2005-2006 Legislative Status

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PENDING COORDINATING BOARD

No legislation pending at this time.

PENDING UT SYSTEM

PENDING PRESIDENT

  • Revised proposal for revision of The Handbook of Operating Procedures 3.18 regarding discovery and the rights of parties when a formal hearing is to be held (D 3719-3720).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 18, 2005. Approved by Faculty Council on February 21, 2005. Transmitted to the president on February 24, 2005. Letter dated June 14, 2005, from president states that the proposal is "under review to determine whether necessary revisions address all substantive, legal, and terminological issues satisfactorily, and to determine whether the revised text corrects references to the Regents' Rules and conforms to the new format for the Handbook of Operating Procedures." Endorsed by President Faulkner and transmitted to the Office of General Counsel, UT System on August 12, 2005, for review.

  • Proposal for language to be added to The Handbook of Operating Procedures 3.18 addressing provost’s role in grievance procedures (D 3721-3722).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 18, 2005. Approved by Faculty Council on February 21, 2005. Transmitted to the president on February 24, 2005. Letter dated June 14, 2005, from president states that the proposal is "under review to determine whether necessary revisions address all substantive, legal, and terminological issues satisfactorily, and to determine whether the revised text corrects references to the Regents' Rules and conforms to the new format for the Handbook of Operating Procedures." Endorsed by President Faulkner and transmitted to the Office of General Counsel, UT System on August 12, 2005, for review.

  • Revision of the Recommendation for Change in The Handbook of Operating Procedures Concerning Disciplining of a Faculty Member (D 3734-3736)
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 8, 2005. This legislation replaced D 3208-3209 and was approved by the Faculty Council on March 21, 2005. Transmitted to the president on March 23, 2005. Endorsed by President Faulkner and transmitted to the Office of General Counsel, UT System on August 12, 2005, for review.

  • Educational Policy Committee Recommendation that University Grade Point Average be Based on In Residence Grade Point Average (D 3791).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 10, 2005, and presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 21. On April 11, 2005, it appeared on the Council's agenda as an action item. However, due to lack of time, it was addressed and approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 9, 2005. Transmitted to the president on May 10, 2005. Transmitted to the provost for his consideration and action on June 29, 2005. On January 19, 2006, transmitted to the president with the recommendation for approval.

  • Proposal to Improve Course Availability for Undergraduates (D 3835-3837).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 11, 2005. Archie Holmes, chair of the Educational Policy Committee, was to present the legislation to the Council at it's meeting on April 11, 2005. However, due to lack of time, it was addressed and approved at the meeting on May 9, 2005. Transmitted to the president on May 10, 2005. Transmitted to the provost for his consideration and action on June 29, 2005. Transmitted to the president from the provost on January 19, 2006, with the following recommendations:

    "I recommend approval of Sections 1 and 3.

    "Section I recommends the creation of a new symbol, N, to be used when a student drops a course for documented non-academic reasons. Section 3 requires that faculty provide a syllabus with specified information. I recommend adding to Section 3 that the syllabus also provide a description of the course, an outline of the weekly topics, and faculty and TA office hours. In addition, I recommend that we ask faculty to include the statement, The University of Austin provides upon request appropriate academic accommodations for qualified students with disabilities. For more information, contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 471-6259, 471-4641 TTY,

    "I also recommend the approval of Section 5, which limits the number of Q drops, but with a modification. The proposed legislation recommends that a student who has received 3 Qs must have documented, non-academic reasons for any additional drops after the 12th class day. The limitation on Q drops is a very good idea. Based on the data provided by the Registrar's Office and consultation with academic advisors, however, I recommend that the recommended number be increased to 4. The purpose underlying the Faculty Council's proposal is maintained, and student progress is not reduced.

    "I do not recommend approval of the proposed Sections 2 and 4.

    "Section 2, which proposes changes to the current add and drop procedures, significantly shortens the period of time students have to add and drop courses each semester. Data prepared by the Registrar's Office indicate that these changes would have minimal impact on course availability and would be costly to implement. In addition, because students would have less time to attend meetings of a course and thus consider whether a course is suitable for them, it is projected that the likelihood of adds and drops would increase substantially. In my opinion, this would not be a healthy outcome for the institution.

    "Section 4, which addresses course repeat policy, puts restrictions on the number of times a student may register for the same course. Colleges and schools currently handle these restrictions quite successfully internally. They are in the best position to determine the most effective practice for the courses they offer. I recommend that college/school level discretion be continued."

