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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

TWO-TRIES POLICY IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

Dean Ben G. Streetman of the College of Engineering filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the proposed two-tries policy below. The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on April 20, 2001. 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 May 4, 2001.

 

<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 April 20, 2001. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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TWO-TRIES POLICY IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

The change set forth below is proposed for the College of Engineering chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002, of The University of Texas at Austin.

On page 133 of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002, at the end of the section REPETITION OF A COURSE, please make the following change:

TWO-TRIES POLICY

An undergraduate in the College of Engineering may not enroll in any course required in his or her engineering degree plan more than once without written consent of an adviser in his or her major department. [No student may enroll in any such course more than twice.]1

Rationale:

The proposed legislation is modeled after the statement approved for the Department of Computer Science in the College of Natural Sciences. It appears in the 2000-2002 Undergraduate Catalog under SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS on page 417.

The College of Engineering's proposed Two-Tries Policy has been developed to provide early intervention and advising to engineering students that are experiencing academic difficulty. These students may not be on probation but may not be eligible for admission to major sequence (upper division) courses. It will affect the advising of engineering students. It will affect those students that attempt a course more than twice. The proposed change appears to limit the student to one attempt. However, the College of Engineering requires advisor approval each registration and the proposed change will simply require the advisor to address the issues of reasonable progress toward a degree. The second attempt will be virtually automatic. Hence the title "Two-Tries." It will apply to all courses applicable to the degree because many of the courses in the first three semesters are in colleges other than engineering.


1 As amended and approved by the Faculty Council on May 7, 2001.