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MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
MARCH 17, 2014
V. REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.
Chair Elect William Beckner (professor, mathematics) thanked President Powers, Provost Gregory Fenves, and Vice Provost Janet Dukerich for attending the joint meeting held at Texas A&M University, “Their remarks were a very strong endorsement of public research university and the residential experience for undergraduates and it was highly appreciated. Not only by our faculty but by the A&M faculty.”
Professor Beckner commented on the recent meeting of the Texas Council of Faculty Senates saying that he noticed others institutions are facing similar challenges, although he had the sense that UT Austin was “a little bit ahead of the curve.” He also noted that the Task Force Steering Committee on Shared Services had posted and distributed their report and encouraged members to read it.