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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of March 17, 2014.
Dean Neikirk's signature
Dean Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council



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


The seventh regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2013-14 was held in the Main Building, Room 212 on Monday, March 17, 2014, at 2:15 PM.


ATTENDANCE.

Present: Gayle J. Acton, Omar Al Hinai, Samer M. Ali, Jacqueline L. Angel, William Beckner, Simone A. Browne, Noel B. Busch-Armendariz, Rebecca M. Callahan, Andrew McKinley Clark, Patricia L. Clubb, Stephanie W. Crouch, Janet M. Davis, Lesley A. Dean-Jones, Michael P. Domjan, Gregory L. Fenves, Oliver Freiberger, Philip M. Gavenda, Elizabeth T. Gershoff, Mark A. Gooden, Vernita Gordon, Beverly L. Hadaway, Patricia I. Hansen, Hillary Hart, Kevin P. Hegarty, Martha F. Hilley, Regina W. Hughes, Brent L. Iverson, Jody Jensen, Christine L. Julien, Can Kilic, Susan R. Klein, Donna Marie Kornhaber, Nancy P. Kwallek, Judith Langlois, Blinda E. McClelland, Columbia Mishra, Douglas J Morrice, Gordon S. Novak, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Jon E. Olson, Keryn E. Pasch, Anthony J. Petrosino, William C. Powers, Llewellyn K. Rabenberg, Wayne A. Rebhorn, Linda E. Reichl, Jack L. Ritchie, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Cinthia S. Salinas, Sonia T. Seeman, Kiefer Shenk, Marvin D. Shepherd, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Sharon L. Strover, Daniel D. Sutherland, Horacio R. Villarreal, Maria D. Wade, Jo Lynn Westbrook, Kurt G. Weyland, L. Michael White, Marvin Whiteley, Michael J. "Ugeo" Williams, Luis H. Zayas, Leo E. Zonn.

Absent: Mahmoud M. Al-Batal (excused), Byron P. Almen (excused), Hans C. Boas (excused), John R. Clarke (excused), Angeline Grace Close (excused), Dana L. Cloud (excused), M. Lynn Crismon (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Matthew S. Eastin (excused), Tarek El-Ariss (excused), Bradley G. Englert, Brian L. Evans (excused), Ward Farnsworth, William L. Fisher (excused), Thomas W. Gilligan, Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Linda A. Hicke, Hans Hofmann (excused), Julie Hooper, Robert L. Hutchings, Kedra B. Ishop (excused), Manuel Justiz, Alberto A. Martinez (excused), Sharon Mosher, Dean P. Neikirk (excused), A. Naomi. Paik (excused), Gage E. Paine (excused), Domino R. Perez (excused), Kornel G. Rady (excused), Ellen M. Rathje  (excused), Soncia Reagins-Lilly (excused), Ehud I. Ronn, Cesar A. Salgado (excused), Juan M. Sanchez, Paul R. Shapiro (excused), Snehal A. Shingavi (excused), Clayton T. Shorkey (excused), David S. Stein (excused), Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa Stuifbergen, Jeffrey D. Treichel, Gregory J. Vincent, Charters S. Wynn (excused).

Voting Members:
53
present,
24
absent,
77
total.
Non-Voting Members:
11
present,
23
absent,
34
total.
Total Members
64
present,
47
absent,
111
total.



I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.
A. Comments by the President.
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.
A. Report from the Academic Calendar Committee on Extending the Thanksgiving Break (D 11445-11449).
B. Report from the Educational Policy Committee on Required and Proposed Revisions to the Basic Form Course Evaluation (D 11450-11460).

VII.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

VIII.
NEW BUSINESS.
A. Nominations for Appointment to the Co-op Board of Directors (D 11442).
B. Election for Faculty Representation on the Undergraduate Studies Advisory Committee (D 11443-11444).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
A. The next Faculty Council meeting will be held on April 14, 2014, in MAI 212 at 2:15 PM.
B. The final voting phase for representation on the Faculty Council and five standing committees opens March 24, 2014, <http://utdirect.utexas.edu/afgf/gf_menu_public.WBX>.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.

The meeting adjourned at 3:36 PM.

Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 10, 2014.