SECRETARY’S REPORT
November 28, 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 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 This proposal replaces D 8624-8628, which was withdrawn.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 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).
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 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. 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. 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 changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the Provost on behalf of the President on November 7, 2011. 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 Final approval resides with UT System 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. 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. 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. 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 18, 2011.  Final approval resides with 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.  Final approval resides with 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.  Final approval resides with UT System.