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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

CHANGES TO THE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY STUDIES MAJOR IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CHAPTER OF THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


Dean Manuel Justiz of the College of Education has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development: Youth and Community Studies in the College of Education Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The faculty of the college approved the changes on May 13, 2009, and the dean approved the changes on August 5, 2009. The secretary has classified this proposal as exclusive interest to one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on October 28, 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 for 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 December 7, 2009.



Greninger Signature

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


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on December 1, 2009.


CHANGES TO THE YOUTH AND COMMUNITY STUDIES MAJOR IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION CHAPTER OF THE
UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2010-2012


NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S): Applied Learning and Development: Youth and Community Studies

EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
The Youth and Community Studies major changes involve the restructuring of the major and the addition of a Professional Concentration to focus on career possibilities. The 18-semester hour professional education course work has been replaced by a 15-semester hour Professional Concentration.
Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made.
page 125

GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
The Youth and Community Studies major was originally created for students who had been in our elementary education programs and decided they didn’t want to teach but wanted to work with children in another capacity. The major does not certify students to teach in the public schools in Texas.
Currently students are entering this major with no intention of teaching, and are pursuing careers in youth and social service agencies, coaching, and other areas that work with children and adolescents. Until now there has been no specific focus to the Professional Education course work. Students could choose any 18 hours of upper-division education courses to fulfill the requirement. After looking at career interests expressed by students choosing this major, our Curriculum Committee established the four concentrations listed, with course choices within each concentration. The number of semester hours was reduced by three to give the students more elective choices.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how? No.
If yes, have the other colleges/schools been informed of the proposed changes? If so, please indicate their responses: N/A

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)? If yes, please explain: No.
If yes, has the School of Undergraduate Studies been informed of the proposed changes? 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.


COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department Approval Date: April 23, 2009
College Approval Date: May 13, 2009
Dean Approval Date: August 5, 2009


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