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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE CHEMICAL 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 March 30 and September 9, 2011, and on April 13 and September 19, 2011, respectively. 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 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 16, 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 CHEMICAL ENGINEERING DEGREE PROGRAM IN THE COCKRELL SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  CHEMICAL 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) Moving required courses CHE 353 and CH 353 to the list of Basic Sequence Courses. The courses CHE 353 (Transport Phenomena) and CH 353 (Physical Chemistry I) have been added to the list of Basic Sequence Courses, changing the total number of Basic Sequence Course hours from 40 to 46. Accordingly, CH 353 has been removed from the list of Other Required Courses, changing the total hours of Other Required Courses from 18 to 15, and CHE 353 has been removed from the list of Major Sequence Courses, changing the total hours of Major Sequence Courses from 49 to 46.

(2) Minor wording change in the last sentence of the introductory paragraph describing the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. “These industries range from chemical and energy companies to producers of all types of consumer and specialty products, pharmaceuticals, textiles, polymers, advanced materials, and solid-state devices” has been changed to “These industries range from chemical and energy companies to producers of all types of consumer and specialty products, pharmaceuticals, textiles, polymers, advanced materials, and solid-state and biomedical devices.”

(3) Changing the passing grade and acceptable prerequisite grade for chemistry, math, physics, and chemical engineering courses to C-.

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

(5) Replacing Chemistry 310M or 318M with CH 320M or CH 328M and CH 118K with CH 128K.

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

 

Pages 183-184


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
(1) Moving required courses CHE 353 and CH 353 to the list of Basic Sequence Courses. These two courses, typically taken in the spring of the second year, contain important prerequisite knowledge for successful completion of Major Sequence Courses in the fall of the third year. The faculty, by vote, agreed that this change to our program will help to ensure that students will be more adequately prepared to succeed in their major sequence courses.

(2) Minor wording change in the last sentence of the introductory paragraph describing the B.S. in Chemical Engineering. This change reflects the fact that several courses in the curriculum address issues relevant to the engineering of biomedical devices.

(3) Done for consistency with the new plus/minus grading system.

(4) Implementing the course flag requirements to fulfill the University’s core curriculum requirements.

(5) The changes are course inventory changes proposed by the College of Natural Sciences for the 2012-2014 Undergraduate Catalog.

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: Kim Williams, College of Natural Sciences

Date of communication: May 20, 2011


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 29, 2011 (items 1-3);
August 2, 2011 (item 4)
College:
Yes
Date: March 30, 2011 (items 1-3);
September 9, 2011 (item 4)
Dean:
Yes
Date: March 30, 2011 (items 1-3);
September 9, 2011 (item 4)

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