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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
Wallace T. Fowler (aerospace engineering
and engineering mechanics), chair of the Educational Policy Committee,
has filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the recommendation
set forth below.
RECOMMENDATION ON COMPUTER COMPETENCY
(The catalog is on the web at http://www.utexas.edu/student/registrar/catalogs/ug98-00/index.html.)
On page 11, in chapter 1, section "BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS," make the following changes:
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
The University strives to produce self-reliant graduates who are able to provide leadership and who do not simply react to events. It must not only equip its graduates with occupational skills but also educate them broadly enough to enable them to adapt to and cope with the accelerated process of change that is occurring in business, professional, and social institutions today. Students must be exposed to a broad spectrum of arts and science, so that they may be educated beyond vocational requirements and thus be prepared for responsible citizenship in an increasingly complex world.
Every graduate of the University is expected to:
The General Faculty of the University has established a basic education curriculum to assist undergraduates regardless of their major in acquiring the traits of an educated person. The University's basic education requirements comprise the following:
English and writing
Natural science and mathematics
The faculty of each college and school has incorporated these requirements into the division's degree plans. Within each discipline, the faculty defines and assesses student computer competency through learning activities that require the use of computers. Many degree plans require additional work in the areas above or require the student to take specific courses to fulfill the basic education requirements. For these reasons, the student must consult the description of his or her major in chapters 2 through 12 of this catalog for complete information on fulfillment of the basic education requirements. Music performance majors should see the basic education requirements for music performance programs, page 191.
To be provided by the committee at the Faculty Council meeting on March 20, 2000.