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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN
GEOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND HYDROGEOLOGY
IN THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


Dean Ben Streetman of the Cockrell School of Engineering has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology in the School of Engineering chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college approved the changes on April 23, 2007, and the dean approved the changes on September 10, 2007. 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 October 24, 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 November 12, 2007.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on October 30, 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
GEOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND HYDROGEOLOGY
IN THE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN GEOSYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND HYDROGEOLOGY
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
A geology course that was required is no longer being taught, so we had to substitute an equivalent one to replace it. Also, we increased our introductory computing course from 2 to 3 hours because we needed more time to cover the required content. The total effect of these changes is to add 1 hour to our degree program (changing it from 128 to 129). A non-curriculum catalog change is the addition of text mentioning CO2 sequestration as a possible career opportunity for graduates.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Pages 174-176

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
The geology course change substituted a course of equivalent content for one that is no longer being taught. The change in course offerings was made by the geological sciences department, and we made our change to adapt to their action.
The increase from 2 to 3 credit hours for our computing course was made after consulting with those that teach the course. It is our only computing course, and it was decided that the material could not be covered in the current 2 credit hour limit.
The non-curriculum text change was made to reflect the potential for CO2 sequestration as a career opportunity in the near future.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
Yes, the Jackson School is the joint offerer of this degree, so they will need to make a similar change.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. Yes.

Person Communicated With: Leon Long, professor, geological sciences
Date of communication: September 2007

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
Yes, it will increase the hours from 128 to 129.

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: April 11, 2007
College: yes Date: April 23, 2007
Dean: yes Date: September 10, 2007


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