Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary
of the Faculty Council proposed changes to the computer sciences honors program
in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog,
. The faculty of the college approved the changes on October 7,
2004. 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.
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.
COMPUTER SCIENCES DEPARTMENTAL HONORS PROGRAM
| On page 419,
under the heading ACADEMIC POLICIES AND PROCEDURES,
in the HONORS section in the College
of Natural Sciences chapter of The
Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:
Majors who plan to seek special honors in computer sciences should apply
to the honors adviser for admission to the honors program at least two semesters
before their expected graduation. A University grade point average of at least
3.00 and a grade point average of at least 3.50 in all courses in computer
sciences and all other courses counted toward the computer sciences major and
minor requirements are required for admission.
] Students seeking special
departmental honors must meet with a faculty adviser at least two semesters
before they plan to graduate to discuss potential research topics and the requirements
for receiving special departmental honors.
The requirements for graduation
with special departmental
honors are (1) Computer Sciences 379H, Computer
Sciences Honors Thesis,
with a grade of at least B;
(2) a University
grade point average of at least 3.00 and a grade point average in computer
of at least 3.50 [
in courses in computer sciences and all other
courses counted toward the computer sciences major and minor requirements
]; (3) a thesis,
written on the subject of the student’s research and approved in comprehensive
examination by a committee consisting of at least three faculty members, including
the honors adviser; and (4) completion at the University of at least sixty
semester hours of coursework counted toward the degree.<
Changes were made in the honors program to accommodate
honors majors in the departments.