PENDING COORDINATING BOARD

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 1, 2009. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on April 13, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on April 14, 2009. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice president for academic affairs on April 23, 2009. Approved by the associate vice chancellor for academic planning and assessment and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on May 5, 2009.

Addition of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a Major in Biological Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7494-7498).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 24, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On December 4, 2009, approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis. Transmitted to the provost on December 7, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 19, 2010. Non-substantive changes were made to the legislation and approved by the three proposing colleges on March 30, 2010. The Faculty Council on a no-protest basis approved the updated legislation on May 3, 2010. The approved revisions were Transmitted to the provost on May 4, 2010, which were subsequently transmitted to UT System by the provost on behalf of the president. On May 18, 2010, the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs transmitted notification of approval to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Final approval rests with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Addition of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a Major in Geographical Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7499-7503).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 24, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On December 4, 2009, approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis. Transmitted to the provost on December 7, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 19, 2010. Non-substantive changes were made to the legislation and approved by the three proposing colleges on March 30, 2010. The Faculty Council on a no-protest basis approved the updated legislation on May 3, 2010. The approved revisions were Transmitted to the provost on May 4, 2010, which were subsequently transmitted to UT System by the provost on behalf of the president. On May 18, 2010, the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs transmitted notification of approval to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Final approval rests with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Addition of the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a Major in Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7504-7508).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 24, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On December 4, 2009, approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis. Transmitted to the provost on December 7, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 19, 2010. Non-substantive changes were made to the legislation and approved by the three proposing colleges on March 30, 2010. The Faculty Council on a no-protest basis approved the updated legislation on May 3, 2010. The approved revisions were Transmitted to the provost on May 4, 2010, which were subsequently transmitted to UT System by the provost on behalf of the president. On May 18, 2010, the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs transmitted notification of approval to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Final approval rests with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Proposed Changes to the Science Requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the School of Nursing Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7865-7868).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 10, 2010, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on February 22, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on February 23, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 6, 2010. Approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 16, 2010. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering in the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7915-7928).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 12, 2010, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on February 17, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on February 18, 2010. Approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 16, 2010. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

PENDING UT SYSTEM

Proposed revisions of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Sections 3.18 and 4.03 from the Faculty Grievance Committee (D 7825-7844).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 9, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 15, 2010. Transmitted to the president on February 16, 2010. In a letter dated March 22, 2010, the president's office requested written recommendations regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. Upon the recommendations from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf, the proposals were approved by the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 23, 2010.
  • Faculty Grievance Procedure (D 7825-7835).
  • Teaching Assistant and Assistant Instructor Grievance Procedures (D 7836-7844). This legislation supersedes D 6174-6183, which has been withdrawn.

PENDING PRESIDENT

Proposals from the Faculty Committee on Committees Affecting Terms of Service, Term Limits, Chairs, and Chair Elects (D 7976-7978).

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 12. 2010. Approved by the Faculty Council on March 22, 2010. Transmitted to the president on March 23, 2010. In a letter dated March 26, 2010, written recommendations regarding the legislation were requested from Provost Leslie , Vice President Hegarty, and Vice President Ohlendorf. In a letter dated June 28, 2010, Provost Leslie submitted his recommendation for partial approval and partial disapproval of the eight proposals as follows:

  1. Disapproval of the proposal for the Faculty Advisory Committee on Budgets to elect its own chair. The provost stated, “I believe it is important that the president be able to select a chair with demonstrated leadership and collaboration skills.”
  2. Approval of changing the standard terms on faculty standing committees from two to three years.
  3. Disapproval of the extension of service to a maximum of six, eight, and twelve years on committees with two, three, and five year terms of service. The provost indicated that the two-term limit should not be changed and referenced his comment relating to proposal two.
  4. Approval of the first rule providing for three-year chair limits for committees with three-year terms and disapproval of the second rule providing for eight years on committees with five-year terms.
  5. Approval of the proposal that creates a deadline for selection of the chair elect.
  6. Disapproval of the proposal that would allow chair elects to serve beyond term limits. However, the provost indicated that he “would be inclined to approve the first two sentences of the proposal
  7. Disapproval of the proposal that allows past chairs to serve an additional year. The provost indicated that he would approve the proposal if amended with the stipulation that no committee member (including pas chairs) is allowed to serve beyond two continuous terms.
  8. Approval of the proposal that seeks to clarify rules for selection of vice chair and chair elect.
Proposal from the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee Recommending Changes to the Parliamentarian Language in the Rules and Regulations (D 7979).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 12. 2010. Approved by the Faculty Council on March 22, 2010. Transmitted to the president on March 23, 2010. In a letter dated March 26, 2010, written recommendations regarding the legislation were requested from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. In a letter dated June 30, 2010, Provost Leslie recommended disapproval of the proposal. He suggested resolving the conflict by retaining the first sentence of HOP C.1, Sec I, D.4., and striking the second sentence, which would then read as follows:

