The University of Texas at Arlington

Undergraduate Assembly

Minutes

 

The Undergraduate Assembly met in regular session on Tuesday, March 7, 2006, at 2:15 p.m. in the UC Rio Grande B. Provost Dana Dunn presided.

 

Attendance.

 

Member

Present

Excused

Absent

Alternate

Dana Dunn

 

 

 

Michael Moore

 

 

 

Amy Ables

 

 

 

Jane Ahrens

 

 

 

Deborah Behan

 

 

 

Bill Carroll

 

 

 

Jinny Choi

 

 

 

Tom Christie

 

 

 

Andrew Clark

 

 

 

Phil Cohen

 

 

 

Richard Cole

 

 

 

James Epperson

 

 

 

Donald Gatzke

 

 

 

Jeanne Gerlach

 

 

Ruth Davis

Karen Given

 

 

 

James Grover

 

 

 

Robert Gunnip

 

 

 

Todd Hamilton

 

 

 

Andy Hansz

 

 

 

D. L. Hawkins

 

 

 

Santos Hernandez

 

 

 

Melinda Hiemenz

 

 

 

Dan Himarios

 

 

 

Karen Johannesson

 

 

 

Peter Lehmann

 

 

 

Carl Lovely

 

 

 

Dennis Marynick

 

 

 

Robert McMahon

 

 

 

Sung Seek Moon

 

 

 

Jim Munch

 

 

 

Jaimie Page

 

 

 

Paul Paulus

 

 

 

Lynn Peterson

 

 

 

Karl Petruso

 

 

 

Elizabeth Poster

 

 

 

Anand Puppala

 

 

 

Steve Quevedo

 

 

 

Dan Formanowicz

 

 

 

Allen Repko

 

 

 

Lana Rings

 

 

 

Jamie Rogers

 

 

 

Zac Sanders

 

 

 

Josh Sawyer

 

 

 

Gerald Saxon

 

 

 

Marilee Schmelzer

 

 

 

Chandra Subramaniam

 

 

 

Saibun Tjuatja

 

 

 

Mike Ward

 

 

 

Tom Watts

 

 

 

Alison White

 

 

 

Judy Wilson

 

 

 

Beth Wright

 

 

 

Kai Yeung

 

 

 

Lara Zwarun

 

 

 

 

Approval of Minutes. The minutes of the regular meeting on November 1, 2005, were approved as published.

 

Report of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee. Kimberly van Noort presented the following recommendations approved by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

 

Agenda Items Approved by the Committee on

Undergraduate Curricula

Spring, 2006

 

School of Architecture

Course change:

INTD 3305 History of Interior Design to add prerequisite

 

College of Education

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Course Deletes:

READ 4345 Content Area Reading and Writing

READ 4354 Multicultural Literature for Children

READ 4361 Language Learning: Educational Perspectives

READ 4362 Literacy Instructions in ESL/Bilingual Settings

READ 4375 Literacy learning in the elementary school: language arts

READ 4381 Language acquisition and development

Department of Kinesiology

Course Change

HEED 4312- Better course description edit-check course number and add delete form

KINE 4315 Fitness Measurement - more accurate narrative

KINE 4316 - Fitness Programming - more accurate narrative

KINE 4330 Program Design and Administration - more accurate narrative

Add Course

KINE 0165 Pilates - course number change

 

College of Engineering

Course Change

CSE 1310 Introduction to Computers & Programming - restructuring of

CSE 1320 Intermediate Programming - restructuring of courses

CSE 1325 Advanced Object-Oriented Programming Using C++ - restructuring of courses

CSE 2320 Algorithms & Data Structures- prerequisite & course description change

Add Change

CSE 1311 introductory programming for engineers & scientists - new course for both majors

CSE 1326 programming mastery - insure mastery of programming material

 

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Modern Languages

Course Change

SPAN 3303 Advanced Spanish Conversation - To have Additional Opinions

 

College of Nursing

Add Course

NURS 4355 Nursing leadership and management course number change

 

Van Noort then presented the following items approved by the committee for consideration by the Undergraduate Assembly. They were then approved by the Undergraduate Assembly.

