Dean Randy Diehl of the College of Liberal Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the proposed changes in the applicability of conference courses and internships for all bachelor level degrees in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012
. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on September 2, 2009. 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 November 23, 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 January 12, 2010.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council
Distributed through the Faculty Council web site
on January 6, 2010.
NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
All Bachelor Degrees (B.A., B.A.-Plan II, B.S. in Psychology) in the College of Liberal Arts
EXPLAIN CHANGE(S) TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
||We are limiting the number of conference course credit hours that can be used toward a major to six hours, with a maximum of nine hours allowed for the degree.
||We are limiting the number of credit hours allowed toward a liberal arts degree in conference courses and internship courses combined to twelve hours.
||We are adding these limits to the appropriate electives sections of our three degrees.
Indicate pages in the undergraduate catalog where changes will be made.
pages 315, 317, 332, 337
GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):
The college is establishing a policy that restricts the use of conference courses and internships to 10% of the total degree hours and approximately 20-25% of major requirements. This will create more structure in majors with non-prescribed requirements and discourage over-use of conference courses and internships for elective credit.