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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

SECRETARY'S REPORT
October 15, 2001

I.
COMMENTS — None.

II.
MEMORIAL RESOLUTION COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE PRESIDENT.

On May 2, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Mary Perry Taylor, retired associate professor, art and art history: Nancy Schuller (chair), Rebecca Brooks, Lee Chesney, and Jarvis Ulbricht.

On May 10, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Mohammad Ali Jazayery, professor emeritus, Middle Eastern languages and cultures: M. R. Ghanoonparvar (chair), Ian R. Manners, and Hafez Farmayan.

On May 21, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Auline R. Schrank, professor emeritus, biological sciences: Austin Gleeson (chair), H. Eldon Sutton, and Fritz de Wette.

On June 4, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Robert Neill Megaw, professor emeritus, English: James D. Garrison (chair), Joseph J. Moldenhauer, and James N. Loehlin.

On June 5, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Robert Graves Brown, associate professor emeritus, pharmacy: Jaime Delgado (chair), James McGinity, and Alan Combs.

On June 5, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Irwin C. Lieb, vice president and dean, philosophy: Herb Hochberg (chair), Edwin B. Allaire, and Alexander Mourelatos.

On June 14, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Robbin C. Anderson, professor, chemistry and biochemistry: Leon (Tom) Morgan (chair), Norman Hackerman, and Gerhard Fonken.

On June 14, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Paul Olum, dean and professor, mathematics: James W. Vick (chair), Gary C. Hamrick, John D. Dollard, and Leonard Gillman.

On July 12, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Martin Thomas Todaro, professor emeritus, speech communication: Robert Risher (chair), Thomas Marquadt, and Mark L. Knapp.

On July 17, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Janice M. Beyer, professor, management: Johnny Butler (chair), Victor Arnold, and George Huber.

On August 30, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Candace S. Bos, professor, special education: Sharon Vaughn (chair), Alba A. Ortiz, and Randall M. Parker.


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  On August 30, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for William Schelter, professor, mathematics: Rafael de la Llave (chair), John Tate, and Robert Boyer.

On October 1, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Rudolph Conrad Doenges, professor emeritus, finance: Robert Mettlen (chair), Arthur T. Allert, and Beverly L. Hadaway.

On October 3, 2001, President Faulkner appointed the following committee to prepare a memorial resolution for Alan Scott, professor emeritus, journalism: Ronald B. Anderson, (chair) Wayne A. Danielson, and Sidney Griffin Singer.

III.
MEMORIAL RESOLUTIONS COMPLETED.

1273-1284 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Dorothea Bennett.
1285-1286 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Edward Mott Davis.
1287-1292 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Alexander Cyril Fabergé.
1293-1294 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Janet M. McGaughey.
1335-1336 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Fred Mason Bullard.
1337 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Marian B. Davis.
1338-1339 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Jorge Luis Diviño
1340-1346 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Clarence Paul Oliver.
1347-1348 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Norman M. "Jim" Prentice.1
1349-1350 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Mary Perry Taylor.
1457-1460 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Ruth Preston Miller Lehmann.
1461-1462 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Carl William Morgan.
1463-1464 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Roland Gommel Roessner.
1465-1467 Report of the Memorial Resolution Committee for Jess Walters.

IV.
CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL.

Effective July 1, 2001, Donald A. Hale became Vice President for Public Affairs.

Effective August 1, 2001, Donald G. Davis Jr. (interim dean, library and information science) replaced Roberta Shaffer.

Effective August 1, 2001, Frederick R. Steiner (dean, architecture) replaced Lawrence W. Speck.

Effective September 1, 2001, Lesley Dean-Jones (classics) replaced Shelley F. Fishkin (American studies) who resigned from the Faculty Council.

Effective September 1, 2001, Omer R. Galle (sociology) replaced Desley A. Deacon (women's studies) who resigned from the University.

