2012-2013 Legislative Status

 

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Proposed revisions of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Sections 3.18 and 4.03 from the Faculty Grievance Committee (D 7825-7844).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 9, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 15, 2010. Transmitted to the president on February 16, 2010. In a letter dated March 22, 2010, the president's office requested written recommendations regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. Upon recommendations from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf, the proposals were approved by the president and transmitted to the executive vice chancellor for academic affairs on April 23, 2010.
  • Faculty Grievance Procedure (D 7825-7835).
  • Teaching Assistant and Assistant Instructor Grievance Procedures (D 7836-7844). This legislation supersedes D 6174-6183, which has been withdrawn.
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Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 3, 2010. The secretary has classified this as general legislation. It was approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on November 15, 2010, and transmitted to the president on November 16, 2010. On November 22, 2010, President Powers asked Dr. Steve Leslie, Mr. Kevin Hegarty, and Mrs. Patricia Ohlenfordf for written recommendation regarding the legislation. On December 7, 2010, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the legislation. Final approval resides with the UT System.

Revisions Proposed by the Graduate Assembly to Recent Amendments to the In Absentia Policy Passed by the Faculty Council in May 2011 (D 8997).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 16, 2011. 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 recommendations regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. On March 19, 2012, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the proposal. Final approval resides with UT System.

Proposed Revisions to the Language in the Handbook of Operating Procedures and the Policy Memoranda Regarding No-Protest Procedure (D 9505-9509).
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 president. In a letter dated March 6, 2012, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. On March 21, 2012, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the proposal. Final approval resides with UT System.

University of Texas at Austin Guidelines for Implementing the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Regents’ Rule 31102: Evaluation of Tenured Faculty. Posted on the Faculty Council's website and transmitted to the president on May 1, 2012 (D 9686-9688).
Approved by the Faculty Council on April 23, 2012. Transmitted to the president on May 3, 2012. In a letter dated May 14, 2012, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. On May 29, 2012, Provost Leslie recommended approval. Final approval resides with the president.Final approval resides with the president.

Non-Substantive Revisions to the Threatened Faculty Retrenchment Legislation D 8936-8939 (D 9987-10000).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 10, 2012. On May 10, 2010, the Faculty Council approved legislation (D 8009-8012) proposing changes to the Threatened Faculty Retrenchment policy in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-2230 (then HOP 3.16). However, the legislation was disapproved by the president and returned to the Faculty Council. The Faculty Council approved a second proposal (D 8624-8628) on April 11, 2011, which was also returned by the president. Further discussion with President Powers and Provost Leslie regarding the procedures for appeal produced further revisions resulting in D 8936-8939, which was approved by the Faculty Council on September 19, 2011, and later by the General Faculty on October 5, 2011. On February 24, 2012, President Powers transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On June 20, 2012, UT System’s Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel Dan Sharphorn returned the legislation. The FCEC, current and past chairs of the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee, the provost, and the vice president of legal affairs worked closely with Mr. Sharphorn to address his concerns. On October 1, 2012, the FCEC, Provost Steve Leslie, and Vice President Patti Ohlendorf determined that the subsequent revisions to the Threatened Faculty Retrenchment policy do not need approval of the Faculty Council since the changes are non-substantive and are in keeping with the spirit of the D 8936-8939. On November 7, 2012, the policy was retransmitted to the president with revisions to the Policy Statement on D 9992. Upon institutional approval, the Office of the President will transmit the revised policy to UT System for final approval.

Final Report of the Ad Hoc Joint Committee of the Graduate Assembly and Faculty Council on Graduate Student Fellowships  (D 10042-10087).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 7, 2012. The secretary classified this as legislation of general interest. The Faculty Council amended and approved the report at its meeting on November 19, 2012. Transmitted to President Powers on November 20, 2012. On November 29, 2012, President Powers acknowledged receipt of the report and is holding it pending its reconsideration by the Graduate Assembly. In a letter dated February 14, 2013, Diane Schallert, secretary of Graduate Assembly, notified the president of the reports approval by the Graduate Assembly. On April 23, 2013, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Steve Leslie, Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf, and Vice Provost and Dean Judith Langlois. On May 13, 2013, Provost Leslie recommended approval. Final approval resides with the president.