The Parliamentarian shall be appointed annually by the President upon the advice of the Faculty Council, and may be reappointed.

Proposed Revisions to UT Austin's HOP 3.16: Threatened Faculty Retrenchment (D 8009-8012).

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 16. 2010. The secretary has classified this proposal as major legislation. Due to a lack of quorum at the April 12, 2010, meeting, the vote on the legislation was postponed until May 10, 2010. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 10, 2010.Approved by the General Faculty on a no-protest basis on May 25, 2010. Transmitted to the president on May 27, 2010. On June 1, 2010, the president requested a written recommendation from the provost and the vice president for legal affairs regarding this legislation. Provost Leslie responded to the president on June 17, 2010, recommending disapproval stating

I am concerned that this legislation departs substantially from UT System guidelines. It reduces excessively the decision-making authority of the president as it relates to selection of the faculty committee, and I recommend that this legislation no be approved.

Also see D 8100 Notice of No-Protest Procedure for the Proposed Revisions to UT Austin's Hop 3.16 Threatened Faculty Retrenchment (D 8009-8012).

Proposal to Change the Function and Composition of the C-13 Information Technology Committee (D 8074-8075).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 26. 2010. The secretary has classified this proposal as general legislation. Due to time constraints at the Faculty Council meeting on May 10, 2010, the Council voted to consider this proposal on a no-protest basis. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 25, 2010. Transmitted to the president on May 26, 2010. On May 27, 2010, the president's office requested written recommendations from the provost and the vice president and chief financial officer regarding this legislation. On June 30, 2010, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the proposal with a note that if the proposal to extend standard term limits from two to three years (D 7976-7978) “is approved, then for this legislation the president should be given a slate which includes four members of college IT committees, of whom two will be selected each year. With staggered terms, two of the six IT committee representatives will roll off each year and need to be replaced.”

PENDING PROVOST

Proposal to Changes to the Functions of the Committee on Committees and the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee (D 7845-7846).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 9, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 15, 2010. Transmitted to the president on February 16, 2010.In a letter dated February 18 2010, written recommendations regarding the legislation were requested from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf.

PENDING GENERAL FACULTY

No legislation pending at this time.

PENDING FACULTY COUNCIL

No legislation pending at this time.

PENDING GENERAL FACULTY STANDING COMMITTEES

No legislation pending at this time.

ITEMS UNDER RECONSIDERATION

No legislation pending at this time.

ITEMS COMPLETED/WITHDRAWN/CLOSED

Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May 1, 2006, and approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 8, 2006. Transmitted to the provost on May 9, 2006. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 31, 2006. Approval given by the interim executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 10, 2006. Approved by Dr. Pedro Reyes, associate vice chancellor for academic planning and assessment, on March 15, 2007, and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. A follow-up letter to UT System was submitted by the provost 's office on February 14, 2008. Final approval received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on October 26, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 6, 2006. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on December 11, 2006. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 22, 2007. Transmitted to the president on January 23, 2007. On March 8, 2007, the president referred the legislation to the provost for review and recommendations. On July 2, 2007, Provost Leslie sent a letter to the President Powers recommending approval. In a letter to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs dated December 14, 2007, President Powers requested approval of the proposal.On April 22, 2008, the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs granted final approval of the recommendations. The Handbook of Operating Procedures has been updated accordingly.

