January 28, 2013
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|LEGISLATION UNDER REVIEW BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL—None.
||Fall Break Proposal from the University Academic Calendar Committee. Posted on the Faculty Council’s website on November 29, 2012. The secretary has classified this legislation as being of major interest to the University faculty at-large. The proposal will be presented to the Faculty Council at its meeting on December 10, 2012, and voted on at its meeting on January 27, 2013. Afterwards, the legislation will be presented to the General Faculty on a no-protest basis. Final approval resides with the president with formal notification to UT System.
||Creation of a New Student Honor Code and Renaming the Current Honor Code to the University Code of Conduct. Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 14, 2013. The secretary has classified this report as being of general interest. On January 7, 2013, in consultation with the president, the Faculty Council Executive Committee discussed the Senate of College Council’s resolution SR 1203, which supports the creation of a Student Honor Code. It was determined that the current Honor Code, which applies to all students, faculty, and staff, should be renamed “University Code of Conduct” and from the resolution submitted by the Senate of College Councils, a new Student Honor Code should be created. Chair Hilley will present the report at the Faculty Council meeting on January 28, 2013. The Council will vote to endorse the report; no further action will be required of the Faculty Council.