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DOCUMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL

SECRETARY'S REPORT
(March 23, 1998)

I. COMMENTS - None.

II.MEMORIAL RESOLUTION COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT - None.

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

III.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS OF MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS RECEIVED. - None.

IV.CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL. - None.

V.STATUS OF LEGISLATION APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

A. ITEMS COMPLETED SINCE THE LAST REPORT

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 16589-16592
Changes in the Collage 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 Microbiology, 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 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, 1998.16765

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; 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 111; Teaching, 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.

VI. LEGISLATION UNDER REVIEW BY THE GENERAL FACULTY - None.

VII. LEGISLATION UNDER REVIEW BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL

D&P 16720-16721
Changes to The UT Austin Handbook of Operating Procedures Section on the Faculty Grievance Procedure Distributed to members of the Faculty Council on March 6, 1998. Will be presented for action at its meeting on March 23, 1998.

D&P 16722-16724
Recommendations for Guidelines for Undergraduate Students Pursuing Baccalaureate Degrees in Two Majors. Distributed to members of the Faculty Council on March 6, 1998. Will be presented for action at its meeting on March 23, 1998.

D&P 16725-16726
Changes to the General Faculty Standing Committee on Committees. Distributed to members of the Faculty Council on March 6, 1998. Will be presented for action at its meeting on March 23, 1998.

D&P 16725-16726
Changes to the General Faculty Standing Committee on Committees. Distributed to members of the Faculty Council on March 6, 1998. Will be presented for action at its meeting on March 23, 1998.

VIII. STATUS OF LEGISLATION NOT APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

A. ITEMS DISAPPROVED, TABLED, OR WITHDRAWN SINCE THE LAST REPORT- None

B. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY STANDING COMMITTEES- None

C. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY OTHER COMMITTEES - None

IX. SPECIAL COMMITTEES APPOINTED - None.


/Signed/ John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council

Placed on the Faculty Council web site (www.utexas.edu/faculty/council) on April 15, 1999. Copies are available on request.