2003-2004 Legislative Status

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PENDING COORDINATING BOARD

  • (D 1140-1142).

    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 21, 2001. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on March 9, 2001. Transmitted to the president through the provost on March 12, 2001. Transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 11, 2001. Approved by the executive vice chancellor and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on November 30, 2001. Disapproved on December 18, 2001, by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board because it did not meet Coordinating Board requirements. Notice of non-approval was received in the Office of the General Faculty on January 15, 2003. A copy of the letter with reasons for disapproval is on file in the Office of the General Faculty. On February 10, 2003, notice was received from the College of Natural Sciences that the Coordinating Board was reconsidering its disapproval. On the Coordinating Board's Web site, the proposal is listed as pending <http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/uhri/proposals/search.cfm>.

PENDING UT SYSTEM

  • Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3239-3242, and D 3260-3268).

    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 23, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 30, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on May 3, 2004. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 16, 2004.

    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3239-3242)
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3260-3268)

  • Resolution on the Legislative Requirement (D 3276-3277).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 4, 2004. Approved by Faculty Council on May 10, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on May 12, 2004. See D 2826 for background information. Approved by the president and transmitted to Chancellor Mark G. Yudof on June 3, 2004.

PENDING PRESIDENT

  • Changes in Policies Concerning Grades Awarded with Credit by Examination (D 77-81).

    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on October 29, 1999. Approved by Faculty Council on November 15, 1999. Transmitted to the president on November 16, 1999. Comment by the provost on November 10, 2000: "The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost continues to explore various options. A final decision has not yet been reached." In a letter dated October 12, 2001, President Faulkner made the following comments:

    "A close reading of our current credit by examination policies, as well as the proposal, raises several concerns.

    "In supporting the removal of letter grades earned in credit by examination from the UT Austin grade-point average, the proposal itself comments that credit by examination does not reflect a student's performance in coursework at UT Austin. Beyond that issue is a question about inconsistency between the way in which a final grade is normally determined in coursework at UT Austin and the way in which the grade is determined in credit by examination. In coursework, the final grade is almost always the result of multiple factors (tests, papers, attendance, participation, etc.). In credit by examination, the grade is the result of a single test.

    "These and other issues still need to be considered as regards the granting of credit by examination. I am asking the Executive Vice President and Provost to appoint a special committee to address the issues and prepare a report. I will hold the current proposal (Documents of the General Faculty 77-81), pending the report of that committee."

    "There is, however, an inequity in our current policies that I believe must be addressed now. For the final grade in coursework at UT Austin, the student must choose between a letter grade or "Credit" (for pass/fail) by the mid-semester drop deadline, i.e., well before the final grade is determined. For credit by examination, however, the student is permitted to delay the choice of letter grade or "Credit" for an indefinite period until he or she knows the grade and knows how that grade might affect the grade-point average.

    "To eliminate this inequity, I am considering the following changes in policy:

    "1.
    Beginning September 1, 2002, a student attempting credit by examination through a University of Texas at Austin test will be required to make the choice of letter grade or "Credit" prior to taking the examination (i.e., where that choice has been made available by the department offering the examination).

    "2.
    This policy alone would give an advantage to a student earning credit by examination off campus when that student retained the choice of letter grade or "Credit" until after the examination was completed. Therefore, beginning September 1, 2002, the University will accept credit by examination earned off campus as CR ["Credit"] only."

    In a memorandum dated August 19, 2002, the provost made the following comments:

    "Rather than convene a new committee, a decision was made to refer this issue to the Educational Policy Committee. Professor Robert Duke, as chair of the Committee, was asked to draft a proposal for consideration by the President and Provost. The draft proposal is to be ready for review in September 2002."

    The committee returned the proposal to the president and provost without change.

  • Recommendation for Change in the Handbook of Operating Procedures Concerning Disciplining of a Faculty Member — Cosponsored by the Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility and the Faculty Grievance Committee (D 3208-3209).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 8, 2004. Approved by Faculty Council on April 12, 2004. Transmitted to the president on April 13, 2004.

  • Proposed Revision of The Handbook of Operating Procedures 3.18 Regarding Discovery and the Rights of Parties when a Formal Hearing is to be Held (D 3281-3282).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 4, 2004. Approved by Faculty Council on May 10, 2004. Transmitted to the president on May 12, 2004.

PENDING PROVOST

PENDING GENERAL FACULTY

No legislation pending at this time.

PENDING FACULTY COUNCIL

No legislation pending at this time.

