Current Legislation

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Legislation for 2017-2018

LEGISLATION COMPLETED, WITHDRAWN, OR CLOSED in 2017-2018

Proposal to Change the Policy for Transcript-Recognized Certificate Programs in the Undergraduate Catalog to Include the Texas Extended Campus as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee (D 15068-15072).
Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on April 7, 2017, and classified as general legislation. The proposal was presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on April 10, 2017. On May 1, 2017, the Faculty Council unanimously approved the legislation by voice vote. On May 2, 2017, it was transmitted to the Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for review and recommendations to the President. On May 8, 2017, Provost McInnis transmitted her recommendation for approval to President Gregory L. Fenves. On May 17, 2017, Provost McInnis recalled the May 8th letter indicating that there were a number of procedural and logistical issues that would need to be resolved before Texas Extended Campus is prepared to offer certificates. Provost McInnis added a disclaimer to clarify that Texas Extended Campus (TEC) students should refer to the TEC/University Extension website rather than the catalog for information about specific programs available through TEC. On March 7, 2018, the legislation was transmitted to President Fenves recommending approval and on March 22, 2018, he granted final approval.

Proposed Change to the General Information Catalog, Appendix C, Section 11 on Student Discipline and Conduct and to the Faculty Disposition Form as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee (D 15389-15391).
Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on August 31, 2017, and classified as general legislation. On September 13, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On September 14, 2017, it was transmitted to the Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for review. On March 22, 2018, Provost McInnis disapproved the legislation because of concerns raised by Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Soncia Reagins-Lilly. Provost McInnis recommended that the Faculty Council leadership consult with Dr. Lilly and the Office of the Dean of Students to initiate a dialogue on the matters at hand.

Proposed Changes to the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020. Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on August 31, 2017.
The following proposals, which are classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On September 13, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On September 14, 2017, they were transmitted to the Executive Vice President and Provost McInnis for approval. On September 19, 2017, Provost McInnis approved the proposals.

  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Music Degree Program (D 15392-15395)
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Art: Studio Art Degree Program (D 15396-15399)
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Dance Degree Program (D 15400-15402)
  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Arts and Entertainment Technologies Degree Program (D 15403-15406)

The following proposals, which are classified as being of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On September 7, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On September 14, 2017, they were transmitted to the Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for approval. On September 19, 2017, Provost McInnis approved the proposals.

  • Request to Change the Transcript-Recognized Arts Management and Administration Minor (D 15407-15410)
  • Request to Add a Transcript-Recognized Studio Art Minor (D 15411-15414)

Resolution from the Faculty Council Executive Committee in Support of President Fenves’ September 5, 2017, Message Regarding DACA (D 15415-15417.
Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki on September 6, 2017. The Faculty Council Executive Committee endorsed the resolution on September 6, 2017. On September 19, 2017, President Fenves was notified of its approval. No further action is required.

Resolution from the Faculty Council in Support of President Fenves’ Statement of September 5, 2017, Regarding DACA (D 15427).
Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki on September 19, 2017. The Faculty Council endorsed the resolution at its meeting on September 18, 2017. On September 19, 2017, President Fenves was notified of its approval. No further action is required

Proposed Changes to the the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15436-15450, D 15456-15469, D 15470-15493).
Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on October 6, 2017.
     The following proposals are classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On October 19, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On October 30, 2017, they were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for her consideration. On October 31, 2017, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

  • Proposal to Change the Admissions and Registration Section of the BBA Degree Program (D 15451-15455)
  • Proposed Changes to the Business and Public Policy Certificate (D 15456-15463)
  • Proposal to Create an Entrepreneurship Minor (D 15464-15469)
  • Proposed Creation of an Interdisciplinary Disability Studies Minor (D 15475-15482)

     The following proposals are classified as being of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On October 12, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On October 30, 2017, they were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost McInnis for her consideration. On October 31, 2017, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

  • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Fine Arts: Studio Art Degree Program (D 15436-15439)
  • Proposed Changes to the Business Management Degree Program (D 15446-15450)
  • Proposed Creation of a Public Safety Certificate (D 15470-15474)
  • Proposed Changes to the Academic Policies and Procedures Section in the Engineering Chapter (D 15483-15487)
  • Proposed Changes to the Business of Healthcare Certificate (D 15488-15493)

Proposed Changes to the Finance Degree Program in the McCombs School of Business chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15440-15445).  Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on October 6, 2017, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one colleges or school. On October 19, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On October 30, 2017, they were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for her consideration. On October 31, 2017, Provost McInnis transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval, and on January 10, 2018, the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs recommended approval and transmitted it to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. On January 16, 2018, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the Real Estate Certificate in the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15514-15522).
 Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on October 23, 2017, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one colleges or school. On November 5, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 6, 2017, it was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On November 27, 2017, Provost McInnis granted final approval.

