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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.

The Daily Eastern News

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 to vote on revisions to meeting and event management minor

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor November 10, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs will be discussing revisions to two existing courses during its meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Booth Library’s Witters Conference Room. The council will vote on...

Jeanne Lord, from the Department of Health Services and Community Leadership, presents a proposal for a honors prgoram for those majoring in human services program administration or minoring in aging studies, financial literacy, or human services program administration. The Council approved of this proposal at the Oct. 28 meeting.

CAA meeting canceled

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor November 3, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs will not have a meeting this Thursday. Its next meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. in the Booth Library Witters Conference Room, during which they will vote on...

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 Oct. 21, CAA meeting held in the Whitters 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 to vote on proposed honors program for the Department of Human Services

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 27, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs will be voting on a proposed departmental honors program for the Department of Human Services and Community Leadership during their Thursday meeting. The council will...

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

CAA to vote on changes to residency hour requirements

Kyara Morales-Rodriguez, Associate News Editor October 20, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs will be meeting to vote on a proposal that, if approved, will lessen the number of residency hours required at Eastern during its meeting at 2 p.m. on Thursday. The council...

Marita Gronnvoll, communications studies chair inquires about the cannabis-related class proposal at the Oct. 1 CAA meeting.

CAA to vote on new biology course

Staff Report October 6, 2021

The Council on Academic Affairs will vote on the “Human Biology” course during its meeting. The description of the course says it will focus on “the structure and function of the human organism...

Provost announces option to change grade type

Corryn Brock, News Editor March 30, 2020

Eastern Provost Jay Gatrell announced the option for students to change their grade type to a credit/no credit system for the  Spring 2020 semester. If an undergraduate wishes to change a grade they...

STAFF EDITORIAL: CAA’s OMA vote was right decision

Staff Editorial March 9, 2020

Eastern’s Council on Academic Affairs voted unanimously at its Thursday meeting last week to reject a bylaw change that would make it no longer subject to the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The proposed...

CAA reinstates bylaws Thursday

JJ Bullock, Editor-in-Chief February 21, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs voted to reinstate its bylaws at its meeting Thursday afternoon. The CAA voted to suspend its bylaws at its meeting last week while it awaited a ruling from the public access...

McLaughlin talks to CAA about OMA

News Staff February 6, 2020

The Council on Academic Affairs approved a program change within the geology department, which will change the way students complete their work in field camps. Eastern was able to send students to do...

Claudia Janssen Danyi, Council on Academic Affairs member, and Carson Gordon, CAA student member, look at the agenda for the CAA meeting Thursday. Janssen Danyi was voted to be the vice chair of CAA for the 2019-2020 academic year.

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...

Jeffrey Stowell, a psychology professor as well and the vice chair of Faculty Senate, drew out a plan to potentially change the make up off the Council on Academic Affairs during its meeting on Thursday. The plan would not change the number of faculty members on the council, it would only change a couple of their titles.

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...

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...

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