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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE HANDBOOK OF OPERATING PROCEDURES REGARDING THE SYSTEMS FACULTY ADVISORY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES FROM UT AUSTIN

Professor Janet Staiger (radio-television-film and committee chair) submitted the following proposal on behalf of the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee recommending changes to the Systems Faculty Advisory Council representatives from UT Austin. The secretary has classified this as general legislation; it will be presented to the Faculty Council for a vote at its meeting on November 15, 2010. Final approval of this legislation resides with the president of the University.

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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council and General Faculty

PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE HANDBOOK OF OPERATING PROCEDURES REGARDING THE SYSTEMS FACULTY ADVISORY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVES FROM UT AUSTIN

CHAPTER 1 - FACULTY GOVERNANCE
III. FACULTY COUNCIL
A. Authority and General Functions
{No changes to this section.}

B. Committees
{No changes to this section.}

C. Membership
{No changes to this section.}

D. Organization
1. Each year the voting members of the Council shall elect a Chair Elect from the elected faculty members who shall serve in that capacity for one year. At the end of the year the Chair Elect shall become Chair; and the Chair shall become Past Chair; if the Council term of a Chair or Past Chair would otherwise end, said individual shall be an ex officio member of the Council (with normal voting rights) for that year. The Chair shall preside over the Council. The Chair Elect shall serve as Vice Chair if necessary. The Past Chair shall represent the Council at inter institutional activities and shall advise the Chair and Chair Elect on matters pertaining to Council business. The Chair (or the Chair Elect in the absence of the Chair) shall be a voting member of the Graduate Assembly and shall be a member of its agenda-setting group. The Chair and the [Past] Chair Elect shall represent UT Austin on the UT System Faculty Advisory Council. For the first election of officers to the Faculty Council only, the Chair shall be elected and serve for one year; the Chair Elect shall be elected at the same time and also serve for one year in that capacity before succeeding as Chair. If either the Chair or the Chair Elect should cease to be a member of the Faculty Council, the Council shall promptly elect a successor. If a Past Chair should cease to be a member of the Council or be unable to serve, the Chair shall designate an elected member of the Council to carry out the duties of the Past Chair.

{No further changes}

Rationale for change:
The Faculty Council Executive Committee believes that introducing the Chair Elect to the UT Systemsí discussions is important.

Posted on the Faculty Council web site on November 3, 2010.

 

 


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