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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Proposed changes to The ACCOUNTING degree Program in the School of business CHApTER in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016

 

Dean Thomas Gilligan in the School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on April 8 and 15, 2013, 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 September 25, 2013, 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 UT System with notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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 October 3, 2013.

Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 26, 2013.



Proposed changes to The ACCOUNTING degree Program in the School of business CHApTER in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  Accounting Degree Program

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:
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Remove two accounting classes that were listed redundantly and adjust hours accordingly. Rationale is this ACC 311 & 312 are included in the BBA degree requirements referenced immediately above, so they are redundant and it is more accurate to simply state the additional accounting classes required, beyond the BBA degree requirements common to all BBA majors.
Correct a one-hour error in hours required for degree. Rationale is that the incorrect hour information, possibly a typo, should be corrected.
Change minimum grades required in Admissions from C to C- for ECO and M. Rationale is that C- is the correct accepted minimum grade, and the catalog language needs to be changed to reflect this. Somehow the update was not implemented here as it should have been when UT switched to plus/minus grading for undergraduates.
List other calculus classes which are accepted, as in the Admission & Registration proposal.
Add paragraph about new English language proficiency proof requirement for international students. Rationale is that the department wants to reduce the number of problems encountered by international students pursuing the BBA/MPA degree who do not have adequate English language skills.
Add statement to the admissions information, that applicants’ records will be reviewed for scholastic dishonesty and other disciplinary action at the University, as part of the application process. Rationale is to avoid possible student ethics violations in the BBA/MPA program.
Add new requirement to complete all undergraduate courses before declaring the MPA major, for BBA/MPA students. Rationale is to increase four-year graduation by requiring all undergraduate courses be complete before progressing to graduate portion of degree.
Change BBA/MPA graduation requirements and timing so when BBA degree is complete, automatic graduation becomes the default. Rationale is to promote four-year graduation rates, so students graduate after four years when the BBA requirements are met, rather than waiting another year to satisfy both BBA and MPA requirements and receive both degrees at the same time.
Not a change to the program, but adding flag information for students’ convenience and planning.


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:
  N/A

Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?

  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A


COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department:
Yes
Date: April 8, 2013
College:
Yes
Date: April 15, 2013
Dean:
Yes
Date: April 15, 2013

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