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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BUSINESS HONORS PROGRAM IN THE MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

Dean Thomas Gilligan of the McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty and the dean of the college approved the changes on September 23, 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 October 12, 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.

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 8, 2011.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council website http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ on December 1, 2011.


PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BUSINESS HONORS PROGRAM IN THE MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  Business Honors Program


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. Add BA 101H to the list of course requirements for the program.

2. Add STA 375H as an alternative to STA 371H to meet program requirements.

3. Add language to admissions criteria to include extracurricular activities and leadership skills.

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

 

Pages 57-58


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

  1. BA 101H was introduced in fall 2004 to provide business honors students with a career strategies course tailored to their specific needs, but, due to an oversight, was not added to the list of required courses.

2. STA 375H was added to the catalog and inventory in fall 2010 as a requirement in the Quantitative Finance track of the finance major. At that point it was uncertain when the necessary faculty resources would be available to begin teaching the course, and so it was not included in the requirements list. The course was offered for the first time in spring of 2011 and is expected to be offered each spring going forward.

3. The Business Honors Programs receives applications from hundreds of excellent students. Including students’ extracurricular activities and leadership potential, allows the program to consider students’ potential more holistically. In instances where students’ other qualifications are comparable, this dimension may also provide more information for determining which students to select.

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.
  No

If yes, explain:
 

 



COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: September 9, 2011
College:
Yes
Date: September 23, 2011
Dean:
Yes
Date: September 23, 2011

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