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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of January 23, 2012.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
January 23, 2012
The fourth regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2011-12 was held in the Main Building, Room 212 on Monday, January 23 2012, at 2:15 p.m.
Present: Mark I. Alpert, Jacqueline L. Angel, Seth R. Bank, Mark Barber, Carl S. Blyth, Douglas S. Bruster, Erika M. Bsumek, Natalie E. Butler, Benjamin H. Carrington, Lee R. Chesney, Namkee Choi, Michael B. Clement, Alan K. Cline, Miles Lynn Crismon, Patrick J. Davis, Arturo De Lozanne, James W. Deitrick, Michael P. Domjan, Alan W. Friedman, Shernaz B. Garcia, Robert B. Gilbert, Manuel A. Gonzalez, Juan C. González, Edmund (Ted) Gordon, Sue A. Greninger, Hillary Hart, Martha F. Hilley, David M. Hillis, James A. Holcombe, Coleman Hutchison, Susan R. Klein, Steven W. Leslie, Chang Liu, S. Reid Long, Hunter C. March, Blinda E. McClelland, Dean P. Neikirk, Carisa K. Nietsche, Edward W. (Ted) Odell, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Alba A. Ortiz, Karen L. Rascati, Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Mary Rose, Stanley J. Roux, Victor B. Saenz, Cinthia S. Salinas, Snehal A. Shingavi, Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Pauline T. Strong, Emanuel Tutuc, Leslie J. Vaaler, Emily E. Van Duyn, Deborah L. Volker, Jo Lynn Westbrook, Alexandra K. Wettlaufer, Darlene C. Wiley, Paul B. Woodruff, James R. Yates.
Absent: Robert H. Abzug (excused), Samer M. Ali (excused), Byron P. Almen (excused), Ronald B. Anderson (excused), Ashley Baker (excused), Phillip J. Barrish (excused), Anthony L. Brown (excused), Keffrelyn D. Brown (excused), Deborah J. Carney, Loftus C. Carson (excused), Patricia L. Clubb (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Michael W. Downer (excused), Zachary S. Elkins (excused), Bradley G. Englert, Brian L. Evans (excused), Gregory Fenves, William L. Fisher (excused), Thomas W. Gilligan, Donald A. Hale, Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Kevin P. Hegarty (excused), Susan S. Heinzelman (excused), Jacqueline C. Henninger (excused), James L. Hill (excused), Neville Hoad (excused), Robert L. Hutchings, Kedra B. Ishop (excused), Michael Johnson (excused), Manuel J. Justiz (excused), Kerry A. Kinney (excused), David A. Laude, Stephanie A. Lindquist, John H. McCall, Juan Miró (excused), Ismail S. Mohiuddin (excused), Sharon Mosher, Gretchen Murphy (excused), David S. Onion, Yolanda C. Padilla (excused), William C. Powers, Victoria E. Rodriguez, Juan M. Sanchez, Rajashri Srinivasan (excused), Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa Stuifbergen, Dnika J. Travis (excused), Gregory J. Vincent, Barbara W. White.
Voting Members: 53 present, 24 absent, 77 total. Non-Voting Members: 8 present, 27 absent, 35 total. Total Members 61 present, 51 absent, 112 total.
I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
III. COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.
A. Comments by the President. B. Questions to the President—None.
IV. REPORT OF THE CHAIR.
V. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.
VI. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.
VII. REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES.
A. Report from Tim Taliaferro, editor-in-chief of Alcalde.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS.
A. Election of the Chair Elect (D 9351). B. Resolution from the Educational Policy Committee Concerning Textbook Orders (D 9348). C. Proposed Change in Requirements for the Writing Flag in the Core Curriculum (D 9349-9350).
IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
Chair Friedman called attention to the following announcements:
A. Joint Meeting on February 27 at Texas A&M, RSVP to the Office of the General Faculty by February 17. B. Online nominations for standing committees open January 23 and close February 10.
X. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.
Chair Friedman adjourned the meeting at 3:26 P.M.
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 17 2012.