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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

NINTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2006-2007

The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, May 7, 2007
Main Building, Room 212
Approximately 2:30 p.m.
Following election of officers for 2007-2008


ORDER OF BUSINESS


I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 5363-5369) — Sue Alexander Greninger.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of April 16, 2007 (D 5375-5389).
III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT — William Powers Jr.

A. Comments by the President.
B. Questions to the President.
C. Questions from the President to the faculty.
IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR — Linda L. Golden.

A. Introduce new student members.
1. Selected by Student Government
Keshav Rajagopalan, junior, communication studies, Plan II
Andrew C. Solomon, junior, radio-television-film
Nicole E. Trinh, senior, families and society
2. Senate of College Councils
Samuel Reid Long, senior, chemistry, Plan II
Steven Myers, senior, government
3. Graduate Students' Assembly
Brian C. Gatten, English
Travis Witherspoon, energy and earth resources

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT — Douglas C. Burger.

A. Report on election results from the special 2007-2008 Faculty Council meeting.

VI.
UNFINISH ED BUSINESS.

A. Educational Policy Committee Motion Regarding Plus/Minus Grading for Undergraduates (D 5316-5318) — David Hillis (professor, integrative biology and committee chair).
B. Recommendation to Update the Composition of Information Technology Committee (D 5330) — Desiderio Kovar (associate professor, mechanical engineering, Committee chair).
C. Faculty Council Resolution concerning the Honor Code (D 5372) — Linda L. Golden (professor, marketing and Faculty Council chair).

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

A. Joint Meeting of the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils — Mary Steinhardt (professor, kinesiology and health education and chair, Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women).
B. Report from the Office of Undergraduate Studies — Paul Woodruff (dean).


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C. Faculty Council Research Policy Committee Statement on Research Infrastructure Support (D 5371)— Juan M. Sanchez (vice president for research and committe member).
D. IT Compliance — Brian E. Roberts (vice president, information technology services).

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Resolution Expressing Support and Sympathy to Virginia Tech (D 5370) — Linda L. Golden (chair).
B. Cancellation of summer meetings of the Faculty Council (D 5373) — Sue Alexander Greninger, secretary.
C. Approval of meeting dates 2007-2008 (D 5374) — Sue Alexander Greninger, secretary.

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. Annual Reports of the General Faculty Standing Committees are due in the Office of the General Faculty.
B. Joint Meeting of the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils, May 11 from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. in 326 Bellmont Hall. .
C. David Hillis will attend COIA.
D. System Faculty Advisory Council meeting May 24-25.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.


Sue A. Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on May 3 2007. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.

 


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