PENDING PROVOST

  • Admissions and Registration Committee Proposed Recommendations for Change in Enrollment as a Nondegree Seeker (D 3798-3800).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 10, 2005, and presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 21. On April 11, 2005, it appeared on the Council's agenda as an action item. However, due to lack of time, it was addressed and approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 9, 2005. Transmitted to the president on May 10, 2005. Transmitted to the provost for his consideration and action on June 29, 2005. As of January 19, 2006, this item is still under review.

  • Changes to the Admissions Policy for Entry Majors in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4567-4568).
    The following proposal was approved by the Catalog Review Committee on March 30, 2006. Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 13, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 21, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on April 24, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 31, 2006. Withdrawn from its submission to UT System by the provost in May 2006. The item is still under discussion in the Office of the Provost.

  • Revised Motion to Change the Definition of University Honors (D 4779-4780).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 4, 2006. Amended and approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 8, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on May 9, 2006. Also see D 4524.

PENDING GENERAL FACULTY

No legislation pending at this time.

PENDING FACULTY COUNCIL

No legislation pending at this time.

PENDING GENERAL FACULTY STANDING COMMITTEES

No legislation pending at this time.

ITEMS UNDER RECONSIDERATION

No legislation pending at this time.

COMPLETED/CLOSED

  • Changes in Policies Concerning Grades Awarded with Credit by Examination (D 77-81).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on October 29, 1999. Approved by Faculty Council on November 15, 1999. Transmitted to the president on November 16, 1999. Comment by the provost on November 10, 2000: "The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost continues to explore various options. A final decision has not yet been reached." In a letter dated October 12, 2001, President Faulkner made the following comments:

    "A close reading of our current credit by examination policies, as well as the proposal, raises several concerns.

    "In supporting the removal of letter grades earned in credit by examination from the UT Austin grade-point average, the proposal itself comments that credit by examination does not reflect a student's performance in coursework at UT Austin. Beyond that issue is a question about inconsistency between the way in which a final grade is normally determined in coursework at UT Austin and the way in which the grade is determined in credit by examination. In coursework, the final grade is almost always the result of multiple factors (tests, papers, attendance, participation, etc.). In credit by examination, the grade is the result of a single test.

    "These and other issues still need to be considered as regards the granting of credit by examination. I am asking the Executive Vice President and Provost to appoint a special committee to address the issues and prepare a report. I will hold the current proposal (Documents of the General Faculty 77-81), pending the report of that committee."

    "There is, however, an inequity in our current policies that I believe must be addressed now. For the final grade in coursework at UT Austin, the student must choose between a letter grade or "Credit" (for pass/fail) by the mid-semester drop deadline, i.e., well before the final grade is determined. For credit by examination, however, the student is permitted to delay the choice of letter grade or "Credit" for an indefinite period until he or she knows the grade and knows how that grade might affect the grade-point average.

    "To eliminate this inequity, I am considering the following changes in policy:
    "1.
    Beginning September 1, 2002, a student attempting credit by examination through a University of Texas at Austin test will be required to make the choice of letter grade or "Credit" prior to taking the examination (i.e., where that choice has been made available by the department offering the examination).

    "2.
    This policy alone would give an advantage to a student earning credit by examination off campus when that student retained the choice of letter grade or "Credit" until after the examination was completed. Therefore, beginning September 1, 2002, the University will accept credit by examination earned off campus as CR ["Credit"] only."

    In a memorandum dated August 19, 2002, the provost made the following comments:

    "Rather than convene a new committee, a decision was made to refer this issue to the Educational Policy Committee. Professor Robert Duke, as chair of the Committee, was asked to draft a proposal for consideration by the President and Provost. The draft proposal is to be ready for review in September 2002."

    The committee returned the proposal to the president and provost without change.

    At the Faculty Council meeting held December 12, 2005, President Faulkner offered the following modifications, which were subsequently approved by the Council:

    1. For students who earn credit by examination, The University of Texas at Austin will record that credit only with the symbol "CR" ("Credit).
    2. This policy will be effective as of the thirteenth class-day of the fall 2006 semester.
    3. Students of The University of Texas at Austin who have earned credit by examination prior to the thirteenth class-day of the fall 2006 semester, but who have not yet made the choice of letter grade or "CR," must officially make their choice through the Division of Instructional Innovation and Assessment prior to the first class day of the fall 2007 semester.

