On January 18, Northeastern’s Faculty Senate voted to admit Mills College as the 10th college at Northeastern with a vote of 29-0-1. The vote officially gave Mills College at Northeastern University the authorization to grant degrees, and it creates a pathway for Mills faculty to serve on the Faculty Senate and the University Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. In the meeting, Provost David Madigan said that Mills faculty members will continue to go through Mills promotion and tenure processes.
► The admissions process for the fall 2023 entering class is underway, with Northeastern’s Office of Enrollment Management reporting a goal of 150 four-year students to join the Mills campus in August. Approximately 1,000 undergraduate applicants to Northeastern overall expressed interest in studying in Oakland (35 submissions came in for graduate-level study), with 1,800 offers going out. Admissions offers are also being sent to students interested in one of the four Northeastern programs available this fall: computer science, business administration, health science, and biology.
► In addition, the Global Scholars program will take place on the Mills campus this fall, with two cohorts of approximately 425 students spending alternating semesters in Oakland and at Northeastern’s London location.
► The Oakland-based Northeastern admissions staff is growing, with two positions for assistant director and a senior recruiter slot open as of press time, in anticipation for recruitment that’s more personalized to the Mills campus and upcoming new programs in fall 2024.
► According to Michael Fleming, the longtime director of planning, analytics, and effectiveness on the Mills campus, the fall 2022 semester saw 168 returning Mills undergraduates and 25 returning graduate students.