Category: University

New DegreePlan feature allows students to create educational plans
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New DegreePlan feature allows students to create educational plans

Davenport University has launched a new feature in DegreePlan to enable students to take full ownership of their educational plans and goals.   Following three years of planning, implementation, training and testing, the Degree Works™ Student Educational Planner (SEP) tool went live on May 7 in Davenport’s DegreePlan. Students will be encouraged through ACES 100 courses...

Davenport University measures and certifies the soft skills and competencies sought by employers
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Davenport University measures and certifies the soft skills and competencies sought by employers

Employers across the nation often lament about college graduates and the soft skills they lack — such as critical thinking and problem solving, leadership and teamwork, and creativity and communication. For the past five years, Davenport University’s Excellence System has proactively ensured each student graduates with both the soft and hard skills needed for career...

How DavenFund will support employees this year
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How DavenFund will support employees this year

Eleven Davenport University employees received professional development, software, equipment or other resources through DavenFund last week. The program, in its second year, was designed to help staff and faculty increase productivity and efficiency by funding requests ranging from $100 to $2,000. This year’s recipients include Barb Gering, Laura Baillod, Sarah Brooks, Lynda Cribari, Michael Stodola,...

Haworth President and CEO Franco Bianchi to speak at Davenport University commencement
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Haworth President and CEO Franco Bianchi to speak at Davenport University commencement

Franco Bianchi, President and CEO of Haworth, Inc., will serve as Davenport University’s 2018 Commencement Speaker on Sunday, April 29, at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids. Approximately 1,900 graduates from across Michigan are eligible to participate in Commencement, celebrating their new undergraduate and graduate degrees from Davenport. Bianchi will be presented an Honorary Doctorate of...

Briefs & Highlights at DU – Winter 2018
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Briefs & Highlights at DU – Winter 2018

Briefs and Highlights is a new feature on News @ DU. It shares news, presentations, achievements and other highlights of Davenport University faculty, staff and students. Email ducomm@davenport.edu to submit your highlights for future editions.  Faculty Research & Achievements College of Technology faculty member publishes article in Nature Scientific Reports Samer Hanoudi, a faculty member...

10 facts about Davenport University’s history
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10 facts about Davenport University’s history

In 1928, the first Davenport basketball team was formed, introducing organized athletics to the school. In December 1884, Henry Ford took a three-month bookkeeping course from a Detroit business college that eventually became a part of DU. In 1935, both M.E. Davenport and Catholic Junior College (later to become Aquinas College) were interested in the...

The changing DU student profile
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The changing DU student profile

Compared to 2008, Davenport University’s student profile has evolved. “We have noticed some interesting changes in our student profile. More Davenport students are seeking bachelor’s degrees, living on campus, and taking online courses.  They are also more likely to be traditional-aged and have a higher GPA,” said Kathy Aboufadel, vice president of Institutional Research and...

Continuing DU’s Detroit story: Lisa Howze appointed as Vice President for Detroit Campuses and Strategic Partnerships
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Continuing DU’s Detroit story: Lisa Howze appointed as Vice President for Detroit Campuses and Strategic Partnerships

Lisa Howze, the former chief government affairs officer for City of Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, will serve as Vice President for Detroit Campuses and Strategic Partnerships at Davenport University beginning Thursday, March 1. Howze will be responsible for leading the launch and growth of a new campus in the Detroit area while also overseeing operations...

Principles of Data Warehousing receives QM Certification
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Principles of Data Warehousing receives QM Certification

Principles of Data Warehousing is the first graduate-level online course at Davenport University to receive a Quality Matters Certification. Quality Matters is an international organization that supports quality assurance and improvements in online education. QM Certification is awarded to online courses that meet the quality standards of the Quality Matters after an external peer review. “We...

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