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XVII.
MAJOR LEGISLATION.

D 8009-8012 HOP 3.16: Threatened Faculty Entrenchment. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 16. 2010. The secretary has classified this proposal as major legislation. Due to a lack of quorum at the April 12, 2010, meeting, the vote on the legislation was postponed until May 10, 2010. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on May 10, 2010.Approved by the General Faculty on a no-protest basis on May 25, 2010. Transmitted to the president on May 27, 2010. On June 1, 2010, the president requested a written recommendation from the provost and the vice president for legal affairs regarding this legislation. Provost Leslie responded to the president on June 17, 2010, recommending disapproval stating

I am concerned that this legislation departs substantially from UT System guidelines. It reduces excessively the decision-making authority of the president as it relates to selection of the faculty committee, and I recommend that this legislation no be approved.

In a letter dated September 15, 2010, President Powers concurred with the concerns expressed by Provost Leslie and returned the proposal to the Faculty Council for reconsideration.

On behalf of the Faculty Council Executive Committee, Janet Staiger (past chair and professor, radio-television-film) is working with the administrations to revise the proposal.

Also see D 8100 Notice of No-Protest Procedure for the Proposed Revisions to UT Austin's Hop 3.16 Threatened Faculty Retrenchment (D 8009-8012).

D 8512-8513 Proposed Changes to the Voting Rights of the General Faculty in the Handbook of Operating Procedures. Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 10, 2011. The secretary has classified this as major legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council on January 24, 2011, and by the voting members of the General Faculty on February 7, 2011. Transmitted to the president on February 8, 2011. On February 10, 2011, President Powers requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Dr. Steve Leslie and Mrs. Patricia Ohlendorf. On March 8, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the legislation. Final approval of this legislation resides with the UT System.

D 8624-8628 Proposed Revisions to UT Austin’s HOP 3.16 Threatened Faculty Retrenchment. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 31, 2011. The secretary has classified this as emergency major legislation. The legislation was approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on April 11, 2011, and then by the General Faculty on a no-protest basis on April 28, 2011. It was transmitted to the president on April 29, 2011. On April 29, 2011, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Dr. Steve Leslie and Ms. Patricia Ohlendorf. Final approval resides with UT System. Notice of no protest can be found under D 8659.


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