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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

REQUEST TO ADD A NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING GRAND CHALLENGES SCHOLARS PROGRAM CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND/OR REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION ON THE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS

Interim Dean Sharon Wood in the School of Engineering has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the School of Engineering section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on March 25 and April 8, 2013, respectively. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on November 13, 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 the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

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 December 6, 2013.

Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 20, 2013

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REQUEST TO ADD A NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING GRAND CHALLENGES SCHOLARS PROGRAM CERTIFICATE PROGRAM AND/OR REQUEST FOR RECOGNITION ON THE UNIVERSITY TRANSCRIPTS

1. Type of Proposal       New Certificate Program

2. Scope of Proposed Change

a. Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? Yes
 

Students from across colleges and schools will have the opportunity to apply for this program.

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

This is an interdisciplinary program with a focus on engineering solutions that need diverse teams to design innovative, sustainable solutions.

 
c. Will students from your college take courses in other colleges? Yes
 

Students will take our ES 377 course in addition to their traditional academic course of study, which may include electives from other colleges.

 

If the answer to 2a, 2b, or 2c is “yes”:

How many students do you expect to be impacted?
~30/long semester

Impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:

    • Person communicated with:
      Bridging Disciplines director; director of Global Initiative for Education and Leadership; vice provost for International Programs; assistant dean of Student Affairs for CSE; director of Institute for Community Development; director of Dell Social Innovation Challenge
      Date of communication: several meetings throughout 2011-13
      Response: guided our team in determining appropriate course alignment with a focus on four-year graduation rate and collaborating on student recruitment and faculty mentoring

3. Official Certificate Name: Undergraduate Certificate – National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges Scholars Program

4. Proposed Implementation Date: Fall 2014

5. CIP Code (administrative unit awarding the certificate): 52.0299 Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other

6. Statement of Objective

This National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges Scholars Program (GCSP) certificate is designed to educate engineering undergraduates to have the technical expertise, breadth of knowledge, and the social, ethical, and environmental awareness to successfully pursue leadership positions in addressing the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering.

7. Number of Students Expected to Receive the Certificate Each Semester: ~20

8. Number of Hours Required for Completion:

The certificate program is designed to be complementary to the student’s traditional academic path. Students complete courses, research projects, community projects, a final reflective report, and final design that specifically address each of the five components listed above. The students must take the Engineering Studies (ES377) course upon entrance to the program. Students will choose designated courses from within the GCSP plan from each of the five components that total at least eighteen hours but no more than twenty-four hours of coursework.

9. List Faculty on the Certificate Program Faculty Committee

Name of Faculty Member

College/Department

Title at UT Austin

Highest Degree and Awarding Institution

Dr. Christina White,
program chair

Cockrell School of Engineering/Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

director, Longhorn Grand Challenges Scholars & K12 Partners Program

director, Design, Technology, and Engineering for All Children

EdD – Columbia University

*Dr. Robert Metcalfe

Cockrell School of Engineering/ME

professor, director of Innovation

PhD – Harvard University

*Dr. Richard Crawford

Cockrell School of Engineering/ME

professor, Temple Foundation Endowed Faculty Fellow No. 3

PhD – Purdue University

*Dr. Michael Webber

Cockrell School of Engineering/ME

assistant professor

PhD – Stanford University

*Dr. Dorie Gilbert

School of Social Work

associate professor

PhD – The University of Texas at Austin

Dr. Alison Alter

College of Liberal Arts

managing director, Global Initiative for Education and Leadership

PhD – Harvard University

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10. Academic Course Requirements:

Our courses are categorized within the five components: research, interdisciplinary curriculum, entrepreneurship, service-learning, and global dimensions.

