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D 8534-8535

DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

FIFTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2010-2011

The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212
Monday, January 24, 2011
2:15 P.M

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 8529-8533)—Sue Alexander Greninger.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of December 6, 2010 (D 8517-8528).

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.

A. Comments by the President.
B. Questions to the President.
From Sue Heinzelman (associate professor, English)
One of the recommendations in the Gender Equity report was that each college or school develop a gender equity plan appropriate to its institutional identity and that such a plan be posted on the unit's website. Would you please let the Faculty Council know the status of this recommendation: i.e., what colleges and schools have posted a plan approved by the Provost's office and what have not?

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR—Dean Neikirk.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—Alan Friedman.

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

VII.
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES—None.

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Proposed Changes to the Voting Rights of the General Faculty in the Handbook of Operating Procedures (D 8512-8513)—Janet Staiger (chair, Faculty Rules and Governance Committee and professor, radio-television-film).
B. Student Experience in a Research University (SERU)— Gale Stuart (director of assessment, Division of Student Affairs).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. Nominations for membership on the General Faculty Standing Committees, today through February 11.
B. Breakfast with the President, January 27 at the AT&T EECC, room 104, 7:00-8:30.
C. The next Faculty Council meeting will be held on February 14 in MAI 212 at 2:15.
D. The annual Faculty Council photograph will be taken on February 14 at 2:00 on the south steps of the Main Building.
E. The annual meeting of the General Faculty will be held on February 14 at 2:15 in MAI 212 at 2:15.
F. The inaugural annual meeting of the School of Undergraduate Studies will immediately follow the General Faculty meeting on February 14 at 2:15 in MAI 212.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.

SAG signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council



Distributed through the Faculty Council web site on January 19, 2011.