2015-2016 Legislative Status


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Note: The following document numbers were corrected on February 23, 2016: D 14290-14316=>D 14190-14216; D 147xx=>D 142xx; D 148xx=>D 143xx.


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PENDING SOUTHERN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS COMMISSION ON COLLEGES (SACSCOC)
No legislation pending at this time.
PENDING TEXAS HIGHER EDUCATION COORDINATING BOARD

Proposal to Add an Environmental Engineering Degree Program in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13173-13180).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 2, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the legislation at its meeting on September 21, 2015. It was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on September 29, 2015. On November 4, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On February 17, 2016, UT System recommended approval and transmitted the legislation to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Proposed Addition of a Computational Engineering Degree Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13373-13380).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 19, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On November 16, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation and it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 17, 2015. On November 24, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. . On February 5, 2016, UT System Final recommended approval. On April 7, 2016, UT System transmitted additional. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Proposal to Delete the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Sciences Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13690-13693).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 24, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On December 11, 2015, the Faculty Council approved it and on December 14, 2015, it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On January 6, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 11, 2016, UT System transmitted additional. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

PENDING UT SYSTEM

Proposed Minor in Security Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13726-13732).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 24, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On December 14, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On December 15, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On January 5, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Proposed Addition of the Bachelor of Arts in Human Dimensions of Organizations Degree Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018(D 13970-13975).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 14, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the new degree on January 21, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 15, 2016, the Faculty Council unanimously approved the proposal. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 16, 2016. On March 10, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

PProposed Addition of a Bachelor of Arts in Design Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14047-14050).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the new degree on January 21, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 15, 2016, the Faculty Council unanimously approved the proposal. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 16, 2016. On March 11, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Proposed Addition of a Bachelor of Arts in Sustainability Studies Degree Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14058-14062).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the new degree on January 21, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 15, 2016, the Faculty Council unanimously approved the proposal. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 16, 2016. On March 11, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Proposed Changes to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree Program in the College of Pharmacy Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14153-14158).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on January 21, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 14, 2016, the Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. On February 15, 2016, legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president.  On February 22, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Proposed Addition of a Communication and Leadership Degree Program in the Moody College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14181-14185b).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 5, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the new degree on February 3, 2016,, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 15, 2016, the Faculty Council unanimously approved the proposal. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 16, 2016. On March 11, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Proposed to Create a Transcript-Recognized Certificate in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14293-14295). Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 11, 2016, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and interest to only one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on February 4, 2016, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 17, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 18, 2016. On March 11, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

PENDING PRESIDENT

Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women (D 14479-14480). Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 30, 2016, and classified as legislation of general interest. The Faculty Council approved the panel at its meeting on April 11, 2016, and transmitted it to the president on April 12, 2016.

Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the University of Texas at Austin Police Oversight Committee (D 14481). Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 30, 2016, and classified as legislation of general interest. The Faculty Council approved the panel at its meeting on April 11, 2016, and transmitted it to the president on April 12, 2016.

2015-2016 Faculty Rules and Governance Committee Proposal to change the Criteria Used to Determine the Voting Members of the General Faculty in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1010 and 2-1020 (D 14482-14489).Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 1, 2016, and classified as legislation of major interest. Members of the General Faculty were notified of the no-protest legislation and given a deadline of April 21, in which to submit a protest. Only two protests were received in the prescribed period. On April 22, 2016, the legislation was transmitted to the president. Final approval resides with UT System.

Resolution Requiring Counseling and Mental Healthy Center (CMHC) and Behavior Concerns Advice Line (BCAL) Information on All Course Syllabi (D 14501-14502). On March 21, 2016, the Faculty Council endorsed the proposal, which had been submitted by a Senate of College Councils' representative on the Faculty Council. The decision to implement the resolution resides with the president.

PENDING PROVOST
No legislation pending at this time.
PENDING FACULTY COUNCIL

Resolution from the Responsibilities, Rights, and Welfare of Graduate Student Academic Employees Committee Endorsing the Graduate Student Rights and Responsibilities Document (D 14522-14524 )Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 19, 2016. The Faculty Council will consider the resolution at its meeting on May 2, 2016.

