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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

ADDITION OF A SECTION TITLED 'UTEACH LIBERAL ARTS' IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

Dean Richard W. Lariviere filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed addition of a section titled 'UTeach Liberal Arts' in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog. The dean submitted the proposed changes to the secretary on November 26, 2001. The changes were approved on a no-protest basis by the faculty in liberal arts on November 14, 2001 The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on March 7, 2002, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on March 11, 2002. The committee forwarded the proposed addition to the Office of the General Faculty on March 25, 2002, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

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 April 5, 2002.


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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 27, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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ADDITION OF A SECTION TITLED 'UTEACH LIBERAL ARTS' IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

On page 240, in the section GENERAL INFORMATION, before the subsection CAREER SERVICES, insert the following:

UTEACH LIBERAL ARTS

UTeach Liberal Arts is an innovative way of preparing liberal arts majors to teach grades four through twelve. The program, a collaboration among the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Education, and area school districts, seeks to attract interested students to explore teaching early in their undergraduate experience. Two paths are available, one leading to secondary certification, the other leading to middle grades certification. The goal of the program is to allow students to complete in four years both the bachelorÐs degree and the professional development coursework required for teacher certification.

Key features of the program are field experience, mentorship and seminar instruction, cohort support, discipline-specific training in literacy, and innovative use of technology. UTeach Liberal Arts students experience the public school classroom and teach progressively longer lessons with the guidance of a mentor teacher. By working with some of Texas' most respected secondary school teachers, students quickly learn whether they are suited for the teaching profession.

More information is available from UTeach Liberal Arts at (512) 232-2143.

Rationale: The legislature has mandated that discipline-specific fields of study must participate more fully in preparing students for teacher certification.