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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HANDBOOK OF OPERATING PROCEDURES, CHAPTER 1, PAGE 4

 

Kenneth Flamm, professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs, has submitted the following proposal on behalf of the General Faculty Rules Committee. The secretary has classified this as general legislation. It will be presented to the Faculty Council for action at its meeting on January 27, 2003.



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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council





Posted on the Faculty Council Web site (http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/) on January 15, 2003. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.


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PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS HANDBOOK OF OPERATING PROCEDURES, CHAPTER 1, PAGE 4

 

The Rules Committee recommends the following change to Chapter 1, page 4, of The University of Texas Handbook of Operating Procedures. The proposed change, in essence, suggests that the Faculty Council and General Faculty meetings in October be held at the same time and general venue, with the Faculty Council meeting immediately preceding or following the General Faculty meeting.

The intent of the rule change is to encourage a single presentation by the president accessible to both groups, and to maximize attendance at the General Faculty meeting by making it convenient to those attending the Faculty Council meeting. However, the proposed language is flexible enough to provide for a different day and time if that is in the best interest of the General Faculty.

Current language:

C. Meetings.

1.
There shall be one regular meeting of the General Faculty each year on the third Tuesday of October at which the president shall make an informal presentation of the more significant recent and pending developments at the University and at which questions may be directed to the president from the floor. (See Policy Memorandum 1.101 re submission of questions.)

Proposed language:

C. Meetings.

1.
There shall be one regular meeting of the General Faculty each year, normally in October, at which the president shall make an informal presentation of the more significant recent and pending developments at the University and at which questions may be directed to the president from the floor. (See Policy Memorandum 1.101 re submission of questions.) This meeting may be held immediately before or after the October meeting of the Faculty Council. If it is in the best interest of the General Faculty, such as to consider non-routine business, the meeting may be held at a different place and time.