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D 8996

DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

FIRST REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2011-2012

The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212
Monday, September 19, 2011
2:15 P.M.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 8986-8995)—Sue Alexander Greninger.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

A. Minutes of the Special Faculty Council Meeting of May 9, 2011 (D 8673).
B. Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council Meeting of May 9 2011 (D 8725-8729).

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.

A. Comments by the President.
B. Questions to the President.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR—Alan W. Friedman

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—Alba A. Ortiz.

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS.

A. Proposed Revisions to UT Austin’s HOP 3.16 Threatened Faculty Retrenchment (D 8936-8939)—Janet Staiger (past Council chair and professor, radio-television-film).

VII.
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES.

A. Report of the ad hoc Committee on Athletics—Alba A. Ortiz (Committee Chair and professor, special education).1
B. Faculty Role in Educational Policy Formation—Dean Neikirk (past Council Chair and professor, electrical and computer engineering).
C. Report on Course Transformation—Gretchen Ritter (Vice Provost and professor, government).

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS—None.

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. Suicide Prevention Week, September 19-24. For more information about the week’s events, visit cmhc.utexas.edu.
B. The annual Faculty Council photograph will be taken on October 31 at 2:00 p.m. on the south steps of the Main Building.
C. The annual meeting of the General Faculty has been rescheduled to January 23 at 2:15 p.m. in MAI 212.
D. The annual meeting of the School of Undergraduate Studies has been rescheduled for January 23 at 1:30 p.m. in MAI 212, immediately preceding the General Faculty meeting.
E. The Joint Meeting of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate and the UT Austin Faculty Council will be held at College Station on February 27.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.

SAG signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


Distributed through the Faculty Council website on September 13, 2011.


1Postponed until October 31, 2011.