Proposal to Align Affiliated Studies Credit with Reciprocal Exchange Credit so that All UT-Approved Study Abroad Programs Have the Same Academic Characteristics (D 10188-10192).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 7, 2012. The secretary classified this as legislation of general interest. The Faculty Council amended and approved the report at its meeting on November 19, 2012. Transmitted to President Powers on November 20, 2012. On November 29, 2012, President Powers acknowledged receipt of the report and is holding it pending its reconsideration by the Graduate Assembly. In a letter dated February 14, 2013, Diane Schallert, secretary of Graduate Assembly, notified the president of the reports approval by the Graduate Assembly. On April 19, 2013, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Steve Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. On April 25 ,2013, Provost Leslie recommended approval. Final approval resides with UT System.

Proposal to Change the Composition of the C-13 Information Technology Committee (D 10287-10289b).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 10, 2013. The Secretary classified this proposal as general legislation. The Faculty Council approved the proposed changes at its meeting on April 15, 2013. Transmitted to the president on April 16, 2013. On April 19, 2013, the president’s office requested Provost Leslie’s recommendation regarding the legislation. On April 25, 2013, Provost Leslie recommended approval. On May 24, 2013, Vice President Kevin Hegarty recommend approval. Final approval resides with the president with formal notification to UT System.

Proposed Change to General Information Catalog Language on Simultaneous Majors Policy as Approved by Educational Policy Committee (D 10328-10329).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 22, 2013. The secretary has classified this as general legislation. The Faculty Council approved the proposal at its meeting on May 6, 2013. On May 7, 2013, the proposal was transmitted to the president. On May 9 , 2013, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Steve Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. On May 16, 2013, Provost Leslie recommended approval. Final approval resides with UT System with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Proposed Change to General Information Catalog Language on Multiple Degrees Policy as Approved by Educational Policy Committee (D 10330-10331).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 22, 2013. The secretary has classified this as general legislation. The Faculty Council approved the proposal at its meeting on May 6, 2013. On May 7, 2013, the proposal was transmitted to the president. On May 9, 2013, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Steve Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. On May 16, 2013, Provost Leslie recommended approval. Final approval resides with UT System with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

PENDING PROVOST

No legislation pending at this time.
PENDING FACULTY COUNCIL
No legislation pending at this time.
PENDING GENERAL FACULTY
No legislation pending at this time.
PENDING GENERAL FACULTY STANDING COMMITTEES

Proposed Changes to the Voting Rights of the General Faculty in the Handbook of Operating Procedures (D 8512-8513).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 10, 2011. The secretary has classified this as major legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council on January 24, 2011, and by the voting members of the General Faculty on February 7, 2011. Transmitted to the president on February 8, 2011. On February 10, 2011, President Powers requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Dr. Steve Leslie and Mrs. Patricia Ohlendorf. On March 8, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the legislation. On October 20, 2011, the secretary received an update from the president's office indicating that the current wording of the proposal raises questions of intent and interpretation, which will need to be answered by the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee before action will be taken by the president. Final approval of this legislation resides with the UT System.

Revision of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Chapter 1, Section V., Clarifying the Voting Rights of Faculty in Colleges, Schools, and Departments (D 8563).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 8, 2011. The secretary has classified this as general legislation. The legislation was approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 14, 2011, and transmitted to the president on February 15, 2011. In a letter dated February 22, 2011, the president’s office requested written recommendations regarding the legislation from Dr. Steve Leslie and Ms. Patricia Ohlendorf. On March 2, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the revision. On October 20, 2011, he secretary received an update from the president's office concerning D 8512-8513, which is tied to this one, indicating that the current wording of the proposal raises questions of intent and interpretation and will need to be addressed by the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee before action will be taken by the president. Final approval resides with UT System.

OTHER ITEMS UNDER RECONSIDERATION
No legislation pending at this time.
ITEMS COMPLETED/WITHDRAWN/CLOSED

Proposed Changes from the Committee on Committees to Increase General Faculty Standing Committee Terms of Service to Three Years (D 8664).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 4, 2011. The secretary has classified this item as general legislation. On May 9, 2011, the Faculty Council approved the proposed changes. On May 10, 2011, the legislation was transmitted to the president. . In a letter dated May 16, 2011, the president’s office requested written recommendations regarding the legislation from Dr. Steven Leslie and Ms. Patricia Ohlendorf. On May 31, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the proposal. On August 22, 2012, President Powers transmitted the legislation with the implementation plan to UT System recommending approval. On September 11, 2012, final approval was received from UT System.

Proposed Revisions to UT Austin’s HOP 3.16 Threatened Faculty Retrenchment (D 8936-8939).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on August 30, 2011. The Secretary has classified this as major legislation. It was approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on September 19, 2011. The General Faculty approved the legislation on a no-protest basis on October 5, 2011. It was transmitted to the president on October 7, 2011. In a letter dated October 13, 2011, the president’s office requested written recommendations regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. On December 16, 2011, Provost Leslie responded with his recommendation for approval. On February 24, 2012, President Powers transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. This proposal replaced D 8624-8628, which was withdrawn. Final approval resides with UT System. Also see D 9007 Notice of No-Protest Procedure.

