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XVIII.
GENERAL/MINOR LEGISLATION.

D 7825-7844 Proposed revisions of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Sections 3.18 and 4.03 from the Faculty Grievance Committee. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 9, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 15, 2010. Transmitted to the President on February 16, 2010. In a letter dated March 22, 2010, the President's office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. Upon the recommendations from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf, the proposals were approved by the President and transmitted to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Assessment on April 23, 2010. Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Faculty Grievance Procedure (D 7825-7835).
  • Teaching Assistant and Assistant Instructor Grievance Procedures (D 7836-7844).
    This legislation supersedes D 6174-6183.
D 8456-8458 Proposed Revisions to the Departmental Budget Council Constitution and Authority in the Handbook of Operating Procedures. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 3, 2010. The Secretary has classified this as general legislation. It was approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on November 15, 2010, and transmitted to the President on November 16, 2010. On November 22, 2010, President Powers asked Dr. Steven Leslie, Mr. Kevin Hegarty, and Mrs. Patricia Ohlenfordf for written recommendations regarding the legislation. On December 7, 2010. Provost Leslie recommended approval of the legislation. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 8563 Revision of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Chapter 1, Section V. Clarifying the Voting Rights of Faculty in Colleges, Schools, and Departments. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 8, 2011. The Secretary has classified this as general legislation. The legislation was approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 14, 2011, and transmitted to the President on February 15, 2011. In a letter dated February 22, 2011, the President’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Dr. Steven Leslie and Ms. Patricia Ohlendorf. On March 2, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the revision. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 8664 Proposed Changes from the Committee on Committees to Increase General Faculty Standing Committee Terms of Service to Three Years. Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 4, 2011. The Secretary has classified this as general legislation. On May 9, 2011, the Faculty Council approved the proposed changes. On May 10, 2011, the legislation was transmitted to the President. In a letter dated May 16, 2011, the President’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Dr. Steven Leslie and Ms. Patricia Ohlendorf. On May 31, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the proposal. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 8665 Proposal to Clarify Rules Relating to the Elections of Vice Chairs and Chairs Elect of General Faculty Standing Committees. Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 4, 2011. The Secretary has classified this as general legislation. On May 9, 2011, the Faculty Council approved the proposed changes. On May 10, 2011, the legislation was transmitted to the President. On May 10, 2011, the legislation was transmitted to the President. In a letter dated May 16, 2011, the President’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Dr. Steven Leslie and Ms. Patricia Ohlendorf. On May 31, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the proposal. On February 8, 2012, Ms. Ohlendorf recommended approval. In a letter dated May 17, 2012, President Powers indicated that he is “prepared to approve the proposal with the removal of the phrase “early retirement,” which is no longer used at the University. On May 29, 2012, the president was notified that the Faculty Council Executive Committee approved the removal of the phrase on behalf of he Faculty Council. On June 15, 2012, President Powers transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On June 15, 2012, President Powers transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On June 26, 2012, UT System granted final approval.

D 8901-8904 Add a Certificate in Textile Conservation Program for Non-Textiles and Apparel Undergraduate Students to the Division of Textiles and Apparel in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on August 24, 2011. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on September 3, 2011. Transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President on September 6, 2011. On October 17, 2011, Provost Leslie approved the proposal and transmitted it to UT System. On November 22, 2011, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating board approved the certificate.

D 8905-8920 Proposed Changes to the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The items listed below were posted on the Faculty Council website on August 24, 2011, on a no-protest basis with a protest deadline of September 3, 2011. The Secretary has classified these proposals as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. A protest was received against these items in the Office of the General Faculty; however, on September 8, 2011, the protest was withdrawn, and the proposals were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. Subsequently, the proposals were approved by the provost and transmitted to UT System on October 17, 2011. On November 3, 2011, approved by UT System and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. On June 28, 2012, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted approval.
  • Delete Music Business Major from Bachelor of Music (D 8905-8909).
  • Delete Recording Technology Major from Bachelor of Music (D 8910-8914).
  • Add Emphasis for Music, Music Business, and Recording Technology to BA in Music (D 8915-8920).
D 8921-8925 Add a Track for Dance Studies to Dance Major in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on August 24, 2011, on a no-protest basis with a protest deadline of September 3, 2011. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On September 8, 2011, a protest was received in the Office of the General Faculty; however, the protest was withdrawn, and the proposal was transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President. Subsequently, the proposal was approved by the Provost and transmitted to UT System on October 17, 2011. Final approval received from UT System on November 28, 2011.

