SECRETARY’S REPORT
May 11, 2009

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

A.
ITEMS COMPLETED SINCE THE LAST REPORT.

Motion to Update the Core Curriculum Course Lists for Natural Science Parts I & II for 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 Feburary 18, 2009. Notification of approval was sent to the assistant commissioner for academic affairs and research at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from the associate vice chancellor for academic planning and assessment at The University of Texas System on February 24, 2009. Final approval received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on April 3, 2009.

D 6859-6862 Request to Recognize the Texas Interdisciplinary Program on the Official University Transcript.Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 18, 2009. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on March 4. 2009, and transmitted to the provost on March 5, 2009. Transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 1, 2009. Final approval received from the associate vice chancellor for academic planning and assessment at UT System on April 20, 2009, and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for their information.

D 6863-6885 Request to Recognize the Bridging Disciplines Program on the Official University Transcript. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 18, 2009. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on March 4. 2009, and transmitted to the provost on March 5, 2009. Transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 1, 2009. Final approval received from the associate vice chancellor for academic planning and assessment at UT System on April 20, 2009, and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for their information.

D 6966 Resolution Supporting the Creation of a Staff Ombudsperson Position at UT Austin. Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 31, 2009. Endorsed by the Faculty Council at its meeting held April 13, 2009. On April 14, 2009, transmitted to the president for his information. No further action is required.

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