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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED ADDITION OF FLAGS TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AND ARTS DEGREE PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES SECTION OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2014-2016

Dean Linda A. Hicke in the College of Natural Sciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the addition of flags to the Bachelor of Science and Arts degree program in the College of Natural Sciences section of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. The department, the college faculty, and the dean approved the proposal on September 24, 2013, February 13, 2014, and February 14, 2014, 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 February 26, 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 March 10, 2014.

Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 03, 2014.



PROPOSED ADDITION OF FLAGS TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AND ARTS DEGREE PROGRAM IN THE COLLEGE OF NATURAL SCIENCES SECTION OF THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2014-2016

Type of Change Academic Change
  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 (include page numbers in the catalog where changes will be made)

    The College of Natural Sciences delayed adding flags to the Bachelor of Science and Arts, planning to add in more flags than were required for its degrees in the 2012-14 catalog. The college is increasing its flag requirement to add one quantitative reasoning flag.
    Rationale: The college will require the same type and number of flags for the Bachelor of Science and Arts as it does for the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Arts degrees.


  1. SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
    a. Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
    If yes, then how?
    No
    b. Will students in other degree programs be impacted (are the proposed changes to courses commonly taken by students in other colleges)?
    If yes, then how?
    No
    c. Will students from your college take courses in other colleges?
    Most natural sciences students take writing flag courses within their majors. Those students taking writing flags outside of natural sciences who change from bachelor of science or bachelor of arts degree programs to the Bachelor of Science and Arts will not take more flags from other colleges than they would if they remained in these other degree programs.
    No
    If 3 a, b, or c was answered with yes:
      How many students do you expect to be impacted?
    Impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
    Person communicated with:  
    Date of communication:  
    Response:  
     
    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
  2. COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
    Department approval date: n/a
    College approval date: February 13, 2014
    Dean approval date: February 14, 2014

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