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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

SECRETARY’S REPORT
December 10, 2007

I.
COMMENTS—None.

II.
MEMORIAL RESOLUTION COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT.

On November 30, 2007, President Powers appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for S. Gibbs Milliken, professor, art and art history: Don Herron (chair), Lee Chesney, and Lawrence McFarland.

III.
MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS PENDING COMPLETION BY COMMITTEE.

On January 18, 2005, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for Mary Frances Flournoy, professor, curriculum and instruction: Lawrence Abraham (chair).

On May 24, 2005, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for Charles W. Scherr, professor emeritus, physics: James C. Browne (chair) and Lothar W. Frommhold.

On January 23, 2006, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for Francisco Arumi Noe, professor, architecture: Daniel E. Leary (chair), Kent S. Butler, and Richard P. Swallow.

On April 25, 2006, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for Josephine Peters Wortham, assistant professor, curriculum and instruction: Elaine Danielson (chair), Julie Jensen, and Jim Guszak.

On June 28, 2006, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for Yuval Ne’eman, professor emeritus, economics: Austin M. Gleeson (chair), Thomas A. Griffy, and George Sudershan.

On June 28, 2006, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for Milo W. Weaver, associate professor emeritus, mathematics: Efraim Armendariz (chair), John R. Durbin, and William T. Guy.

On July 21, 2006, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for Frederick Matsen, professor emeritus, chemistry and biochemistry: Austin Gleeson (chair) and Robert E. Wyatt.

On July 31, 2006, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for Richard Schaedel, professor emeritus, anthropology: Maria Wade (chair), Claud Bramblett, and Henry Selby.

On October 20, 2006, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for James N. Douglas, professor emeritus, astronomy: Derek Wills (chair), Beverly Wills, and Frank Bash.

On November 10, 2006, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for Edward Cundiff, professor emeritus, marketing and advertising: Isabella Cunningham (chair), William Cunningham, Linda Gerber, Eliz P. Cox, and Gary Wilcox.

On February 1, 2007, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for Robert Solomon, professor, philosophy: David Sosa (chair), Nicholas Asher, and James Pennebaker.

On March 12, 2007, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for Daeshik Kim, associate professor, kinesiology and health education: Kenneth W. (Pete) Tyson (chair), Charles Craven, San Yoon, and Waneen Spirduso.

On April 16, 2007, a committee was appointed to prepare a memorial resolution for Ruth Denney,


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  professor emeritus, theatre and dance: Rod Caspers (chair), Coleman A. Jennings, and Oscar G. Brockett.

On May 1, 2007, President Powers appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Kurth Sprague, associate professor emeritus, American studies: Elspeth D. Rostow (chair), Jeffrey L. Meikle, and Mark C. Smith.

On June 13, 2007, President Powers appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Gordon Bennett, associate professor, government: Gary P. Freeman (chair), David F. Prindle, and Yvonne Change.

On July 19, 2007, President Powers appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Norm Hackerman, president emeritus and professor emeritus, chemistry and biochemistry: Michael Starbird (chair), Peter T. Flawn, and Allen J. Bard.

On July 19, 2007, President Powers appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for James Larimer, professor emeritus, neurobiology: Harold Zakon (chair), George Pollak, and Austen F. Riggs.

On August 1, 2007, President Powers appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Burke Haycock Judd, professor, integrative biology: Hugh S. Forrest (chair), H. Eldon Sutton, and Austen F. Riggs.

On August 1, 2007, President Powers appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Margaret Anne Eppright, professor emeritus, human ecology: Margaret Briley (chair), Jeanne Freeland-Graves, and Roseann Loop.

On August 15, 2007, President Powers appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Winfred Philip Lehmann, professor emeritus, Germanic studies and linguistics: Esther Raizen (chair), Robert D. King, and Hans Boas.

On September 4, 2007, President Powers appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Richard L. Dodge, professor, architecture: Michael Benedikt (chair), Kevin Alter, and Elizabeth Danze.

On September 4, 2007, President Powers appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Martin S. Kermacy, professor emeritus, architecture: David Heymann (chair), Anthony Alofsin, and Walter Eugene George.

On October 25, 2007, President Powers appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for John Michael White, professor, chemistry and biochemistry: John G. Ekerdt (chair), Peter Rossky, and Alan Campion.

On November 30, 2007, President Powers appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for S. Gibbs Milliken, professor, art and art history: Don Herron (chair), Lee Chesney, and Lawrence McFarland.

IV.
MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS COMPLETED.

D 5828-5829 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Raja Rao.

V.
CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL—None.


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

A. ITEMS COMPLETED SINCE THE LAST REPORT.

D 5599-5600 Changes to the Visual Art Studies Major in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-1010. Posted as no-protest legislation on the Faculty Council web site on October 2, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 16, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on October 17, 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.

D 5695-5698 Changes to the Bachelor Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Communication 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 29, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on October 30, 2007. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 1, 2007. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 27, 2007.

