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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

FOURTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2010-2011

The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212
Monday, December 6, 2010
2:15 P.M

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 8490-8493)—Sue Alexander Greninger.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Faculty Council Meeting of November 15, 2010 (D 8494-8502).

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.

A. Comments by the President.
B. Questions to the President.
From Sue Heinzelman, associate professor, English.
“In light of UT’s express commitment to gender equity and diversity, what is your response to COLA’s recommended budget cuts to the ethnic and gender studies centers and how might the central administration assist in sustaining these interdisciplinary centers given that they serve the entire university and not just the College of Liberal Arts?”

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 Attendance Policy for the Faculty Council in the Handbook of Operating Procedures (D 8484)—Janet Staiger (chair, Faculty Rules and Governance Committee and professor, radio-television-film).
B. Proposed Changes to the Description of the Parliamentarian of the General Faculty in the Handbook of Operating Procedures (D 8485-8486)— Janet Staiger (chair, Faculty Rules and Governance Committee and professor, radio-television-film).
C. Proposed Changes to the Description of the Secretary of the General Faculty in the Handbook of Operating Procedures (D 8487)—Janet Staiger (committee chair and professor, radio-television-film).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. The next Faculty Council meeting will be held on January 24 in MAI 212 at 2:15.
B. Nominations for membership on the General Faculty Standing Committees, January 24 - February 11.
C. The annual Faculty Council photograph will be taken on February 14 at 2:00 on the south steps of the Main Building.
D. The annual meeting of the General Faculty will be held on February 14 at 2:15 in MAI 212 at 2:15.
E. 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 December 2, 2010. Modified on December 3, 2010, to add the question to the president.