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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE TO THE ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING PROGRAM
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 Science in Interdisciplinary Science in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the college approved the changes on March 29, 2007, and the dean approved the changes 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 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 24, 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 TO THE ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING PROGRAM
IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): ELEMENTS OF COMPUTING PROGRAM
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
1) Remove GPA requirement to take Elements of Computing courses.
2) Direct students to CS Undergraduate Advising Office to request certificate.
3) Remove mathematics requirement to receive an Elements of Computing certificate.
4) Add CS 305J and CS 307 as options for CS 303E and CS 313E.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made. Page 447

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):
All changes are being made to reflect current practice with enrollment in Elements of Computing courses and issuance of certificates. In addition, almost all of the Elements of Computing classes do not require the level of mathematical sophistication of M 305G.
SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
Yes, these changes will serve to encourage students from across all academic disciplines to enroll in Elements of Computing classes and complete the certification. Fluency with current technology is a needed skill for graduates in all disciplines.
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: March 29, 2007
College: yes Date: May 2007
Dean: yes Date: October 3, 2007

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