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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

SEVENTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2011-2012

The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212
Monday, April 23, 2012
2:15 P.M.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 9639-9649)—Sue Alexander Greninger (associate professor, human development and family sciences).

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
A. Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council meeting of March 19, 2012 (D 9650-9656).

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.
A. Comments by the President.
B. Questions to the President.
 
From Michael Domjan, Chair, Committee on Financial Aid to Students:

"I would like to inquire about the range of issues to be considered by the newly formed Committee on Business Productivity. The University Committee on Financial Aid to Students has been discussing the considerable benefits to students of including campus employment opportunities as a part of offers of financial aid. The Report of the Task Force on Undergraduate Graduation Rates also recommended that the University "offer more on-campus employment that both fulfills the financial needs of the students and helps keep them connected to the campus." I would like to inquire whether Committee on Business Productivity will consider ways in which various vendors that operate on campus (e.g., Wendy's, Taco Bell, Quiznos) and campus service units could employ more students as a part of their standard operating procedures."

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR—Alan W. Friedman.
A. Letter to Chancellor Cigarroa.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—Martha F. Hilley (music).
A.
VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

VII.
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES—None.

VIII.
IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
A. Faculty Council election results are posted online.
B. Professor Steven Goode (law) has been appointed to serve on the Co-op Board of Directors for a four-year term beginning September 1, 2012, through August 31, 2016. Professor Kevin Foster (educational administration) has been appointed to serve on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women, and Professor Ben Carrington (sociology) has been appointed to the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men; both appointed to serve a four-year term beginning September 1, 2012, through August 31, 2016. Edmund T. Gordon (African and African diaspora studies) has been appointed to serve on the UTPD Oversight Committee beginning September 1, 2012, through August 31, 2015.
C. Annual reports from the Standing Committee are due now. If you have questions or concerns, contact the Office of the General Faculty.
D. Continuing Council members should submit standing committee preferences to the Office of the General Faculty.
E. Continuing Council members should submit nominations for Council officers.
F. Next Faculty Council meeting scheduled for May 14, immediately following the special meeting of the 2012-13 Faculty Council.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.

SAG signature
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council



Distributed through the Faculty Council website on April 20, 2012.

1The resolution was added to the agenda on the morning of April 23, 2012.