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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT POLICY
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008



Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council proposed changes to concurrent enrollment policy in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the college approved the changes on April 4, 2005. The dean approved the proposed changes on December 1, 2005, and submitted them to the secretary on December 12, 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 March 13, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on March 30, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on April 10, 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 an 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 April 21, 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 April 13, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

4564


CHANGES TO THE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT POLICY
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008



On page 422, under the heading DEGREES, in the APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN COURSES section in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


[CORRESPONDENCE AND EXTENSION COURSES] CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT

Credit that a University student in residence earns simultaneously by correspondence or extension from the University or elsewhere, or in residence at another school, will not be counted toward a degree in the College of Natural Sciences unless specifically approved in advance by the [dean] college. Student petition for approval online at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/ns/cce.html. No more than 30 percent of the semester hours required for any degree offered in the College of Natural Sciences may be taken by correspondence.

A student in his or her final semester may not enroll concurrently at another educational institution in any course that is to be counted toward the degree. All transfer coursework must be added to the student’s academic record before his or her last semester.

RATIONALE: This is the prevailing policy for colleges and schools at the University.
To decrease problems with the University’s residency requirement.
To decrease problem with receipt of transfer credit in time to meet UT graduation deadline.