SECRETARY’S REPORT
November 19, 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 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. Final approval of the legislation resides with the UT System.

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. Final approval of the legislation resides with the UT System.