Posted on the Faculty Council Web site on December 11, 2006. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on December 11. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 22, 2007. Approved by the General Faculty on a no-protest basis on February 16, 2007. Transmitted to the president for approval as General Faculty legislation on February 19, 2007. On February 23, 2007, the president referred the legislation to the provost for review and recommendations. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the president on March 7, 2007. Approved by the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs ad interim on March 20, 2007. On March 22, 2007, the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs sent a letter to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board asking for approval and referenced a letter dated March 15, 2007, which indicated that final approval would be granted upon approval of D 6802-6803. Final approval of D 6802-6803 received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on April 3, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 12, 2007. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 20, 2007. Transmitted to the provost on November 21, 2007. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 7, 2007. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on January 4, 2008.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 1, 2008, and updated on April 3, 2008. Presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on April 14, 2008. Approved by the Council at its meeting on May 5, 2008. Transmitted to the president on May 6, 2008. In a letter dated May 20, 2008, President Powers asked Provost Leslie for his recommendations regarding this legislation. In a letter dated September 4, 2008, the provost recommended approval; approved by the president on September 8, 2008. On December 3, 2009, the president's office asked the Office of the General Faculty to move this legislation back to Pending President since the language has not been fully vetted by legal counsel. On February 18, 2010, the legislation was withdrawn since D 7836-7844 superseded it.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 20, 2008. Approved by the Council at its meeting on October 27, 2008. Transmitted to the provost on October 28, 2008. In a letter to President Powers dated November 19, 2008, Provost Leslie recommended approval of this item. In a letter dated December 1, 2008, to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, President Powers endorsed the proposal and recommended approval. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 17, 2008.

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 January 27, 2009. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 18, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on September 24, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on September 1, 2009. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on September 8, 2009. On September 9, 2009, the legislation was transmitted to the provost. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on September 21, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 5, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on September 1, 2009. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on September 8, 2009. On September 9, 2009, the legislation was transmitted to the provost. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on September 21, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 5, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 8, 2009. This motion, in addition to D 6976-6981, will define the core curriculum course lists for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. The secretary classified this proposal as general legislation. It was approved the Faculty Council at its meeting on October 26, 2009, and Transmitted to the provost on October 27, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president on November 4, 2009, and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and notice of approval transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on November 10, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 8, 2009. The faculty of the college and the dean approved the changes on October 7, 2009. The College of Natural Sciences Course and Curriculum Committee approved the changes on October 5, 2009. The majority of the members of the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the changes on October 7, 2009, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The secretary has classified this proposal as emergency major legislation. The legislation was scheduled to be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on October 26, 2s009, but Dean Randy Diehl withdrew the proposal on October 20, 2009, with the following statement:

Yesterday, the College of Liberal Arts held an open forum to discuss the proposed change in the language requirement. In three and a half hours of give and take, not one audience member spoke in favor of the proposal. In particular, none of the six departmental authors voiced support. In view of the overwhelming negative reaction to the proposal, I have decided to withdraw it from further consideration.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 10, 2009. The secretary classified this proposal as general legislation. It was approved the Faculty Council at its meeting on October 26, 2009, and transmitted to the president on October 27, 2009. In a letter dated November 4, 2009, President Powers asked Provost Leslie for written recommendations regarding the legislation. Provost Leslie recommended approval in a letter dated December 18, 2009. Approved by the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on January 11, 2010. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 8, 2010. In a letter dated May 17, 2010, the president directed the Registrar's Office to incorporate the legislation into the General Information catalog for 2010-2011.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 10, 2009. The secretary classified this proposal as general legislation. It was approved the Faculty Council at its meeting on October 26, 2009, and transmitted to the president on October 27, 2009. In a letter dated November 4, 2009, President Powers asked Provost Leslie for written recommendations regarding the legislation. Provost Leslie recommended approval in a letter dated December 17, 2009. Approved by the president on January 11, 2010.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 12, 2009, and classified as legislation ofexclusiveinterest to one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 16, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on October 19, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 27, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 15, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 12, 2009, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 16, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on October 19, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 27, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 15, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 12, 2009, and classified as legislation ofexclusiveinterest to one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 16, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on October 19, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 27, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 15, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 12, 2009, and classified as legislation ofexclusiveinterest to one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 16, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on October 19, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 27, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 15, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 12, 2009, and classified as legislation ofexclusiveinterest to one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 16, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on October 19, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 27, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 15, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 12, 2009, and classified as legislation ofexclusiveinterest to one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 16, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on October 19, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 27, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 15, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 12, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 22, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on October 26, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 15, 2009.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 12, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 22, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on October 26, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 15, 2009. UT System is required to send notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 12, 2009, and classified as legislation ofexclusiveinterest to one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on October 16, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on October 19, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on October 27, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and notice of approval transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on November 2, 2009. Confirmation of implementations received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on December 15, 2009.

