Wayne state university board of governors

The Board of Governors elects the President of the University, has general supervision of Wayne State University and the control and direction of all expenditures from University funds. It enacts bylaws and regulations for the conduct of its business and for the governance of the University.

This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the General Election. #Vote #Detroit #2018Elections

Q1. Sexual Violence

QUESTION: Title IX is a part of a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in any federally funded educational program or activity. Included in that definition are protections for University students against sexual harassment and sexual violence. In parallel to that, the emerging #MeToo Movement and the criminal case against Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar have highlighted the failings of universities in upholding their duties to protect students from sexual violence. With sexual violence being one of the most prominent issues on our college campuses, how would you ensure the University that you govern adheres to and strengthen Title IX protections for students?

ANSWER: The university has taken a very proactive, preventive approach to addressing sexual harassment. It is essential that if incidents do occur they are addressed with immediacy and transparency. Personnel and students at Wayne receive training on awareness, response and the importance of reporting incidents. These procedures are reviewed at orientation and frequent reminders are sent out to the entire university community. The University Police Department is involved to assure legal action will be taken if warranted. The safety and well-being of our students is our first priority.

Q2. Tuition

QUESTION: The State legislature, through the appropriations process, allocates funding from the State’s budget to Universities and other higher education institutions. In the past several decades, appropriations to those institutions have been sharply declining. In response to losing those funds, Universities have typically made up those lost revenues by raising tuition on students, directly contributing to the growth of student debt. Absent an increase of State Appropriations to Universities and other Higher Education institutions, how would you contain costs to prevent against raising tuition for students?

ANSWER: Wayne has consistently maintained the lowest tuition rates of the three major research universities in the state. In addition to making budget cuts each year, we must be strategic in our spending by concentrating on student success. We have implemented several initiatives to support students to "Finish in Four." By focusing on academic achievement, our students can graduate in four years, thereby incurring less debt and entering the job market as soon as possible. Reaching out to high school counselors to encourage students to utilize the dual enrollment option reduces the cost of taking general education courses. Digital course options may also be less expensive for students. In addition the university provides significant financial aid to support students who cannot afford full tuition.

Q3. Graduation Rates for African-American Students

QUESTION: In 2017, an education organization called “The Education Trust” highlighted the statistic that only about 41% of Black students who start college as first time, full-time freshmen earn bachelor's degrees from those institutions, a rate which is 22% below their White peers. What policies will you implement as a University board member to bridge that gap?

ANSWER: We have implemented several student success initiatives to improve graduation rates for Black students. We created the Diversity Officer position within the Office of Minority Student Engagement. Our Summer Bridge program offers graduating high school seniors , prior to entering college, the opportunity to experience the campus and take six credits at no cost. The APEX Scholars program is offered for students, most of whom are minority, that are slightly below admission criteria and need some extra help; special tutors, regular required progress meetings with advisors, among other strategies have improved student success. We have increased the number of student advisors by 45 bringing the total close to 90. We have also reduced financial barriers which disproportionately affect African American students. The University will continue its research into best practices for raising achievement for African American students. We are in a period of substantial forward movement, though much still needs to be accomplished.


This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the General Election. #Vote #Detroit #2018Elections

Q1. Sexual Violence

QUESTION: Title IX is a part of a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in any federally funded educational program or activity. Included in that definition are protections for University students against sexual harassment and sexual violence. In parallel to that, the emerging #MeToo Movement and the criminal case against Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar have highlighted the failings of universities in upholding their duties to protect students from sexual violence. With sexual violence being one of the most prominent issues on our college campuses, how would you ensure the University that you govern adheres to and strengthen Title IX protections for students?

NO ANSWER

Q2. Tuition

QUESTION: The State legislature, through the appropriations process, allocates funding from the State’s budget to Universities and other higher education institutions. In the past several decades, appropriations to those institutions have been sharply declining. In response to losing those funds, Universities have typically made up those lost revenues by raising tuition on students, directly contributing to the growth of student debt. Absent an increase of State Appropriations to Universities and other Higher Education institutions, how would you contain costs to prevent against raising tuition for students?

