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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of February 16, 2009.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
February 16, 2009
The fourth regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2008-09 was held in the Main Building, Room 212, Monday, Feburary 16, 2009, at 2:15 P.M.
Present: Lawrence D. Abraham, Judy Copeland Ashcroft, William Beckner, Christopher J. Bell, Denise D. Berry, Daniel J. Birkholz, Randy Bomer, Daniel A. Bonevac, Lorenzo F. (Frank) Candelaria, Bradley W. Carpenter, Lee R. Chesney, Richard H. Crawford, Elizabeth Cullingford, Molly E. Cummings, Edwin Dorn, Brian L. Evans, Luis Francisco-Revilla, Alan W. Friedman, Steven J. Friesen, Scott J. Fulford, Alexandra A. Garcia, Robert B. Gilbert, Juan C. González, Andrea C. Gore, Sue A. Greninger, Kevin P. Hegarty, Susan S. Heinzelman, David M. Hillis, Elaine K. Horwitz, Emily A. Jung, Karrol A. Kitt, Steven W. Leslie, Mark G. Longaker, Carol H. MacKay, Raul L. Madrid, Lauren A. Meyers, Dean P. Neikirk, Gordon S. Novak, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Alba A. Ortiz, Thomas G. Palaima, Domino R. Perez, William C. Powers, Kenneth M. Ralls, Soncia R. Reagins-Lilly, Brian E. Roberts, Frankie Shulkin, Janet Staiger, Mary A. Steinhardt, Paul B. Woodruff.
Absent: Mark I. Alpert (excused), Urton L. Anderson, David P. Birdsong (excused), Hans C. Boas (excused), Pascale R. Bos (excused), Dean A. Bredeson (excused), Cynthia J. Buckley, Douglas C. Burger, Neal M. Burns, Lisa J. Cary, Namkee Choi, Patricia L. Clubb, Miles Lynn Crismon, Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, John S. Dzienkowski, Richard B. Eason, Gregory L. Fenves, Kevin M. Foster, Daniel S. Freed, Thomas W. Gilligan, Michael H. Granof (excused), Darlene Grant, Charles G. Groat, Charles R. Hale, Donald A. Hale, Patricia I. Hansen, Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, James L. Hill, Neville Hoad, Bobby R. Inman, Manuel J. Justiz (excused), LeeAnn Kahlor (excused), Swathi Kiran, Erhan Kutanoglu, John E. Luecke, Hunter C. March, Jennifer L. McAndrew, Gretchen Murphy, Mary C. Neuburger, Edward W. (Ted) Odell (excused), Priyanka C. Pathak, Shirley Bird Perry, Keshav Rajagopalan, Mary Ann Rankin, Gretchen Ritter, Victoria Rodriguez, Michele A. Rountree (excused), Lawrence Sager, Juan M. Sanchez, Dolores Sands, Shannon Speed, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield (excused), Frederick R. Steiner, Nikita Storojev, Paul K. Tchir (excused), Gregory J. Vincent, N. Bruce Walker, Barbara W. White, Darlene C. Wiley, Clark R. Wilson.
Voting Members: 40 present , 36 absent, 76 total. Non-Voting Members: 10 present, 27 absent, 37 total. Total Members 50 present, 63 absent, 113 total.
I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
III. COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.
A. Comments by the President. B. Questions to the President.
IV. REPORT OF THE CHAIR.
V. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.
VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.
VII. REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES—None.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS.
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. At-Large Faculty Election, nomination phase—February 23-March 6. C. At-Large Faculty Elections, final phase—March 30-April 10.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.
There were no questions for the chair. However, President Powers said he wanted to clarify any confusion that might have occurred because of statements regarding the prohibition on lobbying by the Faculty Council because it has staff members supported by the university. He said he wanted everyone to be aware that there is no prohibition on individuals becoming involved in legislative issues as long as their involvement is on a personal basis.
Chair Hillis adjourned the meeting at 2:50 P.M.
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 21, 2009.