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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

NAME CHANGE TO THE DIVISION OF RHETORIC AND WRITING IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


On September 17, 2006, interim Dean Judith Langlois of the College of Liberal Arts filed with the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost the following name change to the Division of Rhetoric and Writing. This change will take affect on January 1, 2007, and will appear in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010.Vice Provost Terri Givens approved the name change on October 17, 2006, and submitted it to the office of the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs. Although this has already been approved by the UT Austin administration, the authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

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 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 Wednesday, November 1, 2006.

Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on October 25, 2006. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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NAME CHANGE TO THE DIVISION OF RHETORIC AND WRITING IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


On page 418 of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008, under the DIVISION OF RHETORIC AND WRITING section, make the following change.


Explanation of the change requested:

Change the name of the administrative unit Division of Rhetoric and Writing to Department of Rhetoric and Writing.

Rationale:

When, in 1993, The University created the Division of Rhetoric and Composition (which became Rhetoric and Writing in fall 2005), the unit did not have a major and thus could not be designated a “department.” We have remained a “division,” even though we always have been an independent unit with our own budget, faculty lines, classified staff, etc.

Although technically accurate, the name “division” has been misleading to students and University faculty and staff, who assume that we must be a division of another department (e.g., a division of the English department). For this reason, faculty and staff in our unit have long anticipated the opportunity to become the Department of Rhetoric and Writing. Because the undergraduate major in Rhetoric and Writing took effect on September 1, 2006, we now maintain that this change should be the obvious next step.

Other Colleges/Schools affected:

The administrative unit is being renamed. No program names or course prefixes will be changed. No change in the existing organizational chart is required.

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