SECRETARY’S REPORT
March 23, 2009

VI.
STATUS OF LEGISLATION APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

C. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD.

D 4735-4736 Deletion of the Intercollege Major in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 1, 2006, and approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 8, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on May 9, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 31, 2006. Approval given by the interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 10, 2006. Approved by Dr. Pedro Reyes, associate vice chancellor for academic planning and assessment, on March 15, 2007, and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 5189-5190 Natural Science Requirement of the Core Curriculum for all Undergraduate Students at UT Austin. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 11, 2006. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on December 11, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 22, 2007. Presented to the General Faculty on a no-protest basis on February 5, 2007, and approved by the General Faculty on February 16, 2007. Transmitted to the president for approval as General Faculty legislation on February 19, 2007. The president referred the legislation to the provost for review and recommendations. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the president on March 7, 2007. Approved by the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs ad interim on March 20, 2007. On March 22, 2007, the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs sent a letter to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board asking for approval. See D 5226 for notice of no-protest procedure.

D 5712-5717 Changes to the Bachelor Arts in Geological Sciences in the School of Geosciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010.Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 15, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 22, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on October 23, 2007. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 31, 2007. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 27, 2007. In a letter dated December 18, 2007, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board indicated that the changes were not compliant with the Texas Core Curriculum. Therefore, Undergraduate Studies Dean Paul Woodruff is working with the Coordinating Board to make the necessary changes to bring the program into compliance. Final approval received from the Coordinating Board on February 20, 2008. However, on February 11, 2009, it was determined by the provost’s office that the letter dated February 20, 2008 was referring to D 4686-4710.

D 5986-5988 Addition of a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Global Studies Degree and Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. This legislation was classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school and was posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 10, 2008. It was approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on January 24, 2008, and transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 25, 2008. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 15, 2008. On September 9, 2008, approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Motion to Update the Core Curriculum Course Lists for Natural Science Parts I & II for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 12, 2009. It was approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis and transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 27, 2009. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on Feburary 18, 2009. Notification of approval was sent to the assistant commissioner for academic affairs and research at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from the associate vice chancellor for academic planning and assessment at The University of Texas System on February 24, 2009.

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