    President Faulkner has directed the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office of the Registrar to implement the policy that was proposed above and that was approved by the Faculty Council on December 12, 2005.

    In a letter dated January 26, 2006, President Faulkner directed the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and the Office of the Registrar to implement the changes as approved by Dr. Teresa A Sullivan, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs:
    "1. For student who earn credit by examination, The University of Texas at Austin will record that credit only with the symbol "CR" ("Credit").
    "2. This policy will be effective as of the thirteenth class-day of the fall semester.
    "3. Credit by examination earned prior to the thirteenth class-day of the fall 2006 semester will be governed by the University's current policies."

  • (D 1140-1142).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 21, 2001. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on March 9, 2001. Transmitted to the president through the provost on March 12, 2001. Transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 11, 2001. Approved by the executive vice chancellor and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on November 30, 2001. Disapproved on December 18, 2001, by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board because it did not meet Coordinating Board requirements. Notice of non-approval was received in the Office of the General Faculty on January 15, 2003. A copy of the letter with reasons for disapproval is on file in the Office of the General Faculty. On February 10, 2003, notice was received from the College of Natural Sciences that the Coordinating Board was reconsidering its disapproval. On the Coordinating Board's Web site, the proposal is listed as pending <http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/uhri/proposals/search.cfm>.

    Combined with D 2517-2519 and re-titled B.S. Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Science, Option I, Middle Grades Teaching in Computer Mathematics and Sciences. Re-transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on August 9, 2004. Approved by UT System on September 28, 2005. Final approval received from the Coordinating Board on October 1, 2005.

  • Proposed Changes in the Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Science (D 2517-2519).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on a no-protest basis on May 7, 2003. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 16, 2003. Transmitted to the provost on May 20, 2003. Combined with D 1140-1142 and re-titled B.S. Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Science, Option II, Secondary School Teaching in Computer Sciences and Mathematics. Transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on August 9, 2004. Approved by UT System on September 28, 2005. Final approval received from the Coordinating Board on October 1, 2005.

  • Resolution on the Legislative Requirement (D 3276-3277).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 4, 2004. Approved by Faculty Council on May 10, 2004. Transmitted to the provost on May 12, 2004. See D 2826 for background information. Approved by the president and an informational copy was transmitted to Chancellor Mark G. Yudof on June 3, 2004. No further action is required.

  • Educational Policy Committee Proposal Recommending the Continuation and Expansion of the Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP) as an Interdisciplinary Certificate Program (D 3787-3788).
    The following item was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 10, 2005, and presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 21. The legislation appeared on the Council's April 11 agenda as an action item. However, due to lack of time, the presentation of the proposal was postponed until the Council meeting on May 9, 2005, at which time it was approved. Transmitted to the president on May 10, 2005. Transmitted to the provost for his consideration and action on June 29, 2005. Recommendation to approve the legislation was transmitted to President Faulkner on October 12, 2005, and approved by the president on November 1, 2005.

  • Educational Policy Committee Resolution Endorsing the Recommendation from the Task Force on Enrollment Strategy Limiting Undergraduate Students to Ten Semesters In Residence (D 3789-3790).

    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 10, 2005, and presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 21. The legislation appeared on the Council's April 11 agenda as an action item. However, due to lack of time, the presentation of the proposal was postponed until the Council meeting on May 9, 2005, at which time it was approved. Transmitted to the president on May 10, 2005. Transmitted to the provost for his consideration and action on June 29, 2005. In a letter dated November 11, 2005, Provost Ekland-Olson made the following recommendation for approval with comment:

    "I recommend approval of the recommendation by the Faculty Council that the provost establish a task force.

    In a letter dated January 26, 2006, President Faulkner asked the provost to proceed to appoint a task force to examine the recommendation from the Task Force on Enrollment Strategy, which limits undergraduate students to ten semesters in residence. The appointed task force should report specific recommendations to the provost and to the Faculty Council.

