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Qais Akbar Omar (GRS’16), a graduate student in the Creative Writing Program, has published a much-praised memoir, A Fort of Nine Towers: An Afghan Family Story. He recalls how the violence and tumult of civil war jolted his family, who, despite losing relatives, their home, and possessions, continued to nurture his wish to attend a university.

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Standing Committees Meetings 2015/2016

Please send notice of any changes to event times and locations to both of the following addresses: cascom@bu.edu AND casdean@bu.edu.

Humanities Curriculum Committee

Spring 2016 meetings are scheduled for Wednesdays, 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Dates
Location
Meeting Materials
September 10, 2015 CAS 200 09/10/2015 HUCC Meeting Agenda (revised 9/4/2015)
CAS EN 177
CAS EN 180
CAS EN 331
CAS LJ 450
CAS LK 450
CAS PH 445 S / GRS PH 645 S
September 24, 2015 CAS 200 09/24/2015 HUCC Meeting Agenda (revised 9/23/2015)
CAS EN 150
CAS AH 574
October 8, 2015 CAS 200 10/8/2015 HUCC Meeting Agenda
for reference: CAS EN 180
Linguistics & Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences BA (major) proposal
CAS RN 326 / GRS RN 626
CAS AH 563
October 22, 2015
MEETING CANCELED
November 5, 2015 CAS 200 11/05/2015 HUCC Meeting Agenda (revised 11/4/2015)
CFA MU 344 (for cross-list with CAS MU 242)
CAS AM 202
Minor in Portuguese & Brazilian Cultural Studies proposal
CAS LX 110
CAS EN 386
CAS EN 334
November 19, 2015 CAS 200 11/19/2015 HUCC Meeting Agenda
Linguistics BA/MA proposal
Philosophy & Neuroscience BA proposal
CAS EN 346
CAS AH 385 / CAS AM 385
CAS EN 155
December 3, 2015 CAS 200 12/03/2015 HUCC Meeting Agenda
CAS LI 312
Holocaust and Genocide Studies minor proposal
January 27, 2016
MEETING CANCELED

February 3, 2016 STH 625 02/03/2016 HUCC Meeting Agenda
Linguistics Program curriculum revision/renumbering proposal (cover letter)
Overview spreadsheet
CAS LX 321 / GRS LX 621
CAS LX 422 / GRS LX 722
CAS LX 423 / GRS LX 723
CAS LX 341 / GRS LX 641
Example:  CAS LX 370/GRS LX 670
February 24, 2016 STH 625
March 2, 2016 STH 625
March 23, 2016 STH 625
April 6, 2016 STH 625
April 13, 2016 STH 625

Natural Sciences Curriculum Committee

Spring 2016 meetings are scheduled for Mondays, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

Dates
Location
Meeting Materials
September 14, 2015 CAS 200 09/14/2015 NSCC Meeting Agenda (revised 9/10/2015)
CAS EE 195 & CAS EE 196
Integrated Science Experience I (ISE I)
CAS NE 499
September 21, 2015
MEETING CANCELED
October 5, 2015 CAS 200 10/05/2015 NSCC Meeting Agenda
CAS NE 404 / CAS PS 404
CAS NE 521 / CAS PS 521
Earth & Environmental Sciences BA proposal (Mathematics & Statistics cognate added 10/1/2015)
Earth & Environmental Sciences minor proposal (Mathematics & Statistics cognate added 10/1/2015)
CAS ES 107
CAS GE 100
CAS GE 270 (Mathematics & Statistics cognate added 10/2/2015)
CAS ES 305
CAS ES 510
CAS ES 520
Integrated Science Experience II (ISE II)
October 19, 2015 CAS 200 10/19/2015 NSCC Meeting Agenda
CAS NE 404 / CAS PS 404
Integrated Science Experience II (ISE II)
CAS PY 104 (last-minute addition; not on agenda)

November 2, 2015 CAS 200 11/02/2015 NSCC Meeting Agenda
CAS AS 101
CAS AS 105
CAS NE 526S
November 16, 2015 CAS 200 11/16/2015 NSCC Meeting Agenda (revised 11/10/2015)
CAS PS 327 / CAS NE 327
CAS AN 233 / CAS WS 233
Philosophy & Neuroscience BA proposal
November 30, 2015
MEETING CANCELED
 
January 25, 2016 STH 625 01/25/2016 NSCC Meeting Agenda
CAS NE/PS 212 request for divisional studies credit
Dissolution of the Major in Biology with Specialization in Quantitative Biology
February 8, 2016 STH 625 02/08/2016 Meeting Agenda
For reference:  CAS AN 233 / CAS WS 233
BA in Geophysics & Planetary Sciences revision proposal
CAS NE 203
February 22, 2016 STH 625
February 29, 2016 STH 625
March 21, 2016 STH 625
April 4, 2016 STH 625
April 11, 2016 STH 625

Social Sciences Curriculum Committee

Spring 2016 meetings are scheduled for Wednesdays, 12 to 1:00 p.m.

