21-22 Legislation

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Legislation for 2021-2022

LEGISLATION COMPLETED, WITHDRAWN, OR CLOSED in 2021-2022

D 18764-18767 Proposal to Add Dual Electrical and Computer Engineering Honors and Canfield Business Honors Program Degree in the School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on a no-protest basis on July 13, 2021, and approved July 26, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Wood on July 28, 2021 and approved on August 3, 2021.

D 18910 Resolution from the Faculty Council Executive Committee Regarding Conferral of DegreesDistributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu August 31, 2021 and was approved by no-protest September 7, 2021. No further action is required.

D 18940-18942 Educational Policy Committee Resolution in Support of Exam Testing Space. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on August 31, 2021. Discussed by the Faculty Council May 3, 2021, and August 16, 2021. Approved by majority vote by the Council on September 20, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Wood for her information on September 22, 2021. Provost Wood responded to the resolution on October 19, 2021.

D 18785-18789 Revisions to the Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1060-PM Entitled Standing Committees of the General Faculty - Institutional Policy or Governance Committees. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on August 4, 2021 and approved August 18, 2021 by no-protest. Approved by Provost Wood August 26, 2021. Final approved received from President Hartzell October 18, 2021.

D 18937-18939 Proposal to Revise the Examinations Policy in the General Information Catalog. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on August 31, 2021. Discussed by the Faculty Council May 3, 2021, and August 16, 2021. Approved by majority vote by the Council on September 20, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval on September 22, 2021, who gave her approval on October 4, 2021. Final approved received from President Hartzell October 18, 2021

D 18911-18936 Proposal to Revise the Principles for the Development of the Academic CalendarDistributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on August 31, 2021. Discussed by the Faculty Council May 3, 2021, and August 16, 2021. Approved by majority vote by the Council on September 20, 2021. Submitted to the General Faculty for no-protest approval September 20, 2021 and approved October 12, 2021. Transmitted to and approved by Provost Wood on October 13, 2021. Final approved received from President Hartzell October 18, 2021.

D 18999-19000         Proposal to Add Applied Economics Minor in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on October 4, 2021 and approved by no-protest on October 11, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Wood on October 12, 2021 and approved November 8, 2021.

D 19001-19003         Proposal to Change Bachelor of Arts, Plan I Government Major in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on October 4, 2021 and approved by no-protest on October 11, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Wood on October 12, 2021 and approved November 8, 2021

D 18768-18770         Proposal to Delete Wealth Management Certificate in the School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/. Approved by a no-protest vote June 14, 2021 and sent to Interim Provost Jaffe for his approval June 16, 2021. Approved by Provost Wood November 8, 2021.

D 18943-18945         Proposal to Create New Sustainable Energy Minor in the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu September 1, 2021, and approved by no-protest September 8, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Sharon Wood on September 13, 2021 and approved November 8, 2021.

D 18946-18947         Proposed Deletion of the Computer Science Major in the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu September 1, 2021, and approved by no-protest September 8, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Sharon Wood on September 13, 2021 and approved November 8, 2021.

D 18948-18953         Proposal to Change the Bachelor of Arts Religious Studies Major in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu September 1, 2021, and approved by no-protest September 8, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Sharon Wood on September 13, 2021 and approved November 8, 2021.

D 18954-18955         Proposal to Create New Creative Writing in Spanish Minor in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu September 1, 2021, and approved by no-protest September 8, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Sharon Wood on September 13, 2021 and approved November 8, 2021.

D 18956-18957         Proposal to Create New Bengali Minor in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu September 1, 2021, and approved by no-protest September 8, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Sharon Wood on September 13, 2021 and approved November 8, 2021.

D 18958-18959         Proposal to Create New Hindi Minor in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu September 1, 2021, and approved by no-protest September 8, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Sharon Wood on September 13, 2021 and approved November 8, 2021.

D 18960-18961         Proposal to Create New Malayalam Minor in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu September 1, 2021, and approved by no-protest September 8, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Sharon Wood on September 13, 2021 and approved November 8, 2021.

