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DOCUMENTS AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL

SECRETARY'S REPORT
(May 11, 1998)

I. COMMENTS - None.

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

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 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.

B. ITEMS RETURNED, DISAPPROVED, SUPERCEDED, OR WITHDRAWN SINCE THE LAST REPORT - None.

C. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS - None.

D. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR.

D&P 16031-16037; Changes in the Handbook of Operating Procedures

D&M 21841-21847; for the University of Texas at Austin Concerning

D&P 16387-16400 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 Concerning 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 policy 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 University's Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility. The Committee worked with my staff in drafting the policy. I am most appreciative of the Committee's 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 14, 1996, and amended on August 14, 1997. The issue of termination of a faculty member is not written into The University's policy but

we understand that the UT System Guidelines and Regents' 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."

D&P 16105-16106 Clarification of Reexamination Policy and Procedures. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on March 17, 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&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 at its meeting on October 28, 1997, and 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.

E. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT.

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 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 the 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 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&P 16517-16519 Recommendation for a Change in Regents Rules Concerning Suspension of a Faculty Member With Pay. At its meeting on December 8, 1997, the Faculty Council acted upon the Recommendation for a Change in Regents' 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 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 Faculty Council by circularization/no protest procedure 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 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 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 I, 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; 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 protest procedure 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 16645-16648 Changes 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 21, 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 16686-16687 Addition of Women's Studies Concentration to the College of Communication 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 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 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 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 Requiremnts 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.

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.

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.

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

VII. LEGISLATION UNDER REVIEW BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL.

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.

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.

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council

Distributed to members of the Faculty Council on May 5, 1998.


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