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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of March 22, 2010.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
March 22, 2010

The sixth regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2009-10 was held in the Main Building, room 212 on Monday, March 22, 2010, at 2:15 P.M.

ATTENDANCE.
Present: Randy Bomer, Dean A. Bredeson, Simone A. Browne, Cynthia J. Buckley, Lee R. Chesney, Namkee Choi, Richard H. Crawford, Miles Lynn Crismon, Molly E. Cummings, Jonathan B. Dingwell, Edwin Dorn, Brian L. Evans, Eileen R. Fowles, Steven J. Friesen, Irene M. Gamba, Alexandra A. Garcia, Robert B. Gilbert, Mickey L. Gonzales, Andrea C. Gore, Sue A. Greninger, Patricia I. Hansen, James L. Hill, David M. Hillis, Robert L. Hutchings, Karrol A. Kitt, Steven W. Leslie, Hunter C. March, John H. McCall, Dean P. Neikirk, Gordon S. Novak, Edward W. (Ted) Odell, David S. Onion, Thomas G. Palaima, Thomas L. Pangle, Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, William C. Powers, Tina M. Radke, Lauren A. Ratliff, Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Catherine Riegle-Crumb, Daniel D. Spikes, Janet Staiger, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Samuel M. Wilson, Paul B. Woodruff.

Absent: Urton L. Anderson (excused), Elliott M. Antokoletz, Judy Copeland Ashcroft (excused), William Beckner (excused), Narayan Bhargava, David P. Birdsong (excused), Hans C. Boas (excused), Daniel A. Bonevac, Pascale R. Bos (excused), Philip M. Broadbent, Neal M. Burns, Patricia L. Clubb, Kerry H. Cook, Elizabeth Cullingford (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, John S. Dzienkowski, Adam K. Ekenseair, Gregory L. Fenves, Drew Michael Finke, David W. Fowler (excused), Luis Francisco-Revilla (excused), Alan W. Friedman (excused), Thomas W. Gilligan, Linda L. Golden (excused), Juan C. González, Michael H. Granof, Sabine Hake (excused), Charles R. Hale, Donald A. Hale, Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Kevin P. Hegarty, Martha F. Hilley, Gerald W. Hoffmann (excused), Elaine K. Horwitz (excused), Syed A. Hyder, Kedra B. Ishop, Manuel J. Justiz (excused), LeeAnn Kahlor, Erhan Kutanoglu, Mark G. Longaker, Shara Ma, Raul L. Madrid, Jennifer A. Maynard, Lauren A. Meyers, Sharon Mosher, Gretchen Murphy, Paula C. Murray, William T. O'Rourke, Patricia C. Ohlendorf (excused), Shirley Bird Perry, Mary Ann Rankin, Victoria Rodriguez, Lawrence Sager, Juan M. Sanchez, Cherise Smith, Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa M. Stuifbergen, Ye Sun, Rabun Taylor, Gregory J. Vincent, Barbara W. White, Darlene C. Wiley, Lexing Ying, Harold H. Zakon.




Voting Members:
33
present ,
42
absent,
75
total.
Non-Voting Members:
11
present,
25
absent,
36
total.
Total Members
44
present,
67
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.

Chair Staiger said Provost Leslie had asked to make an announcement. Provost Leslie said he was pleased to introduce Dr. Bob Hutchings, the new dean of the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Affairs, to members of the Faculty Council. Provost Leslie said Dean Hutchings had a distinguished and lengthy career both as a diplomat and academician and had come to UT Austin from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Chair Staiger extended greetings to the new dean on behalf of the Council.

Chair Staiger said her report would first include a presentation on finding regarding college governance. She would then provide an opportunity for open comments from Council members regarding the budget. This was being done in response to the suggestion by President Powers that the FCEC and the FACB would be used as a means of securing feedback from the faculty on the budget. She said Professor Polly Strong (anthropology and chair of the FACB) was present at the Council meeting to hear your viewpoints and suggestions regarding the budget. Chair Staiger said Council members needed to speak up regarding what the budget allocation policy should address and their opinions regarding priorities and areas where cuts might be considered. She said their would be two legislative items which would be presented at the current meeting but not acted upon until the April meeting to enable time for the Council members to think about and discuss the proposed changes.

A. Report on College Governance.
B. Discussion of Budget.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

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

A. Report on the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics Association (COIA).

Tom Palaima (professor classics and COIA representative) agreed to postpone his report until the April 12 meeting.

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the University Co-op Board of Directors—Janet Staiger (chair).
B. Proposals from the Faculty Committee on Committees Affecting Terms of Service, Term Limits, Chairs, and Chair Elects—Dominic Lasorsa (associate professor, journalism, and committee chair).
C. Proposal from the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee Recommending Changes to the Parliamentarian Language in the Rules and Regulations—Hillary Hart (distinguished senior lecturer, civil, architectural and environmental engineering and committee chair).
D. Proposal from the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee Recommending Changes to the Voting Rights for Non-Tenure Track Faculty—Hillary Hart (distinguished senior lecturer, civil, architectural and environmental engineering and committee chair).
E. School of Undergraduate Studies Governance Procedures—Paul Woodruff (dean, undergraduate studies).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. 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 4:23 P.M.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on May 7, 2010.


 

 


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