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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

SEVENTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2004-2005

The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, May 9, 2005
Main Building, Room 212
Approximately 2:30 P.M.
Following election of officers for 2005-2006.


ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 3952-3956) — Sue Alexander Greninger.
II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of April 11, 2005 (D 3958-3968).
III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT — Larry R. Faulkner.

A. Comments by the President.
B. Question to the President.
IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR— Linda Reichl.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT —Alba A. Ortiz.

A. Report on election results from the special 2005-2006 Faculty Council meeting.
VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Proposal recommending the continuation and expansion of the Bridging Disciplines Program (BDP) as an interdisciplinary certificate program (D 3787-3788) — Archie Holmes (associate professor,1 electrical and computer engineering and Educational Policy Committee chair).

B. Resolution endorsing the recommendation for the Task Force on Enrollment Strategy limiting undergraduate students to a maximum of ten long semesters in residence to complete a baccalaureate degree (D 3789-3790) — Archie Holmes (associate professor, electrical and computer engineering and Educational Policy Committee chair).

C. Proposal recommending that University grade point average be based on in residence grade point average (D 3791) — Archie Holmes (associate professor, electrical and computer engineering and Educational Policy Committee chair).

D. Proposal recommending the elimination of the table of scholastic standards and changing the criteria for probation and dismissal (D 3792-3795) — Archie Holmes (associate professor, electrical and computer engineering and Educational Policy Committee chair).

E. Recommendations for change in the readmission after second dismissal policy (D 3796-3797) — Urton Anderson, (professor, accounting and Admissions and Registration Committee chair).

F. Recommendations for change in enrollment as a nondegree seeker policy (D 3798-3800) — Urton Anderson, (professor, accounting and Admissions and Registration Committee chair).

G. Recommendation for change in the Coordinated Admissions Program (CAP) Policy (D 3801-3803) — Urton Anderson, (professor, accounting and Admissions and Registration Committee chair).

H. Recommendation for increasing the number of transfer credit required for admission from twenty four to thirty semester credit hours (D 3804-3805) — Urton Anderson, (professor, accounting and Admissions and Registration Committee chair).

I. Proposal to improve course availability for undergraduates (D 3835-3837) — Archie Holmes (associate professor, electrical and computer engineering and Educational Policy Committee chair).

J. Proposal to change the definition of University Honors (D 3838-3840)— Archie Holmes (associate professor, electrical and computer engineering and Educational Policy Committee chair).


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K. Proposal to restrict the number of times a student can apply for an internal transfer (D 3841-3842)— Archie Holmes (associate professor, electrical and computer engineering and Educational Policy Committee chair).

L. Proposal to require 15 or more hours for merit-based scholarships (D 3843-3844) — Archie Holmes (associate professor, electrical and computer engineering and Educational Policy Committee chair).

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

A. Update from the ad hoc Committee on Course Instructor Surveys — Marvin L. Hackert (professor, chemistry and biochemistry and committee chair).
VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Cancellation of Summer Meetings of the Faculty Council (D 3936) — Sue Alexander Greninger, secretary.

B. Approval of Meeting Dates 2005-2006 (D 3937) — Sue Alexander Greninger, secretary.

C. Nominations for Intercollegiate Athletics Councils and for the University Co-op Board of Directors (D 3941-3942) — Linda Reichl, chair.
IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. The Office of the General Faculty and Faculty Council and the Faculty Ombudsperson have moved from FAC 22 to WMB 2.102.

B. Standing Committee chairs should submit formal committee reports to the Office of the General Faculty by May 16.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.



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Sue A. Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 6, 2005. Paper copies are available on request from the Faculty Council Office, WMB 2.102, F9500.


1 On May 10, 2005, corrected the title for Archie Holmes from professor to associate professor.