What is legislation?
Legislation is one of the primary ways that the Natural Sciences Council works to improve the College of Natural Sciences and the university as a whole. Members of the Legislative Committee first identify problems and areas of potential improvement, and then actively work to make the desired changes. This involves researching the issues, meeting with faculty and administrators, writing pieces of legislation, and then presenting them either to NSC or to the Senate of College Councils for a vote. If the measure passes, the committee then works to implement the changes. Notable examples of Legislative Committee accomplishments include the collection of UT course grade distribution data for publication, the inclusion of demographic information on the CNS website, and the creation of the BSA degree plan.