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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of March 21, 2011.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
March 21, 2011
The seventh regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2010-11 was held in the Main Building, Room 212 on Monday, March 21, 2011, at 2:15 P.M.
Present: Robert H. Abzug, Chelsea B. Adler, Phillip J. Barrish, Douglas S. Bruster, Erika M. Bsumek, Benjamin H. Carrington, Namkee Choi, Michael B. Clement, Alan K. Cline, Elizabeth Cullingford, Molly E. Cummings, Michael P. Domjan, Michael W. Downer, David W. Fowler, Eileen R. Fowles, Alan W. Friedman, Robert B. Gilbert, Linda L. Golden, Mickey L. Gonzales, Edmund (Ted) Gordon, Sue A. Greninger, Susan S. Heinzelman, Martha F. Hilley, James A. Holcombe, Kedra B. Ishop, Steven W. Leslie, Hunter C. March, Blinda E. McClelland, Carisa Nietsche, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Alba A. Ortiz, Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, William C. Powers, Karen L. Rascati, Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Catherine Riegle-Crumb, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Mary Rose, Stanley J. Roux, Cinzia Russi, Janet Staiger, Pauline T. Strong, Leslie J. Vaaler, Darlene C. Wiley, Samuel M. Wilson.
Absent: Samer M. Ali (excused), Byron P. Almen (excused), Judy Copeland Ashcroft (excused), Hans C. Boas (excused), Philip M. Broadbent, Anthony Brown (excused), Simone A. Browne (excused), Loftus C. Carson, Lee R. Chesney, Dana L. Cloud (excused), Patricia L. Clubb, Miles Lynn Crismon, Arturo De Lozanne (excused), James W. Deitrick (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Philip Doty (excused), Brian L. Evans, Gregory L. Fenves, William L. Fisher (excused), Irene M. Gamba, Thomas W. Gilligan, Manuel A. Gonzalez, Juan C. González, Donald A. Hale, Alden G. Harris, Hillary Hart (excused), Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Kevin P. Hegarty, James L. Hill, Robert L. Hutchings, Manuel J. Justiz, Muneezeh Kabir (excused), Kerry A. Kinney, Chang Liu (excused), Jennifer A. Maynard, John H. McCall, Sharon Mosher, Dean P. Neikirk (excused), Edward W. (Ted) Odell (excused), David S. Onion, Cynthia Osborne (excused), Thomas L. Pangle, Scott Parks, Robert G. Paterson (excused), Elmira Popova, Mary Ann Rankin, Victoria Rodriguez, John D. Rutkauskas, Lawrence Sager, Cinthia S. Salinas (excused), Juan M. Sanchez, Cherise Smith (excused), Rajashri Srinivasan (excused), Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa M. Stuifbergen, Rabun Taylor (excused), Libbie A. Toler, Gregory J. Vincent, Deborah L. Volker (excused), Alexandria K. Wettlaufer (excused), Barbara W. White, Paul B. Woodruff (excused), Lexing Ying.
Voting Members: 39 present, 37 absent, 76 total. Non-Voting Members: 6 present, 30 absent, 36 total. Total Members 45 present, 67 absent, 112 total.
I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
III. COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.
President Powers welcomed Council members back from Spring Break and said he would like to reverse the normal order of business so he could address the written questions submitted to him prior to the meeting before making his general comments.
A. Questions to the President. B. Comments by the President.
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. Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the University Co-op Board of Directors (D 8576) B. Resolution of support for UT Chancellor Cigarroa’s letter on the issue of concealed handguns on campuses (D 8577)
IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
A. Voting for online elections for council membership for the next year will run from March 28 until April 15. Voters are strongly encouraged to vote! B. Annual report of the General Faculty Standing Committees are due. Chairs of standing committees are being asked to indicate if anything in their report is an action item so that it can be on the agenda as soon as possible. C. The next Faculty Council meeting will be held on April 11 in MAI 212 at 2:15.
X. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.
Chair Elect Friedman adjourned the meeting at 3:26 P.M.
Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 8, 2011.