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DOCUMENTS AND MINUTES OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
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DOCUMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL

FIFTY-THIRD ANNUAL REPORT OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL, 1997-1998

In accordance with the rules of the General Faculty, as set forth in the UT Austin Handbook of Operating Procedures, the Secretary of the Faculty Council submits to the General Faculty the following report on the work of the Faculty Council from September 1, 1997, through August 31, 1998.

Page references in this report are to the Documents and Proceedings (D&P) of the Faculty Council and to the Documents and Minutes (D&M) of the General Faculty. The documents are to be indexed at the end of each academic year and made available in bound volumes in the Secretary's Office, the Barker Texas History Center, the Office of the President, and the Office of the Secretary of the Board of Regents.


John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty


I. MEMBERSHIP OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL.

For the academic year 1997-1998, the Faculty Council consisted of 103 members, classified as shown below.

Elected Faculty Members with Vote (66)

Elected by the General Faculty (21):

Group I:
Professors and Associate Professors (10)
(To serve until first class day of Fall Semester, 1999.)

Joel W. Barlow, Professor, Chemical Engineering
Kirsten L. Belgum, Associate Professor, Germanic Languages
Carolyn P. Boyd, Professor, History
Ann Cvetkovich, Associate Professor, English
Michael H. Granof, Professor, Accounting
Martha F. Hilley, Professor, Music
Joseph M. Horn, Professor, Psychology
William J. Koros, Professor, Chemical Engineering
Reuben R. McDaniel, Jr., Professor, Management Science and Information Systems
Melvin E. L. Oakes, Professor, Physics

Group II: Assistant Professors and Instructors (10)
(To serve until first class day of Fall Semester, 1999.)


Patricia A. Alvey, Associate Professor*, Advertising
Jay L. Banner, Associate Professor*, Geological Sciences
Roger T. Bonnecaze, Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering
Linda Ferreira-Buckley, Associate Professor*, English
Teresa Garcia, Assistant Professor, Educational Psychology
Kerry A. Kinney, Assistant Professor, Civil Engineering
Raul G. Longoria, Associate Professor*, Mechanical Engineering
Lisa L. Moore, Associate Professor*, English
Thomas D. Russell, Professor*, Law & History
James Sidbury, Assistant Professor, History

* Promoted after being elected to the Faculty Council.

 

Secretary of the Faculty Council.

H. Paul Kelley, Professor, Educational Psychology, to serve through Dec. 31, 1997
John R. Durbin, Professor, Mathematics, to serve beginning Jan. 1, 1998

Elected by the Graduate Assembly (1):

(To serve until September 1, 1998.)
Chair of the Graduate Assembly:

Janet Staiger, Professor, Radio-TV-Film

Elected by the Individual Colleges and Schools (44):
(To serve until first class day of Fall Semester, 1998.)

Representative of the School of Architecture (1)

Robert G. Paterson, Assistant Professor, Architecture

Representatives of the College of Business Administration (3)

Mark I. Alpert, Professor, Marketing
Donald P. Newman, Professor, Accounting
Robert A. Prentice, Professor, Management Science and Information Systems

Representatives of the College of Communication (2)

Patricia A. Stout, Professor, Advertising
Patricia Witherspoon, Associate Professor, Speech Communication

Representatives of the College of Education (3)

Ralph W. Cain, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
Alba A. Ortiz, Professor, Special Education
Pedro Reyes, Associate Professor, Educational Administration

Representatives of the College of Engineering (5)

Kenneth R. Diller, Professor, Mechanical Engineering
David S. Dolling, Professor, Aerospace Engineering
Desmond F. Lawler, Professor, Civil Engineering
Alvin H. Meyer, Professor, Civil Engineering
Dean P. Neikirk, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Representatives of the College of Fine Arts (4)

Gerard H. Béhague, Professor, Music
Oscar G. Brockett, Professor, Theatre and Dance
Robert A. Duke, Associate Professor, Music
Stefan M. Kostka, Professor, Music

Representatives of the School of Law (2)

Loftus C. Carson II, Professor, Law
John S. Dzienkowski, Professor, Law

Representatives of the College of Liberal Arts (11)

Frank D. Bean, Jr., Professor, Sociology
Daniel A. Bonevac, Professor, Philosophy
Harry M. Cleaver, Jr., Associate Professor, Economics
Alan W. Friedman, Professor, English
G. Karl Galinsky, Professor, Classics
James D. Garrison, Professor, English
Robert D. King, Professor, Linguistics (resigned on 4-13-98)
Brian P. Levack, Professor, History
Gretchen Ritter, Assistant Professor, Government
Peter Trubowitz, Associate Professor, Government (replaced Robert D. King on 4-13-98)
Paul B. Woodruff, Professor, Philosophy
Jacqueline D. Woolley, Associate Professor, Psychology

Representatives of the College of Natural Sciences (8)

Roger D. Bengtson, Professor, Physics
Alan K. Cline, Professor, Computer Sciences and Mathematics
John R. Durbin, Professor, Mathematics (became Secretary of General Faculty and Faculty Council on 1-1-98)
William L. Fisher, Professor, Geological Sciences
John C. Gilbert, Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry
Lawrence E. Gilbert, Professor, Zoology
Sue A. Greninger, Associate Professor, Human Ecology
David M. Hillis, Professor, Zoology (replaced John R. Durbin on 1-1-98)
Shelley M. Payne, Professor, Microbiology

Representative of the School of Nursing (1)

Alexa M. Stuifbergen, Associate Professor, Nursing

Representative of the College of Pharmacy (1)

Patrick J. Davis, Professor, Pharmacy

Representative of the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs (1)

William G. Spelman, Associate Professor, Public Affairs

Representative of the School of Social Work (1)

Michael L. Lauderdale, Professor, Social Work

Administrative Members Ex-Officio without Vote (28):

President: 
Peter T. Flawn, ad interim; to serve until April 13,1998
                  Larry Faulkner, to serve beginning April 13, 1998

Executive Vice President and Provost: Stephen A. Monti, ad interim

Senior Vice President: William S. Livingston, Professor Emeritus, Government

Vice Presidents (6)

Vice President for Administration and Legal Affairs: Patricia C. Ohlendorf
           (replaced Edwin R. Sharpe-Vice President for Administration and Public Affairs on 5-31-98)
Vice President for Business Affairs: G. Charles Franklin
Vice President for Development: Johnnie D. Ray, ad interim (replaced Larry J. Lollar on 9-24-97)
Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies: Teresa A. Sullivan, Professor, Sociology and Law
Vice President for Research: Juan M. Sanchez, ad interim (replaced Marye Anne Fox on 7-31-98)
Vice President for Student Affairs: James W. Vick, Professor, Mathematics