PENDING GENERAL FACULTY STANDING COMMITTEES

No legislation pending at this time.

ITEMS UNDER RECONSIDERATION

No legislation pending at this time.

COMPLETED/CLOSED

  • Recommendation for a Change in Regents' Rules Concerning Suspension of a Faculty Member with Pay (D&P 16517-16519).
    Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on December 8, 1997, and transmitted to the president on December 9, 1997. Transmitted to the chancellor by the president on January 20, 1999, with these comments: "This legislation was discussed among my office, the Office of the Provost, and members of the Faculty Council Executive Committee. It puts into the Regents' Rules what has been the practice at The University of Texas at Austin. Confidential consultation with a faculty committee regarding a possible suspension is guaranteed, but the final determination is made by the president. This process has worked well on our campus. I recommend your favorable consideration of the proposed change. On July 31, 2003, President Faulkner wrote to then chair of the Faculty Council Michael Granof, with comments based on an opinion written by W. O. Schultz (general attorney and associate general counsel of the University System) on February 3, 2003. The president wrote as follows: “His opinion is that the proposed amendment to the Regents’ Rules and Regulations is not necessary and that the current provisions do not prevent the President from consulting with the Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility. They, of course, do not mandate the consultation. He suggests that if The University of Texas at Austin desires to have the President seek the advice of the Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility in the situation of a faculty member with pay, then an amendment to our Handbook of Operating Procedures would be sufficient. His comments seem sensible, particularly since an amendment to the Regents’ Rules and Regulations would affect all the UT System component institutions.

    “Thus, it seems to me the best course of action is to share W. O.’s comments with the Executive Committee of the Faculty Council and ask them to decide whether or not they wish to revisit this issue and propose an amendment to UT-Austin’s Handbook of Operating Procedures.”

    Referred by Council Chair Marvin Hackert to the Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility on October 9, 2003.The Committee presented a recommendation for change in the Handbook of Operating Procedures concerning disciplining of a faculty member at the Council’s meeting on April 12, 2004. (See D 3208-3209, and D 2539-2541 and D 2360-2362).

  • Proposed Catalog Changes in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006.
    The following four documents were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 4, 2003, and approved on a no-protest basis on March 17, 2003. Transmitted to the president through the provost on March 18, 2003. Approved by the president through the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 28, 2003. Approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 15, 2003.
    • Proposed Changes in the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Music, Orchestral Instrument Performance Major in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2465-2466).
    • Proposed Changes in the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Music, Composition Major in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2467-2468).
    • Proposed Changes in the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts in Art, Studio Art Major and Art History Major in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2473-2475).
    • Proposed Changes in the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts, Studio Art Major, Design Major, and Visual Art Studies Major in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2476-2478).

  • Proposed Catalog Changes in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006.
    The following two documents were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 4, 2003, and approved on a no-protest basis on March 17, 2003. Transmitted to the president through the provost on March 18, 2003. Approved by the president through the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 28, 2003. On August 5, 2003, a second letter recommending approval was transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Approved by the assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on August 28, 2003. Approved by the Coordinating Board on December 12, 2003.
    • Proposed Creation of a Major in Jazz Composition for the Degree of Bachelor of Music in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2469-2470).
    • Proposed Creation of a Major in Jazz Performance for the Degree of Bachelor of Music in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2471-2472).

  • Recommendation for Change in the Residency Requirements in The UT Austin Undergraduate Catalog (D 2480-2482).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 4, 2003. Approved by the Faculty Council on March 17, 2003. Transmitted to the provost on March 18, 2003. Revised proposal (D 3125-3127) presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 22, 2004.

  • Proposal to Modify Instructional Responsibilities Policy (D 2483-2484).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 4, 2003. Approved by the Faculty Council on March 17, 2003. The proposal had evolved, through cooperation with the administration and responses from the UT System, from a 1999 proposal for modified duties for faculty members who give birth or have primary responsibility for a newborn child (see D 938-940). Transmitted to the president on March 18, 2003. The proposal was modified and approved by Provost Sheldon Ekland-Olson and transmitted to the president with the following modifications on May 22, 2003:
    1. All teaching load adjustments will be granted in compliance with equivalencies set out in Part I, Chap III, Sec. 36.1 and 36.2 of the Regents' Rules and Regulations;
    2. The revised policy does not provide more benefits to members of the full-time faculty than are authorized by the state law or the Regents' Rules and Regulations;
    3. The policy is gender neutral in both its scope and application in that it applies to all members of the faculty who are appointed full-time on the instructional budget in a long-session semester;
    4. The language of the original policy has been modified so as to insure that the revised policy is consistent with state law and University policy related to sick leave; and
    5. The revised policy includes language that assures that faculty members who are on modified instructional duties status will render legitimate services to the University in exchange for their salaries.
    A footnote was added to clarify that the policy is not intended to apply to situations where use of sick leave is appropriate.

