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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of February 15, 2010.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
February 15, 2010

The fifth regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2009-10 was held in the Main Building, room 212 on Monday, February 15, 2010, at 2:15 P.M.

ATTENDANCE.
Present: Judy Copeland Ashcroft, William Beckner, Narayan Bhargava, Randy Bomer, Lee R. Chesney, Namkee Choi, Elizabeth Cullingford, Molly E. Cummings, Jonathan B. Dingwell, Edwin Dorn, John S. Dzienkowski, Brian L. Evans, 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, Juan C. González, Andrea C. Gore, Sue A. Greninger, James L. Hill, David M. Hillis, Gerald W. Hoffmann, Kedra B. Ishop, Karrol A. Kitt, Steven W. Leslie, Shara Ma, Hunter C. March, John H. McCall, Dean P. Neikirk, Gordon S. Novak, William T. O'Rourke, Edward W. (Ted) Odell, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, David S. Onion, Thomas L. Pangle, Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, William C. Powers, Tina M. Radke, Lauren A. Ratliff, Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Daniel D. Spikes, Janet Staiger, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Rabun Taylor, Samuel M. Wilson, Paul B. Woodruff, Harold H. Zakon.

Absent: Urton L. Anderson (excused), Elliott M. Antokoletz, David P. Birdsong, Hans C. Boas (excused), Daniel A. Bonevac, Pascale R. Bos, Dean A. Bredeson, Philip M. Broadbent, Simone A. Browne (excused), Cynthia J. Buckley, Neal M. Burns, Patricia L. Clubb, Kerry H. Cook, Richard H. Crawford, Miles Lynn Crismon, Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Adam K. Ekenseair, Gregory L. Fenves, David W. Fowler, Thomas W. Gilligan, Michael H. Granof, Sabine Hake (excused), Charles R. Hale, Donald A. Hale, Patricia I. Hansen, Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Kevin P. Hegarty, Martha F. Hilley, Elaine K. Horwitz, Syed A. Hyder, Bobby R. Inman (excused), Manuel J. Justiz (excused), LeeAnn Kahlor, Erhan Kutanoglu, Mark G. Longaker, Raul L. Madrid, Jennifer A. Maynard, Lauren A. Meyers, Sharon Mosher, Gretchen Murphy, Paula C. Murray, Thomas G. Palaima, Shirley Bird Perry, Mary Ann Rankin, Catherine Riegle-Crumb (excused), Victoria Rodriguez, Lawrence Sager, Juan M. Sanchez, Cherise Smith, Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa M. Stuifbergen, Ye Sun, Gregory J. Vincent, Barbara W. White, Darlene C. Wiley, Lexing Ying (excused).




Voting Members:
39
present ,
36
absent,
75
total.
Non-Voting Members:
14
present,
22
absent,
36
total.
Total Members
53
present,
58
absent,
111
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.

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

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

A. Report from the Admissions and Registration Committee and introduction of Vice Provost Kedra Ishop, admissions director—Mark Bernstein (associate dean for student affairs in the College of Communication and committee chair).

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Report on Staff Appreciation Week from Staff Council—Janet Griffith (administrative associate, education) and Jennifer McClain (senior administrative associate, housing and food).
B. Additional Update to the Core Curriculum Course Lists for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2010-2012—Paul Woodruff ( dean, undergraduate studies).
C. Proposed revisions of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Sections 3.18 and 4.03 from the Faculty Grievance Committee—Janet Staiger (committee member).
D. Proposal to Changes to the Functions of the Committee on Committees and the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee—Alan Friedman (professor, English and Faculty Rules and Governance Committee member).
E. Resolution to Raise Minimum Student Academic Employee Salaries to a Standard Consistent with a Living Wage for Austin, Texas—Andrea Gore (professor, pharmacy).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. Joint Meeting of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate and the UT Faculty Council, held at A&M on March 1 at College Station. UT will provide bus transportation. Please RSVP to the Office of the General Faculty letting them know if you plan to attend and whether or not you will ride on the bus.
B. Faculty Election for college representatives on the Faculty Council, nomination phase—February 22-March 12.
C. Faculty Election for college representatives on the Faculty Council, final phase—March 29-April 9.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.

Chair Staiger adjourned the meeting at 4:07 P.M.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on April 9, 2010.

 

 


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