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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


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

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  International Business


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.   Expand the list of courses, international business electives, from which students may choose to satisfy requirement 4. Add IB 340S and add the phrase “and, with approval from the faculty adviser, other McCombs courses that treat global aspects of key business areas.”
2.   Clarify length of time required for summer study abroad.

3.         Include an internship abroad as an option for satisfying the study abroad requirement.

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

 

Pages 61-62


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 

1.   The intent is to broaden the selection of courses to include relevant coursework at McCombs which may be offered periodically, as well as worthy courses a student might take abroad for which there is no equivalent in the University’s course inventory. Adding more breadth allows students greater opportunity to choose coursework that matches their academic and career goals.
2.   As it is currently worded, the passage that mentions summer study abroad does not specify the required duration. The additional wording provides clarification and codifies policy.

3.         Because working in the context of a foreign culture requires students to employ precisely the skills we expect them to develop during a study abroad program, we believe an internship abroad provides those students able to secure one a worthy alternative to a study abroad program. An internship abroad that meets the basic internship requirements for all business majors has long been an unofficial alternative to the study abroad requirement for the IB major. By including it in the catalog, we increase both awareness of the option and transparency concerning the requirement.

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:
 

It will reduce the minimum number of hours required for the degree from 121 to 120.



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.