 

Agenda Items Approved by the

Undergraduate Curriculum Committee

For Consideration by the Undergraduate Assembly

MARCH 7, 2006

 

College of Education

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Course Changes:

READ 4326 Teaching the Language Arts in Secondary Schools - prefix & description change

READ 4343 Content Area Reading and Writing - Prefix change

READ 4373 Literacy Learning in the Elementary School: Reading & Writing - Prefix change

READ 4374 Literacy Learning in the Elementary School: Literature & Language - Prefix change

READ 4376 Assessment in Literacy Learning - Prefix change

READ 4378 Teaching, Reading, Writing, and Literature in the Middle Level Grades - Prefix change

READ 4390 Selected topics in education - Prefix change

READ 4391 Conference Course - Prefix change

Department of Kinesiology

Course Change

KINE 1215 Cultural Analysis of Exercise and Sport - change course 2-hour to 3-hour

KINE 4219 Integration of Fitness Principles in an Instructional Setting - change course 2-hour to 3-hour

Change in Program Requirements

Modern Language Requirement -deleting and adding required course and change in language requirement change total hours to degree

 

College of Liberal Arts

Department of Modern Languages

Catalog Text Change

Department of Philosophy

(Classical Studies Minor) - to have additional options

 

School of Nursing

Catalog Text Change

Change program prerequisite requirements for RN to BSN program

BSN program change TOEFL requirement

Course Change for nursing students - technical writing required and computer science & literature dropped

 

College of Science

New Program Request for new BS Degree in Environmental and Earth Science

 

UNDERGRADUATE CURRICULUM AGENDA

CORRIGENDA

MARCH 7, 2006

 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION

 

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

 

Course Changes

 

READ 4191 Conference Course UA vote needed

READ 4291 Conference Course UA vote needed

- clarification of request to change LIST 4191, 4291 and 4391 to READ prefix

 

Department of Kinesiology

 

Change in Program Requirements

 

B.A. in Kinesiology (All-Track Teacher Certification deleting six hours of language, change in required courses (2) and addition of elective hours in secondary concentration (from 9 to 14). No change in total degree hours (130). UA vote needed

 

Course Change

HEED 4311 previously listed as 4312 UCC terminal

 

Add Course

EXSA 0165 previously listed on agenda as KINE 0165 UCC terminal

 

University Honor Roll. David Gray presented the following proposal on behalf of the Academic Standards Committee. He pointed out that there is a university honor roll policy in the catalog but it has not been utilized in the last several years. Colleges and units have been recognizing students with their own honor rolls. He stated the proposed policy change concerned the university honor roll only and the individual colleges and units could continue their honor rolls. The policy was passed with one vote in opposition.

 

CURRENT POLICY

 

Honor Roll

 

Student with excellent grades will be recognized by being listed on the Honor Roll. The Honor Roll will include those students who have both:

 

  • 30 semester credit hours earned in residence with a GPA of not less than 3.0

 

and

 

  • 12 semester credit hours earned in the current semester, not including pass-fail work, with a GPA for the semester of not less than 3.0

 

PROPOSED POLICY

 

Honor Roll

 

Students with excellent grades will be recognized by being listed on the Honor Roll. The Honor Roll will include those students who have both:

 

  • 30 semester credit hours earned in resident with a GPA of not less than 3.0 3.5

 

and

 

  • 12 semester credit hours earned in the current semester, not including pass/fail work, with a GPA for the semester of not less than 3.0 3.5

 

 

Existing Honor Rolls at UTA

 

UNIVERSITY HONOR ROLL Students with excellent grades will be recognized by being listed on the Honor Roll. The Honor Roll will include those students who have both:

- 30 semester credit hours earned in residence with a GPA of not less than 3.0 and

- 12 semester credit hours earned in the current semester, not including pass/fail work, with a GPA for the semester of not less than 3.0

 

Unit Honor Roll Requirements

 

University Y 30 hours in residence, enrolled in 12 hours, 3.0 GPA

 

COBA Y 30 hours in residence, 12 hours in current semester, 4.0 GPA

 

COEd N

 

COEn Y Distinguished (A) honor roll 12 hours in current semester, 30 hours in residence and 4.0 GPA

Honor (B) Roll 12 hours in current semester, 30 hours in residence and 3.0 GPA

 

COLA Y 12 hours in current semester, 3.75 GPA

 

COS Y 18 hours in current semester, 3.5 GPA

 

ARCH Y 3.7 GPA, only majors (no pre-majors). No residency or minimum number of hours required

 

NURS N

 

SOCW N

 

SUPA N

 

HONOR N

 

 

Other Business. No other business was presented.

 

Adjournment. The meeting adjourned at 2:30 p.m.

 

Michael K. Moore

Secretary

 

 

 

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