2000-2001 Legislative Status

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PENDING COORDINATING BOARD

  • Changes in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2001 (D 875-881).
    Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 9, 2000. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 17, 2000. Transmitted to the president through the provost on November 21, 2000. Approved by the president through the provost, and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 6, 2001. Approved by the chancellor in spring 2001. The Coordinating Board will act on the legislation at its next meeting on July 19-20, 2001.

PENDING UT SYSTEM

  • Recommendation for a Change in Regents' Rules Concerning Suspension of a Faculty Member with Pay (D&P 16517-16519).

    . Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on December 8, 1997, and transmitted to the president on December 9, 1997. Transmitted to the chancellor by the 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. 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 1140-1142).

    Posted on teh Faculty Council web site on February 21, 2001. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on March 9, 2001. Transmitted to the president through the provost on March 12, 2001. Transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 11, 2001.

  • Two-tries Policy in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002 (D 1241-1242).
    Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 20, 2001 as no-protest legislation. The secretary classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school. Objection with reason was filed with the Office of the General Faculty on May 4, 2001. The secretary classified the proposal as emergency legislation. It was amended and appoved by the Faculty Council on May 7, 2001, and transmitted tothe president through the provost on May 9, 2001. Approved by the president through the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 15, 2001.

PENDING PRESIDENT
PENDING GENERAL FACULTY 
  • Proposal to Increase Student Involvement in the Hiring Process of Tenure-Track Faculty (D 1235-1236).
    The 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). The Office of the General Faculty received 88 protests from voting members of the General Faculty by the deadline of May 11, 2001. 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 88 protests were received from ten of the fourteen schools and colleges and from over 25 different departments. (See also D 1123-1124, D 1189-1191, D 1220-1222, D 1272)

PENDING FACULTY COUNCIL

No legislation pending at this time.

COMPLETED/CLOSED