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A3
Faculty Committee on Committees

Committee Members
Appointed Members: Itty Abraham, Kamran Ali, Nancy Kwallek, Dominic Lasorsa, Stephen Martin, Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, Megan Seaholm, David Springer, Marilla Svinicki
Faculty Council Appointees: Charles Hale, Karrol Kitt
Consultants: Sue Greninger, Dean Neikirk (ex officio)

On September 14, 2:15-2:45 p.m. in Texas Union Building 3.202, the committee held its orientation meeting at which Nancy Kwallek was elected vice chair.

On Wednesday, September 23, 1-2 p.m. in West Main Building 2.102, the committee met to plan its work for the academic year.

On October 21, 2-3 p.m., in West Main Building 2.102, the committee met with Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter and Executive Vice Provost Stephen Monti to consider ways to improve faculty governance.

On October 26, 1-2 p.m. in Texas Union Building 4.108, the committee met to consider the recommendations of Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter and Executive Vice Provost Stephen Monti to improve faculty governance.

On October 26, the chair presented to the Faculty Council on behalf of the committee a proposal to add the registrar as a member of the Educational Policy Committee (D 7342), which was unanimously approved by the Council.

On November 20, 9-10 a.m. in Texas Union Building 4.108, the committee met to consider changes to terms of service, term limits and officer appointments of the General Faculty Standing Committees and also to consider a proposal from the A-6 General Faculty Rules and Governance Committee to rectify overlapping functions of the two committees. The latter was approved by the committee.

On December 1, the chair on behalf of the committee sent to Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter its recommendations for implementing faculty governance initiatives.

On January 24, the chair on behalf of the committee accepted modifications to the proposal from the Rules and Governance Committee to rectify overlapping functions of the two committees. Hillary Hart, chair of the Rules and Governance Committee, presented the joint proposal on behalf of both committees to the Faculty Council, which approved it.

On January 25, the chair on behalf of the committee requested from the General Faculty nominations for appointment of faculty members to the General Faculty Standing Committees.

On January 25, the chair on behalf of the committee presented to the Faculty Council a proposal to create a Type B Student Services and Activities General Faculty Standing Committee called the Student Life and Activities Committee (D 7790), which was unanimously approved.

On February 1, the chair on behalf of the committee asked Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter for her advice regarding a proposal from Vice President for University Operations Patricia Clubb and the Faculty Building Advisory Committee to extend the term of service of a faculty member on that committee.

On February 9, the committee rejected a proposal from Vice President for University Operations Patricia Clubb and the Faculty Building Advisory Committee to extend the term of service of a faculty member on that committee.

On February 9, the chair on behalf of the committee asked the chairs of the General Faculty Standing Committees for their evaluations of the service of the current members of their committee and their recommendations for appointments and reappointments to their committee.

On February 11, the chair on behalf of the committee asked the chairs of the General Faculty Standing Committees for their recommendations regarding terms of service and term limits on their committee.

On March 2, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. in West Main Building 2.102, the committee met to consider modifications to General Faculty Standing Committee terms of service, term limits, chairs and chairs-elect.

On March 10, 1-3 p.m. in West Main Building 2.102, the committee met to continue its work on terms of service, term limits, and chairs and chairs-elect.

On March 22, 12-2 p.m., in West Main Building 2.102, the committee met to select nominees for presidential appointments to the General Faculty Standing Committees.

On March 22, the chair on behalf of the committee presented to the Faculty Council eight proposals affecting terms of service, term limits, chairs and chairs-elect (D 7976-7978), which were unanimously approved by the Council.

On April 15, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., in West Main Building 2.102, the committee met to select nominees for presidential appointments to the General Faculty Standing Committees.

On April 23, the chair on behalf of the committee submitted to Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter and Executive Vice Provost Stephen Monti its nominations for faculty appointments by President William Powers to the General Faculty Standing Committees.

On April 26, the committee unanimously approved a proposal from the C-13 Information Technology Committee to change its function and composition. On the same day, the chair on behalf of the committee sent the proposal to Faculty Council Chair Janet Staiger. The proposed legislation was scheduled to be presented to the Faculty Council at its May 10 meeting.

On April 28, the committee unanimously approved a proposal from the C-12 Responsibilities, Rights, and Welfare of Graduate Student Academic Employees Committee to change its composition. On the same day, the chair on behalf of the committee sent the proposal to Faculty Council Chair Janet Staiger. The proposed legislation was scheduled to be presented to the Faculty Council at its May 10 meeting.

The committee thanks Office of the General Faculty Executive Assistant Debbie Roberts for her special help to the committee this academic year.

Nick Lasorsa, chair