    The president approved and transmitted the modified proposal to the vice chancellor and general counsel on June 3, 2003.

    On September 19, 2003, notice was received that the Office of General Counsel and Executive Vice Chancellor Terry Sullivan approved the legislation with the caveat that the policy include the sentence, "All teaching load modifications will be granted in compliance with the equivalencies set out in Part One, chapter III, Sections 36.1 and 36.2 of the Regents' Rules and Regulations."

  • Resolution in Support of “The Texas Compact: Local Control of Tuition and Tuition Assistance Plan” (D 2487).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 4, 2003. Approved by the Faculty Council on March 17, 2003. Transmitted to the president on March 18, 2003.

  • Final Report President’s ad hoc Committee on Non-Tenure-Track Teaching Faculty (D 2488-2493).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 11, 2003. Endorsed by the Faculty Council on March 17, 2003. Transmitted to the president on March 18, 2003. This was a report to the president by a committee appointed by the president. No further action involving the Faculty Council is required.

  • Creation of a Bachelor of Science in Astronomy (D 2510-2512).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on a no-protest basis on May 7, 2003.Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 16, 2-003. Transmitted to the president through the provost on May 20, 2003. Approved by the president through the provost on June 11, 2003, and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Approved by the assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on August 28, 2003. Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on September 26, 2003.

  • Proposed Changes in the Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Biology, Option I: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (D 2513-2514).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on a no-protest basis on May 7, 2003.Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 16, 2-003. Transmitted to the provost on May 20, 2003. Final approval received from the provost on November 12, 2003.

  • Proposed Changes in the Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences (D 2515-2516).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on a no-protest basis on May 7, 2003.Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 16, 2-003. Transmitted to the provost on May 20, 2003. Final approval received from the provost on November 12, 2003.

  • Revision of Proposed Procedures for The University of Texas at Austin Administrative Investigations of Policy Violations Alleged Against Faculty Members (D 2539-2541).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 30, 2003. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 5, 2003. The revision resulted from discussions between the administration and the Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility chair. Transmitted to the provost on May 7, 2003. Transmitted to the president through the provost in November 2003 (also see D 2360-2362). Disapproved by the president on February 4, 2004, with the following comments:

    “The proposed procedures are problematic in several ways.

    “1. The scope of the proposed policy is too broad as written. In the second paragraph, for example, “significant policy violations” are defined as

    …ones in which the property rights of a faculty member might be taken away or ones in which other disciplining would occur to which the faculty member objects.

    “Such an open-ended definition could apply to almost any action taken.

    “2. The proposal calls faro a hearing by a faculty panel prior to disciplinary action. This policy is unnecessarily cumbersome. In addition, it is inadequate for circumstances where there is an urgent need to act, such as in the cases where another member of the community is physically threatened or students are not being taught. There is not always time to carry out the prior consultation envisioned here. The current policy allows for necessary discipline to take place in a timely manner, but also defines specific procedures for the grievance of any action taken.

    “3. The proposal disregards the legitimate academic structure of the University. The normal recourse of a faculty member who objects to an action taken at one level (e.g., by a department chair) is to appeal to the next level (e.g., the dean). For many reasons, it is not in the interest of the University community to set aside such recourse and to channel all disputes into a centralized process separate from academic structure. No grievance should be heard in any process like that contemplated here until an appeal has been heard and acted upon by the officer next in line who has not participated in the action.

    “4. The proposal implies a legalistic and adversarial relationship between administration and faculty. This undermines a collegial approach, promoting instead adversarial and protracted proceedings.

    “5. The President should resolve any disagreement about costs of discovery. The President acts as the ultimate judge in these matters and it is a judge’s responsibility to set procedural conditions.

    “6. Provision 12, relating to the presence of observers in proceedings is unnecessary. According to the current Handbook of Operating Procedures (Section 3.18, Subsection V.B):

    “All parties, at any level of the grievance procedure, may be represented or accompanied by a reasonable number of personally chosen individuals, including legal counsel.

    “That appears to meet the intent of the proposed provision.

