The Daily Eastern News

CAA approves new major

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

October 20, 2016


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The Council on Academic Affairs approved a new interdisciplinary health communication major at its meeting Tuesday. Stephen King, chair of the communication studies department, said the new major is the kind of signature program that Eastern President David Glassman and Provost Blair Lord have been...

CAA to vote on new general education courses

Staff Report

October 20, 2016


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  The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on a new interdisciplinary health communication major in the Communication Studies and Health Studies departments. The proposed health communication major will prepare students for careers in the health care field. Currently, the only health communication...

CAA holds off on moratorium suggestion

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

October 6, 2016


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A temporary stop to approving new general education courses was suggested at a meeting of the CAA’s General Education and Learning Goals Committee. Philosophy professor Jonelle DePetro asked that the CAA implement this moratorium after the vitalization project and learning goals project. The...

CAA looks at moratorium, reviews reports

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

October 5, 2016


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The Council on Academic Affairs is meeting again after a week off to discuss a moratorium and program review summaries Eastern President David Glassman asked the CAA in an email to send two nominations to him for a committee to help him choose a replacement for Provost Blair Lord. The CAA will...

CAA to vote on course proposals

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Editor

August 31, 2016


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  The Council on Academic Affairs will be looking at a pair of potential new classes at their next meeting. The two classes are PSY 3760, the Psychology of Judgment and Decision Making, and PSY 4810, Neuropsychopharmacology. PSY 3760 is about how individuals make decisions and the processes...

CAA to vote on new philosophy class

Adrian Bolaji, Staff Reporter

December 9, 2015


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The Council on Academic Affairs Agenda will vote to add a new philosophy and women’s studies class at 2 p.m. Thursday in Booth Library Room 4440. Marita Gronnvoll, the CAA chair, said the new class is originating in philosophy. “(The class) will be cross-listed with women studies and the women...

CAA to vote on rural studies minor changes

Nick Sineni, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2015


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The Council on Academic Affairs will be voting on new courses and to change the rural studies minor for fall 2016 at 2 p.m. Thursday in Room 4440 of Booth Library. The CAA approved the rural studies minor at the end of spring 2015; there have been some revised changes to the minor with the removal...

CAA to revise agenda with a new course and course revision

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

October 21, 2015


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The Council on Academic Affairs will add a new course and course revision to next week’s agenda at their meeting Thursday. The revised course is MUS 4980 A, B, D: Workshop in Music I, II, III and the new course is HIS 3950 History of U.S. Popular Culture. MUS 4980 is being revised to add an online...

CAA to vote on new math course

Cassie Buchman, Administration Editor

September 23, 2015


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The Council for Academic Affairs will vote on adding a new math course and revising another one at their meeting Thursday. Marita Gronnvoll, CAA chair, said the new course proposal is for MAT 2400, Introduction to Teaching Secondary Mathematics. Revisions are being proposed for MAT 3400, Teaching...

CAA suspends bylaws, fast tracks revision process

Cassandra Buchman, Administration Editor

September 16, 2015


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The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on revising two chemistry classes and add new members at their meeting Tuesday. The chemistry classes are General Chemistry II and General Chemistry Laboratory II. Marita Gronnvoll, chair of the CAA, said the council is going to vote to suspend the bylaws...

CAA reviews student standards guidelines

Luis Martinez, Administration Editor

January 15, 2015


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The Council on Academic Affairs met with two representatives from the Office of Student Standards to answer questions about syllabus guidelines on reporting misconduct Thursday. Heather Webb, the Director of Student Standards, and Shawn Peoples, Associate Director of Student Standards, explained their...

CAA approves new courses and revisions

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

December 11, 2014


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The Council on Academic Affairs approved new and revised courses in sociology and anthropology, history, family and consumer sciences, music and business. The sociology major will now include the option of counting up to three credit hours of anthropology coursework as an elective for the major, which...

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