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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

DELETION OF THE COMPUTER PROFICIENCY FOR THE
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN THE
MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


Dean Thomas Gilligan of the McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the proposal to delete the computer proficiency test for the Bachelor of Business Administration in the School of Business chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The faculty of the college approved the changes on April 2, 2009, and the dean approved the proposed changes on May 8, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review approved the proposal at its meeting on October 7, 2009, 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 October 16, 2009.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on October 12, 2009.


DELETION OF THE COMPUTER PROFICIENCY FOR THE
BACHELOR OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IN THE
MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER OF
THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Bachelor of Business Administration

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
Deletion of the Computer Proficiency Test.

Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made.
page 51

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
During the 07-08 academic year we reevaluated computer competency for business students. We found that our students entered UT with competency in the two of the skills necessary for business students, i.e. word processing and presentation skills (e.g. PowerPoint). These skills are further developed in many of the business classes including BA 324: Business Communication: Oral and Written and the capstone class required for each major. The necessary spreadsheet skills are now being covered in MIS 301: Introduction to Information Technology Management. Thus the Computer Proficiency Test is unnecessary to certify computer competency and is an unnecessary expense for our students.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? No.

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:
Program Committee:
Yes
Date: 4/2/2009
College:
Yes
Date: 5/8/2009
Dean:
Yes
Date: 5/8/2009

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