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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION SECTION IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION SECTION IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2014-2016


Dean Manuel Justiz in the College of Education has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the College of Education section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. The faculty of the department, college, and the dean approved the changes on November 18, 2013. 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 ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION SECTION IN THE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 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:
    A. Update the locations of where students can get information about teacher preparation and kinesiology majors.
    Rationale: All of the deans office advisers are cross-trained so students can visit either office for information about all our programs.
    B. Under the “Admission to the Professional Development Sequence,” change the GPA requirements from statement to a generic statement so that the catalog is unaffected by changes made by the legislature or the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Also, change the number of hours students can lack when entering the Professional Development Sequence from “no more than twelve hours of coursework outside the sequence” to “no more than three hours of coursework outside the sequence.”
    Rationale: The legislature and TEA can make changes to GPA requirements at any time, and we need to stay in compliance with them. A generic GPA statement eliminates the need to change the catalog every time either makes a change. Reducing the hours remaining outside the Professional Development Sequence (PDS) provides a better structure for students and allows us to keep them from trying to take too many classes via concurrent enrollment or mini-mesters during their PDS.

  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?
    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
  4. COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
    Department approval date: November 18, 2013
    College approval date: November 18, 2013
    Dean approval date: November 18, 2013

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