D 8940-8941
D 8947-8949
D 8959-8964
Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The items listed below were posted on the Faculty Council website on of September 1, 2011, on a no-protest basis with a protest deadline of September 11, 2011. The Secretary has classified these proposals as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. A protest was received against these items in the Office of the General Faculty; however, on September 13, 2011, the protest was withdrawn, and the proposals were transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President. Subsequently, the proposals were approved by the Provost and transmitted to UT System on October 17, 2011. Final approval received from UT System on November 28, 2011.
  • Proposed Changes to the Government Degree Program (D 8940-8941).
  • Changes in Admission Requirements to the Degree Program in Urban Studies (D 8947-8949).
  • Proposed Changes to the Latin American Studies (LAS) Degree Program (D 8959-8961).
  • Proposed Changes to the International Relations and Global Studies Degree Program (D 8962-8964).
D 8942-8946 Proposed Deletion of Majors in Arabic Language and Literature, Hebrew Language and Literature, Persian Language and Literature, Turkish Language and Literature, and their Respective Departmental Honors Programs; Consolidation into a New Major in Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures and its Honors in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on of September 1, 2011, on a no-protest basis with a protest deadline of September 11, 2011. The Secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. A protest was received against this item in the Office of the General Faculty; however, on September 13, 2011, the protest was withdrawn, and the proposal was transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President. Subsequently, the proposal was approved by the Provost and transmitted to UT System on October 17, 2011. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

D 8997 Revisions Proposed by the Graduate Assembly to Recent Amendments to the In Absentia Policy Passed by the Faculty Council in May 2011. Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 16, 2011. The secretary has classified this proposal as general legislation. The Faculty Council approved the revision on a no-protest basis on September 26, 2011. Transmitted to the President on September 27, 2011. In a letter dated October 4, 2011, the President’s Office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. On March 19, 2012, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the proposal. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 9025-9030 Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The items listed below were posted on the Faculty Council website on October 6, 2011. The Secretary has classified these proposals as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the changes by no-protest on October 13, 2011. On October 17, 2011, the proposals were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On December 19, 2011, the proposals were approved and transmitted to UT System. On February 6, 2012, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the Plan II Honors Program (D 9025-9027).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Plan I Degree Program (D 9028-9030).
D 9031-9036 Proposed Changes to Degree Program in Nursing in the School of Nursing Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014.Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 6, 2011. The Secretary has classified this as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the changes by no-protest on October 13, 2011. On October 17, 2011, the proposal was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On December 19, 2011, the proposals were approved and transmitted to UT System. On January 25, 2012, UT System approved the legislation with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 9078-9093 Proposed Changes to the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The items listed below were posted on the Faculty Council website on October 6, 2011. The Secretary has classified these proposals as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.The Faculty Council approved the changes by no-protest on October 13, 2011. On October 17, 2011, the proposals were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On December 19, 2011, the proposals were approved and transmitted to UT System. On January 25, 2012, UT System approved the legislation with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Proposed Changes to the Biomedical Engineering Degree Program (D 9078-9085).
  • Proposed Changes to the Chemical Engineering Degree Program (D 9086-9093).
D 9100 Report of the Committee to Nominate Voting Faculty Members to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee. Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 18, 2011. The Secretary has classified this as general legislation. At its meeting held October 31, 2011, the Faculty Council elected two members, Charlotte Canning( professor, theatre and dance) and Lee Ann Kahlor (associate professor, advertising), to represent their respective college on the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee. The results were transmitted to Dean Paul Woodruff on November 1, 2011.

