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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of February 14, 2011.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council

MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
February 14, 2011

The sixth regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2010-11 was held in the Main Building, Room 212 on Monday, February 14, 2011, at 3:00 P.M.

ATTENDANCE.

Present: Robert H. Abzug, Samer M. Ali, Phillip J. Barrish, Anthony Brown, Simone A. Browne, Douglas S. Bruster, Erika M. Bsumek, Benjamin H. Carrington, Lee R. Chesney, Namkee Choi, Michael B. Clement, Miles Lynn Crismon, Elizabeth Cullingford, Molly E. Cummings, Arturo De Lozanne, James W. Deitrick, Michael P. Domjan, Michael W. Downer, Brian L. Evans, William L. Fisher, David W. Fowler, Alan W. Friedman, Robert B. Gilbert, Juan C. González, Edmund (Ted) Gordon, Hillary Hart, Kevin P. Hegarty, Susan S. Heinzelman, Martha F. Hilley, James A. Holcombe, Kedra B. Ishop, Chang Liu, Hunter C. March, Blinda E. McClelland, Dean P. Neikirk, Carisa Nietsche, Edward W. (Ted) Odell, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Thomas L. Pangle, Karen L. Rascati, Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Catherine Riegle-Crumb, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Mary Rose, Stanley J. Roux, Cinzia Russi, Rajashri Srinivasan, Janet Staiger, Rabun Taylor, Leslie J. Vaaler, Deborah L. Volker, Alexandria K. Wettlaufer, Samuel M. Wilson, Paul B. Woodruff.

Absent: Chelsea B. Adler, Byron P. Almen (excused), Judy Copeland Ashcroft, Hans C. Boas (excused), Philip M. Broadbent, Loftus C. Carson, Alan K. Cline, Dana L. Cloud (excused), Patricia L. Clubb, Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Philip Doty (excused), Gregory L. Fenves, Eileen R. Fowles (excused), Irene M. Gamba (excused), Thomas W. Gilligan, Linda L. Golden (excused), Mickey L. Gonzales, Manuel A. Gonzalez, Sue A. Greninger (excused), Donald A. Hale, Alden G. Harris, Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, James L. Hill, Robert L. Hutchings, Manuel J. Justiz, Muneezeh Kabir (excused), Kerry A. Kinney, Steven W. Leslie, Jennifer A. Maynard, John H. McCall, Sharon Mosher, David S. Onion, Alba A. Ortiz (excused), Cynthia Osborne, Scott Parks, Robert G. Paterson (excused), Elizabeth C. Pomeroy (excused), Elmira Popova, William C. Powers (excused), Mary Ann Rankin, Victoria Rodriguez, John D. Rutkauskas, Lawrence Sager, Cinthia S. Salinas (excused), Juan M. Sanchez, Cherise Smith (excused), Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Frederick R. Steiner, Pauline T. Strong, Alexa M. Stuifbergen, Libbie A. Toler, Gregory J. Vincent, Barbara W. White, Darlene C. Wiley, Lexing Ying (excused).

Voting Members:
47
present,
29
absent,
76
total.
Non-Voting Members:
7
present,
29
absent,
36
total.
Total Members
54
present,
58
absent,
112
total.


I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.

A. Comments by the President—None.
B. Questions to the President—None.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

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

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Resolution Reaffirming the Ban of Firearms on Campus (D 8561).
B. Revision of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Chapter I, Section V. Clarifying the Voting Rights of Faculty in Colleges, Schools and Departments (D 8563).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

Chair Neikirk encouraged members to submit nominations for at-large Faculty Council seats between February 21 and March 11. He also asked members to attend the joint meeting with the Texas A&M Senate on March 7 and to send their RSVPs into the Council office by March 1 for planning purposes.

A. Online Nominations for membership on the Council, February 21 - March 11.
B. The Joint Meeting with the Texas A&M Faculty Senate is March 7 at the UT Alumni Center. RSVP deadline, March 1.
C. The next Faculty Council meeting will be held on March 21 in MAI 212 at 2:15.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.

Chair Neikirk adjourned the meeting at 3:27 P.M.


Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 16, 2011.