  • Educational Policy Committee Recommendation to Eliminate the Table of Scholastic Standards and to Change the Criteria for Probation and Dismissal (D 3792-3795).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 10, 2005, and presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 21. On April 11, 2005, the item appeared on the Council's agenda as an action item. However, due to lack of time, it was addressed and approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 9, 2005. Transmitted to the president on May 10, 2005. Transmitted to the provost for his consideration and action on June 29, 2005. In a letter to the president dated January 19, 2006, the provost did not recommend approval and provided the following comment:

    "Academic advisors who work with student report that they do not find the table confusing. They are the primary clients. No need for change is deemed necessary. More importantly, the recent decision to exclude Credit by Exam (CBE) from students' cumulative GPA will have some impact on students' GPA in the early years of their undergraduate career. Making the proposed change at the same time we put the CBE policy into effect is likely to have an adverse effect on student retention and on students' opportunity to succeed and graduate from UT Austin in a timely fashion. This is a proposal we may want to revisit in three to five years once we have a chance to determine the impact of the CBE changes. For now, I would recommend that we take a wait-and-see-stance. There is no evidence that the proposed changes will have a significant effect on class availability."

    In a letter dated June 1, 2006, President William Powers concurred with Provost Ekland-Olson’s recommendation not to approve this item; therefore, it was returned to the Faculty Council without approval.

  • Proposals from the Educational Policy Committee and from the Admissions and Registration Committee. The following items were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 10, 2005, and presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 21. The legislation appeared on the Council's April 11 agenda as action items. However, due to lack of time, the presentations of the proposals were postponed until the Council meeting on May 9, 2005, at which time each one was approved. Transmitted to the president on May 10, 2005. Transmitted to the provost for his consideration and action on June 29, 2005. Recommendations to approve the following legislative items were transmitted to President Faulkner on October 12, 2005. Recommendations to approve the items were transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs from President Faulkner on January 26, 2006. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 1, 2006.
    • Admissions and Registration Committee Proposed Recommendations for Change in the Readmission after Second Dismissal Policy (D 3796-3797).
    • Admissions and Registration Committee Proposed Recommendation for Change in the Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP) Policy (D 3801-3803).
    • Admissions and Registration Committee Proposed Recommendations for Increasing the Number of Transfer Credit Required for Admission from Twenty-four to Thirty (D 3804-3805).
  • Proposals from the Educational Policy Committee. The following items were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 11, 2005. Archie Holmes, chair of the Educational Policy Committee, was to present the legislative items to the Council at it's meeting on April 11, 2005. However, due to lack of time, they were addressed and approved at the meeting on May 9, 2005. Transmitted to the president on May 10, 2005. Transmitted to the provost for his consideration and action on June 29, 2005. Recommendations not to approve the following legislative items were transmitted to President Faulkner on October 12, 2005, with the following comments:
    • Proposal to change the definition of University Honors (D 3838-3840).

      "I do not recommend approval of this item that the Faculty Council voted to approve. The number of hours chosen for honors should not be tied to fourteen hours to make it consistent with the current basis for flat-rate tuition. Not only is the number fourteen unrelated to the actual hours that students' take, but also under flat-rate tuition, enrolling in more hours works in students' favor."

      On January 26, 2006, President Faulkner returned the proposal to the Faculty Council without approval.
    • Proposal to require 15 or more hours for merit-based scholarships (D 3843-3844).
      "I do not recommend approval of this item, consistent with the recommendation of the Faculty Council."

      In a letter dated November 21, 2005, President Faulkner made the following statement:

      "In its final report (p. 9), the Task Force on Enrollment Strategy commented, 'If the University is going to improve the rate of time-toward-degree for undergraduates, then the average undergraduate course load must increase.' I agree with that statement and believe that we must find ways to induce undergraduates to carry higher course loads. However, the Educational Policy Committee has raised concerns about potential problems with implementation of the aforementioned recommendation of the Task Force on Enrollment Strategy. Therefore, in receiving the Faculty Council resolution, I ask Dr. Juan Gonzalez, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Dr. Larry Burt, Associate Vice President and Director of Student Financial Services, to look further into this issue and to provide the President and Provost with a report about the feasibility of implementing this policy for certain types of awards. I committing this to Dr. Gonzalez and Dr. Burt, I note that the university's transition to a flat-rate affects come of the financial reasons that caused concern about this proposal."

