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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

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


Dean Randy L. Diehl in the College of Liberal Arts has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the College of Liberal Arts section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. The faculty in the college and the dean approved the changes on March 22, 2013, and April 12, 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 January 22, 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 14, 2014.
Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


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



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


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:
    The proposed change is limited to a clarification of Catalog language only.  This clarification will not change our degree requirements and it reflects a practice already in place for years.  Foreign Language programs in the College of Liberal Arts have changed their introductory and intermediate curricula, and diverged from each other in practice, to the point that prescribing a fixed number of "semesters" or "years" of foreign language for the BA no longer accurately describes all foreign language programs.

    We propose to specify the terminal courses in each program that already satisfy our foreign language requirement in the present Catalog, but in a way that will be clearer to students in the next Catalog.

  3. 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)? No
    c. Will students from your college take courses in other colleges?

    n/a
    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
  4. COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
    Department approval date: n/a
    College approval date: March 22, 2013
    Dean approval date: April 12, 2013

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