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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED NAME CHANGE TO THE ENGINEERING ROUTE TO THE BBA 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 general interest to more than one 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 12, 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 NAME CHANGE TO THE ENGINEERING ROUTE TO THE BBA DEGREE PROGRAM IN THE MCCOMBS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  Current: Engineering Route to the BBA. Proposed: BBA in Science and Technology Management


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. The name of the program changes from “Engineering Route to the BBA” to “BBA in Science and Technology Management”.

2. The choice of business block options and engineering block options has been simplified to one set curriculum of courses in engineering and business.

3. M 408K, 408L, 408M are being removed as an alternative sequence to M 408C and 408D in requirement 1a; PHL 313K is being removed as an alternative to M 427K in requirement 4.

4. The hours required to complete the program are being reduced to 120.

5. Restrict internship offerings to MIS 353 or 366P; OM 353 or 366P.

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

 

Pages 58-60


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 

1. The proposed name describes the content as well as the goals of the degree program more fittingly.

2. The Engineering Route to the BBA was created in 1943 in the School of Business. Over time it has seen a number of changes as society, business, and technology have changed. The last major revision of the program was in 1986. This revision is necessary to make the program current with the world of production, management, science and technology. The new constellation of engineering courses was collaboratively established in consultation with faculty at the Cockrell School to provide majors with a broader foundation in engineering principles. The business courses were selected to provide students the tools to function as managers in a corporate or start-up tech enterprise.

3. To be successful in the engineering courses listed in requirement 5, students must have the math background provided by these math courses.

4. The reconstituted degree provides students the necessary preparation without exceeding 120 hours.

5. To achieve the goals of this degree, an internship/practicum experience that supports students’ in-class learning is a critical element. For that reason only one of the indicated courses is appropriate.


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

Yes


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

It impacts primarily the Cockrell School of Engineering since they offer courses, which comprise the engineering courses for this program as well as the ME 210 core requirement. The impact on the Math department and the Philosophy department is minimal, as the courses being deleted have historically had zero or very low enrollments.

Person communicated with:
Roger Bonnecaze, Chair, Chemical Engineering Department (1)
Tom Edgar, Faculty, Chemical Engineering Department (1)
Tad Pazek, Chair, Petroleum and Geosciences Department (2)
Wallace Fowler, Chair, Aerospace Engineering Department (3)
Sarah Kitten, Undergraduate Coordinator, Aerospace Engineering Department (3)
John Pearce, Chair, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department (3)
Sharon Bressette, Undergraduate Coordinator, Electrical & Computer Engineering Department (3)
John Bard, Faculty, Mechanical Engineering Department (3)
Harovel Wheat, Chair, Mechanical Engineering Department (3)
Terrie Preusse, Undergraduate Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering Department (3)
Tricia Gore, Assistant Dean, Cockrell School Office of Students Affairs (3)
Pam Vrabel, Executive Assistant, Cockrell School Office of Students Affairs (3)
Cory Juhl, Department of Philosophy (4)
Alan Reid, Department of Math (4)

Dates of communication:
(1) July 28, 2011
(2) August 5, 2011
(3) August 11, 2011
(4) September 1, 2011

Responses:
(1) chemical engineering opted not to collaborate
(2) petroleum and geosystems engineering opted not to collaborate
(3) The proposed changes to the engineering courses were collaboratively established and accepted by representatives of the administration and affected departments (ME, ECE, ASE) in the Cockrell School of Engineering.
(4) The math and philosophy departments did not object to changes affecting them.

 


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:
 

The elimination of ME 210, PHL 313K as an alternate for M 427, and CMS 306M (addressed in a separate impact statement as it is a change in the BBA core for all business majors) reduces the minimum required hours for this degree from 124 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.