  • Proposal to restrict the number of times a student can apply for an internal transfer (D 3841-3842).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 11, 2005. Archie Holmes, chair of the Educational Policy Committee, was to present the legislation to the Council at it's meeting on April 11, 2005. However, due to lack of time, it was addressed and approved at the meeting on May 9, 2005. Transmitted to the president on May 10, 2005. Transmitted to the provost for his consideration and action on June 29, 2005. In a letter dated November 11, 2005, Provost Ekland-Olson made the following recommendation for approval with comment:

    "I recommend approval of this item, as recommended by the Faculty Council. I further recommend for purposes of clarity that the phrase, the student has completed four or more semesters, be changed to read, the student has completed four or more long semesters."

    In a letter to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs dated January 26, 2006, President Faulkner recommended approval with the wording as clarified by Provost Ekland-Olson ("four or more long semesters"). Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 1, 2006.

  • Proposed Catalog Changes in the College of Natural Sciences chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006.
    The following proposals were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 25, 2005. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 2, 2005. Transmitted to the provost on May 3, 2005. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on July 25, 2005. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 20, 2005.
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Astronomy in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 3892-3895).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Biology in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 3896-3899).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 3900-3903).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 3904-3907).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 3908-3911).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 3912-3915).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 3916-3921).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 3922-3925).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 3926-3929).
    • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Physics in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 3930-3933).
    • Changes in the Dean's Scholars Honors Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 3934-3935).

  • Changes in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the School of Nursing Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 3943-3945).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 27, 2005. Approved on a no-protest basis by the Faculty Council on May 4, 2005. Transmitted to the provost on May 5, 2005. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on July 25, 2005. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 20, 2005.

  • Final Report and Recommendations from the ad hoc Committee to Study Course Instructor Surveys (CIS) (D 4250-4253).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on November 18, 2005, in portable document format and subsequently numbered on November 30, 2005. The Faculty Council approved the recommendations as amended at its meeting on November 21, 2005. (Also see D 4133-4135.)

    In a memorandum dated April 20, 2006, Provost Ekland-Olson outlined revisions to the Course Instructor Survey (CIS) policy guidelines, which are retroactive to December 8, 2004. Additional reference "What faculty Should Know."

  • Addition to the Options of Required Courses in the Degrees Chapter of The Law School Catalog 2006-2008 (D 4160-4161).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on October 19, 2005. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 28, 2005. Transmitted to the provost on November 1, 2005. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 16, 2005. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 29, 2005.

  • Changes to Allow Undergraduate Foreign Language Courses to Count toward the JD Degree in the Degrees Chapter of The Law School Catalog 2006-2008 (D 4162-4163).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on October 19, 2005. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 28, 2005. Transmitted to the provost on November 1, 2005. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 16, 2005. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 29, 2005.

  • Proposed Catalog Changes in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4208-4219).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on November 3, 2005. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 11, 2005. Transmitted to the provost on November 14, 2005. Approved by the provost and an informational copy was transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 22, 2005. No further action is required.
    • Changes to the Special Requirements in the Bachelor of Business Administration in The Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4208-4209).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Requirements in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (4210-4212).
    • Proposed Changes to the Business Foundations Program in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (4213-4215).
    • Changes to the Business Honors Program Degree Requirements in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (4216-4217).
    • Changes to the Requirements for a Business Minor in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (4218-4219).

  • Proposed Changes to the Management Program in The Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4220-4222).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on November 21, 2005. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 2, 2005. Transmitted to the provost on March 22, 2006. Final approval given by the provost and an informational copy was transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on March 22, 2006. No further action is required.

  • Proposed Catalog Changes in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4235-4246).
    The following proposals were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on November 21, 2005, and approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 2, 2005. Transmitted to the provost on December 5, 2005. Approved by the provost and an informational copy was transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 19, 2005. No further action is required.
    • Proposed Changes Regarding Concurrent Enrollment in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4235-4237).
    • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4238-4240).
    • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business in The Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4241-4243).
    • Proposed Changes to the Professional Program in Accounting in The Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4244-4246).

  • Addition of a Supply Chain Management Major in The Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4247-4249).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on November 21, 2005. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 2, 2005. Transmitted to the provost on December 5, 2005. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 19, 2005. Approved by the provost and an informational copy was transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 19, 2005. No further action is required.

    Proposed Catalog Changes from the College of Education (D 4301-4322).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on December 15, 2005. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on January 6, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on January 9, 2006. Approved by the provost on January 20, 2006. No further action is required.
    • Changes to the Admission Section in the College of Education Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. (D 4301-4302).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development in the College of Education Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4303-4307).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in the College of Education Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4308-4313).
    • Changes to the Middle Grades, Secondary, and All-Level Teacher Certification in the College of Education Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4314-4316).
    • Changes to the Correspondence and Extension Courses Section in the College of Education Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4317-4318).
    • Changes to the General Requirements Section in the College of Education Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4319-4320).
    • Changes to the Admission to the Professional Development Sequence Section in the College of Education Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4321-4322).

