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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Proposed changes to Bachelor of Science, Human Development and family sciences 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 October 28, 2010, May 19, June 10, and August 25, 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, Human Development and family sciences Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  B.S. Human Development and Family Sciences


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. Add SSC 302, Data Analysis for the Health Sciences, to the degree requirements, replacing M 316 and EDP 371.
  3. Remove CH 314N from all options.
  4. Remove total number of hours required from the department; total is the sum of the required courses.
  5. Change HDF 339 to HDF 342.
  6. Honors Option: remove NSC 301C and replace with UGS 302 or 303.
  7. Add a new option: Option VI: Honors in Advanced Human Development and Family Science Studies.


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

 

Pages 547-550


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. We wish to replace M 316, Elementary Statistical Methods and EDP 371, Introduction to Statistics, with the newly developed SSC 302, Data Analysis for the Health Sciences, for two reasons:

a.    We want HDFS majors to take a course in basic data analysis and statistics during their freshman year, so they will be better prepared for HDF 315L, Research Methods, and unlike EDP 371, SSC 302 is a lower-division course; and
b.   SSC 302 includes more extensive and in-depth exposure to basic statistics than M 316 and EDP 371, as well as exposure to analyzing data sets.

  1. CH 314N has been dropped from the course inventory.
  2. 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 the required courses 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.
  3. Developmental psychopathology has become an important sub-discipline of human development and family sciences in recent years, as researchers have increasingly focused on developmental processes that results in maladaptive as well as healthy outcome. In addition, many of our students will work in settings in which they will need to be able to identify children who may have emotional and behavior problems and may need intervention.
  4. 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 302 or 303 approved by the departmental honors adviser.
  5. Add Honors in Advanced Human Development and Family Sciences, option IV, to offer new opportunities for talented students who seek a more individualized and challenging curriculum in human development and family sciences.

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: May 31, 2011
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: (1, 4) September 30, 2010;
(5) June 10, 2011;
(3) May 19, 2011;
(2, 6) August 11, 2011    
      
College:
Yes
Date: (1, 4) October 28, 2010;
(5) June 10, 2011;
(3) May 19, 2011;
(2, 6) August 25, 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.