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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

REQUEST To Add a US Latino and Latin American Media Studies CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND/OR REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION ON THE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS

Dean Roderick Hart of the College of Communication has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on May 3, 2011. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on September 28, 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 with notification to the Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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 9, 2012.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on December 15, 2011.



REQUEST To Add a US Latino and Latin American Media Studies CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND/OR REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION ON THE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS

If the administrative unit requesting to recognize the certificate on the University transcript, please see the Minimum Criteria for Certificate Recognition on the Transcript section. The criteria in that section must be incorporated into the catalog language and included in the proposal.

1. Type of Proposal: Change to an existing program

2. Official Certificate Name: US Latino and Latin American Media Studies CERTIFICATE

3 Proposed Implementation date: Fall 2012

4. Administrative Unit Awarding the Certificate: College of Communication

5. Statement of Objective (Include pages in undergraduate catalog where changes will be made): 85

Important demographic trends in the U.S. are putting a multicultural spin on everything from business and politics to entertainment and technology, and the rapid growth of Spanish-language media within the U.S., and transnational/regional media in the Americas, is also unprecedented. Organizations intent on serving Latinos, whether at a local, regional or international level, are increasingly recognizing the importance of building teams of professionals with a nuanced understanding of Latino communities, media markets and communication issues as they impact Latinos. The goal of this program is to educate communication professionals and scholars who value diversity and who can provide socially responsible leadership in their respective fields. The program has been in existence since 1995.

6. Number of students expected to receive the certificate each semester: Approximately 15-25

7. Number of hours required for completion (Please note if there is a minimum or maximum number of hours): 18 credit hours

8. List faculty who are on the certificate program faculty committee. (For inclusion on transcripts, the faculty committee must have a minimum of five members and at least 2/3 of the committee must be tenured or tenure-track.) Note with an asterisk those faculty who are tenured or tenure track. Please also note the program chair, who will be responsible for authorizing the students’ certificates. Specify changes to the committee membership by noting those no longer on the committee and those added to the committee.


Name of Faculty Member

College/Department

Title at UT Austin

Highest Degree and Awarding Institution

Joseph D. Straubhaar*

Communication/ Radio-TV-Film

Amon G. Carter Centennial Professor in Communication (Program Chair)

Ph.D., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University

Stephen D. Reese*

Communication/ Journalism

Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Barbara Davis*

Communication/ Communication Sciences & Disorders

Houston Harte Centennial Professor in Communication

Ph.D., Speech Communication, University of Texas at Austin

Homero Gil de Zuniga *

Communication/ Journalism

Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin at Madison

Mary Beltrán* Communication/ Radio-TV-Film Assistant Professor Ph.D., Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin
Lisa Dobias Communication/ Advertising Senior Lecturer, Texas Media Director B.S., Advertising, University of Texas at Austin

9. Academic course requirements: Use this table to identify the courses that qualify for this certificate program: Note with an asterisk (*) courses that would be added to current course inventory if the certificate program is approved. Specify changes to the qualifying courses by noting those no longer qualifying and those now qualifying. (Add and delete rows as needed.)


Course Abbreviation and Number

Course Title

SCH

COM316M/ RTF316M

Race, Ethnicity and the Media

COC

ADV334

International Advertising

COC

ADV 378-2

Advanced Issues in Multicultural Markets

COC

ADV378-9

Consumer Discrimination in the Marketplace

COC

ADV378

Integrated Communication for Latino Entertainment

COC

J 340C- 1

Mass Media and Minorities

COC

J 349T-4

International Reporting

COC

J 349T-7

Oral History as Journalism

COC

J349T-10

Covering the US Latino Community

COC

J 367E

Journalism in Latin America

COC

P R 378

Integrated Communication for Latino Entertainment

COC

RTF359S

Brazilian Media and Culture

COC

RTF 359S

Brazilian Film: Doc. Vs. Narrative Interpretation

COC

RTF365

Immigrant Media

COC

RTF365

Race, Class and Media

COC

RTF 365-6

Contemporary Issues: Latinos and Media

COC

RTF 366K-4

East Austin Stories

COC

MAS/LAS

Six additional hours

COLA


10. Other certificate requirements:
  1. COM 316M/RTF 316M is required.
  2. Nine hours are to be selected from the list above.
  3. An additional six hours to be selected from Latin American Studies and/or Mexican American Studies.
  4. All courses must be taken for a letter grade, and only courses with a grade of C or better will be counted.

11. Give a detailed rationale for change(s):

This request is designed to have this established undergraduate certificate program recognized on the Official University Transcript.



College/School Approval Process:
  • Approver:  Deborah Paredez
    Date:  June 10, 2011
    Title: Interim Director, Center for Mexican American Studies
  • Approver: Charles R. Hale                                   
    Date:  July 5, 2011
    Title: Director, Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies           
  • Approver:   Richard Flores                                   
    Date:  June 22, 2011
    Title:  Dean, College of Liberal Arts
  • Approver:   Roderick P. Hart                    
    Date:  September 13, 2011
    Title:  Dean, College of Communication


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