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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
NOTICE OF NO-PROTEST PROCEDURE FOR THE SCHOOL OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES GOVERNANCE PROCEDURES (D 7982-7983a)
To: Voting Members of the General Faculty From: Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary Subject: The School of Undergraduate Studies Governance Procedures Date: May 12, 2010
This notice is to inform you of your opportunity to either accept (by taking no action) or to protest (as described below) the School of Undergraduate Studies Governance Procedures approved by the Faculty Council on May 10, 2010. Because the proposal is classified as major legislation, it must, according to the by-laws of the Council, be submitted to the General Faculty on a no-protest basis.
The legislation will be submitted to the president for approval as General Faculty legislation unless protests have been received by the secretary from 25 voting members of the General Faculty by May 25, 2010. If sufficient protests are received, the legislation will be presented to the General Faculty for discussion at a special meeting of the General Faculty, which will be scheduled for Monday, September 20, 2010 at 2:15 p.m. in MAI 212, immediately preceding the Faculty Council meeting.
Protests, including the name of the protestor and the reason(s) for the protest, may be sent to the Office of the General Faculty by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to one of the following addresses: Campus Mail: WMB 2.102, F9500.
Campus Mail: WMB 2.102, F9500. U.S. Mail: Office of the General Faculty
University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7816
Austin, TX 78713-7816
The legislation (D 7982-7983a), as approved by the Faculty Council, can be found online at the Faculty Council web site under Spotlights and Events.
In November 2009, the Faculty Council Executive Committee asked all colleges and schools to provide the Office of the General Faculty a written statement outlining their procedures for involving the faculty in and securing faculty approval for the matters assigned to the purview of the faculty. The attached procedures were received from the School of Undergraduate Studies on March 2, 2010. Since the School of Undergraduate Studies includes all faculty, the governance procedures were classified as major legislation for consideration by the voting members of the General Faculty. The primary concern of the Faculty Council is to ensure that the faculty of each college or school understands and approves the governance structure of the unit.