D 9108-9117 Motion to Update the Core Curriculum Course Lists for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 25, 2011.The Secretary has classified this as general legislation. The motion was approved by the Council at its meeting on October 31, 2011, and transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 2, 2011. On February 15, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On August 21, 2012, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

D 9118-9120 Proposed Changes to Bridging Disciplines Programs in the School of Undergraduate Studies Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 25, 2011. The Secretary has classified this 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 October 5, 2011, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. On November 4, 2011, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 7, 2011. On December 19, 2011, the proposals were approved and transmitted to UT System. On January 25, 2012, UT System approved the legislation with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 9121-9123 Proposed Revision of the Flag Descriptions in the School of Undergraduate Studies Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 25, 2011. The Secretary has classified this 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 October 5, 2011, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. At its meeting on October 21, 2011, the Educational Policy Committee recommended approval to the Faculty Council. On November 4, 2011, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 7, 2011. On December 20, 2011, the proposal was approved and transmitted to UT System. On January 25, 2012, UT System approved the legislation, which was then transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). On January 31, 2012, THECB indicated that their approval is not needed.

D 9124-9126 Addition of Clarifying Information about the Transfer of Core Courses from State Public Institutions in the School of Undergraduate Studies Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 25, 2011. The Secretary has classified this 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 October 5, 2011, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. At its meeting on October 21, 2011, the Educational Policy Committee recommended approval to the Faculty Council. On November 4, 2011, the Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 7, 2011. On December 20, 2011, the proposals were approved and transmitted to UT System. On January 25, 2012, UT System approved the legislation, which was then transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). On January 31, 2012, THECB indicated that their approval is not needed.

D 9127-9131 Request to Add an Undergraduate Academic Certificate Program and/or Request for Recognition on the University Transcripts. P Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 25, 2011. The secretary has classified this 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 October 5, 2011, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. On November 4, 2011, the Faculty Council approved the addition on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 7, 2011. On December 19, 2011, the proposal was approved and transmitted to UT System. On January 25, 2012, UT System approved the legislation with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 9132-3134 Proposed Changes to the Basic Education Requirements.Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 26, 2011. The secretary has classified this as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The motion was approved by the Council at its meeting on October 31, 2011, and transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President on November 2, 2011. On December 21, 2011, the proposals were approved and transmitted to UT System. On April 13, 2012, UT System granted final approval stating on June 28, 2012 that Texas Higher Education Coordination Board approval is not required.

D 9135 Proposal To Add Minimum Grades for Courses Used in the Core Curriculum. Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 26, 2011. The Secretary has classified this as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The motion was approved by the Council at its meeting on October 31, 2011, and transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 2, 2011. On December 21, 2011, the proposals were approved and transmitted to UT System. On January 30, 2012, UT System granted final approval.

D 9136 Applicability of ROTC Courses in the Core Curriculum. Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 26, 2011. The Secretary has classified this as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The motion was approved by the Council at its meeting on October 31, 2011, and transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 2, 2011. On December 21, 2011, the proposals were approved and transmitted to UT System. On January 30, 2012, UT System granted final approval.

D 9176 Proposed Changes to the “Grades” Policy in the General Information Catalog. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 9, 2011. This legislation has been replaced by D 9496-9497.

D 9177-9178 Proposed Changes to the “Adding a Class” Policy in the General Information Catalog. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 9, 2011. This legislation has been replaced by D 9498-9499.

D 9196-9205 Proposed Changes to the College of Education Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The secretary has classified the following proposals as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the proposals on November 20, 2011. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 21, 2011. On December 21, 2011, the proposals were approved and transmitted to UT System. Final approval resides with the UT System. On January 30, 2012, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (D 9196-9199).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development (D 9200-9203).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (D 9204-9205).
D 9206-9210 Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Social Work in the School of Social Work Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 10, 2011. 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 (CUDPR) recommended approval of the changes on November 9, 2011, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On November 20, 2011, the Faculty Council approved the proposals on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 21, 2011.  On December 21, 2011, the proposals were approved and transmitted to UT System. On February 10, 2012, UT System granted final approval.