NO ANSWER

Q3. Graduation Rates for African-American Students

QUESTION: In 2017, an education organization called “The Education Trust” highlighted the statistic that only about 41% of Black students who start college as first time, full-time freshmen earn bachelor's degrees from those institutions, a rate which is 22% below their White peers. What policies will you implement as a University board member to bridge that gap?

NO ANSWER


This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the General Election. #Vote #Detroit #2018Elections

Q1. Sexual Violence

QUESTION: Title IX is a part of a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in any federally funded educational program or activity. Included in that definition are protections for University students against sexual harassment and sexual violence. In parallel to that, the emerging #MeToo Movement and the criminal case against Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar have highlighted the failings of universities in upholding their duties to protect students from sexual violence. With sexual violence being one of the most prominent issues on our college campuses, how would you ensure the University that you govern adheres to and strengthen Title IX protections for students?

NO ANSWER

Q2. Tuition

QUESTION: The State legislature, through the appropriations process, allocates funding from the State’s budget to Universities and other higher education institutions. In the past several decades, appropriations to those institutions have been sharply declining. In response to losing those funds, Universities have typically made up those lost revenues by raising tuition on students, directly contributing to the growth of student debt. Absent an increase of State Appropriations to Universities and other Higher Education institutions, how would you contain costs to prevent against raising tuition for students?

NO ANSWER

Q3. Graduation Rates for African-American Students

QUESTION: In 2017, an education organization called “The Education Trust” highlighted the statistic that only about 41% of Black students who start college as first time, full-time freshmen earn bachelor's degrees from those institutions, a rate which is 22% below their White peers. What policies will you implement as a University board member to bridge that gap?

NO ANSWER


This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the General Election.

Q1. Sexual Violence

QUESTION: Title IX is a part of a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in any federally funded educational program or activity. Included in that definition are protections for University students against sexual harassment and sexual violence. In parallel to that, the emerging #MeToo Movement and the criminal case against Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar have highlighted the failings of universities in upholding their duties to protect students from sexual violence. With sexual violence being one of the most prominent issues on our college campuses, how would you ensure the University that you govern adheres to and strengthen Title IX protections for students?

NO ANSWER

Q2. Tuition

QUESTION: The State legislature, through the appropriations process, allocates funding from the State’s budget to Universities and other higher education institutions. In the past several decades, appropriations to those institutions have been sharply declining. In response to losing those funds, Universities have typically made up those lost revenues by raising tuition on students, directly contributing to the growth of student debt. Absent an increase of State Appropriations to Universities and other Higher Education institutions, how would you contain costs to prevent against raising tuition for students?

NO ANSWER

Q3. Graduation Rates for African-American Students

QUESTION: In 2017, an education organization called “The Education Trust” highlighted the statistic that only about 41% of Black students who start college as first time, full-time freshmen earn bachelor's degrees from those institutions, a rate which is 22% below their White peers. What policies will you implement as a University board member to bridge that gap?

NO ANSWER


This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the General Election.

Q1. Sexual Violence

QUESTION: Title IX is a part of a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in any federally funded educational program or activity. Included in that definition are protections for University students against sexual harassment and sexual violence. In parallel to that, the emerging #MeToo Movement and the criminal case against Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar have highlighted the failings of universities in upholding their duties to protect students from sexual violence. With sexual violence being one of the most prominent issues on our college campuses, how would you ensure the University that you govern adheres to and strengthen Title IX protections for students?

NO ANSWER

Q2. Tuition

QUESTION: The State legislature, through the appropriations process, allocates funding from the State’s budget to Universities and other higher education institutions. In the past several decades, appropriations to those institutions have been sharply declining. In response to losing those funds, Universities have typically made up those lost revenues by raising tuition on students, directly contributing to the growth of student debt. Absent an increase of State Appropriations to Universities and other Higher Education institutions, how would you contain costs to prevent against raising tuition for students?

NO ANSWER

Q3. Graduation Rates for African-American Students

QUESTION: In 2017, an education organization called “The Education Trust” highlighted the statistic that only about 41% of Black students who start college as first time, full-time freshmen earn bachelor's degrees from those institutions, a rate which is 22% below their White peers. What policies will you implement as a University board member to bridge that gap?