On June 20, 2012, UT System’s Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel Dan Sharphorn returned the legislation citing several concerns. The FCEC, current and past chairs of the Faculty Rules and Governance Committee, the provost, and the vice president for legal affairs worked closely with Mr. Sharphorn to address his concerns. The resulting revisions to the Threatened Faculty Retrenchment policy can be found in D 9987-10000 and do not need approval of the Faculty Council since the changes are non-substantive and are in keeping with the spirit of D 8936-8939.

Proposed Changes to the Student Academic Employees Policies 12.C.3 and 12.C.4 in the Handbook of Operating Procedures that Affect Undergraduates (D 9678-9685).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 30, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On May 7, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis. On May 8, 2012, it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On June 26, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On September 20, 2012, this legislation was withdrawn and replaced by D 9950a-9956 and D 9956a-9961. Final approval resides with UT System.

Proposed Revisions to the Policy Affecting Undergraduates in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 9-2030, Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistants (D 9950a-9956).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 20, 2012. On behalf of the Responsibilities, Rights, and Welfare of Graduate Student Academic Employees Committee (C-12 committee), Professor Andrea Gore (pharmacy) submitted the proposal recommending changes that affect undergraduates in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 9-2030, Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistants. The revisions are in keeping with the spirit of the original proposal D 9678-9685 and were endorsed by the Faculty Council Executive Committee on behalf of the Faculty Council on July 30, 2012. This proposal replaces the previous legislation (D 9678-9685), which was approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 7, 2012. On October 10, 2012, the provost’s office transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On February 25, 2013, UT System granted final approval subject to conditions raised by OGC Attorney Priscilla Lozano during her review. The Policy Office confirmed with Amy Greenspan (student employment advisor, Human Resource Services) and Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter that the conditions have or will be met. The policy has subsequently been updated and published on the Handbook of Operating Procedures (9-2030) website with the edits recommended by Ms. Lozano.

Proposed Revisions to the Policy Affecting Undergraduates in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 9-2040, Academic Assistants, Assistants, and Tutors (D 9956a-9961).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 20, 2012. On behalf of the Responsibilities, Rights, and Welfare of Graduate Student Academic Employees Committee (C-12 committee), Professor Andrea Gore (pharmacy) submitted the proposal recommending changes that affect undergraduates in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 9-2040 , Academic Assistants, Assistants, and Tutors. The revisions are in keeping with the spirit of the original proposal D 9678-9685 and were endorsed by the Faculty Council Executive Committee on behalf of the Faculty Council on July 30, 2012. This proposal replaces the previous legislation (D 9678-9685), which was approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 7, 2012. On October 10, 2012, the provost’s office transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On February 25, 2013, UT System granted final approval subject to conditions raised by OGC Attorney Priscilla Lozano during her review. The Policy Office confirmed with Amy Greenspan (student employment advisor, Human Resource Services) and Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter that the conditions have or will be met. The policy has subsequently been updated and published on the Handbook of Operating Procedures (9-2040) website with the edits recommended by Ms. Lozano.

Resolution from the Faculty Council Executive Committee Regarding Conferral of Degrees (D 9964).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 1, 2012. Endorsed by the Faculty Council at its meeting on October 15, 2012. Transmitted to President Powers on October 16, 2012. No further action is required.

Proposed Name Change for the Parking and Traffic Policies Committee, a General Faculty Standing Committee in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1050-PM (D 9976-9981).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 1, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general legislation. On October 11, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On October 16, 2012, the proposal was transmitted to the president. On October 22, 2012, President Powers transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On October 31, 2012, UT System granted final approval.

Proposed Change in the Admissions and Registration Committee Student Membership, a General Faculty Standing Committee in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1060-PM  (D 9982-9986).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 1, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general legislation. On October 22, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis, and was transmitted to the president on October 23 2012. On October 24, 2012, the president’s office requested recommendations from Dr. Steven Leslie and Dr. Gage Paine. In a letter dated December 20, 2012, Dr. Paine recommended approval with notification to UT System. On December 20, 2012, President Powers transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending approval. On January 29, 2013, UT System granted final approval.

