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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of April 15, 2013.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council



MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
April 15, 2013


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


ATTENDANCE.

Present: Lawrence D. Abraham, Gayle J. Acton, Kamran S. Aghaie, Byron P. Almen, Urton L. Anderson, Jacqueline L. Angel, Seth R. Bank, William Beckner, Hans C. Boas, Simeon P. Bochev, Keffrelyn D. Brown, Andrew McKinley Clark, Patrick J. Davis, Lesley A. Dean-Jones, Diana M. DiNitto, Michael P. Domjan, Matthew S. Eastin, Jeannie Farahnak, Alan W. Friedman, Elizabeth T. Gershoff, Thomas W. Gilligan, Sue A. Greninger, Beverly L. Hadaway, Hillary Hart, Martha F. Hilley, Neville Hoad, Coleman Hutchison, Kedra B. Ishop, Jody Jensen, Christine L. Julien, Manuel Justiz, Susan R. Klein, Nancy P. Kwallek, Blinda E. McClelland, Matthew S. McGlone, Michael R. Morton, Gordon S. Novak, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Jon E. Olson, Yolanda C. Padilla, Gage E. Paine, Anthony J. Petrosino, Llewellyn K. Rabenberg, Ellen M. Rathje , Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Linda E. Reichl, Andrew M. Riggsby, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Ehud I. Ronn, Cesar A Salgado, Juan M. Sanchez, Marvin D. Shepherd, Snehal A. Shingavi, Clayton T. Shorkey, David S. Stein, Daniel D. Sutherland, Gary A. Thomas, Leslie J. Vaaler, Jo Lynn Westbrook, Lynn R. Wilkinson, Charters S. Wynn, Leo E. Zonn, Nina I. Zuna.

Absent: Catherine Boone (excused), William "Wills" Kerby Brown, Joseph C. Carter (excused), Patricia L. Clubb, Miles Lynn Crismon, Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Zachary S. Elkins (excused), Bradley G. Englert, Ward Farnsworth, Gregory L. Fenves, William L. Fisher (excused), Oliver Freiberger (excused), Mark A. Gooden (excused), Patricia I. Hansen (excused), Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Kevin P. Hegarty (excused), Linda A. Hicke, David M. Hillis (excused), Hans Hofmann (excused), Robert L. Hutchings, Judith Langlois, Steven W. Leslie, Thor Ericson Lund (excused), Hunter C. March (excused), Alberto A. Martinez (excused), John H. McCall, Sharon Mosher, Gretchen Murphy, Luisa Nardini (excused), David S. Onion, Marc Pierce (excused), William C. Powers (excused), Michael John Austin Redding (excused), Jack L. Ritchie (excused), Victor B. Saenz (excused), Sonia T. Seeman (excused), Henry Joel Simmons, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Frederick R. Steiner, Sharon L. Strover (excused), Alexa Stuifbergen, Emanuel Tutuc (excused), Gregory J. Vincent, Luis H. Zayas.



Voting Members:
54
present,
23
absent,
77
total.
Non-Voting Members:
10
present,
24
absent,
34
total.
Total Members
64
present,
47
absent,
111
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—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 on UT System’s Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment, and Outside Activities policy (UTS 180)—Associate Vice Chancellor and Deputy General Counsel Dan Sharphorn and Vice Chancellor Stephanie Huie (UT System).
B. Proposal to Change the Composition of the C-13 Information Technology Committee (D 10287-10289b)— Paul Resta (committee chair and professor, curriculum and instruction).
C. Proposed General Information Catalog Language on Internal Transfers as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee (D 10290-10292)—Mary Rose (committee chair and associate professor, sociology).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
A. Special meeting of the 2013-14 Faculty Council is scheduled for May 6 in Main 212 at 2:15 PM, immediately followed by the regular meeting of the 2012-13 Faculty Council.
B. General Faculty election results are posted on the election website.
C. April 20 no-protest deadline for the 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).
D. Annual reports of the General Faculty Standing Committees are due May 6.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.
Chair Hilley adjourned the meeting at 4:10 PM.

Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 3, 2013.