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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE COOPERATIVE ENGINEERING EDUCATION PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008


Dean Ben Streetman of the College of Engineering has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Cooperative Engineering Education Program in the College of Engineering chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty and the dean of the college approved the proposed changes December 20, 2005. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on December 21, 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 April 20, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on April 20, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on May 1, 2006, 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 May 8, 2006.

Greninger signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on May 1, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

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CHANGES TO THE COOPERATIVE ENGINEERING EDUCATION PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008


On page 131, under the heading GENERAL INFORMATION , in the College of Engineering chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


COOPERATIVE ENGINEERING EDUCATION PROGRAM

The Cooperative Engineering Education (Co-op) Program permits engineering students to obtain quality work experience directly related to their field of study. Students gain this experience while completing undergraduate work at the University by alternating semesters of full-time campus study with training in industry.

Students should apply for the Co-op Program in Ernest Cockrell Jr. Hall 2.400 at least one semester before planning to begin a Co-op work semester. Students may apply for the first Co-op work semester after completing twenty-eight semester hours of basic sequence coursework, which must include eight hours each of physics and calculus, and coursework in the selected engineering discipline. Students must have [fewer than ninety hours of coursework toward their engineering degree and] a University grade point average of at least 2.50, a grade point average of at least 2.00 in the major area of study, and at least twelve semester hours of degree-applicable coursework left to complete after the final co-op semester. Transfer students may apply for the program after one semester at the University.

To realize the full academic and professional value of the Co-op Program, the student must complete either the two-semester or the three-semester cooperative work tour. The student is then eligible to receive two or three hours of letter-grade credit that may be applied toward the engineering degree as a technical elective.

Contact the Co-op office at (512) 471-5954 or at http://www.engr.utexas.edu/ecac/students/coop/.


RATIONALE: With the introduction of the two-term co-op option, the 90-hour rule for co-op participation was no longer necessary. Instead, we will require that the student have at least one semester of full-time coursework left to complete after the final co-op semester. This policy change has been approved by Dr. Meyer, and the change has already been made in the COE Student Handbook.


College of Engineering Catalog Changes, 2005-2006