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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of November 16, 2009.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
November 16, 2009
The third regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2009-10 was held in the ACE Avaya Auditorium, Monday, November 16, 2009, at 2:15 P.M.
Present: Judy Copeland Ashcroft, William Beckner, Narayan Bhargava, David P. Birdsong, Dean A. Bredeson, Cynthia J. Buckley, Lee R. Chesney, Namkee Choi, Richard H. Crawford, Elizabeth Cullingford, Molly E. Cummings, Jonathan B. Dingwell, Edwin Dorn, John S. Dzienkowski, Brian L. Evans, Drew Michael Finke, David W. Fowler, Eileen R. Fowles, Alan W. Friedman, Steven J. Friesen, Irene M. Gamba, Alexandra A. Garcia, Robert B. Gilbert, Linda L. Golden, Mickey L. Gonzales, Andrea C. Gore, Michael H. Granof, Sue A. Greninger, Sabine Hake, Patricia I. Hansen, Kevin P. Hegarty, James L. Hill, Martha F. Hilley, Gerald W. Hoffmann, Syed A. Hyder, Karrol A. Kitt, Erhan Kutanoglu, Steven W. Leslie, Shara Ma, John H. McCall, Dean P. Neikirk, Gordon S. Novak, William T. O'Rourke, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Thomas L. Pangle, William C. Powers, Tina M. Radke, Lauren A. Ratliff, Daniel D. Spikes, Janet Staiger, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Rabun Taylor, Lexing Ying.
Absent: Urton L. Anderson (excused), Elliott M. Antokoletz, Christopher J. Bell, Hans C. Boas (excused), Randy Bomer, Daniel A. Bonevac, Pascale R. Bos (excused), Philip M. Broadbent, Simone A. Browne, Neal M. Burns (excused), Patricia L. Clubb, Miles Lynn Crismon, Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Adam K. Ekenseair, Gregory L. Fenves, Luis Francisco-Revilla, Thomas W. Gilligan, Juan C. González, Charles R. Hale, Donald A. Hale, Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, David M. Hillis (excused), Elaine K. Horwitz (excused), Bobby R. Inman (excused), Kedra B. Ishop (excused), Manuel J. Justiz (excused), LeeAnn Kahlor, Mark G. Longaker, Raul L. Madrid (excused), Hunter C. March (excused), Jennifer A. Maynard, Lauren A. Meyers, Sharon Mosher, Gretchen Murphy, Paula C. Murray, Edward W. (Ted) Odell (excused), David S. Onion, Thomas G. Palaima (excused), Shirley Bird Perry, Elizabeth C. Pomeroy (excused), Mary Ann Rankin, Soncia Reagins-Lilly (excused), Catherine Riegle-Crumb (excused), Lawrence Sager, Juan M. Sanchez, Cherise Smith (excused), Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa M. Stuifbergen, Ye Sun, Gregory J. Vincent, Barbara W. White, Darlene C. Wiley, Samuel M. Wilson (excused), Paul B. Woodruff (excused), Harold H. Zakon.
Voting Members: 43 present , 32 absent, 75 total. Non-Voting Members: 10 present, 26 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.
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 Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women—Mary Steinhardt (council chair and professor, kinesiology and health education). B. Report from the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men—David Fowler (council chair and professor, civil, architectural and environmental engineering). C. Ideas of Texas Presentation—Paul B. Walker (specialist to the president).
VIII. NEW BUSINESS.
A. Proposal to Disband the Commencement and Academic Ceremonies Committee (D 7436-7437)—Cinthia Salinas (committee chair, associate professor, curriculum and instruction).
IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
A. The December 14 Faculty Council meeting is cancelled unless notified otherwise. B. The annual photograph of the Faculty Council has been rescheduled for January 25 at 2:00 on the south steps of the Main Building. C. The annual meeting of the General Faculty has been rescheduled to January 25 at 2:15 in the Texas Union Ballroom1 at 2:15 p.m., which will be followed immediately by the regular meeting of the Faculty Council.
X. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.
Chair Staiger adjourned the meeting at 3:22 P.M.
1The meeting was moved from MAI 212 because renovations are still underway.
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on January 20, 2010.