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College notebook: SPC advances plans for new 'success center,' Stetson releases a survey, and more

SPC going forward with new campus 'success center'

St. Petersburg College has chosen designers and a construction manager for its flagship $25 million "Student Success Center," planned for the St. Petersburg/Gibbs campus. "The building will be the new face of campus," according to a news release announcing the team of LEMA Construction, Perkins + Will, and Wannemacher Jensen Architects. It said the three-story center will "help foster focused, deliberate, career education." An administration building will be renovated as well. The project should be finished in fall 2018.

Survey find satisfaction among Stetson Law students, faculty

An anonymous campus climate survey conducted last spring at Stetson University found that 77 percent of students and faculty at its Gulfport law school feel comfortable or very comfortable with the campus climate. The results were consistent with universities across the country, the survey by Rankin and Associates Consulting showed. According to the survey, 81 percent of tenure track faculty at Stetson Law felt their teaching was valued, and 75 percent of students felt valued by Stetson Law faculty. However, historically underserved groups — such as women, veterans and people of color — were less likely to be comfortable with the campus climate. The university plans to hold open forums at its campuses to hear suggestions for improvement.

Biodiversity lecture series returns

The return of Stetson University College of Law's Foreman Biodiversity Lecture series brings Dr. Naomi Rose to campus on Thursday, Sept. 29. Rose, a marine mammal scientist at the Animal Welfare Institute, will speak at noon in the Great Hall. Her lecture is free and open to the public.

College notebook: SPC advances plans for new 'success center,' Stetson releases a survey, and more 09/21/16 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 27, 2016 4:16pm]
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