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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED ADDITION OF A COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT IN THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


Dean George Gau of the Red McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following proposed additions to the academic policies in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on November 5, 2003. The dean approved the changes and submitted them to the secretary on November 7, 2003. 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 December 5, 2003, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on December 11, 2003. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on February 26, 2004, 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 noon on March 5, 2004.


<Signed>

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on February 27, 2004. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.

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PROPOSED ADDITION OF A COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT IN
THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2004-2006


On page 45, under the heading ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2002-2004, make the following additions:


COMPUTER COMPETENCY REQUIREMENT

Business students must demonstrate computer competency by passing the Computer Literacy Test before they enroll in courses for which the test is a prerequisite. Information about test dates is available from the Measurement and Evaluation Center, 2616 Wichita, or on their Web site at http://www.utexas.edu/academic/mec/index.shtml. Transfer students should consult their academic advisers before taking the test.



RATIONALE: The University Basic Education Requirements include “competency in the basic use of computers.” MIS 310 used to fulfill this requirement. The change in the curriculum, away from a skills course, necessitates certification of basic computer skills by another means. MEC has agreed to administer a test, designed for business students, to meet this need.