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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

SECRETARY'S REPORT
February 21, 2000


  1. COMMENTS – None.

  2. MEMORIAL RESOLUTION COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT.

On November 16, 1999, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for E. Mott Davis, Professor Emeritus, Anthropology: Thomas R. Hester, James A. Neely, and Samuel M. Wilson.

On November 16, 1999, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for William Orr Huie, Professor Emeritus, School of Law: Ernest E. Smith, Stanley M. Johanson, and Corwin W. Johnson.

On November 16, 1999, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for W. Page Keeton, Professor, School of Law: David W. Robertson, Charles Alan Wright, and David A. Anderson.

On November 16, 1999, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Americo Paredes, Professor Emeritus, English: Richard R. Flores, David Montejano, and José E. Limón.

On November 23, 1999, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for William R. Keast, Professor, English: James D. Garrison, Larry D. Carver, and Lance Bertelsen.

On December 7, 1999, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for William G. Hill, Professor Emeritus, School of Social Work: David M. Austin, Ronald C. Bounous, and Michael L. Lauderdale.

On December 27, 1999, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Clarence L. Cline, Professor Emeritus, Department of English: Edwin T. Bowden, Gerald Langford, and James D. Garrison.

On January 25, 2000, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Anastasios Anthony Toprac, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering: Richard W. Furlong, Lymon C. Reese, and Joseph A. Yura.

On January 27, 2000, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Lorrin G. Kennamer, Jr., Professor Emeritus, Departments of Curriculum and Instruction and Geography: James R. Yates, Robert K. Holz, and John D. King.

  1. MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS COMPLETED.

D 145-146 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Martin Michael Crow.
D 147 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Venton Levy Doughtie.
D 148-149 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Samuel P. Ellison, Jr.
D 150 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Edra Anderson Gustafson.
D 151-153 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Robert Herman.
D 154-155 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for James L. Kinneavy.
D 156-157 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Bernhard Bruno Kinsey.


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D 158 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Lennart Lauri Kopra.
D 159 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Elizabeth Lanham.
D 160 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Jack Lenhart.
D 161-162 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Robert Narvaez Little, Jr.
D 163-166 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Robert George Mather.
D 167-168 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for James Dorr McFarland, Sr.
D 169-173 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for J. Neils Thompson.
D 193-194 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Luis A. Arocena.
D 195-196 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Robert Hopper.
D 197-198 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for William C. Race.
D 199 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Symmes Chadwick Oliver.

  1. CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL – None.

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

A.

ITEMS COMPLETED SINCE THE LAST REPORT.

D 34-35 Recommendation from Rules Committee on UT System Faculty Advisory Council Representatives. Approved by Faculty Council on September 20, 1999. Approved by General Faculty on October 12, 1999, and transmitted to President on October 13, 1999. Approved by President on December 22, 1999.

D 36-37 Recommendation from Rules Committee on the Faculty Council Executive Committee. Approved by Faculty Council on September 20, 1999. Approved by General Faculty on October 12, 1999, and transmitted to President on October 13, 1999. Approved by President on December 22, 1999.

D 50 Proposal to Delegate Authority to Approve 1999-2000 Degree Candidates. Approved by Faculty Council on November 15, 1999. Transmitted to President on November 16, 1999. Approved by President on February 7, 2000.

 
B.
ITEMS RETURNED, DISAPPROVED, SUPERSEDED, 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 16517-16519 Recommendation for a Change in Regents' Rules Concerning Suspension of a Faculty Member with Pay. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on December 8, 1997, and transmitted to President on December 9, 1997. Transmitted to the Chancellor by President on January 20, 1999, with these comments: "This legislation was discussed among my office, the office of the Provost, and members of the Faculty Council Executive Committee. It puts into the Regents’ Rules what has been the practice at The University of Texas at Austin.


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  Confidential consultation with a faculty committee regarding a possible suspension is guaranteed, but the final determination is made by the President. This process has worked well on our campus. I recommend your favorable consideration of the proposed change."

D 174-192

Changes in the College of Education Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on January 24, 2000. Transmitted to President January 28, 2000. Approved by President February 16, 2000. Transmitted to Chancellor on February 17, 2000.

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

D&P 16965-16966 Resolution Concerning Family Policy. Approved by Faculty Council at its meeting on January 25, 1999. Transmitted to President on January 26, 1999. Receipt acknowledged by President on February 5, 1999, with these comments: "I am sympathetic to the concepts underlying the resolution. It is being forwarded to Provost Ekland-Olson for review and to determine how these proposals might be implemented within University policy."