D 5703-5707 Changes to the Bachelor Science in Public Relations in the College of Communication 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 29, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on October 30, 2007. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 1, 2007. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 27, 2007.

D 5712-5717 Changes to the Bachelor Arts in Geological Sciences in the 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.

D 5718-5724 Changes to the Bachelor Science in Geological Sciences in the 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 29, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on October 30, 2007. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 1, 2007. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 27, 2007.

B. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS—None.


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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 4711-4714 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.

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. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 31, 2006. Approval given by the interimexecutive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 10, 2006. Pending the approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

 
D 4735-4738 Proposed Changes to 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 interimexecutive 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.
  • 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).
D 5117-5118 Proposed Addition of a Music Business Major to the Bachelor of Music in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 7, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 14, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on November 15, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 28, 2006. Transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on June 5, 2007.

D 5119-5120 Proposed Addition of a Recording Technology Major to the Bachelor of Music in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008.Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 7, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 14, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on November 15, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor.


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  for academic affairs on November 28, 2006. Transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on June 5, 2007.

D. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR.

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, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 22, 2007. Presented to the General Faculty on a no-protest basis on February 5, 2007, and approved by the General Faculty 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.

D 5595-5596 Changes to the Art History Major in the College of Fine Arts 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 October 31, 2007.

D 5597-5598 Changes to the Design Major in the College of Fine Arts 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 October 31, 2007.

D 5682-5685 Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in the College of Education 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.

D 5686-5690 Changes to the Bachelor Science in Advertising in the College of Communication 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.

D 5691-5694 Changes to the Bachelor Science in Communication Studies in the College of Communication 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.


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D 5699-5702 Changes to the Bachelor Science in Journalism in the College of Communication 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.

D 5708-5711 Changes to the Bachelor Science in Radio-Television-Film in the College of Communication 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.

E. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT.

D 5183 Faculty Welfare Committee Recommendations Concerning University Family Friendly Policies. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2006. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on December 11, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 22, 2007. Transmitted to the president on January 23, 2007. On March 8, 2007, the president referred the legislation to the provost for review and recommendations. On July 2, 2007, Provost Leslie sent a letter to the president recommending approval.

D 5769 Proposal to Change the Name of the Calendar Committee to the University Academic Calendar Committee. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 8, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on November 12, 2007. Transmitted to the president on November 13, 2007. In a letter to President Powers dated November 20, 2007, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the legislation.

F. ITEMS REFERRED BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE PROVOST FOR REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION.

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.

D 3835-3837 Educational Policy Committee Proposal to Improve Course Availability for Undergraduates. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 11, 2005. In a letter dated June 13, 2007, to Sue Greninger (secretary, Faculty Council), President Powers disapproved section 2 and 4, and he approved section 3 with modifications; sections 1 and 5 are pending further review and recommendations from the provost. Following is the historical tracking of the legislation to date.

Archie Holmes, chair of the Educational Policy Committee, was to present


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  the legislation to the Council at its 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 Texas at 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."

In a letter to Provost Leslie dated March 13, 2007, President Powers stated "Because of the significance of this proposal and the effect on the academic policy which you oversee, I am returning all five recommendations of D 3835-3837 to you for review, comment, and recommendation."

In a letter dated April 10, 2007, to President Powers, Provost Leslie recommended disapproval of items 2 and 4. Regarding item 3, he suggested

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  "further modifications that serve to include the list in the original legislation that should be included on the course syllabus. This list is as follows:

Course name and number;
Faculty member name;
Faculty member office location and office hours;

TA name, office location and office hours if course has a TA;
Overview of course, including course prerequisites;
Grading policy for course, including whether class attendance is used in determining the grade;
Dates during semester for examinations and assignments that count 20% or more of the total course grade;
Final exam date and time;
Required materials for the course (textbooks, supplies, packets, etc.);
Course web site; and 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, 471-6441 TTY."

The provost also agreed with the "recommendation to approve item 5 with the modification that limitation in Q drops be increased to four rather than three as suggested in the legislation."

In a letter dated June 13, 2007, to Sue Greninger, President Powers responded to Provost Leslie’s recommendations of April 10, 2007, with the following:
Section1: Before taking action on the recommended approval, President Powers is “asking Provost Leslie to work with Mr. Shelby Stanfield, Registrar, to review the proposal in light of Senate Bill 1231 and provide a further recommendation after that review.”
Section 2: President Powers concurred with the provost’s recommendation to disapprove this item.
Section 3: President Powers approved the provost’s recommendation for approval with modifications.
Section 4: President Powers agreed with the provost’s recommendation to disapprove the item.
Section 5: Before taking action on the recommendation for approval, the president is “asking Provost Leslie to work with the Registrar to review the proposal in light of Senate Bill 1231 and provide a further recommendation after that review.”
D 5191-5194 Proposal from the Faculty Grievance Committee to Create an Office of the Faculty Ombudspersons. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 11, 2006. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on December 11, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 22, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on January 23, 2007. In a letter dated May 21, 2007, the provost indicated that he is willing to approve the creation of an assistant faculty ombudsperson position but would like to revisit whether there is a pressing need.

