MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
December 10, 2012


IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR.

Chair Martha F. Hilley (music) announced that Secretary Sue Greninger had been selected as the Civitatis Award recipient for the year, which was met with applause by the Council members.

Chair Hilley suggested that faculty members discuss with their colleagues and within their departments and colleges or schools if they might be affected by recent “conflict of interest” concerns. She encouraged faculty members to review a recent report in the local news and on the University website on findings regarding conflict of interest in shale-gas-development research at the University.

Chair Hilley further encouraged faculty members to keep up with state legislation regarding higher education. She indicated that many of the new legislative proposals were being submitted by Senator Judith Zaffirini and Representative Dan Branch of the Texas House of Representatives. She lauded The Daily Texan for keeping track of legislative developments and providing coverage of many current issues for the UT Austin community.

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