SECRETARY’S REPORT
OCTOBER 21, 2013


VII.
STATUS OF LEGISLATION APPROVED BY THE FACULTY COUNCIL OR THE GENERAL FACULTY.

D. ITEMS UNDER REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF THE CHANCELLOR.

D 7825-7844 Proposed revisions of the Handbook of Operating Procedures, Sections 3.18 and 4.03 from the Faculty Grievance Committee. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 9, 2010, and classified as general legislation. Approved by the Faculty Council at its meeting on February 15, 2010, and it was transmitted to the president on February 16, 2010. On March 22, 2010, the President's office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. Upon receipt of their recommendations, the proposals were approved by the president and transmitted to UT System on April 23, 2010. Final approval resides with UT System.
  • Faculty Grievance Procedure (D 7825-7835).
  • Teaching Assistant and Assistant Instructor Grievance Procedures (D 7836-7844).
    This legislation supersedes D 6174-6183.
D 8997 Revisions Proposed by the Graduate Assembly to Recent Amendments to the In Absentia Policy Passed by the Faculty Council in May 2011. Posted on the Faculty Council website on September 16, 2011, and classified as general legislation. On September 26, 2011, the Faculty Council approved the revision on a no-protest basis, and it was transmitted to the president on September 27, 2011. On October 4, 2011, the president’s office requested written recommendation from Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. On March 19, 2012, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the proposal. On September 3, 2013, Vice President Ohlendorf recommended approval. On September 5, 2013, President Powers transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending its implementation. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 9505-9509 Proposed Revisions to the Language in the Handbook of Operating Procedures and the Policy Memoranda Regarding No-Protest Procedure. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 17, 2012, and classified as general legislation. On February 29, 2012, the Faculty Council approved the proposal on a no-protest basis, and it was transmitted to the president on March 1, 2012. On March 6, 2012, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. On March 21, 2012, Provost Leslie recommended approval of the proposal. On September 3, 2013, Vice President Ohlendorf recommended approval. On September 6, 2013, President Powers transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending its implementation. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 10188-10192 Proposal to Align Affiliated Studies Credit with Reciprocal Exchange Credit so that All UT-Approved Study Abroad Programs Have the Same Academic Characteristics. Posted on the Faculty Council website on February 7, 2013, and classified as general legislation.  On February 18, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the proposal, and it was transmitted to the president on February 19, 2013. On April 19, 2013, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf.   On April 25 ,2013, