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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

NOTICE OF NO-PROTEST PROCEDURE FOR THE PROPOSED REVISIONS TO UT AUSTIN'S HOP 3.16 THREATENED FACULTY RETRENCHMENT (D 8009-8012)

 
To: Voting Members of the General Faculty
From: Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
Subject: Proposed Revisions to UT Austin's HOP 3.16: Threatened Faculty Retrenchment (D 8009-8012)
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 Proposed Revisions to UT Austin's HOP 3.16: Threatened Faculty Retrenchment 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 fc@uts.cc.utexas.edu 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 proposal (D 8009-8012), as approved by the Faculty Council, can be found online at the Faculty Council web site under Spotlights and Events.

The Faculty Council Executive Committee introduced the proposal to clarify the processes that would occur if an academic program were to be eliminated for academic or budget reasons or if the University were to declare a financial exigency situation. The revision to HOP 3.16 also expands upon the Regents' Rules 31003, which govern these processes throughout the System; this statement outlines UT-Austin's local processes.