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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
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.
ADDITION OF THE ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING PROGRAM
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.
page 376, in the section "GENERAL INFORMATION," before the
subsection "FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
AVAILABLE THROUGH THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES," please add
THE ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING PROGRAM
The Elements of Computing Program is designed
to support computational work in other disciplines and to provide students
with skills in the use of computer applications. Any non-computer sciences
major with a University grade point average of at least 2.00 may take
any elements of computing course for which he or she meets the prerequisite.
No application process is required.
Non-computer sciences majors who wish
to build a concentration in computing may request certification in the
elements of computing. Students who complete the following certification
requirements and submit a request to the program director receive a certificate
of completion of the program and a letter listing the courses taken. Additional
information about the Elements of Computing Program is given at http://www.cs.utexas.edu/users/utcs/elements/.
The certification requirements are
This program is designed to fill the need expressed by many students in the University who are studying other disciplines and who want to learn something about computing as it applies to their disciplines. It will enable other departments to incorporate more computing into their curricula where desirable and will provide skills which may help students find employment after graduation.