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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of May 10, 2010.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
May 10, 2010

The eighth regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2009-10 was held in the Main Building, room 212 on Monday, May 10, 2010, at 2:45 P.M.

ATTENDANCE.
Present: Urton L. Anderson, Judy Copeland Ashcroft, William Beckner, David P. Birdsong, Simone A. Browne, Cynthia J. Buckley, Lee R. Chesney, Namkee Choi, Elizabeth Cullingford, Molly E. Cummings, Jonathan B. Dingwell, Edwin Dorn, Brian L. Evans, Eileen R. Fowles, Luis Francisco-Revilla, Alan W. Friedman, Steven J. Friesen, Alexandra A. Garcia, Robert B. Gilbert, Linda L. Golden, Mickey L. Gonzales, Juan C. González, Andrea C. Gore, Sue A. Greninger, Sabine Hake, Charles R. Hale, Patricia I. Hansen, Kevin P. Hegarty, James L. Hill, Martha F. Hilley, David M. Hillis, Gerald W. Hoffmann, Kedra B. Ishop, LeeAnn Kahlor, Karrol A. Kitt, Erhan Kutanoglu, Steven W. Leslie, Raul L. Madrid, Hunter C. March, John H. McCall, Gretchen Murphy, Dean P. Neikirk, Gordon S. Novak, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, David S. Onion, Thomas G. Palaima, Thomas L. Pangle, William C. Powers, Tina M. Radke, Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Catherine Riegle-Crumb, Catherine Riegle-Crumb, Cherise Smith, Janet Staiger, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Rabun Taylor, Darlene C. Wiley, Lexing Ying.

Absent: Elliott M. Antokoletz, Narayan Bhargava, Randy Bomer, Daniel A. Bonevac, Pascale R. Bos, Dean A. Bredeson, Philip M. Broadbent, Neal M. Burns, Patricia L. Clubb, Kerry H. Cook, Richard H. Crawford, Miles Lynn Crismon, 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), Irene M. Gamba (excused), Thomas W. Gilligan, Michael H. Granof (excused), Donald A. Hale, Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Elaine K. Horwitz (excused), Robert L. Hutchings, Syed A. Hyder, Manuel J. Justiz (excused), Mark G. Longaker, Shara Ma, Jennifer A. Maynard, Lauren A. Meyers (excused), Sharon Mosher, Paula C. Murray, William T. O'Rourke, Edward W. (Ted) Odell, Shirley Bird Perry, Elizabeth C. Pomeroy (excused), Mary Ann Rankin, Lauren A. Ratliff, Victoria Rodriguez, Lawrence Sager, Juan M. Sanchez, Daniel D. Spikes, Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa M. Stuifbergen, Ye Sun, Gregory J. Vincent, Barbara W. White, Samuel M. Wilson (excused), Paul B. Woodruff, Harold H. Zakon.



Voting Members:
44
present,
31
absent,
75
total.
Non-Voting Members:
14
present,
22
absent,
36
total.
Total Members
58
present,
53
absent,
111
total.

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.

A. Comments by the President—None.
B. Questions to the President.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

A.
School of Undergraduate Studies Governance Procedures (D 7982-7983a)—Larry Abraham (associate dean, undergraduate studies).
B.
Proposed Revisions to UT Austin's HOP 3.16: Threatened Faculty Entrenchment (D 8009-8012)— Janet Staiger (professor, radio-television-film and committee chair).
C.
Revisions to Changes to the Voting Rights of the General Faculty (D 8065-8066)—Hillary Hart (distinguished senior lecturer, civil, architectural and environmental engineering and committee chair).
D.
Resolution from the Faculty Council Executive Committee in Support of the Cactus Café (D 8003)—Janet Staiger (professor, radio-television-film and committee chair)

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

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

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

Due to time constraints, the Faculty Council agreed to consider the following legislation on a no-protest basis. A notice of the no-protest procedure was sent to the voting members on May 12, 2010, giving a protest deadline of May 25, 2010.

A. Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women (D 8076-8077)—Janet Staiger (professor, radio-television-film, chair).
B. Proposal to Change the Function and Composition of the C-13 Information Technology Committee (D 8074-8075)—Paul Resta (professor, curriculum and instruction and committee chair).
C. Motion to Change the Composition of the C-12 Responsibilities, Rights, and Welfare of Graduate Student Academic Employees Committee (D 8080)—Professor Brian Evans (computer and electrical engineering and committee chair).
D. Faculty Council Resolutions on University Budget Issues (D 8083)—Alan Friedman (professor, English).

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 4:54 P.M.



Posted on the Faculty Council web site on July 22, 2010.

 

 


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