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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE ADMISSIONS POLICY FOR ENTRY MAJORS
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 admission policy for entry majors in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty of the college approved the changes on November 9, 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.

4568


CHANGES TO THE ADMISSIONS POLICY FOR ENTRY MAJORS
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008



On page 416, under the heading ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:


ADMISSION

Admission and readmission of all students to the University is the responsibility of the director of admissions. Information about admission to the University is given in General Information.

In the College of Natural Sciences, all students are admitted to the entry major for the field they wish to study. After completing some of the courses required for the degree, each student selects the major and the option he or she plans to pursue. Some programs have additional admission requirements; these are given below.


RATIONALE: This admission process will enable the College to provide the most effective advising and progress-toward-degree tracking.