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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

ANNUAL FACULTY COUNCIL PHOTOGRAPH
South Steps of the Main Building, 2:00 P.M.

SECOND REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2011-2012

The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212
Monday, October 31, 2011
2:15 P.M.

ORDER OF BUSINESS

I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 9138-9148)—Sue Alexander Greninger (associate professor, human development and family sciences).

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).
C. Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council meeting of September 19, 2011 (D 9149-9166).

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.

A. Questions to the President.
  1. From Susan Heinzelman (director, Center for Women's and Gender Studies).

    Would the President's office provide an update on the implementation of the 2008 Gender Equity report, focusing specifically on the numbers of senior women of color hired over the last three years and the progress of salary equity for women faculty? What institutional changes do you see as necessary to create gender equity on the campus?

  2. From Dean Neikirk (professor, electrical and computer engineering).
    1. What impact might you expect from articles such as the Austin American Statesman’s "Do college ratings of professors make the grade?" on faculty recruiting and retention?
    2. Is there anything in a faculty member’s annual reviews and PTRs that is protected from an open records request, or is every aspect of our personnel file a “public record”?
    3. Will everything in the UT-Austin ”Faculty Information System” be subject to open records requests?
    4. Will the UT-Austin ”Faculty Information System” and/or the UT System “Dashboard” also contain information on annual reports and PTRs (such as “grades” from those departments that assign a categorical ranking to faculty as part of their annual reviews)?
B. Comments by the President.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR—Alan W. Friedman (professor, English).

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—Alba A. Ortiz (professor, special education).

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

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

A. Report of the ad hoc Committee on Athletics (pdf)—Alba A. Ortiz (committee chair).
B. Annual Report of the Faculty Ombudsperson (D 9137)—Mary Steinhardt (professor, kinesiology and health education).

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.

A. Election of Faculty Representatives to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (D 9100)—Alan W. Friedman.
B. Resolution on the Conferral of Degrees (D 9101)—Alan W. Friedman.
C. Motion to Update the Core Curriculum Course Lists for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014 (D 9108-9117)—Paul B. Woodruff (dean, undergraduate studies).
D. Proposed Changes to the Basic Education Requirements (D 9132-9134)— Janet Staiger (chair, Educational Policy Committee and professor, radio-television-film).
E. Proposal To Add Minimum Grades for Courses Used in the Core Curriculum (D 9135)— Janet Staiger.
F. Applicability of ROTC Courses in the Core Curriculum (D 9136)— Janet Staiger.

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.

A. Next Faculty Council meeting is scheduled for November 28, 2011.

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 October 26, 2011.