D 18962-18963         Proposal to Create New Sanskrit Minor in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu September 1, 2021, and approved by no-protest September 8, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Sharon Wood on September 13, 2021 and approved November 8, 2021.

D 18964-18965         Proposal to Create New Tamil Minor in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu September 1, 2021, and approved by no-protest September 8, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Sharon Wood on September 13, 2021 and approved November 8, 2021.

D 18966-18967         Proposal to Create New Urdu Minor in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu September 1, 2021, and approved by no-protest September 8, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Sharon Wood on September 13, 2021 and approved November 8, 2021.

D 19043-19045         Proposed Changes to the Security Studies Certificate in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 17, 2021. Approved by no-protest November 24, 2021, and transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval November 29, 2021. Approved by Provost Wood December 10, 2021, and by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board December 21, 2021.

D 18968-18971         Proposal to Create New Bachelor of Science in Economics in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu September 1, 2021. Approved by majority vote by the Council on September 20, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Wood on September 22, 2021 and approved October 13, 2021. Approved by the UT System Board of Regents on November 4, 2021. Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board November 30, 2021.

D 19041-19042         Proposed Change to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development in the College of Education Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 17, 2021, and approved via no-protest December 3, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Wood December 8, 2021, and approved by the Provost December 15, 2021. Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board January 6, 2022.

D 18991-18994         Revisions to the Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1110-PM Faculty Council. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on September 3, 2021, and approved by no-protest October 15, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval October 20, 2021. Approved by Provost Wood December 9, 2021, and by President Hartzell December 21, 2021.

D 18995-18998         Revisions to the Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1060-PM Standing Committees of the General Faculty-Institutional Policy or Governance Committees. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on September 3, 2021, and approved by no-protest October 15, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval October 20, 2021. Approved by Provost Wood December 9, 2021, and by President Hartzell December 21, 2021.

D 19037-19038         Proposed Deletion of the Media, Culture, and Identities Bridging Disciplines Program Certificate in the School of Undergraduate Studies Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 17, 2021. Approved by no-protest November 24, 2021, and transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval November 29, 2021. Approved by Provost Wood December 9, 2021.

D 19039-19040         Proposed Deletion of the Ethics and Leadership in Technology and the Media Bridging Disciplines Program Certificate in the School of Undergraduate Studies Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 17, 2021. Approved by no-protest November 24, 2021, and transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval November 29, 2021. Approved by Provost Wood December 9, 2021.

D 19046-19051         Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 17, 2021. Approved by no-protest November 24, 2021, and transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval November 29, 2021. Approved by Provost Wood December 9, 2021.

D 19052-19059         Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 17, 2021. Approved by no-protest November 24, 2021, and transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval November 29, 2021. Approved by Provost Wood December 9, 2021.

D 19060-19062         Proposed New Minor in National Security and International Business in the School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 17, 2021. Approved by no-protest November 24, 2021, and transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval November 29, 2021. Approved by Provost Wood December 9, 2021.

D 19063-19066         Proposed New Minor in Leadership in Global Sustainability in the School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 17, 2021. Approved by no-protest November 24, 2021, and transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval November 29, 2021. Approved by Provost Wood December 9, 2021.

D 19067-19069         Proposed New Minor in Analytics and the Business of Sports in the School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 17, 2021. Approved by no-protest November 24, 2021, and transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval November 29, 2021. Approved by Provost Wood December 9, 2021.

D 19091-19095         Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-24. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu for no-protest approval on December 9, 2021. Approved by the Faculty Council on December 23, 2021, and transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval January 3, 2022. Approved by Provost Wood January 7, 2022.

D 19100-19102         Proposal to Change Bachelor of Arts Plan I Health and Society Major in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on January 11, 2022. Approved by the Faculty Council by majority vote on January 24, 2022. Transmitted to Provost Wood for approval January 25, 2022. Approved by the Provost January 26, 2022.

D 19112-19120 Proposal to Change Bachelor of Science Nutrition Major in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on January 26, 2022, for no-protest approval. Approved by the Faculty Council February 9, 2022. Sent to Provost Wood for her approval February 10, 2022. Approved by the Provost February 10, 2022.

