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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The new Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Ryan Hendrickson posing in his office

New Vice President for Academic Affairs shares aspirations for EIU

Adriana Hernadez-Santana, Editor-in-Chief July 12, 2023

The new Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs has completed his first week in office, and has large aspirations for the future of EIU.  Ryan Hendrickson originally came to Eastern...

Eastern Illinois Universitys Board of Trustees votes on action items during the Friday meeting in the Grand Ballroom.

BOT to vote on FY23 budget Friday

Rob Le Cates, Editor-in-Chief June 23, 2022

Eastern’s Board of Trustees will be voting on approving the $157 million budget for the fiscal year 2023 at their June meeting Friday at 1 p.m. in the University Ballroom in the MLK Union. The FY23...

Council of Academic Affairs Chair Richard Wilkinson starts the Thursday afternoon meeting. In this meeting, the council addressed The council voted on a proposed departmental honors program for the Department of Human Services and Community Leadership with all present members approving.

CAA approves changes to minor

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 28, 2021

The Council of Academic Affairs approved changes to the Public Health minor, reducing required credit hours from 22 to 18. Jeanne Lord, a professor in the Department of Human Services and Community...

Kai Hung, a biology professor, laughs during the Sept. 5 2019 CAA meeting in Room 4440 of Booth Library. The council voted to approve 21 nursing program items and to consider weighted GPAs during the admission process.

CAA to discuss capstones, senior seminars

Corryn Brock, Editor-in-Chief September 15, 2021

Capstone courses as senior seminars will be a topic of conversation during the Council on Academic Affairs at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Witters Conference Room in Booth Library. The topic has been a part...

Faculty Senate member C.C. Wharram (left) accepts the gavel from Todd Bruns, the 2019 Faculty Senate chair, on May 2 during the Senate meeting at Booth Library. Wharram will be the next chair for the Senate starting in the fall. 

Faculty Senate confirms CASL suspension

Analicia Haynes, Senior Reporter May 13, 2019

Eastern’s Provost Jay Gatrell said the Academic Affairs office is suspending the University Committee for the Assessment of Student Learning (CASL) for the next year in order to have a discussion surrounding...

Gatrell announced as new provost

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter April 24, 2017

Jay Gatrell, currently vice provost for faculty affairs and research at Bellarmine University, will be taking over the provost position at Eastern upon current Provost Blair Lord’s retirement. According...

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