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D 10849

DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY


THIRD REGULAR MEETING OF THE FACULTY COUNCIL FOR 2013-2014


The University of Texas at Austin
Main Building, Room 212
Monday, November 18, 2013
2:15 PM
ORDER OF BUSINESS

  1. REPORT OF THE SECRETARY (D 10786-10806)—Dean Neikirk (professor, electrical and computer engineering).

  2. APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
    1. Minutes of the Regular Faculty Council Meeting of October 21, 2013 (D 10807-10848).

  3. COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT—William Powers Jr.
    1. Comments by the President.
    2. Questions to the President.
      Llewellyn Rabenberg (associate professor, mechanical engineering) has requested that you comment on the following two affirmative action cases that are working their way through the courts:
      • Fisher v. The University of Texas at Austin
      • Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action (Michigan)

  4. NEW BUSINESS.
    1. Report on Sustainability Issues—Jim Walker (director of sustainability) and Steven Moore (professor, architecture).

  5. REPORT OF THE CHAIR— Hillary Hart (distinguished senior lecturer, civil, architectural, and environmental engineering).

  6. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT—William Beckner (professor, mathematics).

  7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

  8. REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES—None.

  9. NEW BUSINESS CONTINUED.
    1. Update to the Core Curriculum Course Lists for the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016 (D 10727-10732)—Brent Iverson (dean, undergraduate studies) and Lawrence Abraham (associate dean, undergraduate studies).

  10. ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
    1. The next Faculty Council meeting will be held on December 9, 2013, in MAI 212 at 2:15 PM.

  11. QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR.

  12. ADJOURNMENT.

Dean Neikirk's signature
Dean Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council



Posted on the Faculty Council website on November 14, 2013.