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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Proposed changes to Bachelor of Science, Nutrition 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 14, 2010, March 24, May 5, 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, Nutrition Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014

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


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. Add wording to each option under Bachelor of Science in Nutrition to clarify eligibility for dietetic internships or to practice as a registered dietetic technician.
  2. Delete foreign language deficiency statement.
  3. Option I, #4: reduce social science requirement to three semester hours.
  4. Options I-III and VI: add SSC 302 and 306 to the list of courses that will satisfy the statistics requirements.
  5. Options I-III and VI: add SSC 325H as an alternative course option.
  6. Options I-III and VI: add HDF 313H.
  7. Options I-III, V, and VI: change organic sequences to approved upper-division course numbers.
  8. Options I and III: add honors biology sequence as an alternative sequence option (BIO 315H and 325H).
  9. Options I and III: change to BIO 325 and 365S.
  10. Options I-III, V, and VI: add NTR 312H, 312R, and 338H.
  11. Options I and III: add NTR 353.
  12. Options I-III and V: add NTR 355H.
  13. Options II and VI: students will have a choice of NTR 307 and 107L, or CH 455 or BIO 126L and either BIO 326M or 326R.
  14. Option II, #10: correct number of core hours.
  15. Option III, #9: offer NTR 338H as an alternative course option.
  16. Option III, #9a: remove NTR 360.
  17. Option IV: drop the nutrition teaching option
  18. Add Option IV: Honors in Advanced Nutritional Sciences.
  19. Option V:
    1. #8: delete NTR 312, 112L, 326, 126L, and 366L.
    2. #9: replace NSC 301C with UGS 302 or 303 approved by departmental honors adviser.
    3. #11: delete the phrase “and a three-semester-hour upper-division research course approved by the departmental honors adviser.”
  1. Option VI: International Nutrition
    1. Language requirement will be reduced from fourth-semester proficiency or the equivalent in Spanish or in the language of the student’s proposed area of study to second-semester proficiency in a single foreign language.
    2. BIO 325 and BIO 365S will be required.
    3. BIO 325 will be deleted from the list of course options in the health professions area.
    4. Add HDF 304H and 313H. Delete PSY 304.


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

 

Pages 557-562


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
  1. To clarify for students in other options that additional coursework is needed to be eligible to apply to a dietetic internship or practice as a registered dietetic technician.
  2. General Information states that admitted students must complete coursework required to remove a deficiency before they enroll at the University.
  3. The curriculum for the Coordinated Program in Dietetics eliminates all elective courses to accommodate the credit hours required for 1200 contact hours of supervised practice. The addition of the first-year signature course was only partially offset by two hours gained with the change from BIO 416K and 416L to BIO 325 and 365S. To reduce the degree to 126 hours, the social science requirement will be reduced from six to three hours.
  4. Adding SSC 302 and 306 allows all possible statistics course options for majors.
  5. SSC 325H offers students an additional compatible statistics honors course.
  6. Add honors option for HDF 313.
  7. Changing of organic sequences to upper-division. Majority of the students enrolled each semester are upper classmen.
  8. BIO 315H and 325H offer students additional compatible biology honors courses.
  9. In 2010, BIO 416K and L were phased out. Some degree options in nutrition already stated: “or BIO 365R and 365S.” Because Option I and III majors are not required in the 2010 catalog to take BIO 325, the prerequisite for BIO 365R and 365S, these options will be revised in the 2012 catalog to reflect the change to BIO 325 and 365S.
  10. Nutritional sciences honors courses, NTR 312H, 312R, and 338H
    1. Options I-III and VI: offer students additional options for proposed nutritional sciences courses.
    2. Option V: Honors Option
      1. NTR 312H will present nutritional sciences information with a focus on primary research literature and will coordinate with the undergraduate research experience. Chemistry and biology honors prerequisites have been added, and the list of calculus courses has been expanded.
      2. NTR 312R: a freshman research course will jumpstart individual inquiry and will provide supervised wet bench or epidemiologic research experience.
      3. NTR 338H: creation of an honors section of NTR 338W, as a preparation for the senior honors thesis in NTR 379H.
  1. NTR 353 is a study abroad course that offers students additional options for research/field work.
  2. NTR 355H offers students additional options for proposed nutritional sciences honors courses.
  3. Some aspects of food safety are taught in NTR 307 and 107L. Students may benefit from a more detailed study of microbiology. This will also allow students to more readily obtain a seat in the microbiology courses, which are frequently oversubscribed.
  4. Correction to the number of core hours to match what is required in core nutritional courses.
  5. NTR 338H offers students additional options for proposed nutritional sciences honors courses.
  6. NTR 360 is a “special topics in Nutrition” course. The Division of Nutritional Sciences has not offered the course in the past few years. Leaving the course in as an option is misleading to students. Therefore, the division is removing that requirement.
  7. The demand for certifications to teach nutrition at the senior grades has not materialized as anticipated. Instead, students seeking certifications from the College of Natural Sciences are focused on academic disciplines that broaden their hiring possibilities, such as mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, and computer science. Given these circumstances, it is appropriate to delete the degree option.
  8. Add Honors in Advanced Nutritional Sciences, option IV, to offer new opportunities for talented students who seek a more individualized and challenging curriculum in nutritional research. The option is designed to attract talented students who may not be strong candidates for the Dean’s Scholars program into research early in their college careers.
  9. Option V:
    1. Delete NTR 112L because honors students will be engaged in a three-hour research experience in proposed added course NTR 312R. Delete NTR 326, 126L, and 366L because students will be taking accelerated biology courses 315H and 325H, which are redundant to material in NTR 326/126L, and students will have supervised wet bench experience in both NTR 312R and 355H.
    2. NSC 301C is no longer taught. Dean’s Scholars take a section of UGS 303 designed specifically for their needs. Degree requirement language was approved in advance by the School of Undergraduate Studies.
    3. Delete the undesignated three-semester hour upper-division research course approved by the departmental honors advisor with addition of NTR 355H.
  1. Option VI: International Nutrition
    1. Changes in language courses to six credit hours prompted the change to the requirements from fourth-semester proficiency to second-semester proficiency. The language will no longer be restricted to the language of study abroad experience as corresponding courses of the language may not be available at the University.
    2. BIO 416K and 416L previously required for the degree are no longer available. These courses will be replaced by BIO 365S and its prerequisite, BIO 325.
    3. Because BIO 325 has been added as a degree requirement, the course will be deleted from the menu of courses listed for a concentration in health professions.
    4. Adding honors options and deleting redundant content course, PSY 304.


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: (8) 5/3/10;
(4, 11, 17) 3/22/11;
(3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12-16, & 18) 4/18/11;
(1-2) 8/4/11
      
College:
Yes
Date: (8) 10/14/10;
(4, 11, 17) 3/24/11;
(3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 12-16, & 18) 5/5/11;
(1-2) 8/25/11
Dean:
Yes
Date: September 26, 2011

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