Current Legislation

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Legislation for 2019-2020

LEGISLATION COMPLETED, WITHDRAWN, OR CLOSED in 2019-2020

Resolution from the Faculty Council Executive Committee Regarding the Conferral of Degrees (D 17236) 
Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on August 30, 2019. On September 9, 2019, the Faculty Council endorsed the resolution on a no-protest basis. No further action is required.

Proposal to Change the Name of the Information Studies Minor in the School of Information Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17261-17262)
On September 18, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the proposal on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded it to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On October 10, 2019, Dean Eric Meyer was notified of the decision.

Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17284-17301)
On September 18, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the proposals listed below on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On October 10, 2019, Dean Ann Huff Stevens was notified of the decision.

Proposal to Change the Science and Technology Management Major In The Bachelor Of Business Administration Degree Program in the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17302-17304)
On September 18, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the proposal on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded it to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On October 10, 2019, Dean Jay Hartzell was notified of the decision.

Proposal to change the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Degree Program in the College of Natural Science (D 17265-17271)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on September 23, 2019, and classified as general legislation. On October 7, 2019, the FAculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On October 10, 2019, Dean Paul Goldbart was notified of the decision.

Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17274-17275, D 17280-17283) 
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on September 23, 2019, and classified as being of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On October 7, 2019, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. The items were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis on October 10, 2019, and she approved them on behalf ot the President on January 13, 2020.

Update to the Core Curriculum Course Lists in the General Information 2020-2021 Catalog and in the School of Undergraduate Studies Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17329-17337)
Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on October 16, 2019, and classified as general legislation. On November 11, 2019, the Faculty Council approved the legislation. It was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for her information on November 12, 2019. The School of Undergraduate Studies will transmit the update to the core curriculum course lists to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board prior to winter break or in early January. The authority to grant final approval of the proposed changes to the Undergraduate Catalog resides with the Faculty Council, while the changes to the core curriculum course lists resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. On February 3, 2020, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board transmitted approved course lists to the School of Undergraduate Studies. No further action is required at this time.

Proposed University Definition of Plagiarism (D 17338-17339)
Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on October 16, 2019, and classified as general legislation. On November 11, 2019, the Faculty Council approved the legislation and it was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis on November 12, 2019. On November 14, 2019, Provost McInnis granted final approval on behalf of the President.

Proposal to Change the International Business Major in the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program in the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022  (D 17342-17345).
Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on October 24, 2019, and classified as general legislation. On November 11, 2019, the Faculty Council disapproved the legislation. The McCombs School of Business submitted revisions to the proposal (D 17526-17529) that will be considered by the Faculty Council at its next meeting on December 9, 2019.

Proposed Changes to the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17354-17384; D 17386-17400)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on October 28, 2019, and classified as being of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On November 3, 2019, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. The items were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis on November 4, 2019. On November 22, 2019, Provost McInnis granted final approval of the legislative items listed below. No further action is required.

Proposed to Create a Quantum Information Science Certificate in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17401-17403)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on October 28, 2019, and classified as being of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On November 8, 2019, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. It was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis on November 11, 2019, , who granted final approval on January 13, 2020.

Proposed Changes to the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17385-17396)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on October 28, 2019, and classified as being of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On November 3, 2019, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. The items were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis on November 4, 2019. On November 22, 2019, Provost McInnis transmitted the proposals listed below to the Executive Chancellor for Academic affairs. On November 25, 2019, the Chancellor transmitted the legislative items to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) recommending approval. On December 5, 2019, the THECB granted final approval.

​Proposal to Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Degree Program in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17404-17409)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on October 28, 2019, and classified as being of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On November 20, 2019, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. The items were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis on November 11, 2019. Final approval pending Graduate Assembly.. 

Proposed Changes to the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17410-17432)
On October 25, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the proposals listed below on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On October 28, 2019, Dean Jay Hartzell was notified of the decision.

Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17433-17502)
On October 25, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the proposals listed below on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On October 28, 2019, Dean Paul Goldbart was notified of the decision.

Proposed Changes to the School of Nursing Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17503-17506)
On October 25, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the proposals listed below on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On October 28, 2019, Dean Alexa M. Stuifbergen was notified of the decision.

