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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROTESTS TO PROPOSAL TO INCREASE STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IN THE HIRING PROCESS OF TENURE-TRACK FACULTY


A proposal to increase student involvement in the hiring process of tenure-track faculty was approved by the Faculty Council on April 16, 2001, and was then circulated to the General Faculty on a no-protest basis (D 1235-1236). The Office of the General Faculty received 86 protests from voting members of the General Faculty by the deadline of May 11, 2001.1 That exceeds the required number of 25 protests, so the legislation must be presented at a meeting of the General Faculty. This will be done at the next regular annual meeting, which is scheduled for September 17, 2001, at a time and place to be announced in late August. The meeting will follow the first regular meeting of the 2001-2002 Faculty Council.

The 86 protests were received from ten of the fourteen schools and colleges and from over 25 different departments.1




John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council




Distributed to members of the General Faculty on May 18, 2001, and posted on the Faculty Council web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on May 15, 2001. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


1 Corrected count from 88 to 86 on September 6, 2001.