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Board of Trustees votes to eliminate Africana studies major, retains career and technical education

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
April 30, 2017
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The Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the Africana studies major to retain career and technical education and said they would continue to monitor the philosophy major at its meeting Friday. Students currently majoring in Africana studies will be able to continue in the program until they graduate....

Board votes to eliminate Africana Studies

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
April 28, 2017
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  The Board of Trustees voted to eliminate the Africana Studies major at its meeting Friday. Students already in the program will be able to continue on in it until they graduate. Also voted to be deleted was adult and community education, though that had already been put on hiatus. While t...

Administration, philosophy come to agreement

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
April 27, 2017
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The university administration has withdrawn its recommendation for the elimination of the philosophy major to the board of trustees, Eastern President David Glassman said in an email to the News Thursday morning. The program was originally scheduled to be considered for deletion at the board’s Friday m...

CAA approves recommendations, neurobiology major

Jason Hardimon, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2017
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The Council on Academic Affairs approved 22 items on its agenda Thursday, including its recommendations to President David Glassman concerning program elimination and reorganization, as well as revisions and additions to the catalog. The CAA voted 7-0 with two abstentions to approve its recommendations...

CAA to vote on recommendations

Staff Report
March 9, 2017
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The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on approving its own recommendations for programs being considered for elimination or reorganization at its meeting 2 p.m. Thursday in Room 4440 of Booth Library. Recommended by the CAA for retention is the bachelor’s in philosophy, while Africana studies...

Academic Program Elimination Reorganization Committee meets to plan report

Jason Hardimon, Staff Reporter
March 1, 2017
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The Academic Program Elimination Reorganization Committee met Wednesday for final planning of its report before its final meeting next Monday. Committee Chairman Richard Jones, a communication studies professor, led committee members through specific passages of the working draft that were marked...

Departments, programs respond to referendum, vitalization project

Abbey Whittington, Contributing Writer
February 26, 2017
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Following the Faculty Senate's referendum last Tuesday, programs considered for elimination or consolidation reflected on how they are being affected by the vitalization project. Last week, 145 faculty members voted 'no confidence' in Workgroup No. 7’s process and outcomes in the vitalization project. The...

CAA to discuss program recommendations

Staff Report
February 23, 2017
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The Council on Academic affairs will discuss its draft document of recommendations for programs being considered for elimination or reorganization. It is scheduled to meet 2 p.m. Tuesday in room 4440 of the Booth Library. The council heard about the programs at its last meeting and conducted its...

Academic programs present case to CAA

Chrissy Miller, Administration reporter
February 19, 2017
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Programs recommended for elimination or reorganization by Workgroup No. 7, which looked at academic programs during the vitalization project, presented their cases before the Council on Academic Affairs Thursday. Four programs- philosophy, adult and community education, Africana studies and career...

CAA to hear from programs

Staff Report
February 15, 2017
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The Council of Academic Affairs will hear from two of the groups being considered for elimination or consolidation at its meeting Thursday. According to the agenda, the bachelor’s program in Adult and Community Education and philosophy are scheduled to present to the CAA and answer its questions...

Committee report, receive philosophy information

Jason Hardimon, Staff Reporter
February 14, 2017
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The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee met Monday to discuss a tentative outline for its report as well as new information provided to the committee from the philosophy department. The outline included sections concerning program costs and enrollment history; contributions...

Faculty Senate finalizes vitalization referendum language

Cassie Buchman, News Editor
February 7, 2017
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The Faculty Senate finalized language for a referendum on faculty confidence in the vitalization project process at its meeting Tuesday. The original referendum asked faculty to answer the question, “I have high confidence in the process employed by Vitalization Workgroup no.7 in the program review...

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