Creation of the Major in African and African Diaspora Studies in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7407-7409).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 29, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 9, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on November 10, 2009. Approved by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 14, 2009. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and notice of approval transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on January 5, 2010. Notice of approval received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on February 11, 2010.

Proposed Addition of the Indigenous Studies Certificate and Request for Recognition on the University Transcript (D 7410-7415).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 29, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 9, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on November 10, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president on November 18, 2009, and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and notice of approval transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on November 24, 2009.

Proposed Addition of the Core Texts and Ideas Certificate and Request for Recognition on the University Transcript (D 7416-7420).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 29, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 9, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on November 10, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president on November 18, 2009, and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and notice of approval transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on November 24, 2009. On February 10, 2010, notice of approval was received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Proposed Addition of the Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship Bridging Disciplines Certificate and Request for Recognition on the University Transcript (D 7421-7425).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 29, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 9, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on November 10, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president on November 18, 2009, and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and notice of approval transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on November 24, 2009.

Proposed Addition of the Human Rights and Social Justice Bridging Disciplines Certificate and Request for Recognition on the University Transcript (D 7426-7430).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 29, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 9, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on November 10, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president on November 18, 2009, and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and notice of approval transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on November 24, 2009.

Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in the School of Nursing Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7431-7435).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 29, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on November 9, 2009. Transmitted to the provost on November 10, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president on November 18, 2009, and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs in a letter dated December 8, 2009.

Proposal to Disband the Commencement and Academic Ceremonies Committee (D 7436-7437).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 10, 2009, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on November 16, 2009. Transmitted to the president on November 17, 2009. In a letter dated November 23, 2009, Dr. Charles Roeckle, on behalf of the president, asked the provost to provide written recommendations regarding this legislation. Provost Leslie recommended approval in a letter dated December 18, 2009. Approved by the president on January 11, 2010.

Changes to the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter and the College of Natural Sciences Chapter and to the Bachelor of Science in Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7438-7442).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 10, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On November 20, 2009, approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis and transmitted to the provost. Approved by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 2, 2009. Final approval received from UT System on December 15, 2009.

Changes to the Texas Interdisciplinary Plan in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter and the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7443-7446).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 10, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On November 20, 2009, approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis and transmitted to the provost. Approved by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 2, 2009. Final approval received from UT System on December 15, 2009.

Changes other Bachelor of Arts, Plan II in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7447-7449).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 10, 2009, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On November 20, 2009, approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis and transmitted to the provost. Approved by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 2, 2009. Final approval received from UT System on December 15, 2009.

Addition of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7450-7453).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 10, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On November 20, 2009, approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis and transmitted to the provost . Approved by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 14, 2009. Approved by the chancellor for academic planning and assessment and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on January 11, 2010. Final approval received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on May 4, 2010.

Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Economics and the Economics Honors Program in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7489-7493).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 24, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On December 4, 2009, approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis and transmitted to the provost. Approved by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 14, 2009. Final approval received from UT System on February 9, 2010.

Changes to the College of Communication Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7513-731).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 30, 2009, and classified as legislation ofexclusiveinterest to only one college or school. On December 7, 2009, approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis and transmitted to the provost. Approved by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 14, 2009. Final approval received from UT System on February 9, 2010.
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Advertising (D 7513-7516).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders (D 7517-7519).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Journalism (D 7520-7524).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Public Relations (D 7525-7527).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television-Film (D 7528-7531).
Proposal to Allow Communication Students to Minor Outside the College in the College of Communication Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7532-7534).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 30, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On December 10, 2009, approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis. Transmitted to the provost on December 11, 2009. Approved by the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 16, 2009. Final approval received from UT System on February 9, 2010.

