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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS IN THE BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN
THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008



Dean George Gau of the Red McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the special requirements for a Bachelor of Business Administration of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the school approved the proposed changes on April 29, 2005. The dean approved the proposed changes on May 4, 2005, and submitted the changes to the secretary on May 6, 2005. 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 October 13, 2005, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on October 13, 2005. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on November 2, 2005, 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 November 11, 2005.

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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council



This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on November 3, 2005. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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CHANGES TO THE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS IN THE BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN
THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2006-2008


On page 48, under the heading GRADUATION, in the Red McCombs School of Business chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE RED MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

All students must fulfill the general requirements for graduation given on pages 18-19. Business students must also fulfill the following requirements.

1. All University students must have a grade point average of at least 2.00 to graduate. Business students must also have a grade point average in business courses of at least 2.00. Students in the Business Honors Program must have a University grade point average and a grade point average in business courses of at least 3.25. Students in the Professional Program in Accounting must have a grade point average of at least 3.00 in all coursework taken as part of the minimum thirty-six-hour MPA program; they must also have a grade point average of at least 3.00 in graduate accounting coursework.

2. The University requires that at least six semester hours of advanced coursework in the major field of study be completed in residence. For additional requirements, see “Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Requirements” on pages 49-50.

[3. The University requires that at least sixty semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree be completed in residence at the University. The McCombs School further requires that these sixty hours of coursework be completed on the letter-grade basis. For additional requirements, see “Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Requirements” on pages 49-50.]

[4.] 3. If a student has been given permission by the dean to take correspondence work along with residence coursework during his or her last semester, the correspondence work (including examination and grading) must be completed by the deadline to apply for graduation.

[5.] 4. A candidate for a degree must be registered in the Red McCombs School of Business either in residence or in absentia the semester or summer session the degree is to be awarded and must apply to the dean for the degree no later than the date specified in the official academic calendar.


RATIONALE:
The McCombs School raised the residency requirement for business students from 30 to 60 hours and required that the hours be taken on a grade basis in the Undergraduate Catalog 2002-2004. The University raised the residency requirement from 30 to 60 hours for all students in the Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006. That policy is stated on page 18 of the Undergraduate Catalog 2004-2006 and pertains to all UT students. The University policy does not require that the hours be taken on a grade basis.

The McCombs School is removing the requirement to take the 60 hours on a letter grade basis so that our policy is consistent with University policy. This will be less confusing for students who are pursuing simultaneous degrees and for students that transfer into the McCombs School from other UT schools and colleges.

Additionally, the McCombs School is removing the requirement listings from their chapter of the catalog to avoid redundancy.