Deans of Colleges and Schools (14)

School of Architecture:  Lawrence W. Speck, Professor, Architecture and Planning
College of Business Administration:  Robert G. May, Professor, Accounting
College of Communication:  Ellen A. Wartella, Professor, Radio-Television-Film
College of Education:  Manuel J. Justiz, Professor, Educational Administration
College of Engineering:  Ben G. Streetman, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Fine Arts:  David L. Deming, Professor, Art and Art History
School of Law:  M. Michael Sharlot, Professor, Law
College of Liberal Arts:  Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Professor, Sociology
Graduate School of Library and Information Science:  E. Glynn Harmon, Professor,
          Library and Information Science
College of Natural Sciences:  Mary Ann Rankin, Professor, Zoology
School of Nursing:  Dolores Sands, Professor, Nursing
College of Pharmacy:  James T. Doluisio, Professor, Pharmacy
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs:  Edwin Dorn, Professor
School of Social Work:  Barbara W. White, Professor, Social Work

Other Administrative Members (5)

Dean of Division of Continuing Education: Thomas M. Hatfield, Associate Professor,
          Curriculum and Instruction
Director of General Libraries: Harold W. Billings
Dean of Students: Sharon H. Justice
Director of Admissions: Bruce Walker
Registrar: Theodore E. Pfeifer

Student Members with Vote (7):
(To serve until first meeting of Faculty Council in Fall Semester 1997.)

Selected by Students' Association (3)

Julie H. Burnett, Junior, Communications
Steven R. Cooke, Senior, Communications
Marlen D. Whitley, Senior, Liberal Arts

Selected by Cabinet of College Councils (2)

Lisa C. Henken, Senior, Liberal Arts
Cindy Y. Lo, Senior, Business

Selected by Graduate Students' Assembly (2)

Wendy E. Erisman, Doctoral, Anthropology
Kimberly Nixon, Doctoral, Psychology

Staff Members without Vote (2):

Selected by Graduate Students' Assembly (2)

Susan H. Gamel, Student Development Specialist IV,
Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy Advising Center
(To serve until first class day of Fall Semester, 1998.)

Patricia A. Parker, Assistant Director,
Freshman Admissions Center
(To serve until first class day of Fall Semester, 1997; will continue to serve until a successor is selected.)

 

II. MEETINGS.

There were seven regular meetings in 1997-1998. The regular meeting of the Faculty Council in November, 1997, was cancelled because there was no legislation to be discussed. The regular meeting of the Faculty Council in January, 1998, was cancelled because the items on the agenda were not urgent. The regular meetings of the Faculty Council for June, July, and August were cancelled due to the limited nature of the business on the agenda.

III. ATTENDANCE.

The attendance record of individual members is given in the Appendix of this report.

IV. SPECIAL ORDERS — None.

V. PETITIONS — None.

VI. RESOLUTIONS None.

VII. REPORTS FROM THE STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE GENERAL FACULTY.

D&P 16887-16895 Annual Reports from the Standing Committees of the General Faculty for 1997-1998. Posted on the Faculty Council web site http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ on May 25, 1999.

VIII. REPORTS FROM SPECIAL COMMITTEES AUTHORIZED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL.

D&P 14877-14888;
D&M 20564-20575
Report and Recommendations of the University Council Committee to Examine the Undergraduate Writing Program. Discussed by University Council at its meeting on February 21, 1994, and approved by University Council at its meeting on March 21, 1994. Approved by General Faculty by circularization/no-protest procedure on April 8, 1994, and transmitted to President on April 11, 1994. On May 3, 1994, President proposed to "refer the report to the colleges and schools and/or to appropriate committees for further review of and response to each recommendation." Informed by President on June 28, 1997, that "The recommendations have been implemented to the extent possible by the faculties of the colleges and schools. Thus, this faculty legislation has been implemented and may be removed from the SecretaryÕs Report."

D&P 15102-15113 Report and Recommendations from the University Council Ad Hoc Committee to Recommend Evaluation of Administrative Personnel (REAP). Amended and then approved by University Council at its meeting on October 17, 1994. Transmitted to President on November 17, 1994. Discussed by President with Faculty Council Executive Committee on October 14, 1995, and agreement was reached that reviews for vice presidents and center directors will need to be phased in, the Hare System of voting for members of three-person committees is not necessary, and flexibility in voting procedures will be permitted. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on March 31, 1997. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on April 8, 1997. No further action required.

D&P 16152-16163 Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Modified Retirement. Discussed by Faculty Council on April 16, 1997. Recommendations supported by Faculty Council at its meeting on May 5, 1997, and statement of support transmitted to President on October 7, 1997. No approval of Faculty CouncilÕs statement of support for recommendations is required.

IX. OTHER REPORTS — None.

X. MEMORIAL RESOLUTION COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT.

On November 25, 1997, the President appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Professor Carl Lee Baker, Department of Linguistics: Carlotta S. Smith (Chair), Robert D. King, and Stephen M. Wechsler.

On October 2, 1997, the President appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Professor Emeritus, Hampton Kent Snell, Sr., Department of Marketing: Floyd S. Brandt (Chair), I. Beber Helburn, and Timothy W. Ruefli.

On December 16, 1997, the President appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Professor Emeritus, Calvin McMillan, Department of Botany: Beryl B. Simpson (Chair), Donald A. Levin, and Stanley J. Roux, Jr.

On January 28, 1998, the President appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Professor Victor G. Szebehely, Department of Aerospace and Engineering Mechanics: Hans M. Mark (Chair), Roger A. Broucke, and Byron D. Tapley.

On February 9, 1998, the President appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Associate Professor, David M. Cohen, Department of Theatre and Dance: Oscar G. Brockett (Chair), Suzan L. Zeder, and Fritz Schwentker.

XI. SPECIAL COMMITTEES AUTHORIZED BY THE GENERAL FACULTY — None.

XII. SPECIAL COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT— None.

XIII. EMERGENCY LEGISLATION.

D&P 16150-16151 Resolution Concerning Tuition Remission for Assistant Instructors, Teaching Assistants, and Research Assistants. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on April 21, 1997, and transmitted to President on April 21, 1997. Approved by President on June 28, 1997 with the following message:

"I said at a meeting this spring as well as elsewhere that I believe that additional financial support for graduate students is critical. Thus, I agree with the goal underlying the resolution. I was not able to support state legislation regarding a tuition remission since new funding for The University was not forthcoming from the Legislature that would have covered the financial loss that The University would have faced due to a tuition remission."

D&P 16401-16402 Creation of Faculty Council Committee and Request to Administration Concerning Intercollegiate Athletics. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on September 15, 1997, and transmitted to President on September 16, 1997. Approved by President on October 3, 1997, with the following message:

"I approve the two recommendations in the legislation. I understand that I am not being asked to endorse the rationale statements in the legislation.

