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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Proposed changes to the Bachelor of Science in COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Degree Program in the College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014

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 September 13, 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.

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 December 22, 2011.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


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



Proposed changes to the Bachelor of Science in COMMUNICATION SCIENCES AND DISORDERS Degree Program in the College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  Communication Studies


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:
 
  • The Corporate Communication track will add CMS 320, 335, 337, 338, 341, and 346 as choices to its “pick six hours” group.
  • The Human Relations track will add CMS 330 and 370K to its “pick nine hours” group.
  • The Political Communication track will make CMS 317C a required course; add CMS 331K, 333, and 345 as choices to its “pick nine hours” group.
  • Add the following flag requirements:  quantitative reasoning, ethics and leadership, and cultural diversity in the United States.
  • Remove “substantial writing component” label from the writing requirement.

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

 

Pages 94-95


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
  • Communication Studies has experienced several changes in faculty over the last few years. This has affected the undergraduate courses that are taught on a regular basis. In an effort to offer our students a wider course selection and to reflect new classes that are being taught in our department, we are adding more courses to our “pick groups.” 
  • The flags are being added to meet University policy. 
  • Substantial writing components have been phased out in the course inventory in favor of “writing flag” designations.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
 

No


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

 


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: August 11, 2011
College:
Yes
Date: September 13, 2011
Dean:
Yes
Date: September 13, 2011

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