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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION TO THE GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM IN THE JACKSON SCHOOL OF GEOSCIENCES SECTION in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016

 

Dean Sharon Mosher in the School of Geosciences has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the School of Geosciences section in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on September 27, 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 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 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 27, 2013.

Dean P. Neikirk

Dean P. Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 20, 2013.



PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ADMISSION AND REGISTRATION TO THE GEOLOGICAL SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM IN THE JACKSON SCHOOL OF GEOSCIENCES 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:

Raise the minimum required cumulative GPA for internal transfer applicants from 2.75 to 3.00 for Geological Sciences (GEO) degree programs (BA and BS, all options). The internal transfer admissions process for the BS Environmental Science, entry-level and BS Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology degrees are not included in this proposal.

Rationale: Currently far more students are applying for internal transfer to GEO than there are available spots (generally 55-65 per year in GEO), and the caliber of applicants is rising. Having current University students apply without a realistic chance of success impedes their planning for their academic program and timely graduation.

 

GEO Internal Transfers

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Number of Applicants

78

95

99

Average Applicant GPA

2.948

3.066

3.129

Admit Average

3.400

3.404

3.507

Deny Average

2.880

2.798

2.932

 

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?
  No
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: September 26, 2013
College:
Yes
Date: September 27, 2013
Dean:
Yes
Date: September 27, 2013

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