"I support the appointment of an ad hoc committee to: assess the need for additional athletic facilities; review the mission of intercollegiate athletics at The University; evaluate whether current policies and practices are consistent with that mission; and, recommend any needed changes in the mission or the strategies to achieve it. I understand that the committee will report during this academic year. The legislation provides that the committee will be appointed by the Chair of the Faculty Council, with my consultation. I ask that Professor Gilbert work with Vice Provost Ohlendorf and Vice President Sharpe regarding my recommendations for committee membership.

"I have discussed with the Faculty Council Executive Committee the status of approved capital projects for intercollegiate athletics. I do not plan to recommend approval at this time of additional capital projects unless a project is required for the UniversityÕs compliance with the Title XI settlement Court Order."

XIV. MAJOR LEGISLATION.

D&P 14227-14229;
D&M 19815a/
D&P 14292a
Educational Policy Committee Recommendations Concerning the Revision of Definitions and Recommendations on Multiculturalism in the Curriculum as Amended and Approved by the University Council on October 21, 1991, and as Clarified Editorially on December 6, 1991, D&M 19506-19591. Amended and then approved by University Council on May 11, 1992, and transmitted to President on May 14, 1992. Approved in part by President on June 28, 1997, with the following message:

"A number of these recommendations were implemented by colleges and schools through the regular catalog change process. To the extent that the recommendations were adopted by the faculty through that process they are approved. Any recommendations not implemented by the colleges and schools through this regular process have not been approved."

D&M 20381-20385 Changes in Rules and By-Laws of the University Council and in Procedure of Standing Committees of the General Faculty. Approved by General Faculty at its meeting on October 19, 1993, and transmitted to President on November 2, 1993. Approved by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on 29, 1993.

Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on December 10, 1993, subject to regental approval via

D&M 20381-20385 the institutional docket. Notified by President on July 31, 1997, that approval by Regents was not required.

D&P 15674-15675;
D&M 21659-21663
Changes in the Rules of the Faculty Council and the Standing Committees of the General Faculty. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting May 6, 1996, and transmitted to General Faculty Rules Committee on September 5, 1996. Recommended by Rules Committee and distributed to General Faculty on October 11, 1996. Approved by General Faculty at its meeting on October 17, 1996, and transmitted to President on October 22, 1996. Approved by President on June 28, 1997, with the following message:

"I confirm that establishing the office of Past Chair was approved. The Handbook of Operating Procedures is being modified to accommodate the change."

D&P 16031-16037;
D&M 21841-21847;
D&P 16387-16400
Changes in the Handbook of Operating Procedures for the University of Texas at Austin Concerning Periodic Evaluation of Tenured Faculty. Amended and then approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on January 27, 1997. Approved by General Faculty by circularization/no-protest procedure on February 14, 1997, and transmitted to President on February 17, 1997. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on February 20, 1997, with the following request:

"We understand that the component implementing policies are subject to Regental approval. Assuming that you approve the UT Austin policy, we ask that it be submitted to the Board of Regents for approval at the May 1997 meeting. The UT Austin faculty and I would like to have our policy finalized prior to the departure of many for the summer break."

Modified by Amendments to Changes in the Handbook of Operating Procedures for the University of Texas at Austin Covering Periodic Evaluation of Tenured Faculty, D&M 21841-21847 (D&P 16387-16400), which was approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on September 15, 1997, and transmitted to President on September 16, 1997. Modified and then approval recommended by President and transmitted to Chancellor on September 26, 1997, with the following letter:

"I write to request approval of the proposed policy for The University of Texas at Austin on Periodic Evaluation of Tenured Faculty. I enclose the proposal as it passed the Faculty Council on September 15, 1997 (D&P 16387-16400). I also enclose a draft of new ¤3.14, UT Austin Handbook of Operating Procedures, that formally incorporates the proposal into our policy documents.

"I have made one minor change to the proposed policy at the end of paragraph 7 (D&P 16390). Paragraph 7 provides that for administrators whose administrative appointment is reviewed every sixth year, the evaluation under the proposed shall be scheduled in the same year. The change I have made provides that these two reviews shall be coordinated to the extent possible.

"The proposed policy was drafted by the UniversityÕs Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility. The Committee worked with my staff in drafting the policy. I am most appreciative of the CommitteeÕs diligence in finalizing the proposed policy to meet our deadlines.

"I have approved the policy and now ask your approval. We believe that it is consistent with the UT System Guidelines for Periodic Performance Evaluation of Tenured Faculty that were approved by the Board of Regents on November 17, 1996, and amended on August 14, 1997. The issue of termination of a faculty member is not written into The UniversityÕs policy but we understand that the UT System Guidelines and RegentsÕ Rules and Regulations are controlling should it be determined that a faculty member should be terminated based upon a review made under the policy on periodic evaluation of tenured faculty."

XV. GENERAL/MINOR LEGISLATION.

D&P 13983;
D&P 14171-1417
Proposed Change to the Official Calendar of The University of Texas at Austin. Referred by University Council at its meeting on January 27, 1992, to Calendar Committee of General Faculty for consideration and recommendation; transmitted on February 10, 1992. Amended and approved by University Council on April 20, 1992, and transmitted to President on May 5, 1992. Approval reported by President on June 28, 1997, with the following message:

"The proposed calendar change was approved by administrative action in 1992 by Executive Vice President Fonken. The legislation was implemented by this administrative action. Thus, I write to confirm the verbal approval that had been communicated to you earlier."

D&P 14230-14231;
D&P 14504-1450
Educational Policy Committee Recommendation Concerning Freshman Pass/Fail Courses. Approved by University Council at its meeting on May 11, 1992, and transmitted to President on May 14, 1992. Recommendation from the Faculty Senate Concerning Freshman Taking Course on Pass/Fail Basis. Approved by University Council at its meeting on February 22, 1993, and transmitted to President on March 8, 1993, with statement that legislation on D&P 14230-14231 is updated and superseded by legislation on D&P 14504-14507. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on March 24, 1994. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on April 6, 1994, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Notified by President on July 31, 1997, that approval by Regents was not required.

D&P 14538-14539 Recommendations to Increase the Number of Student Representatives from the Cabinet of College Councils on the University Council and on the Educational Policy Committee. Amended and then approved by University Council at its meeting on April 19, 1993. Recommendation 1, increasing number of University Council members, transmitted to Rules Committee on April 21, 1993; for subsequent actions, see entry for D&P 14538-14539; D&M 20388-20389. Recommendation 2, increasing number of Educational Policy Committee members, transmitted to President on May 6, 1993. Recommendation 2 approved by President on June 2, 1993; Policy Memorandum 1.503 to be revised for final approval by President and transmission to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Informed by President on June 28, 1997, that:

"This legislation was superceded by the faculty legislation that I approved that created the Faculty Council. Appropriate student representation on the Faculty Council and the Educational Policy Committee has been established."

