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XVI.
MAJOR LEGISLATION.

D 5011-5019 Motion to Change the Degree Requirements for All Undergraduate Students at UT Austin. Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on September 14, 2006. Motion amended by the Faculty Council at its meeting on October 16, 2006. Action to be taken on the amended motion (D 5097-5105) at the Council's meeting on November 20, 2006.

D 5097-5105 Amended Motion to Change the Degree Requirements for All Undergraduate Students at UT Austin. Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on October 18, 2006. Original motion found in D 5011-5019 was amended by the Faculty Council at its meeting on October 16, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on November 20, 2006. See D 5154 and D 5155-5163.

D 5106-5114 Pending Amendment to the Amended Motion to Change the Degree Requirements for All Undergraduate Students at UT Austin. Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on October 26, 2006. The amendment was discussed by the Faculty Council at its meeting on October 16, 2006. However, due to lack of quorum, the motion was tabled until the November 20, 2006, Faculty Council meeting. Also see D 5011-5019 and D 5097-5105. Approved by the Faculty Council on November 20, 2006. See D 5154 and D 5155-5163.

D 5155-5163

Final Version of the Amended Motion on Curricular Reform. Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on November 22, 2006. The Faculty Council approved related legislation D 5097-5105 and D 5109-5114 at its meeting on November 20, 2006. The legislation resulting from the approval of these items was presented to the General Faculty on a no-protest basis on November 27, 2006, and approved by the General Faculty on a no-protest basis on December 8. Transmitted to the president on December 12, 2006. See D 5154 for notice of no-protest procedure. Endorsed by the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor ad interim on February 19, 2007. Final approval received March 5, 2007, from the interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. The legislation was forwarded to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for their information.

In a letter dated March 12, 2007, President Powers wished "to congratulate the Faculty Council on the thorough deliberative process it used to consider this substantial undergraduate curricular reform." He also directed the provost to work with the Dean of Undergraduate Studies and the other academic deans to implement the necessary degree changes.

In a letter dated March 15, 2007, to Joseph Stafford, assistant commissioner for academic affairs and research at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Pedro Reyes, associate vice chancellor for academic planning and assessment, requested “approval to modify the core curriculum,” and later, “UT Austin has not yet developed specific University-wide lists of courses that will satisfy the new and modified core component areas, but we seek your approval to begin the process of amending degree plans to implement the new core, with the understanding that course lists will be developed and submitted for your approval as soon as possible.”

D 5189-5190 Natural Science Requirement of the Core Curriculum for all Undergraduate Students at UT Austin. Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on December 11, 2006. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on December 11. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 22, 2007. Approved by the General Faculty on a no-protest basis on February 16, 2007. Transmitted to the president for approval as General Faculty legislation on February 19, 2007. The president referred the legislation to the provost for review and recommendations. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the president on March 7, 2007. Approved by the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs ad interim on March 20, 2007. See D 5226 for notice of no-protest procedure.

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