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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 SCIENCES AND DISORDERS


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 CSD 308K, Perspectives of Deafness, as a required course for the speech/language pathology (SLP) and audiology specializations.
  2. Require CSD 367K and CSD 371 for the audiology specialization.
  3. Remove CSD 378 and CSD 178L as requirements in the audiology specialization.
  4. Increase the number of hours required for students specializing in SLP and audiology to thirty-seven hours.
  5. Increase the maximum number of hours allowed in the major to forty-three and the maximum hours allowed for the degree in the College of Communication to forty-nine hours.

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

 

Pages 92-93


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
  1. The content of CSD 308K, covering the social, political, linguistic, educational, and other dimensions of deafness and hearing impairment, is increasingly recognized as important for all professionals practicing in communication sciences and disorders, regardless of individual specialization. We consider this material to be within the scope of knowledge required of all graduates of our program (not just students in the deaf education track), and wish to make sure it is incorporated into their academic preparation.
  2. The content of BOTH 367K (focusing on children) and 371 (focusing on adults) is part of the knowledge base required of both SLP and audiology majors. Requiring both courses aligns the audiology program requirements with the SLP program in that respect.
  3. Here and at other institutions, the content of CSD 378 and CSD 178L is covered in the graduate curriculum required to be certified to practice audiology, as clinical audiology courses of this type are rare at the undergraduate level. As a result, it would be best to offer CSD 378 and CSD 178L as electives.
  4. Increasing the maximum hours in the major allows students to take advantage of independent studies, practicum experiences, and research opportunities to better prepare themselves for graduate school.

 


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 26, 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.