D 9214 Proposed Revisions to the Language Concerning the Election of the secretary of the General Faculty in the Handbook of Operating Procedures. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 16, 2011. The secretary has classified this as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council on November 28, 2011. Transmitted to the president on November 29, 2011. In a letter dated December 5, 2011, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf.  On December 9, 2011, Vice President Ohlendorf recommended approval.On December 21, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval. On January 17, 2012, the proposal was approved by the president and transmitted to UT System. On January 30, 2012, approval was received from UT System. Final approval resides with the president with formal notification to UT System

D 9242-9256                

Proposed Changes to the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014.Posted on the Faculty Council website on December 1, 2011. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the changes on October 12, 2011, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. The secretary classified the following proposals as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved these proposals on a no-protest on December 12, 2011, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on December 14, 2011. On March 2, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. . On March 13, 2012, UT System approved the legislation with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

  • Request to Add a Real Estate Certificate (D 9242-9247).
  • Request to Add a Supply Logistics Optimization Certificate Program (D 9248-9251).
  • Proposed Changes to the BBA Degree Requirements (D 9252-9256).
D 9257-9262 Proposed Name Change to the Engineering Route to the BBA Degree Program in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on December 1, 2011. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the changes on October 12, 2011, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. The secretary classified the following proposals as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved these proposals on a no-protest on December 12, 2011, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on December 14, 2011. On March 2, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On March 13, 2012, UT System approved the legislation with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
D 9286-9291 Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, Dual Degree Program to the School of Architecture Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on December 15, 2011. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the changes on December 14, 2011, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. The secretary classified the proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest on January 9, 2012, which was subsequently transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 10, 2012. On February 15, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On April 13, 2012, UT System granted final approval with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 9292-9299 Proposed Changes to the School of Architecture Chapter in the Undergraduate Cataog, 2012-2014.Posted on the Faculty Council website on December 15, 2011. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the changes on December 14, 2011, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. The secretary classified the proposals as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the proposals on a no-protest on January 9, 2012, which were subsequently transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 10, 2012. On February 15, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On March 27, 2012, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the Architecture Degree Programs (D 9292-9294)
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Science, Architectural Engineering, Dual Degree Program (D 9295-9299)
D 9310-9311 Update to the Science and Technology Part II Core Curriculum Course Lists in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on December 15, 2011. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the changes on December 14, 2011, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. The secretary classified the proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest on January 9, 2012, which was subsequently transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 10, 2012. On February 15, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On August 21, 2012, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

D 9316-9325  Proposed Changes to the College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on December 15, 2011. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the changes on December 14, 2011, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council considered each proposal on a no-protest basis with deadlines imposed by classification.The secretary classified the following proposals as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved these proposals on a no-protest on January 9, 2012, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 10, 2012. On March 3, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On March 13, 2012, UT System approved the legislation with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Request to Add a US Latino and Latin American Media Studies Certificate (D 9316-9320)
  • Request to Add an Undergraduate Academic Certificate Program in Sports Media (D 9321-9325)
D 9346-9347 Proposed Change to the Honors Day Policy in the General Information Catalog. Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 12, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no protest-basis on January 23. 2012, and it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 24, 2012. On March 5, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On March 28 2012, final approval was received from UT System.

D 9348 Resolution from the Educational Policy Committee Concerning Textbook Orders. Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 12, 2012. On January 23, 2012, the Council endorsed the resolution. Transmitted to the president on January 24 2012. On February 15, 2012, the president acknowledged receipt, thanking the Council for the resolution, which supports the needs of the students.

D 9349-9350 Proposed Change in Requirements for the Writing Flag in the Core Curriculum. Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 12, 2012. The secretary has classified this as general legislation. The Council approved the proposal at its January 23, 2012, meeting. , It was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 24, 2012. On March 5, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On March 13, 2012, UT System approved the legislation with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 9351 Nomination for the 2011-2012 Faculty Council Chair Elect Replacement.  Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 12, 2012. On January 23, 2012, the Council elected Professor Martha F. Hilley (music) to serve as chair elect replacing Professor Alba A. Ortiz (special education) who will retire from UT effective August 31, 2012. Formal notification was transmitted to the president on January 26, 2012. Final approval resides with the Faculty Council with formal notification to the president.

