MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
FEBRUARY 17, 2014


 
V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.

Chair Elect William Beckner (professor, mathematics) reminded members of the annual meeting of the UT Austin Faculty Council with the Texas A&M Faculty Senate on Monday, March 3. He described the meeting agenda, which included addresses by President Bill Powers and the Texas A&M interim president, remarks by Provost Greg Fenves and by the A&M provost followed by a luncheon and three working sessions—one on technology and enhanced education, one on external pressures that impact universities across the country, and one on challenges and research, ranging from overhead return to how do you support young scientists, experimental scientists in this period of declining funding from national agencies. Professor Beckner encouraged members to sign up for the meeting by 4:00 pm indicating which session they would like to attend. He also mentioned that a van had been chartered to take members to College Station.

 
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