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New program gives Auburn University students a clearer picture of degree requirements, progress toward graduation

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University is implementing Auburn DegreeWorks, a software program designed to help students and their advisers monitor progress toward graduation.

The program provides a comprehensive set of web-based academic advising, degree audit and course planning tools for students and their advisers in determining curriculum requirements.

Auburn DegreeWorks supports academic advising by combining the university’s degree requirements and a student’s completed coursework into a format that enables students to visualize those courses completed and what courses remain. It provides information on current curriculum, recommendations, academic standing, a GPA calculator and a list of conditions the student must meet for graduation. Students are alerted to unmet conditions when they log in, and advisers can enter notes when meeting with students, providing a progress report and course planning assistance. Exceptions and class substitutions can also be documented in the program.

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Auburn University names new Director of Academic Sustainability Programs

AUBURN – Auburn University Provost Mary Ellen Mazey has named Nanette Chadwick as Director of Academic Sustainability Programs.

Chadwick will work with faculty from a diverse range of departments on campus as she oversees sustainability academic programs, including various aspects of the sustainability minor. In addition, she will pursue grant funding to support and expand existing sustainability programming. She will work in conjunction with Michael Kensler, who serves in the newly created position of Director of Campus Sustainability Operations.

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Auburn University honors faculty in awards ceremony

AUBURN – Auburn University held its fifth annual Faculty Awards Celebrating Excellence Ceremony Thursday, Sept. 30, at The Hotel at Auburn University and Dixon Conference Center. A reception featuring food and beverages of Tuscany followed the ceremony (Photos and videos of the event can be found here).

The awards presented at the ceremony are the highest honors the university gives to faculty and this year honored the outstanding academic achievements of 17 faculty members.

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SEC, ESPN launch academic network to promote 12 member institutions

AUBURN – Auburn University joined with the 11 other Southeastern Conference institutions today in the launch of the SEC Academic Network, a Web site (www.secacademicnetwork.com) designed to promote academic endeavors of SEC universities using ESPN360.com technology.

The Academic Network, developed using technology and coordination from ESPN Digital Media and Origin Digital, will feature content from every institution ranging from research, innovation and economic development to community partnerships, civic engagement and service.

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