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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of January 25, 2010.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
January 25, 2010

The fourth regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2009-10 was held in the Texas Union Ballroom 3.202, Monday, January 25, 2010, at 2:30 P.M., which immediately followed the annual meeting of the General Faculty.

ATTENDANCE.
Present: Urton L. Anderson, Judy Copeland Ashcroft, William Beckner, Narayan Bhargava, David P. Birdsong, Daniel A. Bonevac, Dean A. Bredeson, Neal M. Burns, Lee R. Chesney, Namkee Choi, Richard H. Crawford, Elizabeth Cullingford, Molly E. Cummings, Edwin Dorn, Adam K. Ekenseair, Drew Michael Finke, Eileen R. Fowles, Luis Francisco-Revilla, Alan W. Friedman, Steven J. Friesen, Irene M. Gamba, Alexandra A. Garcia, Robert B. Gilbert, Linda L. Golden, Mickey L. Gonzales, Andrea C. Gore, Sue A. Greninger, Sabine Hake, Charles R. Hale, Kevin P. Hegarty, James L. Hill, Martha F. Hilley, David M. Hillis, Gerald W. Hoffmann, Elaine K. Horwitz, Kedra B. Ishop, Karrol A. Kitt, Erhan Kutanoglu, Steven W. Leslie, Mark G. Longaker, Shara Ma, Raul L. Madrid, Hunter C. March, John H. McCall, Lauren A. Meyers, Gordon S. Novak, William T. O'Rourke, Edward W. (Ted) Odell, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Thomas G. Palaima, Thomas L. Pangle, Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, William C. Powers, Lauren A. Ratliff, Catherine Riegle-Crumb, Victoria Rodriguez, Cherise Smith, Daniel D. Spikes, Janet Staiger, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Rabun Taylor, Samuel M. Wilson, Paul B. Woodruff, Lexing Ying, Harold H. Zakon.



Absent: Elliott M. Antokoletz, Christopher J. Bell, Hans C. Boas (excused), Randy Bomer, Pascale R. Bos, Philip M. Broadbent (excused), Simone A. Browne, Cynthia J. Buckley (excused), Patricia L. Clubb, Miles Lynn Crismon, Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Jonathan B. Dingwell, John S. Dzienkowski, Brian L. Evans, Gregory L. Fenves, David W. Fowler (excused), Thomas W. Gilligan, Juan C. González, Michael H. Granof (excused), Donald A. Hale, Patricia I. Hansen, Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Syed A. Hyder, Bobby R. Inman, Manuel J. Justiz (excused), LeeAnn Kahlor, Jennifer A. Maynard, Sharon Mosher, Gretchen Murphy, Paula C. Murray, Dean P. Neikirk (excused), David S. Onion, Shirley Bird Perry, Tina M. Radke, Mary Ann Rankin, Soncia Reagins-Lilly (excused), Lawrence Sager, Juan M. Sanchez, Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa M. Stuifbergen, Ye Sun, Gregory J. Vincent, Barbara W. White, Darlene C. Wiley.

Voting Members:
53
present ,
21
absent,
74
total.
Non-Voting Members:
12
present,
24
absent,
36
total.
Total Members
65
present,
45
absent,
110
total.

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.

A. Comments by the President.
B. Questions to the President.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—None.

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

VII.
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES.

A. Report from the School of Undergraduate Studies—Paul Woodruff (dean, undergraduate studies).

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Resolution on the Brackenridge Tract (D 7785)—Janet Staiger.
B. Resolution Affirming Ethical Research Standards (D 7786-7787)—Paula Poindexter (Research Policy Committee chair and associate professor, journalism).
C. Proposal to Revise the Membership and Election of Faculty to the Faculty Council Executive Committee (D 7788-7789)—Hillary Hart (Faculty Rules and Governance Committee chair and senior lecture, architectural and environmental engineering).
D. Proposal to Create a Student Life and Activities Committee (D 7790)—Dominic Lasorsa (Committee on Committees chair and associate professor, journalism).
E. Proposal to Create a Separate Calendar for the McCombs School of Business (D 7791-7806)—Jon Olson (University Academic Calendar Committee chair and professor, petroleum and geosystems engineering).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. General Faculty Standing Committee Online Nominations—January 25-February 12.
B. The Joint Meeting of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate and the UT Austin Faculty Council will be on March 1 at College Station. UT will provide bus transportation.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.

Chair Staiger adjourned the meeting at 4:33 P.M.


Posted on the Faculty Council web site on February 12, 2010.

 

 


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