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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

EIGHTH REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2013-2014

The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212
Monday, April 14, 2014
2:15 PM


ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 11528-11544)—Dean Neikirk (professor, electrical and computer engineering).

  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
    1. Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council Meeting of March 17, 2014 (D 11545-11557).

  3. COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.
    1. Comments by the President.
    2. Questions to the President.

  4. REPORT OF THE CHAIR— Hillary Hart (distinguished senior lecturer, civil, architectural, and environmental engineering).
    1. Report on the new Wiki, which provides information for dealing with sites such as Course Hero.

  5. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—William Beckner (professor, mathematics).
  1. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

  2. NEW BUSINESS.
    1. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Technology-Enhanced Education, Final Report and Recommendation (D 11499-11503)—Michael White (committee chair, Graduate Assembly chair, and professor, religious studies and classics).
    2. Required and Proposed Revisions to the Basic Course Evaluation Form (D 11504-11507)—Mary Rose.
    3. Nominations for Appointment to the UT Police Oversight Committee (D 11513) — Hillary Hart.
    4. Nominations for the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women (D 11514-11515) — Hillary Hart.

  3. REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES.
    1. Proposal from the University Academic Calendar Committee to Extend the Thanksgiving Break (D 11508-11512)—Hans Hofmann (committee chair and associate professor, integrative biology).
    2. Proposal to Align Q-Drop and OTE Drop Policies: Academic Dishonesty (D 11516-11518)—Mary Rose.
    3. Proposal to Align Q-Drop and OTE Drop Policies: Encourage Students to Speak with Professors Before Dropping a Class (D 11519-11520)—Mary Rose.
    4. Proposal to Change the Twenty-four of the Last Thirty Semester Hours Rule in the General Requirements Section of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016 (D 11521-11523)—Mary Rose.
    5. Required and Proposed Revisions to the Extended Course Evaluation Form (D 11524-11527)—Mary Rose.

  4. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
    1. Special meeting of the 2014-15 Faculty Council, May 5 in MAI 212 at 2:15 pm.
    2. The next Faculty Council meeting will be held on May 5 in MAI 212 immediately following the special meeting of the 2014-15 Faculty Council.
    3. Election results for college representatives on the Faculty Council are posted on the election website .
    4. Continuing Council members submit standing committee preferences by April 25.
    5. Annual reports of the General Faculty Standing Committees are due May 5.

  5. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

  6. ADJOURNMENT.
Dean Neikirk's signature
Dean Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council



Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 10, 2014.