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CAA bylaw poses vitalization question

Chrissy Miller, Administration Reporter

January 12, 2017


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  A bylaw stating that the Council on Academic Affairs has jurisdiction on the addition, deletion or revision of all undergraduate programs and what this could mean for the vitalization project was brought up at Thursday’s CAA meeting. The article only pertains to undergraduate programs...

CAA to vote on family and consumer sciences option revision

Staff Report

January 12, 2017


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The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on revising the dietetics option in family and consumer sciences and three family and consumer sciences courses at their meeting Thursday. The actions requested from the CAA are removing BUS 2101, Financial Accounting 1, as a required course and adding HST...

CAA adds criminology major, changes chemistry name

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

December 9, 2016


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  The Council on Academic Affairs passed a new criminology major and changed the name of the chemistry department to chemistry and biochemistry at their meeting Thursday. Darren Hendrickson, the chair of the sociology and anthropology department who introduced the major, said the idea for...

CAA changes bylaws, downsizes

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

December 1, 2016


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  The Council on Academic Affairs voted to reduce the number of members, eliminate a political science class, limit another class and grant more flexibility with the major’s independent studies options at their meeting Thursday. The CAA is reducing the number of faculty members in the group...

Faculty Senate to discuss downsizing

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 29, 2016


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  Faculty Senate will talk about possibly downsizing and voting on a new replacement for a Council on Academic Affairs member in their next meeting tomorrow at 2 p.m. in room 4440 of the Booth Library. Vice Chair of the Faculty Senate Jeffrey Stowell said an item that may be discussed is downsizing...

CAA votes on new biological sciences class

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 17, 2016


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The Council on Academic Affairs is looking to downsize itself by shrinking its membership from nine to eight members and from three student members to one. They are doing this because the school has lost faculty over the past year, while the membership requirements of the CAA and other councils and...

CAA to vote on new biological sciences course

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 17, 2016


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The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on adding a new biological sciences class during their meeting 3 p.m. Thursday in Room 4440 of the Booth Library. The course is called Clinical Rotation and focuses on the hands-on experience needed to get into medical school. Students enrolled would need...

CAA discusses study abroad, downsizing

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 10, 2016


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The Council on Academic Affairs discussed study abroad courses and downsizing itself at its meeting Thursday. The CAA also voted to add a new course to the psychology department’s course catalog. It is called Cross Cultural Psychology and will focus on how culture influences thought, feelings and...

CAA to hear two new course proposals

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016


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Two new course proposals will be brought to the Council on Academic Affairs 2 p.m. today in Room 4440 of Booth Library. BIO 3460, Clinical Rotation, which will be added to the agenda at the meeting, is expected to be a new course that offers practical, hands-on experience for pre-health professional...

CAA approves new courses, accept out of state credits

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 3, 2016


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The Council on Academic Affairs voted on course revisions and heard the sociology department program review. The CAA voted on three course revisions, with the first one being world archeology. This revision called for a name and course description change to reflect the content covered in the class. The...

CAA talks about downsizing, votes on proposals

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

October 27, 2016


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The Council on Academic Affairs talked about downsizing their group and voted to change the name of the health studies department to health promotion at its meeting Tuesday. The CAA and other committees have been working with the same number of positions but have fewer faculty to fill them. This means...

CAA to hear about political science, economics reforms

Staff Report

October 26, 2016


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  The CAA will vote on whether or not to change the name of the health studies department and major to health promotions at their next meeting. The meeting will be 2 p.m. Thursday in room 4440 of the Booth Library. According to the rationale, the health studies department thinks the name...

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