D&P 14958-14959 Establishment of a Computer Literacy Component within the University Undergraduate Program. Approved by the University Council at its meeting on April 18, 1994, and transmitted to President on April 20, 1994. Informed by President on June 28, 1997, that:

"The colleges and schools have implemented this recommendation to the extent possible within the individual degree programs. Thus I write to confirm that this legislation may be removed from the SecretaryÕs Report."

D&P 14566-14576 Recommendation that UT Austin Consider Recognizing American Sign Language as a Foreign Language. Approved by University Council at its meeting on April 19, 1993, and transmitted to President on April 30, 1993. Not approved by President on June 28, 1997, with the following message:

"The faculties of the colleges and schools may recommend that American Sign Language be used as a foreign language in individual degree programs. It is not appropriate that The University mandate that American Sign Language be recognized in all degree programs as a foreign language."

D&P 15122-15169 Actions to Improve Faculty and Staff Health Benefits. Approved by University Council at its meeting on November 21, 1994, and transmitted to President on January 19, 1995. Referred by President to Office of Human Resources in Spring Semester 1995, with request for comments. Notified by President on June 28, 1997, that:

"I asked the Office of Human Resources to consider the recommendations and to discuss them with the UT System office that is in charge of insurance benefits. To the extent possible, the recommendations have been implemented. Thus, this item may be removed from the SecretaryÕs Report."

D&P 15375-15376 Abolishment of the Standing Committee on Teacher Education. Approved by Faculty council at its meeting on October 23, 1995, and transmitted to President on November 1, 1995. Approved by President on June 28, 1997.

D&P 15377-15379;
D&M 21238-21239;
D&P 15461-15462
Principles of Enrollment Management. Amended then approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on November 20, 1995, and transmitted to President on December 7, 1995. Approved by President on June 28, 1997, with the following message:

"I confirm that the enrollment principles have been accepted and that they are being implemented to the extent possible. State legislation that was passed this session may impact the manner in which the principles are implemented. The principles are being considered as policy is being written under the new state legislation."

D&P 15546-15547 Abolishment of the Standing Committee on University Housing. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on March 18, 1995, and transmitted to President on March 19, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 30, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 4, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Notified by President on July 31, 1997, that approval by Regents was not required.

D&P 15552-15553 Clarification of Requirements for Graduation with University Honors. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on March 18, 1996, and transmitted to President on March 19, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 6, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15938-15975;
D&M 21690-21691/
D&P 16014-16015
Recommendations on Post-Tenure Review from the UT Austin General Faculty Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom & Responsibility. Amended and then approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on October 21, 1996, and transmitted to President on October 23, 1996. Superceded by Changes in the Handbook of Operating Procedures for the University of Texas at Austin Concerning Periodic Evaluation of Tenured Faculty (D&P 16031-16037; D&M 21841-21847; D&P 16387-16400).

D&P 16103-16104;
D&M 21991/
D&P 16275
Abolition of the Discipline (Policies) Committee and Creation of the Committee on Student Affairs, a New Standing Committee of the General Faculty. Amended to abolish Discipline (Policies) Committee and then approved by Faculty council at its meeting on March 17, 1997, and transmitted to President on April 17, 1997. Approved by President on May 5, 1997, with the following message:

"I ask that the Committee on Committees work with my office and the Vice President for Student Affairs to effect appointment of the Committee."

D&P 16105-16106 Clarification of Reexamination Policy and Procedures. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on September 15, 1997, and transmitted to President on March 28, 1997. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 28, 1997.

D&P 16107-16108;
D&M 21992/
D&P 16276
Prohibition of Substantial Examinations During Last Class Week, Reading Days, and No-Class Days. Amended and then approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on March 17, 1997, and transmitted to President on April 17, 1997. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 28, 1997. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on July 16, 1997.

D&P 16109-16111;
D&P 16166-1616
Changes in Policies Concerning Grades Awarded with Credit by Examination. Amended and then approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on April 231, 1997, and transmitted to President on April 21, 1997. Approval not recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 28, 1997, with the following message:

"I have determined that the proposed change will discourage students from taking credit by examination even when they are eligible due to AP courses or other means of extraordinary academic achievement in high school. I do not believe that we should approve a proposal that will modify student behavior in this way."

D&P 16187-16189 Change in the Principles for the Development of the Academic Calendar for Summer Terms. Referred by Faculty Council at its meeting on May 5, 1997, to Educational Policy Committee, and transmitted to Educational Policy Committee on May 5, 1997.

D&P 16514-16516 Recommendations from the Educational Policy Committee Concerning the Proposed Change in the Principles for the Development of the Academic Calendar for Summer Terms (D&P 16187-16189). Tabled at meeting of Faculty Council on December 8, 1997, for further consideration. Withdrawn by Committee on February 2, 1998. No further action needed.

D&P 16517-16519 Recommendation for a Change in Regents Rules Concerning Suspension of a Faculty Member With Pay. Change in the Regulations in the General Information Catalog Concerning Dropping a Course after the Fourth Week of Classes. At its meeting on December 8, 1997, the Faculty Council acted upon the Recommendation for a Change in RegentsÕ Rules Concerning Suspension of a Faculty Member With Pay (D&P 16517-16519 revised). The motion that the Faculty Council approved was to incorporate the proposed change into the UT Austin Handbook of Operating Procedures; that is the recommendation now being transmitted for your consideration. The possibility of recommending that a change be made in the Rules of the Board of Regents will be explored further before the Faculty Council will be asked to consider such a recommendation. Transmitted to President on December 9, 1997.

D&P 16652 Schedule for Meetings of the Faculty Council in 1998-1999. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on February 16, 1998, and transmitted to the President on February 23, 1998. Approved by the President on February 27, 1998. No further action required.

D&P 16655-16656 Resolution Concerning Budget Allocation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 16, 1998, and transmitted to the President on February 23, 1998. Approved by the President on February 27, 1998, with the following comments:

"I appreciate the Faculty Council's recommendation and took it into account in writing the budget instructions." No further action required.

D&M 20386-20387;
D&M 2070
Change in the Requirements of the Chairs of the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and Women. Amended and then approved by General Faculty at its meeting on October 19, 1993. Approved by President and transmitted to Executive vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on November 22, 1993. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on December 8, 1993, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Notified by President on July 31, 1997, that approval by Regents was not required.