D 9367-9369 Proposed Changes to the Nursing Degree Program in the School of Nursing Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 19, 2012. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the changes on January 18, 2012, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. The secretary has classified this as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis on January 30, 2012. The proposal was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 31, 2012. On February 15, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On March 28, 2012, UT System granted final approval.

D 9370-9371 Update to the Visual and Performing Arts Part of the Core Curriculum Course List in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014.  Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 19, 2012. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the change on January 18, 2012, and forwarded the updated core curriculum course list to the Office of the General Faculty. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis on January 30, 2012. The proposal was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 31, 2012.  On February 15, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On August 21, 2012, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

D 9372-9374 Proposed Change to the BBA in Science and Technology Management Degree Program in the School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014.Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 19, 2012.  The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the change on January 18, 2012, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. The secretary has classified this as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. . The Faculty Council approved the change on a no-protest basis on January 30, 2012. The proposal was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 31, 2012.  On February 15, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On April 2, 2012, UT System granted final approval.

D 9375-9428
D 9434-9439
Proposed Changes to in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 19, 2012.  The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the changes on January 18, 2012, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. The secretary has classified the proposals as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the items listed below on a no-protest basis on January 30, 2012, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 31, 2012. On February 15, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On March 27, 2012, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to Majors in the Bachelor of Arts Program (D 9375-9382).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (D 9383-9388).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (D 9389-8395).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Astronomy (D 9396-9398).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (D 9399-9405).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Physics (D 9406-9412).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences (D 9413-9418).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (D 9419-9428).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (D 9434-9439).
D 9429-9433

Request to Add a New Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 19, 2012. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the change on January 18, 2012, and forwarded the updated core curriculum course list to the Office of the General Faculty. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis on January 30, 2012. The proposal was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 31, 2012. On February 21, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On March 12, 2012, UT System approved the legislation, which was subsequently transmitted it to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. On June 28, 2012, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

D 9496-9497 Proposed Changes to the “Grades” Policy in the General Information Catalog. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 6, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On February 17, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On February 20, 2012, the proposal was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On March 5, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On March 28 2012, final approval was received from UT System.

D 9498-9499 Proposed Changes to the “Adding a Class” Policy in the General Information Catalog. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 6, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On February 17, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On February 20, 2012, the proposal was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On March 5, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On March 28, 2012, final approval was received from UT System.

D 9500 Proposed Changes to the “Deadline to Drop” Policy in the General Information Catalog. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 6, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On February 17, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On February 20, 2012, the proposal was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On March 5, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 9501-9503

Resolution Authorizing Formation of the ad hoc Joint Committee of the Graduate Assembly and Faculty Council on Graduate Student Fellowships. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 15, 2012. On February 20, 2012, the Faculty Council endorsed the resoltuion. On February 21, 2012, the resolution was transmitted to the president for his information. No further action is required.

D 9504 Proposed Changes to Clarify the Dropping A Class Policy for Undergraduate Students in the General Information Catalog. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 16, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On February 29, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On March 1, 2012, the proposal was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On March 21, 2012, the provost transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On March 28, 2012, UT System granted final approval.

D 9505-9509 Proposed Revisions to the Language in the Handbook of Operating Procedures and the Policy Memoranda Regarding No-Protest Procedure. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 17, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On February 29, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis and transmitted it to the president on March 1, 2012. In a letter dated March 6, 2012, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. On March 21, 2012, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the proposal. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 9545-9546 Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women, and to the University Co-op Board of Directors. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 15, 2012.  On March 19, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the slates, which were transmitted to the president immediately following the Faculty Council meeting. On March 21, 2012, the president notified the secretary that Professor Steven Goode had been appointed to serve on the Co-op Board of Directors for a four-year term beginning September 1, 2012, and lasting through August 31, 2016. On April 10, 2012, the president notified the secretary that Professor Kevin Foster (educational administration) had been appointed to serve on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women, and that Professor Ben Carrington (sociology) had been appointed to the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men; both faculty members have been appointed to serve a four-year term beginning September 1, 2012 and lasting through August 31, 2016.

