Practice Professors in GSE; Other Trustee Actions

At the Stated Meeting on Friday, the Trustees approved a motion by the Provost to establish the position of Practice Professor in the Graduate School of Education, consistent with that position at Wharton and the Law School. At GSE, the resolution allows for two full-time positions. Practice professors will provide graduate instruction in education, including supervision of internships and other field experiences; appointments are for five years, renewable for five years, and are without tenure or tenure-accruing status.

Finance Committee resolutions included funding for renovations to Chemistry's Cret Building (33rd and Spruce) for the Center for Molecular Modeling, which involves chemistry and other SAS faculty and members of SEAS and Medicine; design fees toward the creation of the Annenberg Public Policy Center in the Annenberg School; and renovations to create modern laboratories for Biochemistry/Biophysics on the third floor of AnatChem, funded at $1.53 million by the School of Medicine.