SECRETARY’S REPORT
April 14, 2008

VI.
STATUS OF LEGISLATION APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

A.
ITEMS COMPLETED SINCE THE LAST REPORT.

D 3798-3800 Admissions and Registration Committee Proposed Recommendations for Change in Enrollment as a Nondegree Seeker. 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. In a letter dated March 25, 2008, Vice Provost Terri Givens returned the legislation to the Admissions and Registration Committee for reconsideration.

D 5603-5605 Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health in the College of Education Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-1010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 2, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 9, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on October 10, 2007. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on January 22, 2008. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on January 31, 2008. Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on March 18, 2008.

D 5895-5902 Changes to the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I Degree in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted as no-protest legislation on the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on December 20, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on December 21, 2007. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on January 22, 2008. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 7, 2008.

D 5918-5966 Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The following items were classified as legislation exclusive to a single college or school and were posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 10, 2008. They were approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on January 17, 2008, and transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 24, 2008. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 13, 2008. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 7, 2008.
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Biology (D 5918-5920).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics (D 5921-5923).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science (D 5924-5925).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences (D 5603-5930).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Human Ecology (D 5931-5932).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Science (D 5933-5936).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Biology (D 5937-5944).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (D 5945-5953).
The following items were classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school and were posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 10, 2008. They were approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on January 24, 2008, and transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 25, 2008. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 13, 2008. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 7, 2008.
  • Changes to the Elements of Computing Program (D 5954-5956).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (D 5957-5961).
  • Addition of a Masters Option in the Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences (D 5962-5966).
D 5994-5996 Changes to the Business Honors Program in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010.Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 10, 2008, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on January 17, 2008, and transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 24, 2008. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 13, 2008. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 1, 2008.

D 5997-6000 Changes to the Business Foundations Program in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 10, 2008, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on January 24, 2008, and transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 25, 2008. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 13, 2008. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 1, 2008.

D 6070-6079 Proposed Changes to the Architecture Degrees in the School of Architecture Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 29, 2008, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on February 12, 2008, and transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 13, 2008. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 21, 2008. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 1, 2008.

D 6088 Proposal from the Educational Policy Committee to Add an Honorary A+ to the Grading System.Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 7, 2008. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 24, 2008. A condition of the legislation, however, was that the Graduate Assembly endorse this change for the graduate grading system. At the March 26, 2008, Graduate Assembly meeting, the Administrative Committee of the Graduate Assembly reported that it had decided not to bring the motion forward to amend the plus/minus grading system to include an honorary A+. This was after a poll of graduate advisors revealed little support for the proposal. Consequently, the proposal was not forwarded to administration and is no longer being considered by the Faculty Council or the Graduate Assembly. In a letter dated April 8, 2008, the president’s office indicated no further action is required.

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