Program, major, course revisions on CAA’s agenda

Corryn Brock, News Editor

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on revisions to programs, majors and courses during its meeting Thursday in Room 4440 of Booth Library.

Changes to the Nutrition and Dietetics Program will also be voted on during the meeting.

The change would add the course Community Health Behavior Methods to the required course for the program.

According to the rationale, the alteration would allow students in the program “to more extensively study essential health behavior theories before taking the revised NTR 3756 Community Nutrition Interventions course.”

If approved, the change will raise the required credits for the program from 67 to 70.

CAA will also vote on changing the requirements for the community health major and will move the Health Education Research Methods II course from the required list to the electives list.

The rationale for the change states: “The Department of Public Health is proposing revisions to the core curriculum and elective courses for the Public Health: Community Health Option (B.S.) to allow students to customize their elective choices to better reflect the skills and competencies needed in their chosen professions.”

Revisions to the course Community Nutrition Interventions will also be voted on during the meeting.

Some aspects of the course will be moved to another course, according to the rationale, which says, “this is an updated course outline for a long-standing required course for the accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). With the proposed addition of PUBH (HPR) 3700 Community Health Behavior Methods as a program requirement, that content was removed from this course, and thus, allowed for more time to thoroughly develop and evaluate community nutrition interventions.”

During the meeting, the CAA will also discuss the revision of faculty laureate nomination requirements.

Five executive actions are listed to be acted on, and nine items will be voted on to be added to the agenda.

Corryn Brock can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected].