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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN ADVERTISING IN THE
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


Dean Rod Hart of the College of Communication has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Science in Advertising in the College of Communication chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on September 11, 2007. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on October 10, 2007, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Executive Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.

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 an 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 noon on October 22, 2007.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on October 15, 2007. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE
IN ADVERTISING IN THE
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ADVERTISING
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:

1. Increasing the number of hours and the minimum GPA required for departmental honors. The new requirements will increase the hours from 3 to 6 and students must have a 3.5 University GPA.
2. Requiring a minimum grade for advancement in the Texas Creative Program and limiting the number of times that students may apply to the Texas Creative Program. Students must receive a B in ADV 325 and can only apply twice.
3. Limiting the number of times a student may apply the Texas Media program to two.


Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
Pages 73 and 78-80.

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
1. The faculty made a decision to increase the minimum GPA required for the Honors Program in order to be more aligned with other honors programs in the University. In addition, special sections of the capstone senior course were established to be part of the honors curriculum.
2. and 3. above The faculty voted and felt that the requirements for all sub-specialty programs (Media, Interactive) should be the same.


SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
No.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. No.

Person Communicated With: N/A
Date of communication: N/A

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
No.

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain.
Yes, changes made to the Prescribed Work and Order and Choice of Work sections reflect the new University-wide Core curriculum.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department: yes Date: May 9, 2007
College: yes Date: September 11, 2007
Dean: yes Date: September 11, 2007


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