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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE
FACULTY COUNCIL OFFICERS FOR 2000-2001


Patrick J. Davis (pharmacy), chair of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Council Officers for 2000-2001, has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the report set forth below. Notice is

hereby given that this report will be presented to the 2000-2001 Faculty Council for action at its special meeting on May 8, 2000. At that meeting, additional nominations may be made from the floor.



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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council
 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE
FACULTY COUNCIL OFFICERS FOR 2000-2001


The Committee to Nominate Faculty Council Officers for 2000-2001 (Patrick J. Davis, chair) nominates the persons whose names are set forth below.

 

NOMINEES FOR CHAIR ELECT

Neal E. Armstrong, professor, civil engineering
Bruce P. Palka, professor, mathematics



NOMINEES FOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS FROM GENERAL FACULTY STANDING COMMITTEES

From the Faculty Advisory Committee on Budgets:

Thomas G. Palaima, professor, classics
Cynthia W. Shelmerdine, professor, classics


From the Faculty Welfare Committee:
Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, associate professor, English


From the Educational Policy Committee:
Judith A. Jellison, professor, music
Michael P. Starbird, professor, mathematics

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The duties of these officers are specified below.

CHAIR ELECT:

Each year the voting members of the Faculty Council shall elect a chair elect from the elected faculty members who shall serve in that capacity for one year. At the end of the year the chair elect shall become chair; if his or her term on the Council would otherwise end, the chair shall be an ex officio member (with the normal voting rights of the chair) for that year. The chair shall preside over the Council. The chair elect shall serve as vice chair if necessary. The chair (or the chair elect in the absence of the chair) shall be a voting member of the Graduate Assembly and shall be a member of its agenda-setting group. If either the chair or the chair elect should cease to be a member of the Faculty Council, the Council shall promptly elect a successor.


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

a.
Composition: The chair and chair elect of the Faculty Council; the secretary of the Faculty Council; one Faculty Council member (elected by the voting members of the Faculty Council) from each of the following standing committees: Faculty Advisory Committee on Budgets, Educational Policy Committee, and Faculty Welfare Committee; and the chair (or the chair elect in the absence of the chair) of the Graduate Assembly. Their term of service, commencing on the first class day of the fall semester, shall be for one year, with the proviso that some continuity of service from one year to the next is desirable.

b.
Function: To facilitate the work of the Faculty Council and to see that the Council has the benefit of the work done by the standing committees and by the special committees of the Faculty Council; to plan the Council's agenda and other related activities; and to meet at least monthly with the President and his or her designated representatives in order to discuss and advise on educational, institutional, and faculty matters.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on May 5, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Faculty Council Office, FAC 22, F9500.