    Proposed Changes to the Accounting Degree Program in the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15523-15528).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on November 27, 2017, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On December 4, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on December 5, 2017, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On December 14, 2017, Provost  McInnis, on behalf of the President, approved the legislation.

    Proposed Changes to the Business Honors Program in the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15529-15532).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on October 23, 2017, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one colleges or school. On October 29, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 6, 2017, it was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On November 27, 2017, Provost McInnis granted final approval.

    Proposed Changes to the French and Italian Degree Programs in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020. (D 15536-15539, D 15545-15548).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on October 23, 2017, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On October 29, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on November 27, 2017, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On November 28, 2017, Provost McInnis approved the legislation and transmitted them to UT System, and on January 10, 2018, the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs recommended approval and transmitted it to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for final consideration. On January 16, 2018, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

    Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15533-15535, 15540-15544, 15549-15551, 15552-15554).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on October 23, 2017, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one colleges or school. On October 29, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the following proposals on a no-protest basis. On November 27, 2017, they were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On November 28, 2017, Provost McInnis, on behalf of the President, granted final approval of the following legislative items.

    Proposed Changes to the Psychology Degree Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15594-15597).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on November 27, 2017, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On December 10, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on December 11, 2017, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On December 14, 2017, Provost  McInnis, on behalf of the President, approved the legislation.

    Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15598-15635).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on November 27, 2017, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On December 4, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on December 5, 2017, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On January 29, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

    • Proposed Changes to the Core Texts and Ideas Certificate (D 15598-15601)
    • Proposed Changes to the English Degree Program (D 15602-15606)
    • Proposal to Create a German Certificate (D 15607-15610
    • Proposed Changes to the Human Dimensions of Organization Degree Program (D 15611-15614)
    • Proposed Changes to the History Major (D 15615-15619)
    • Proposed Changes to the History and Philosophy of Science Degree Program (D 15620-15624)
    • Proposed Changes to the UTeach Liberal Arts Degree Program (D 15625-15628)
    • Proposed Changes to the Asian Studies Degree Program (D 15629-15632)
    • Proposed Changes to the Urban Studies Degree Program (D 15633-15635)

    Resolution to Create a University of Texas System Task Force on Methane Emissions from Hydraulic Fracturing Operations on University Lands (D 15644-15646).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on November 30, 2017. The Faculty Council unanimously endorsed the resolution at its meeting of December 11, 2017. It was transmitted to President Fenves for his information on December 13, 2017. No further action is required.

    Request to Add an Ibero-American Cultural Diversity Certificate to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15651-15655).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on December 6, 2017, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On December 12, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on December 13, 2017, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On December 14, 2017, Provost  McInnis, on behalf of the President, approved the legislation.

    Proposed Changes to the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15656-15703).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on December 6, 2017, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On December 12, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on December 13, 2017, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On December 14, 2017, Provost  McInnis, on behalf of the President, approved the legislation.

    • Proposed Changes to the Academic Policies and Procedures in the Cockrell School of Engineering (D 15656-15661)
    • Proposed Changes to The Admissions and Registration In The Cockrell School Of Engineering  (D 15662-15667)
    • Proposed Changes to The Biomedical Engineering Degree Program (D 15668-15679
    • Proposed Changes to the Computational Engineering Degree Program  (D 15680-15686)
    • Proposed Changes to the Degrees and Programs in the Cockrell School Of Engineering (D 15687-15693)
    • Proposed Changes to the Graduation in the Cockrell School of Engineering  (D 15694-15697)
    • Proposed Changes to the Petroleum Engineering Degree Program (D 15698-15703)

    Proposed Changes to the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15704-15719) 
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on December 6, 2017, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On December 12, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on December 13, 2017, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On December 14, 2017, Provost McInnis transmitted her recommendation for approval to UT System and to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. On March 23, 2018, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