Proposed changes to the College of Education Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7535-7551).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 1, 2009, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 7, 2009, and transmitted to the provost on December 8, 2009. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 14, 2009. Final approval received from UT System on February 9, 2010.
  • Changes to the Early Childhood to Grade Six Generalist Major (D 7535-7539).
  • Changes to the Youth and Community Studies Major (D 7540-7542).
  • Changes to the Exercise and Health Promotion Majors (D 7543-7545).
  • Changes to the Physical Culture and Sports Major (D 7546-7548).
  • Changes to the Sport Management Major (D 7549-7551).
Changes to the Sport Management Major in the College of Education Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7552-7554).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 1, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 11, 2009, and transmitted to the provost on December 12, 2009. Approved by the provost and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on December 16, 2009. Final approval received from UT System on February 9, 2010.

Changes to the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7555-7645).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 9, 2009, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. On December 14, 2009, approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis. Transmitted to the provost on December 15, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on January 25, 2010. Final approval received from UT System on February 9, 2010.
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Astronomy (D 7555-7559).
  • Changes to the Major Requirements in the Bachelor of Arts, Plan I Degree with Majors in Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Human Ecology, Mathematics, and Physics (D 7560-7566).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (D 7567-7572).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Biology (D 7573-7582).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (D 7283-7589).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (D 7590-7596).
  • Changes to the Dean's Scholars Honors Program (D 7597-7599).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences (D 7600-7607).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (D 7608-7612).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Mathematics (D 7613-7621).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition (D 7622-7630).
  • Addition of the Admission Criteria for the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (D 7631-7632).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Physics (D 7633-7640).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Textiles and Apparel (D 7641-7645).
Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7646-7650).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 9, 2009, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 14, 2009, and transmitted to the provost on December 15, 2009. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on January 22, 2010. Approved by UT System on February 2, 2010. Final approval received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on February 10, 2010.

Addition of the Admission Criteria for the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a Major in Biological Sciences in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7651-7653).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 9, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 21, 2009, and transmitted to the provost on January 4, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 22, 2010. Final approval resides with the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, which was received on May 12, 2010.

Addition of the Admission Criteria for the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a Major in Geological Sciences in the Jackson School of Geosciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7654-7656).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 9, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 21, 2009, and transmitted to the provost on January 4, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 22, 2010. Final approval resides with the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, which was received on May 12, 2010.

Addition of the Admission Criteria for the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a Major in Geographical Sciences in the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7657-7659).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on December 9, 2009, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on December 21, 2009, and transmitted to the provost on January 4, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 22, 2010. Final approval resides with the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, which was received on May 12, 2010.

Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7660-7703).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 6, 2010, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on January 12, 2010, and transmitted to the provost on January 13, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on January 25, 2010. Final approval received from UT System on February 9, 2010.
  • Changes in the Applicability of Conference Courses and Internships for all Bachelor Level Degrees (D 7660-7662).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in English and in the English Honors Program (D 7663-7666).
  • Changes to the Requirements for Earning Departmental Honors for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Geography (D 7667-7668).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Germanic Studies and in the German Honors Program (D 7669-7671).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Hebrew Language and Literature (D 7672-7673).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in History and in the History Honors Program (D 7674-7676).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Jewish Studies (D 7677-7678)
  • Changes to the Requirements for Earning Liberal Arts Honors for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Plan I Major (D 7679-7681).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Linguistics (D 7682-7683).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Persian Language and Literature (D 7684-7685).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Plan II Honors (D 7686-7687).
  • Changes to the Requirements to the Psychology Honors Program (D 7688-7689). • Changes to the Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Religious Studies (D 7690-7692).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Russian Language and Literature (D 7693-7964).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Scandinavian Studies and in the Scandinavian Studies Honors Program (D 7695-7697).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Asian Studies (D 7698-7700).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Urban Studies and in the Urban Studies Honors Program (D 7701-7703).
Creation of the Bachelor of Social Work Honors Program in the School of Social Work Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7704-7705).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 13, 2010, and classified as legislation ofexclusiveinterest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on January 19, 2010, and transmitted to the provost on January 20, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 2, 2010. Final approval received from UT System on February 9, 2010.