  • Motion to Recognize Temporary Disabilities Caused by Pregnancy and Childbirth for Graduate Students (D 4355).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site of February 14, 2006. Presented to the Faculty Council for discussion at its meeting on February 20, 2006. The motion was approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 20, 2006, and forwarded to Janet Dukerich, Graduate Assembly chair, on March 21, 2006. No further action is required by the Faculty Council at this time.

  • Changes To the School of Architecture Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4379-4387).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 24, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on March 3, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on March 6, 2006. Final approval given by the provost and an informational copy was transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on March 22, 2006. No further action is required.

  • Proposed Catalog Changes in the College of Fine Arts (D 4388-4407).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 24, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on March 3, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on March 6, 2006. Final approval given by the provost and an informational copy was transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on March 22, 2006. No further action is required.
    •  Proposed changes in the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4388-4389).
    •  Proposed changes in the requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Music in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4390-4392).
    •  Proposed changes in the requirements for the Dance Major in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4393-4395).
    •  Proposed changes in the requirements for the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4396-4397).
    •  Proposed changes in the requirements for the Theatre Studies Major in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4398-4400).
    •  Proposed changes in the requirements for the Bachelor of Music in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4401-4407).

  • Proposed Catalog Changes in the College of Communications. (D 4408-4433).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 24, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on March 3, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on March 6, 2006. Final approval given by the provost and an informational copy was transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on March 22, 2006. No further action is required.
    • Changes to the requirements in the Bachelor of Science in Advertising in the College of Communication Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4408-4411).
    •  Changes to the College of Communication Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4412-4418).
    • Changes to the requirements in the Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies in the College of Communication Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4419-4421).
    •  Changes to the requirements in the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Communication Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4422-4423).
    • Changes to the requirements in the Bachelor of Journalism in the College of Communication Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4424-4429).
    •  Changes to the requirements in the Bachelor of Science in Public Relations in the College of Communication Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4430-4433).

  • Proposed Catalog Changes in the College of Liberal Arts (D 4434-4440 ).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on February 24, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on March 3, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on March 6, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on March 22, 2006. The provost's office resubmitted the recommendations for approval on May 19, 2006. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 28, 2006.
    • Addition of a major in Classical Archaeology for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4434-4435).
    •   Deletion of the concentration and addition of a major in European Studies for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4436-4438).
    • Addition of a major in Rhetoric and Writing for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4439-4440).

    Changes to the Graduation Section in the College of Communication chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog 2006-2008 (D 4462-4463).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web on March 30, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 7, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on April 7, 2006. On April 24, 2006, in a letter to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, Vice Provost Lucia Gilbert indicates that the provost gave final approval of this legislation. No further action is required.

  • Addition of a Concentration in Western Civilization and American Institutions for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4464-4465).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 30, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 7, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on April 7, 2006. On April 24, 2006, in a letter to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, Vice Provost Lucia Gilbert indicates that the provost gave final approval of this legislation. No further action is required.

  • Deletion of the Concentration and Addition of a Major in Women's and Gender Studies for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4468-4470).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 30, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 14, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on April 17, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 19, 2006. Approval given by the interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 13, 2006.

  • Proposed changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008.
    The following proposals were approved by the Catalog Review Committee on March 30, 2006. Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 13, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 21, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on April 24, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 31, 2006. Approved by the interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 10, 2006.
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Astronomy in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4528-4531).
    • changes to the Biochemistry Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4532-4537).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Biology in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4538-4547)
    • Changes to the Chemistry Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4548-4553).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4554-4556).
    • Changes to the Computer Sciences Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4557-4562).
    • Changes to the Concurrent Enrollment Policy in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4563-4564)
    • Changes to the Computer Sciences Honors Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4565-4566).
    • Changes to the Admissions Policy for Entry Majors in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4567-4568).
    • Changes to the Special Requirements Section in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4569-4570).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4571-4577).
    • Changes to the Mathematics Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4578-4586).
    • Addition of an Admission Policy to the Coordinated Program in Dietetics in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4587-4588).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Physics in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4589-4594).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4595-4598).
    • Changes to the Admissions Policy in Textiles and Apparel in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4601-4602).

