A major contributing factor is improved student retention across the state's universities.
Sessions will be held on Fridays beginning Oct. 18 and continuing through Nov. 15.
The policy will provide eight weeks of fully paid parental leave to employees who have given birth to a child, and four weeks of paid leave for non-birth parents in other circumstances.
Organizers are expecting potentially record attendance for the annual event that celebrates Southern Appalachian culture.
Elizabeth Gillespie McRae, WCU associate professor of history, has been announced as the 2019 recipient of the Frank L. and Harriet C. Owsley Award, which is presented by the Southern Historical Association.
Chancellor Kelli R. Brown has announced that Alison Morrison-Shetlar, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, will be assuming a position as a faculty member in the Department of Biology.
Attendance of employees at Faculty Senate and Staff Senate meetings is considered work time (university service) with the appropriate approval of the individual’s supervisor.
Awards from a variety of public and private funders were received in August 2019.
The study concludes with lessons learned and key takeaways that not only apply to the crisis involved in the death of a leader, but to other potential crisis scenarios.