Dates
Location
Meeting Materials
September 9, 2015 CAS 132 09/09/2015 SSCC Meeting Agenda
CAS IR 584
Pardee School Cross-list Requests, including:

  • CAS HI 331
  • CAS HI 399
  • CAS HI 523
September 16, 2015
MEETING CANCELED
October 7, 2015 CAS 223 10/07/2015 SSCC Meeting Agenda
CAS AA 404 / GRS AA 804 cross-list requests with Sociology
CAS AA 517, CAS AA 313, CAS AA 513 cross-list requests with Political Science
Environmental Analysis & Policy BA revision proposal
CAS GE 100
CAS ES 107
CAS GE 270 (Mathematics & Statistics cognate added 10/2/2015)
CAS PS 510
CAS PO 569 / GRS IR 630
CAS IR 343 / CAS PO 373
CAS IR 545
CAS IR 432 / GRS IR 732
CAS IR 5XX
October 21, 2015 CAS 132 10/21/2015 SSCC Meeting Agenda
CAS NE 404 / CAS PS 404
CAS IR 532
CAS HI 380 / GRS HI 780
CAS AR 500
November 4, 2015
CAS 132 11/04/2015 SSCC Agenda
CAS HI 327E / CAS PO 204E
CAS HI 316
CAS HI 393
November 18, 2015 CAS 223 11/18/2015 SSCC Agenda
CAS AM 202
CAS PO 280E / CAS IR 324E
CAS HI 480
CAS HI 543 / CAS IR 437
December 2, 2015 CAS 132 12/02/2015 SSCC Meeting Agenda
CAS CC 112
Holocaust and Genocide Studies minor proposal
CAS PO 314
January 27, 2016 STH 625 01/27/2016 SSCC Meeting Agenda (revised 01/25/2016)
BA/MA in International Relations/International Affairs proposal
CAS PO 594 / CAS WS 594
February 3, 2016
MEETING CANCELED
February 24, 2016 STH 625
March 2, 2016 STH 625
March 23, 2016 STH 625
April 6, 2016 STH 625
April 13, 2016 STH 625

Academic Policy Committee

Location: CAS Room 200
Day and Time for Fall 2015 & Spring 2016: Wednesdays, 4:00–5:30 p.m.

Dates
Meeting Materials
September 30, 2015 09/30/2015 APC Meeting Agenda (revised 9/25/2015)
CAS EN 177
CGS HU 425
Core Curriculum proposal for CAS CC 211
October 14, 2015 10/14/2015 APC Meeting Agenda
Latin American Studies MA revision proposal
Statistics MA and PhD proposalProposals and related documents from Earth & Environment:

CAS EN 150

November 11, 2015
11/11/2015 APC Meeting Agenda (revised 11/10/2015)
CAS EN 180
CAS AM 202
English IB credit proposal
Linguistics & Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences BA proposal (as reference, you may wish to compare with the requirements for the BA in Linguistics, as stated in the CAS Bulletin, and with the requirements for the BS in Speech, Language & Hearing Sciences, as stated in the SAR Bulletin)
Minor in Portuguese & Brazilian Cultural Studies proposal
November 18, 2015 CAS AM 202  (11/18: last-minute follow-up, for reference)
December 9, 2015 12/09/2015 APC Meeting Agenda (revised 12/7/2015)
CAS LX 110
CAS EE 395/396
Philosophy & Neuroscience BA proposal
Linguistics MA proposal
Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences MA proposal
Energy & Environment MA proposal
Holocaust and Genocide Studies minor proposal
Course Scheduling proposal
January 27, 2016 01/27/2016 APC Meeting Agenda (revised 01/25/2016)
CAS NE/PS 212 request for divisional studies credit
Dissolution of the Major in Biology with Specialization in Quantitative Biology
BA/MA in International Relations/International Affairs proposal
MA in History of Art & Architecture revision
BA/MPH revision proposal
February 10, 2016 02/10/2016 APC Meeting Agenda (revised 02/08/2016)
BA in Geophysics & Planetary Sciences revision proposal
CAS AN 233 / CAS WS 233
African American Studies Minor revision proposal
February 24, 2016
March 16, 2016
April 13, 2016
May 11, 2016 (if needed)

Graduate Academic Affairs Committee

Location for Spring 2016: GSU 312 *February 1st meeting will be held in GSU 315*
Day and Time for Spring 2016: Mondays 3:00-4:30 p.m. , Tuesdays 11:00-12:30

Date
Meeting Materials
September 30, 2015 09/30/15 GAAC Agenda
Proposal for new MA and PhD in Statistics
Proposal to change requirements for MA in Latin American Studies
GRS CH 623
GRS CH 648
GRS SO 716
GRS PO 903/904
GRS AH 805
October 21, 2015 10/21/15 GAAC Agenda
GRS PO 903-904
GRS AH 805
GRS MA 901
GRS NE 741/BI 741
GRS NE 742
NE 741 & 742 Letter
November 18, 2015 11/18/15 GAAC Agenda
Proposal for new MA in Linguistics
Proposal for new BA/MA in Linguistics
Proposal to change requirements for MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences
Proposal to change requirements for MA in Energy & Environment
CAS GE460 & GRS GE660 Course Revision Proposal
CAS GE 521 Course Revision Proposal
CAS GE 522 Course Revision Proposal
December 9, 2015 12/9/15 GAAC Agenda
Proposal to change requirements for MA in History of Art & Architecture
Proposal for new BA/MA in IR & International Affairs
Proposal to Revise Academic Components for MA in Energy & Environment
February 1, 2016 2/1/16 GAAC Agenda
GRS LX 795
GRS LX 738
February 23, 2016
March 14, 2016
April 5, 2016

Curriculum Committees, Academic Policy Committee, and Faculty Meetings Printable Schedules

Spring 2016 Meeting Schedule
Fall 2015 Meeting Schedule