FOURTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2007-2008
The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212
Monday, December 10, 2007
ORDER OF BUSINESS
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 5903-5915)—Sue Alexander Greninger.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council meeting of November 12, 2007 (delayed).
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.
Comments by the President.
Questions to the President.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR—Doug C. Burger.
Lynn Jones Eaton (associate director, instructional innovation and assessment, continuing and innovative education), Karen L. Rascati (professor, pharmacy), and Pauline T. Strong (associate professor, anthropology) have been selected to participate in the 2008 Leadership Texas program.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—David M. Hillis.
Joint Meeting with Texas A&M Faculty Senate and UT Austin Faculty Council.
Proposal from the Educational Policy Committee Regarding the Implementation of Plus/Minus Grading System for Undergraduates (D 5770-5772)—Desmond F. Lawler (professor, civil, architectural, and environmental engineering and committee chair).
Update on the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center—Patricia L. Clubb (vice president for employee and campus services).
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES.
Proposal to Disband the Committee on Student Affairs (D 5810)—Karrol A. Kitt (associate professor, human ecology and committee chair).
Motion to Change the Core Curriculum Course Lists for the 2008-2010 Undergraduate Catalog (D 5872-5878)—Paul B. Woodruff (dean, undergraduate studies).
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
Employee Discount Program and supply cards—Erin H. Waneck (chair, Staff Council).
Next Faculty Council meeting will be held on Monday, January 28 at 2:15 in Main 212.
General Faculty Standing Committees’ online nominations begin January 28 and run through February 15.
General Faculty college nomination phase for election to the Faculty Council begins February 25.
The Joint Meeting of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate and the UT Austin Faculty Council will be on March 17 at College Station from 11a.m. to 4 p.m. and will include a luncheon. UT will provide bus transportation.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council
Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2007. Copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.