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D 8412-8413

DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

FIRST REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2010-2011

The University of Texas at Austin
Texas Union Ballroom
Monday, September 20, 2010
2:15 P.M

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 8401-8411)—Sue Alexander Greninger.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of March 22, 2010 (D 8102-8117).
B. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of April 12, 2010 (D 8131-8134).
C. Minutes of the Special Faculty Council Meeting of May 10, 2010 (D 8138-8142).
D. Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council Meeting of May 10, 2010 (D 8152-8203).

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. From January 25, 2010: The FCEC would like to know the outcomes of the distribution of the limited faculty raise money in each college. Specifically, what percentage of faculty who received raises fits into the President’s three categories of 1-gender, 2-compression, and 3-merit. Were the gender and compression gaps improved, and can we see those statistics? We would also like confirmation that the limited pool of raise money was not used for retention/recruitment packages.
  2. From March 22, 2010: We understand that some trimming will be occurring in the upper administration budget (the offices of the vice presidents). For our information in terms of thinking about University priorities, what was the structure (number of vice presidents and number of staff members in the VPs’ offices) ten years ago, five years ago, and this year? What was the budget for these offices ten years ago, five years ago, and this year not in dollars necessarily but in terms of a relation to the general academic budget (e.g., ten percent of the amount in the general academic budget)?
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. Suicide Prevention Week—Jane Bost, associate director, Counseling and Mental Health Center.
B. Resolution from the Faculty Council Executive Committee Regarding the Creation of College Tuition and Budget Advisory Committees (D 8400)—Janet Staiger (past chair and professor, radio-television-film).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. A program to kick off the first Ethical Research Awareness Day at The University of Texas at Austin will be held Wednesday, September 29, 2010, 10 a.m. to noon in the Texas Union 2.102 Eastwoods Room. For more information, please contact Paula Poindexter.
B. The annual Faculty Council photograph will be October 25, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. on the south steps of the Main Building.
C. The annual meeting of the General Faculty is scheduled on October 25, 2010, at 2:15 p.m. in MAI 212.
D. The annual meeting of the School of Undergraduate Studies has been tentatively set for October 25, 2010, in MAI 212 immediately following the General Faculty meeting.
E. UT Austin will host the Joint Meeting of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate and the UT Austin Faculty Council on March 7, 2011.

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 September 15, 2010.