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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

ADDITION OF THE DIVISION OF
STATISTICS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION TO 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 General Faculty the addition of the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college approved the changes on June 14, 2007, and the dean approved the addition on October 3, 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 December 5, 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 Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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 December 20, 2007.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was 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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ADDITION OF THE DIVISION OF
STATISTICS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION TO THE
COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): DIVISION OF STATISTICS AND SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1) A brief description of the Division of Statistics & Scientific Computation has been added to the listing of programs with the College of Natural Sciences.
2) Students in the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I degree program are currently required to satisfy their three semester hour Area C mathematics requirement with courses offered through the Department of Mathematics. The proposed change states that students must have credit for three semester hours in a course offered through the Department of Mathematics or the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation.


Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Page 446

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
1) The Division of Statistics & Scientific Computation is a new academic unit in the College of Natural Sciences. We have added a brief description of the division to inform students of its existence and to clarify the role it plays in undergraduate education.
2) This change is proposed to account for the existence of a new academic unit, the Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation, which has been established in the College of Natural Sciences to coordinate course offerings that would previously have been housed in the Department of Mathematics. The Division of Statistics and Scientific Computation will offer courses in statistics and probability, as well as courses on the fundamentals of quantitative reasoning using numerical algorithms and computational modeling. The division will operate on the highly successful service model employed by the Division of Rhetoric and Composition, and courses in the division will be open to students from all colleges/schools on campus.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
Yes.

Has the other college(s)/school(s) been informed of the proposed change? If so, please indicate their response. Yes.
Person Communicated With: Steve Leslie, Office of the Vice President and Provost
Victoria Rodriquez, Dean of Graduate Studies
George Gau, Dean of School of Business
Barbara White, Dean of School of Social Work
Delores Sands, Dean of School of Nursing
Mary Ann Rankin, Dean of College of Natural Sciences
Rod Hart, Dean of College of Communications
Ben Streetman, Dean of College of Engineering
Randy Diehl, Dean of College of Liberal Arts
Doug Dempster, Dean of College of Fine Arts
Eric Barron, Dean of School of Geosciences
Date of communication:April–August 2007

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, the proposal involves a change to the core curriculum in that the three semester mathematics requirement is a core curriculum requirement. The proposal, however, does not change the number of required hours or substantively affect the core curriculum requirement.


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COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

College: yes Date: June 14, 2007
Dean: yes Date: October 3, 2007


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