SECRETARY’S REPORT
MAY 5, 2014


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

D. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR.

D 9505-9509 Proposed Revisions to the Language in the Handbook of Operating Procedures and the Policy Memoranda Regarding No-Protest Procedure. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 17, 2012, and classified as general legislation. On February 29, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis, and it was transmitted to the president on March 1, 2012. On March 6, 2012, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. On March 21, 2012, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the proposal. On September 3, 2013, Vice President Ohlendorf recommended approval. On September 6, 2013, President Powers transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending its implementation. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 10330-10331 Proposed Change to General Information Catalog Language on Multiple Degrees Policy as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee. Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 22, 2013. The secretary classified this proposal as general legislation. The Faculty Council approved the proposal at its meeting on May 6, 2013. On May 7, 2013, the proposal was transmitted to the president. On May 9, 2013, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. On May 16, 2013, Provost Leslie recommended approval. On September 3, 2013, Vice President Ohlendorf recommended approval. On September 5, 2013, President Powers transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending its implementation. Final approval resides with UT System with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 10332-10342 Request to Add a UTeach Natural Sciences Secondary Teaching Option Certificate and/or Request for Recognition on the University Transcripts in the College of Natural Sciences Section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on August 26, 2013, and classified as general legislation. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on April 29, 2013, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. On September 5, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis, and it was transmitted to the provost on September 9, 2013. On October 28, 2013, Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 10343-10347 Request to Add an Evidence and Inquiry Certificate and/or Request for Recognition on the University Transcripts in the College of Natural Sciences Section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on August 26, 2013, and classified as general legislation. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on April 29, 2013, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. On September 5, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis, and it was transmitted to the provost on September 9, 2013. On October 28, 2013, Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 10348-10355 Request to Add a Pre-Health Professions Certificate and/or Request for Recognition on the University Transcripts in the College of Natural Sciences Section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on August 26, 2013, and classified as general legislation. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on April 29, 2013, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. On September 5, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis, and it was transmitted to the provost on September 9, 2013. On October 28, 2013, Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 10717-10722 Request to Add a Global Management Undergraduate Certificate and/or Request for Recognition on the University Transcripts.Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 29, 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 23, 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 19, 2013, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 10727-10732

Update to the Core Curriculum Course Lists for the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 8, 2013, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The proposed changes to the core course lists were reviewed and approved by Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee during its meetings on May 20, June 3, August 22, September 17, and October 24, 2013. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on November 6, 2013, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On November 18, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the amended legislation, and it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 19, 2013. On November 19, 2013, Provost Fenves transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 

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.  On March 3, 2014, Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11233-11235
D 11248-11257  
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 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 22, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 14, 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 17, 2014.  On February 21, 2014, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Proposed Changes to the Applied Learning & Development Degree Program (D 11233-11235).
  • Proposed Changes to the Health Promotion Degree Program (D 11248-11250).
  • Proposed Changes to the Sport Management Degree Program (D 11251-11254).
  • Proposed Changes to the Middle Grades, Secondary, and All-Level Teacher Certification Programs (D 11255-11257).
D 11275-11280 Proposed Changes to the Language Requirements in the BA Plan I and II Degree 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 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 22, 2014, and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 14, 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 17, 2014. On February 24, 2014, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11284-11292

Proposed Changes to the Flags in the College of Fine Arts 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 14, 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 17, 2014.  On February 21, 2014, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.

  • Proposed Changes to the Flags in the Department of Art and Art History (D 11284-11286).
  • Proposed Changes to the Flags in the Butler School of Music (D 11287-11289).
  • Proposed Changes to the Flags in the Department of Theatre and Dance (D 11290-11292).
D 11298-11300 Proposed Changes to the BA Plan I, BS in Psychology and BS in Environmental Science Degree 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 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 14, 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 17, 2014. On February 24, 2014, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. 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.   On March 26, 2014, Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.Final approval resides with UT System.

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. On March 4, 2014, Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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. On March 19, 2014, Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending approval. 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. On March 19, 2014, Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending approval. 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. On March 19, 2014, Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11415-11420 Proposed Changes to the Pre-Health Professions Certificate in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 6, 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 26, 2014, and forwarded it 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 March 24, 2014. On April 9, 2014, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11421-11441 Proposed Changes to the Front Chapter of Natural Sciences section of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 6, 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 26, 2014, and forwarded it to the Office of the General Faculty. On March 28, 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 March 31, 2014. On April 1, 2014, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 11488-11491 Proposed Addition of an Integrated Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 14, 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 change on February 5, 2014, and forwarded it to the Office of the General Faculty. On March 28, 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 March 31, 2014. On April 4, 2014, Provost Fenves transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.