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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of May 6, 2002
. John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
May 6, 2002
The seventh regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2001-2002 was held in Room 212 of the Main Building on Monday, May 6, 2002, at 2:30 P.M.
Present: Anthony P. Ambler, Katherine M. Arens, Neal E. Armstrong, Joyce L. Banks, Brigitte L. Bauer, Glen S. Baum, Gerard H. BŽhague, Daniel A. Bonevac, Dean A. Bredeson, Joanna M. Brooks, Michael J. Churgin, Donald G. Davis, Lesley A. Dean-Jones, Minette E. Drumwright, John R. Durbin, Alan W. Friedman, John C. (Jack) Gilbert, Nell H. Gottlieb, Michael H. Granof, Lita A. Guerra, Marvin L. Hackert, Barbara J. Harlow, James L. Hill, Sharon D. Horner, Julie R. Irwin, Judith A. Jellison, Ward W. Keeler, Karrol A. Kitt, Robert C. Koons, Stefan M. Kostka, David A. Laude, William S. Livingston, Francis L. Miksa, Melvin E. L. Oakes, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Alba A. Ortiz, Bruce P. Palka, Elmira Popova, Esther L. Raizen, Linda E. Reichl, Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, Janet Staiger, Teresa A. Sullivan, Janice S. Todd, Mary F. Wheeler, James R. Yates, Michael P. Young.
Absent: Mark I. Alpert, Efraim P. Armendariz, Victor L. Arnold, Matthew J. Bailey, Harold W. Billings, Douglas G. Biow, Lynn E. Blais, David G. Bogard (excused), Teresa Graham Brett, Kathryn E. Brown, Cindy I. Carlson, Richard L. Cleary (excused), Dana L. Cloud, Patricia L. Clubb, Patrick J. Davis, Andrew P. Dillon, John D. Dollard, Edwin Dorn, John D. Downing, Sheldon Ekland-Olson (excused), Larry R. Faulkner (excused), Robert Freeman, Omer R. Galle, Dorie J. Gilbert, Donald A. Hale, Von Matthew (Matt) Hammond, Thomas M. Hatfield, Kevin P. Hegarty, Manuel J. Justiz (excused), Martin W. Kevorkian, David R. Kracman, Richard W. Lariviere, Steven W. Leslie, David R. Maidment, Glenn Y. Masada (excused), Robert G. May, Melissa L. Olive (excused), Thomas G. Palaima (excused), David M. Parichy, Theodore E. Pfeifer, William C. Powers, Mary Ann R. Rankin, Johnnie D. Ray, Kevin Robnett, Victoria Rodriguez, David J. Saltman, Juan M. Sanchez, Dolores Sands, Cynthia W. Shelmerdine (excused), Mark R. V. Southern (excused), Michael P. Starbird, Salomon A. Stavchansky, Frederick R. Steiner, Ben G. Streetman, Jarrad Allen Toussant, Daniel A. Updegrove, Frances Elizabeth Valdez, James W. Vick, Phyllis Boyd Waelder, N. Bruce Walker, Ellen A. Wartella, Barbara W. White.
Voting Members: 42 present, 32 absent, 74 total. Non-Voting Members: 5 present, 30 absent, 35 total. Total Members: 47 present, 62 absent, 109 total.
I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.
There were no questions about the written report (D 1959-1964a). The secretary said that unless a protest was received before September, item VI, Special Orders, and item VII, Petitions, would no longer be listed in the agenda unless they were needed.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
The minutes of the Faculty Council meeting of March 18, 2002 (D 1951-1954), were approved by voice vote.
III. COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.
A. Comments by the President
Chair Bruce Palka (mathematics) announced that the president and the provost were in Mexico, where a group of university administrators were working to establish closer ties between the UT System and various Mexican institutions of higher education.
B. Questions to the President.
There were no questions.
IV. REPORT OF THE CHAIR.
Chair Palka thanked the president and the provost, and the members of the Council, especially those on the executive committee, for their support during the year. He also offered special thanks to Chris Marcin and Debbie Roberts of the Office of the General Faculty. He then reviewed the work of the Council over the past year.
V. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.
Chair-elect Michael Granof (accounting) announced the results of the election of officers for the 2002-2003 Council (see D 1987-1988). He also spoke for the members in expressing appreciation to Chair Palka for the leadership he had provided to the Council over the year, and presented Professor Palka with a cut-glass decanter and set of four glasses.
VI. SPECIAL ORDERS None.
VII. PETITIONS None.
VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS None.
IX. REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES None.
X. NEW BUSINESS.
A. Approval of Meeting Dates for 2002-2003 (D 1957).
The Council approved a motion by the secretary setting the meeting dates of the Council and the General Faculty for 2002-2003.
B. Cancellation of Summer Meetings of the Faculty Council (D 1958).
The Council endorsed, by voice vote, the action taken by the chair in canceling the Council's summer meetings, with the understanding that special meetings would be called if warranted.
C. Nominations for the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils (D 1965-1966).
The Council approved the following lists of nominees, which were proposed by a nominating committee consisting of Bruce Palka (chair), Patrick Davis (pharmacy), Linda Ferreira-Buckley (English), Michael Granof, and Cynthia Shelmerdine (classics). The president is to make one selection from each list of nominees. Men's intercollegiate athletics council: Mia E. Carter (English), Robert A. Duke (music), Edmund T. Gordon (anthropology/archeology), Linda J. Hayes (aerospace engineering), and John M. Hoberman (Germanic studies). Women's intercollegiate athletics council: Elizabeth Cullingford (English), Darlene Grant (social work), Judith H. Langlois (psychology), Ruth G. McRoy (social work), and Brian E. Roberts (government).
D. Nominations for Ombudsperson Screening Committee (D 1967).
From the list of fourteen candidates who had been nominated by the faculty voting members of the Council (D 1967), the faculty voting members elected Neal Armstrong (civil engineering), Martha Hilley (music), Alba Ortiz (special education), and Janet Staiger (radio-television-film).
E. Proposal to Create an Athletic Training Major (D 1971-1972).
The secretary said that under the usual procedures, this item would have been submitted to the Council on a no-protest basis. However, it had been received later than other proposed catalog changes and, because of minor misunderstandings and lack of communication among those involved in the approval process, the proposal was not ready in time to meet the deadline for no-protest legislation before this meeting. The item was therefore introduced for Council approval at the meeting.
Jan Todd (kinesiology and health education) introduced the proposal, and elaborated on the rationale in the supporting documents. She said that this was a non-substantive degree program request, meaning that the department was not seeking an entirely new degree program but the right to offer a new major under an already existing program, the bachelor of science in kinesiology. She explained how the proposed degree would relate to other degrees in kinesiology. She also said that the National Athletic Trainers Association had changed the requirements for certification as a trainer, and the new degree was essential for UT Austin students to be certified as trainers.
There were no questions, and the proposal was approved by voice vote.
XI. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS None.
XII. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR None.
The meeting adjourned at 3:15 P.M.
Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on July 18, 2002. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.