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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES REGARDING
CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT 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 regarding concurrent enrollment in 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 October 27, 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 November 1, 2005, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on November 10, 2005. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on November 18, 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 December 2, 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 21, 2005. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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PROPOSED CHANGES REGARDING
CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT 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 semester 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. 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.

In chapter 3, on page 49, under the heading DEGREES, in the section APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN COURSES, make the following changes:


CORRESPONDENCE AND EXTENSION COURSES

Students planning to take correspondence or extension courses should consult with the Undergraduate Programs Office before doing so to ensure compliance with the following restrictions.

1. Credit that a University student in residence earns simultaneously by correspondence or extension from the University or elsewhere will not be counted toward a business degree unless it is specifically approved in advance by the dean. A student may not be enrolled concurrently for correspondence courses from the University or for correspondence or extension courses from another institution during his or her last semester.

2. Correspondence instruction in the required business core courses may not be counted toward the degree unless specifically approved in advance by the dean.

3. No more than 30 percent of the semester hours required for any degree may be completed by correspondence, extension, or a combination of the two methods.

4. With regard to registration on the pass/fail basis, correspondence and extension courses are subject to the same restrictions as courses taken in residence; these restrictions are given on this page.


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Concurrent Enrollment

A business student must have the approval of the dean before registering concurrently at another institution, either for resident coursework or for a distance education course or before enrolling in correspondence or extension coursework at the University. A student may not be enrolled concurrently during his or her last semester in any course to be counted toward the degree. [Although a student may earn credit in residence at another institution while enrolled in residence at the University, this credit will not be counted toward a degree unless it is approved in advance by the dean.]


RATIONALE:
The majority of removals from the graduation rosters in all semesters is due to lack of completion of correspondence coursework or the inability to get transferred work onto the students records in time for the certification process. By disallowing the practice of concurrent enrollment at other institution and in UT correspondence work in the final semester the certification process will run more smoothly with fewer removals.