Western Reserve University and Patricia Stoddard Dare, professor of social work at CSU.</p><p>###</p></div></div></div> Tue, 19 May 2020 14:08:55 +0000 6002238 22810 at https://www.csuohio.edu Gia Paulovich Wins a Gold Award at the Cleveland Addy Awards https://www.csuohio.edu/news/gia-paulovich-wins-gold-award-cleveland-addy-awards <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Cleveland State University student Gia Paulovich won a Gold Award in the Integrated Brand Content Campaign category at the 2020 Addy Awards, presented by the Cleveland Chapter of the American Advertising Federation. Her award-winning project was created in her Integrated Design Strategies class.</p><p>Paulovich created HUMN, a gender-inclusive period care product, along with developing a packaging suite and marketing campaign for the brand. The idea came out of a class project which called on students to propose a new direct-to-consumer specialized online retailer and create a visual identity and basic group of communication elements to promote a product and brand for the retailer. </p><p>Paulovich will next present HUMN at the national Addy Awards and hopes to use the experience to further her skills and reach her broader goal of promoting community wellness through design.</p><p>In addition to her project, Paulovich created a website through Creative Babes Cleveland called <a href="https://www.creativebabesmarket.com/">creativebabesmarket.com</a>. The website seeks to advertise and market local business owners and manufacturers in attempt to urge Cleveland communities to shop local.</p><p>She is also part of the CSU research team that developed <a href="http://drughelp.care/auth/search">Drughelp.care</a>, a free website to help those in the community affected by opioids. The site allows drug treatment providers to list the number of open treatment slots daily. The site is fully searchable and quickly and efficiently matches substance users with the best available treatment services.</p><p>“I am committed to using my design skills to help make my community a better place,” Paulovich adds.</p></div></div></div> Thu, 14 May 2020 00:40:08 +0000 6002238 22800 at https://www.csuohio.edu Ronnie Dunn Named to the Ohio Minority Health Strike Force https://www.csuohio.edu/news/ronnie-dunn-named-ohio-minority-health-strike-force <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>Dr. Ronnie Dunn, interim chief diversity officer and associate professor of urban studies at Cleveland State University, has been appointed to the Ohio Minority Health Strike Force. The group has been created by the State of Ohio to assess the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on African Americans and other people of color and make recommendations on how to prevent further spread of the disease in these communities. In Ohio, African Americans make up 13 percent of the population, however 24.1 percent of COVID-19 patients in the state are African American.</p><p>“We must recognize that there are many Ohioans who have an increased risk of being disproportionately impacted by COVID-19, and we must do everything we can to protect all Ohioans from this pandemic,” said Governor Mike DeWine in a statement announcing the Strike Force.</p><p>“The increased rate of infection in the African American community is a symptom of the broader disparities in health care access and other structural inequities faced by minorities locally and nationally,” Dunn added. “It is my hope this Strike Force can present comprehensive reforms which will serve as a model for addressing broader inequalities in our health care and socioeconomic systems.”<br /> <br />Ronnie Dunn has been on the faculty at CSU since 2004 and is a graduate of the University’s Ph.D. program in urban studies. He also serves on the Ohio Collaborative Community-Police Advisory Board and provided written testimony to President Barack Obama’s Taskforce on 21st Century Policing. His most recent book, Boycotts, Busing, &amp; Beyond: The History &amp; Implications of School Desegregation in the Urban North, was published by Kendall-Hunt Publishing in 2016.</p><p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Thu, 07 May 2020 18:48:16 +0000 6000933 22793 at https://www.csuohio.edu School of Nursing Faculty and Students Assist in Community Response to COVID-19 https://www.csuohio.edu/news/school-nursing-faculty-and-students-assist-in-community-response-covid-19 <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><p>As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, it has had a different type of impact on faculty and students within Cleveland State University’s School of Nursing. Assistant Clinical Professor Mary Hasenstaub, APRN, DNP and Ph.D. student Raquel Rodriguez have found themselves having to balance being a professor or student with service as a front-line health care worker in hospitals and clinics in the area.</p><p>Dr. Hasenstaub is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner working in a federally qualified health center. Before the pandemic, she saw between 15-20 patients a day who were experiencing both acute and chronic medical conditions like diabetes or heart disease, along with handling pediatrics and the facility’s Immigration Immunization Clinic. With the development of COVID-19, her workplace quickly converted patients to telehealth to limit incoming traffic while in-person appointments have been more spread out to limit the amount of contact with other patients.