MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
January 23, 2012
V. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.
Chair Elect Alba Ortiz (special education) said the final agenda for the February 27th joint meeting at Texas A&M was expected to arrive within the next two days and would be posted on the Council website. She encouraged more UT Austin Faculty Council members to attend the meeting and indicated that RSVPs were needed no later than February 17th for both the luncheon and bus transportation. The bus will leave UT Austin at about 8:30 or 9:00 a.m. and return as soon as the meeting is over. She reported that Senators Steve Ogden and Judith Zaffirini had been invited to the meeting. The meeting agenda will include remarks by the presidents and provosts of both institutions and three breakout sessions on the following topics: (1) undergraduate education, including the core curriculum; (2) accountability, including evaluation of faculty; and (3) academic freedom issues.
Chair Friedman thanked Chair Elect Ortiz for her report and encouraged as many Council members as possible to attend the joint meeting. He said the meeting last year had been extremely productive, and he felt the better our representation, the better the meeting results would be.