Changes to the Minimum Performance Standards of the Law School Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7706-7708).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 13, 2010, and classified as legislation ofexclusiveinterest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on January 19, 2010, and transmitted to the provost on January 20, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 2, 2010. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 10, 2010.

Changes to the College of Liberal Arts Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7709-7740).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 14, 2010, and classified as legislation ofexclusiveinterest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on January 20, 2010, and transmitted to the provost on January 21, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on February 2, 2010. Final approval received from UT System on February 9, 2010.
  • Changes in the Requirements of the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Ancient History and Classical Civilization (D 7709-7710).
  • Changes in the Requirements of the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Arabic Language and Literature (D 7711-7713).
  • Changes in the Requirements of the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Classical Archaeology (D 7714-7716).
  • Changes in the Requirements of the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Classics (D 7717-7718).
  • Changes in the Requirements of the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Government (D 7719-7721).
  • Changes in the Requirements of the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Greek (D 7722-7723).
  • Changes in the Requirements of the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in International Relations and Global Studies (D 7724-7726).
  • Changes in the Requirements of the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Islamic Studies (D 7727-7729).
  • Changes in the Requirements of the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Latin (D 7730-7731).
  • Changes in the Requirements of the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Middle Eastern Studies (D 7732-7734).
  • Changes in the Requirements of the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Sociology (D 7735-7736).
  • Changes in the Requirements of the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Spanish and the Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Major in Portuguese (D 7737-7740).
Resolution on the Brackenridge Tract (D 7785).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 20, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 25, 2010. Transmitted to the president for his information on January 26, 2010. In a letter dated February 2, 2010, President Powers acknowledged receipt of the resolution. No further action is required.

Resolution Affirming Ethical Research Standards (D 7786-7787).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 20, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 25, 2010. Transmitted to the president for his information on January 26, 2010. In a letter dated February 2, 2010, President Powers acknowledged receipt of the resolution. No further action is required.

Proposal to Revise the Membership and Election of Faculty to the Faculty Council Executive Committee (D 7788-7789).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 20, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 25, 2010. Transmitted to the president on January 26, 2010. In a letter dated January 28, 2010, written recommendations regarding the legislation were requested from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. Approval was recommended by both Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf, and on March 10, 2010, final approval was received from the president’s office.

Proposal to Create a Student Life and Activities Committee (D 7790).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 20, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 25, 2010. Transmitted to the president on January 26, 2010. In a memorandum dated January 28, 2010, written recommendations regarding the legislation were requested from Provost Leslie, Vice President González, Mr. DeLoss Dodds, and Ms. Chris Plonsky. Approval was recommended by Provost Leslie, and on March 10, 2010, final approval was received from the president’s office.

Proposal to Change The Principles for the Development of the Academic Calendar (D 7791-7806).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 20, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on January 25, 2010. Transmitted to the president on January 26, 2010. In a letter dated January 28, 2010, written recommendations regarding the legislation were requested from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. In a letter dated March 18, 2010, the president upon the recommendations of Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf granted final approval.

Resolution to Raise the Minimum Student Academic Employee Salaries to a Standard Consistent with a Living Wage for Austin, Texas (D 7847-7849).

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 9, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 15, 2010. Transmitted to the president on February 16, 2010. President Powers acknowledged receipt of the resolution in a letter dated March 3, 2010, stating

“I appreciate the Council’s desire for graduate student compensation to be competitive and to meet or exceed estimates for Austin’s living wage, while not compromising the teaching and research mission of the University.”

Updates to the Mathematics and Science and Technology Part I Core Curriculum Course Lists for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7859-7861).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 10, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 15, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on February 16, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on July 6, 2010. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on July 13, 2010. Final approval received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on August 19, 2010.

Change of the Minimum Grade Requirement in the Bridging Disciplines Certificate Programs as Specified in the School of Undergraduate Studies Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7862-7864).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 10, 2010, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on February 22, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on February 23, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 6, 2010. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 16, 2010.

