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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of April 14, 2014.
Dean Neikirk's signature
Dean Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council



MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
APRIL 14, 2014


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


ATTENDANCE.

Present:Gayle J. Acton, Omar Al Hinai, Mahmoud M. Al-Batal, Samer M. Ali, William Beckner, Hans C. Boas, Simone A. Browne, Noel B. Busch-Armendariz, Rebecca M. Callahan, Andrew McKinley Clark, Dana L. Cloud, Stephanie W. Crouch, Janet M. Davis, Lesley A. Dean-Jones, Matthew S. Eastin, Brian L. Evans, William L. Fisher, Philip M. Gavenda, Patricia I. Hansen, Hillary Hart, Martha F. Hilley, Hans Hofmann, Kedra B. Ishop, Brent L. Iverson, Jody Jensen, Christine L. Julien, Can Kilic, Susan R. Klein, Donna Marie Kornhaber, Nancy P. Kwallek, Alberto A. Martinez, Blinda E. McClelland, Douglas J Morrice, Dean P. Neikirk, Gordon S. Novak, Patricia C. Ohlendorf, Jon E. Olson, Keryn E. Pasch, Domino R. Perez, Anthony J. Petrosino, William C. Powers, Llewellyn K. Rabenberg, Ellen M. Rathje , Soncia Reagins-Lilly, Wayne A. Rebhorn, Linda E. Reichl, Jack L. Ritchie, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Cesar A. Salgado, Cinthia S. Salinas, Kiefer Shenk, Marvin D. Shepherd, Snehal A. Shingavi, Clayton T. Shorkey, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, David S. Stein, Sharon L. Strover, Maria D. Wade, Kurt G. Weyland, L. Michael White, Charters S. Wynn, Leo E. Zonn.

Absent:Byron P. Almen (excused), Jacqueline L. Angel (excused), John R. Clarke (excused), Angeline Grace Close (excused), Patricia L. Clubb, Mishra Columbia (excused), M. Lynn Crismon (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Michael P. Domjan (excused), Tarek El-Ariss (excused), Bradley G. Englert, Ward Farnsworth, Gregory L. Fenves (excused), Oliver Freiberger (excused), Elizabeth T. Gershoff (excused), Thomas W. Gilligan, Mark A. Gooden (excused), Vernita Gordon (excused), Beverly L. Hadaway (excused), Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Kevin P. Hegarty, Linda A. Hicke, Julie Hooper, Regina W. Hughes (excused), Robert L. Hutchings, Manuel Justiz, Judith Langlois, Sharon Mosher, A. Naomi. Paik (excused), Gage E. Paine (excused), Kornel G. Rady (excused), Ehud I. Ronn (excused), Juan M. Sanchez, Sonia T. Seeman (excused), Paul R. Shapiro (excused), Frederick R. Steiner, Alexa Stuifbergen, Daniel D. Sutherland (excused), Jeffrey D. Treichel, Horacio R. Villarreal (excused), Gregory J. Vincent, Jo Lynn Westbrook (excused), Marvin Whiteley (excused), Michael J. "Ugeo" Williams (excused), Sharon L. Wood (excused), Luis H. Zayas.

Voting Members:
54
present,
23
absent,
77
total.
Non-Voting Members:
8
present,
26
absent,
34
total.
Total Members
62
present,
49
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—None.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.

VI.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

VII.
NEW BUSINESS.
A. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Technology-Enhanced Education, Final Report and Recommendation (D 11499-11503).
B. Required and Proposed Revisions to the Basic Course Evaluation (D 11504-11507).
C. Nominations for Appointment to the UT Police Oversight Committee (D 11513).
D. Nominations for the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women (D 11514-11515).

VIII.
REPORTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY, COLLEGES, SCHOOLS, AND COMMITTEES.
A. Proposal from the University Academic Calendar Committee to Extend the Thanksgiving Break (D 11508-11512).
B. Proposal from the University Academic Calendar Committee to Extend the Thanksgiving Break (D 11508-11512).
C. Proposal to Align Q-Drop and OTE Drop Policies: Encourage Students to Speak with Professors Before Dropping a Class (D 11519-11520).
D. Required and Proposed Revisions to the Extended Course Evaluation Form (D 11524-11527).
E. Proposal to Change the Twenty-Four of the Last Thirty Semester Hours Rule in the General Requirements Section of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2014-2016 (D 11521-11523).

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
A. Special meeting of the 2014-15 Faculty Council, May 5 in MAI 212 at 2:15PM.
B. The next Faculty Council meeting will be held on May 5 in MAI 212 immediately following the special meeting of the 2014-15 Faculty Council.
C. Election results for college representatives on the Faculty Council are posted on the election website.
D. Continuing Council members submit standing committee preferences by April 25.
E. Annual reports of the General Faculty Standing Committees are due May 5.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.

The meeting adjourned at 3:49 PM.

Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 24, 2014.