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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Proposed changes to The Bachelor of Architecture Degree Program in the School of Architecture Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014

Dean Frederick Steiner of the School of Architecture has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the School of Architecture Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty and the dean of the college approved the changes on September 8, 2011. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on December 14, 2011, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with UT System with notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If an objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by December 22, 2011.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on December 15, 2011.



Proposed changes to The Bachelor of Architecture Degree Program in the School of Architecture Chapter in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  Bachelor of Architecture


IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS YES, THE COLLEGE MUST CONSULT NEAL ARMSTRONG WHO WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SACS-COC APPROVAL IS NEEDED.:
• Is this a new degree program? No
• Does the program offer courses that will be taught off campus? No
• Will courses in this program be delivered electronically? No

EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
 
  1. Reduction in the number of hours required for the Bachelor of Architecture degree from 167 to 161.
  2. Refinement of suggested sequence.
  3. Fewer restrictions on how students may fulfill elective hours.

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.

 

Pages 32-33


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

  The reduction in total credit hours in the Bachelor of Architecture degree will improve graduation rates. In addition, the proposed change will enable a more focused study as the suggested arrangement of courses would no longer exceed at times the undergraduate “maximum hours” rule (17 hours) in the long semester. Finally, students who typically offset the high semester course load by taking courses off campus or during the summer will benefit from the more affordable degree. The reduction of six credit hours of electives does not impact university core or professional accreditation requirements.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
 

No


If yes, impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
 

 


Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?

  No

If yes, explain:
 

 

 


Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
  Yes

If yes, explain:
 

Six hours of elective credit are removed from the Bachelor of Architecture degree, which will now require 161 hours. Previously, 167 hours were required.



COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: September 8, 2011
College:
Yes
Date: September 8, 2011
Dean:
Yes
Date: September 8, 2011

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.