D&P 16190 Change in the Distribution of Nonresident Competitive Scholarship Tuition Exemptions. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on September 15, 1997, and transmitted to President on September 16, 1997. Returned not approved by the President on March 6, 1998, with the following comments:

"Consistent with procedure, the legislation was discussed with the Faculty Council Executive Committee to hear any additional advice or alternatives. Based upon our review and that discussion, I am returning the legislation without approval.

"The allocation of these tuition exemptions is a budget issue. Such resource assignments should be made by the administration within the context of competing priorities. The standing committee on student financial aid may wish to recommend policy provisions or criteria for consideration when the budget decisions are made."

D&P 16191-16192 Abolishment of the Committee on Student Health. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on September 15, 1997, and transmitted to President on September 16, 1997. Approved by President on September 30, 1997.

D&P 16194-16195 Change in Procedure for Appointing Members of the Pool of Faculty Grievance Hearing Officers. Distributed to members of the Faculty Council on April 24, 1997. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 5, 1997, and transmitted to President on May 8, 1997. Approval not recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 28, 1997, with the following message:

"I believe that the ability of the President to appoint ten (10) hearing panel members per year has worked well and has assured that the pool of hearing panel members has been diverse and has included faculty experienced to serve on hearing panels. Also, the current UT Austin policy provides that the faculty governance or organization will appoint more than the minimum required for the hearing panel pool by the modification to the RegentsÕ Rules and Regulations that was approved in November 1996."

Not approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on July 29, 1997.

D&P 16198-16201 Recommendations from the Educational Policy Committee Regarding Obstacles to Timely Graduation by Undergraduate Students. Amended and then approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on September 15, 1997, and transmitted to President on October 7, 1997.

D&P 16202-16203 Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women and to the University Co-op Board of Directors. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on May 5, 1997, and transmitted to President on May 8, 1997. Approved by President who, on May 15, 1997, appointed Philip B. Gough (Psychology) to the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men and C. Michael Walton (Civil Engineering) to the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women; on June 3, 1997, President appointed Michael H. Granof (Accounting) to the Board of Directors of the University Co-operative Society.

D&P 16403 Requests to Board of Regents Concerning Candidates for President of UT Austin. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on September 15, 1997, and transmitted to President on September 24, 1997. Consideration recommended by President and transmitted to Chancellor on September 30, 1997, with the following letter:

"I write to recommend consideration of the enclosed request adopted by the Faculty Council of The University of Texas at Austin at its meeting of September 15, 1997 (D&P 16403). The statement proposes that persons recommended by the search committee to the Board of Regents for President of the University of Texas at Austin have the opportunity to meet with faculty leaders and that the faculty leaders' recommendations on the candidates be taken into account by the Board of Regents in selecting the President.

"I believe that candidates will want to talk to faculty leaders and that this request is consistent with common practice. My office will be pleased to help arrange campus visits for the candidates at the appropriate time."

Faculty groups were invited to meet with the finalists being considered for President by the Board of Regents. No further action required.

D&P 16427 Resolution Concerning Minorities and the University Environment. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on October 20, 1997, and transmitted to President on October 22, 1997. Approved by President on November 4, 1997.

D&P 16512-16513 Change in the Regulations in the General Information Catalog Concerning Dropping a Course after the Fourth Week of Classes. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on December 8, 1997, and transmitted to President on December 9, 1997.

D&M 21875 Cancellation of Summer Meetings of the Faculty Council. Not acted on by Faculty Council at its meeting on May 5, 1997. Summer meetings cancelled by Faculty Council Executive Committee at its meeting on June 9, 1997.

D&M 22112
D&P 16449
Resolution on Freedom of Speech and Diversity in Higher Education. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on September 15, 1997, and transmitted to President on September 16, 1997. Accepted by President on September 30, 1997, with the following message:

D&M 22118-22123a Changes in the Rules of the General Faculty and the Faculty Council. Changes 1-4 and 6 were amended and then approved by General Faculty; change 5 was withdrawn for further consideration by Rules Committee at its meeting on October 28, 1997. The approved changes were transmitted to President on October 29, 1997. Approved by President and transmitted to Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on November 10, 1997.

D&P 16720-16721 Changes to The UT Austin Handbook of Operating Procedures Section on the Faculty Grievance Procedure. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on March 23, 1998, and transmitted to President on March 31, 1998. Approved by President and transmitted to Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on April 10, 1998.

D&P 16722-16724 Recommendations for Guidelines for Undergraduate Students Pursuing Baccalaureate Degrees in Two Majors. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on March 23, 1998, and transmitted to President on March 31, 1998.

D&P 16725-16726 Changes to the General Faculty Standing Committee on Committees. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on March 23, 1998, and transmitted to President on March 31, 1998. Approved by President on April 10, 1998.

D&P 16727-16728 Revisions to the General Faculty Standing Library Committee. Amended and then approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on March 23, 1998, and transmitted to President on March 31, 1998. Approved by President on April 10, 1998.

D&P 16793-16795 Revisions to the General Faculty Standing Library Committee. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on April 20, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 22, 1998

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D&P 16796-16797 Recommendation on 1998-1999 Medical Insurance Plan Alternatives. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on April 20, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 22, 1998.

D&P 16841-16842 Recommendation for Changes in Composition of Parking and Traffic Appeals Panel. Distributed to members of the Faculty Council on April 30, 1998. Will be presented for action at its meeting on May 11, 1998.

D&P 16843 Cancellation of Summer Meetings of Faculty Council. Distributed to members of the Faculty Council on April 30, 1998. Will be presented for action at its meeting on May 11, 1998.

XVI. LEGISLATION OF EXCLUSIVE APPLICATION AND PRIMARY INTEREST ONLY TO A SINGLE SCHOOL OR COLLEGE.

D&P 14945-14947 Changes in the Degrees Section of the College of Communication Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1992-1994, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by University Council at its meeting on April 18, 1994, and transmitted to President on April 20, 1994. Informed by President on June 28, 1997, that:

"The colleges and schools have implemented this recommendation to the extent possible within the individual degree programs. Thus, I write to confirm that this legislation may be removed from the SecretaryÕs Report."

D&P 14971-14976 Changes in the Degrees Section of the College of Business Administration Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1992-1994, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by University Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on April 29, 1994, and transmitted to President on May 3, 1994. Editorially corrected and then approved by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 17, 1996.

D&P 14979-14986 Changes in the Admission and Registration and Degrees Sections of the School of Social Work Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1992-1994, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by University Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on April 20, 1994; typographical errors corrected and transmitted to President on May 3, 1994. Editorially modified (the word "multicultural" was replaced by the phrase "cultural diversity") and then approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 23, 1994. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 22, 1994, subject to the revisions set forth below and then subject to regental approval via the institutional docket.

