SECRETARY’S REPORT
March 19, 2012

VII.
STATUS OF LEGISLATION APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

F. ITEMS REFERRED BY THE PRESIDENT TO THE PROVOST FOR REVIEW AND RECOMMENDATION.

D 8997 Revisions Proposed by the Graduate Assembly to Recent Amendments to the In Absentia Policy Passed by the Faculty Council in May 2011. Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 16, 2011. The secretary has classified this proposal as general legislation. The Faculty Council approved the revision on a no-protest basis on September 26, 2011. Transmitted to the President on September 27, 2011. In a letter dated October 4, 2011, the President’s Office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 9504 Proposed Changes to Clarify the Dropping A Class Policy for Undergraduate Students in the General Information Catalog. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 16, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On February 29, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On March 1, 2012, the proposal was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 9505-9509 Proposed Revisions to the Language in the Handbook of Operating Procedures and the Policy Memoranda Regarding No-Protest Procedure. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 17, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On February 29, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis and transmitted it to the president on March 1, 2012. In a letter dated March 6, 2012, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. Final approval resides with UT System.