</p><p>“We have been strictly following both CDC and Board of Health guidelines,” said <br />Dr. Hasenstaub. “We have made the decision to order a respiratory panel to test patients for potential COVID-19 infection to not overload the rest of the system. If results appear negative, then we recommend further testing and provide follow-ups throughout the process.”</p><p>Dr. Hasenstaub noted that this pandemic needs to be taken seriously considering the amount of unknown aspects of the disease and that many don’t understand the science behind the virus. As an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, she has learned that it is important to continue moving forward and to take actions based on the best possible information available, while doing everything one can to keep themselves and their patients safe. As a professor, Dr. Hasenstaub explained how important it is to assist individuals that are underserved or are health illiterate in better understanding what is happening and what they can do to contribute to community health. </p><p>“Take the opportunity to donate or reach out to those who need help,” she added. “You don’t have to do a lot. We can all do something small to help each other.”</p><p>Like Dr. Hasenstaub, Raquel Rodriguez has been working on the frontlines in a local ICU where she attends to COVID-19 patients. She graduated from CSU with a bachelor’s in nursing in 2005 and a master’s in nursing education in 2008. In addition to her doctoral studies and work as a nurse, Ms. Rodriguez serves as a clinical experience coordinator for the School of Nursing, where she assists with clinical placements and processes for undergraduate students and clinical instructors.</p><p>Before COVID-19, Ms. Rodriguez was a staff nurse in a cardiovascular surgery unit in which she took care of surgical and intensive care patients. Now, her unit is for patients who are suspected to be positive for COVID-19 or for those who have already tested positive.</p><p>“Before the pandemic, we could check in on our patients when they needed us, and spend as much time with them as they needed to talk about their status and situation,” Ms. Rodriguez shared. “Now, we have to communicate as much as we can to the patients in a limited amount of time and tell them we will not be able to return to their room unless it fits into the specific time frame allowed.”</p><p>Ms. Rodriguez explained that though the time with patients has been reduced, they can still check their vital signs from outside the room and make sure that there haven’t been significant changes to their health since the last visit. The patients and nurses can also communicate via a call bell, and if the patient needs anything, a list is made to be brought to the room at the next assigned time.</p><p>“Nothing is textbook, we are going by the moment,” said Ms. Rodriguez. “Everything we have been taught has changed, we are just learning as we go.”</p><p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 14:26:47 +0000 6000933 22785 at https://www.csuohio.edu CSU Announces Additional $6 Million in Direct Aid to Students https://www.csuohio.edu/news/csu-announces-additional-6-million-in-direct-aid-students <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6>Funds will support Lift Up Vikes! emergency grant program</h6><p>Beginning Monday, Cleveland State University will award an additional $6 million in need-based emergency grants to help CSU students manage financial challenges occurring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants of up to $2,500 will be available through our Lift Up Vikes! program, an existing student support initiative which provides emergency grants to CSU students. Funding for this additional distribution will come from both recently-allocated Federal CARES Act resources and our generous donors. These grants can be used for expenses such as housing, food, course materials, technology and childcare. </p><p>“Getting funds to our students quickly and efficiently is our highest priority,” said CSU President Harlan M. Sands. “And helping students reduce financial obstacles is critical if we are to keep students on a pathway to graduate.”</p><p>Emergency grants will be available to students through the CSU Office of Financial Aid. Eligibility will depend on student circumstances. Fully-automated grant applications will be available beginning Monday, April 27, directions and updates will be posted to <a target="_blank" href="https://www.csuohio.edu/coronavirus-update/coronavirus-update">https://www.csuohio.edu/coronavirus-update/coronavirus-update</a>. </p><p>The CSU Lift Up Vikes! program has been providing emergency grants since its establishment in 2019, and new contibutions from a variety of donors and supporters since the outbreak of COVID-19 have increased availability of funding. Students can apply through <a href="https://campusnet.csuohio.edu/">CampusNet</a>.