Edcuational Policy Committee Revised Proposal to Change the Retroactive Withdrawal Policy in the General Information Catalog (D 14525-14527). At its meeting on April 11, 2016, the Faculty Council returned the proposal (D 14475-14476) to the committee for revisions. On April 26, 2016, the Office of the General Faculty received the revised proposal, which was subsequently posted on the Faculty Council website and classified as legislation of general interest.  The Faculty Council will consider the revised proposal at its meeting on May 2, 2016.

Revised Resolution from Standing Committee C-10 Recruitment and Retention Regarding Recruitment and Retention of Minority Students. The committee will present the revised resolution to the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 2. The resolution will be posted as soon as it is received.

PENDING GENERAL FACULTY
No legislation pending at this time.
PENDING GENERAL FACULTY STANDING COMMITTEES

Resolution from Standing Committee C-10 Recruitment and Retention Regarding Recruitment and Retention of Minority Students (D 14473). Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 30, 2016. At its meeting on April 11, 2016, the Faculty Council returned the resolution to the committee for revisions.

Educational Policy Committee Proposal to Change the Retroactive Withdrawal Policy in the General Information Catalog (D 14475-14476). Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 30, 2016, and classified as legislation of general interest. At its meeting on April 11, 2016, the Faculty Council returned the proposal to the committee for revisions.

OTHER ITEMS UNDER RECONSIDERATION
No legislation pending at this time.
ITEMS COMPLETED/WITHDRAWN/CLOSED

Faculty Educational Benefit Proposal from the Faculty Welfare Committee (D 11169-11170).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 16, 2014, and classified as legislation of general interest. The Faculty Council approved the proposal at its meeting on January 27, 2014, and it was transmitted to the president on January 29, 2014. On March 12, 2014, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Executive Vice President and Provost Gregory Fenves, Vice President for University Operations Patricia Clubb, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Kevin Hegarty, and Vice President for Legal Affairs Patricia Ohlendorf. On August 12, 2015, on behalf of the Faculty Council Executive Committee, Chair William Beckner wrote to President Fenves proposing that the legislation be returned to the Faculty Council for further study relating to its economic feasibility. On August 24, 2015, President Fenves returned the legislation to the Faculty Council for further study.

Resolution from the Faculty Council Executive Committee Regarding Conferral of Degrees (D 13170).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 2, 2015. The Faculty Council approved the resolution at its meeting on September 21, 2015. It was transmitted to the president for his information. No further action is required.

Proposed Addition of a BS in Arts and Entertainment Technology Degree Program in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13181-13184).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 4, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the legislation at its meeting on September 21, 2015. It was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on September 29, 2015. On November 4, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 4, 2016, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13202-13234 and D 13280-13304).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 9, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. On October 15, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on October 27, 2015. On October 29, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On December 1, 2015, UT System granted final approval.
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Accounting Minor (D 13202-13204).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Finance Minor(D 13205-13208).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Management Minor(D 13209-13211).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Management Information Systems Minor(D 13212-13214).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Marketing Minor (D 13215-13217).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Supply Chain Management Minor (D 13218-13220).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Business Minor (D 13221-13224).
  • Proposed Changes to the BBA in the Management Degree Program (D 13280-13283).
  • Proposed Changes to the BBA in the Accounting Degree Program (D 13284-13288).
  • Proposed Changes to the BBA in the Supply Chain Management Degree Program (D 13289-13292).
  • Proposed Changes to the BBA in the Science and Technology Management Degree Program (D 13293-13296).
  • Proposed Changes to the BBA Degree Program (D 13297-13304).
Proposed Changes to the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13225-13234 and D 13305-13315).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 9, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On October 22, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on October 27, 2015. On October 29, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On December 1, 2015, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposal to Delete the Transcript-Recognized Business Foundations Certificate (D 13225-13230). 
  • Proposal to Change the Transcript-Recognized Supply Logistics Optimization Certificate (D 13231-13234).
  • Proposal to Change the Transcript-Recognized Business and Public Policy Certificate (D 13305-13311)
  • Proposal to Change the Transfer Policy (D 13312-13315)
Proposed Changes to the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018(D 13235-13271).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 9, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. On October 15, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and they were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on October 27, 2015. On October 29, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On November 9, 2015, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the BA in Music Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13235-13238).
  • Proposed Changes to the BM Music Composition Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13239-13242).
  • Proposed Changes to the BM Harp Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13243-13246).
  • Proposed Changes to the BM Organ or Harpsichord Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13247-13250).
  • Proposed Changes to the BM Voice Performance Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13251-13254).
  • Proposed Changes to the BM Jazz Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13255-13259).
  • Proposed Changes to the BM Piano Performance Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13260-13263).
  • Proposed Changes to the BM Music Studies Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13264-13267).
  • Proposed Changes to the BM Orchestral Music Performance Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13268-13271).
Update to the Core Curriculum Course Lists for the 2016-2017 General Information Catalog (D 13272 -13277).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 5, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the legislation at its meeting on October 19, 2015. It was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on October 20, 2015. On October 26, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On November 3, 2015, UT System transmitted the legislation to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recommending approval. On January 6, 2016, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board acknowledged receipt. On February 25, 2016, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the BBA Finance Degree Program in the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13381-13386).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 9, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On November 2, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 3, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On November 20, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 7, 2016, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

