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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of May 6, 2013.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council



MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
MAY 6, 2013


The ninth regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2012-13 was held in the Main Building, Room 212, on Monday,May 6, 2013, at 2:15 PM.


ATTENDANCE.

Present: Lawrence D. Abraham, Gayle J. Acton, Byron P. Almen, Urton L. Anderson, Jacqueline L. Angel, Seth R. Bank, William Beckner, Simeon P. Bochev, Catherine Boone, Keffrelyn D. Brown, William "Wills" Kerby Brown, Joseph C. Carter, Andrew McKinley Clark, Patricia L. Clubb, Janet M. Davis, Patrick J. Davis, Diana M. DiNitto, Michael P. Domjan, Matthew S. Eastin, Zachary S. Elkins, Jeannie Farahnak, William L. Fisher, Oliver Freiberger, Alan W. Friedman, Elizabeth T. Gershoff, Sue A. Greninger, Beverly L. Hadaway, Patricia I. Hansen, Hillary Hart, Kevin P. Hegarty, Linda A. Hicke, Martha F. Hilley, David M. Hillis, Hans Hofmann, Christine L. Julien, Susan R. Klein, Nancy P. Kwallek, Steven W. Leslie, Alberto A. Martinez, Blinda E. McClelland, Michael R. Morton, Gordon S. Novak, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Jon E. Olson, Yolanda C. Padilla, Gage E. Paine, 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, Sonia T. Seeman, Marvin D. Shepherd, Snehal A. Shingavi, Clayton T. Shorkey, Henry Joel Simmons, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, David S. Stein, Daniel D. Sutherland, Gary A. Thomas, Emanuel Tutuc, Leslie J. Vaaler, Jo Lynn Westbrook, Lynn R. Wilkinson, Charters S. Wynn, Leo E. Zonn, Nina I. Zuna.

Absent: Kamran S. Aghaie (excused), Hans C. Boas (excused), Miles Lynn Crismon, Lesley A. Dean-Jones (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Bradley G. Englert, Ward Farnsworth, Gregory L. Fenves, Thomas W. Gilligan, Mark A. Gooden (excused), Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Neville Hoad (excused), Julie Hooper (excused), Robert L. Hutchings, Coleman Hutchison (excused), Kedra B. Ishop, Jody Jensen (excused), Manuel Justiz (excused), Judith Langlois, Thor Ericson Lund (excused), Hunter C. March (excused), Matthew S. McGlone (excused), Sharon Mosher, Gretchen Murphy (excused), Luisa Nardini (excused), Marc Pierce (excused), Ellen M. Rathje (excused), Andrew M. Riggsby (excused), Juan M. Sanchez, Sharon L. Strover (excused), Alexa Stuifbergen, Gregory J. Vincent, Luis H. Zayas.


Voting Members:
61
present,
16
absent,
77
total.
Non-Voting Members:
12
present,
20
absent,
32
total.
Total Members
73
present,
36
absent,
109
total.


I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.

President Powers asked for permission to reverse the agenda order and address the question that had been submitted regarding enforcement of the tobacco-use policy on campus before he made his comments. Chair Hilley agreed to the change.
A. Questions to the President.
B. Comments by the President.

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. Student Veteran Association.
B. 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).
Chair Hilley announced that the order of the agenda was altered and item F. Resolution Regarding UTS 180: "Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment, and Outside Activities" Policy (D 10326-10327) would be presented next.
C. Proposed Change to General Information Catalog Language on Simultaneous Majors Policy as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee (D 10328-10329).
D. Proposed Change to General Information Catalog Language on Multiple Degrees Policy as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee (D 10330-10331).
E. Proposed Policy on the Recognition of Undergraduate Academic Minors on Official University Transcripts as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee (D 10359-10361).
F. Resolution Regarding UTS 180: “Conflicts of Interest, Conflicts of Commitment, and Outside Activities” Policy (D 10326-10327).
G. UT Faculty Response to the UT System Task Force Report on the Evaluation of Faculty Teaching (D 10362-10369).
H. Schedule of Meetings of the Faculty Council in 2013-2014 (D 10325).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
A. Annual reports of the General Faculty Standing Committees are due May 6.
B. Chair Hilley said she had enjoyed serving as Council chair and thanked the Faculty Council Executive Committee for its support during the past year. She also thanked President Powers and commended him for having stayed through the entire meeting until almost 5:00 PM.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.
Chair Hilley adjourned the meeting at 4:51 PM.

Posted on the Faculty Council website on August 27, 2013.