What process was used to evaluate the restructuring?
In 2018-2019, an Integration Team (I-Team) was assembled to conduct a comprehensive review of Northeastern’s existing health and safety infrastructure. This review included a comprehensive internal evaluation and external peer review process. The result of this evaluation was the creation of a new role on campus, the Associate Vice Provost of Education and Research Safety. Marne Smith was hired to fulfill this role in 2020. Subsequently, an effective realignment expertise and resources between Facilities leadership and the Office of the Provost resulted in the creation of the Office of Academic and Research Safety and the Environmental Compliance and Occupational Safety office, along with the establishment of Safety Leadership Council.