LEGISLATION AND POLICY SUB-COMMITTEE 

The University of Texas' Liberal Arts Council tackles a large number of issues in a variety of ways. Among the many ways we solve problems is creating legislation to benefit COLA and the University at large. Policy Sub-Committee exists so that members can develop ideas, understand the policy process, and write legislation before submitting it to Council, other legislative bodies on campus, and administrators. Additionally, Policy Subcommittee is open to all, so everyone is welcome to come and to work on their ideas!


A Resolution in Support of Decreasing Perceived Financial Barriers to Study Abroad Programs

This legislation seeks to facilitate study abroad program accessibility by introducing reforms to the study abroad website. This can be accomplished by adding a “Search by Program Cost” filter to the “Find a Program” page. Furthermore, although a “Low Cost Programs” page exists, it should provide information regarding specific affordable programs. In addition, creating a page that lists program-specific scholarships (…) could resolve an anticipated or perceived financial barrier. (…) making program-specific scholarships directly viewable can make the study abroad search much less daunting and more organized.

Amending the Liberal Arts Council Constitution

ENACTED: That Article VII of the Liberal Arts Council Constitution be amended to better represent the current election practices and procedures of the Liberal Arts Council