"The proposed amendments are administratively approved subject to the revision to clarify language on page 505 with regard to the required grade point average of 2.5 in social work courses. The language does not specify whether the new requirement is (1) a student must have an overall grade point average above 2.5 in social work courses to avoid scholastic probation or (2) the failure of a student to maintain a grade point average above 2.5 in social work courses for a specific semester would place the student on academic probation. Following this revision the substantive changes should be docketed in the approved summary format for catalog changes."

Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 14987-15006 Changes in the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1992-1994, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by University Council by circularization/no-protest procedures on May 2, 1994, and transmitted to President on May 3, 1994. Approved by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs s on May 9, 1994. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 23, 1994, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15222-15223 Change in the Graduation Requirements for Baccalaureate Programs in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog. Approved by University Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on January 23, 1994, and transmitted to President on January 24, 1995. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on December 7, 1995. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15224-15225 Changes in the Admission and Registration Section in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog. Approved by University Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on January 23, 1995. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, date not reported by Office of the President. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15304-15309 Changes in Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, with Majors in Asian, Middle Eastern, and African Languages, Cultures, and Studies. Approved by University Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 6, 1995, and transmitted to President on May 9, 1995. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive ViceChancellor for Academic Affairs on August 11, 1995. Changes 5 and 9 approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 21, 1996; no further approval required.

Changes 1-4 and 6-8 approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15311-15314 Addition of Departmental Honors Programs for the New Department of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by University Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 5, 1995, and transmitted to President on May 9, 1995. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, date not reported by Office of the President. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15486-15501;
D&P 15504-1550
Substantial Changes in the University Chapter and the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog. Changes 1-6 and 8-15 approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on February 19, 1996, and transmitted to President on March 12, 1996. Change 7 referred to Educational Policy Committee by Faculty Council at its meeting on February 19, 1996, and transmitted to Committee on February 29, 1996; returned by Educational Policy Committee, amended and then approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on April 15, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 2, 1996, together with a rewording submitted by the College of Engineering to say more clearly what the new requirement would be. That new rewording was incorporated into the legislation as an editorial change by the President, who then recommended approval and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 6, 1996, with the following condition:

"The College of Engineering, including the candidates for deanship, have indicated that a thorough review of the undergraduate curriculum will be undertaken during the next year. I have discussed this with the Dean, as has the ProvostÕs office during the recent Compact 2000 meeting. As a condition of approving the change to the quantity of work rule, I will expect from the College a report by May 31, 1997, regarding the curriculum review."

Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15625-15632 Changes in the Requirements for the Degrees of Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Drama, and Bachelor of Arts in Dance. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on April 1, 1996, and transmitted to President on April 4, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 29, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15635-15636 Changes in the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree, Plan I, with a Major in Geography. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 1, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 2, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 28, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 11, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15645-15647 Changes in the Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts Honors Program. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on April 10, 1996, and transmitted to President on April 11, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 29, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15650-15651 Changes in the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree, Plan I, with a Major in Psychology. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on April 10, 1996, and transmitted to President on April 11, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 31, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15652-15653 Change in the Requirements for the Departmental Psychology Honors Program. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on April 10, 1996, and transmitted to President on April 11, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 31, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15654-15655 Changes in the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree, Plan I, with a Concentration in WomenÕs Studies. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on April 10, 1996, and transmitted to President on April 11, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 31, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15656-15657 Changes in the Requirements for the Departmental Economics Honors Program. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on April 10, 1996, and transmitted to President on April 11, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 31, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15658-15659 Changes in the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree, Plan I, with a Major in German. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on April 10, 1996, and transmitted to President on April 11, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 31, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15697-15698 Change in the Major Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders Degree in the College of Communication. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on April 17, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 20, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 31, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15699-15700 Changes in the Special Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film in the College of Communication. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 17, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 20, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 31, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15701-15702 Changes in the Prescribed Work in English for the Five Degrees in the College of Communication. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 17, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 20, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 31, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15706-15707 Changes in the Prescribed Work in Natural Science Courses for the Five Degrees in the College of Communication. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 17, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 20, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 31, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15708-15710 New United States Latino and Latin American Media Studies Concentration in the College of Communication. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 17, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 20, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on May 31, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15711-15713 Changes in the Major Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Speech in the College of Communication. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 17, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 20, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 6, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15714-15731 Changes in the Admission and Registration, Academic Policies and Procedures, and Degrees Sections of the College of Education Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 17, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 20, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 6, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15732-15739 Changes to the University Chapter and to the College of Business Administration Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 17, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 20, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 7, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15740-15762 Changes in the Degree Requirements in the College of Natural Sciences. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 17, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 20, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, date not reported by Office of the President. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15763-15772 Changes in the Admission and Registration Requirements and in the Degree Requirements in the College of Pharmacy. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 17, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 20, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 4, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 27, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 15776-15783 Changes in the School of Nursing Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on May 17, 1996, and transmitted to President on May 20, 1996. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 4, 1996. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on June 18, 1996, subject to regental approval via the institutional docket. Approved by Regents at meeting on November 14, 1996.

D&P 16145-16149 New Bachelor of Science in Public Relations Degree in the College of Communication. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on April 18, 1997, and transmitted to President on April 21, 1997. Approval recommended by President and transmitted to Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on September 25, 1997. Approved by Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on September 25, 1997.

D&P 16241-16242 Changes in Requirements for Admission of Students in Other Colleges of the University to the School of Architecture. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on June 13, 1997, and transmitted to President on June 16, 1997. Additional information transmitted to President on June 23, 1997.

D&P 16243-16247 Creation of a Concentration in Jewish Studies and Changes in Requirements for Majors and Minors in German and Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on June 13, 1997, and transmitted to President on June 16, 1997.

D&P 16277-16283 Changes in the College of Pharmacy Sections in the Undergraduate Catalog and the Graduate Catalog. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on August 11, 1997, and transmitted to President on August 12, 1997.

D&P 16284-16285 Creation of a Major in Ancient History and Classical Civilization for the Bachelor of Arts Degree, Plan I, in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no-protest procedure on September 3, 1997, and transmitted to President on September 23, 1997.

D&P 16510-16511 Changes in the Degrees with Honors Section of The Law School Catalog of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on December 19, 1997, and transmitted to President on December 22, 1997.

D&P 16580-16581 Changes in the Academic Policies and Procedures Section of the College of Fine Arts Section of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998, The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by the Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedures on January 28, 1998, and transmitted to President on February 9, 1998.

D&P 16582-16583 Changes in the Academic Policies and Procedures Section of the College of Fine Arts Section of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998, The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by the Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on January 28, 1998, and transmitted to President on February 9, 1998.

D&P 16584-16585 Changes in the Graduation with University Honors, Chapter I, of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998, The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on January 28, 1998, and transmitted to President on February 9, 1998.