Report of the Dean of Students’ Task Force on the Student Conduct Board (D 10106-10108).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 12, 2012. Endorsed by the Faculty Council at its meeting on November 19, 2012. Transmitted to President Powers on November 20, 2012. No further action is required. On May 20, 2013, President Powers recommended that the task force establish a Student Conduct Board,

Fall Break Proposal from the University Academic Calendar Committee (D 10139-10147).
Posted on the Faculty Council’s website on November 29, 2012. The secretary classified this legislation as being of major interest to the University faculty at-large. The proposal was discussed by the Faculty Council at its meeting on December 10, 2012. On January 28, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the proposal. Having been classified as major legislation, it was, according to the by-laws of the Council, submitted to the voting members of the General Faculty on a no-protest basis. The secretary received sixty-one formal protests by March 8, 2013, therefore, a special meeting of the General Faculty was scheduled for March 25, at 3:15 in the Hogg Memorial Auditorium (changed from the SAC 1.402). At that meeting, fifty-eight voting members of the General Faculty voted against the proposal, and twenty-seven members voted in favor. The proposal was defeated; no further action can be taken. For reference, the notice of no-protest procedures can be found on D 10222, and the meeting notice can be found on D 10240-10273b.

Proposed Changes to the Function of the Faculty Welfare Committee, a Standing Committee of the General Faculty in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-1050-PM (D 10136-10138).
Posted on the Faculty Council’s website on November 29, 2012, and classified as general legislation. On December 10, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the proposal, and it was transmitted to the president on December 13 2012. On December 17, 2012, the president’s office requested recommendations fromExecutive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. On January 7, 2013, Vice President for Legal Affairs Patti Ohlendorf recommended approval. Final approval resides with the president with formal notification to UT System.

Creation of a New Student Honor Code and Renaming the Current Honor Code to the University Code of Conduct (D 10167-10171).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 14, 2013. The secretary has classified this report as being of general interest. On January 7, 2013, in consultation with the president, the Faculty Council Executive Committee discussed the Senate of College Council’s resolution SR 1203, which supports the creation of a Student Honor Code. It was determined that the current Honor Code, which applies to all students, faculty, and staff, should be renamed “University Code of Conduct” and from the resolution submitted by the Senate of College Councils, a new Student Honor Code should be created. Chair Martha Hilley presented the report at the Faculty Council meeting on January 28, 2013. No action was required of the Faculty Council. On March 18, 2013, President Powers formally adopted the new Student Honor Code and the University Code of Conduct.

Proposed Q-Drop Policy in the General Information (D 10193-10194).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2013. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest. The Faculty Council approved the proposal at its meeting on February 18, 2013. The proposal was transmitted to the president on February 19, 2013. On April 19, 2013, the president’s office requested Provost Leslie’s recommendation regarding the legislation. On April 25, 2013, Provost Leslie recommended approval. On May 6, 2013, President Powers transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On May 23, 2013, UT System granted final approval.

Resolution Reaffirming the Ban of Firearms on Campus (D 10195).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2013. The secretary has classified this resolution as legislation of general interest. The Faculty Council endorsed the resolution at its meeting on February 18, 2013. President Powers was notified of the endorsement in a letter dated February 19, 2013. On April 25, 2013, President Powers acknowledged receipt and his support of the resolution, thanking the Council for its action on this very important topic. Final approval resides with the Faculty Council with formal notification to the president.

Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women, and to the University Co-op Board of Directors (D 10223-10224).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 7, 2013. The Faculty Council will act on the report at its meeting on March 18, 2013. On March 19, 2013, The Office of the General Faculty sent a letter to President Powers requesting an appointment to the University Co-op Board of Directors. On March 20, 2013, the office requested appointments to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women. On April 1, 2013, President Powers appointed Professor Robert Wilson (public affairs)to the Univeristy Co-op Board of Directors to serve a four-year term beginning September 1, 2013, and ending August 31, 2017. On April 15, 2013, President Powers notified the secretary that Professor Lori Holleran (associate professor, associate professor, social work) had been appointed to serve on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women, and that Professor Louis Harrison (curriculum and instruction) had been appointed to the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men; both faculty members have been appointed to serve a four-year term beginning September 1, 2013, and lasting through August 31, 2017.

Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the University of Texas Police Oversight Committee (D 10225).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 7, 2013. The Faculty Council approved the nominee panel at its meeting on March 18, 2013. On March 27, 2013, The Office of the General Faculty sent a letter to President Powers requesting an appointment to the UT Police Oversight Committee. On March 27, 2013, President Powers appointed Dr. Penelope Davis (associate professor, art and art history).

Report of the Committee to Nominate Voting Faculty Members to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (D 10226).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 7, 2013. On March 18, 2013, the Faculty Council Professors William Beckner (mathematics) and Coleman Hutchison (English) to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory committee to serve three-year terms of service beginning September 1, 2013 and ending August 31, 2016.

