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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

THIRD REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2008-2009

The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212
Monday, January 26, 2009
2:15 P.M

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 6813-6819)—Sue Alexander Greninger.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council Meeting of November 17, 2008 (D 6833-6842).

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.

A. Comments by the President.
B. Questions to the President—See attachment.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR—None.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—None.

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

A. Report on the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA)—Thomas Palaima (professor, classics, and UT Austin’s COIA representative).

VII.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Resolution Concerning Domestic Partner Benefits (D 6804)—Alan Friedman (professor, English) and Sue Heinzelman (associate professor, English and Faculty Council Executive Committee member).
B. Report from the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men—David Fowler (council chair and professor, civil, architectural and environmental engineering).
C. Report from the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women—Mary Steinhardt (council chair and professor, kinesiology and health education).
D. Final Report of the Gender Equity Task Force (D 6483-6652)—Gretchen Ritter (co-chair, professor, government) and J. Strother Moore (co-chair, professor, computer sciences).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. Joint Meeting with Texas A&M Faculty Senate will be held March 2 in the new AT&T EECC.
B. General Faculty Standing Committee Online Nominations—January 26-February 13.
C. Gender Equity Report—Open Forum, February 4 at 3:00 in Main 212.
D. At-Large Faculty Election, nomination phase—February 23-March 6.
E. At-Large Faculty Elections, finale phase—March 30-April 10.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.

SAG signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on January 21, 2009.