  • Faculty Council Resolution Endorsing the Recommendations from the Tuition Policy Advisory Committee for Implementing an Academic Sustainability Tuition (D 2729).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on October 16, 2003. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on October 20, 2003.

  • Proposed Change in the Fine Arts Registration Requirements in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2770-2771).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on November 19, 2003. Protest received on November 30, 2003. Disapproved by the Faculty Council on December 8, 2003, and returned to the College of Fine Arts for reconsideration and possible revision on December 10, 2003.

  • Proposed Changes in the Classification of Student Section of The Law School Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2772-2773).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on November 19, 2003. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 1, 2003. Transmitted to the provost on December 2, 2003. Final approval received from the provost in a letter transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 3, 2003.

  • Proposed Changes in the Required Courses Section under Doctor of Jurisprudence, Curriculum on The Law School Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2774-2775).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on November 19, 2003. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 1, 2003. Transmitted to the provost on December 2, 2003. Final approval received from the provost in a letter transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 3, 2003.

  • Proposed Addition of Information for Non-Communication Studies Majors in the College of Communication Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2776-2777).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on November 19, 2003. Protest received on November 24, 2003. Disapproved by the Faculty Council on December 8, 2003, and returned to the College of Communication for reconsideration and possible revision on December 10, 2003.

  • Protest to the Proposed Change in the Fine Arts Registration Requirements in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2789).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on December 2, 2003. The Faculty Council Disapproved the Proposed Change in the Fine Arts Registration Requirements in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2770-2771) on December 8, 2003. The defeated proposal was returned to the College of Fine Arts for reconsideration and revision on December 10, 2003.

  • Protest to the Proposed Addition of Information for Non-Communication Studies Majors in the College of Communication Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2790).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on December 2, 2003. The Faculty Council disapproved the Proposed Addition of Information for Non-Communication Studies Majors in the College of Communication Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2776-2777) on December 8, 2003. The defeated proposal was returned to the College of Communications for reconsideration and revision on December 10, 2003.

  • Faculty Council Resolution Endorsing the Framework for Comprehensive Athletics Reform from the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) (D 2791).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on December 2, 2003. Amended and approved by the Faculty Council on December 8, 2003. Transmitted to the president on December 10, 2003, for his review and consideration of Motion 2, which states "The Faculty Council authorizes the Faculty Council Executive Committee to appoint, with the approval of the Faculty Council, a representative to the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) and urges the University administration to reimburse the representative for the costs of attending COIA meetings."

    Approved by the president on January 7, 2004, with the following comment:

    “I am in agreement with the action taken by the Faculty Council and accept the appointment of Michael Granof as UT Austin’s representative on the COIA. The Office of the President will support his travel.”

  • Proposed Changes in the Requirements for Graduation with Special Honors in Art History in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2808-2810).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on January 15, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on January 23, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on January 28, 2004. Approved by the provost on March 5, 2004. No further action is required.

  • Report and Recommendations of the Admissions and Registration Committee Concerning the Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP) (D 2821-2823).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on January 23, 2004. Presented to the Faculty Council for discussion at its meeting on January 26, 2004. Recommendations revised by the committee on January 26, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 22, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on March 23, 2004. Approved by the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 9, 2004. Approved by the chancellor on June 16, 2004. To be placed on the August agenda for the meeting of the Board of Regents. Approved by the Board of Regents at its meeting on August 11-12, 2004.

  • Educational Policy Committee Report on Best Practices for Returning Graded Papers (D 2827).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on January 23, 2004. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 26, 2004. No action by the Council is required at this time.

  • Educational Policy Committee Interim Report on Honors Criteria at The University of Texas at Austin (D 2828-2830).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on January 23, 2004. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 26, 2004. Revised proposal presented to the Council on February 16, 2004 (see D 2944-2945).

  • Calendar Committee Report on Summer Freshman Class Calendar (D 2936-2937).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 12, 2004. Presented to the Faculty Council for discussion at its meeting on February 16, 2004. Revised legislation (D 3210) to be presented to the Council on April 12, 2004.

  • Calendar Committee Report on Concept of a Fall Break (D 2943).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 12, 2004. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 16, 2004. No further action is required by the Council at this time.

  • Educational Policy Committee Proposal for Change in the University's Honors Criteria.(D 2944-2945)
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 12, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 16, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on January 17, 2004. Approved by the provost on March 2, 2004. Approved by the president on May 20, 2004.

