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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

EIGHTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2010-2011

The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212
Monday, April 11, 2011
2:15 P.M

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 8633-8637)—Sue Alexander Greninger.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of March 21, 2011 (D 8638-8655).
III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.

A. Comments by the President.
B. Questions to the President.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR—Dean Neikirk.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—Alan Friedman.

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

A. Proposed Revisions to UT Austin’s HOP 3.16 Threatened Faculty Retrenchment (D 8624-8628)—Janet Staiger (past chair, radio-television-film).

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

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Report on the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women (D 8629-8630).
B. Resolutions on the Faculty Role in the UT Austin Budget Process (D 8631-8632).
C. Report on the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA)—Tom Palaima (professor, classics and UT Austin’s COIA representative).
D. Course Transformation presentation—Gretchen Ritter (vice provost for undergraduate education and faculty governance).

Gretchen Ritter (vice provost for undergraduate education and faculty governance) had also suggested that her presentation be postponed to the May 9 meeting.

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. Final voting phase of the online elections for membership on the Council, March 28 through April 15.
B. Annual reports of the General Faculty Standing Committees due in the Office of the General Faculty.
C. The next Council meeting will be on May 9 at 2:30 in MAI 212 immediately following the special meeting of the 2011-12 Faculty Council.

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 website on April 8, 2011.