  • Addition of the Texas Interdisciplinary Plan Curriculum in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4599-4600).
    Approved by the Catalog Review Committee on March 30, 2006. Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 13, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 21, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on April 24, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 19, 2006. Approved by the interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 10, 2006.

  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4618-4625).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 20, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 2, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on May 4, 2006. Transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 31, 2006. Approved by the interime executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 10, 2006. No further action is required.

  • Addition of the Jackson School of Geosciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4686-4710).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 1, 2006, and approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 8, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on May 9, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 31, 2006. Approved by the interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 27, 2006. No further action is required.

  • Proposed changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4711-4758) .
    The following proposals were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 1, 2006, and approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 8, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on May 9, 2006. Transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 31, 2006. Approval given by the interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 10, 2006.
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Asian Cultures and Languages and Asian Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4711-4714).
    • Changes to Applicability of Certain Courses in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4715-4717).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Czech Language and Culture in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4718-4719).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Departmental Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4720-4724).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Economics in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4725-4726).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Ethnic Studies-Mexican American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4727-4728).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in German in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4729-4730).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Government in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4731-4732).
    • Changes in Requirements for Graduation in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4733-4734).
    • Deletion of the Intercollege Major in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4735-4736).
    • Deletion of the Intercollege Major in Kinesiology and Health for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4737-4738).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Latin American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4739-4740).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Majors in Arabic, Hebrew, Islamic, and Turkish Languages and Literature in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4741-4743).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4744-4745).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan II Degree in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4746-4750).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4751-4752).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4753-4754).
    • Changes in Requirements for the Science, Technology and Society Concentration in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4755-4756).
    • Addition of the Texas Interdisciplinary Plan Minor Option for the Bachelor of Arts Degree, Plan I, in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4757-4758).

  • Changes to the Degree Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the School of Nursing Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4764-4767).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 2, 2006, and approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 9, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on May 10, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 31, 2006. Approved by interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 27, 2006. No further action is required.

  • Changes to the College of Pharmacy Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4768-4775).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 2, 2006, and approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 9, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on May 10, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 31, 2006. Approved by the interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 14, 2006. No further action is required.

  • Motion to Change the Definition of University Honors (D 4524).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 13, 2006. At its meeting on April 17, 2006, the Faculty Council returned the motion to the Educational Policy Committee with recommendations for change. A revised proposal (D 4779-4780) replaces this motion and will be considered by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 8, 2006.

  • Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the University Co-op Board of Directors (D 4525).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 13, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on April 17, 2006. Transmitted to the president on April 18, 2006. The president appointed Professor Sue Alexander Greninger to the University Co-op Board of Directors (2006-2010) to fill the position that will open when the term of Professor Mark P. Gergen expires.

  • Proposed changes to the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008.
    The following proposals were posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 1, 2006, and approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 8, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on May 9, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 31, 2006. Approved by the interim vice chancellor of academic affairs on June 13, 2006. No further action is required.
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4630-4631).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4632-4635).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4636-4642).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4643-4647).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4648-4651).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Cooperative Engineering Education Program in the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4652-4653).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4654-4667).
    • Changes to the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4668-4671).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrology in the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4672-4673).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4674-4678).
    • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4679-4685).

  • Cancellation of Summer Meetings of the Faculty Council (D 4781).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 4, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 8, 2006. Transmitted to the president and provost for their information on May 9, 2006. No further action is required.

  • Schedule of Meetings of the Faculty Council in 2006-2007 (D 4782).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 4, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 8, 2006. Transmitted to the president and provost for their information on May 9, 2006. No further action is required.

  • Clarification of the Affiliated Studies Coursework and Residency Requirements in the University Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4818-4819).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 8, 2006. Amended and approved by the Faculty Council on May 8, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on May 9, 2006. Final approval received from the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost on July 6, 2006. No further action is required.

  • Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women (D 4628-4629).
    Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 4, 2006. The Faculty Council approved the slate of nominees at its meeting on May 8, 2006. Transmitted to the president on May 9, 2006. The president appointed Professor Edmund T. (Ted) Gordon to serve on the Men's Intercollegiate Athletics Council and Professor Isabella Cunningham to serve on the Women's Intercollegiate Athletics Council. Both are four-year appointments beginning September 1, 2006, expiring on August 31, 2010.