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CASL to be suspended; 2019 Faculty Laureate named

CASL to be suspended; 2019 Faculty Laureate named

Corryn Brock, Associate News Editor

April 25, 2019

The Council on Academic Affairs discussed a memo announcing the suspension of the ad hoc Committee for the Assessment on Student Learning. According to the memo sent by Provost Jay Gatrell, CASL will be suspended for the academic year 2019-2020 and may be eliminated or reconfigured. No program report...

Restructuring talks hit CAA

Restructuring talks hit CAA

Brooke Schwartz, News Editor

August 23, 2018

The Council of Academic Affairs, which has been working under suspended bylaws for the past year, will start to reinstate and update the bylaws as changes resulting from the “year of transition” continue around campus. Jeffrey Stowell, a psychology professor as well as the vice chair of Faculty Sen...

CAA meeting canceled Thursday due to light agenda

Staff Report

February 8, 2018

The Council on Academic Affairs meeting, originally set for 2 p.m. Thursday, was canceled because of a light agenda. Per CAA Bylaw VII.4.d, the CAA chairperson has added FCS 2244, Textile Analysis; FCS 2245, Fashion E-Tailing; FCS 2300G, Personal and Family Financial Literacy; FCS 3200, Historic Co...

Faculty Senate, CAA look at shared governance

Faculty Senate, CAA look at shared governance

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

January 23, 2018

Members of the Council on Academic Affairs attended the Faculty Senate meeting on Tuesday to continue a larger discussion on shared governance and how it applies to Eastern’s organizations. At their last meeting, the Faculty Senate discussed the possibility that their bylaws could make them the...

Faculty Senate talks IBHE dual credit concerns

Faculty Senate talks IBHE dual credit concerns

Brooke Schwartz, Administration Reporter

December 5, 2017

Business professor Larry White, Eastern’s representative for the Illinois Board of Higher Education’s faculty advisory committee, talked about the committee’s concerns about dual credit programs at Tuesday’s meeting. The IBHE is an agency meant to allow all Illinois universities, public or pr...

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

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

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 on revised English course proposals

Staff Report

September 27, 2017

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 holds first meeting of school year 

Chrissy Miller, News Editor

August 24, 2017

The Council on Academic Affairs met at 2 p.m. on Wednesday in Booth Library to go over waiver reports and discuss plans for the semester. CAA chair Stacey Ruholl said because the council has reduced in size, a minimum of four votes is needed instead of five. Additionally, for quorum to be reached,...

Committee meets to discuss its role

Cassie Buchman, News Editor

January 22, 2017

This story has been updated to add information that was not received as of press time Sunday. The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee met for the first time to discuss its charge and role going forward Friday. Following the vitalization project, where Workgroups made rec...

CAA to hear two new course proposals

Analicia Haynes, Managing Editor

November 10, 2016

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...

Faculty senate seeks transparency

Samuel Nusbaum, Administration Reporter

November 1, 2016

  The Faculty Senate raised concerns about workgroup transparency and discussed the search for a new provost during their meeting Tuesday. The workgroups the senate talks about are part of the vitalization project, which was introduced by Eastern President David Glassman. This project involves...

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