SECRETARY’S REPORT
October 31, 2011

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

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. 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was received against these items in the Office of the General Faculty; however, on September 8, 2011, the protest was withdrawn, and the proposals were transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President. The Secretary has classified these proposals as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • 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. A protest was received in the Office of the General Faculty; however, on September 8, 2011, the protest was withdrawn, and the proposal was transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President. The Secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 8926-8935 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 August 31, 2011. A protest was received against these items in the Office of the General Faculty; however, on September 8, 2011, after communication with the college, the protest was withdrawn. On September 8, 2011, the proposals were transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President. The Secretary has classified these proposals as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Add Flag Requirements under Prescribed Work (D 8926-8931).
  • Add MUS 337 and MUS 343J to the List of Options for the BA in Music (D 8932-8933).
  • Replace One Semester of T D 314P with T D 314M in the BA in Theatre and Dance (D 8934-8935).
D 8936-8939 Proposed Revisions to UT Austin’s HOP 3.16 Threatened Faculty Retrenchment.Posted on the Faculty Council website on August 30, 2011. The Secretary has classified this as major legislation. It was approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on September 19, 2011. The General Faculty approved the legislation on a no-protest basis on October 5, 2011. It was transmitted to the President on October 7, 2011. In a letter dated October 13, 2011, the President’s Office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. This proposal replaces D 8624-8628, which was withdrawn. Final approval resides with UT System. Also see D 9007 Notice of No-Protest Procedure.

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. 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. The Secretary has classified these proposals as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Final approval resides with UT System.
  • 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. 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 Secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 8950-8958
D 8965-8985
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 8, 2011. 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. The Secretary has classified these proposals as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Proposed Changes to the Degree Program in Spanish (D 8950-8952).
  • Proposed Change to the Requirements in Rhetoric and Writing Courses for Liberal Arts Majors (D 8953-8954).
  • Proposed Change to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology (D 8955-8956).
  • Proposed Change to the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, Major in Psychology (D 8957-8958).
  • Proposed Changes to the Liberal Arts Honors Program (D 8965-8966).
  • Proposed Changes to the Italian Major (D 8967-8968).
  • Proposed Changes to the Humanities Honors Program (D 8969-8970).
  • Proposed Changes to the European Studies Degree Program (D 8971-8973).
  • Proposed Changes to the American Studies Degree Program (D 8974-8975).
  • Proposed Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Asian Studies and Asian Cultures and Languages (D 8976-8980).
  • Proposed Changes to the Ethnic Studies Major with Asian American Studies Concentration (AAS) (D 8981-8982).
  • Proposed Changes in Major Requirements to the Degree Program in Middle Eastern Studies (D 8983-8985)
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 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. 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 on a no-protest basis on October 13, 2011. On October 17, 2011, the proposal was transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President. Final approval resides with UT System with formal 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 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. 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 on a no-protest basis on October 13, 2011. On October 17, 2011, the proposal was transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President. 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 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. 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 on a no-protest basis on October 13, 2011. On October 17, 2011, the proposal was transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President. Final approval resides with UT System 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 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. 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).