Changes to the Dietetics Option in the Bachelor of Science in Nutrition in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7869-7871).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 10, 2010, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on February 16, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on February 17, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 8, 2010. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 16, 2010.

Changes to the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7887-7944).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 12, 2010, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on February 17, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on February 18, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 8, 2010. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 16, 2010.
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering (D 7887-7892).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Architectural (D 7893-7898).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Chemical (D 7899-7908).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (D 7909-7914).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degrees (D 7929-7934).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (D 7935-7941).
  • Elimination of the Minimum Number of Hours in the Long Session Policy (D 7942-7944).
Changes to the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7945-7961).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 12, 2010, and classified as legislation of general interest to only one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on February 22, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on February 23, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 8, 2010. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 16, 2010.
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering (D 7945-7952).
  • Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering (D 7958-7961).
Changes to the Bachelor of Science in Geosystems Engineering and Hydrogeology in the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 and in the Jackson School of Geosciences chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012. (D 7953-7957).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 12, 2010, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on February 22, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on February 23, 2010. Approved by the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs and notification of approval sent to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on April 28, 2010. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board acknowledged approval on May 13, 2010. Final approval resides with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the University Co-op Board of Directors (D 7975).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 12. 2010. Approved by the Faculty Council on March 22, 2010. Transmitted to the president on March 30, 2010. In a letter dated March 31, 2010, President Powers notified the secretary that he had appointed Elizabeth Cullingford (professor, English) to serve a four-year term beginning September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2014.

Proposal from the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee Recommending Changes to the Voting Rights for Non-Tenure Track Faculty (D 7980-7981).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 8. 2010. The secretary has classified this proposal as major legislation. It was presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 22, 2010. The proposal was returned to the committee for revisions, and was replaced by D 8065-8066, which was subsequently withdrawn by the Council at its meeting on May 10, 2010.

School of Undergraduate Studies Governance Procedures (D 7982-7983a).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 17. 2010. T The secretary has classified this proposal as major legislation. It was presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 22, 2010. Due to a lack of quorum at the April 12, 2010, meeting, the vote on the legislation was postponed until May 10, 2010. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 10, 2010. Approved by the General Faculty on a no-protest basis on May 25, 2010. Transmitted to the president on May 27, 2010, with a minor amendment in response to a protest filed from a General Faculty member:
Each spring the Faculty Council will solicit nominations, including self-nominations, of the General Faculty for membership on UGSAC. [No nominations will be accepted from the four schools and colleges represented by continuing elected members.] Faculty from the four schools and colleges currently represented by continuing elected members are not eligible to be nominated.

Rationale: It seems unreasonable to bar faculty from those ineligible colleges from nominating eligible colleagues.

On June 1, 2010, the president requested a written recommendation from the provost regarding this legislation. Provost Leslie responded to the president on June 15, 2010, recommending approval. Final approval was received from the president on June 16, 2010. On June 18, 2010, School of Undergraduate Studies Dean Paul Woodruff wrote to the president in support of the legislation.

Also see D 8099 Notice of No-Protest Procedure for the School of Undergraduate Studies Governance Procedures (D 7982-7983a).

Resolution Affirming the Minimal Standards for Governance Procedures for the Colleges and Schools at the University of Texas at Austin (D 7986).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 29. 2010. Endorsed by the Faculty Council at it's meeting held March 22, 2010. An informational copy was transmitted to the president for his comment on March 29, 2010. In a letter dated April 5, 2010, President Powers acknowledged receipt of the resolution.

Proposed Changes to Doctor of Pharmacy in the College of Pharmacy Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 7987-7999).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 3, 2010, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On April 9, 2010, the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis approved the legislation. Transmitted to the provost on April 12, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 19, 2010. Approved by the associate vice chancellor for academic planning and assessment on May 24, 2010, and transmitted to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on June 4, 2010. On July 13, 2010, notice was received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board that they would update their Program Inventory to reflect the change in the program’s semester credit hours.