  • Proposed Catalog Changes in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2964-2991).
    The following proposals were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 27, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on March 5, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on March 24, 2004. Approved by the provost on April 30, 2004. No further action is required.
    • Proposed Addition of a Computer Competency Requirement in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2964-2965).
    • Proposed Changes to the Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2966-2969).
    • Proposed Changes to the Admission Policies in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2970-2972).
    • Proposed Changes to the Degree Requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2973-2975).
    • Proposed Changes to the Degree Requirements in the Business Honors Program in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2976-2977).
    • Proposed Changes to the Engineering Route to the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2978-2980).
    • Proposed Changes to the Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Finance in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2981-2984).
    • Proposed Changes to the Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in International Business in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2985-2986).
    • Proposed Changes to the Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Management in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2987-2989).
    • Proposed Changes to the Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Marketing in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2990-2991).

  • Proposed Changes to the Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Management Information Systems in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2992-2994).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 27, 2004. Protest received on March 1, 2004. Protest withdrawn by Professor Paul Woodruff on March 22, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on March 23, 2004. Approved by the provost on June 9, 2004, and forwarded to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 11, 2004.

  • Proposed Catalog Changes in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2995-3034).
    The following proposals were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 5, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on March 15, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on March 24, 2004. Approved by the provost on April 30, 2004. No further action is required.
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I Degree in Biology in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2995-2997).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Biology in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 2998-3006).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3007-3009).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3010-3014).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Physics in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3015-3019).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3020-3023).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3024-3029).
    • Changes to the Departmental Honors Program in College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3030-3031).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3032-3034).

  • Proposed Catalog Changes in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3035-3115).
    The following proposals were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 10, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on March 26, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on March 29, 2004. Approved by the provost on April 30, 2004. No further action is required.
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II Degree in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3035-3039).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Ancient History and Classical Civilization in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3040-3041).
    • Changes in requirements for the Anthropology Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3042-3043).
    • Changes in requirements for the Arabic Language and Literature Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3044-3045).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Arabic Language and Literature in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3046-3047).
    • Deletion of the major in Archaeological Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3048-3049).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Classics in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3050-3051).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Economics in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3052-3053). .
    • Changes in requirements for the Jewish Studies Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3054-3055).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Jewish Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3056-3057).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Latin American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3058-3059).
    • Deletion of the major in Middle Eastern Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3060-3061).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3062-3063).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Persian Language and Literature in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3064-3065).
    • Change in name for the major in Scandinavian in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3066-3067).
    • Changes in requirements for the Sociology Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3068-3069).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Turkish Language and Literature in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3070-3071).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Urban Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3072-3073).
    • Changes to the UTEACH Liberal Arts Section in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3074-3075).
    • Changes in requirements for a minor for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3076-3077).
    • Clarification of requirements for Graduating with Liberal Arts Honors and Departmental Honors in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3078-3079).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3080-3081).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Anthropology in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3082-3083).
    • Deletion of the Archaeological Studies Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3084-3085).
    • Changes in requirements for the Economics Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3086-3087).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Greek in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3088-3089).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Geography in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3092-3093).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Islamic Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3094-3095).
    • Changes in requirements for the Italian Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3096-3097).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Italian in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3098-3099).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Latin in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3100-3101).
    • Deletion of the Middle Eastern Cultures Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3102-3103).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3104-3105).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3106-3107).
    • Change in name for the Honors Program for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Scandinavian in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3108-3109).
    • Changes in requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3110-3111).
    • Change in name of the Concentration in Technology, Literacy, and Culture in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3112-3113).
    • Addition of the Clarifying Degrees Statement in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3114-3115).

  • Educational Policy Committee Amendments to Proposed Recommendations for Change in the Residency Requirement in The UT Austin Undergraduate Catalog, D 2480-2482, (D 3125-3127)
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 18, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 22, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on March 23, 2004. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the president on June 4, 2004. Approved by the president on June 7, 2004. No further action is required.

  • Proposed Change to the Process of Changing Major Requirements for Advertising Majors in the College of Communication Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3137-3138)
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 25, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 2, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on April 5, 2004. Withdrawn by the College of Communication on April 20, 2004.

  • Proposed Catalog Changes in the College of Communication chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3139-3143).
    The following proposals were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 25, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 2, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on April 5, 2004. Approved by the provost on May 5, 2004. No further action required.
    • Proposed Change to Eliminate the Communication Studies Track leading the Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies in the College of Communication chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3139-3140).
    • Proposed Changes to the Requirements for Journalism Majors in the College of Communication chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3141-3143).