D&P 16586-16588 Changes in the Major Requirements for the Bachelor of Journalism Degree, of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998, The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on January 28, 1998, and transmitted to President on February 9, 1998.

D&P 16589-16592 Changes in the College of Communication Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on January 28, 1998, and transmitted to President on February 9, 1998.

D&P 16593-16595 Changes in the Requirements for the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Zoology and Bachelor of Science in Zoology, in the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on January 28, 1998, and transmitted to President on February 9, 1998.

D&P 16596-16599 Changes in the Requirements for the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, with a Major in Microbiology, Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, and Bachelor of Science in 1998, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on January 28, 1998, and transmitted to President on February 9, 1998.

D&P 16600-16603 Changes in the Requirements for the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Plan 1, with a Major in Physics; Bachelor of Science in Physics, Teaching Option, in the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on January 28, 1998, and transmitted to President on February 9, 1998.

D&P 16604-16610 Changes in the Requirements for the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, with a Major in Biochemistry; Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, with a Major in Chemistry; Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry; Bachelor of Science in Chemistry; and Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Teaching Option, in the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on January 28, 1998, and transmitted to President on February 9, 1998.

D&P 16611-16614 Changes in the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Geological Sciences, in the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on January 28, 1998, and transmitted to President on February 9, 1998.

D&P 16615-16617 Changes in the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, with a Major in Computer Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences, in the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on January 28, 1998, and transmitted to President on February 9, 1998.

D&P 16618-16623 Changes in the Requirements for the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, with a Major in Biology; Microbiology, in the Undergraduate Catalog 1996-Bachelor of Science in Biology, Option I: Molecular Biology; Bachelor of Science in Biology, Option II: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology; and Bachelor of Science in Biology, Option III: Teaching, in the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protestprocedure on January 28, 1998, and transmitted to President on February 9, 1998.

D&P 16624-16625 Changes in the Requirements for the Microbiology Honors Program in the College of Natural Sciences of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on April 2, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16626-16629 Changes in the Requirements for the Degrees of Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel, Option I: Apparel Design and Conservation and Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel, Option II: Retail Merchandising. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on April 1, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16630-16636 Changes in the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on April 1, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16637-16640 Changes in the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Section in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 30, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16641-16644 Changes in the Requirements for the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, with a Major in Mathematics and Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Section in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 30, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16649-16651 Changes in the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Family Relationships Section in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 31, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16663-16682 Proposed Changes in Requirements for Majors and Minors in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on April 1, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16683-16685 Changes to the School of Architecture Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on April 1, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16688-16689 Changes in the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 31, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16708-16710 Changes in the Requirements for a Minor in Spanish in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 31, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16711-16713 New Concentration in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 31, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16714-16716 Changes in the Requirements for Completing a Concentration in Religious Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 31, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16720-16721 Changes to The UT Austin Handbook of Operating Procedures Section on the Faculty Grievance Procedure. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on March 23, 1998, and transmitted to President on March 31, 1998. Approved by President and transmitted to Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on April 10, 1998.

D&P 16722-16724 Recommendations for Guidelines for Undergraduate Students Pursuing Baccalaureate Degrees in Two Majors. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on March 23, 1998, and transmitted to President on March 31, 1998.

D&P 16725-16726 Changes to the General Faculty Standing Committee on Committees. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on March 23, 1998, and transmitted to President on March 31, 1998.

D&P 16727-16728 Revisions to the General Faculty Standing Library Committee. Amended and then approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on March 23, 1998, and transmitted to President on March 31, 1998.

D&P 16729-16730 Changes in the Requirements for a Major in Middle Eastern Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 30, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16731-16732 Changes in the Requirements for Minors in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 31, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 21, 1998.

D&P 16733-16744 Proposed Changes in the Degrees Section of the College of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on April 2, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16767-16769 Changes in the Plan I Honors Program Section in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 30, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16770-16772 Changes in the Requirements for the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Plan I, with a Major in Computer Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Computer Sciences Sections in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 30, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16773-16775 Proposed Changes in the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree, Plan I, with a Major in Russian in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 30, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16786-16788 Changes in the College of Communication Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 30, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

D&P 16789-16790 Changes in the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree, Plan I, with a Major in American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 1996-1998. Approved by Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure on March 30, 1998, and transmitted to President on April 13, 1998.

Distributed to members of the General Faculty on September 24, 1999.

APPENDIX

ATTENDANCE RECORD OF FACULTY COUNCIL MEMBERS, 1997-1998

[Symbols used: x = present; A = absent; E = absent, excused; — = not on Council at that time.)

