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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY
Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of April 23, 2012.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council
MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
April 23, 2012
The seventh regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2011-12 was held in the Main Building, Room 212 on Monday, April 23,, 2012, at 2:15 p.m.
Present: Robert H. Abzug, Mark I. Alpert, Ronald B. Anderson, Jacqueline L. Angel, Phillip J. Barrish, Carl S. Blyth, Douglas S. Bruster, Erika M. Bsumek, Natalie E. Butler, Benjamin H. Carrington, Lee R. Chesney, Namkee Choi, Michael B. Clement, Patrick J. Davis, Arturo De Lozanne, Michael P. Domjan, Michael W. Downer, Zachary S. Elkins, Brian L. Evans, Alan W. Friedman, Shernaz B. Garcia, Robert B. Gilbert, Thomas W. Gilligan, Edmund (Ted) Gordon, Sue A. Greninger, Hillary Hart, Kevin P. Hegarty, Susan S. Heinzelman, Martha F. Hilley, David M. Hillis, Neville Hoad, James A. Holcombe, Coleman Hutchison, Kerry A. Kinney, Judith Langlois, Steven W. Leslie, Chang Liu, S. Reid Long, Blinda E. McClelland, Gretchen Murphy, Edward W. (Ted) Odell, Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Snehal A. Shingavi, Jeffrey Chipps Smith, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Pauline T. Strong, Dnika J. Travis, Leslie J. Vaaler, Jo Lynn Westbrook, James R. Yates.
Absent: Samer M. Ali (excused), Byron P. Almen (excused), Ashley Baker (excused), Seth R. Bank (excused), Mark Barber, Anthony L. Brown (excused), Keffrelyn D. Brown (excused), Deborah J. Carney (excused), Loftus C. Carson (excused), Alan K. Cline, Patricia L. Clubb, Miles Lynn Crismon, James W. Deitrick (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Bradley G. Englert, Gregory Fenves, William L. Fisher (excused), Manuel A. Gonzalez, Juan C. González, Donald A. Hale, Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Jacqueline C. Henninger (excused), James L. Hill (excused), Robert L. Hutchings, Kedra B. Ishop (excused), Michael Johnson (excused), Manuel J. Justiz, Susan R. Klein (excused), David A. Laude,Stephanie A. Lindquist, Hunter C. March (excused), John H. McCall, Juan Miró (excused), Ismail S. Mohiuddin (excused), Sharon Mosher, Dean P. Neikirk (excused), Carisa K. Nietsche (excused), Patricia C. Ohlendorf (excused), David S. Onion, Yolanda C. Padilla (excused), Anthony J. Petrosino (excused), William C. Powers, Karen L. Rascati (excused), Mary Rose (excused), Stanley J. Roux (excused), Victor B. Saenz (excused), Cinthia S. Salinas (excused), Juan M. Sanchez, Rajashri Srinivasan (excused), Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa Stuifbergen, Emanuel Tutuc (excused), Emily E. Van Duyn, Gregory J. Vincent, Deborah L. Volker (excused), Alexandra K. Wettlaufer (excused), Darlene C. Wiley (excused), Paul B. Woodruff (excused), Luis H. Zayas.
Voting Members: 45 present, 32 absent, 77 total. Non-Voting Members: 6 present, 29 absent, 35 total. Total Members 51 present, 51 absent, 112 total.
I. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
III. COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.
A. Comments by the President—None. B. Questions to the President.
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—None.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS.
A. Discussion of the Guidelines and Procedures for Implementing the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents Rule 31102: Evaluation of Tenured Faculty. B. Resolution in Support of Academic Freedom in the Case of Loretta Capeheart.
IX. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
Chair Friedman called attention to the announcements and asked that committee preferences be turned in as soon as possible to give Chair Elect Hilley as much time as possible to consider preferences and make assignments.
A. Faculty Council election results are posted online. B. Professor Steven Goode (law) has been appointed to serve on the Co-op Board of Directors for a four-year term beginning September 1, 2012, through August 31, 2016. Professor Kevin Foster (educational administration) has been appointed to serve on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women, and Professor Ben Carrington (sociology) has been appointed to the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men; both appointed to serve a four-year term beginning September 1, 2012, through August 31, 2016. Edmund T. Gordon (African and African diaspora studies) has been appointed to serve on the UTPD Oversight Committee beginning September 1, 2012, through August 31, 2015. C. Annual reports from the Standing Committee are due now. If you have questions or concerns, contact the Office of the General Faculty. D. Continuing Council members should submit standing committee preferences to the Office of the General Faculty. E. Continuing Council members should submit nominations for Council officers. F. Next Faculty Council meeting scheduled for May 14, immediately following the special meeting of the 2012-13 Faculty Council.
X. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.
Chair Friedman adjourned the meeting at 3:09 P.M.
Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 11, 2012.