SECRETARY’S REPORT
MARCH 17, 2014


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

F. ITEMS REFERRED BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE PROVOST FOR REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION.

D 8456-8458 Proposed Revisions to the Departmental Budget Council Constitution and Authority in the Handbook of Operating Procedures. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 3, 2010, and classified as general legislation. On November 15, 2010, the Faculty Council approved the proposal, and it was transmitted to the president on November 16, 2010. On November 22, 2010, President Powers asked Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie and Vice Presidents Patricia Ohlendorf and Kevin Hegarty for written recommendation regarding the legislation. On December 7, 2010, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the legislation. On September 3, 2013, Vice President Ohlendorf responded with concerns stating that the proposed change would involve the Budget Council (or other departmental or non-departmentalized college/school governance body) in all hiring decisions with the chair (or non-departmentalized dean) and that it may not provide the flexibility to meet immediate teaching needs and/or to make changes at year end. She also expressed that she did not think that the modifications in paragraph 5 of the Handbook of Operating Procedures provision were needed, but that there was no legal objection to them. On October 3, 2013, the president’s office requested written recommendation from Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 10674-10685 Proposed Changes to the Degrees and Programs Section in the School of Business Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016. 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 October 21, 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 October 22, 2013. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 10875-10881 Request to Add a National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program Certificate and/or Request for Recognition on the University Transcripts 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 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 transmitted it to the provost on behalf of the president on December 9, 2013. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 11134-11146 Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 2, 2014, 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 December 11, 2013, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On January 17, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 21, 2014. Final Approval resides with UT System.
  • Food And Society Undergraduate Academic Certificate Program (D 11134-11141).
  • Forensic Science Undergraduate Academic Certificate Program (D 11142-11146).
D 11230-11232 Proposal to Delete the Texas IP Certificate Program in the College of Liberal Arts Section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2014, 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 January 22, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 21, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and they were forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on February 24, 2014.  Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11236-11244 Proposed Changes in the College of Education Section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2014, 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 proposals on January 22, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 21, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and they were forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on February 24, 2014.  Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Proposed Changes to the Applied Movement Science Degree Program (D 11236-11239).
  • Proposed Changes to the Athletic Training Degree Program (D 11240-11244).
D 11258-11271 Proposed Changes to the Biomedical Engineering Degree Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering Section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2014, 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 January 22, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 21, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and they were forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on February 24, 2014. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11281-11283a Proposed Changes to the Global Track in the Business Foundations Certificate Program in the McCombs School of Business Section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2014, 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 January 29, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 26, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and it was forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on February 27, 2014.  Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11293-11297 Proposed Changes to the BS in Computer Science Integrated Program in the College of Natural Sciences Section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2014, 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 January 29, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 21, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and it was forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on February 24, 2014.  Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11308-11312 Request to Add a Communication and Society: Science Communication Certificate Program and Request for Recognition on the University Transcripts. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2014, 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 January 29, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 21, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and it was forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on February 24, 2014.  Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11321-11323 Proposed Changes to the Skills and Experience Flags in the School of Undergraduate Studies Section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2014, 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 January 29, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 21, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and it was forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on February 24, 2014.  Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11324-11326 Proposed Changes to the Admission and Registration Section in the College of Education Section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016.Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2014, 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 February 5, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 21, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and it was forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on February 24, 2014. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 11327-11330 Proposal to Create a Health and Society Degree Program in the College of Liberal Arts Section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2014, 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 February 5, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 21, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and it was forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on February 24, 2014. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 11331-11350 Requests to Create Certificate Programs in the College of Liberal Arts Section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016.Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2014, 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 additions on February 5, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 21, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and they were forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on February 24, 2014. Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Request to Add an African Studies Certificate Program (D 11331-11334).
  • Request to Add a Creative Writing Certificate Program (D 11335-11338).
  • Request to Add a History and Philosophy of Science Certificate Program (D 11339-11344).
  • Request to Add an LGBTQ/Sexualities Studies Certificate Program (D 11345-11350).
D 11387-11389 Proposed Changes to the Jackson School of Geosciences Section of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 3, 2014, 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 February 26, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On March 10, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and the proposals were forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on March 11, 2014. Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Proposed Changes to the Flags in the BS of Science in Geological Sciences (D 11387-11389)
  • Proposed Changes to the Flags in the BS of Sciences in Geosciences (D 11390-11392)
  • Proposed Changes to the Flags of BA in Geological Sciences (D 11393-11396)
D 11397-11402 Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Section of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 3, 2014, 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 February 26, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On March 10, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and the proposals were forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on March 11, 2014. Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Proposed Changes to the Rhetoric and Writing Honors Program (D 11397-11399)
  • Proposed Changes to the BA of Science and Arts Degree (D 11400- 11402)
D 11403-11406 Proposed Changes to the Electrical Engineering Degree Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 3, 2014, 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 February 26, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On March 10, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and the proposal was forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on March 11, 2014. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11407-11411 Proposed Changes to the Admission, Transfer, and Pass/Fail Policies in the Law School Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 3, 2014, 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 February 26, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On March 10, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and the proposal was forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on March 11, 2014. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11412-11414 Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science and Arts Degree Program in the Jackson School of Geosciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 3, 2014, 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 February 26, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On March 10, 2014, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and the proposal was forwarded to the provost on behalf of the president on March 11, 2014. Final approval resides with UT System.