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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
JANUARY 27, 2014
V. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.
Chair Elect William Beckner (professor, mathematics) announced the annual joint meeting between the Faculty Senate at Texas A&M and the Faculty Council, which will occur in College Station, and stated there should be an agenda by next week. Both President Powers and Provost Fenves will speak at that meeting. Transportation to and from the meeting will be provided. He encouraged anyone wishing to take advantage of the provided transportation contact Debbie Roberts in the Office of the General Faculty.
Chair Elect Beckner mentioned that while research faculty at UT Austin have many opportunities for awards recognizing their research, faculty at other campuses have less opportunity, so discussion has begun regarding a potential regents’ award for junior faculty for research. There was also some indication that System would not fund any further MOOCs.