Proposal to Add a Transcript-Recognized Business Healthcare Certificate in the McCombs School of Business chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13387-13392).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 9, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On November 2, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 3, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On December 9, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. 

Proposed Changes to the BBA Finance Degree Program in the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13393-13411).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 9, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On November 2, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 3, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On November 18, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposal to Change the Transcript-Recognized Real Estate Certificate (D 13393-13399).
  • Proposal to Change the Transcript-Recognized Global Management Certificate (D 13400-13406).
  • Proposal to Change the Transcript-Recognized Energy Management Certificate (D 13407-13411).
Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13412-13455).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 28, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. On November 4, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 5, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On November 18, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On December 1, 2015, UT System granted final approval.
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Asian Religions Minor (D 13412-13414).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Evolutionary and Functional Anatomy Minor (D 13415-13417).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Primatology Minor (D 13418-13420).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Anthropology Minor (D 13421-13423).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Classical Studies Minor (D 13424-13426).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Economics Minor (D 13427-13430).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Government Minor (D 13431-13433).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Philosophy of Law Minor (D 13434-13436).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Philosophy of Mind and Language Minor (D 13437-13440).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Philosophy Minor (D 13441-13443).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Religious Studies Minor (D 13444-13449).
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Sociology Minor (D 13450-13452).
  • Proposed Changes to the Asian American Studies Degree Program (D 13453-13455)
Proposed Changes to the Academic Policies and Procedures Section in the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13456-13459).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 28, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. On November 4, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 5, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On November 18, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Proposal to Create a Transcript-Recognized Applied Statistical Modeling Certificate in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13460-13467).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 29, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On November 11, 2015, the Faculty Council approved it on a no-protest basis and on November 12, 2015, it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On December 9, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On April 19, 2016, UT System notified the provost’s office of a recent policy change that eliminated the requirement to get UT System Office of General Council and Office of Academic Affairs approval for catalog revisions. Therefore, the proposal was withdrawn and considered final approved at the institutional level.

Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science and Arts Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13468-13477).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 29, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. If no objections are filed with the Office of the General Faculty by November 11, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 12, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On November 24, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Proposed Deletions of the Bachelor of Arts Majors in Biochemistry, Biology, and Human Ecology in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13478-13483).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 29, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. If no objections are filed with the Office of the General Faculty by November 11, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 12, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On November 24, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On February 8, 2016, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted approval of the legislation on the condition that SACSCOC also approves of the deletions. A letter dated February 3, 2016, from SACSCOC confirmed their approval. No further action is required.

Proposed Changes to the BA Plan I Major in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13484-13495).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 29, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. If no objections are filed with the Office of the General Faculty by November 11, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 12, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On November 24, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Proposal to Allow “Appropriate Associate Dean” as Signatory on Significant Course Record Changes as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee (D 13496-13499).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 30, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest. On November 13, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. It was transmitted to the president on November 17, 2015. On November 24, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois recommended approval. That same day, President Gregory Fenves granted final approval with formal notification to UT System.

