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VIII.
REPORTS FROM SPECIAL COMMITTEES AUTHORIZED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL.

   
D 8423-8424 Report of the Committee to Nominate Voting Members to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee. Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 20, 2010. The Faculty Council elected two members, Catherine Cubbin (associate professor, social work) and Xiaofen Keating (associate professor, curriculum and instruction), to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee at its meeting on October 25, 2010. The results were transmitted to Dean Paul Woodruff on October 26, 2010.

D 8561 Resolution Reaffirming the Ban of Firearms on Campus. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 1, 2011. The resolution (D 6849) was originally affirmed by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 16, 2009. The reaffirmation was endorsed by the Faculty Council at its meeting of February 14, 2011, and was transmitted to the president for his information. On March 3, 2011, President Powers acknowledged receipt of the resolution. No further action is required.

D 8563 Revision of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Chapter I, Section V. Clarifying the Voting Rights of Faculty in Colleges, Schools and Departments. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 8, 2011. The secretary has classified this as general legislation. The legislation was approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 14, 2011, and transmitted to the president on February 15, 2011. In a letter dated February 22, 2011, the president’s office requested written recommendations regarding the legislation from Dr. Steve Leslie and Ms. Patricia Ohlendorf. On March 2, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the revision. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 8576 Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the University Co-op Board of Directors. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 10, 2011. The secretary has classified this as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on March 21, 2011, and transmitted to the president on March 22, 2011. In a letter dated March 31, 2011, President Powers notified the secretary that he had appointed Diana DiNitto (professor, social work) to serve a four-year term beginning September 1, 2011 through August 31, 2015. Final approval of this legislation resides with the president.

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.

D 8629-8630 Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and Women. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 31, 2011. The secretary has classified this item as general legislation. It was approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on April 11, 2011, and transmitted to the president on April 13, 2011. On April 20, 2011, President Powers appointed Dr. Hunter C. March (professor, music) to serve on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women. On April 27, 2011, Dr. Mia Carter (associate professor, English) to serve on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men. Each new member will serve a four-year term from September 1, 2011, through August 31, 2015. Final approval of this legislation resided with the president. No further action is required.

D 8671-8672 Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Council Officers for 2011-2012. Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 4, 2011. At its meeting on May 9, 2011, the Faculty Council elected the following officers to serve on the Faculty Council Executive Committee for 2011-12: Alba A. Ortiz, chair elect (professor, special education), Mark I. Alpert (professor, marketing), Karen L. Rascati (professor, pharmacy), and Stanley J. Roux (professor, molecular cell and developmental biology). Other members of the 2011-12 Faculty Council Executive Committee are Alan W. Freidman, chair (professor, English), Dean P. Neikirk, past chair (professor, electrical and computer engineering), Sue A. Greninger (secretary associate professor, human development and family sciences), and Shernaz B. Garcia, chair, Graduate Assembly (associate professor, special education).

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