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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

FIFTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2003-2004

The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, January 26, 2004
Main Building, Room 212
2:15 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS


I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 2811-2816) — Sue A. Greninger.

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
A. Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council Meeting of December 8, 2003 (D 2817-2820).

III. COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT — Larry R. Faulkner.
A. Comments by the President.
1. Comments concerning racial fairness.
2. Comments concerning enrollment management.
B. Questions to the President.
1. Question concerning the University's stated policy to increase minority faculty representation at every rank? And, what active efforts do we have in place for recruitment and retention of Mexican American and African-American faculty — Jacqueline Angel (associate professor, LBJ School).

IV. REPORT OF THE CHAIR — Marvin L. Hackert.
A. Report on Big 12 Conference summit on the COIA Resolution – Michael Granof, UT Austin’s representative on the COA (professor, accounting).

V. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT — Linda Reichl.

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS — None.

VII. REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES.
A. Report from the Educational Policy Committee concerning honors criteria (D 2828-2830)— Archie Holmes, co-chair (associate professor, electrical & computer engineering).
B. Report from the Educational Policy Committee concerning legislative course requirements (D 2826)— Archie Holmes, co-chair (associate professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering).
C. Report from the Educational Policy Committee concerning return of student papers (D 2827)— Archie Holmes, co-chair (associate professor, electrical and computer engineering).
D. Report from the Admissions and Registration Committee concerning the Coordinated Admissions Program (D 2821-2823) —Larry Carver, chair (professor, English).

VIII. NEW BUSINESS.
A. Current student demographics – Marsha Kelman, director, Office of Institutional Research..
B. Summary Report from the Task Force on Enrollment Strategy- Isabella Cunningham (professor, advertising).


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IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
A. Next Faculty Council meeting – Monday, February 16.
B. Joint Meeting of UT and Texas A&M Faculty Senates — Monday, February 23.
C. Nominations for Coop Board / Men’s and Women’s Athletics Councils and the Civitatis Award.

X. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI. ADJOURNMENT.




<Signed>

Sue A. Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on January 23, 2004. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.