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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN COURSES TO THE GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES 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 APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN COURSES TO THE GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES 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:
  1. Remove math deficiency language from #1 of prescribed work.

Rationale:
This change is addressed in a separate impact statement for the BS Geological Sciences degree, all options.

  1. Add Geological Sciences 365P to #4 of prescribed work (Geological Sciences)

Rationale:
Geological Sciences 365P Potential Field Applications in Geophysics. This course was intended to be required during curriculum revisions instituted for the 2008-10 catalog, when GEO 465K was assigned a new name/topic (Exploration Seismology). It was intended that GEO 365P, as a new required course, would cover potential field methods formerly within GEO 465K. Addition as a requirement at this time corrects this earlier omission.

  1. Add Geological Sciences 661 to #5 of prescribed work (Field/Research)

Rationale:
Geological Sciences 661, Geophysics Field Camp, may satisfy part or the entire field experience component of the BS Geological Sciences degree for geophysics majors. Fieldwork may include application of seismic, magnetic, and electrical and other methods, and related data processing and interpretation. Each half requires three consecutive weeks of fieldwork for a total of six weeks. The addition of this course allows students to choose more discipline-specific field experiences while also addressing enrollment issues in other field courses. There are three and six credit-hour options under the 661 course number that allow, as an option, credit for geophysics field courses offered by other institutions.

 


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.