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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED REDUCTION OF HOURS FOR COMPLETION OF THE
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
AND FAMILY SCIENCES
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 proposed reduction of hours for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. The faculty of the department approved the changes on April 17, 2008, and the dean approved the changes on April 18, 2008. 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 April 25, 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 May 1, 2008.


Greninger Signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on April 25, 2008. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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PROPOSED REDUCTION OF HOURS FOR COMPLETION OF THE
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
AND FAMILY SCIENCES
IN THE
COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF THE

UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2008-2010

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES
Option I (Early Childhood),
Option II (Human Development),
Option III (Families and Personal Relationships),
Option IV (Families and Society), and
Option V (General Human Development and Family Sciences).

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
Reduce the number of hours for Options I, II, III, IV, and V from 126 semester hours to 120 hours. The wording for options one through five will change as shown below.

12. Enough additional coursework to make a total of [126] 120 semester hours.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog
where changes will be made. Pages 475-476

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR THE CHANGE(S):

These changes are being made in order to meet the SACS “120 Semester Hour Rule” as required by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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.

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 number of hours required for degree completion will be lowered to 120 semester hours for Options I, II, III, IV, and V.

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

College: yes Date: April 17, 2008
Dean: yes Date: April 18, 2008