Resolution in Support of Domestic Partner Benefits (D 10230).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 7, 2013. On March 18, 2013, the Faculty Council endorsed the resolution. On March 20, 2013, the resolution was transmitted to President Powers for his information. On April 4, 2013, President Powers acknowledged receipt of the resolution, thanking the Council for its action. No further action is required.

Update to the Core Curriculum Course List for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014 (D 10238-10239).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 8, 2013. The Secretary classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on March 6, 2013, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. On March 18, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the updates on a no-protest basis. On March 27, the legislation was transmitted to the provost. On April 3, 2013, on behalf of the president, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System. On April 15, 2013, UT System approved the legislation with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. On May 8, 2013, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the core curriculum course list update.

Proposed General Information Catalog Language on Internal Transfers as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee (D 10290-10292).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 10, 2013. The Secretary classified this proposal as general legislation. The Faculty Council approved the proposal at its meeting on April 15, 2013.  Transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president on April 16, 2013. On April 23, 2013, on behalf of the president, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On May 3, 2013, UT System granted final approval.

Proposed Changes to the Bachelor of Arts Degree Program in the College of Natural Sciences Section in the Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2016 (D 10295-10306).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 11, 2013. The Secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the proposal on April 3, 2013, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The legislation was circulated to members of the Council on a no-protest basis. Protests were received by the deadline from voting members of the Faculty Council; therefore, the legislation was presented to the Faculty Council on May 6, 2013. At that meeting, the members voted to approve the recommended changes. On May 7, 2013, the proposal was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On May 13, 2013, Vice Provost Ritter transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending approval and requesting that it be forwarded to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for consideration. On June 21, 2013, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board granted final approval.

Schedule of Meetings of the Faculty Council in 2013-2014 (D 10325).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 22, 2013. The Secretary classified the schedule as general legislation, which was sent to members of the Faculty Council for consideration on a no-protest basis with a protest deadline of May 3, 2013. On April 22, a voting member of the General Faculty protested the schedule, which was subsequently approved by the Council at its May 6 meeting. Final approval resides with the Faculty Council with formal notification to the president.

Resolution Regarding UTS 180: "Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment, and Outside Activities" Policy (D 10326-1327).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 22, 2013. The Secretary classified the schedule as general legislation, which was sent to members of the Faculty Council for consideration on a no-protest basis with a protest deadline of May 3, 2013. On April 22, a voting member of the General Faculty protested the schedule, which was subsequently approved by the Council at its May 6 meeting. On May 21, 2013, President Powers transmitted the report to UT System on behalf of the Faculty Council. Final approval resides with the Faculty Council with formal notification to the president.

Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Council Officers for 2013-2014 (D 10356-10357).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 1, 2013. At its meeting on May 6, 2013, the Faculty Council elected the following officers to serve on the Faculty Council Executive Committee for 2013-14: William Beckner, chair elect (professor, mathematics), Professors Brian L. Evans (professor, electrical and computer engineering), Elizabeth T. Gershoff (associate professor, human development and family sciences, and Susan R. Klein (professor, law). Other members of the 2013-14 Faculty Council Executive Committee are Hillary Hart, chair (distinguished sr. lecturer civil, architectural, and environmental engineering), Martha F. Hilley, past chair (professor, music), Dean P. Neikirk (secretary professor, electrical and computer engineering), and L. Michael White, chair, Graduate Assembly (professor, religious studies and classics).

Proposed Policy on Recognition of Undergraduate Academic Minors on Official University Transcripts as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee (D 10359-10361).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 22, 2013. The secretary has classified this as general legislation. The Faculty Council approved the proposal at its meeting on May 6, 2013. On May 7, 2013, the proposal was transmitted to the president. On May 9 , 2013, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Steve Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. Upon recommendations from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf, the proposals were approved by the president and transmitted to UT System on August 6, 2013. On August 20, 2013, UT System granted final approval.

UT Austin Faculty Council Response to the UT System Teask Force Report on the Evaluation of Faculty Teaching (D 10362-10369).
Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 23, 2013. The Secretary has classified this resolution as general legislation. The Faculty Council endorsed the resolution at its May 6 meeting. The report was transmitted to the president with a request to forward it to UT System. On May 21, 2013, President Powers transmitted the report to UT System on behalf of the Faculty Council. Final approval resides with the Faculty Council with formal notification to the president.

Cancellation of the Faculty Council Meeting Scheduled for June 17, 2013 (D 10397).
Notice of cancellation posted on the Faculty Council website on May 23, 2013.