Current Legislation

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Legislation for 2023-2024

LEGISLATION COMPLETED, WITHDRAWN, OR CLOSED in 2023-2024

D 19885-19886 Proposal to Change the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on December 11, 2023, and approved by no-protest on December 18. 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood for approval January 4, 2024, and approved by the Provost January 23, 2024. Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board February 23, 2024.

D 19894-19895 Proposal to Change the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health, Physical Culture and Sports in the College of Education Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on December 11, 2023, and approved by no-protest on December 18. 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood for approval January 4, 2024, and approved by the Provost January 23, 2024. Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board February 23, 2024.

D 19909-19913 Revisions to the Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1040 Standing Committees of the General Faculty. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on January 25, 2024, and approved by no-protest February 7, 2024. Transmitted to Provost Wood for her approval on February 9, 2024. Approved by the Provost on February 14, 2024, and approved by President Hartzell on February 16, 2024.

D 19887-19890 Proposal to Change Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance in the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on December 11, 2023, and approved by no-protest on December 18. 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood for approval January 4, 2024, and approved by the Provost January 23, 2024. 

D 19891-19893 Proposal to Change the Bachelor of Science in Education, Youth and Community Studies in the College of Education Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on December 11, 2023, and approved by no-protest on December 18. 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood for approval January 4, 2024, and approved by the Provost January 23, 2024. 

D 19852-19855  Revisions to the Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1060-PM Standing Committees of the General Faculty-Institutional Policy or Governance Committees: C-5 Faculty Building Advisory Committee. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on November 7, 2023, for no-protest approval. Approved on November 20, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval November 30, 2023. Approved by Provost Wood on January 17, 2024, and by President Hartzell on January 18, 2024. 

D 19856-19859 Revisions to the Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1070-PM Standing Committees of the General Faculty-Student Services and Activities Committees: B-3 Student Life Committee. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on November 7, 2023, for no-protest approval. Approved on November 20, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval November 30, 2023. Approved by Provost Wood on January 17, 2024, and by President Hartzell on January 18, 2024. 

D 19860-19861 Proposal to Revise the Principles for the Development of the Academic Calendar. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on November 7, 2023, for no-protest approval. Approved on November 20, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval November 30, 2023. Approved by Provost Wood on January 17, 2024, and by President Hartzell on January 20, 2024. 

D 19515-19517 Proposal to Add New Climate System Science Major to Bachelor of Science in Geosciences in the School of Geosciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on April 27, 2023. Approved by majority vote of the Council on May 8, 2023, and sent to Provost Wood for her approval on May 16, 2023. Approved by Provost Wood June 5, 2023, and routed to UT System July 13, 2023. Approved by UT System September 21, 2023, and routed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board October 10, 2023. Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board December 21, 2023.

D 19767-19768         Proposal to Change Degree Name of Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a Major in Geological Sciences in the School of Geosciences in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on September 5, 2023. Approved by the Faculty Council by no-protest on September 12, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval on September 20, 2023, and approved October 4, 2023. Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on November 16, 2023.

D 19851                  Resolution from the Faculty Council Executive Committee Regarding Conferral of Degrees. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on November 7, 2023, for no-protest approval. Approved on November 20, 2023. No further action is required.

D 19764-19766         Proposal to Add Certificate in Criminal Law, Justice, and Inequality Bridging Disciplines Program in the Undergraduate College chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on September 5, 2023. Approved by the Faculty Council by no-protest on September 12, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval on September 20, 2023. Given final approval by the Provost October 4, 2023.

D 19769-19772         Proposal to Add Advanced Mathematics Certificate in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on September 5, 2023. Approved by the Faculty Council by no-protest on September 12, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval on September 20, 2023. Given final approval by the Provost October 4, 2023.

D 19773-19777         Proposal to Change Bachelor of Science in Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences in the Moody College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on September 5, 2023. Approved by the Faculty Council by no-protest on September 12, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval on September 20, 2023. Given final approval by the Provost October 4, 2023.

D 19778-19783         Proposal to Change Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies in the Moody College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on September 5, 2023. Approved by the Faculty Council by no-protest on September 12, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval on September 20, 2023. Given final approval by the Provost October 4, 2023.

D 19784-19785         Proposal to Add Urban Studies Minor in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on September 5, 2023. Approved by the Faculty Council by no-protest on September 12, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval on September 20, 2023. Given final approval by the Provost October 4, 2023.

D 19786-19787         Proposal to Add Ukrainian Minor in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on September 5, 2023. Approved by the Faculty Council by no-protest on September 12, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval on September 20, 2023. Given final approval by the Provost October 4, 2023.

D 19788-19789         Proposal to Add Law and Religion Minor in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on September 5, 2023. Approved by the Faculty Council by no-protest on September 12, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval on September 20, 2023. Given final approval by the Provost October 4, 2023.

D 19791-19792         Proposal to Delete Ibero-American Cultural Diversity Certificate in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on September 5, 2023. Approved by the Faculty Council by no-protest on September 12, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval on September 20, 2023. Given final approval by the Provost October 4, 2023.

D 19518                  Resolution Naming Jen Moon Chair of Faculty Council, 2023-24. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on May 1, 2023. Approved by the Council by majority vote on May 8, 2023. Transmitted to President Hartzell and Provost Wood for their information on May 16, 2023.

D 19544-19546         Proposal to Add Elements of Business Certificate in the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on May 25, 2023, and approved by no-protest June 2, 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood on June 23, 2023, and approved July 26, 2023.

D 19554-19556         Proposal to Add Microbiology and Infection Disease Concentration and Biochemistry Concentration to the BSA Biology Degree in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on May 25, 2023, and approved by no-protest June 2, 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood on June 23, 2023, and approved July 26, 2023.