    • Proposed Changes to the Aerospace Engineering Degree Program (D 15704-15711)
    • Proposed Changes to the Civil Engineering Degree Program (D 15712-15719)

    Proposed Changes to School of Architecture Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15753-15756).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on January 8, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On January 15, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on January 19, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On January 29, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

    Proposed Changes to the School of Architecture Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15774-15793).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on January 8, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 22, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on January 23, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On January 29, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

    • Proposed Changes to the Plan II Dual Degree Program (D 15774-15780)
    • Proposed Changes to the Architecture Degree Program (D 15781-15786)
    • Proposed Changes to the BA of Science in Architectural Engineering Dual Program (D 15787-15793)

    Proposed Changes to the Business Administration Degree Program in the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15794-15799).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on January 8, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 22, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on January 23, 2018, the proposal was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On January 29, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

    Proposed Changes to the Graduation Section in the McCombs School of Business Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15800-15803).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on January 8, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On January 15, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on January 19, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On January 29, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

    Proposed Changes to the Theatre and Dance Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15804-15807).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on January 8, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On January 15, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on January 19, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On January 29, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

    Proposed Changes to the Music Studies Degree Program in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15808-15811).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on January 8, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 22, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on January 23, 2018, the proposal was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On January 29, 2018, Provost McInnis transmitted her recommendation for approval to UT System and to the Texas Higher Educatio Coordinating Board. On May 24, 2018, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

    Proposed Changes to the Forensic Science Certificate in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15812-15815).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on January 8, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 22, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on January 23, 2018, the proposal was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On January 29, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

    Proposed Changes to College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15816-15845).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on January 8, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On January 15, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on January 19, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On January 29, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

    • Proposed Changes to the Academic Policies and Procedures (D 15816-15824)
    • Proposed Changes to the Courses Section (D 15825-15827)
    • Proposed Changes to the Degrees Program Section (D 15828-158311)
    • Proposed Changes to the General Information Section (D 15832-15836)
    • Proposed Changes to the Graduation Section (D 15837-15840)
    • Proposed Changes to the Applied Statistical Modeling Certificate (D 15841-15845)
    • Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science and Arts D 15846-15850)

    Proposed Changes to the Skills and Experience Flags in the School of Undergraduate Studies Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15851-15854.
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on January 8, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 22, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on January 23, 2018, the proposal was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On January 29, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

    Proposed Changes to the Bridging Disciplines Programs in the School of Undergraduate Studies Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15855-1585).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on January 8, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On January 15, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on January 19, 2018, the changes were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On January 29, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

    Proposed Changes to the 2018 Honors Day Criteria for Selecting Distinguished College Scholars in the 2018-2019 General Information Catalog (D 15920-15922).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on February 9 2018, and classified as emergency legislation in order to meet a February 12 deadline imposed by the Registrar. On February 12, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation and it was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for her consideration. The Provost granted final approval of the legislation on February 12, 2018.

    Proposed Changes to the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 15928-15941).
    Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 1, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On March 8, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on March 9, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On March 16, 2018, Provost McInnis recommended approval and transmitted the legislation to UT System for review and submission to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. On June 7, 2018, UT System transmitted the proposals to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recommending approval. On June 14, 2018, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

      • Proposal to change the name of the Bachelor of Arts in Art, Art History Major to the Bachelor of Arts, Art History Major (D 15928-15932)
      • Proposal to change the name of the Bachelor of Arts in Art, Studio Art Major to the Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art Major (D 15933-15937)
      • Proposal to change the name of the Bachelor of Arts in Art, Design Major to the Bachelor of Arts, Design Major (D 15938-15941)

      Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (15924-15927, 15942-16021).
      Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 1, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On March 15, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on March 16, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. That same day, March 16, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

