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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE GLOBAL TRACK IN THE BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS SECTION IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2014-2016


Dean Thomas W. Gilligan in the Red McCombs School of Business has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the School of Business section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. On November 15, 2013, the department approved the changes. The college and the dean approved the changes on December 9, 2013. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation as being of general interest to more than one college or school (but not for submission to the General Faculty).

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on January 29, 2014, 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.

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 February 26, 2014.1
Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2014.


1On February 12, 2014, modifications to the foreign language requirement were submitted to the Council and the protest deadline extended to February 26, 2014.


PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE GLOBAL TRACK IN THE BUSINESS FOUNDATIONS CERTIFICATE PROGRAM IN THE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS SECTION IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG 2014-2016


Type of Change Academic Change (change an existing certificate program)
  1. 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

  2. EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM AND GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL CHANGE:
    In the Degrees and Programs section, change Business Foundations Program (BFP) Global Track language requirement to four semesters of language through credit or credit-by-exam, removing the three hours upper-division.
    Rationale is that revising this language requirement to be in line with similar certificates (such as the Bridging Disciplines Global Studies), would meet the certificate intent, would reduce resource demands on language classes, and would facilitate students’ ability to satisfy the requirement.

  3. SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
    a. Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
    If yes, then how? Students participating in the Foundations Certificate Global Track will have reduced language requirements.  The change would place less demand on language classes.
    Yes
    b. Will students in other degree programs be impacted (are the proposed changes to courses commonly taken by students in other colleges)? Yes
    c. Will students from your college take courses in other colleges?
    No
    If 3 a, b, or c was answered with yes:
      How many students do you expect to be impacted?
    Students participating in the Foundations Certificate Global Track will have reduced language requirements.
    Impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
    Person communicated with: Richard Flores, Associate Dean
    Date of communication: December 9, 2013
    Response: Dean Flores does not anticipate any problems with the change, and recommends in the future following the language proficiency guidelines COLA is adopting, moving away from a semester basis for language requirements
     
    d. Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?
    If yes, explain:

    If yes, undergraduate studies must be informed of the proposed changes and their response included:
    Person communicated with:  
    Date of communication:  
    Response:  
    No
    e. Will this proposal change the number of hours required for degree completion?
    If yes, explain:

    No
  4. COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
    Department approval date: November 15, 2013
    College approval date: December 9, 2013
    Dean approval date: December 9, 2013

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