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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE
FACULTY COUNCIL OFFICERS FOR 2003-2004

Marvin Hackert (chemistry and biochemistry), chair of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Council Officers for 2003-2004, has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the report set forth below.

Notice is hereby given that this report will be presented to the 2003-2004 Faculty Council for action at its special meeting on May 5, 2003. At that meeting, additional nominations may be made from the floor.


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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The Faculty Council

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE
FACULTY COUNCIL OFFICERS FOR 2003-2004

The Committee to Nominate Faculty Council Officers for 2003-2004 (Marvin Hackert, chair) nominates the persons whose names are set forth below. Members of the nominating committee include Michael H. Granof (accounting), Bruce P. Palka (mathematics), John R. Durbin (mathematics), Jennifer S. Brodbelt (chemistry and biochemistry), Dean P. Neikirk (electrical and computer engineering), Melba M. Crawford (mechanical engineering), Linda Ferreira-Buckley (English).

NOMINEES FOR CHAIR ELECT

  Lawrence D. Abraham, associate professor, kinesiology and health education
  Melba M. Crawford, professor, mechanical engineering


NOMINEES FOR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS FROM GENERAL FACULTY STANDING COMMITTEES

From the Faculty Advisory Committee on Budgets:

  Kenneth Flamm, professor, LBJ School of Public Affairs
  James D. Garrison, professor, English


From the Educational Policy Committee:

  Linda Reichl, professor, physics
  Paul B. Woodruff, professor, Plan II


From the Faculty Welfare Committee:

  Sue A. Greninger, professor, human ecology
  Alan W. Friedman, professor, English

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The duties of these officers are specified below.

CHAIR ELECT:

  Each year the voting members of the Faculty Council shall elect a chair elect from the elected faculty members who shall serve in that capacity for one year. At the end of the year the chair elect shall become chair; if his or her term on the Council would otherwise end, the chair shall be an ex officio member (with the normal voting rights of the chair) for that year. The chair shall preside over the Council. The chair elect shall serve as vice chair if necessary. The chair (or the chair elect in the absence of the chair) shall be a voting member of the Graduate Assembly and shall be a member of its agenda-setting group. If either the chair or the chair elect should cease to be a member of the Faculty Council, the Council shall promptly elect a successor.



EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:

  a. Composition: The chair and chair elect of the Faculty Council; the secretary of the Faculty Council; one Faculty Council member (elected by the voting members of the Faculty Council) from each of the following standing committees: Faculty Advisory Committee on Budgets, Educational Policy Committee, and Faculty Welfare Committee; and the chair (or the chair elect in the absence of the chair) of the Graduate Assembly. Their term of service, commencing on the first class day of the fall semester, shall be for one year, with the proviso that some continuity of service from one year to the next is desirable.

  b. Function: To facilitate the work of the Faculty Council and to see that the Council has the benefit of the work done by the standing committees and by the special committees of the Faculty Council; to plan the Council's agenda and other related activities; and to meet at least monthly with the President and his or her designated representatives in order to discuss and advise on educational, institutional, and faculty matters.