SECRETARY’S REPORT
May 6, 2013


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

A.
ITEMS COMPLETED SINCE THE LAST REPORT.

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. On April 25, 2013, President Powers acknowledged receipt and his support of the resolution, thanking the Council for its action on this very important topic. Final approval resides with the Faculty Council with formal notification to the president.

D 10223-10224 Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women, and to the University Co-op Board of Directors. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 7, 2013. The Faculty Council will act on the report at its meeting on March 18, 2013. On March 19, 2013, The Office of the General Faculty sent a letter to President Powers requesting an appointment to the University Co-op Board of Directors. On March 20, 2013, the office requested appointments to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women. On April 1, 2013, President Powers appointed Professor Robert Wilson (public affairs) to the University Co-op Board of Directors to serve a four-year term beginning September 1, 2013, and ending August 31, 2017. On April 15, 2013, President Powers notified the secretary that Professor Lori Holleran (associate professor, social work) had been appointed to serve on the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women, and that Professor Louis Harrison (curriculum and instruction) had been appointed to the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men; both faculty members have been appointed to serve a four-year term beginning September 1, 2013, and lasting through August 31, 2017.

D 10238-10239 Update to the Core Curriculum Course List for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. Posted on the Faculty Council website on March 8, 2013. The Secretary classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on March 6, 2013, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. On March 18, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the updates on a no-protest basis. On March 27, the legislation was transmitted to the provost. On April 3, 2013, on behalf of the president, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System. On April 15, 2013, UT System approved the legislation with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.