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ANNUAL FACULTY COUNCIL PHOTOGRAPH
South Steps of Main Building, 2:00 P.M.

ANNUAL MEETING OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
President Faulkner Presiding
Main Building, Room 212, 2:15 P.M.

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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

SECOND REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2004-2005

The University of Texas at Austin
Wednesday, October 20, 2004
Main Building, Room 212
2:30 P.M.


ORDER OF BUSINESS


I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 3545-3547 ) — Sue Alexander Greninger.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of September 27, 2004 (D 3550-3555).

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

A. Comments by the President.

Overview of 125 Commission Report.

B. Questions to the President.
1. In your State of the University Address, you mentioned that you believe the process of reviewing and possibly updating the core curriculum will take about two years.  Can you provide some additional information on how this process will involve significant faculty input, both from the Faculty Council and the faculty at large — Archie Holmes (chair, Educational Policy Committee, associate professor, electrical and computer engineering).

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR— Linda Reichl.

A. The Faculty Council will be involved with implementing the revision of the core curriculum. Faculty Council members are asked to recommend names to serve on the initial UT ad hoc committee to make recommendations on core curriculum revision. Please send names to fc@uts.cc.utexas.edu or reichl@mail.utexas.edu.

B. Update on grievance process issues.

C. Use of the Handbook of Operating Procedures.

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 on the Office of Legal Affairs memorandum concerning ownership of course instructor surveys — Sheldon Ekland-Olson, executive vice president and provost.

B. Report on change in the way grades are assigned in the Graduate School — Victoria Rodriguez, dean, Graduate School.

C. Report on UT System Electronic Media Standards Task Force — Marvin Hackert, past chair, Faculty Council.

D. Report on grievance process — Susan Heinzelman, chair, Faculty Grievance Committee

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS — None.

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.


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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 October 18, 2004. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, FAC 22, F9500.