        • Proposed changes to the BS in Medical Laboratory Science Degree Program (D 15924-15927)
        • Proposed changes to the Pre-Health Professions Certificate (D 15942-15950)
        • Proposed changes to the Minors and Certificate Programs Section (D 15951-15953)
        • Proposed changes to the BS in Astronomy Degree Program (D 15954-15957)
        • Proposed changes to the BS in Biochemistry Degree Program (D 15958-15962)
        • Proposed changes to the BS in Biology Degree Program (D 15963-15972)
        • Proposed changes to the BS in Chemistry Degree Program (D 15973-15978)
        • Proposed changes to the BS in Computer Science Degree Program (D 15979-15983)
        • Proposed changes to the BS in Human Development and Family Sciences Degree Program (D 15984-15991)
        • Proposed changes to the BS in Neuroscience Degree Program (D 15992-15997)
        • Proposed changes to the BS in Mathematics Degree Program (D 15998-16004)
        • Proposed changes to the BS in Nutrition Degree Program (D 16005-16009)
        • Proposed changes to the BS in Public Health Degree Program (D 16010-16016)
        • Proposed changes to the BS in Physics Degree Program (D 16017-16021)

        Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16022-16035).
        Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 1, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On March 8, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on March 9, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On March 16, 2018, Provost Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

        • Proposed changes to the BA Plan I, Astronomy Degree Program (D 16022-16025)
        • Proposed changes to the Bachelor of Science and Arts (D 16026-16035)

        Proposed changes to the BS in Textiles and Apparel Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16036-16040).
        Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 1, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On March 8, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on March 9, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On March 16, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

        Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16046-16072, D 16087-16089)
        Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 9, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. On March 13, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on March 14, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On March 16, 2018, Provost Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

        • Proposed changes to the Asian Cultures and Language Degree Program (D 16046-16049)
        • Proposed changes to the American Studies Minor Degree Program (D 16050-16052
        • Proposed changes to the Archaeology Minor Degree Program (D 16053-16056
        • Proposed changes to the Cultural Anthropology Minor Degree Program (D 16057-16059)
        • Proposed changes to the Geography Minor Degree Program (D 16060-16062)
        • Proposed changes to the Iberian and Latin American Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics Minor Degree Program (D 16063-16065)
        • Proposed changes to the Mexican American and Latina/o Studies Minor Degree Program (D 16066-16068)
        • Proposed changes to the Medieval Studies Minor Degree Program (D 16069-16072)
        • Proposed changes to the Language, Culture, and Communication Minor Degree Program (D 16087-16089)

        Proposed changes to the Creative Writing Certificate in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16073-16077).
        Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 9, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the legislation by no-protest on March 20, 2018, and on March 21, 2018, it was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration.  On April 5, 2018, the Provost granted final approval on behalf of the President.

        Proposal to Create a Design Strategies Certificate in the School of Undergraduate Studies in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16078-16086).
        Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 9, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the legislation by no-protest on March 20, 2018, and on March 21, 2018, it was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration.  On April 5, 2018, the Provost granted final approval on behalf of the President.

        Proposed Changes to the Moody College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16090-16137, 16227-16233).
        Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 9, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Faculty Council approved the proposals by no-protest on March 23, 2018, and on March 24, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 5, 2018, the Provost granted final approval on behalf of the President.

        • Proposed changes to the Advertising Degree Program (D 16090-16098)
        • Proposed changes to the Communication and Leadership Degree Program (D 16099-16107)
        • Proposed changes to the Journalism Degree Program (D 16115-16122)
        • Proposed changes to the Public Relations Degree Program (D 16123-16130)
        • Proposed changes to the Radio-Television-Film Degree Program (D 16131-16137)
        • Proposed changes to the Communication Studies Degree (D 16108-16114)
        • Proposed changes to the Communication Sciences and Disorders Degree (D 16227-16233)

        Proposed Changes to the Moody College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16138-16223).
        Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 9, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. On March 13, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on March 14, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On March 16, 2018, Provost Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

        • Proposed changes to the Academic Policies and Procedures Section (D 16138-16144)
        • Proposed changes to the Academic Degrees and Programs Section (D 16145-16150)
        • Proposed changes to the Academic Graduation Section (D 16151-16155)
        • Proposed changes to the Communication Studies Minor (D 16156-16160)
        • Proposal to create the Communication and Social Change Studies Minor (D 16161-16165)
        • Proposal to create the Digital Media Minor (D 16166-16170)
        • Proposal to create the Global Communication Minor (D 16171-16174)
        • Proposed changes to the Health Communication Minor (D 16175-16183)
        • Proposed changes to the Journalism Minor (D 16184-16188)
        • Proposed changes to the US Latino and Latin American Media Studies Minor (D 16189-16194)
        • Proposal to create the Media and Entertainment Industries Minor (D 16195-16199)
        • Proposal to create the Media Studies Minor (D 16200-16205)
        • Proposed changes to the Science Communication Minor (D 16206-16211)
        • Proposal to delete the Sports Media Certificate (D 16212-16215)
        • Proposal to create the Sports Media Minor (D 16216-16219)
        • Proposed changes to the Visual Media Minor (D 16220-16223)

