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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

Following are the minutes of the regular Faculty Council meeting of December 9, 2013.
Dean Neikirk's signature
Dean Neikirk, Secretary
General Faculty and Faculty Council



MINUTES OF THE REGULAR FACULTY COUNCIL MEETING OF
DECEMBER 9, 2013


The fourth regular meeting of the Faculty Council for the academic year 2013-14 was held in the Main Building, Room 212 on Monday, December 9, 2013, at 2:15 PM.


ATTENDANCE.

Present: Gayle J. Acton, Omar Al Hinai, Mahmoud M. Al-Batal, Noel B. Busch-Armendariz, Rebecca M. Callahan, Andrew McKinley Clark, Dana L. Cloud, Patricia L. Clubb, Janet M. Davis, Lesley A. Dean-Jones, Matthew S. Eastin, Brian L. Evans, Gregory L. Fenves, Oliver Freiberger, Philip M. Gavenda, Mark A. Gooden, Vernita Gordon, Patricia I. Hansen, Hillary Hart, Kevin P. Hegarty, Martha F. Hilley, Hans Hofmann, Regina W. Hughes, Brent L. Iverson, Christine L. Julien, Can Kilic, Susan R. Klein, Donna Marie Kornhaber, Nancy P. Kwallek, Judith Langlois, Alberto A. Martinez, Blinda E. McClelland, Jon E. Olson, Gage E. Paine, Keryn E. Pasch, Domino R. Perez, Anthony J. Petrosino, Llewellyn K. Rabenberg, Kornel G. Rady, Linda E. Reichl, Jack L. Ritchie, Patricia Roberts-Miller, Cesar A. Salgado, Sonia T. Seeman, Kiefer Shenk, Marvin D. Shepherd, Snehal A. Shingavi, Clayton T. Shorkey, Vincent S. (Shelby) Stanfield, Sharon L. Strover, Horacio R. Villarreal, Maria D. Wade, Jo Lynn Westbrook, Kurt G. Weyland, L. Michael White, Michael J. "Ugeo" Williams, Charters S. Wynn.

Absent: Samer M. Ali (excused), Byron P. Almen (excused), Jacqueline L. Angel (excused), William Beckner (excused), Hans C. Boas (excused), Simone A. Browne (excused), John R. Clarke (excused), Angeline Grace Close (excused), M. Lynn Crismon (excused), Douglas J. Dempster, Randy L. Diehl, Andrew P. Dillon, Michael P. Domjan (excused), Tarek El-Ariss, Bradley G. Englert, Ward Farnsworth, William L. Fisher (excused), Elizabeth T. Gershoff (excused), Thomas W. Gilligan, Beverly L. Hadaway (excused), Roderick P. Hart, Fred M. Heath, Linda A. Hicke, Julie Hooper, Robert L. Hutchings, Kedra B. Ishop (excused), Jody Jensen (excused), Manuel Justiz, Columbia Mishra (excused), Douglas J Morrice (excused), Sharon Mosher, Dean P. Neikirk (excused), Gordon S. Novak (excused), Patricia C. Ohlendorf (excused), A. Naomi. Paik (excused), William C. Powers (excused), Ellen M. Rathje (excused), Soncia Reagins-Lilly (excused), Wayne A. Rebhorn (excused), Ehud I. Ronn (excused), Cinthia S. Salinas (excused), Juan M. Sanchez, Paul R. Shapiro (excused), David S. Stein (excused), Frederick R. Steiner (excused), Alexa Stuifbergen, Daniel D. Sutherland (excused), Jeffrey D. Treichel, Leslie J. Vaaler (excused), Gregory J. Vincent, Sharon L. Wood, Luis H. Zayas, Leo E. Zonn (excused).


Voting Members:
49
present,
28
absent,
77
total.
Non-Voting Members:
8
present,
25
absent,
33
total.
Total Members
57
present,
53
absent,
110
total.



I.
REPORT OF THE SECRETARY.

II.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

III.
COMMUNICATION WITH THE PRESIDENT.
A. Comments by the President.
President William Powers did not attend the meeting due to a conflict.
B. Questions to the President.

IV.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR.

V.
REPORT OF THE CHAIR ELECT.
Chair Elect William Beckner was unable to attend the meeting due to a conflict.

VI.
NEW BUSINESS.
A. Four-Year Graduation Rate Initiatives.
B. Annual Report of the University Faculty Ombudsperson for 2012-2013 (D 10991).
C. Faculty Welfare Committee Report on Faculty Education Benefit.
D. Resolution to Stop the Implementation of Shared Services.

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

VIII.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS—None.

IX.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND COMMENTS.
A. The annual meeting of the School of Undergraduate Studies will be held on Jan. 27 in MAI 212 at 1:30 PM.
B. The next annual meeting of the General Faculty will be held on Jan. 27 in MAI 212 at 2:15 PM, immediately followed by the Faculty Council meeting.

X.
QUESTIONS TO THE CHAIR—None.

XI.
ADJOURNMENT.
The meeting adjourned at 4:06 PM.

Posted on the Faculty Council website on January 17, 2014.