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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MATHEMATICS
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college approved the changes on September 5, 2007, and the dean approved the changes on October 3, 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 December 19, 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 January 17, 2008.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on January 10, 2008. 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 ARTS IN MATHEMATICS
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MATHEMATICS—mathematics for middle grades and secondary school teaching options
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
Option 1: Add M 339U to list of optional courses.

Option 2: Add requirements for students seeking teacher certification through the UTeach-Natural Sciences certification program.
Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Page 460

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):

Approximately 75 students are pursuing the B.A. Mathematics and certification through UTeach. They learn about these UTeach requirements only through advising, and these requirements are not currently part of the degree audit. The proposed catalog changes are to specify these additional requirements for the B.A. Mathematics option through UTeach.
The degree plan had already been trimmed, as early as the 02-04 catalog, to accommodate the eighteen semester hours of professional development. For instance, this option requires only 15 semester hours of upper-division mathematics, in comparison to 24 semester hours in B.A. Mathematics, standard option. So, in effect, we are not increasing the required hours.

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. N/A
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. No.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department: yes Date: July 6, 2007
College: yes Date: September 5, 2007
Dean: yes Date: October 3, 2007

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.