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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGE to the REQUIREMENTS IN RHETORIC AND WRITING COURSES FOR LIBERAL ARTS MAJORS 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 10, 2011, and May 24, 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 August 31, 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 September 8, 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 September 1, 2011.


PROPOSED CHANGE to the REQUIREMENTS IN RHETORIC AND WRITING COURSES FOR LIBERAL ARTS MAJORS IN THE COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS CHAPTER IN the UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  RHETORIC AND WRITING


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:
  Adding a requirement for students to take three hours chosen from RHE 310-Intermediate Expository Writing, RHE 325M-Advanced Writing, 328-Topics in Professional and Technical Writing for Liberal Arts Majors, 368C-Writing Center Internship, and 368E-Editing for Publication, and reducing the number of additional required RHE hours from twelve to nine.

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

 

Page 341


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
  • While all RHE courses are writing-intensive, some focus specifically on the writing process, with a distinct emphasis on editing, grammar, punctuation, and usage. To ensure that all Rhetoric and Writing majors take at least one of these courses as part of their degree, our faculty voted to add a requirement for students to take three hours chosen from a list of the following “writing process” courses: RHE 310, RHE 325M, 328, 368C, and 368E.
  • Since we are adding the three-hour requirement above, we are reducing the number of additional semester hours required for the major by three hours. This will keep the total number of hours required for degree completion the same.

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


COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: March 4, 2011
College:
Yes
Date: May 10, 2011
Dean:
Yes
Date: May 24, 2011

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