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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

ADD A CERTIFICATE IN TEXTILE CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR NON-TEXTILES AND APPAREL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO THE DIVISION OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

Dean Mary Ann Rankin of the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following request to add a Certificate in Textile Conservation to the Division of Textiles and Apparel in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on May 12, 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 August 17, 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. Final approval resides with the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs 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 September 3, 2011.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council website http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ on August 24, 2011.


ADD A CERTIFICATE IN TEXTILE CONSERVATION PROGRAM FOR NON-TEXTILES AND APPAREL UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS TO THE DIVISION OF TEXTILES AND APPAREL IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES CHAPTER OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

If the administrative unit requesting to recognize the certificate on the University transcript, please see the Minimum Criteria for Certificate Recognition on the Transcript section. The criteria in that section must be incorporated into the catalog language and included in the proposal.

1. Type of Proposal: add a new program

2. Official Certificate Name: Undergraduate Certificate: Certificate in Textile Conservation

3 Proposed Implementation date: Fall 2012

4. Administrative Unit Awarding the Certificate: Division of Textiles and Apparel, School of Human Ecology

5. Statement of Objective (Include pages in undergraduate catalog where changes will be made): The Textiles Conservation Certificate will offer none-Textiles and Apparel students the opportunity to gain a skill set that will allow them to study, conserve and exhibit historical textiles and apparel. They will gain textile vocabulary, textile identification skills, basic exhibition planning and production fundamentals, museum management and organization essentials and necessary repair and stabilization techniques. This will prepare them for entry-level work in museums, collections or private conservation studios. The 2 courses from the School of Information will prepare students to work with online information and data storage needed to modern museum collection work. Both of the courses INF 304W Intro to Information Studies and INF 312 Information in Cyberspace are offered on a regular basis as web-based courses.

6. Number of students expected to receive the certificate each semester: 1-3

7. Number of hours required for completion (Please note if there is a minimum or maximum number of hours): 24 credit hours

8. List faculty who are on the certificate program faculty committee. (For inclusion on transcripts, the faculty committee must have a minimum of five members and at least 2/3 of the committee must be tenured or tenure-track.) Note with an asterisk those faculty who are tenured or tenure track. Please also note the program chair, who will be responsible for authorizing the students’ certificates. Specify changes to the committee membership by noting those no longer on the committee and those added to the committee.
Name of Faculty Member College/Department Title at UT Austin Highest Degree and Awarding Institution
*Dr. Sheldon Ekland-Olson TXA

Director, School of Human Ecology, Division Head, TXA

Ph.D., University of Washington
Dr. Kay Jay TXA Lecturer Ph.D., UT Austin
*Dr. Ann Reed TXA Associate Professor Ph.D., Purdue
*Dr. Bugao Xu TXA Professor Ph.D., University of Maryland
Nancy Prideaux TXA Lecturer Masters, Houston Baptist University
*Jonathan Chen TXA Professor and Laboratory Director Ph.D., University of Leeds


9. Academic course requirements: Use this table to identify the courses that qualify for this certificate program: Note with an asterisk (*) courses that would be added to current course inventory if the certificate program is approved. Specify changes to the qualifying courses by noting those no longer qualifying and those now qualifying. (Add and delete rows as needed.)
Course Abbreviation and Number
Course Title
SCH
TXA 205 Textiles College of Natural Sciences (CNS)
TXA 105L Textiles Laboratory CNS
TXA 219 Applied Art in Visual Presentation CNS
TXA 119L Applied Art in Visual Presentation Laboratory CNS
TXA 325L History of Dress and Culture I CNS
TXA 325M History of Dress and Culture II CNS
TXA 355D Textiles Artifact Management and Conservation CNS
*TXA 352C Field Experience in Textile Conservation CNS
INF 304D or 304W Introduction to Information Studies INF
INF 312 Information in Cyberspace INF


10. Other certificate requirements:
11. Give a detailed rationale for change(s):

The Textile Conservation Certificate is designed to allow non-TXA majors to gain a working knowledge of textiles in a museum, collection or private conservation studio setting.  There is training available for paper/art conservation on campus but not for textiles which are often present in the same collections.  This training would broaden the skill set of these professionals.  Additionally, the addition of textile conservation training would place the University in the position of having the only such training in the state. With the exception of TXA 352C which is being added, all of the courses required for this certificate are currently taught on a regular basis. (The School of Information courses are offered as web-based courses.)



College/School Approval Process:
Approver: Sheldon Ekland-Olson on May 10, 2011
Title: Director of the School of Human Ecology

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