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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Proposed changes to The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies degree Program in the College of Liberal Arts SECTIOn in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016

 

Dean Randy 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 of the college and the dean approved the changes on April 19 and May 23, 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 November 6, 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.

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 November 19, 2013.

Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 12, 2013.



Proposed changes to The Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies degree Program in the College of Liberal Arts SECTIOn in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016

NAME OF CHANGE:
  Academic Change

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:

Two tracks will be created within the Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REE) degree. The REE Area Studies major remains the same as it currently is—twenty-four credit hours, including six credits of upper-division language. The new track has a language focus, requiring thirty credits total, including twelve credits of upper-division language. The reason for this change is the new intensive format. Under the original credit plan, three years of language study was: 5+5 (first year), 4+4 (second year) and 3+3 (third year) for a total of twenty-four language credits (six upper-division, but twenty-four language total counting the first and second year). With the new intensive format, first and second year are completed in one year for twelve credits (6+6). Third year remains 3+3, for a total of eighteen language credits. We have recently been informed that ROTC students seeking a language scholarship must show evidence of twenty-four required language credits in the major to qualify for the scholarship. With the current intensive model, three years (worth) of language, while achieving the same skill level as in the past, only requires eighteen hours of language. Therefore, in order to not exclude the possibility of ROTC language scholarship students, we are creating a track that will require twenty-four language credits. The final six credits of language can be obtained either by taking the summer Moscow Plus Bridge Course (3+3) or by taking fourth year (3+3).


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

Will students in other degree programs be impacted (are the proposed changes to courses commonly taken by students in other colleges)?

  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A

Will students from your college take courses in other colleges?
  N/A
If yes, explain:
  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?
  No
If yes, explain:
  N/A

COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:

Department:
Yes
Date: March 27, 2013
College:
Yes
Date: April 19, 2013
Dean:
Yes
Date: May 23, 2013

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