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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Proposed changes to Bachelor of Science, Mathematics 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 March 24, May 12, and June 10, 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 January 18, 2012, 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, Mathematics Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014

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


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. Remove statement: None of the following courses may be counted toward the degree: M 301, 302, 303D, 305G.
  2. Options I-IV: update the foreign language requirement to:
    1. Match the options in the other B.S. programs in the College of Natural Sciences.
    2. Change the foreign language requirement resulting from changes to the foreign language curriculum in the College of Liberal Arts.
  3. Option III: replace CS 307 and 315 with CS 303E, 313E, and 314. Add an additional statistics course, SSC 318.
  4. Option V: Teaching
    1. Correct name of certification field from physical science, mathematics, and engineering to mathematics, physical science, and engineering.
    2. Delete requirement 5 and related language.
    3. Update list of required upper-division math courses without increasing hours.
    4. Update course number for Discovery: Introduction to Advanced Study in Mathematics.
    5. Add M 362K, Probability I, as a required course for the mathematics, physical science, and engineering certification.
    6. Add language to ensure at least a C- in supporting courses for teacher certification.
    7. Remove C S 307 and 315 and add C S 303E and 313E.
  5. Update professional development sequence.
  6. Option VI: remove NSC 301C and replace with UGS 302 or 303.


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

 

Pages 552-556


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
  1. M 302, 303D, 305G are on the mathematics core curriculum list and thus may count toward core until a more advanced mathematics course is completed.
  2. Update the foreign language requirement to match those in the college's other B.S. degrees.
  3. The Department of Computer Science made significant changes to their introductory courses, therefore making it necessary for other departments to update the computer science requirements in their degrees.
  4. Teaching:
    1. The state recognizes secondary teaching certification under the name: Mathematics, Physical Science, and Engineering. This will match.
    2. Students in this catalog will complete science and technology requirement part 1 and 2 as part of University core requirements for a total of nine hours of science. In addition, they take Research Methods-UTeach, under PHY 341, BIO 337, or CH 368.
    3. Two of the courses mentioned currently in the catalog as mathematics upper-division choices, M326K and SCI 360, are no longer offered. Additionally, the mathematics undergraduate committee has approved the change that M325K OR M328K can be taken under heading 10.a.ii. and 10.a.v. M328K is no longer an option.
    4. M375T, Discovery, will change to M375D, Discovery, to avoid confusion with other offerings of M375T (this was an oversight that was approved for change in the last catalog but missed).
    5. M362K should always have been a required course for the mathematics, physical science, and engineering certification. The previous lack of M362K was simply a typing error of omission.
    6. Currently, HIS 329U/PHL 329U and Research Methods-UTeach with grades of D- will count towards this teaching degree. UTeach would like for students to earn at least a C- in all coursework counting toward certification. This would support that standard.
    7. 10.a.viii. C S 307 has been removed from the course inventory.
  5. Update professional development sequence with EDC courses. Approved and in 2010-12 catalog in front chapter section for UTeach certification. Now updating degree options to bring requirements into alignment.
  6. 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:
 

6. Undergraduate Studies will now house the course (UGS 303).

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) February 5, 2010;
(3-6) May 12, 2011;
(2) June 10, 2011
College:
Yes
Date: (1) March 24, 2011;
(3-6) May 12, 2011;
(2) 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.