EIGHTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2009-2010
The University of Texas at Austin
Monday, May 10, 2010
Main Building, Room 212
approximately 2:45 P.M.
Following election of officers for 2010-11.
ORDER OF BUSINESS
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 8084-8093)—Sue Alexander Greninger.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
Minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of March 22, 2010 (coming soon).
Minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of April 12, 2010 (coming soon).
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.
Comments by the President.
Questions to the President.
From the Faculty Council Exectuive Committee
We understand that some trimming will be occurring in the upper administration budget (the offices of the vice presidents). For our information in terms of thinking about University priorities, what was the structure (number of vice presidents and number of staff members in the vice presidents’ offices) ten years ago, five years ago, and this year? What was the budget for these offices ten years ago, five years ago, and this year not in dollars necessarily but in terms of a relation to the general academic budget (e.g., ten percent of the amount in the general academic budget)?
REPORT OF THE CHAIR— Janet Staiger.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—Dean Neikirk.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS BUSINESS.
School of Undergraduate Studies Governance Procedures (D 7982-7983a)—Larry Abraham (associate dean, undergraduate studies).
Proposed Revisions to UT Austin's HOP 3.16: Threatened Faculty Entrenchment. (D 8009-8012)— Janet Staiger (professor, radio-television-film and committee chair).
Revisions to Changes to the Voting Rights of the General Faculty (D 8065-8066)—Hillary Hart (distinguished senior lecturer, civil, architectural and environmental engineering and committee chair).
Resolution from the Faculty Council Executive Committee in Support of the Cactus Café (D 8003)—Janet Staiger (professor, radio-television-film and committee chair)
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES.
Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women (D 8076-8077)—Janet Staiger (professor, radio-television-film, chair).
Proposal to Change the Function and Composition of the C-13 Information Technology Committee (D 8074-8075)—Paul Resta (professor, curriculum and instruction and committee chair).
Motion to Change the Composition of the C-12 Responsibilities, Rights, and Welfare of Graduate Student Academic Employees Committee (D 8080)—Professor Brian Evans (computer and electrical engineering and committee chair).
Faculty Council Resolutions on University Budget Issues (D 8083)—Alan Friedman (professor, English).
Dean Neikirk is in the process of making General Faculty Standing Committee assignments for continuing members. You will be receiving your formal letter in campus mail soon. Thank you for your willingness to serve.
Annual Standing Committee Reports are due in the Office of General Faculty by May 10.
Next year, UT Austin's Faculty Council will host the Joint Meeting with Texas A&M's Faculty Senate, which has been scheduled for March 7, 2011; be sure to mark your calendars. It is an all day event.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council