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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Proposed changes to Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 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 approved the changes on April 21, August 25, and May 19, 2011, and the dean on September 26, 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 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, Chemistry Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014

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


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. Change organic sequences to approved upper-division course numbers; addition of newly created courses to the list of chemistry electives.
  2. Option I: add CH 339J, 354L, 354S, 364C, 364D, 364E, 364F, 365D, 367C, and 372C as upper-division chemistry electives. Restrict the number of hours of CH 372C that may be counted toward this requirement.
  3. Option II: remove total number of hours required from the department; the total is the sum of the required courses.
  4. Option II: remove CH 431 and 376K from list of courses in lab requirement.
  5. Option III: Teaching
    1. Correct name of certification field from physical science, mathematics, and engineering to mathematics, physical science, and engineering.
    2. Add language to ensure at least a C- in supporting course for teacher certification.
    3. Clean up the extra entry of CH 153K, 154K, 354, and 354L.
    4. Remove M 326K; replace M 375T with 375D.
  1. Option III: update professional development sequence.
  2. Option IV: remove NSC 301C and replace with UGS 302 and 303.


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

 

Pages 539-542


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
  1. Majority of the students enrolled each semester are upper classmen. Expanding the list of acceptable courses for majors.
  2. Expand list of courses that may be used to fulfill upper-division chemistry (non-laboratory) requirement. CH 372C provides credit for mentoring peers in a chemistry course. It is appropriate to count the course once toward this requirement, but no more, since students are not really learning new material every time they enroll. The CH 372C course description restricts CH 372C to counting only twice toward degrees in chemistry and biochemistry.
  3. Some degree requirements are worded to require a minimum number of hours that consists of the total sum of the required courses. If a student selects a course, when given a choice, that results in a requirement being fulfilled, but brings the student up short of the total number of hours, the department files a petition to reduce the minimum hour requirement accordingly.
  4. Option II: CH 431 and 376K are already part of the prescribed work common to all options and the laboratory requirement is in addition to that prescribed work.
  5. Option III: Teaching
    1. The state recognizes secondary teaching certification under the name: mathematics, physical science, and engineering. This will match.
    2. Currently, HIS 329U or PHY 329U with a grade of D- will count toward this teaching degree. UTeach requires students to earn at least a C- in all coursework counting toward certification. This would support that standard.
    3. CH 153K, 354L, and 154K are required in b. ii. CH 354 is required in b. iii. All are duplicated in b.v. This will clean up the requirements in the physical science certification.
    4. On physical science, mathematics, and science certification: M 326K is no longer offered as of fall 2010. M 375D has replaced M 375T.
  6. Add EDC 365C, 365D, and 365E as options in the professional development sequence. Changed in 2010-12 catalog under UTeach description, but not changed in degree plans.
  7. 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:
 

1. Pharmacy. It would impact the students who take the lab course at UT by increasing by one hour the total in the degree.

6. Course will be housed in the School of Undergraduate Studies.

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

1.   Person communicated with: Richard Wilcox - Pharmacy
Date of communication: 9/19/11
Response: approved

6.   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 approval date: (1) April 20, 2011; (2) August 22, 2011; (3-6) May 19, 2011

College approval date: (1) April 21, 2011; (2) August 25, 2011; (3-6) May 19, 2011

Dean approval date: September 26, 2011


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