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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO DEAN'S SCHOLARS HONORS PROGRAM IN
THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000


Mary Ann Rankin, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences, filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the proposal below for changes to the Dean's Scholars Honors Program in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. The changes were approved by the faculty and the dean of the College of Natural Sciences. The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on February 14, 2000. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by March 24, 2000.



<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on March 8, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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CHANGES TO DEAN'S SCHOLARS HONORS PROGRAM IN
THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 1998-2000


The changes set forth below are proposed for the College of Natural Sciences in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002, of The University of Texas at Austin.


On page 376, in the section "ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES," please make the following changes:

DEAN'S SCHOLARS HONORS PROGRAM

[The Dean's Scholars Honors Program is a highly selective enrichment program that emphasizes a research perspective. It is designed for exceptional science and mathematics majors.]

The Dean's Scholars Program, the honors program for the college, recognizes about the top 2 percent of natural sciences students. It offers exceptional science and mathematics majors an opportunity to enrich their undergraduate education by introducing them to cutting-edge research and placing them in contact with superior students with similar aptitudes and interests. Students may apply for admission either when they apply for admission to the University or after they are enrolled; about 40 percent of those admitted to the program are current students. [Application can be made] Current students should apply to the director of the program in the Office of the Dean within four weeks following the end of spring semester classes.

Justification:
A more detailed description of the Dean's Scholars Honors Program is added so that students can be better informed about the program.