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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE Civil ENGINEERING DEGREE PROGRAM IN THE COCKRELL SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

Dean Gregory Fenves of the Cockrell School of Engineering has filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty and the dean of the college approved the changes on May 16 and September 9, 2011, and on September 19, 2011, respectively. 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 October 5, 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 the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

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 October 13, 2011.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council website http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ on October 6, 2011.



PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE Civil ENGINEERING DEGREE PROGRAM IN THE COCKRELL SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  CIVIL ENGINEERING


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. The list of undergraduate courses was updated to delete inactive courses. ARE 350 was also deleted to reflect changes proposed in the Architectural Engineering curriculum.

2. Updating the number of flags students will receive in the curriculum: two writing flags, one independent inquiry, one quantitative reasoning, one ethics and leadership flag, one global cultures flag, one cultural diversity in the United States flag.

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

 

Pages 188-190


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
1. LEVEL I ELECTIVES
• Minor revision to text – removed the phrase “to assume a background in design.”
• ARE 350 has been deleted from the list of electives. As discussed in the proposed changes to the Architectural Engineering program, the material in this course is now addressed in several other courses. Therefore, a separate course in this area is no longer warranted.
• CE 346K is inactive. It was last taught in spring 2000.

LEVEL II ELECTIVES
• CE 376 is inactive. It was last taught in fall 2001.

UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
• CE 333H is inactive, and the department has no record of when it was last taught.
• CE 346K is inactive. It was last taught in spring 2000.
• CE 376 is inactive. It was last taught in fall 2001.
• CE 379K is inactive. It was last taught in spring 1991.

LEVEL I ELECTIVES
• Minor revision to text – removed the phrase “to assume a background in design.”
• ARE 350 has been deleted from the list of electives. As discussed in the proposed changes to the Architectural Engineering program, the material in this course is now addressed in several other courses. Therefore, a separate course in this area is no longer warranted.
• CE 346K is inactive. It was last taught in spring 2000.

LEVEL II ELECTIVES
• CE 376 is inactive. It was last taught in fall 2001.

UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
• CE 333H is inactive, and the department has no record of when it was last taught.
• CE 346K is inactive. It was last taught in spring 2000.
• CE 376 is inactive. It was last taught in fall 2001.
• CE 379K is inactive. It was last taught in spring 1991.

2. Implementing course flag requirements to fulfill the University’s core curriculum requirements.

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)?

  Yes

If yes, explain:
 
We are implementing additional course flags to fulfill the core curriculum requirements for the School of Engineering.

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: March 30, 2011 (items 1-2);
May 31, 2011 (item 3)
College:
Yes
Date: May 16, 2011 (items 1-2);
September 9, 2011 (item 3)
Dean:
Yes
Date: September 19, 2011

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