Academic Affairs 2010
An Academic Affairs weekly newsletter, co-sponsored by
MU-ADVANCE, featuring updates on program events,
projects, and faculty achievements.
W E E K L Y U P D A T E
News: Modified Duties Policy Friday, January 29, 2010
The Modified Duties Policy has been approved and implemented for the Spring 2010 semester.
This policy will permit 9-month faculty, who do not accrue sick leave, to alter their job duties in the
event of certain personal issues, such as the birth of a child. More information...
Meet the Faculty: Dr. Genevieve Meyers
Dr. Genevieve Meyers is an Assistant Professor in the Depart-
ment of Political Science, and is the first Multicultural Faculty in
Residence. Focusing on developing countries, her research
includes the examination of administrative reforms, democracy
and democratization, ethics in public service, politics and policy
processes, and gender and politics. Dr. Meyers is currently
teaching African Political Systems and Administrative Behavior
and Organization. More information...
Faculty Publications and Presentations: The Social Life of Poetry
Dr. Chris Green, Associate Professor of
English, is the author of “The Social Life of Poetry:
Appalachia, Race, and Radical Modernism.” Re-
leased as part of the Modern and Contemporary
Poetry and Poetics series, this book examines the
role the Appalachian region and its inhabitants
played in defining race in America. The book pre-
sents an analysis of the people, region, and literary
works of Appalachia during the 1930’s and 40’s.
Resource: Trailblazers Scholars Program
In Fall 2010, Marshall will launch the Trailblazer Scholars Program. Funded by the National
Science Foundation, this program seeks to identify and recruit a cohort of 15 nontraditional
students who have dependents, to pursue degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, or
Math (STEM) at either MU or MCTC. To entice their matriculation, qualifying students will be
eligible for scholarships of up to $8,500 per year. The goal of the program is to capitalize on
the abilities of academically-talented students who may not have otherwise been able to bal-
ance school and family responsibilities. Contact Elizabeth Murray for more information.
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