Proposed Revision to the Recognition of Undergraduate Minors on Official University Transcripts as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee (D 13500-13502).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 30, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest. On November 13, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. It was transmitted to the president on November 17, 2015. On November 24, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois recommended approval. That same day, President Gregory Fenves granted final approval with formal notification to UT System.

Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13503-13523).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 12, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. On November 18, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 20, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On November 24, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the BA Plan I & II, and Psychology BS Degree Programs (D 13503-13507).
  • Proposed Changes to the Classical Languages Degree Program (D 13508-13511).
  • Proposed Changes to the Classical Studies Degree Program (D 13512-13514).
  • Proposed Changes to the Iberian and Latin American Languages and Cultures Degree Program (D 13515-13517).
  • Proposed Changes to the Liberal Arts Honors Programs (D 13518-13520).
  • Proposed Changes to the Latin American Studies Degree Program (D 13521-13523).
Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13524-13544).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 12, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. On November 18, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 20, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On November 24, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the American Studies Degree Program (D 13524-13526).
  • Proposed Changes to the Philosophy Degree Program (D 13527-13529).
  • Proposed Changes to the International Relations and Global Studies Degree Program (D 13530-13533).
  • Proposed Changes to the Linguistics Degree Program (D 13534-13536).
  • Proposed Changes to the Mexican American Studies Degree Program (D 13537-13540).
  • Proposed Changes to the Sociology Degree Program (D 13541-13544).
Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13545-13558).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 12, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school. On November 18, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 20, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On November 24, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval. Campus Carry Resolution (D 13607).
The proposed resolution was transmitted to the Faculty Council membership on November 3, 2015. On November 16, 2015, the Faculty Council amended and endorsed the resolution. On November 17, 2015, it was transmitted to the president for his information.

AAUP Academic Freedom and Responsibility Resolution (D 13608).
The proposed resolution was transmitted to the Faculty Council website on November 3, 2015. On November 16, 2015, the Faculty Council amended and endorsed the resolution. On November 17, 2015, it was transmitted to the president for his information.

Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13610-13638 and D 13679-13689 ).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 24, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On December 11, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On December 15, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On January 6, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 14, 2016, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the Elements of Computing Certificate (D 13610-13613). 
  • Proposed Changes to the Food and Society Certificate (D 13614-13617).
  • Proposed Changes to the Forensic Science Certificate (D 13618-13621).
  • Proposed Changes to the Pre-Health Professions Certificate (D 13622-13629).
  • Proposed Changes to the Certificate in Scientific Computation (D 13630-13632).
  • Proposed Creation of a Marine Science Certificate (D 13633-13638).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Medical Laboratory Science Degree Program (D 13679-13682).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Physics Degree Program (D 13683-13689).
Proposal to Change the "Designated College Scholars" Policy as a Approved by the Educational Policy Committee (D 13694-13695).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 30, 2015, and classified as general legislation. On December 14, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On December 16, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the president. On February 29, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to President Fenves recommending approval. On March 3, 2016, President Fenves granted final approval and sent formal notification to UT System.

Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13639-13678).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 24, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On December 4, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the proposals on a no-protest basis. On December 7, 2015, the proposals were transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On December 10, 2015, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On April 19, 2016, UT System notified the provost’s office of a recent policy change that eliminated the requirement to get UT System Office of General Council and Office of Academic Affairs approval for catalog revisions. Therefore, the proposal was withdrawn and considered final approved at the institutional level.
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Astronomy Degree Program(D 13639-13641).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Biochemistry Degree Program (D 13642-13645).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Chemistry Degree Program (D 13646-13650).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Human Development and Family Sciences Degree Program (D 13651-13655).
  • Proposed Changes to Admissions and Degree Plan in Neurosciences (D 13656-13661).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Nutrition Degree Program (D 13662-13669).
  • Proposed Changes to the Front Chapter (D 13670-13678).
Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13708-13735 ).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 24, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On December 14, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On December 15, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On January 5, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On February 18, 2016, UT System granted final approval. Proposed Minor in Information Studies in the School of Information Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13736-13739).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on December 7, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On December 14, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On December 15, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On January 6, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On February 18, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Changes to the Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Arts, Plan II Dual Degree Program in the School of Architecture Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13740-13746).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on December 7, 2015, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On December 14, 2015, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On December 15, 2015, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On January 5, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On February 9, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Architecture/Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Dual Degree Program in the School of Architecture Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13747-13753).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on December 7, 2015, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On December 21, 2015, the Faculty Council approved it and on December 22, 2015, it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On January 5, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On February 9, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Proposed Changes and Additions to the Bridging Disciplines Program in the School of Undergraduate Studies Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13756-13780 and D 14034-14039).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 13, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the minor on January 6, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty On January 26, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the minors on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 27, 2016. On February 1, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On February 29, 2016, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the Bridging Disciplines Programs (D 13756-13760).
  • New Ethics and Leadership in Business Certificate (D 13761-13765).
  • New Ethics and Leadership in Health Care Certificate (D 13766-13770).
  • New Ethics and Leadership in Law, Politics, and Government Certificate (D 13771-13775).
  • New Ethics and Leadership in Media Certificate (D 13776-13780).
  • New Museum Studies Certificate (D 14034-14039).
Proposed Changes to the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13781-13831).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 13, 2016, and classified 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 minor on January 6, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On January 20, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the proposals on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 21, 2016. On January 26, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 2, 2016, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Architectural Engineering (D 13781-13789).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Aerospace Engineering (D 13790-13797).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Biomedical Engineering (D 13798-13808).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Civil Engineering (D 13809-13817).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Geosystem Engineering and Hydrology (D 13818-13824).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Petroleum Engineering (D 13825-13831).
Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree Programs in the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13832-13846).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 13, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the minor on January 6, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On January 26, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the minors on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 27, 2016. On January 29, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the School of Architecture Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13847-13856).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 13, 2016, and classified 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 minor on January 6, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On January 20, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the minors on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 21, 2016. On January 26, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On February 22, 2016, UT System granted final approval. Proposed Additions to the Jackson School of Geosciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13857-13891 and D 13901-13914).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 13, 2016, and classified 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 minor on January 6, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On January 20, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the minors on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 21, 2016. On January 26, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On February 29, 2016, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the BA in Geological Sciences (D 13857-13863).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Geological Sciences, Option I (D 13864-13870).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Geological Sciences, Option II (D 13871-13875).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Geological Sciences, Option III (D 13876-13881).
  • Proposed Changes to the BS in Geological Sciences, Option V (D 13882-13886).
  • Proposed Changes to the Graduation Section (D 13887-13891).
  • Proposed Changes to the Academic Policy and Procedures Section (D 13901-13905).
  • Proposed Changes to the Admissions Section (D 13906-13910).
  • Proposed New Presentation of Degree Requirements Section (D 13911-13914).
Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Degree Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13892-13900).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 13, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the minor on January 6, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On January 26, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the minors on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 27, 2016. On January 29, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 4, 2016, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences content common to Jackson School of Geoscience, College of Liberal Arts, and College of Natural Sciences in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13915-13936).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 13, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the minor on January 6, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On January 26, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the minors on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 27, 2016. On February 1, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.
  • Changes in the Jackson School of Geosciences Chapter (D 13915-13922).
  • Changes in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter (D 13923-13929).
  • Changes in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter (D 13930-13936).
Proposed Additions to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13937-13943).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 13, 2016, and classified 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 minor on December 2, 2015, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On January 20, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the minors on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 21, 2016. On January 26, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On February 29, 2016, UT System granted final approval. Proposed Additions to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13954-13969).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 13, 2016, and classified 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 minor on November 11, 2015, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On January 20, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the minors on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 21, 2016. On January 26, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On February 29, 2016, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the European Studies Degree Program (D 13954-13957).
  • Proposed Changes to the Urban Studies Degree Program (D 13958-13961).
  • Proposed Changes to the Women's and Gender Studies Degree Program (D 13962-13965).
  • Proposed New Women's and Gender Studies Minor (D 13966-13969).
Proposed Changes to the Admissions Section in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 13944-13953).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 13, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the minor on January 6, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On January 26, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the minors on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 27, 2016. On February 1, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On February 17, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Campus Carry Resolution, January 25, 2016 (D 14033).
At its meeting on January 25, 2016, the Faculty Council endorsed the resolution, which had been introduced by a voting member of the Faculty Council. It was posted on the Faculty Council website on January 26, 2016. On February 1, 2016, the resolution was transmitted to the president for his information.

