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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

SIXTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2003-2004

The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, February 16, 2004
Main Building, Room 212
2:15 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS


I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 2938-2942) — Sue A. Greninger.

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council meeting of January 26, 2004 (D 2962-2963).

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

A. Comments by the President.

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).
2. What is the best way for the Faculty Council to give feedback on the Report of the Task Force on Enrollment Strategy? — Paul Woodruff (professor, philosophy).

IV. REPORT OF THE CHAIR — Marvin L. Hackert.

A. Issue of Faculty position on Honors Code for faculty, feedback request.

V. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT — Linda Reichl.

A. Reminder and topics for Joint Meeting with Texas A&M – Monday, February. 23.

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS — None.

VII. REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES.

A. Report from the Calendar Committee on the Concept of a Fall Break (D 2943) — Ted Odell, chair (professor, mathematics).
B. Report from the Calendar Committee on Summer Freshman Class Calendar (D 2936-2937) — Ted Odell, chair (professor, mathematics).

VIII. NEW BUSINESS.

A. Educational Policy Committee Proposal for Change in the University’s Honors Criteria (D 2944-2945), Archie Holmes, co-chair (associate professor, electrical and computer engineering).

IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. Nominations for Coop Board / Men’s and Women’s Athletics Councils and the Civitatis Award.
B. General Faculty Standing Committee Nominations through February 20.
C. Next Faculty Council meeting – Monday, March 22.


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D. General Faculty Elections – nomination phase – for the Faculty Council by schools and colleges, Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility, and Faculty Grievance Committee begins March 1 through March 12. The final election phase will be from March 29 through April 9.

X. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI. ADJOURNMENT.




<Signed>

Sue A. Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on February 12, 2004. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.