D 9547 Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the University of Texas Police Oversight Committee. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 15, 2012. On March 19, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the slate of names, which was transmitted to the president immediately following the Faculty Council meeting. On April 10, 2012, President Powers appointed Edmund T. (Ted) Gordon (anthropology) to serve as a faculty representative on the Police Oversight Committee for 2012-2015.

D 9625-9633 Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science, Biology Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 13, 2012. 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 changes on a no-protest basis and forwarding the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. On April 23, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis. On April 24, 2012, it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On May 4, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On June 8, 2012, UT System granted final approval.

D 9672-9673 Proposed Addtion of Languagte in the General Information Catalog that requires Withdrawal Counseling. Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 25, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On April 19, 2012, the Educational Policy Committee recommended approval and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On May 4, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis. On May 7, 2012, it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On May 30, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On July 5, 2012, UT System granted final approval.

D 9674 Proposed Changes to the Medical Withdrawal Rules in the General Information Catalog. Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 25, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On April 19, 2012, the Educational Policy Committee recommended approval and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On May 4, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis. On May 7, 2012, it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On May 30, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On July 5, 2012, UT System granted final approval.

D 9675 Schedule for Meetings of the Faculty Council in 2012-2013. Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 27, 2012. On May 7, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the schedule on a no-protest basis. On May 9, 2012, the schedule of meetings was transmitted to the president. No further action is required

D 9676-9677 Resolution in Support of Academic Freedom in the Case of Loretta Capeheart. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 17, 2012. The resolution was approved by the Faculty Council on May 1, 2012, by email vote with twenty-four votes in support and seven votes against. On May 3, 2012, the resolution was transmitted to the president for his information. No further action is required.

D 9678-9685 Proposed Changes to the Student Academic Employees Policies 12.C.3 and 12.C.4 in the Handbook of Operating Procedures that Affect Undergraduates. Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 30, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On May 7, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis. On May 8, 2012, it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On June 26, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.

D9686-9688 University of Texas at Austin Guidelines for Implementing the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents’ Rule 31102: Evaluation of Tenured Faculty. Posted on the Faculty Council's website and transmitted to the president on May 1, 2012. Approved by the Faculty Council on April 23, 2012. Transmitted to the president on May 3, 2012. In a letter dated May 14, 2012, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. On May 29, 2012, Provost Leslie recommended approval. Final approval resides with the president.Final approval resides with the president.

D 9689-9690 Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Council Officers for 2012-2013. Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 4, 2011. At its meeting on May 9, 2012, the Faculty Council elected the following officers to serve on the Faculty Council Executive Committee for 2012-13: Hillary Hart, chair elect (distinguished sr. lecturer civil, architectural, and environmental engineering), Professors Patrick J. Davis (pharmacy), Michael P. Domjan (psychology), and Susan R. Klein (law) were elected to serve as members of the 2012-13 Faculty Council Executive Committee. Other members of the 2012-13 Faculty Council Executive Committee are Martha F. Hilley, chair (professor, music), Alan W. Friedman, past chair (professor, English), Sue A. Greninger (secretary associate professor, human development and family sciences), and Hunter March, chair, Graduate Assembly (professor, music).

D 9692 Cancellation of the Summer Meetings of the Faculty Council. Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 9, 2012. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 14, 2012. No further action is required.

D 9702 UT Austin Faculty Council Resolution in Support of President Bill Powers. Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 9, 2012. Endorsed by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 14, 2012. No further action is required.

D 9703 Resolution of Appreciation for Services to Faculty Governance at the University of Texas at Austin. Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 9, 2012. Endorsed by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 14, 2012. No further action is required.

D 9731 Degrees Awarded in 2011-2012. Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 22, 2012.