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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

SEVENTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2005-2006

The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, April 17, 2006
Main Building, Room 212
2:15 P.M.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 4471-4477) — Sue Alexander Greninger.

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council meeting of March 20, 2006 (D 4478-4523).

III. COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT — William Powers, Jr.

A. Comments by the President.

B. Questions to the President.
From Professor Linda Ferreira-Buckley (rhetoric and writing).

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

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

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

A. College/School Forums on Curricular Reform

1. School of Architecture, Nancy Kwallek, professor.
2. College of Communication, Dominic Lasorsa, associate professor, journalism.
3. College of Education, Susan Beretvas, assistant professor, educational psychology.1
4. Jackson School of Geosciences, Clark Wilson, professor, geological sciences.
5. LBJ School of Public Affairs, Jacqueline Angel, professor.
6. School of Nursing, Patricia Carter, assistant dean.
7. College of Pharmacy, Miles Lynn Crismon, associate dean.

B. Senate of College Councils, Kate Nanney, senior, finance/business honors/Plan II honors.

C. Open Forum Report — Linda L. Golden (professor, marketing and Faculty Council chair elect).

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

A. Motion from the Educational Policy Committee to change the definition of University Honors (D 4524) — Archie Holmes (associate professor, electrical and computer engineering and committee chair).

VIII. NEW BUSINESS.

A. Approval of slate for Co-op Board of Directors (D 4525) — Alba A. Ortiz (professor, special education and Faculty Council chair).

1Name of presenter was changed from Melissa Olive to Susan Beretvas on April 14, 2006.
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IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. Open Forum on the Task Force on Curricular Reform, April 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m., Main 212.

B. Nominations for the Civitatis Awards are being accepted by the Faculty Council Executive Committee. Submit names by April 21, 2006.

C. Nominations for Faculty Council Executive Committee Officers. Submit names by April 21, 2006.

X. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI. ADJOURNMENT.


Sue A. Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on April 13, 2006. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.