D 19140Resolution of Staff Support. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on February 9, 2022. The Faculty Council approved the resolution by majority vote at their meeting on February 14, 2022. Sent to Provost Wood for her information February 15, 2022.

D 19141-19144Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility Resolution Defending Academic Freedom to Teach About Race and Gender Justice and Critical Race Theory. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on February 9, 2022. The Faculty Council approved the resolution by majority vote at their meeting on February 14, 2022. Sent to Provost Wood for her information February 15, 2022.

D 18780-18784Proposal to Recommend Closure of the Master of Science in Textile and Apparel Technology. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on a no-protest basis on July 7, 2021 and approved July 21, 2021. Sent to Provost Sharon Wood for her approval July 23, 2021. Provost Wood approved Mark Smith’s (Dean of the Graduate School and Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs) request to close the program on December 8, 2021. President Hartzell approved the request to close the program February 14, 2022.

D 19004-19006Proposal to Add Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Data Science in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2022-2024. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on October 4, 2021, and approved by no-protest October 18, 2021. Transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval October 20, 2021 and approved October 25, 2021. Approved by the UT System Board of Regents on November 18, 2021. Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board March 14, 2022.

D 19174Schedule for Meetings of the Faculty Council in 2022-23. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu for no-protest approval on April 7, 2022. Approved April 20, 2022, and transmitted to the President for his information April 25, 2022.

D 19175Election of Voting Faculty Members to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on April 14, 2022. Voting Council members cast their ballots via Qualtrics from April 14, 2022, through April 25, 2022. Amanda Hager (Associate Professor of Instruction, Mathematics) representing the College of Natural Sciences and Marc Pierce (Associate Professor, Germanic Studies) representing the College of Liberal Arts were elected for three-year terms of service beginning September 1, 2022. Dean Brent Iverson was notified of the election results via email April 26, 2022.

D 19190-19193Report on Faculty Council Priorities. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on May 2, 2022.

D 19024-19028Update to the Core Curriculum Lists for the General Information 2022-23 Catalog. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on October 28, 2021, for no-protest approval. Approved by the Faculty Council November 23, 2021, and Provost Wood was notified of the approval November 29, 2021. Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board May 13, 2022.

D 18268-18278Proposed Faculty Discipline Policy to be Added to the Handbook of Operating Procedures. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on June 4, 2020. The legislation was classified as being of general interest. On July 13, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation by majority vote. On July 14, 2020, it was transmitted to Interim Vice President and Provost Daniel Jaffe with a request that he transmit his recommendation for approval or disapproval to Interim President Jay C. Hartzell. On July 23, 2020, Interim Vice President and Provost Jaffe  transmitted the legislation to Interim President Jay Hartzell recommending approval. Final approval resides with the President with notification to UT System’s Office of the Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel. On November 18, 2020, President Hartzell granted final approval. On May 27, 2021, the Office of the General Faculty received notice that the Office of Legal Affairs is still conducting a review. Approved by President Hartzell April 19, 2022, and approved by the Office of Legal Affairs May 17, 2022.

D 19173Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the University Co-op Board of Directors. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu for no-protest approval on April 7, 2022, and approved April 20, 2022. Transmitted to the President for his action April 22, 2022. On May 27, President Hartzell appointed Kevin Haynes (Professor, Law) for a four-year term beginning September 1, 2022, through August 31, 2026.

D 19085-19090Proposal to Recommend Closure of the Master of Science in Architectural Studies. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu for no-protest approval on December 8, 2021. Approved by no-protest December 22, 2021, and transmitted to Provost Wood. Approved by Provost Wood and transmitted to President Jay Hartzell March 28, 2022. Approved by President Hartzell June 14, 2022.

D 19215Degrees Awarded in 2021-2022. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on June 30, 2022. In a departure from the practice followed through 1997-98, the classified lists of degrees awarded in 2020-21 will be omitted from the bound volumes of the Documents of the General Faculty. Copies of the lists will be available from the Office of the Registrar.