D&P 17040-17043 Proposal from the Faculty Grievance Committee to Create an Office of the Faculty Ombudsperson. Introduced by Janet Staiger at the Faculty Council meeting on April 19, 1999. Approved by Faculty Council on May 10, 1999. Transmitted to President May 12, 1999.

D 43-48 Proposed Changes to the College of Business Administration Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. Approved by Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on September 30, 1999. Transmitted to President on October 13, 1999.

D 77-81 Changes in Policies Concerning Grades Awarded with Credit by Examination. Approved by Faculty Council on November 15, 1999. Transmitted to President on November 16, 1999.

D 82-101 Report of the Faculty Council Ad Hoc Committee on Course Instructor Surveys: Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness and Excellence. Report endorsed by Faculty Council on November 15, 1999, and transmitted to President on November 16, 1999. Chair of Faculty Council transmitted legislation to Educational Policy Committee on November 24, 1999.

D 102-103 Changes in the Required Courses Section Under Curriculum of the Law School Catalog 1998-2000 of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council on no-protest basis on November 15, 1999. Transmitted to President November 16, 1999.


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D 108-109 Changes in the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Ancient History and Classical Civilization in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council on no-protest basis on November 22, 1999. Transmitted to President November 29, 1999.

D 110-111 Changes in Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Geography in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000 of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council on no-protest basis on November 22, 1999. Transmitted to President November 29, 1999.

D 112-113 Delete the Concentration in Jewish Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council on no-protest basis on November 22, 1999. Transmitted to President November 29, 1999.

D 114-115 Creation of a New Degree in Jewish Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council on no-protest basis on November 22, 1999. Transmitted to President November 29, 1999.

D 116-117 Creation of an Honors Program in Jewish Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council on no-protest basis on November 22, 1999. Transmitted to President November 29, 1999.

D 118-119 Creation of an Honors Program in African and African American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council on no-protest basis on November 22, 1999. Transmitted to President November 29, 1999.

D 120-121 Creation of an Honors Program in Mexican American Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council on no-protest basis on November 22, 1999. Transmitted to President November 29, 1999.

D 122-124 Changes in the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Plan II Honors in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of The


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  Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000, of The University of Texas at Austin. Approved by Faculty Council on no-protest basis on November 22, 1999. Transmitted to President November 29, 1999.

D 126-128 Proposed Changes to the College of Business Administration Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 13, 1999. Transmitted to President January 7, 2000.

D 129-144 Changes in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 17, 1999. Transmitted to President January 7, 2000.

  1. LEGISLATION UNDER REVIEW BY THE GENERAL FACULTY – None.

  2. LEGISLATION UNDER REVIEW BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL.

 
D 200-202 Proposed Changes for Degree Requirements in the Department of Astronomy in the College of Natural Science Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 18, 2000. If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by March 3, 2000, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council.

D 203-214 Proposed Changes for Degree Requirements in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the College of Natural Science Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 18, 2000. If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by March 3, 2000, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council.

D 215-224 Proposed Changes for Degree Requirements in the Department of Mathematics in the College of Natural Science Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 18, 2000. If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by March 3, 2000, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council.

D 239-241 Proposal to Delete the Art History Major in the College of Fine Arts Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 18, 2000. If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by March 3, 2000, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council.

D 255-256 Proposed Change in the Special Requirements for the School of Music in the College of Fine Arts


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  Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 18, 2000. If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by March 3, 2000, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council.

D 257-259 Report from Calendar Committee for the Academic Year 1999-2000. To be presented at the Faculty Council meeting on February 21, 2000.

D 260-262 Changes in Degree Requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 1998-2000. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 18, 2000. If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by March 3, 2000, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council.

   
  1. STATUS OF LEGISLATION NOT APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.
A.
ITEMS DISAPPROVED, TABLED, OR WITHDRAWN SINCE THE LAST REPORT.

D 38-40 Recommendation from the Educational Policy Committee on Course Substitution and Waiver Policy for Students with Disabilities. Presented to Faculty Council on November 15, 1999. After discussion, item withdrawn by committee.

B.
ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY STANDING COMMITTEES.

D 41-42 Recommendation from Student Assembly for Establishment of a Summer Dead Day. Forwarded to the Calendar Committee on September 20, 1999.

D 82-101 Report of the Faculty Council Ad Hoc Committee on Course Instructor Surveys: Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness and Excellence. Report endorsed by Faculty Council on November 15, 1999 and transmitted to President on November 16, 1999. Chair of Faculty Council transmitted legislation to Educational Policy Committee on November 24, 1999.

 

C.

ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY OTHER COMMITTEES – None.

  1. SPECIAL COMMITTEES APPOINTED – None.




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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on February 17, 2000. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.