SECRETARY’S REPORT
February 20, 2012

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

F. ITEMS REFERRED BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE PROVOST FOR REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION.

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. Final approval resides with UT System.

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

D 9242-9262                 

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.

Final approval resides with UT System 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).
Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Proposed Name Change to the Engineering Route to the BBA Degree Program (D 9257-9262).
 
D 9286-9344
D 9316-9311 
Proposed Changes to 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 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.
Final approval resides with UT System with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
    School of Architecture
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Arts, Plan II, Dual Degree Program (D 9286-9291)
    College of Communication
  • 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)
    School of Undergraduate Studies
  • Update to the Science and Technology Part II Core Curriculum Course Lists (D 9310-9311)
Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
    School of Architecture
  • 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 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. Final approval resides with UT System.

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

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.  Final approval resides the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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.  Final approval resides with UT System.

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

D 9440-9452 Proposed Changes to the PharmD Degree Program in the College of Pharmacy 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 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 January 26, 2012. The proposal was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 27, 2012.  Final approval resides with UT System.

D 9465-9495 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 exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. The Faculty Council approved the items listed below on a no-protest basis on January 26, 2012, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 27, 2012.  Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter (D 9465-9473).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (D 9474-9478).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Science (D 9479-9482).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (D 9483-9486).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science (D 9487-9489).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel (D 9490-9495).