TO: Department Chairs, Center and Program Directors;
Senior Administrative Staff
DATE: February 18, 2013
SUBJECT: The Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016
The College of Liberal Arts is now accepting proposals for changes to the college’s curriculum, found in the The Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014, for the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 academic years. All submissions will now be handled electronically. In addition to the following instructions, a copy of the College of Liberal Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2014 and a blank Impact Statement form has been included for your convenience.
Deadline: APRIL 1, 2013
Changes Requiring Faculty Council Legislative Approval
Proposals that affect either college academic policy or the requirements of an existing degree or degree program require approval through the Faculty Council legislative process. These include but are not limited to:
Proposals for new degree programs/majors or to delete an existing degree program/major also require approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Please contact John St. Lawrence if you wish to delete or add a new major or degree.
Instructions: Submitting Catalog Changes to the College
Instructions for preparing legislation have been simplified.
a. Create a Word document for each major/program. A major and its respective honors program may be submitted on the same document.
o Please NAME your document so that it can be easily identified as a catalog change for your department. The following format is preferred:
§ e.g.,ANS 2014-16; ANS-DH 2014-16; ANS minor 2014-16
b. Modify the existing catalog text using legislative style.
· Do not use the Track Changes feature.
· Adding text:
o Underline all text added to the original copy, including punctuation.
o Insert text at the appropriate location within the existing catalog text
· Deleting text:
o Enclose phrases/words/sections to be deleted in brackets
o Use the strikethrough command to draw a single line through the deletion within the brackets. The strikethrough command can be found on your Formatting Palette in Word under Font and is characterized by the symbol
o Do not underline information to be deleted.
· All questions must be answered; incomplete forms will be returned to you
· The rationale for the change(s) must be thoroughly explained
· Must include the date approved by your faculty
Finally, forward all completed documents electronically to John St.Lawrence, College of Liberal Arts, Academic Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org. John can be reached by email, or at 232-5922, should you need assistance.
Please note: All course inventory inquiries should be directed to Lisa Vera, email@example.com.