NO ANSWER


This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE November 6, 2018 in the General Election.

Q1. Sexual Violence

QUESTION: Title IX is a part of a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in any federally funded educational program or activity. Included in that definition are protections for University students against sexual harassment and sexual violence. In parallel to that, the emerging #MeToo Movement and the criminal case against Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar have highlighted the failings of universities in upholding their duties to protect students from sexual violence. With sexual violence being one of the most prominent issues on our college campuses, how would you ensure the University that you govern adheres to and strengthen Title IX protections for students?

NO ANSWER

Q2. Tuition

QUESTION: The State legislature, through the appropriations process, allocates funding from the State’s budget to Universities and other higher education institutions. In the past several decades, appropriations to those institutions have been sharply declining. In response to losing those funds, Universities have typically made up those lost revenues by raising tuition on students, directly contributing to the growth of student debt. Absent an increase of State Appropriations to Universities and other Higher Education institutions, how would you contain costs to prevent against raising tuition for students?

NO ANSWER

Q3. Graduation Rates for African-American Students

QUESTION: In 2017, an education organization called “The Education Trust” highlighted the statistic that only about 41% of Black students who start college as first time, full-time freshmen earn bachelor's degrees from those institutions, a rate which is 22% below their White peers. What policies will you implement as a University board member to bridge that gap?

NO ANSWER


This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the General Election.

Q1. Sexual Violence

QUESTION: Title IX is a part of a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in any federally funded educational program or activity. Included in that definition are protections for University students against sexual harassment and sexual violence. In parallel to that, the emerging #MeToo Movement and the criminal case against Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar have highlighted the failings of universities in upholding their duties to protect students from sexual violence. With sexual violence being one of the most prominent issues on our college campuses, how would you ensure the University that you govern adheres to and strengthen Title IX protections for students?

NO ANSWER

Q2. Tuition

QUESTION: The State legislature, through the appropriations process, allocates funding from the State’s budget to Universities and other higher education institutions. In the past several decades, appropriations to those institutions have been sharply declining. In response to losing those funds, Universities have typically made up those lost revenues by raising tuition on students, directly contributing to the growth of student debt. Absent an increase of State Appropriations to Universities and other Higher Education institutions, how would you contain costs to prevent against raising tuition for students?

NO ANSWER

Q3. Graduation Rates for African-American Students

QUESTION: In 2017, an education organization called “The Education Trust” highlighted the statistic that only about 41% of Black students who start college as first time, full-time freshmen earn bachelor's degrees from those institutions, a rate which is 22% below their White peers. What policies will you implement as a University board member to bridge that gap?

NO ANSWER


This video is not an endorsement of any candidate. VOTE Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in the General Election.

Q1. Sexual Violence

QUESTION: Title IX is a part of a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination in any federally funded educational program or activity. Included in that definition are protections for University students against sexual harassment and sexual violence. In parallel to that, the emerging #MeToo Movement and the criminal case against Michigan State University sports doctor Larry Nassar have highlighted the failings of universities in upholding their duties to protect students from sexual violence. With sexual violence being one of the most prominent issues on our college campuses, how would you ensure the University that you govern adheres to and strengthen Title IX protections for students?

NO ANSWER

Q2. Tuition

QUESTION: The State legislature, through the appropriations process, allocates funding from the State’s budget to Universities and other higher education institutions. In the past several decades, appropriations to those institutions have been sharply declining. In response to losing those funds, Universities have typically made up those lost revenues by raising tuition on students, directly contributing to the growth of student debt. Absent an increase of State Appropriations to Universities and other Higher Education institutions, how would you contain costs to prevent against raising tuition for students?

NO ANSWER

Q3. Graduation Rates for African-American Students

QUESTION: In 2017, an education organization called “The Education Trust” highlighted the statistic that only about 41% of Black students who start college as first time, full-time freshmen earn bachelor's degrees from those institutions, a rate which is 22% below their White peers. What policies will you implement as a University board member to bridge that gap?

NO ANSWER