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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE MATH REQUIREMENT FOR THE
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS 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 update to the mathematics requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Public Relations in the College of Communication chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the department approved the change on February 15, 2008, and the dean approved the change on February 20, 2008. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on March 3, 2008, 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 March 18, 2008.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on March 3, 2008. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE MATH REQUIREMENT FOR THE
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS IN THE
COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATION CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN PUBLIC RELATIONS 1
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:

Change the math requirement from “Math 303D or 305G or a substitute acceptable to the Business Foundation Program” to Statistics and Scientific Computation 306 that must be taken in residence.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.
Page 86.

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
The public relations program is designed to encourage students to complete the Business Foundations Program (BFP) and currently requires the math and 12 other hours from the BFP. Public relations majors are required to take a statistics course that serves as a course prerequisite for certain upper-division courses. Under the current Business Foundations format, students were able to take Management Information Systems 311F to fulfill the statistics requirement and three of the business hours required. Since the BFP is dropping the specific math requirement and is accepting any math course from the new core curriculum including Statistics and Scientific Computation 306, the department wants to ensure that students fulfill the math and statistics requirement without having to take additional coursework.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
Yes, all public relations majors would have to take the statistics course that is offered through the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. Yes, this course was specifically designed for advertising and public relations students.

Person Communicated With: Sheldon Ekland-Olson
Date of communication: February 8, 2008

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.
No.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department: yes Date: February 15, 2008
Dean: yes Date: February 20, 2008

1 Reflects changes in D 5703-5707 that have already been approved by UT Austin and are awaiting approval from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs.


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