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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

MINIMUM GRADES FOR COURSES USED IN THE CORE CURRICULUM

On behalf of the Educational Policy Committee, Professor Janet Staiger (radio-television-film) has submitted the following proposal that establishes minimum grades acceptable for courses used to fulfill the core course requirements. The Secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. It will be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on October 31, 2011.

The proposed changes were approved by the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC) at its meeting on October 18, 2011. At its meeting on October 21, 2011, the Educational Policy Committee recommended approval to the Faculty Council. 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 UT System.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council

 

MINIMUM GRADES FOR COURSES USED IN THE CORE CURRICULUM

The School of Undergraduate is proposing adding the following language to chapter two in the Undergraduate Catalog.

The minimum acceptable grade for courses used to fulfill core curriculum requirements is D-; individual degree plans may not require a higher minimum standard for core courses in general. However individual degree plans may set a higher minimum grade standard for core courses that are also required in the major field or are required as prerequisites for courses in the major.

Rationale:
The University is required to have a single university-wide policy for the core curriculum, and the proposed UGSAC approved policy represents the current requirements of most academic units at UT with regard to the core.

 

 

This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council website on October 26, 2011.