Addition of the eALEKS Exam Requirement in the College of Natural Sciences Chapter in the General Information Catalog, 2010-2011 (D 8000-8002).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 3, 2010, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On April 9, 2010, the legislation was approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis. Transmitted to the provost on April 12, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 19, 2010. Final approval resides with the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, which was received on May 12, 2010.

Resolution from the Faculty Council Executive Committee in Support of the Cactus Cafe (D 8003).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 31, 2010. The secretary has classified this proposal as general legislation. Due to a lack of quorum at the meeting on April 12, 2010, the legislation was not presented. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 10, 2010. Transmitted to the president for his information and comment. No further action is required.

Proposal from the Educational Policy Committee to Modify the Criteria for the Global Cultures Flag (D 8004-8005).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 31, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Due to a lack of quorum at the meeting on April 12, 2010, the vote on the legislation was presented to the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis and approved on April 26, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on April 27, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 29, 2010. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 24, 2010.

Proposal from the Educational Policy Committee to Revise the Q-Drop Procedures (D 8006-8008).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 31, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Due to a lack of quorum at the meeting on April 12, 2010, the vote on the legislation was presented to the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis and approved on April 26, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on April 27, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 29, 2010. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 24, 2010.

Deletion of the Pre-Sport Management Major in the General Information Catalog, 2010-2011 (D 8013-8014).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 7, 2010. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 12, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on April 13, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 19, 2010. Final approval resides with the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, which was received on May 12, 2010.

Changes to the Special Requirements Section for the Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies in the College of Communication Chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 8015-8016).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 7, 2010. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive interest to one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 12, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on April 13, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 22, 2010. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on May 18, 2010.

Update to the Social and Behavioral Science Core Curriculum Course Area for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 8017-8018).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on March 16. 2010, and classified as emergency legislation. Due to a lack of quorum at the meeting on April 12, 2010, the vote on the legislation was presented to the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis and approved on April 26, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on April 27, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president on June 21, 2010. Final approval received from the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on June 28, 2010. Notification of receipt received from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board on August 19, 2010.

Proposed Change to the Legal Research and Writing Curriculum in the Law School Catalog, 2010-2012 (D 8060-8062).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 12, 2010, and classified as legislation of exclusive interest to only one college or school. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 19, 2010. Transmitted to the provost on April 20, 2010. Approved by the provost on behalf of the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 22, 2010. Final approval resides with the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs, which was received on May 10, 2010.

Schedule for Meetings of the Faculty Council in 2010-2011 (D 8063).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 19, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 29, 2010. An informational copy was transmitted to the president for his comment on May 4, 2010.

Cancellation of Summer Meetings of the Faculty Council (D 8064).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 19, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on April 29, 2010. An informational copy was transmitted to the president for his comment on May 4, 2010.

Revisions to the Proposed Changes to the Voting Rights of the General Faculty (D 8065-8066).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 19. 2010. The secretary has classified this proposal as major legislation. To be presented and acted on by the Council at it's meeting on May 10, 2010. The proposal was withdrawn by voice vote at the May 10, 2010, Faculty Council meeting. This legislation replaced the earlier proposal (D 7980-7981).

Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women (D 8076-8077).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 5. 2010. The secretary has classified this proposal as general legislation.Due to time constraints at the Faculty Council meeting on May 10, 2010, the Council voted to consider the nominations for appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Council on a no-protest basis. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 25, 2010. Transmitted to the president on May 26, 2010. On June 4, 2010, President Powers appointed Dr. Edmund T. Gordon (director, African and African Diaspora studies) to serve on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men and Tasha S. Philpot (associate professor, government) to serve on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women. Each new member will serve a four-year term from September 1, 2010, through August 31, 2014.

Motion to Change the Composition of the C-12 Responsibilities, Rights, and Welfare of Graduate Student Academic Employees Committee. (D 8080).
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 28. 2010. The secretary has classified this proposal as general legislation. Due to time constraints at the Faculty Council meeting on May 10, 2010, the Council voted to consider this motion on a no-protest basis. Approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 25, 2010. Transmitted to the president on May 26, 2010. On May 27, 2010, the president's office requested a written recommendation from the provost regarding this legislation. On June 30, 2010, Provost Leslie recommended approval. On July 14, 2010, the legislation received final approval from the president.