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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

FIFTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2005-2006

The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, February 20, 2006
Main Building, Room 212
2:15 P.M.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 4345-4354) — Sue Alexander Greninger.

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council meeting of January 23, 2006 (D 4356-4362).

III. COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT — William Powers.

A. Comments by the President.

B. Questions to the President.

From Tom Palaima, professor, classics.

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

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

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

A. Update on Status of Course Instructor Survey Procedures — Provost Sheldon Ekland-Olson.

B. Discussion of Task Force Report on Curricular Reform.

1. An integrated and coherent core: Flags and thematic strands.
2. Humanities and Texas Culture — Senior Vice President Bill Livingston.

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

VIII. NEW BUSINESS.

A. Motion to recognize temporary disabilities caused by pregnancy and childbirth for graduate students (D 4355) — Linda Reichl, professor, physics.

IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

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

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

C. Joint Meeting of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate and the UT Faculty Council, February 27 at Texas A&M. Submit carpool preferences to fc@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

D. 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 February 16, 2006. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.