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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 must consult their academic advisor and then may petition the university to change B and C grades...

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 bylaw change was a controversial one, in which we at The Daily Eastern News expressed our disagreement w...

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 counselor regarding the CAA’s compliance with the Illinois Open Meetings Act.  Concern was voiced to the CAA by faculty over the ...

McLaughlin talks to CAA about OMA

News Staff

February 7, 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 field camp work that was run by Eastern in the past, but that stopped in 2010 because of issues staffing...

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 9, 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...

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