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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

FOURTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2005-2006

The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, January 23, 2006
Main Building, Room 212
2:15 P.M.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 4327-4334) — Sue Alexander Greninger.

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council meeting of December 12, 2005 (D 4335-4340).

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

A. Comments by the President.

B. Questions to the President.

IV. REPORT OF THE CHAIR— Alba A. Ortiz.

V. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT —Linda L. Golden.

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

A. Discussion of Task Force Report on Curricular Reform.

1. Framework for College/School Forums.
2. Discussion of Recommendations.
a. Signature Courses.
b. An integrated and coherent core (core curriculum), time permitting.

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

VIII. NEW BUSINESS — None.

IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. Each Standing Committee should elect a "chair-elect," as provided in the revision of the rules and regulations by the Faculty Council last spring: "During the first half of the spring semester the voting members of each committee shall elect a chair elect, who shall assume the office of chair on the first class day of the following fall semester for a term of one year. Faculty members of the committee whose terms of service extend through the following year or who are eligible for reappointment to the committee are eligible to be elected as chair elect. A chair elect whose term of service does not extend through the following academic year will be reappointed for an additional term."

B. Standing Committee nominations are scheduled for January 30 through February 17.

C. Special meeting of the Faculty Council with President William Powers, February 1, 11:15 a.m, Main 212.

D. The Standing Committees should submit reports for action by the Faculty Council at the February and March meetings no later than February 2 and March 2, respectively.

E. General Faculty College Elections, nomination phase, are scheduled for February 27 through March 10.

F. Joint Meeting of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate and the UT Faculty Council, February 27 at Texas A&M. Submit carpool preferences by email to the Office of the General Faculty.


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G. General Faculty College Elections to the Faculty Council, final phase, are scheduled for March 27 through April 7.

X. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI. ADJOURNMENT.


Sue A. Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on January 19, 2006. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.