D 5558-5559 Removal of CH 314N from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the School of Nursing Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on September 6, 2007. The proposal was approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on September 20, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on September 24, 2007.


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D 5560-5561 Addition of Coursework from Statistics and Scientific Computation to the Pre-Nursing Major in the School of Nursing Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on September 6, 2007. The proposal was approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on September 20, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on September 24, 2007.

D 5601-5602 Changes to the Youth and Community Studies Major 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.

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.

D 5725-5727 Removal of the Senior Seminar in Theatre And Dance in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 25, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 2, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 7, 2007.

D 5728-5734 Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 30, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 5, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 7, 2007.

D 5735-5740 Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering in the School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 30, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 5, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 7, 2007.
D 5741-5745 Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering in the School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 30, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 5, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 7, 2007.

D 5746-5748 Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in the School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 30, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 5, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 7, 2007.

D 5749-5757 Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 30, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November


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5, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 7, 2007.

D 5758-5760 Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering in the School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 30, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 12, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 13, 2007.

D 5761-5764 Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology in the School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 30, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 12, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 13, 2007.

D 5765-5768 Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering in the School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 30, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 12, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 13, 2007.

D 5791-5792 Addition to the Optional Minor for the Bachelor of Business Administration in the McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 12, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 20, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 21, 2007.

D 5793-5796 Changes to the Bachelor of Business Administration in the McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 12, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 20, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 21, 2007.

D 5797-5799 Changes to the Professional Program in Accounting in the McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 12, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 20, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 21, 2007.

D 5800-5802 Changes to the Finance Major in the McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 12, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 20, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 21, 2007.

D 5803-5806 Changes to the Engineering Route to the Bachelor of Business Administration in the McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 12, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-


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  protest basis on November 27, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 27, 2007.

D 5807-5809 Changes to the Enrollment Hours and Honors Designation in the Law School Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 12, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 20, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 21, 2007.

VII.
LEGISLATION UNDER REVIEW BY THE GENERAL FACULTY—None.

VIII.
LEGISLATION UNDER REVIEW BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL.

D 5770-5772 Proposal from the Educational Policy Committee Regarding the Implementation of Plus/Minus Grading System for Undergraduates. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 8, 2007. Proposal will be considered at the Faculty Council's next meeting on November 12, 2007.

D 5810 Proposal to Disband the General Faculty Committee on Student Affairs. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2007. The proposal will be presented to the Faculty Council for discussion at its meeting on December 10, 2007.

D 5830-5871 Proposed Changes to 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 3, 2007. If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by December 11, 2007, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 28, 2008.
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (D 5830-5832).
  • Changes to the Departmental Honors Program in American Studies (D 5833-5834).
  • Changes to the Departmental Honors Program in Asian Studies and Asian Cultures and Languages (D 5835-5837).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature (D 5838-5839).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in English an to the English Honors Program (D 5840-5842).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in European Studies (D 5843-5845).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Government and the Government Honors Program (D 5846-5849).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Geography (D 5850-5851).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Hebrew Language and Literature (D 5852-5853).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Jewish Studies (D 5854-5855).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies (D 5856-5858).
  • Changes to the Departmental Honors Program in Linguistics (D 5859-5860).
  • Changes to the Middle Eastern Studies Departmental Honors Program (D 5861-5862).
  • Changes to the Philosophy Departmental Honors Program (D 5863-5864).

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  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Persian Language and Literature (D 5865-5866).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Concentration in Science, Technology, and Society (D 5867-5869).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Turkish Language and Literature (D 5870-5871).
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 will be presented to the Faculty Council for discussion at its meeting on December 10, 2007.

D 5879-5884 Changes to the College of Pharmacy Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010.Posted as no-protest legislation on the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2007. If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by December 13, 2007, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 28, 2008.

D 5879-5884 Changes to the College of Pharmacy Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010.Posted as no-protest legislation on the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2007. If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by December 13, 2007, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 28, 2008.

D 5885-5887 Addition of the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010.Posted as no-protest legislation on the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2007. If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by December 20, 2007, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 28, 2008.

D 5888-5894 Changes to the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I Degree in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010.Posted as no-protest legislation on the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2007. If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by December 20, 2007, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 28, 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. If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by December 20, 2007, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 28, 2008.

IX.
STATUS OF LEGISLATION NOT APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

A. ITEMS DISAPPROVED, TABLED, OR WITHDRAWN—None.

B. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY STANDING COMMITTEES—None.

C. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY OTHER COMMITTEES—None.


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X.
SPECIAL COMMITTEES APPOINTED—None.

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The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2007. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

 

 


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