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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

EIGHTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2005-2006

The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, May 8, 2006
Main Building, Room 212
Approximately 2:30 p.m.
Following election of officers for 2006-2007.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 4783-4791) — Sue Alexander Greninger.

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council meeting of April 17, 2006 (D 4792-4815).

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

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.

A. Report on election results from the special 2006-2007 Faculty Council meeting.

VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

A. Revised motion from the Educational Policy Committee to change the definition of University Honors (D 4779-4780) — Robert C. Koons (professor, philosophy).1

B. Task Force on Curricular Reform.2
1. Summary of feedback — Alba A. Ortiz (professor, special education).
2. Next steps—Alba A. Ortiz and Steven W. Leslie (chair, Deans' Curricular Reform Working Committee).

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

A. Clarification of the affiliated studies coursework and residency requirements in the University chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 — Jacqueline Woolley (associate professor, psychology).

B. Addition of an International Nutrition Option to the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008 (D 4759-4761) — Jeanne Freeland-Graves (professor, human ecology).

VIII. NEW BUSINESS.

A. Cancellation of summer meetings of the Faculty Council (D 4781) — Sue Alexander Greninger, secretary.

B . Approval of meeting dates 2006-2007 (D 4782) — Sue Alexander Greninger, secretary.

C. Nominations for Intercollegiate Athletics Councils (D 4628-4629) — Alba A. Ortiz, chair.


1Modified on May 5, 2006.
2 Modified on May 8, 2006.


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IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

X. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI. ADJOURNMENT.


Sue A. Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on May 4, 2006. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.