SECRETARY’S REPORT
April 13, 2009

VI.
STATUS OF LEGISLATION APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

A.
ITEMS COMPLETED SINCE THE LAST REPORT.

D 5712-5717 Changes to the Bachelor Arts in Geological Sciences in the School of Geosciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010.Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 15, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 22, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on October 23, 2007. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 31, 2007. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on November 27, 2007. In a letter dated December 18, 2007, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board indicated that the changes were not compliant with the Texas Core Curriculum. Undergraduate Studies Dean Paul Woodruff is worked with the Coordinating Board to make the necessary changes to bring the program into compliance. Final approval received from the Coordinating Board on February 20, 2008. However, on February 11, 2009, it was determined by the provost’s office that the letter dated February 20, 2008 was referring to D 4686-4710. Final approval received per message from the provost's office on March 24, 2009:
As an academic change, UT System approval is sufficient. They raised the issue of Core compliance to notify UT of a possible problem. Cale McDowell replied relating that we were in compliance. In any case, as stated in The December 18th letter THECB, "changes in curriculum do not require approval from the Coordinating Board." D 5712-5717 is a curriculum change.
D 6887-6888 Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women and to the University Co-op Board of Directors. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 17, 2009. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 23, 2009, and transmitted to the president for his consideration. On May 20, 2008, President Powers appointed Diana M. DiNitto (professor, social work) to serve on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men, Barbara W. White (dean, social work) to serve on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women, and Minette E. Drumwright (associate professor, advertising) to serve on the University Co-op Board of Directors. Each new member will serve a four-year term from September 1, 2009, through August 31, 2013.

D 6889 Resolution to Adopt a Bicycle Friendly Policy on the UT Campus. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 17, 2009. On March 23, 2009, approved by the Faculty Council and transmitted to the president for his information. In a letter dated April 16, 2009, President Powers indicated that the resolution was transmitted to Vice President Patricia Club for consideration. No further action is required.

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