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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.

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Council of Academic Affairs Chairperson Richard Wilkinson asks for a motion to open a period of discussion during the Thursday afternoon, April 28, 2022, CAA meeting at the Witters Conference Room.

CAA approves eliminating recreation admin program

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor April 28, 2022

The Council of Academic Affairs unanimously approved the elimination of two majors on Thursday afternoon in the Witters Conference Room in Booth Library. CAA approved the elimination of the recreation...

From left, Nikki Hillier, professor in public health, and Julie Dietz, chair of public health and nutrition, give a presentation for a new Bachelors degree in health services which the CAA approved unanimously Thursday afternoon in the Witters Confernence Room.

CAA approves new health services degree

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor April 7, 2022

The Council of Academic Affairs unanimously approved a new Bachelor's degree in health services at Eastern on Thursday. The new degree will reside in the College of Health and Human Services and the...

Chairperson of the Council of Academic Affairs, Richard Wilkinson, calls for a roll call vote for one of 50 proposals at Thursdays meeting in Booth Library Witters Conference Room.

CAA breaks personal record

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor March 3, 2022

The Council on Academic Affairs broke its record of how many proposals can be approved in one two-hour meeting with 50 proposals at Thursday’s meeting in Booth Library from the previous record of approximately...

Council of Academic Affairs member Kiran Padmaraju motions in favor of adding an item to the agenda at the Oct. 28 meeting. 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 new English course

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 24, 2022

The Council of Academic Affairs approved unanimously for a new English course at Eastern on Thursday. CAA approved the new English course, ENG-2706G Latin American and Latinx Literatures, to begin in...

Council of Academic Affairs member Billy Hung, associate professor in biological sciences, offers a suggestion to a revision of wording for the bylaws system related to certificates at the Oct. 21, 2021 CAA meeting held in the Whitters Conference Room. Item 21086 was approved unanimously with revision.

CAA approves new political science, public health course

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor February 3, 2022

The Council of Academic Affairs unanimously approved a new political science and public health course as a policy course for public health students on Thursday. The department of public health requested...

Council of Academic Affairs Chair Richard Wilkinson opens a discussion about Honors course HON 1191 at the Nov. 11 meeting in the Witter’s Conference Room. The Council unanimously in favor of revising Honors course, HON 1191.

CAA votes for new computer information technology course

Madelyn Kidd, News Editor January 20, 2022

The Council of Academic Affairs approved a new computer and information technology course to start in the fall 2022 semester at Thursday’s meeting. At the meeting, item 21-106 proposed a new course...

Don Pakey, physics professor, represents the Physics Department for the addition of adding a course called Plasma Physics at Thursday afternoon’s CAA meeting. The Council voted unanimously in favor of the addition.

CAA approves program, course changes

Luke Taylor, News Editor December 9, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs approved revisions to the astronomy option of the physics major during their meeting Thursday afternoon. In the process of correcting errors in course requirement listings...

Richard England, dean of the honor’s college, attends Thursday’s CAA meeting to propose revisions to an Honors course titled HON 1191. The Council unanimously in favor of revising Honors course, HON 1191.

CAA discuss certificates at Eastern

Luke Taylor, News Editor November 12, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs discussed possibilities for students who want to have qualifications in certain subjects despite how Eastern does not offer certifications. Previously, CAA approved an...

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...

Associate Vice-President for Enrollment Management Josh Norman, and Jeffery Stowell, a psychology professor present a proposal to the Council of Academic Affairs about reducing the current recidency hours requirement for transfer students at the Thursday, Oct. 21, CAA meeting held in the Witters Conference Room. The proposal suggests that the current requirement of 40 credit hours be reduced to 30. The council approved of the vote with only one member, Billy Hung, not in favor.

CAA vote to reduce required credit hours

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 21, 2021

Eastern will now be in line with other state universities’ requirements for residency hours now that the Council of Academic Affairs has lowered the number from 42 to 30. As well as aligning with...

Billy Hung, biological sciences professor, gives his thoughts and point of view on a philosophy proposal brought to the Council of Academic Affairs.

CAA approves new biology course

Luke Taylor, News Editor October 7, 2021

The Council of Academic Affairs approved a new “Human Biology” course to replace the existing “Human Physiology” course. The “Human Physiology” class was not recognized by the Illinois Articulation...

Amy Rosenstein, department of special education, asks a question about the textbook rental meeting staff at the Sept. 30, 2021 CAA meeting.

CAA approves American Sign Language courses

Luke Taylor, News Editor September 30, 2021

The council of academic affairs approved three new additions to the course offerings at Eastern on Thursday. American sign language will now be offered as a foreign language class beginning in the Spring...

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