SECRETARY’S REPORT
April 14, 2008

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

C. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD.

D 4686-4710 Addition of the Jackson School of Geosciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. 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 an informational copy was 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. Pending the approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 4735-4736 Deletion of the Intercollege Major in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. 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. Approval given by the interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 10, 2006. Approved by Dr. Pedro Reyes, associate vice chancellor for academic planning and assessment, on March 15, 2007, and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 5712-5717 Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 15, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 22, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on October 23, 2007. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 31, 2007. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 27, 2007. In a letter dated December 18, 2007, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board indicated that the changes were not compliant with the Texas Core Curriculum. Therefore, Undergraduate Studies Dean Paul Woodruff is working with the Coordinating Board to make the necessary changes to bring the program into compliance.

D 5872-5878 Motion to Change the Core Curriculum Course Lists for the 2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog.Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2007. The proposal was presented to the Faculty Council for discussion at its meeting on December 10, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 28, 2008. Transmitted to the president on January 29, 2008. Following approval of the provost and the president, transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 27, 2008. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and transmitted to theTexas Higher Education Coordinating Board on March 6, 2008.

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