        Resolution from the Faculty Council in Support of the University of Texas Libraries Committee's Statement Concerning the Fine Arts Library (D 16224).
        Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 9, 2018. The Faculty Council unanimously endorsed the resolution at its meeting on March 19, 2018, and transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis, Dean Douglas J. Dempster, and Vice Provost Lorraine J. Haricombe on March 22, 2018, requesting a response on the issue. On April 2, 2018, the Report of the Fine Arts Library Task Force was submitted to Dean Douglas Dempster and Vice Provost Lorraine Haricombe. On April 4, 2018, Dean Dempster and Vice Provost Haricombe responded with their recommendations on the Fine Arts Library. On April 6, 2018, Provost McInnis responded to the recommendations.

        Election of Voting Faculty Members to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (D 16225-16226).
        Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 9, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest. On April 9, 2018, the Faculty Council elected Brian A. Korgel (Professor, Chemical Engineering) and Yolanda Padilla (Professor, School of Social Work) to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (UGSAC) to serve three-year terms of service beginning September 1, 2018 and ending August 31, 2021. On April 10, 2018, Dean Brent Iverson was notified of the newly elected UGSAC members.

         

        Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the School of Nursing Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16268-16271).
        Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. On March 27, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on March 28, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 5, 2018, Provost Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            Proposed Changes to the Law School Catalog 2018-2020 (D 16310-16321).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. On March 27, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on March 28, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 5, 2018, Provost Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            • Proposed changes to the Withdrawal in the Academic Policies and Procedures Section (D 16310-16312)
            • Proposed changes to the change to the policy concerning registration on the Pass/Fail basis. (D 16313-16315)  
            • Proposed change to the Classification of Students in the Admission Section (D 16316-16318)
            • Proposed changes to the Advising in the Academic Policies and Procedures Section (D 16319-16321)

            Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the University Co-op Board of Directors (D 16264).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest On March 26, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the panel by no-protest. On March 27, 2018,  it was transmitted to President Gregory L. Fenves for his consideration. On April 3, 2018, President Fenves appointed Hugh L. Brady (Clinical Professor, Law) for a four-year term beginning September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2022. However, on April 13, 2018, Professor Brady’s appointment was rescinded because a faculty member from the Law School was already serving on the Board. On April 23, 2018, President Fenves appointed Dr. Ciaran Trace (Associate Professor, Information) to serve in Professor Brady’s place.

            Report of The Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to The University of Texas at Austin Police Oversight Committee (D 16267).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018. On March 26, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the panel by no-protest. On March 27, 2018,  it was transmitted to President Gregory L. Fenves for his consideration. On April 3, 2018, President Fenves appointed Diana R. Berry (Associate Professor, History) for a three-year term beginning September 1, 2018, through August 31, 2021.

            Proposed Changes to the College of Education Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16272-16300). 
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. On March 27, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on March 28, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 5, 2018, the Provost granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            • Proposed changes to the Special Education Major (D 16272-16275
            • Proposed changes to the Applied Movement Science Major (D 16276-16279)
            • Proposed changes to the Sport Management Major (D 16280-16282)
            • Proposed changes to the Physical Culture and Sports Major (D 16283-16286)
            • Proposed changes to the Exercise Science Major (D 16287-16290)
            • Proposed changes to the BS in Kinesiology and Health Degree (D 16291-16294)
            • Proposed changes to the Health Promotions and Behavioral Science Major (D 16295-16297)
            • Proposal to create a Kinesiology and Health Education Minor (D 16298-16300)

            Proposed Changes to the College of Education Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16301-16309).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On April 3, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on April 4, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 5, 2018, the Provost granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            • Proposed changes to the BS in Athletic Training Degree (D 16301-16304)
            • Proposed changes to the Youth and Community Major (D 16305-16309)