D 19557-19560         Proposal to Add Robotics Minor in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on May 25, 2023, and approved by no-protest June 8, 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood on June 23, 2023, and approved July 26, 2023.

D 19563-19565         Proposal to Add Statistics and Data Science Minor in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ for no-protest approval on June 8, 2023, and approved by no-protest June 15, 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood on June 23, 2023, and approved July 11, 2023.

D 19572-19574         Proposal to Add Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ for no-protest approval on June 8, 2023, and approved by no-protest June 15, 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood on June 23, 2023, and approved July 11, 2023.

D 19575-19576         Proposal to Add Certificate in Spanish for Mental Health Professions in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ for no-protest approval on June 8, 2023, and approved by no-protest June 15, 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood on June 23, 2023, and approved July 11, 2023.

D 19566-19571         Proposal to Change the Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology in the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ for no-protest approval on June 8, 2023, and approved by no-protest June 15, 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood on June 23, 2023, and approved August 5, 2023. Transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on August 7, 2023, and approved August 28, 2023.

D 19547-19548         Proposal to Change Name of Hydrogeology Major in the Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences in the School of Geosciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on May 25, 2023, and approved by no-protest June 2, 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood on June 23, 2023, and approved July 26, 2023. Transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on August 7, 2023, and approved August 28, 2023.

D 19549-19550         Proposal to Change Degree Name of Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences in the School of Geosciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on May 25, 2023, and approved by no-protest June 2, 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood on June 23, 2023, and approved July 26, 2023. Transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on August 7, 2023, and approved August 28, 2023.

D 19551-19553         Proposal to Change Degree Name of Bachelor of Arts in Geological Sciences in the School of Geosciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on May 25, 2023, and approved by no-protest June 2, 2023. Transmitted to Provost Wood on June 23, 2023, and approved July 26, 2023. Transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on August 7, 2023, and approved August 28, 2023.

D 19414-19418         Update to the Core Curriculum Lists for the General Information 2023-2024 Catalog. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 4, 2022, and approved by no-protest November 21, 2022. Transmitted to Provost wood December 2, 2022. Approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board May 22, 2023.

D 20001-20003         Resolution Defending the First Amendment Right to Free Speech Including Public Protest on Campus without Suppression or Punishment by University Administration or Police and a Call for Amnesty for Participants in the Recent Palestinian Solidarity Protests. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on May 6, 2024. The Faculty Council, by majority, voted against the resolution at the special meeting on May 7, 2024. 

D 20005-20007         Resolution Regarding Recent Responses to On-Campus Protests. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on May 7, 2024. The Faculty Council, by majority vote, approved the resolution at the special meeting on May 8, 2024. The resolution was transmitted to President Hartzell and Provost Wood for their information on May 9, 2024.

D 20008-20009         Revised - Resolution Defending the First Amendment Right to Free Speech Including Public Protest on Campus without Suppression or Punishment by University Administration or Police and a Call for Amnesty for Participants in the Recent Palestinian Solidarity Protests. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on May 8, 2024. The Faculty Council, by majority, voted against the resolution at the special meeting on May 8, 2024. 

D 19756-19758         Proposal to Add Bachelor of Arts in Public Affairs in the LBJ School of Public Affairs Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on September 5, 2023. Approved by The Faculty Council by majority vote on September 18, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval on September 20, 2023. Approved by the Provost on November 9, 2023, and routed to UT System on November 22, 2023. Approved by UT System and routed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on December 21, 2023, and approved by the Coordinating Board April 26, 2024.

D 19759-19763         Proposal to Add Bachelor of Science in Behavioral and Social Data Science in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2024-2026. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on June 8, 2023. Approved by The Faculty Council by majority vote on September 18, 2023. Sent to the Provost for review and approval on September 20, 2023. Approved by the Provost on November 9, 2023. Approved by UT System and routed to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board November 20, 2023, and approved by the Coordinating Board April 29, 2024.

D 19932-19948         Proposal to Recommend Closure of the Master of Science in Health Care Transformation. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on February 9, 2024, and approved by no-protest on February 23, 2024. Sent to Provost Wood for approval on March 15, 2024. The proposal to close the Master of Science in Health Care Transformation was approved by the Graduate Assembly at their meeting on February 21, 2024. Approved by Provost Wood April 26, 2024, and approved by President Hartzell May 9, 2024. 

D 19962-19967         Revisions to the General Information Catalog “Scholastic Probation and Dismissal,” and Changes to Q-Drop Date. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on March 4, 2024. Approved by majority vote of the Faculty Council March 25, 2024. Distributed to the voting members of the General Faculty on March 29, 2024 and approved by no-protest April 18, 2024. Transmitted to Provost Wood on April 19, 2024, and approved by the Provost on April 26, 2024. President Hartzell gave final approval May 9, 2024.

D 19914-19923     Revisions to the Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1310 “Budget Councils.” Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on March 4, 2024. Approved by majority vote of the Faculty Council March 25, 2024. Distributed to the voting members of the General Faculty on March 29, 2024 and approved by no-protest April 18, 2024. Transmitted to Provost Wood on April 19, 2024, and approved by the Provost on April 26, 2024. President Hartzell gave final approval May 9, 2024.

D 20021-20022         Resolution Condemning the Firing or Demotion of 60+ UT Austin Employees and Closure of the Division of Campus and Community Engagement. Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on May 20, 2024. The Faculty Council, by majority vote, approved the resolution at the May 20, 2024, meeting. The resolution was transmitted to President Hartzell and Provost Wood for their information on May 21, 2024.