RESEARCH


Course Abbreviation and Number

Course Title

SCH

UGS 302

The Engineered World: Innovation, Products, and Systems

3

ME 302

Introduction to Engineering Design and Graphics

3

ARE 320K or L

Introduction to Design I or II

3

CE 369L

Air Pollution Engineering

3

BME 370

Principles in Engineering Design

3

EE 374K

Biomedical Electronic Instrument Design

3

ME 374S

Solar Energy Systems Design

3

ARE 465

Integrated Design Project

4

EE 374L

Applications of Biomedical Engineering

3

ASE, BME, CE, CHE, EE, ME, PGE 333T

Engineering Communication

3

ME 366J

Mechanical Engineering Design Methodology

3

CHE 341

Design for Environment

3

ASE 372K

Altitude Dynamics

3

CE 364

Design of Wastewater and Water Treatment Facilities

3

ME 266P

Design Project Laboratory

2

BME 371

Biomedical Engineering Design Project

3

CE 341

Introduction to Environmental Engineering

3

ARE 370

Design of Energy Efficient and Healthy Buildings

3

 

All Senior Engineering Design Project Capstone Courses

2

CHE 357

Technology and Its Impact on the Environment

3

EE 464

Corporate/Multidisciplinary/Honors Senior Design

4

ASE 374K

Space Systems Engineering Design

3

ASE 372L

Satellite Applications

3

ASE 361K

Aircraft Design I

3

ASE 361K

Aircraft Design II

3

ASE 374L

Spacecraft/Mission Design

3

CE 342

Water and Wastewater Treatment Engineering

3

CE 365K

Hydraulic Engineering Design

3

CE 366K

Design of Bituminous Mixtures

3

CE 367

Highway Engineering

3

CE 367T

Traffic Engineering

3

CE 369L

Air Pollution Engineering

3

CHE 311

Engineering Sustainable Technologies

3

CHE 339

Cell and Tissue Engineering

3

EE 309S

Development of a Solar-Powered Vehicle

3

EE 374L

Applications of Biomedical Engineering

3

EE 360 or 460

Special Problems in EE

3

EE 362R

Renewable Energy and Power Systems

3

EE 371D

Introduction to Neural Networks

3

EE 371R

Digital Image and Video Processing

3

EE 372S

Cyrptography and Network Security

3

EE 347K

Biomedical Electronic Instrument Design

3

EE 374L

Applications of Biomedical Engineering

3

ME 162N, 236N

Concepts in Nuclear and Radiation Engineering

3

ME 337C

Introduction to Nuclear Power Systems

3

ME 337F

Nuclear Environmental Protection

3

ME 337G

Nuclear Safety and Security

3

ME 354M

Biomechanics of Human Movement

3

ME 361E

Nuclear Reactor Operations and Engineering

3

ME 361F

Radiation and Radiation Protection Lab

3

ME 365L

Industrial Design for Production

3

PGE 323K

Reservoir Engineering I: Primary Recovery

3

PGE 323L

Reservoir Engineering II: Secondary and Tertiary Recovery

3

PGE 323M

Reservoir Engineering III: Numerical Simulation

3

PGE 361

Advanced Reservoir Engineering

3

PGE 364

Natural Gas Engineering

3

PGE 376

Special Problems in Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering

3

INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULA


Course Abbreviation and Number

Course Title

SCH

ALD 327

Sociocultural Influences on Learning

3

ANT 324L/URB 354

Urban Anthropology

3

ANT 302

Cultural Anthropology

3

ANT 305

Expressive Culture

3

ANT 307

Culture & Communication

3

ANT 309L

The American Public Sphere

3

ANT 316L

Gender in the African American Community

3

ANT 318L

Mexican American Culture

3

ANT 324L

Activist Research Practicum

3

ANT 324L/R S 373M

Biomedicine, Ethics & Culture

3

AMS 370

American Disasters

3

AMS 370/GOV 370L/WGS 345

Leadership in America

3

BA 321L

Contemporary Leadership Issues

3

CTI 302

Classics of Socl/Polit Thought

3

CTI 303

Competing Visions of Good Life

3

ECO 301

Introduction to Economics

3

ECO 304K

Intro. to Microeconomics

3

ECO 304L

Intro. To Macroeconomics

3

FR 374D/ANT 324L

Science, Technology & Race

3

GRG 305

This Human World

3

GRG 306C

Conservation

3

GRG 307C

Introduction to Urban Studies

3

GRG 319

Geography of Latin America

3

HDF 340:

Ethics/Philosophy/Professional Development Issues

3

LAH 350/T C 357

Technology Change & Financial Crisis

3

LIN 306

Introduction to the Study of Language

3

MAN 337

Strategic Change & Innovation

3

MAN 337

Women in Management

3

PHL 304

Contemporary moral problems

3

PHL 325C

Environmental Ethics

3

PHL 325M

Medicine, Ethics, & Society

3

PHL 325M

Interprofessional Ethics

3

PSY 301

Introduction to Psychology

3

RS 310

Introduction to the Study of Religion

3

SOC 302

Introduction to the Study of Society

3

SOC 308C

Peace and Conflict

3

SOC 308D

Ethnicity and Gender: La Chicana

3

SOC 309

Chicanos in American Society

3

SOC 319

Introduction to Social Demography

3

SS 301

Honors Social Science

3

TC 357: 1962

Year of Creativity/Cultures/Crisis

3

TC 357

History of American Medicine

3

UGS 303

Creative Problem Solving

3

AMS 330

American Studies

3

ARC 308/318K/318L

Architecture

3

ARH 301/302/303

Art History

3

CC 301/302/
302K/303/307C
/307D/317

Classical Civilization

3

FA 310/320

Fine Arts

3

PHL 317K/346

Philosophy

3

ENTREPRENEURSHIP


Course Abbreviation and Number

Course Title

SCH

CE 171P

Engineering Professionalism

1

MAN 337/ES 377/CS 378/EE 364E

Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurship

3

MAN 337

Strategic Change & Innovation

3

CHE 342

Chemical Engineering Economics and Business Analysis

3

ES 370H

Engineering Entrepreneurship

3

EE 366

Engineering Economics I

3

EE 366K

Engineering Economics II

3

EE 464S

Start-Up Senior Design Project

3

ME 353

Engineering Finance

3

PGE 365

Resource Economics and Valuation

3

PGE 323L

Energy Finance

3

SERVICE-LEARNING


Course Abbreviation and Number

Course Title

SCH

ES 460

Projects for Underserved Communities

4

ES 160

Service-Learning for Engineers

1

ES 260

Service-Learning for Engineers

2

ES 360

Service-Learning for Engineers

3

GLOBAL DIMENSION


Course Abbreviation and Number

Course Title

SCH

ANS 372/ANT 324L

Global Markets & Local Cultures

3

TC 357

Energy and Society

3

MAN 337

Global Strategy & Translational Management

3

11. Other Certificate Requirements:

All GC scholar candidates must:

  • attend the GCSP course ES 377 for one semester at the beginning of their program [note: recognizing that students can complete other program elements before being accepted into the GCSP].
  • present a design presentation on project at least once a year in the GCSP seminar for critical feedback from director & fellow GC scholars (and welcomed faculty and/or industry).
  • meet with the GC director and/or advisor at least once a semester to present and assess project progress and address program plan with action steps that are submitted for review to the GC director and associate directors.

12. Give a Detailed Rationale for Change(s):

The Grand Challenges Scholars certificate program is designed to offer students from all majors an introduction to the program with Engineering Studies 377, an array of University-wide course connections, and mentorship to complete rigorous interdisciplinary research and innovative design prototypes. This program will guide students in choosing an academic path so that those course concepts and activities connect to the five program components. Completion of the five components will be assessed on rubrics by a review committee comprised of faculty, staff, student leaders, and key industry members. This certificate program will provide students with the scholarship network and formal recognition from the National Academy of Engineering for their efforts.

13. College/School Approval Process

Approver:   College
Date:   March 25, 2013
Approver:   Dean
Date:   April 8, 2013

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