College of Liberal Arts

Catalog Instructions

TO: Department Chairs, Center and Program Directors,

Senior Administrative Staff

FROM: Richard R. Flores, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

DATE: December 5, 2018

SUBJECT: The Undergraduate Catalog, 2020-2022

The College of Liberal Arts is now accepting proposals for changes to the College’s curriculum, found in The Undergraduate Catalog, 2018-2020, for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 academic years. All submissions are handled electronically.

 

DEADLINES FOR CATALOG CHANGES

  • February 1, 2019 – New credentials and significant changes to existing credentials
  • April 1, 2019 – Small changes

“Small changes” include but are not limited to:

  • Changes to specified hours in an existing major due to changes in course inventory
  • Changes to grade requirements in specified hours
  • Changes to grade requirements in a departmental honors program

 

Changes Requiring Faculty Council Legislative Approval

Proposals that affect either college academic policy or the requirements of an existing degree or degree program require approval through the Faculty Council legislative process. These include but are not limited to:

  • Changes to the requirements of an existing major or minor
  • Changes to the requirements of an honors program
  • Changes to the requirements of a transcript recognized certificate or a concentration
  • Changes to general degree requirements and academic policies
  • Adding or deleting a departmental honors program

 

Proposals for new degree programs/majors or to delete an existing degree program/major also require approval of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

 

Contact: John St. Lawrence (jes@austin.utexas.edu or 512-232-5922) for any and all proposed changes to the College’s portion of the Catalog.

 

INSTRUCTIONS: Submitting Catalog Changes to the College

  • Review the current requirements for your major(s), minor, honors program(s), concentration, or certificate program found in the 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog (http://catalog.utexas.edu/undergraduate/liberal-arts/) with your department or program’s Faculty Curriculum Committee. If your faculty committee agrees upon and recommends changes to the existing catalog requirements, please note the date the changes were approved and the members of the committee who participated in the vote.
  • Prepare Catalog Copy: copy your sections from the 2018-2020 Undergraduate Catalog (http://catalog.utexas.edu/undergraduate/liberal-arts/)
    • Create a Word document for each major/program. A major and its respective honors program may be submitted on the same document.
      • Please NAME your document so that it can be easily identified as a catalog change for your department. The following format is preferred:
        • e.g., ANS 2020-22; ANS-DH 2020-22; ANS minor 2020-22
    • Modify the existing catalog text using legislative style.
      • DO NOT USE THE “TRACK CHANGES” FEATURE
      • DO NOT USE COLOR CODING
      • DO NOT SEND A .PDF
      • Adding text:
        • Underline all text added to the original copy, including punctuation.
        • Insert text at the appropriate location within the existing catalog text
      • Deleting text:
        • Enclose phrases/words/sections to be deleted in [brackets]
        • Use the strikethrough command to draw a single line through the deletion within the brackets. The strikethrough command can be found on your Formatting Palette in Word under Font.
        • Do not underline information to be deleted.
  • Forward all completed documents electronically to John St. Lawrence, College of Liberal Arts, Academic Affairs, jes@austin.utexas.edu. John can be reached by email, or at 512-232-5922, should you need assistance.

Please note: All course inventory inquiries should be directed to Lisa Vera, lisav@austin.utexas.edu.