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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

SIXTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2002-2003

The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212
Monday, May 5, 2003
Approximately 2:30 P.M
Following electoin of officers for 2003-2004

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 2534-2538) — John R. Durbin.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of March 17, 2003 (D 2523-2529).

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT — Larry R. Faulkner.

A. Comments by the President.

B. Questions to the President.

From Gerard Béhague (music):
1. The news that the State Legislature has been or is considering abolishing out-of-state tuition waivers is alarming as a large percentage of the graduate student body on this campus comes from out of state. Would you please give us an update on this issue and comment on what the University can do, should such an unfortunate initiative be implemented?

2. The severe budget reductions for summer 2003 instructional activity are being justified as a way to augment TA and AI budgets in 2003-04 and thus maintain the current levels of TA/AI funding for 2003-04. In tight budgetary situations, shouldn’t all levels of University operation be considered in sharing the reductions? Why target the teaching faculty alone and not administrative and professional personnel as well? Finally, wouldn’t it be appropriate in times such as these to scrutinize what actually constitutes faculty reasonable teaching loads (not only minimum loads) so that courses or sections of courses do not have to be cancelled or taught by AIs?

IV. REPORT OF THE CHAIR — Michael H. Granof

V. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT — Marvin L. Hackert

VI. SPECIAL ORDERS — None.

VIII. PETITIONS — None.

VIII. UNFINISHED BUSINESS — None.

IX. NEW BUSINESS.

A. Approval of Meeting Dates 2003-2004 (D 2530) — John R. Durbin.

B. Cancellation of Summer Meetings of the Faculty Council (D 2531) — John R. Durbin.

C. Nominations for Intercollegiate Athletics Councils (D 2532-2533) — Michael H Granof.

D. The Study of UT Student Financial Status — Richard Lariviere.

E. Revision of Proposed Procedures for The University of Texas at Austin Administrative Investigations of Policy Violations Alleged Against Faculty Members (D 2539-254) – Janet Staiger.

XI. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

XII. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XIII. ADJOURNMENT.



<Signed>

John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on April 30, 2003. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.