SECRETARY’S REPORT
September 17, 2012


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

D. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR.

D 7825-7844 Proposed revisions of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Sections 3.18 and 4.03 from the Faculty Grievance Committee. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 9, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 15, 2010. Transmitted to the President on February 16, 2010. In a letter dated March 22, 2010, the President's office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf. Upon the recommendations from Provost Leslie and Vice President Ohlendorf, the proposals were approved by the President and transmitted to the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Planning and Assessment on April 23, 2010. Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Faculty Grievance Procedure (D 7825-7835).
  • Teaching Assistant and Assistant Instructor Grievance Procedures (D 7836-7844).
    This legislation supersedes D 6174-6183.
D 8664 Proposed Changes from the Committee on Committees to Increase General Faculty Standing Committee Terms of Service to Three Years. Posted on the Faculty Council website on May 4, 2011. The secretary has classified this item as general legislation. On May 9, 2011, the Faculty Council approved the proposed changes. On May 10, 2011, the legislation was transmitted to the president. . In a letter dated May 16, 2011, the president’s office requested written recommendations regarding the legislation from Dr. Steven Leslie and Ms. Patricia Ohlendorf. On May 31, 2011, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the proposal. On August 22, 2012, President Powers transmitted the legislation with the implementation plan to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 9678-9685 Proposed Changes to the Student Academic Employees Policies 12.C.3 and 12.C.4 in the Handbook of Operating Procedures that Affect Undergraduates. Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 30, 2012. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On May 7, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis. On May 8, 2012, it was transmitted to the provost on behalf of the president. On June 26, 2012, Vice Provost Gretchen Ritter transmitted the legislation to UT System recommending approval. Final approval resides with UT System.