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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

THIRD REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2006-2007

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


ORDER OF BUSINESS


I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 5121-5126) — Sue Alexander Greninger.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of October 16, 2006 (D 5130-5151).

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT — William Powers Jr.

IV.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS.1

A. Amendment to the Amended Motion to Change the Degree Requirements for All Undergraduate Students at UT Austin (D 5106-5114) — David Hillis (committee chair elect, professor, integrative biology).

B. Amended Motion to Change the Degree Requirements for All Undergraduate Students at UT Austin (D 5097-5105) — David Hillis (committee chair elect, professor, integrative biology).

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

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

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

A. General Faculty Standing Committee Reports.
1. Calendar Committee — Kenneth Ralls (committee chair, professor, mechanical).
2. Committee on Committees — Kenneth Ralls (committee chair, professor, mechanical).
3. UT Libraries Committee, Michael Winship (committee chair, professor, English).
4. Recruitment and Retention Committee, Lorenzo Candelaria (committee chair, assistant professor, music).
5. Faculty Grievance Committee — Mary Steinhardt (committee chair, professor, kinesiology and health education).
6. Committee of Council on Academic Freedom and Responsibility — Michael Granof (committee vice chair, professor, accounting) and Tess Moon (committee chair, professor, mechanical engineering).
7. Budget Advisory Committee — Alex Stuifbergen (committee chair, professor, nursing).
8. University of Texas Press Advisory Committee — Mounira M. Charrad (committee chair, associate professor, sociology).

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS — None.


1 The Faculty Council Executive Committee voted to reorder the agenda moving "Unfinished Business" to follow "Communication with the President" in order to have ample time to discuss curricular reform.


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IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. The president will hold his General Faculty meeting on December 11 at 3:45 p.m., immediately following the Faculty Council meeting.
B. Save the date for a holiday party at Professor Martha Hilley’s home on December 17, 2006.
C. Joint Meeting of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate and the UT Faculty Council will be held at UT on March 5, 2007.
D. The Faculty Council annual photograph will be taken on April 16 at 2:00 p.m. on the south steps of the Main building, immediately preceding the Faculty Council meeting.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.


Sue A. Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council Web site on November 16, 2006. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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