SECRETARY’S REPORT
January 23, 2012

VII.
STATUS OF LEGISLATION APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

D. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR.

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 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was received against this item in the Office of the General Faculty; however, on September 13, 2011, the protest was withdrawn, and the proposal was transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President. The proposal was subsequently approved by the Provost and transmitted to UT System on October 17, 2011. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

D 9010-9020 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 exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis 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. Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Proposed Changes to the African and African Diaspora Studies Major (D 9010-9012).
  • Proposed Changes to the Women's and Gender Studies Major (D 9013-9015).
  • Proposed Changes to the BA Plan I, BA Plan II, BS in Psychology, and BS in Environmental Science Degree (D 9016-9020).
D 9021-9024 Proposed Deletion of Majors in Czech Language and Culture, Russian Language and Culture, and their Respective Honors Programs; Consolidation with Existing Major of Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and its Honors Programs with Some Changes to that Major in the College of Liberal Arts 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 exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single 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. Final approval resides with UT System with notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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. Final approval resides with UT System.
  • 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. Final approval resides with UT System with notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 9037-9074 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 exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single 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. Final approval resides with UT System.

  • Proposed Changes to the Cockrell School of Engineering (D 9037-9042).
  • Proposed Changes to the Mechanical Engineering Degree Program (D 9043-9047).
  • Proposed Changes to the Geosystem Engineering and Hydrology Degree Program (D 9048-9050).
  • Proposed Changes to the Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Degree Program (D 9051-9053).
  • Proposed Changes to the Architectural Engineering Degree Program (D 9054-9060).
  • Proposed Changes to the Civil Engineering Degree Program (D 9061-9065).
  • Proposed Changes to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree Program (D 9066-9074).
D 9075-9077 Proposed Changes to the Petroleum Engineering Degree Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering 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 exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single 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. Final approval resides with UT System with 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. Final approval resides with UT System.

  • Proposed Changes to the Biomedical Engineering Degree Program (D 9078-9085).
  • Proposed Changes to the Chemical Engineering Degree Program (D 9086-9093).
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 proposal was approved and transmitted to UT System. Final approval resides with 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 pproposal was approved and transmitted to UT System. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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 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. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 9127-9131 Request to Add an Undergraduate Academic Certificate Program and/or Request for Recognition on the University Transcripts. 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 20, 2011, the proposal was approved and transmitted to UT System. Final approval resides with 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 proposal was approved and transmitted to UT System. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board..

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 proposal was approved and transmitted to UT System. Final approval resides with UT System.

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 proposal was approved and transmitted to UT System. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 9179-9205

Proposed Changes to the College of Education Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 10, 2011. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review (CUDPR) recommended approval of the changes on November 9, 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 referenced below by classification. Final approval resides with UT System.

The secretary has classified the following proposals as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. The Faculty Council approved the proposals on November 17, 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.

  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health – Health Promotion Major (D 9179-9180).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health – Sport Management Major (D 9181-9183).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health – Physical Culture and Sports Major (D 9184-9186).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health – Applied Movement Science Major (D 9187-9189).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health – Exercise Science Major (D 9190-9192).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development Majors (D 9194-9195).
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.
  • 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 proposal was approved and transmitted to UT System. Final approval resides with the UT System.

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. Final approval resides with the president with formal notification to UT System.

D 9263-9285            

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 has classified the following proposals as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. The Faculty Council approved these proposals on a no-protest on December 8, 2011, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on December 14, 2011.

On December 21, 2011, the proposals were approved and transmitted to UT System.Final approval resides with UT System with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Proposed Changes to the Accounting, BBA/MPA Integrated Option (D 9263-9266).
  • Proposed Changes to the International Business Degree Program (D 9267-9269).
  • Prposed Changes to the Supply Chain Management Degree Program (D 9270-9272).
On December 21, 2011, the proposals were approved and transmitted to UT System.Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Proposed Changes to the Business Honors Program (D 9273-9275).
  • Proposed Changes to the Finance Degree Program (D 9276-9279).
  • Proposed Changes to the Management Degree Program (D 9280-9282).
  • Proposed Changes to the Marketing Degree Program (D 9283-9285).