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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
NOTICE OF NO-PROTEST PROCEDURE FOR THE PROPOSED REVISIONS TO UT AUSTIN'S HOP 3.16--THREATENED FACULTY RETRENCHMENT (D 8936-8939)
To: Voting Members of the General Faculty From: Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary Subject: Proposed Revisions to UT Austin's HOP 3.16--Threatened Faculty Retrenchment Date: September 21, 2011
This notice is to inform you of your opportunity to either accept (by taking no action) or to protest (as described below) the proposed revisions to UT Austin's Handbook of Operating Procedures 3.16 pertaining to threatened faculty retrenchment. Because the proposal is classified as major legislation, it must, according to the by-laws of the Council, be submitted to the General Faculty on a no-protest basis.
On September 20, 2011, the Faculty Council unanimously approved the revised proposal recommending changes to the University’s Financial Exigency Policy (D 8936-8939). The Council approved the original legislation (D 8009-8012) on May 10, 2010, and the General Faculty approved it on a no-protest basis on May 25, 2010. Upon the recommendation of the Provost, President Powers, requested revisions to that policy. The resulting legislation (D 8624-8628) was presented to and passed by the Faculty Council on April 11, 2011. The General Faculty approved it on a no-protest basis on April 28, 2011. Further discussion with President Powers and Provost Leslie regarding the procedures for appeal has produced this further revision.
The legislation will be formally transmitted to the president for approval as General Faculty legislation unless 25 voting members of the General Faculty submit written protests to the secretary by October 5, 2011. If sufficient protests are received, the legislation will be presented to the General Faculty for discussion at a specially scheduled meeting. Protests, including the name of the protestor and the reason(s) for the protest, may be sent to the Office of the General Faculty by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to one of the following addresses:
WMB 2.102, F9500.
Office of the General Faculty
University of Texas at Austin
P.O. Box 7816
Austin, TX 78713-7816