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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of September 20, 2010.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
September 20, 2010
The first regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2010-11 was held in the Texas Union Ballroom on Monday, September 20, 2010, at 2:15 P.M.
Present: Robert H. Abzug, Chelsea B. Adler, Byron P. Almen, Efraim P. Armendariz, Phillip J. Barrish, Douglas S Bruster, Erika M. Bsumek, Benjamin H Carrington, Loftus C. Carson, Lee R. Chesney, Namkee Choi, Dana L. Cloud, Patricia L. Clubb, Elizabeth Cullingford, Molly E. Cummings, Michael P. Domjan, Philip Doty, Brian L. Evans, William L. Fisher, Eileen R. Fowles, Alan W. Friedman, Irene M. Gamba, Robert B. Gilbert, Linda L. Golden, Mickey L. Gonzales, Manuel A. Gonzalez, Edmund (Ted) Gordon, Sue A. Greninger, Hillary Hart, Kevin P. Hegarty, Susan S. Heinzelman, James L. Hill, Martha F. Hilley, James A. Holcombe, Muneezeh Kabir, Steven W. Leslie, Chang Liu, Hunter C. March, Blinda E. McClelland, Dean P. Neikirk, Edward W. (Ted) Odell, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Alba A. Ortiz, Thomas L. Pangle, Scott Parks, Elizabeth C. Pomeroy, William C. Powers, Karen L. Rascati, Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Catherine Riegle-Crumb, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Mary Rose, Stanley J. Roux, John Davis Rutkauskas, Cherise Smith, Rajashri Srinivasan, Janet Staiger, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Pauline T. Strong, Rabun Taylor, Deborah L. Volker, Alexandria K. Wettlaufer, Darlene C. Wiley, Samuel M. Wilson, Paul B. Woodruff, Lexing Ying.
Absent: Samer M. Ali, Judy Copeland Ashcroft (excused), Hans C. Boas (excused), Philip M. Broadbent (excused), Anthony Brown (excused), Simone A. Browne (excused), Michael B. Clement (excused), Alan K. Cline (excused), Miles Lynn Crismon, Arturo De Lozanne, James W. Deitrick (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Michael W. Downer (excused), Gregory L. Fenves, Drew Michael Finke, David W. Fowler (excused), Dawnovise N. Fowler, Thomas W. Gilligan, Juan C. González (excused), Donald A. Hale, Alden G. Harris, Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Robert L. Hutchings, Kedra B. Ishop (excused), Manuel J. Justiz, Kerry A. Kinney (excused), Jennifer A. Maynard, John H. McCall, Sharon Mosher, David S. Onion, Cynthia Osborne (excused), Robert G. Paterson, Elmira Popova, Mary Ann Rankin, Victoria Rodriguez, Lawrence Sager, Cinthia S. Salinas (excused), Juan M. Sanchez, Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa M. Stuifbergen, Libbie A. Toler, Gregory J. Vincent, Barbara W. White.
Voting Members: 56 present, 20 absent, 76 total. Non-Voting Members: 10 present, 22 absent, 36 total. Total Members 66 present, 42 absent, 112 total.
I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
III. COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.
A. Comments by the President. B. Questions to 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. 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.
Chair Neikirk called attention to the announcements.
Meetings referenced below in items B, C, and D have been cancelled due to a conflict with the president’s schedule. Members will be notified as soon as new meeting dates have been set.
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—None.
Chair Neikirk adjourned the meeting at 3:25 P.M.
Posted on the Faculty Council web site on October 21, 2010.