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

A. ITEMS COMPLETED SINCE THE LAST REPORT.

D 1235-1236 Proposal to Increase Student Involvement in the Hiring Process of Tenure-Track Faculty. Approved by the Faculty Council on April 16, 2001 (D 1257). Submitted to the General Faculty on a no-protest basis on April 23. Protested by 86 voting


1 Corrected name on October 10, 2001.
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  members of the General Faculty (D 1272). Faculty Council approval of the proposal was rescinded by the General Faculty at its regular annual meeting on September 17, 2001 (D 1487-1491 and forthcoming minutes of the September 17 meeting).

 
B. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE BOARD OF REGENTS.

D 875-881 Changes in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2001. 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 20, 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 was to act on the legislation at its meeting on July 19-20, 2001. The president's office is currently attempting to determine the final decision of the Coordinating Board.

C. 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 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." The president's office is currently attempting to determine the status of this item.

D 938-940 Policy on Teaching Continuity and Restructured Faculty Workload upon the Birth or Adoption of a Child. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 16, 2000. The Office of the Provost presented proposed administrative policy to the Council for discussion at its meeting on November 20, 2000.2 Approved by the president and transmitted to the vice chancellor and general counsel on August 22, 2001.

D 1140-1142 Proposal to Create a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Science, Option I: Middle Grades Teaching in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002. Posted on the 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


2 Changed "legislation" to "proposed administrative policy" on October 9, 2001.


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  academic affairs on June 11, 2001. The president's office has inquired about the status of this proposal.

D 1188 Review of Degrees. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 7, 2001. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on April 16, 2001. Transmitted to the president through the provost on April 17, 2001. Approved by the president through the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 2, 2001.

D 1202-1203 Tuition Remission for Graduate Research Assistants. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 12, 2001. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on April 16, 2001. Transmitted to the president through the provost on April 17, 2001. Approved by the president through the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 2, 2001.

D 1241-1242 Two-Tries Policy in the College of Engineering Chapter of The Undergraduate Catalog, 2000-2002. 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 approved by the Faculty Council on May 7, 2001, and transmitted to the 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. The president's office has inquired about the status of this proposal.

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

D 77-81 Changes in Policies Concerning Grades Awarded with Credit by Examination. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 29, 1999. Approved by Faculty Council on November 15, 1999. Transmitted to the president on November 16, 1999. Comment by the provost on November 10, 2000: "The Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost continues to explore various options. A final decision has not yet been reached." The president's response is in preparation.

D 547-549a Report from the Educational Policy Committee Concerning the Report of the Faculty Council ad hoc Committee on Course Instructor Surveys: Evaluating Teaching Effectiveness and Excellence (D 82-101). Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 28, 2000. Approved by the Faculty Council on May 8, 2000. Transmitted to the president on May 9, 2000.

D 550-551 Faculty Welfare Committee Recommendation for an Annual Survey on Health Care Benefits and Services. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 28, 2000. Approved by the Faculty Council on May 8, 2000. Transmitted to the president on May 9, 2000. Comment by the provost on November 10, 2000:


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  "This legislative action has been referred to Mr. Kyle Cavanaugh, Associate VP for Human Resources, for consideration."

D 582-585 Report and Recommendations from the Faculty Grievance Committee, 1999-2000. Posted on the FacultyCouncil web site on May 3, 2000. Approved by the Faculty Council on May 8, 2000. Transmitted to the president on May 9, 2000. Comment by provost on November 10, 2000: "Under review." The president's response is in preparation.

VI.
LEGISLATION UNDER REVIEW BY THE GENERAL FACULTY — None.

VII. LEGISLATION UNDER REVIEW BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL — None.

VIII.
STATUS OF LEGISLATION NOT APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

A. ITEMS DISAPPROVED, TABLED, OR WITHDRAWN — None.

B. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY STANDING COMMITTEES — None.

C. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY OTHER COMMITTEES — None.

IX.
SPECIAL COMMITTEES APPOINTED — None.

<signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council



Posted on the Faculty Council web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on October 8, 2001. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.