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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of October 20, 2003.

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John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
OCTOBER 20, 2003

The second regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2003-2004 was held in the Texas Union Theatre on Monday, October 20, 2003, at 2:15 P.M..

ATTENDANCE.

Present: Lawrence D. Abraham, Ricardo C. Ainslie, Jacqueline L. Angel, Marian J. Barber, Daniela Bini, David G. Bogard, Teresa Graham Brett, Jennifer S. Brodbelt, Maggie Chiang, John R. Durbin, Sheldon Ekland-Olson, Larry R. Faulkner, Charles N. Friedman, James D. Garrison, Michael H. Granof, Sue A. Greninger, Lita A. Guerra, Marvin L. Hackert, Susanne Hafner, Brian J. Haley, Julie Hallmark, Michael P. Harney, Kevin P. Hegarty, James L. Hill, Archie L. Holmes, Sharon D. Horner, Raymond Bert "Rusty" Ince III, Judith A. Jellison, Martin W. Kevorkian, Robert D. King, William S. Livingston, Dean P. Neikirk, Melvin E. L. Oakes, Edward W. (Ted) Odell, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Linda E. Reichl, Eric A. Renner, David J. Saltman, Diane L. Schallert, Mark C. Smith, David B. Spence, David W. Springer, Janet Staiger, Salomon A. Stavchansky, James W. Vick, Lynn R. Wilkinson.

Absent: Kamran S. Aghaie, Dean J. Almy, Urton L. Anderson, Hans C. Boas (excused), Daniel A. Bonevac, Neal M. Burns, Johnny S. Butler, Joshua S. Campbell, Michael J. Churgin (excused), Alan K. Cline, Patricia L. Clubb, Melba M. Crawford, Janet M. Davis (excused), Andrew P. Dillon, Edwin Dorn, Donald William Drumtra, Phillip L. Dubov, Kenneth Flamm, Robert Freeman, Wolfgang Frey, Alan W. Friedman, George W. Gau, Peter F. Green, Carl T. Haas, Donald A. Hale, John J. Hasenbein (excused), Thomas M. Hatfield, Fred M. Heath, Kurt O. Heinzelman, Susan S. Heinzelman, Neville Hoad, Manuel J. Justiz (excused), Richard W. Lariviere, Steven W. Leslie, Amarante L. Lucero, Slyman M. Majid, Arthur B. Markman (excused), Thomas G. Palaima (excused), Marcus G. Pandy, Anthony J. Petrosino, Theodore E. Pfeifer, William C. Powers, Mary Ann R. Rankin, Johnnie D. Ray, Victoria Rodriguez, Charles R. Rossman, Juan M. Sanchez, Dolores Sands, M. Michael Sharlot, Frederick R. Steiner, Ben G. Streetman, Sharon L. Strover (excused), Daniel A. Updegrove, N. Bruce Walker, Ellen A. Wartella, Gwendolyn Webb-Johnson, John M. Weinstock (excused), Barbara W. White, Darlene C. Wiley, Paul B. Woodruff (excused), Glen M. Worley, James R. Yates.

Voting Members:
38
present
36
absent
74
total
Non-Voting Members:
8
present
26
absent
34
total
Total Members:
46
present
62
absent
108
total


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I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.

The written report appears in D 2730-2735. There were no questions or comments.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of September 15, 2003 (D 2736-2749).

Approved by voice vote.

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.

A. Comments by the President.

President Faulkner reviewed the events leading to the report of the Tuition Policy Advisory Committee (TPAC; see VII. A. below). He said that in its last full session, the Texas legislature had approved tuition deregulation, which had given the Board of Regents the power to set tuition in the institutions under their control. As a result, the chancellor of The University of Texas System had asked each campus to develop recommendations to the Regents. TPAC was created to advise President Faulkner on recommendations for UT Austin. The committee had worked hard and quickly, inviting input from all members of the University community. The president said that he was still in the process of hearing responses, including that of the Faculty Council.

B. Questions to the President.

There were none.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR.

A. Report on Fall UT System Faculty Advisory Committee meeting.

Chair Marvin Hackert reported on the most recent meeting of the UT System Faculty Advisory Committee, which had met in Austin on October 16 and 17. The committee had heard about or discussed accountability; the UT System’s office in Washington, D.C.; budget problems at other UT System institutions, including medical schools; and computer security, usage and privacy.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.

There was none.

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS — None.

VII.
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES — None.

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Presentation on the Recommendations of the Tuition Policy Advisory Committee.

This presentation was made by Kevin Hegarty, vice president and chief financial officer, co-chair of the committee, and is summarized in D 2717-2728.

B. Resolution from Faculty Advisory Committee on Budgets to endorse recommendations of the Tuition Policy Advisory Committee.

The resolution, which appears as D 2729, was introduced by Council Chair Hackert on behalf of the committee. Professor Mark Smith (American studies) asked about the possible effect on


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  graduate students, especially teaching assistants and assistant instructors. Chair Hackert said that the committee had been assured that the proposed increases would not affect them. Brian Haley, president of the Student Government, and Rusty Ince of the .Senate of College Councils, both spoke in support of the resolution. There were no other comments, and the resolution was approved by voice vote without dissent.

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. General Faculty meeting to follow this meeting at 3:00 P.M.
1. Election of Secretary of the General Faculty.

B. Agenda items for November meeting
1. Reports from Athletics Councils.
2. Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics resolution.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR — None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.

The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P.M.

Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on November 11, 2003. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.