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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

FOURTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2004-2005

The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, January 24, 2005
Main Building, Room 212
2:15 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS


I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 3687-3689) — Sue Alexander Greninger.
II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of November 15, 2004 (D 3698-3709).
III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT — Larry R. Faulkner.

A. Comments by the President.

B. Question to the President.

From Archie Holmes (associate professor, electrical and computer engineering) and Dean Neikirk (professor, electrical and computer engineering):

At the Experienced Faculty Colloquium, there was a session entitled "Accreditation is Coming: Proving Your Students are Learning." During the discussion, Neal Armstrong, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, noted that the SACS accreditation for UT is to take place in 2008. Given that this is coming in the near future, We are interested in learning more about who will be in charge of the accreditation process and what input faculty and students will have in the overall process.
IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR— Linda Reichl.

A. Comments on the Task Force on Curriculum Reform.

B. Update on the grievance process.
V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT —Alba A. Ortiz.

A. Report on Joint Meeting of the UT Faculty Council and Texas A&M Faculty Senate, Monday, March 28, 2005.
VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

A. Motion to change the title and function of the Responsibilities, Rights, and Welfare of Teaching Assistants and Assistant Instructors Committee (D 3690) — David Bogard, (professor, mechanical engineering and committee chair).
VII.
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES.

A. Report on the administrative structure of the Office of the Provost (PPT) — Sheldon Ekland-Olson (executive vice president and provost).

B. Report on the Coalition on IntercollegiateAthletics (COIA) (D 3691-3693) — Michael Granof (professor, accounting).

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C. Report on the charge and composition of currently existing campus-wide committees devoted to information technology issues — Dan Updegrove (vice president for information technology services).
VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Motion to consider adding a new Standing Committee of the General Faculty devoted to information technologyissues (D 3694) — Desiderio Kovar (associate professor, mechanical engineering).

B. Motion by the Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility to create an ad hoc University committee to study the issues around and implications of changes in Course Instructor Survey ownership (D 3695-3697) — Linda Golden (professor, marketing administration and committee chair).
IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. Request for General Faculty Standing Committee nominations – January 31 through February 18.

B. Nomination phase of the electronic elections of the General Faculty to the Faculty Council – March 1 through March 11.

C. UT Faculty Council and Texas A&M Faculty Senate – March 28, 2005, UT Alumni Center .

D. Final election phase of the General Faculty to the Faculty Council – March 29 through April 8.

E. Tentative move date for the Office of the General Faculty and Faculty Council from FAC 22 to WMB 2.102 – April 11through April 15.
X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.
XI.
ADJOURNMENT.


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Sue A. Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on January 20, 2005. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.