Proposal to Change the Approval Process for Transcript-Recognized Undergraduate Academic Certificate Programs (D 17517-17518)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 7, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On November 20, 2019, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. It was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis on November 21, 2019. The Provost granted final approval on behalf of the President on November 21, 2019.

New Courses Added to the Core Curriculum Course Lists in the General Information 2020-2021 Catalog (D 17519-17525)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 8, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On December 4, 2010, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On December 5, 2019, it was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis. The School of Undergraduate Studies will transmit the update to the core curriculum course lists to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board prior to winter break or in early January. The authority to grant final approval of the proposed changes to the Undergraduate Catalog resides with the Faculty Council, On February 3, 2020, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board transmitted approved course lists to the School of Undergraduate Studies. No further action is required at this time.

Revised Proposal to Change the International Business Major in the Bachelor of Business Administration Degree Program in the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17526-17529)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on November 21, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On November 18, 2019, Dean Jay Hartzell in the McCombs School of Business filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council revisions to the proposal to delete foreign language requirements from the International Business major (D 17342-17345) that had been considered by the Faculty Council at its meeting on November 11, 2019. At that meeting, the Faculty Council voted to disapprove the legislation after hearing arguments for and against eliminating the foreign language requirement. The revised proposal received departmental, college, and Deann Hartzell’s approval on November 15, 2019. It also received approval from student representatives of the Undergraduate Business Council, including the senior student International Business representative. On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the proposal and forwarded it to the Office of the General Faculty. On December 9, 2019, the Faculty Council approved the legislation. On December 10, 2019, Dean Hartzell was notified of the decision. No further action is required.

Proposed Changes to the School of Architecture Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17539-17550)
On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the following proposals on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded it to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On December 3, 2019, Dean Michelle Addington was notified of the decision.

Proposal to  Change the Bachelor of Science in Arts and Entertainment Technologies in the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17553-17555).
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on December 10, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 6, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On January 7, 2020, Dean Douglas Dempster was notified of the approval. No further action is required.

Proposed Changes to the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17556-17558) 
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on December 10, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 6, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On January 7, 2020, the legislative items were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis. She transmitted them to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Steven Leslie recommending approval on January 22, 2020. On March 3, 2020, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Steven Leslie transmitted the proposals to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recommending approval. On March 12, 2020, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17561-17649) 
On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the following proposals on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On December 12, 2019, Dean Sharon L. Wood was notified of the decision.

Proposal to Create a Patients, Practitioners, and Cultures of Care Certificate and a Smart Cities Certificate in the Bridging Disciplines Programs in the School of Undergraduate Studies Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17650-17654) 
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on December 10, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 6, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On January 7, 2020, the legislation was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis, who granted final approval on January 13, 2020.

Proposed Changes to the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17655-17674)
On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the following proposals on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On December 10, 2019, Dean Jay Hartzell was notified of the decision.

  • Proposal to Change the Entrepreneurship Minor (D 17655-17658)
  • Proposal to Change the Name of the Business Honors Program (D 17659-17662)
  • Proposal to Change the Internal Transfer Policy (D 17663-17665)
  • Proposal to Change the Management Major (D 17666-17669)
  • Proposal to Change the Minors for Business Majors Policy (D 17670-17674)

Proposed Changes to the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17675-17685)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on December 10, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 6, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On January 7, 2020, Dean Jay Hartzell was notified of the approvals.

Proposed Changes to the McCombs School of Business Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17686-17699)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on December 10, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 6, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On January 7, 2020, the legislative items were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis, who granted final approval on January 13, 2020.

Proposal to Change the BS in Biochemistry Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17700-1770)
On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the following proposals on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded it to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On December 10, 2019, Dean Paul Goldbart was notified of the decision.

Proposed Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17702-17711)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on December 10, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 6, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On January 7, 2020, Dean Paul Goldbart was notified of the approvals.

Proposed Changes to the Moody College of Communication  Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17719-17789)
On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the following proposals on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded it to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On December 10, 2019, Dean Paul Goldbart was notified of the decision.

Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders in the Moody College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17790-17793)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on December 10, 2019, and classified as being of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On January 6, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On January 7, 2020, the legislation was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis, who approved the proposals and transmitted them to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on January 13, 2020. On March 5, 2020, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the Moody College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17794-17805)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on December 10, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 6, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On January 7, 2020, the legislative items were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis, who granted final approval on January 13, 2020.

Proposed Changes to the School of Architecture Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17806-17821)
On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the following proposals on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded it to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On December 6, 2019, Dean Michelle Addington was notified of the decision.

Proposed Changes to the College of Fine Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17551-17552; D 17822-17828; D 17838-17866; D 17869-17871)
On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the following proposals on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded it to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On December 10, 2019, Dean Douglas J. Dempster was notified of the decision.

Proposal to Change the Curriculum for the Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree Program in the Law Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17867-17868)
On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the following proposal on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded it to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On December 10, 2019, Dean Ward Farnsworth was notified of the decision.

Proposed Changes to the College of Pharmacy Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022. On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the following proposals on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On December 11, 2019, Dean M. Lynn Crismon was notified of the decision.

Proposal to Create an Urban Studies Certificate in the College of Education Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17886-17887)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on December 10, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 6, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On January 7, 2020, it was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis, who granted final approval on January 13, 2020.

Proposed Changes to the College of Education Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17888-17895)
On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the following proposals on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On January 17, 2020, Dean Charles Martinez was notified of the decision.

  • Proposal to Change the Youth and Community Studies Major (D 17888-17889)
  • Proposal to Change the Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development (D 17890-17891)
  • Proposal to Change the Applied Movement Science Major (D 17892-17893)
  • Proposal to Change the Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health (D 17894-17895)

Proposed Changes to the Jackson School of Geosciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17902-17910)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on December 10, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 6, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On January 7, 2020, the legislative items were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis, who granted final approval on January 13, 2020.

Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 1791517932)
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on December 10, 2019, and classified as being of general interest to more than one college or school. On January 6, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. . On January 7, 2020, the legislative items were transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis, who granted final approval on January 13, 2020.

Proposal to Change the Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences, Option V: Teaching Degree Program in the Jackson School of Geosciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022  (D 17971-17975)
On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the following proposals on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On January 28, 2020, Dean Sharon Mosher was notified of the decision.

Proposed Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 18005-18073)
On November 20, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the following proposals on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded them to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On December 19, 2019, Dean Ann Huff Stevens was notified of the decision.

Proposed Chantes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 17911-17914; 17933-17939) 
Distributed through the faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on December 10, 2019. On January 6, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On January 7, 2020, Dean Ann Huff Stevens was notified of the approvals. No further action is required.

Proposed Changes to the UTeach-Natural Sciences Teacher Certification in the Degrees and Programs section of the College of Natural Sciences chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022 (D 18099-18102)
On October 23, 2019, the Undergraduate Curriculum Changes Committee endorsed the proposal on behalf of the Faculty Council and forwarded it to the Office of the General Faculty. Because the changes were considered non-substantive and did not require approval from the Provost, the committee agreed that no further action was needed. On January 31, 2020, Dean Paul Goldbart was notified of the decision.

Proposal to Change the Approval Process for Transcript-Recognized Undergraduate Academic Minors (D 18110-18112)
Distributed through the Faculty Council website on February 10, 2020, and classified as general legislation. On February 20, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. It was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for her consideration. On February 27, 2020, Provost McInnis transmitted recommendation for approval to President Fenves. On March 3, 2020, President Fenves granted final approval.

Proposed Change to the Quantitative Reasoning Flag Criteria (D 18113-18115)
Distributed through the Faculty Council website on February 10, 2020, and classified as general legislation. On February 20, 2020, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. It was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for her consideration. On February 27, 2020, Provost McInnis transmitted recommendation for approval to President Fenves. On March 3, 2020, President Fenves granted final approval.

Resolution in Support of the Continuous Feedback and Use of eCIS for All End-of-Course Surveys for Spring 2020 (D 18144-18145) 
Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu/ on March 20, 2020. The resolution was presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 23, 2020. It was approved by majority vote. On March 26, 2020, the resolution was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for her information.