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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

FIRST REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2004-2005

The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, September 27, 2004
Main Building, Room 212
2:15 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS


I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 3516-3527) — Sue Alexander Greninger.

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Special Faculty Council Meeting of May 10, 2004 (D 3401-3402).

B. Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council Meeting of May 10, 2004 (D 3403-3410).

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

A. Comments by the President.

B. Questions to the President.

IV. REPORT OF THE CHAIR— Linda Reichl.

A. Invited report by Jack Gilbert (past chair of the Faculty Building Advisory Committee), Steve Monti (vice provost), and John Rishling (associate vice president for campus planning and capital projects) concerning the status of the Faculty Council Resolution of 2002 (D 1691) that recommended 15% of all new construction be devoted to classroom space.

B. Report on the creation of the position ombudsperson and introduction of the new ombudsperson, Stanley Roux.

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

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS — None.

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

A. Report from the Grievance Committee  — Sue Heinzelman, chair (associate professor, English).1

VIII. NEW BUSINESS.

A. Charge to the committees.

IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. The photo of Faculty Council members will be taken on Wednesday, October 20 on the south steps of Main at 2:00 p.m.

B. The annual meeting of the General Faculty will take place at 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday, October 20 in Main 212.


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C. The next Faculty Council meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 20, immediately following the General Faculty meeting in Main 212 (Faculty Council members are encouraged to come for the General Faculty meeting so they will be present for the Faculty Council meeting that follows it in Main 212.)

D. State of the University Address by President Faulkner on October 6 at 3:30 p.m. at Rainey Hall.

X. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI. ADJOURNMENT.




<Signed>

Sue A. Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on September 17, 2004. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.