</p><p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Thu, 23 Apr 2020 18:59:05 +0000 6000933 22762 at https://www.csuohio.edu WCSB Receives Grant to Improve Broadcast Operations https://www.csuohio.edu/news/wcsb-receives-grant-improve-broadcast-operations <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6>Grant will fund cost of new antenna</h6> <p>Cleveland State’s radio station and student organization, WCSB 89.3 FM, has been awarded a $2,000 grant by the College Radio Foundation in their efforts to replace the station’s 15-year-old antenna. The grant will help defray costs and enhance signal strength. De-icers will also be attached to the antenna, which is located on the roof of Rhodes Tower, to prevent damage from the elements without adding a significant amount of weight.<br /> <br /> The College Radio Foundation (CRF) works to support non-commercial college radio stations, and its students, around the United States. The foundation accelerates the development of student broadcasters, inspiring them to reach their potential through college radio. The CRF encourages colleges to increase their listener base, while building career skills for students and providing entertainment to the listening audience.</p> <p>Licensed to broadcast in 1976, WCSB 89.3 FM is CSU’s student-run radio station, broadcasting 24/7, every day of the year. WCSB encourages CSU students, faculty, staff and the Cleveland community to discover new genres of music and to listen to programming they may have never heard before. WCSB provides alternative programming that cannot be found on commercial radio. Those interested can listen to WCSB at 89.3 FM in the Cleveland area or stream the live broadcast from <a href="http://www.WCSB.org">www.WCSB.org</a>.</p> <p>Radio programs are hosted by CSU students and community members and include music, talk shows and public affairs programs. New student members of the station become apprentices where they are trained on operation of the station’s equipment, learn FCC rules and regulations and gain knowledge on how to produce and be responsible for their own radio programs. Students interested in more behind-the-scenes work can also help the station with refiling music, assisting with station events, working with music venues, marketing, promotions and creating Public Service Announcements. Membership is open to all CSU students. Interested individuals can apply by visiting <a href="http://www.WCSB.org">www.WCSB.org</a>.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 20 Apr 2020 18:43:52 +0000 6002238 22757 at https://www.csuohio.edu Levin College of Urban Affairs Named One of the Nation’s Best https://www.csuohio.edu/news/levin-college-urban-affairs-named-one-nation%E2%80%99s-best <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even" property="content:encoded"><h6>Urban Planning program ranked #3 in the U.S. in latest <em>U.S. News</em> rankings</h6> <p>The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University has been named as one of the best in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s <a href="https://www.usnews.com/best-graduate-schools">2021 Guide to the Best Graduate Schools</a>, with its rankings improving significantly across the board.</p> <p>The College’s Master’s Degree program in Urban Planning and Policy was ranked number 3 in the U.S., formerly number 5, while its programs in Local Government Management and Nonprofit Management were 13th and 20th, formerly 14th and 21st, respectively. Overall, Levin was ranked 58th among all public affairs graduate schools in the country.</p> <p>“We are honored to receive this recognition, and I would like to thank all of our faculty and staff for their tremendous efforts to deliver high quality, experience-based education,” notes Roland V. Anglin, dean of the College. “Levin is committed to preparing our next generation of civic leaders, while also helping to advance cities through sustainable and equitable economic and social development.”</p> <p>The Levin College of Urban Affairs offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees in a wide range of majors, including urban studies, public administration, urban planning, environmental studies and management. It’s scholars and research centers also conduct relevant, applied research, and partner with a wide variety of community organizations and governments to assist in improving service delivery, community development and economic development in Northeast Ohio and beyond. Graduates of the College have gone on to serve in high level positions at the local, state, national and international level and are on the front lines of modern policymaking.</p> <p>“Particularly at this time, given the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more important than ever that governments and administrators have the tools and skills necessary to make the best decisions for the maximum benefit of all citizens,” Anglin adds. “Through its teaching, research and outreach efforts, the Levin College strives to be a positive force in the effort to create better, more-responsive government.”</p> <p class="rtecenter">###</p></div></div></div> Fri, 17 Apr 2020 15:15:42 +0000 6000933 22747 at https://www.csuohio.edu