            Proposal to Create a Material Science and Engineering Minor in the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16322-16330). 
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On April 3, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on April 4, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 5, 2018, the Provost granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            Proposed changes to the BS in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology Degree Program in the Chapters of the Cockrell School of Engineering and the Jackson School of Geosciences in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16331-16336).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On April 3, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on April 4, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 5, 2018, the Provost granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            Proposed Changes to the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16337-16344).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. On March 27, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on March 28, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 5, 2018, the Provost granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            • Proposal to create an Integrated BS in Biomedical Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering Degree (D 16337-16340)
            • Proposal to create an Integrated BS in Mechanical Engineering and Master of Science in Engineering Degree (D 16341-16344)

            Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16345-16392).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. On March 27, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on March 28, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 5, 2018, the Provost granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            Proposed Changes to the College of Pharmacy Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16393-16402).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. On March 27, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on March 28, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 5, 2018, the Provost granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            • Proposed changes to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree (D 16393-16398)
            • Proposal to add a Progression Policy to the Conditional Academic Probation Section (D 16399-16402)

            Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16403-16410).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 26, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. On April 6, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on April 7, 2018, they were transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 11, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            • Proposal to create a Digital Humanities Certificate (D 16403-16410)
            •  Proposed changes to the Classical Studies major (D 16427-16430)

            Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16431-16433)
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on April 3, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. On April 11, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis, and on April 12, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 18, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            Recommendation concerning the proposed closure of the Master of Science in Applied Physics Degree Program (D 16434-16441).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on April 4, 2018, and classified as legislation of general interest. On April 17, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis, and on April 18, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. Following the Graduate Assembly's consideration of the program closure on April 25, Michelle L. Broadway, Assistant Dean in Graduate Studies will forward related recommendations from the graduate program in Physics, CNS Dean, Graduate Assembly, and Graduate Dean to the Provost to facilitate and support the Provost’s review of the proposed program closure. On May 2, 2018, Graduate School Dean Mark JT Smith recommended approval of the proposed closure. On May 8, 2018, Provost McInnis transmitted her recommendation for approval to President Fenves. On June 12, 2018, President Fenves approved the closure and sent formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

            Proposed Changes to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Degree Program in the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020 (D 16411-16426). 

            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 26, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. On April 6, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on April 7, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 11, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            Proposal to Change Classical Studies Major in Bachelor of Arts Plan I Degree Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2020 (D 16427-16430).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 27, 2018, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. On April 6, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and on April 7, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 11, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            Resolution from the Faculty Council to Urge The University of Texas at Austin to Join the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) (D 16475-16477).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018. On April 6, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the panel by no-protest. On April 10, 2018, it was transmitted to President Gregory L. Fenves requesting a response. On April 13, 2018, President Greory L. Fenves wrote that he supports the Scholars at Risk consortium and has asked Dr. Leonard Moore (Vice President for Diversity and Community Engagement), as host, to move forward for UT Austin.

            Proposals to Change the Name of the Ethics and Leadership Flag to Ethics Flag as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee (D 16478-16479).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on April 4, 2018. On April 11, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis, and on April 12, 2018, it was transmitted it to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for consideration. On April 18, 2018, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

            Cancelation of 2018 Summer Meetings of the Faculty Council (D 16481).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on April 13, 2018. On April 27, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis, and on April 30, 2018, notification of the cancelations was transmitted to President Gregory L. Fenves and Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis. No further action is required.

            Schedule of Meetings of the Faculty Council for 2018-2019 (D 16482).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on April 13, 2018. On April 27, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis, and on April 30, 2018, notification of the schedule was transmitted to President Gregory L. Fenves and Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis and to the 2018-19 Faculty Council membership. No further action is required

            Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Council Officers for 2018-2019 (D 16547-16548).
            Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on May 2, 2018. On May 7, 2018, voting members of the 2018-19 Faculty Council elected its officers for next year. Members of the 2018-19 Faculty Council Executive Committee are Charlotte Canning, Elect and Professor, Theatre and Dance; Brian L. Evans, Chair Elect and Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Steven D. Hoelscher, Past Chair and Professor, American Studies; Alan W. Friedman, Secretary and Professor, English; James H. Cox, Graduate Assembly Chair and Associate Professor, English; Martha F. Hilley, Professor, Music; Cynthia A. Labrake, Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Chemistry; Christen Smith, Associate Professor, African and African Diaspora Studies, and Anthropology. On March 8, 2018, President Fenves was notified of the election results.