SECRETARY’S REPORT
April 13, 2009

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

D. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR.

D 5183 Faculty Welfare Committee Recommendations Concerning University Family Friendly Policies. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2006. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on December 11, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 22, 2007. Transmitted to the president on January 23, 2007. On March 8, 2007, the president referred the legislation to the provost for review and recommendations. On July 2, 2007, Provost Leslie sent a letter to the President Powers recommending approval. In a letter to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs dated December 14, 2007, President Powers requested approval of the proposal.

D 5807-5809 Changes to the Enrollment Hours and Honors Designation in the Law School Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 12, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 20, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on November 21, 2007. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 7, 2007.

D 6174-6183 Faculty Grievance Committee Proposal to Revise the Handbook of Operating Procedures 4.03, Teaching Assistant and Assistant Instructor Grievance Procedures. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 1, 2008, and updated on April 3, 2008. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on April 14, 2008. Approved by the Council at its meeting on May 5, 2008. Transmitted to the president on May 6, 2008. In a letter dated May 20, 2008, President Powers asked Provost Leslie for his recommendations regarding this legislation. In a letter dated September 4, 2008, the provost recommended approval; approved by the president on September 8, 2008. The legislation is pending final approval from the UT system vice chancellor for academic affairs.

D 6464-6465 Proposal from the Educational Policy Committee Regarding Minimum Score Requirements Earned from Credit by Exam Tests.Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 20, 2008. Approved by the Council at its meeting on October 27, 2008. Transmitted to the provost on October 28, 2008. In a letter to President Powers dated November 19, 2008, Provost Leslie recommended approval of this item. In a letter dated December 1, 2008, to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, President Powers endorsed the proposal and recommended approval.

Proposed Mid-Catalog Change to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning and Development in the College of Education Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2008-2010. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 12, 2009. It was approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis and transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on January 27, 2009. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 18, 2009.

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