Academic Affairs Committee Updates

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AAC had a busy meeting on Monday, December 7. Several proposals were reviewed. RLN 336 changed its course title to “Latin American Liberation Theologies and Social Change” (adding the “and Social Change” to its former title).

Campus Ministry was approved for an alternative spring break experience that “offers the Augsburg student community an opportunity to look deeper at justice issues in the Twin Cities and surrounding area, and engage in meaningful, relationship centered volunteer work”. Their experiences will be virtual or distanced this year.

AAC also approved the proposed new “Critical Race and Ethnicity Studies” program. The department still needs Faculty Senate approval before heading to the full faculty.

In addition to the three approved proposals, there was an update about the TEL subcommittee and its work on hybrid/online course approvals, as well as a point of information about recommendations for student learning put forth by the Augsburg Day Student Government.

Finally, the committee was briefly introduced to an intended proposal for student advisory grades. Feedback was given and is still being added by AAC.

You can find more information about the committee (including proposal forms, meeting minutes, and archival information) at

You can access the AAC approvals in the tracking spreadsheet linked below (it is also linked on the AAC page above).

Questions about AAC can be directed to AAC Chair, Phyllis Kapetanakis, or Program Coordinator, Kerri Maher.

AAC Approval Tracking (can only be accessed with an Augsburg login)