SECRETARY’S REPORT
March 18, 2013


VII.
STATUS OF LEGISLATION APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

A.
ITEMS COMPLETED SINCE THE LAST REPORT.

D 9950a-9956 Proposed Revisions to the Policy Affecting Undergraduates in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 9-2030, Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistants. Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 20, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On behalf of the Responsibilities, Rights, and Welfare of Graduate Student Academic Employees Committee (C-12 committee), Professor Andrea Gore (pharmacy) submitted the proposal recommending changes that affect undergraduates in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 9-2030, Graduate and Undergraduate Research Assistants. The revisions are in keeping with the spirit of the original proposal D 9678-9685 and were endorsed by the Faculty Council Executive Committee on behalf of the Faculty Council on July 30, 2012. This proposal replaces the previous legislation (D 9678-9685), which was approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 7, 2012. On October 10, 2012, the provost’s office transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On October 12, 2012, the University Policy Office transmitted the legislation to the vice chancellor and general counsel. On February 25, 2013, UT System granted final approval subject to conditions raised by OGC Attorney Priscilla Lozano during her review. The Policy Office confirmed with Amy Greenspan (student employment advisor, Human Resource Services) and Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter that the conditions have or will be met. The policy has subsequently been updated and published on the Handbook of Operating Procedures (9-2030) website with the edits recommended by Ms. Lozano.

D 9956a-9961 Proposed Revisions to the Policy Affecting Undergraduates in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 9-2040, Academic Assistants, Assistants, and Tutors. Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 20, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On behalf of the Responsibilities, Rights, and Welfare of Graduate Student Academic Employees Committee (C-12 committee), Professor Andrea Gore (pharmacy) submitted the proposal recommending changes that affect undergraduates in the Handbook of Operating Procedures 9-2040 , Academic Assistants, Assistants, and Tutors. The revisions are in keeping with the spirit of the original proposal D 9678-9685 and were endorsed by the Faculty Council Executive Committee on behalf of the Faculty Council on July 30, 2012. This proposal replaces the previous legislation (D 9678-9685), which was approved by the Faculty Council on a no-protest basis on May 7, 2012.On October 10, 2012, the provost’s office transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. On October 12, 2012, the University Policy Office transmitted the legislation to the vice chancellor and general counsel. On February 25, 2013, UT System granted final approval subject to conditions raised by OGC Attorney Priscilla Lozano during her review. The Policy Office confirmed with Amy Greenspan (student employment advisor, Human Resource Services) and Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter that the conditions have or will be met. The policy has subsequently been updated and published on the Handbook of Operating Procedures (9-2040) website with the edits recommended by Ms. Lozano.

D 10195 Resolution Reaffirming the Ban of Firearms on Campus. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2013. The secretary has classified this resolution as legislation of general interest. The Faculty Council endorsed the resolution at its meeting on February 18, 2013. President Powers was notified of the endorsement in a letter dated February 19, 2013. Final approval resides with the Faculty Council with formal notification to the president.