DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
SIXTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2005-2006
The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, March 20, 2006
Main Building, Room 212
ORDER OF BUSINESS
||REPORT OF THE SECRETARY
(D 4441-4446 ) —
Sue Alexander Greninger.
||APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
|| Minutes of the Faculty Council
meeting of February 20, 2006 (D
||COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT
— William Powers, Jr.
||Comments by the President.
||Questions to the President.
|| In September 2004, the Grievance Committee
suspended the processing of grievances until
the procedures could be revised to guarantee
fairness. The committee and the administration
negotiated legislation on disciplining and
discovery, which the Faculty Council passed
last spring. In mid-August, President Faulkner
approved the legislation and sent it to the
Systems Office for approval. Expecting a quick
resolution, the Grievance Committee resumed
processing grievances in late August. However,
this legislation has yet to receive approval,
or disapproval, from Systems. In November we
were told that a response should come within
a month, but it did not. In his final days
in office, President Faulkner pushed the Systems
Office for a response, to no avail. I
briefed you about this in a February 13 email,
but have not received any reply. What steps
will you take to see that this situation is
finally resolved? — Lorenzo Sadun (chair,
Faculty Grievance Committee; professor, mathematics)
|| At the February Faculty Council meeting,
you briefly commented that plans were progressing
for a general bookstore to be located on or
near campus. On behalf of the Faculty Council
Executive Committee, can you provide a few
more details about these exciting plans? — Sue
Alexander Greninger (secretary, Faculty Council;
associate professor, human ecology)
||REPORT OF THE CHAIR—
Alba A. Ortiz.
||REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT
—Linda L. Golden.
||REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY,
COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES
||Report of the Intercollegiate Athletics Council
for Women — Mary Steinhardt, chair (professor,
kinesiology and health education).
|| Report of the Intercollegiate Athletics Council
for Men — David Fowler, chair (professor,
||Report of the Task Force on Curricular Reform.
||College Forum Feedback1
|| Red McCombs School of Business, Linda
Golden, professor, marketing administration
||College of Engineering, Desiderio Kovar, professor, mechanical engineering
|| College of Fine Arts, Martha Hilley, professor,
||College of Liberal Arts, Pauline Strong, associate professor
|| College of Natural Sciences, Bruce Palka,
||School of Social Work, David W. Springer, associate dean
|| Motion to recognize temporary disabilities caused
by pregnancy and childbirth for graduate students (D
4355) — Linda Reichl, professor, physics.
||NEW BUSINESS — None.
||ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
|| General Faculty College Elections, final
phase, are scheduled for March 27 through April 7.
||Open forums to discuss the Report of the Task Force
on Curricular Reform.
March 24 —10:00 a.m. to noon
April 7 — 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
April 21 — 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.
|| Nominations for the Civitatis Awards are being
accepted by the Faculty Council Executive Committee.
Submit names by April 21, 2006.
||QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.
Sue A. Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council
Distributed through the Faculty
Council Web site
on March 9, 2006. Copies are available
on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102,
College of Liberal Arts and School of Social Work added March 16, 2006.