SECRETARY’S REPORT
FEBRUARY 17, 2014


VII.
STATUS OF LEGISLATION APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

A.
ITEMS COMPLETED SINCE THE LAST REPORT.

D 10713-10716 Request to Add an Energy Management Undergraduate Certificate and/or Request for Recognition on the University Transcripts. Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 10, 2013, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on October 9, 2013, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On November 11, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 12, 2013. On November 15, 2013, Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On January 31, 2014, UT System granted final approval

D 10733-7041
D 10758-10771
Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 12, 2013, and classified 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 changes on November 6, 2013, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On November 19, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the proposals on a no-protest basis, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 20, 2013. On December 3, 2013, Provost Fenves transmitted the proposals to UT System recommending approval. On January 31, 2014, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the Asian Cultures and Languages Degree Program in the College of Liberal Arts Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016 (D 10733-10735).
  • Proposed Changes to the Economics Degree Program in the College of Liberal Arts Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016 (D 10736-10738).
  • Proposed Changes to the Anthropology Degree Program in the College of Liberal Arts Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016 (D 10739-10741).
  • Proposed Changes to the African and African Diaspora Studies Degree Program (D 10758-10761).
  • Proposed Changes to the Geography Degree Program (D 10762-10764).
  • Proposed Changes to the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies Degree Program (D 10765-10767).
  • Proposed Changes to the Latin American Studies Degree Program (D 10768-10771).
D 10772-10786 Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016.Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 12, 2013, and classified 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 changes on November 6, 2013, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On November 19, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the proposals on a no-protest basis, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 20, 2013. On December 3, 2013, Provost Fenves transmitted the proposals to UT System recommending approval. On February 5, 2014, UT System granted final approval with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Proposed Changes to the Spanish and Portuguese Degree Program (D 10772-10776).
  • Proposed Changes to the Scandinavian Studies Degree Program (D 10777-10780).
  • Proposed Changes to the Ancient History and Classical Civilization and Classical Archaeology Degree Program (D 10781-10783).
  • Proposed Changes to the Classics and Latin Degree Program (D 10784-10786).
D 10852-10855
D 10889-10894
Proposed Changes to the Cockrell School of Engineering Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 20, 2013, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on November 13, 2013, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On December 6, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on December 9, 2013. On December 11, 2013, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommeding approval. On January 31, 2014, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to Admission and Registration to the Engineering Degree Program (D 10852-10855).
  • Proposed Changes to the Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology Degree Program (D 10889-10894).
D 10862-10868 Proposed changes to the Aerospace Engineering Degree Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 20, 2013, and classified as being 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 changes on November 13, 2013, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On November 27, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on December 2, 2013. On December 12, 2013, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On February 5, 2014, UT System granted final approval with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 10895-10907 Proposed Changes to the Mechanical Engineering Degree Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 20, 2013, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on November 13, 2013, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On December 6, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on December 9, 2013. On December 11, 2013, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On February 5, 2014, UT System granted final approval with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 10915-10923
D 10930-10938
Proposed Changes to the Jackson School of Geosciences Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 20, 2013, and classified as being 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 changes on November 13, 2013, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On November 27, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on December 2, 2013. On December 12, 2013, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On January 31, 2014, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the Admission and Registration to the Geological Science Degree Program (D 10915-10918)
  • Proposed Changes to Applicability of Certain Courses to the Geological Sciences Degree Program (D 10919-10921)
  • Proposed Changes to Degrees and Programs in the Geological Sciences Degree Program (D 10922-10923)
  • Proposed Changes to the BS Geological Sciences Degree Program (D 10930-10932)
  • Proposed Changes to the BS Geological Sciences, Option II: Geophysics Degree Program (D 10933-10935)
  • Proposed Changes to the BS Geological Sciences, Option V: UTeach Degree Program (D 10936-10938)
D 10924-10929 Proposed Changes to the Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology Degree Program in the Jackson School of Geosciences Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 20, 2013, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on November 13, 2013, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On December 6, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on December 9, 2013. On December 11, 2013, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On February 7, 2014, UT System granted final approval.

D 10939-10950 Proposed Changes to the Nursing Degree Program in the School of Nursing Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 20, 2013, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on November 13, 2013, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On December 6, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on December 9, 2013. On December 11, 2013, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On February 5, 2014, UT System granted final approval with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 11173-11173a Resolution Regarding Implementation of Shared Services Plans on the Campus of The Unversity of Texas at Austin. Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 17, 2014, and classified as legislation of general interest. The Faculty Council amended and approved the resolution at its meeting on January 27, 2014, and it was transmitted to the president for his information on January 29, 2014. No further action is required.