FIFTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2009-2010
The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, February 15, 2010
Main Building, Room 212
ORDER OF BUSINESS
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 7850-7858)—Sue Alexander Greninger.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
Minutes of the special Faculty Council meeting of December 14, 2009 (D 7808-7813).
Minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of January 25, 2010, (D 7872-7884).
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.
Comments by the President.
Questions to the President.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR— Janet Staiger.
Recognition of contributions to the success of the Main 212 renovation—William Throop (director, project management and construction).
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—Dean Neikirk.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS BUSINESS—None.
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES.
Report from the Admissions and Registration Committee and introduction of Vice Provost Kedra Ishop, admissions director—Mark Bernstein (associate dean for student affairs in the College of Communication and committee chair).
Report on Staff Appreciation Week from Staff Council—Janet Griffith (administrative associate, education) and Jennifer McClain (senior administrative associate, housing and food).
Additional Update to the Core Curriculum Course Lists for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012(D 7859-7867)—Paul Woodruff ( dean, undergraduate studies).
Proposed revisions of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Sections 3.18 and 4.03 from the Faculty Grievance Committee—Janet Staiger (committee member).
Teaching Assistant and Assistant Instructor Grievance Procedures (D 7836-7844).
Proposal to Changes to the Functions of the Committee on Committees and the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee (D 7845-7846)—Alan Friedman (professor, English and Faculty Rules and Governance Committee member).
Resolution to Raise Minimum Student Academic Employee Salaries to a Standard Consistent with a Living Wage for Austin, Texas (D 7847-7849)—Andrea Gore (professor, pharmacy).
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
Joint Meeting of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate and the UT Faculty Council, held at A&M on March 1 at College Station. UT will provide bus transportation. Please RSVP to the Office of the General Faculty letting them know if you plan to attend and whether or not you will ride on the bus.
Faculty Election for college representatives on the Faculty Council, nomination phase—February 22-March 12.
Faculty Election for college representatives on the Faculty Council, final phase—March 29-April 9.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council