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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

NINTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2007-2008

The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, May 5, 2008
Main Building, Room 212
Approximately 2:30 p.m.
Following election of officers for 2008-2009


ORDER OF BUSINESS


I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 6235-6244)—Sue Alexander Greninger.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council meeting of March 24, 2008 (D 6218-6228).
B. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of April 14, 2008 (D 6245-6263).

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.

A. Comments by the President.
B. Questions to the President.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR—Doug Burger.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—David Hillis.

A. Report on election results from the special 2008-2009 Faculty Council meeting.

VI.
UNFINISH ED BUSINESS.

A. Faculty Grievance Committee Proposal to Revise the Handbook of Operating Procedures 4.03, Teaching Assistant and Assistant Instructor Grievance Procedures (D 6174-6183)—Alan W. Friedman (professor, English and committee chair).
B. Educational Policy Committee Motion on Rules for Designation as “College Scholars” and “Distinguished College Scholars” (D 6197)—Desmond Lawler (professor, civil, architectural, and environmental engineering and committee chair).

VII.
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES—None.

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Approval of meeting dates 2008-2009 (D 6214)—Sue Alexander Greninger, secretary.
B. Cancellation of summer meetings of the Faculty Council (D 6215)—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. 2008-2009 Faculty Council members’ preferences for Standing Committee appointments are due.
C. Next year, UT Austin's Faculty Council will host the Joint Meeting with Texas A&M's Faculty Senate, which has been scheduled for March 2, 2009; so continuing members, be sure to mark your calendars. It is an all day event.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.


Sue A. Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on May 2, 2008. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.