Proposed Changes to the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14040-14046).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified 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 minor on January 20, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 8, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the proposals on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 9, 2016. On February 19, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On April 19, 2016, UT System notified the provost’s office of a recent policy change that eliminated the requirement to get UT System Office of General Council and Office of Academic Affairs approval for catalog revisions. Therefore, the proposal was withdrawn and considered final approved at the institutional level. Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14051-14057).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on January 20, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 14, 2016, the Faculty Council approved the changes. On February 15, 2016, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On February 22, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the Moody College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14063-14087).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified 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 minor on January 20, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 8, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the proposals on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 9, 2016. On February 19, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On April 19, 2016, UT System notified the provost’s office of a recent policy change that eliminated the requirement to get UT System Office of General Council and Office of Academic Affairs approval for catalog revisions. Therefore, the proposal was withdrawn and considered final approved at the institutional level.
  • Proposed Changes to the Advertising Degree Program (D 14063-14066)
  • Proposed Changes to the Communication Studies Degree Program (D 14067-14070)
  • Proposed Changes to the Journalism Degree Program (D 14071-14076)
  • Proposed Changes to the Public Relations Degree Program (D 14077-14080)
  • Proposed Changes to the Radio-Television-Film Degree Program (D 14081-14087)
Proposed Changes to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Degree Program in the Moody College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14088-14092).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on January 20, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 14, 2016, the Faculty Council approved the changes. On February 15, 2016, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On February 19, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On April 19, 2016, UT System notified the provost’s office of a recent policy change that eliminated the requirement to get UT System Office of General Council and Office of Academic Affairs approval for catalog revisions. Therefore, the proposal was withdrawn and considered final approved at the institutional level.

