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CAA addresses nursing changes

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2017


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Changes to different nursing programs, the replacement of two classes and a revised course and major were proposed and approved at the Council on Academic Affairs’ last meeting of the semester on Thursday. A new course titled Public Health Nursing was added to take the place of the Nursing in the...

CAA voting over revisions for nursing

Staff Report

December 6, 2017


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The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on revising the nursing major and adding new courses to it at its meeting 2 p.m. Thursday in room 4440 of the Booth Library. It will also vote on revising the rural studies and health communication minor. The nursing major is being revised to streamline...

Physics, philosophy, other programs updated at CAA meeting

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

November 30, 2017


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The Council on Academic Affairs voted in favor changing several aspects of the physics department made because of difficulties it has fully staffing colleges and departments. Steven Daniels, chair of the physics department, was at the meeting Thursday to answer any potential questions about the changes. “We...

CAA to vote on changing medieval studies to global studies

November 8, 2017


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A potential name change for the medieval studies minor is set to be voted on at the Council on Academic Affairs’ meeting 2 p.m. Thursday in room 4440 of Booth Library. If passed, the minor would change from medieval studies to premodern global studies, constituting a revision in the minor as well. Other...

CAA discusses interdisciplinary programs, geology and geography

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

November 2, 2017


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A lack of faculty members has left the geology and geography department with some challenges, but they have been working on keeping the program up-to-date, according to Diane Burns, chair of the geology and geography department. Burns presented her programs’ evolution over the past couple of years...

CAA begins program review, updates minor, creates D2L page

CAA begins program review, updates minor, creates D2L page

Brook Schwartz, Administration Reporter

October 26, 2017


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The Council on Academic Affairs began the process of reviewing academic programs on campus and started with the Chemistry program during its meeting Thursday. Rebecca Peebles, physical chemistry department chair, discussed the recent eight-year review of the Chemistry BS that occurred last year. Sh...

CAA updates programs, revises and adds courses

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

October 15, 2017


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Many changes to the women’s studies program were made during last Thursday’s Council on Academic Affairs meeting, and some additions to the Spanish, psychology and geology programs. First for the women’s studies program, a new course called Studies of Sexuality and Gender Diversity was proposed...

CAA to vote to change name of women’s studies program

Staff Report

October 10, 2017


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The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on a change to the name of the women’s studies program and minor and a revision to the psychology minor at its next meeting Thursday. Women’s studies voted to rename the program to women’s gender and sexuality studies in the fall of 2015. According to...

CAA cancels meeting

Staff Report

October 5, 2017


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The Council on Academic Affairs canceled its meeting Thursday because scheduled presenters were not available to talk about their proposals. Originally scheduled was a vote on a new online course in supply chain and logistics management, a new online course called Introduction to Studies of Sexuality...

CAA approves English course revisions

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

September 28, 2017


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In a unanimous vote, ENG 1009G, Stories Matter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and ENG 2011G, World/Multicultural Literatures proposed revisions were approved by the Council on Academic Affairs. Dana Ringuette, chair of the English department, said the changes were made to make the courses more accessible to students. “They’re...

CAA to vote on revised English course proposals

Staff Report

September 27, 2017


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The council on academic affairs will vote on two revised English course proposals Thursday at 2 p.m. in Room 4440 of the Booth Library. ENG 1009G, Stories Matter 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and ENG 2011G, World/Multicultural Literatures will be revised. According to the rationale for ENG 1009G, the first revision...

CAA approves changes to 2 minors

Brooke Schwartz, Staff Writer

September 21, 2017


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The Council on Academic Affairs updated prerequisites and courses for the communication studies minor and the Africana studies minor on Thursday. The proposals brought before the CAA are faculty-driven, with the first proposal of the meeting being presented by Matthew Gill, a communication studies...

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