Updates from the Academic Affairs Committee

submitted by maherk@augsburg.edu

On Monday, November 23, AAC approved a new course proposal from Leon van Eck. BIO 444: Genomics and Biotechnology is a new upper division Biology course and lab designed to fill a gap in the current Biology course offerings at Augsburg.

At the same meeting, History 186/187/188/189/190 were approved as LAFs. All of these new 100-level topics courses will meet Humanities LAF learning outcome requirements.

The committee had the opportunity to meet with faculty representatives regarding the CRES (“Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies”) proposal. They will be back for the next meeting on December 7, when AAC will vote on the proposal. CRES will be presented to Faculty Senate after working through AAC.

Committee information including proposal forms, meeting minutes, and AAC archives can be found at https://inside.augsburg.edu/facultysenate/aac/. There is also a link to the AAC Tracking Summary, which you can click on below.

AAC Tracking Summary (can only be viewed with an Augsburg email address)