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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE APPLICABILITY OF ROTC COURSES IN THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

Dean Robert G. May of the Red McCombs School of Business filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed changes in the applicability of ROTC courses in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002. The dean and the faculty of the school approved and submitted the proposed changes to the secretary on October 31, 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 November 12, 2001, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on December 3, 2001. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on December 14, 2001, 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 February 11, 2002.


<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 4, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE APPLICABILITY OF ROTC COURSES IN THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2000-2002

 

In Chapter 3, on page 44, in the section DEGREES, under the heading APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN COURSES, under the subheading ROTC COURSES, make the following changes:

No more than twelve semester hours of air force science, military science, or naval science coursework may be counted toward the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. ROTC courses may be used only as [lower division] nonbusiness electives and may be counted toward the degree only by students who complete the third and fourth years of the ROTC program and accept a commission in the service.

Rationale: Students who complete the ROTC program and are commissioned complete upper-division ROTC courses which have a substantial academic component. By not allowing the use of these courses toward upper-division electives, the school is in effect forcing these students to take additional work to fulfill their degree requirements. This policy is unfair to students who choose to make the military a career.