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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY 


PROPOSED RESTRUCTURING OF STUDENT REPRESENTATION ON THE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AND STUDIES COMMITTEE IN THE HANDBOOK OF OPERATING PROCEDURES 2-1060-PM

On behalf of the International Programs and Studies Committee, Professor Jeanne Freeland Graves (committee chair, professor, nutritional sciences) submitted the following proposal to change the student composition of the committee. The Faculty Council Executive Committee and the Committee on Committees endorsed the proposal on July 1and July 2, 2013, respectively.

The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest. The Faculty Council will consider the proposal at its meeting on September 16, 2013. Final approval resides with the president.
Dean Neikirk's signature
Dean Neikirk, Secretary

General Faculty and Faculty Council



Posted on the Faculty Council website on August 27, 2013.



PROPOSED RESTRUCTURING OF STUDENT REPRESENTATION ON THE INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS AND STUDIES COMMITTEE IN THE HANDBOOK OF OPERATING PROCEDURES 2-1060-PM


The International Programs and Studies Committee proposes adding a student representative from the Senate of College Councils replacing one of the Student Government representatives.

Current Structure
Two Students:
Student Government representative
Student Government representative

Proposed Structure
Two Students:
Senate of College Councils representative
Student Government representative

Composition: Five voting members of the General Faculty for three-year staggered terms and two students. At least one faculty member of the committee shall be a member of a foreign language department. One [S]student member[s] shall be appointed by the President from [a] each of the panels [of names] submitted by Student Government and the Senate of College Councils. In addition, every year the Chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one-year terms. Each year, the committee shall elect its own Chair and Vice Chair who shall be voting faculty members of the committee. The President, through delegation authority to the Executive Vice President and Provost, shall appoint annually, as administrative advisors without vote, the Vice Provosts for Undergraduate Studies and for Graduate Studies, one person selected form the academic associate deans of the colleges and schools, one person selected from among the directors of UT Austin area studies centers, and one person selected from among the assistants to the UT Austin administration in the area of international programs and related student services.

Rationale
  • Senate of College Councils has an Academic Enrichment Committee, which, among various topics, focuses on issues concerning study abroad, international opportunities for students, and resources for international students.
  • Senate has a strong relationship with the International Office and the Study Abroad Office, which has included working to promote study abroad curriculum integration packets and establishing a study abroad scholarship.
  • Because Senate is charged as “the official voice for students in academic affairs” a restructuring would allow for student representation on the committee to bring both an academic (via Senate’s representative) and student life (via Student Government’s representative) perspective
  • Full support from Student Government’s administration.

POLICY IMPACT STATEMENT FOR
FACULTY LEGISLATION IMPACTING THE HOP

Please submit one Policy Impact Statement for each policy under consideration.

Submission Date: Aug.. 27, 2013


Sponsor: Faculty Council
Contact within Faculty Council Office: Debbie Roberts x1-8506

Executive Level Sponsor:  Executive Vice President and Provost
Corresponding Faculty Legislation Number: D 10596-10597
Policy Memorandum (PM) Title: Standing Committees of the General Faculty-Institutional Policy or Governance Committees
HOP # (if revision): 2-1060-PM

  1. Background and Policy Rationale
    1. Why is this policy or revision necessary?  
      Legal       
      Financial   
      Regulatory
      Social Requirement
      UT System driven   
      Operational/Operational Efficiency
      Current University policy is outdated        Technological
      Other: Change the composition of the International Programs and Studies Committee.
    1. Please provide a brief supporting explanation.
      The main rationale for this proposed revision to the student membership of the C-6 International Programs and Studies Committee is to allow Senate of College Council representation on the Committee.

    2. What foreseeable advantages will this policy bring to the University?
      The Senate of College Councils has a strong relationship with the International Office and the Study Abroad Office which has included working to promote study abroad curriculum integration packets and establishing a study abroad scholarship, and because Senate is charged as “the official voice for students in academic affairs” a restructuring would allow for student representation on the committee to bring both an academic (via Senate’s representative) and student life (via Student Government’s representative) perspective.

  2. Policy Impact
    List University community members affected by this policy: Graduate and undergraduate students, and members of the Senate of College Councils and Student Government.

  3. Policy Development & Approval
    1. Identify key stakeholders, affected parties and governance groups who have been consulted in review of this faculty legislation: The proposal to change the student composition originated with the Senate of College Councils and Student Government and was approved by both governing bodies.
      General Faculty Standing Committee: Faculty Welfare Committee
      Faculty Council Executive Committee Faculty Council Provost’s Office
      University Policy Office Legal Affairs     

    2. Institutional approval of this policy memoranda amendment resides with:
      Executive Vice President and Provost     President

    3. Following institutional approval, this faculty legislation requires:
      UT System review and approval
      No further notification required
      UT System notification
Attached to this Policy Impact Statement form is the proposed policy showing tracked revisions. If this is a new policy, label it as “New” in the header box of the policy.
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Dean Neikirk's signature

                                                   August 27, 2013                     
Authorized Signature- Responsible Policy Owner

  
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