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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

NINTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2010-2011

The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212
Monday, May 9, 2011
approximately 2:45 P.M.
following election of officers for 2011-12

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 8676-8682)—Sue Alexander Greninger.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of April 11, 2011 (D 8383-8724).

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.

A. Comments by the President.
B. Questions to the President.
From the Faculty Council Executive Committee:
  1. What is the “Faculty Information System”?
  2. Will faculty be able to view, comment on, and submit corrections to, all the entries in their record in the Faculty Information System?
IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR—Dean Neikirk.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—Alan Friedman.

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

A. Resolutions on the Faculty Role in the UT Austin Budget Process (D 8631-8632)—Alan Freidman (chair elect and professor, English).

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

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Schedule of Meetings for the Faculty Council in 2011-2012 (D 8661)—Dean Neikirk (chair and professor, electrical and computer engineering).
B. Cancellation of Summer Meetings of the Faculty Council (D 8662)—Dean Neikirk (chair and professor, electrical and computer engineering).
C. Vote of Confidence in the President and his Administrative Team (D 8663)—Alan Friedman (chair elect and professor, English).
D. Proposed Changes from the Committee on Committees to Increase General Faculty Standing Committee Terms of Service to Three Years (D 8664)—Megan Seaholm (committee chair and lecturer, history).
E. Proposal to Clarify Rules Relating to the Elections of Vice Chairs and Chairs Elect of General Faculty Standing Committees (D 8665)—Megan Seaholm (committee chair and lecturer, history).
F. Proposal from the Educational Policy Committee for New One-Time-Exception Policy (D 8666-8667)—William Beckner (committee chair and professor, mathematics).
G. Proposal from the Educational Policy Committee to Revise Dropping a Class: Rules for Undergraduates (D 8668)—William Beckner (committee chair and professor, mathematics).
H. Proposal from the Educational Policy Committee to Revise the Retroactive Withdrawal Policy (D 8669)—William Beckner (committee chair and professor, mathematics).
I. Proposal from the Educational Policy Committee to Revise the In Absentia Registration Policy (D 8670)—William Beckner (committee chair and professor, mathematics).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. Alan Friedman is in the process of making General Faculty Standing Committee assignments for next year. You will be receiving your formal letter in campus mail soon. Thank you for your willingness to serve.
B. Annual Reports of the General Faculty Standing Committees are due in the Office of the General Faculty.
C. Next year, the joint meeting with the Texas A&M Faculty Senate will be held at College Station on February 27, 2012; continuing members be sure to mark your calendars. It is an all-day event.

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 May 6, 2011.