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Provost's Wednesday Briefing for May 23, 2018


Class of 2018, Physician Assistant Program

2018 Physician Assistant Graduates Earn 100% Pass Rate

For the third year in a row, 100% of Eastern’s Physician Assistant (PA) students passed the Physician Assistant National Certification Exam (PANCE) on their first try. Congratulations class of 2018!

Many thanks to the PA faculty and staff members who worked tirelessly to prepare these students for their new careers: Michael Guerra (faculty), Vivian Moynihan (faculty), Kevin Geltz (faculty), Maria Keelon (faculty), Chasity Falls (faculty), Jessica Stamatis (faculty), Jenifer Stanko (staff), Sarah Rahdar (staff), David Vandenberg (Medical Director), and Karin Olson (Program Director).


National Society of Collegiate Scholars Honors Eastern’s Chapter with Bronze Star Status 

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) at Eastern has been named a Bronze Star Chapter for the 2017-18 academic year.  NSCS is an organization that recognizes and celebrates high achieving undergraduates who excel academically during their first and second year of college.  The achievement of Bronze Star Status distinguishes Eastern’s chapter among more than 320 chapters throughout the country.  This award recognizes the chapter’s work in implementing engaging, student-centered events on campus and in the local community, including a new member induction ceremony, Integrity Week, and Planning to Achieve Collegiate Success.

 Congratulations to Dr. Sarah Walsh, Chapter Advisor, and the NCSC student officers and members on earning this recognition.

Support our Veterans on Campus by Participating in the Faculty and Staff Training Challenge

The EMU Military and Veteran Services is requesting that faculty and staff consider taking Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff Training Challenge!  As you may know, new student veterans arriving on campus often face increasing pressures that often lead to emotional distress, depression, anxiety, substance abuse and thoughts of suicide.  As a faculty and staff members, we can take small steps to make a big difference in their success.  

The Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff training module has helped many universities become more aware and more prepared to lead real-life conversations with student veterans in and out of the classroom.  We challenge and encourage 100 percent of our faculty and staff to complete the training by May 30, 2018.  Our goal is to have 200 staff and faculty members participate in the training, and when we reach this goal our department will receive $500 for our student veterans.

Take the training in 4 easy steps.

1)  Visit the challenge website.2)  Create an account with your e-mail and develop a password.
3)  Use the Enrollment key MICHIGANVETS
4)  Answer a few introductory questions and launch Veterans on Campus for Faculty and Staff (the training takes approximately 30 minutes and can be saved and completed later.)

Every person who completes the training will receive a certificate of training from Military and Veteran Services.   

EMU Summer Science Research Program for High School Students           

Do you know any high school students with an interest in Biology, Chemistry, or Physics? Refer them to a one-of-a-kind program that matches high school students with faculty mentors to work on research projects during an intensive three-week summer program. The program runs from June 25-July 16 and costs $1,600.  Scholarships are available for students who qualify.  Space is limited so register early! Questions may be directed to the staff of Professional Programs and Training at Eastern Michigan University at 724.487.2259 or [email protected]

Human Subject Research Update  

The Office of Research Compliance is implementing new data privacy regulations beginning on May 25, 2018. The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) outlines requirements for the collection, storage, and processing of individuals' data. Although the regulation comes from the European Union, it may affect some human subject research at EMU. The GDPR requirements apply to data collected from EU citizens and to anyone located within an EU country. For example, if you are using an online survey to collect research data, the GDPR applies to you because you cannot guarantee that your research subjects are not completing the survey within an EU country. 

The EMU Human Subjects website has been revised to reflect this change. Please follow the instructions on the Developing a Consent Form website and use the appropriate consent templates in order to ensure compliance.

If you have any questions, please contact Sonia Chawla at [email protected]