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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of March 18, 2013.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council



MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
March 18, 2013


The seventh regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2012-13 was held in the Main Building, Room 212, on Monday, March 18, 2013, at 2:15 PM.


ATTENDANCE.

Present: Lawrence D. Abraham, Gayle J. Acton, Kamran S. Aghaie, Byron P. Almen, Jacqueline L. Angel, William Beckner, Simeon P. Bochev, Catherine Boone, William "Wills" Kerby Brown, Andrew McKinley Clark, Patrick J. Davis, Janet M. Davis, Michael P. Domjan, Matthew S. Eastin, Jeannie Farahnak, Alan W. Friedman, Elizabeth T. Gershoff, Mark A. Gooden, Sue A. Greninger, Beverly L. Hadaway, Hillary Hart, Kevin P. Hegarty, Martha F. Hilley, David M. Hillis, Neville Hoad, Coleman Hutchison, Susan R. Klein, Judith Langlois, Steven W. Leslie, Hunter C. March, Alberto A. Martinez, Blinda E. McClelland, Michael R. Morton, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Anthony J. Petrosino, William C. Powers, Llewellyn K. Rabenberg, Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Michael John Austin Redding, Linda E. Reichl, Jack L. Ritchie, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Ehud I. Ronn, Victor B. Saenz, Cesar A Salgado, Marvin D. Shepherd, Snehal A. Shingavi, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, David S. Stein, Daniel D. Sutherland, Gary A. Thomas, Leslie J. Vaaler, Jo Lynn Westbrook, Lynn R. Wilkinson, Nina I. Zuna.

Absent: Urton L. Anderson (excused), Seth R. Bank (excused), Carl S. Blyth (excused), Hans C. Boas (excused), Keffrelyn D. Brown (excused), Joseph C. Carter (excused), Patricia L. Clubb, Miles Lynn Crismon, Lesley A. Dean-Jones (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Diana M. DiNitto (excused), Zachary S. Elkins (excused), Bradley G. Englert, Ward Farnsworth, Gregory L. Fenves, William L. Fisher (excused), Oliver Freiberger (excused), Thomas W. Gilligan, Linda L. Glessner, Patricia I. Hansen (excused), Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Linda A. Hicke, Hans Hofmann (excused), Robert L. Hutchings, Kedra B. Ishop, Jody Jensen (excused), Michael Johnson, Christine L. Julien (excused), Manuel Justiz, Nancy P. Kwallek (excused), Thor Ericson Lund (excused), John H. McCall, Matthew S. McGlone, Sharon Mosher, Gretchen Murphy (excused), Luisa Nardini (excused), Gordon S. Novak (excused), Jon E. Olson (excused), David S. Onion, Yolanda C. Padilla (excused), Gage E. Paine, Marc Pierce (excused), Ellen M. Rathje (excused), Andrew M. Riggsby (excused), John J. Ruszkiewicz (excused), Juan M. Sanchez, Sonia T. Seeman (excused), Clayton T. Shorkey (excused), Henry Joel Simmons (excused), Frederick R. Steiner, Sharon L. Strover (excused), Alexa Stuifbergen, Emanuel Tutuc (excused), Gregory J. Vincent, Luis H. Zayas, Leo E. Zonn (excused).



Voting Members:
45
present,
32
absent,
77
total.
Non-Voting Members:
10
present,
24
absent,
34
total.
Total Members
55
present,
56
absent,
111
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—None.

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.
A. Report from Dr. Steve Mintz, executive director of the Institute for Transformational Learning.
B. Resolution on Domestic Partner Benefits (D 10230).
C. Report of the Committee to Nominate Voting Faculty Members to the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (D 10226).
D. 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).
E. Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the University of Texas Police Oversight Committee (D 10225).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
A. The next Faculty Council meeting is scheduled for April 15 in Main 212 at 2:15 PM.
B. The final phase of the at-large General Faculty elections to the Faculty Council and to five standing committees beings March 25 and will run through April 5.
C. Notice of a special meeting of the General Faculty, March 25, 3: 15 PM. SAC 1.402 (D 10240-10273).
D. Breakfast with the president, March 28, 7-8:30 AM, Main 212; RSVP.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.
Chair Hilley adjourned the meeting at 3:36 PM.

Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 12, 2013.