CAA to vote on course changes

Emilie Bowman, Reporter

The Council of Academic Affairs will act upon one item on Thursday during its 2 p.m. meeting in the 4440 room of Booth Library. 

The council will act on the revised course HTM 1275: HTM Practicum, a course for both hospitality and tourism majors and non-majors. 

The course under possible revision is a work experience course, giving students a chance to do individually supervised hands-on learning in locations like hotels, restaurants, resorts and country clubs.

Along with this, the council will discuss two items: General Education Committee membership and electronic course proposal update.

The 2019-2020 Gen Ed Committee will be made up of interim members who will be assessing learning goals for general education. 

The launch of an electronic course proposal was originally discussed during the councils Aug. 22 meeting.

The council will also vote on 12 executive actions this week.

MIS 4700, Advanced Networking, could see a modification in prerequisites while courses MAT 1271, 2250G, 1330, 1400, 2120G and 1441G could have enforced prerequisites in Banner, pending council approval. 

GEO 4850 could also see a prerequisite change with the possible elimination of MAT 1330 (or 1400) as well as changing the CHM from 1410 to 1310/1315.

Online delivery may also be added to ANT 3960 A, B, D-F, H-M, O-Q, T-Y: Special Topics in Anthropology as well as to PLS 3603: State and Local Government.

HSL 4775 could be added to the Accelerated Graduate Program for the MS in Human Services Program Administration, while another executive action is being asked for to incorporate a number change for NUR 3203 to 2613 in the following programs: BS in Health Promotion: Community Health Option, BS in Health Promotion: Emergency Management & Disaster Preparedness Option, BS in Exercise Science: Pre-Occupational Therapy and Pre-Physical Therapy Options, BS in Recreation Administration: Therapeutic Recreation Option, and BS in Nutrition & Dietetics. 

The council will also consider changing the possible number of credits for CHM 4800 from 1-3 to 1-4 as well as changing the course GIS 5970z: Special Topics in GIS to be repeated more than once for credit. 

The council will vote on whether to change the course title PLS 4823 from “International Policy Issues” to “Comparative Public Policy,” and allowing EIU 4167G: Meaning of Life to count as an upper-level elective in Philosophy. 

Lastly, the council will vote on removing the enrollment restriction for classes MUS 2555G: Interacting with Music and MUS 2557G: The History of Jazz and Rock. 

Emilie Bowman can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]