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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTYFollowing are the minutes of the special Faculty Council meeting of May 14, 2012.
Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council
MINUTES OF THE SPECIAL FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
MAY 14, 2012
The first special meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2012-13 was held in Main 212 on Monday, May 14, 2012, at 2:15 P.M.
Present: Kamran S. Aghaie, Byron P. Almen, Jacqueline L. Angel, Seth R. Bank, William Beckner, Carl S. Blyth, Simeon P. Bochev, Catherine Boone, Keffrelyn D. Brown, William "Wills" Kerby Brown, Andrew McKinley Clark, Janet M. Davis, Patrick J. Davis, Lesley A. Dean-Jones, Diana M. DiNitto, Michael P. Domjan, Matthew S. Eastin, Zachary S. Elkins, Oliver Freiberger, Alan W. Friedman, Elizabeth T. Gershoff, Mark A. Gooden, Sue A. Greninger, Patricia I. Hansen, Hillary Hart, Martha F. Hilley, David M. Hillis, Coleman Hutchison, Jody Jensen, Christine L. Julien, Susan R. Klein, Thor Ericson Lund, Hunter C. March, Blinda E. McClelland, Michael R. Morton, Gretchen Murphy, Jon E. Olson, Yolanda C. Padilla, Ellen M. Rathje , Michael John Austin Redding, Linda E. Reichl, Andrew M. Riggsby, Jack L. Ritchie, Victor B. Saenz, Cesar A Salgado, Sonia T. Seeman, Snehal A. Shingavi, Clayton T. Shorkey, Henry Joel Simmons, David S. Stein, Daniel D. Sutherland, Emanuel Tutuc, Leslie J. Vaaler, Lynn R. Wilkinson.
Absent: Gayle J. Acton, Urton L. Anderson (excused), Hans C. Boas (excused), William L. Fisher (excused), Beverly L. Hadaway, Jacqueline C. Henninger (excused), Neville Hoad (excused), Hans Hofmann (excused), Michael Johnson, Nancy P. Kwallek (excused), Alberto A. Martinez (excused), Matthew S McGlone, Gordon S. Novak (excused), Anthony J. Petrosino (excused), Llewellyn K. Rabenberg (excused), Patricia Roberts-Miller (excused), Ehud I. Ronn (excused), Arthur Sakamoto (excused), Marvin D. Shepherd (excused), Sharon L. Strover (excused), Dnika J. Travis (excused), Jo Lynn Westbrook (excused), Leo E. Zonn (excused).
Voting Members: 54 present, 23 absent, 77 total.
I. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE TO NOMINATE FACULTY COUNCIL OFFICERS FOR 2011-12 (D 9689-9690).
Chair Martha F. Hilley (music) called the special meeting of the 2012-13 Faculty Council to order and explained that the purpose of the special meeting was to choose a chair elect for the 2012-13 Council, as well as three Faculty Council Executive Committee (FCEC) members. In addition to Chair Friedman and Chair Elect Hilley, the following members of the 2011-12 FCEC served on the nominating committee: Professors Mark I. Alpert (marketing), Alan W. Friedman (English), Shernaz B. Garcia (special education), Sue Alexander Greninger (human development and family sciences), Dean P. Neikirk (electrical and computer engineering), Karen I. Rascati (pharmacy), and Stanley J. Roux (molecular cell and developmental biology).
A. Martha Hilley has completed the General Faculty Standing Committee assignments for next year. Members will be receiving notice of their appointment soon. She thanked everybody for his or her willingness to serve.
B. Next year, UT Austin will host the annual joint meeting with the Texas A&M Faculty Senate on February 25, 2013. Faculty Council members are asked to mark their calendars for this all-day event.
C. The 2012-13 Faculty Council meetings are posted on the Faculty Council's website.
The meeting adjourned at 4:12 p.m.
Distributed through the Faculty Council website on June 26, 2012.