Proposed Changes to the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14093-14114c).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on January 20, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 14, 2016, the Faculty Council approved the changes. On February 15, 2016, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On February 22, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering Degree Program (D 14093-14103)
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree Program (D 14104-14114c)
Proposed Changes to the College of Education Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14115-14139).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified 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 minor on January 20, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 8, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the proposals on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 9, 2016. On February 22, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the Youth and Community Studies Major (D 14115-14117)
  • Proposed Changes to the Applied Movement Science Major (D 14118-14121)
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science Athletic Training Degree Program (D 14122-14124)
  • Proposed Addition of an Educational Psychology Minor (D 14125-14128)
  • Proposed Changes to the Exercise Science Major (D 14129-14132)
  • Proposed Changes to the Physical Culture and Sports Major (D 14133-14135)
  • Proposed Changes to the Sport Management Major (D 14136-14139)
Proposed Changes to the College of Education Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14140-14147).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on January 20, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 14, 2016, the Faculty Council approved the changes. On February 15, 2016, the legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On February 22, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.
  • Proposed Changes to the Health Promotion Major (D 14140-14143)
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health Degree Program (D 14144-14147)
Proposed Changes to the Law Degree Program in the in the School of Law Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14148-14152).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified 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 minor on January 20, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 8, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the proposals on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 9, 2016. On February 22, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Social Work in the School of Social Work Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14159-14162).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on January 21, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 14, 2016, the Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. On February 15, 2016, legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president.  On February 22, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Proposed Addition of a Minor in Social Work in the School of Social Work Chapter in in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14163-14165).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2016, and classified 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 minor on January 20, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 8, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the proposals on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 9, 2016. On February 22, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Art in Art: Art History Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14186-14189).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 5, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the new degree on February 3, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty On February 18, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 23, 2016. On March 7, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On April 22, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14190-14195).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 5, 2016, and classified 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 changes on February 3, 2016, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 11, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 12, 2016. On February 19, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On April 19, 2016, UT System notified the provost’s office of a recent policy change that eliminated the requirement to get UT System Office of General Council and Office of Academic Affairs approval for catalog revisions. Therefore, the proposal was withdrawn and considered final approved at the institutional level. Note: document numbers corrected on February 23, 2016: 142xx=>141xx; 143xx=>142xx. Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14196-14216).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 5, 2016, and classified 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 changes on February 3, 2016, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On February February 11, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 12, 2016. On February 22, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval. Note: document numbers corrected on February 23, 2016: 142xx=>141xx; 143xx=>142xx.
  • Proposed Changes to the Asian Cultures and Languages Degree Program with a Specialization in Japanese (D 14196-14198).
  • Proposal to Change the Transcript-Recognized Certificate in African Studies (D 14199-14203)
  • New Transcript-Recognized Core Texts and Ideas Minor (D 14204-14206)
  • New Transcript-Recognized Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Sexualities Certificate (D 14207-14212)
  • New Transcript-Recognized Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer/Sexualities Minor (D 14213-14216)
Proposed Changes to the Moody College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14217-14254).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 5, 2016, and classified 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 changes on February 3, 2016, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 11, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 12, 2016. On February 19, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On April 19, 2016, UT System notified the provost’s office of a recent policy change that eliminated the requirement to get UT System Office of General Council and Office of Academic Affairs approval for catalog revisions. Therefore, the proposal was withdrawn and considered final approved at the institutional level. Note: document numbers corrected on February 23, 2016: 147xx=>142xx; 148xx=>143xx.
  • New Transcript-Recognized Minor in Communication Studies (D 14217-14221)
  • New Transcript-Recognized Minor in Health Communications (D 14222-14229)
  • New Transcript-Recognized Minor in Journalism (D 14230-14233)
  • New Transcript-Recognized Minor in Visual Media (D 14234-14237)
  • New Transcript-Recognized Minor in US Latino and Latin American Media Studies (D 14238-14241)
  • New Transcript-Recognized Minor in Communication and Society: Science Communication (D 14242-14246)
  • Deletion of the Transcript-Recognized Certificate in US Latino and Latin American Media Studies (D 14247-14250)
  • Deletion of the Transcript-Recognized Certificate in Communication and Society: Science Communication (D 14251-14254)
Proposed Changes to the Skills and Experience Flag Section in the College of Undergraduate Studies Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14255-14257).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 5, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the new degree on February 3, 2016, and forwarded the proposal to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 18, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 23, 2016. On March 7, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On April 22, 2016, UT System granted final approval.

Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Accounting/Finance Minor for Business Economics Option Program in the Red McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14258-14261).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 11, 2016, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and interest to only one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on February 3, 2016, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 17, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the addition on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 18, 2016. On February 22, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president.  On April 19, 2016, UT System notified the provost’s office of a recent policy change that eliminated the requirement to get UT System Office of General Council and Office of Academic Affairs approval for catalog revisions. Therefore, the proposal was withdrawn and considered final approved at the institutional level. Note: document numbers corrected on February 23, 2016: 147xx=>142xx; 148xx=>143xx.

Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14262-14268).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 11, 2016, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and interest to only one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on February 4, 2016, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 17, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 18, 2016. On February 22, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the presidentOn March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval. Note: document numbers corrected on February 23, 2016: 147xx=>142xx; 148xx=>143xx.
  • Proposed Changes to the BSA in Biology (D 14262-14264)
  • Proposed Changes to the Admissions Policy for the Major in Public Health (D 14265-14268)
Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14269-14286).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 11, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on February 4, 2016, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 24, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 25, 2016. . On March 7, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On April 19, 2016, UT System notified the provost’s office of a recent policy change that eliminated the requirement to get UT System Office of General Council and Office of Academic Affairs approval for catalog revisions. Therefore, the proposal was withdrawn and considered final approved at the institutional level. Note: document numbers corrected on February 23, 2016: 147xx=>142xx; 148xx=>143xx.
  • Proposed Changes to the Flags in the BSA Degree Program (D 14269-14280)
  • Proposed Changes to the Internal and External Transfer Policies (D 14281-14286)
Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14287-14340).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 11, 2016, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and interest to only one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on February 4, 2016, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 17, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 18, 2016. On February 22, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 10, 2016, UT System granted final approval. Note: document numbers corrected on February 23, 2016: 147xx=>142xx; 148xx=>143xx.
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in Asian American Studies (D 14287-14289)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in Chinese (D 14290-14292)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Certificate in Korean (D 14296-14298)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in Arabic (D 14299-14301)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in American Sign Language (D 14302-14304)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in Comparative Literature (D 14305-14307)
  • Proposed Changes to the English Degree Program (D 14308-14312)
  • Proposed Changes to the Admission Policy for the Economics Degree Program (D 14313-14316)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in Hebrew (D 14317-14319)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in Italian (D 14320-14322)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in Latin (D 14323-14325)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in Persian (D 14326-14328)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in Rhetoric and Writing (D 14329-14331)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in Russian (D 14332-14334)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in Slavic and Eurasian Languages (D 14335-14337)
  • Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Minor in Turkish (D 14338-14340)
Proposed Addition of a Transcript-Recognized Certificate in Computational Science and Engineering in the Academic Policy and Procedures Section of the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14341-14347).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 11, 2016, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and interest to only one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on February 4, 2016, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 17, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the addition on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 18, 2016. On February 23, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On April 19, 2016, UT System notified the provost’s office of a recent policy change that eliminated the requirement to get UT System Office of General Council and Office of Academic Affairs approval for catalog revisions. Therefore, the proposal was withdrawn and considered final approved at the institutional level. Note: document numbers corrected on February 23, 2016: 147xx=>142xx; 148xx=>143xx.

Proposed Changes to the Degrees and Programs Section of the Jackson School of Geosciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14348-14354).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 11, 2016, and classified as legislation of exclusive application and interest to only one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on February 4, 2016, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 17, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 18, 2016. On February 23, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On April 19, 2016, UT System notified the provost’s office of a recent policy change that eliminated the requirement to get UT System Office of General Council and Office of Academic Affairs approval for catalog revisions. Therefore, the proposal was withdrawn and considered final approved at the institutional level. Note: document numbers corrected on February 23, 2016: 147xx=>142xx; 148xx=>143xx.

Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2016-2018 (D 14355-14377).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 11, 2016, and classified as legislation of general application and interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on February 4, 2016, and forwarded the proposals to the Office of the General Faculty. On February 24, 2016, The Faculty Council approved the changes on a no-protest basis. The legislation was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on February 25, 2016. . On March 7, 2016, Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Judith H. Langlois transmitted the legislation to UT System on behalf of the president. On March 23, 2016, UT System granted final approval with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Biology (D 14355-14359).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (D 14360-14367).
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (D 14368-14377).
Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the University Co-op Board of Directors (D 14401). Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 16, 2016 and classified as legislation of general interest. On March 21, 2016, the Faculty Council unanimously approved the panel by voice vote. On March 22, 2016, it was transmitted to the president for his consideration. On March 31, 2016, President Fenves appointed Professor John S. Dzienkowski (law) to a four-year term beginning September 1, 2016 through August 31 2020.

Educational Policy Committee Proposal to Change the Retroactive Withdrawal Policy in the General Information Catalog (D 14474-14476). Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 30, 2016, and classified as legislation of general interest. The Faculty Council returned the proposal to the committee for revisions. On April 26, 2016, the Office of the General Faculty received a revised proposal (D 14525-14527), which will be considered by the Council at its meeting on May 2, 2016.

Election of Voting Faculty Members to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC) (D 14477-14478). Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 30, 2016, and classified as legislation of general interest. On April 11, 2016, the Faculty Council elected Professor Elizabeth Cullingford (English) and Dr. Jennifer Moon (biology) to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee to serve three-year terms beginning September 1, 2016, and ending August 31, 2019.