  • Proposed Changes to the College of Education Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3150-3160).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 8, 2004. Approved on a no-protest basis on April 16, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on April 19, 2004. Approved by the provost on April 30, 2004. No further action is required.

  • Proposed Changes to the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3161-3201).
    The following items were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 8, 2004. Approved on a no-protest basis on April 16, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on April 19, 2004. Approved by the provost on April 30, 2004. No further action is required.
    • Proposed Changes to the Admission to the Major Sequence in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3161-3163)
    • Proposed Changes to the Application and Admission Process in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3164-3166)
    • Proposed Changes to the Dual Degree Program in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3167-3169)
    • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3170-3171)
    • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3172-3177)
    • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3178-3179)
    • Proposed Changes to the Engineering Honors Program in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3180-3182)
    • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3183-3185)
    • Proposed Changes to the Hours Undertaken and Repetition of Courses in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3186-3189)
    • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3190-3196)
    • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3197-3198)
    • Proposed Changes to Clarify Standards and Policies in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3199-3201)

  • Proposed Change to a Allow More Hours in Advertising to Count Toward the Bachelor of Science in Advertising in the College of Communication Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3202-3203)
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 8, 2004. Approved on a no-protest basis on April 16, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on April 19, 2004. approved by the provost on April 30, 2004. No further action is required.

  • Proposed Change in the Public Relations Major in the College of Communication Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3204-3207).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 8, 2004. Approved on a no-protest basis on April 16, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on April 19, 2004. Approved by the provost on May 4, 2004, with recommended changes from the College of Communication.

  • Proposal Concerning the Calendar for the Summer Freshman Class (SFC) (D 3210).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 8, 2004. Approved by Faculty Council on April 12, 2004. Transmitted to the president on April 13, 2004. Approved by President Faulkner on July 16, 2004.

  • Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3236-3242, D 3247-3249, D 3250-3255).

    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 23, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 30, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on May 3, 2004. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 16, 2004. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on July 11, 2004.

    • Addition of Requirements for Admission to the Textiles and Apparel Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3236-3238).
    • Changes to the Admission Policies and Procedures Section for Computer Sciences Programs in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3247-3249).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3250-3255)

  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3256-3259).

    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 3, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 7, 2004. Transmitted to the Provost on June 14, 2004. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 15, 2004. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on July 11, 2004.

  • Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3243-3246, D 3294-3298).

    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 3, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 7, 2004. Transmitted to the Provost on June 14, 2004. Approved by the provost on June 15, 2004. No further action is required.

    • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I Degree in Human Ecology in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3243-3246).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3294-3298).

  • Schedule for Meetings of the Faculty Council in 2004-2005 (D 3272).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 4, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on May 10, 2004. No further action is required.

  • Cancellation of Summer Meetings of the Faculty Council (D 3273).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 4, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on May 10, 2004. No further action is required.

  • Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women and to the University Co-op Board of Directors.(D 3274-3275).

    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 4, 2004. Approved by the Faculty Council on May 10, 2004. Transmitted to the president on May 12, 2004. The president appointed Professor Robert H. Wilson to serve on the Men's Intercollegiate Athletics Council and Professor Martha F. Hilley to serve on the Women's Intercollegiate Athletics Council. Both are four-year appointments beginning September 1, 2004, expiring on August 31, 2008. The president appointed Professor David C. Warner to the University Co-op Board of Directors (2004-2008) to fill the position that will open when the term of Professor David W. Fowler expires.

  • Proposal for Change in the Policy for Dropping a Course (D 3278-3280).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 3, 2004. Disapproved by the Faculty Council on May 10, 2004. No further action is required.

  • The following Catalog Changes were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 5, 2004, and approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 13, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on June 1, 2004. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 15, 2004. Approved by the executive vice chancellor on July 19, 2004.
    • Proposed Changes to the School of Architecture Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3299-3304).
    • Deletion of Departmental Processing of Changing Major in the Department of Advertising in the College of Communication Chapter, The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3305-3306).
    • Proposed Change Limiting the Number of Degrees a Student May Receive in the College of Communication Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3307-3308).
    • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film in the College of Communication Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3309-3310).
    • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3311-3315).
    • Proposed Changes in the Requirements to the Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance in the College of Fine Arts Section of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3316-3317).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Hebrew Language and Literature in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3318-3319).
    • Proposed Changes to the College of Pharmacy Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3320-3321).
    • Addition of the Bridging Disciplines Program of Connexus in the University Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006 (D 3322-3324).