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Proposed changes to Bachelor of Science, astronomy Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in 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 changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on June 10 and September 26, 2011, respectively. 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 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.

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 January 30, 2012.

Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 19, 2012.



Proposed changes to Bachelor of Science, astronomy Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  B.S. Astronomy


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. Increase the required number of upper-division hours in residence from 18 to 21.
  2. In Option I, remove statement that only math courses at the level of calculus and above may be counted toward the degree.
  3. Honors Option: remove NSC 301C and replace with UGS 303.


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

 

Page 530


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
  1. The change is intended to strengthen the overall degree. The change is in line with the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  2. This statement eliminates some of the core math courses from being counted. Deleted to allow core math courses to count.
  3. NSC 301C is no longer offered as the Dean’s Scholars seminar course. The Dean’s Scholars seminar course is now being replaced by a section of UGS 303 approved by the departmental honors adviser.


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:
 

Person communicated with: Larry Abraham
Date of communication: 5/31/11
Response: approved


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: June 10, 2011
College:
Yes
Date: June 10, 2011
Dean:
Yes
Date: September 26, 2011

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