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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of January 27, 2014.
Dean Neikirk's signature
Dean Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council



MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
JANUARY 27, 2014


The fifth regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2013-14 was held in the Main Building, Room 212 on Monday, January 27, 2014, at 2:45 PM.


ATTENDANCE.

Present:Omar Al Hinai, Jacqueline L. Angel, William Beckner, Noel B. Busch-Armendariz, Rebecca M. Callahan, Andrew McKinley Clark, Angeline Grace Close, Dana L. Cloud, Patricia L. Clubb, M. Lynn Crismon, Janet M. Davis, Lesley A. Dean-Jones, Michael P. Domjan, Matthew S. Eastin, Tarek El-Ariss, Brian L. Evans, Gregory L. Fenves, William L. Fisher, Oliver Freiberger, Elizabeth T. Gershoff, Mark A. Gooden, Beverly L. Hadaway, Patricia I. Hansen, Hillary Hart, Kevin P. Hegarty, Linda A. Hicke, Martha F. Hilley, Regina W. Hughes, Kedra B. Ishop, Brent L. Iverson, Jody Jensen, Christine L. Julien, Can Kilic, Nancy P. Kwallek, Judith Langlois, Alberto A. Martinez, Blinda E. McClelland, Columbia Mishra, Douglas J Morrice, Dean P. Neikirk, Gordon S. Novak, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Jon E. Olson, Gage E. Paine, Domino R. Perez, Anthony J. Petrosino, William C. Powers, Ellen M. Rathje , Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Wayne A. Rebhorn, Linda E. Reichl, Jack L. Ritchie, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Cesar A. Salgado, Juan M. Sanchez, Sonia T. Seeman, Paul R. Shapiro, Kiefer Shenk, Snehal A. Shingavi, Clayton T. Shorkey, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, David S. Stein, Sharon L. Strover, Daniel D. Sutherland, Horacio R. Villarreal, Maria D. Wade, L. Michael White, Marvin Whiteley, Michael J. "Ugeo" Williams, Charters S. Wynn.

Absent:Gayle J. Acton (excused), Mahmoud M. Al-Batal (excused), Samer M. Ali (excused), Byron P. Almen (excused), Hans C. Boas (excused), Simone A. Browne (excused), John R. Clarke (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Bradley G. Englert, Ward Farnsworth, Philip M. Gavenda (excused), Thomas W. Gilligan, Vernita Gordon (excused), Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Hans Hofmann (excused), Julie Hooper, Robert L. Hutchings, Manuel Justiz, Susan R. Klein (excused), Donna Marie Kornhaber (excused), Sharon Mosher, A. Naomi. Paik (excused), Keryn E. Pasch (excused), Llewellyn K. Rabenberg (excused), Kornel G. Rady, Ehud I. Ronn, Cinthia S. Salinas (excused), Marvin D. Shepherd (excused), Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa Stuifbergen, Jeffrey D. Treichel, Gregory J. Vincent, Jo Lynn Westbrook (excused), Kurt G. Weyland (excused), Luis H. Zayas, Leo E. Zonn (excused).

Voting Members:
56
present,
21
absent,
77
total.
Non-Voting Members:
14
present,
20
absent,
34
total.
Total Members
70
present,
41
absent,
111
total.



I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.
A. Comments by the President.
None.
B. Questions to the President.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.
.

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

VII.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.
A. Resolution Regarding Implementation of Shared Services Plans (D 11173).
B. Faculty Rules and Governance Committee’s Proposed Changes to Faculty Voting Rights (D 11223-11227).
C. Faculty Educational Benefit Proposal from the Faculty Welfare Committee (D 11169-11170).
D. Cap Metro Community Involvement Presentation.

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
A. The next Faculty Council meeting will be held on February 17, 2014, in MAI 212 at 2:15 PM.
B. Nominations for the General Faculty Standing Committees can be submitted online now through February 7, 2014 <https://utdirect.utexas.edu/afgf/sc_list.WBX>.
C. The nomination phase for election of college representatives to the Faculty Council will open on February 17, 2014. The final voting phase will open on March 17, 2014.
D. The joint meeting hosted by Texas A&M University Faculty Senate will be held on March 3, 2014. Arrangements have been made for a chartered bus. Please let the Office of the General Faculty know if you plan to attend and would like to ride on the bus <fc@austin.utexas.edu>.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.
The meeting adjourned at 4:28 PM.

Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 13, 2014.