SECRETARY’S REPORT
April 11, 2011

VII.
STATUS OF LEGISLATION APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

E. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT.

D 8456-8458 Proposed Revisions to the Departmental Budget Council Constitution and Authority in the Handbook of Operating Procedures. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 3, 2010. The secretary has classified this as general legislation. It was approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on November 15, 2010, and transmitted to the president on November 16, 2010. On November 22, 2010, President Powers asked Dr. Steven Leslie, Mr. Kevin Hegarty, and Mrs. Patricia Ohlenfordf for written recommendations regarding the legislation. On December 7, 2010. Provost Leslie recommended approval of the legislation. Final approval resides with the UT System.

D 8460

Resolution from the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee Regarding Conferral of Degrees. Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 3, 2010, and approved by the Faculty Council on November 15, 2010. Transmitted to the president for his consideration on November 16, 2010. On November 22, 2010, President Powers asked Dr. Steven Leslie, Mr. Kevin Hegarty, and Mrs. Patricia Ohlenfordf for written recommendations regarding the resolution and its recommendation “that at the Spring Commencement Ceremony the Faculty Council’s delegation of this approval or disapproval to the deans be announced by the Faculty Council chair prior to the presentation of the candidates for graduation by the deans.” On December 7, 2010, Provost Leslie recommended disapproval of the legislation with the following comment:

...the second section (announcement of the delegation during Spring Commencement) is an inefficient use of time. Therefore, it is recommended that the Resolution not be approved in current form.

Final approval of this legislation resides with the president. Upon approval, an informational copy will be transmitted to UT System.

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. Steven Leslie and Ms. Patricia Ohlendorf. On March 8, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the legislation. Final approval of this legislation resides with the UT System.

D 8563 Revision of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Chapter 1, 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. Steven Leslie and Ms. Patricia Ohlendorf. On March 2, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the revision. Final approval resides with UT System.

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