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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I Degree PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

Dean Randy Diehl of the College of Liberal Arts has filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on May 27, 2011, and July 11, 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 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 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 BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I Degree PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  BACHELOR OF ARTS, PLAN I


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:
 
A. Increase minimum upper-division hours in liberal arts majors from 12 to 15.

B. Raise maximum allowable hours in a single field of study or from any one college or school other than the College of Liberal Arts or the College of Natural Sciences from 36 to 39.

C. Increase the required number of upper-division hours for the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, to 39 hours, with 21 in residence.

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

 

Pages 329, 330


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
A. The change reflects the current minimum number of upper-division hours, 15, allowed by any of the departments in the College of Liberal Arts. No programs will be affected.

B. The change obviates a common degree modification for foreign-language majors and/or honors students, whose required coursework frequently exceeds the old limit.

C. The change is intended to strengthen the overall degree by requiring close to 1/3 of the total hours taken be upper-division hours.

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: N/A
College:
Yes
Date: June 27, 2011
Dean:
Yes
Date: July 11, 2011

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