Mark I. Alpert-Marketing
x
x
A
x
x
A
x
Patricia A. Alvey-Advertising
x
x
x
x
E
x
E
Jay L. Banner-Geological Sciences
x
E
x
x
x
x
x
Joel W. Barlow-Chemical Engineering
E
A
x
A
A
A
A
Frank D. Bean, Jr.-Sociology
E
E
x
A
A
A
A
Gerard H. Béhague-Music
E
x
E
x
x
x
x
Kirsten L. Belgum-Germanic Languages
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Roger D. Bengtson-Physics
x
x
E
x
x
x
x
Harold W. Billings-Director of General Libraries
A
E
E
x
x
E
x
Daniel A. Bonevac-Philosophy
A
x
x
E
A
A
A
Roger T. Bonnecaze-Chemical Engineering
A
x
x
x
A
A
x
Carolyn P. Boyd-History
x
x
x
x
x
A
x
Oscar G. Brockett-Theatre and Dance
x
x
x
x
x
E
x
Julie H. Burnett-Students' Association
x
x
x
A
A
A
A
Ralph W. Cain-Curriculum and Instruction
x
x
x
A
x
x
x
Loftus C. Carson II-Law
x
x
x
A
x
x
x
Harry M. Cleaver, Jr.-Economics
x
x
A
A
x
x
A
Alan K. Cline-Computer Sciences and Mathematics
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Steven R. Cooke-Vice President, Students' Association
x
A
x
A
x
A
x
Ann Cvetkovich-English
E
E
x
x
x
x
x
Patrick J. Davis-Pharmacy
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
David L. Deming-Dean ad interim, College of Fine Arts
E
x
A
x
A
A
A
Kenneth R. Diller-Mechanical Engineering
x
x
x
x
x
A
A
David S. Dolling-Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
James T. Doluisio-Dean, College of Pharmacy
A
A
x
A
A
A
x
Edwin Dorn-Dean, LBJ School of Public Affairs
x
x
A
x
A
A
A
Robert A. Duke-Music
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
John R. Durbin-Mathematics, Secretary of Faculty Council 1
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
John S. Dzienkowski-Law
x
x
x
x
A
A
x
Wendy E. Erisman-Graduate Students' Assembly
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Sheldon Ekland-Olson-Dean, College of Liberal Arts
A
A
A
A
x
A
A
Larry R. Faulkner-President 2
E
x
Linda Ferreira-Buckley-English
x
x
A
x
x
x
x
William L. Fisher-Geological Sciences
x
x
A
x
A
E
E
Peter T. Flawn-President ad interim3
x
x
x
x
x
Marye Anne Fox-Vice President for Research 4
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
G. Charles Franklin-Vice President for Business Affairs
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Alan W. Friedman-English
x
x
x
x
A
x
x
Karl Galinsky-Classics
x
x
E
x
x
x
x
Susan H. Gamel-Staff Association
x
E
E
x
x
x
x
Teresa Garcia-Educational Psychology
x
x
A
A
x
A
x
James D. Garrison-English
x
E
E
x
x
x
x
John C. Gilbert-Chemistry and Biochemistry
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Lawrence E. Gilbert-Zoology
x
A
A
x
x
A
x
Aditi Gowri-LBJ School of Public Affairs 5
A
x
x
A
x
Michael H. Granof-Accounting
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Sue A. Greninger-Human Ecology
x
x
E
x
x
x
x
Julie Hallmark-Library and Information Science
E
E
x
E
x
x
E
E. Glynn Harmon-Dean ad interim, Graduate School of Library and Information Science
A
E
x
x
x
x
A
Thomas M. Hatfield-Dean, Division of Continuing Education
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Lisa C. Henken-Cabinet of College Councils
x
x
x
x
x
A
x
Martha F. Hilley-Music
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
David M. Hillis-Zoology 6
E
E
E
x
Joseph M. Horn-Psychology
x
x
x
x
A
A
A
Sharon H. Justice-Dean of Students
x
x
E
E
x
E
E
Manuel J. Justiz-Dean, College of Education
E
E
E
x
x
E
x
H. Paul Kelley-Educational Psychology
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Robert D. King-Linguistics 7
A
A
A
A
A
Kerry A. Kinney-Civil Engineering
A
x
x
x
x
A
A
William J. Koros-Chemical Engineering
x
A
x
E
x
A
A
Stefan M. Kostka-Music
x
x
x
x
A
x
A
Michael L. Lauderdale-Social Work
E
x
x
x
x
E
x
Desmond F. Lawler-Civil Engineering
x
E
x
x
x
x
E
Brian P. Levack-History
x
x
A
x
x
A
x
William S. Livingston-Senior Vice President
x
x
x
x
x
E
x
Cindy Y. Lo-Cabinet of College Councils
x
x
x
x
x
A
A
Larry J. Lollar-Vice President for Development and University Relations 8
A
Raul G. Longoria-Mechanical Engineering
x
E
x
A
x
x
x
Robert G. May-Dean, College of Business Administration
x
E
E
E
E
E
A
Reuben R. McDaniel, Jr.-Management Science and Information Systems
x
x
x
A
E
E
A
Alvin H. Meyer-Civil Engineering
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Stephen A. Monti-Executive Vice President and Provost ad interim
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Lisa L. Moore-English
A
E
A
x
A
A
A
Dean P. Neikirk-Electrical and Computer Engineering
x
x
x
x
x
x
E
Donald P. Newman-Accounting
x
A
E
x
A
x
A
Kimberly Nixon-StudentsÕ Association
x
x
x
x
x
A
x
Melvin E. L. Oakes-Physics
x
x
A
x
x
x
x
Patricia C. Ohlendorf-Vice President for Administration and Legal Affairs 9
Alba A. Ortiz-Special Education
x
x
x
E
x
A
x
Patricia A. Parker-Staff Association
x
x
A
A
A
A
A
Robert G. Paterson-Architecture
A
x
A
A
x
A
A
Shelley M. Payne-Microbiology
x
E
x
x
x
x
x
Theodore E. Pfeifer-Registrar
x
x
x
A
x
A
x
Robert A. Prentice-Management Science and Information Systems
x
x
x
A
x
A
A
Mary Ann Rankin-Dean, College of Natural Sciences
A
A
A
A
A
A
A
Johnnie D. Ray-Vice President for Development ad interim10
A
A
x
A
x
A
Pedro Reyes-Educational Administration
x
x
x
A
x
A
x
Gretchen Ritter-Government
E
x
x
x
E
x
x
Thomas D. Russell-Law and History
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Juan M. Sanchez-Vice President for Research, ad interim11
Dolores Sands-Dean, School of Nursing
x
A
A
x
x
A
A
M. Michael Sharlot-Dean, School of Law
x
A
x
x
A
x
A
Edwin R. Sharpe, Jr.-Vice President for Administration and Business Affairs 12
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
James Sidbury-History
x
x
x
x
E
A
A
Lawrence W. Speck-Dean, School of Architecture
A
x
x
x
x
A
A
William G. Spelman-Public Affairs 13
E
Janet Staiger-Radio-Television-Film; Chair, Graduate Assembly
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Patricia A. Stout-Advertising
x
x
A
x
E
x
E
Ben G. Streetman-Dean, College of Engineering
A
x
A
x
x
A
A
Alexa M. Stuifbergen-Nursing
x
A
x
A
x
A
x
Teresa A. Sullivan-Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies
x
E
x
x
x
x
x
Peter Trubowitz-Government 14
E
x
James W. Vick-Vice President for Student Affairs
x
x
E
x
x
A
A
Bruce Walker-Director of Admissions
A
x
x
A
x
A
x
Ellen A. Wartella-Dean, College of Communication
A
x
A
A
A
A
A
Barbara W. White-Dean, School of Social Work
E
E
A
A
x
A
E
Marlen D. Whitley-President, Students' Association
x
x
A
A
x
A
A
Patricia Witherspoon-Speech Communication
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Paul B. Woodruff-Philosophy
E
E
E
x
x
x
x
Jacqueline D. Woolley-Psychology
A
x
x
E
A
A
x



1 Elected Secretary of the General Faculty and Faculty Council on January 1, 1998.
2
Replaced Peter T. Flawn as President on April 13, 1998.
3 Left UT Austin on April 13, 1998.
4 Resigned from UT Austin on July 31, 1998
5 Replaced William G. Spelman on December 8, 1997.
6 Replaced John R. Durbin on January 1, 1998.
7 Resigned from Faculty Council on April 13, 1998.
8 Assumed other duties on September 24, 1997.
9 Replaced Edwin R. Sharpe as Vice President for Administration and Legal Affairs on May 31, 1998.
10 Replaced Larry J. Lollar on September 24, 1997.
11 Replaced Marye Anne Fox as Interim Vice President for Research on July 31, 1998.
12 Assumed other duties on May 31, 1998.
13 Resigned from Faculty Council on October 20, 1997.
14 Replaced Robert D. King on April 13, 1998.