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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of September 17, 2012.
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Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and Faculty Council



MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
September 17, 2012


The first regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2012-13 was held in the Main Building, Room 212 on Monday, September 17, 2012, at 2:15 p.m.


ATTENDANCE.

Present:Lawrence D. Abraham, Gayle J. Acton, Byron P. Almen, William Beckner, Simeon P. Bochev, Keffrelyn D. Brown, William "Wills" Kerby Brown, Andrew McKinley Clark, Patricia L. Clubb, Miles Lynn Crismon, Janet M. Davis, Patrick J. Davis, Lesley A. Dean-Jones, 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, Mark A. Gooden, Sue A. Greninger, Beverly L. Hadaway, Hillary Hart, Linda A. Hicke, Martha F. Hilley, David M. Hillis, Hans Hofmann, Kedra B. Ishop, Jody Jensen, Christine L. Julien, Susan R. Klein, Nancy P. Kwallek, Judith Langlois, Steven W. Leslie, Thor Ericson Lund, Hunter C. March, Michael R. Morton, Gretchen Murphy, Luisa Nardini, Gordon S. Novak, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Jon E. Olson, Yolanda C. Padilla, William C. Powers, Llewellyn K. Rabenberg, Ellen M. Rathje , Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Michael John Austin Redding, Linda E. Reichl, Andrew M. Riggsby, Jack L. Ritchie, John J. Ruszkiewicz, Cesar A Salgado, Clayton T. Shorkey, David S. Stein, Sharon L. Strover, Daniel D. Sutherland, Gary A. Thomas, Leslie J. Vaaler, Lynn R. Wilkinson, Leo E. Zonn.

Absent: Kamran S. Aghaie (excused), Urton L. Anderson (excused), Jacqueline L. Angel (excused), Seth R. Bank (excused), Carl S. Blyth (excused), Hans C. Boas (excused), Catherine Boone (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Bradley G. Englert, Ward Farnsworth, Gregory Fenves, Thomas W. Gilligan, Linda L. Glessner, Patricia I. Hansen (excused), Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Kevin P. Hegarty, Neville Hoad (excused), Robert L. Hutchings, Coleman Hutchison (excused), Michael Johnson, Manuel Justiz (excused), Alberto A. Martinez (excused), John H. McCall, Blinda E. McClelland (excused), Matthew S. McGlone (excused), Sharon Mosher, David S. Onion, Gage E. Paine, Anthony J. Petrosino (excused), Patricia Roberts-Miller (excused), Ehud I. Ronn (excused), Victor B. Saenz (excused), Juan M. Sanchez, Sonia T. Seeman (excused), Marvin D. Shepherd (excused), Snehal A. Shingavi (excused), Henry Joel Simmons (excused), Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa Stuifbergen, Dnika J. Travis, Emanuel Tutuc (excused), Gregory J. Vincent, Jo Lynn Westbrook (excused), Luis H. Zayas.


Voting Members:
52
present,
25
absent,
77
total.
Non-Voting Members:
13
present,
23
absent,
35
total.
Total Members
64
present,
48
absent,
112
total.


Chair Martha Hilley (music) called the meeting to order, welcomed everyone, and asked that a moment of silence be observed in honor of Senior Vice President James L. Hill, who died on September 2, 2012.

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.

VII.
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES—None.

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS—None.

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
Chair Hilley called attention to the announcements on the agenda and the dates of future meetings”
A. Suicide Prevention Week, September 19-24. For more information about the week’s events, visit.
B. President Powers will give his State of the University Address on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012, at 4 p.m. in the B. Iden Payne Theatre, F. Loren Winship Drama Building.
C. The annual meeting of the General Faculty will be held on October 15 at 2:15 p.m.1
D. On October 15 at 1:30 p.m., immediately preceding the General Faculty meeting , the School of Undergraduate Studies will hold it’s annual meeting.
E. The Joint Meeting of the Texas A&M Faculty Senate and the UT Austin Faculty Council will be hosted by UT Austin on February 25.
Chair Hilley reminded Council members to return their nametags on the way out. She also briefly introduced the new dean of the College of Natural Sciences, Linda Hicke, and welcomed her to Austin.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.
Chair Hilley asked for a motion to adjourn, which was seconded. The meeting was adjourned at 3:39 P.M.

Posted on the Faculty Council website on October 11, 2012.
1The venue changed from the Texas Union Ballroom back to Main 212 for the annual meetings of the School of Undergraduate Studies and the General Faculty, and for the regular meeting of the Faculty Council.