||Faculty Committee on Committees
During the spring semester the committee
solicited, by campus mail, nominations for appointments to faculty
standing committees from all members of the General Faculty. The committee
received 35 responses by email and 16 on paper, with a total of 242
nominations. (The corresponding figures for 2000-2001 were 11, 23,
and 213, respectively.) The committee met on April 23, and, using
those nominations and others from members of the committee, agreed
on a list to be considered by the president for openings on the standing
committees for 2002-2003.
In its annual report for 2000-2001, the Retention and Recruitment
Committee recommended that its function be expanded to include involvement
in the recruitment, retention, and advancement of faculty, staff,
and administrators (D 1368). This recommendation was submitted to
the Committee on Committees by Faculty Council Chair Bruce Palka.
At its meeting on April 23, 2002, the committee agreed, by consensus,
that such an expansion would be inappropriate, in part because the
Retention and Recruitment Committee was created to deal with the retention
and recruitment of undergraduate minority students, and the committee
is made up primarily of students and administrators with that function
This document was posted on the Faculty Council Web site, www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/
on July 29, 2002. Paper copies are available on request from the Office
of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.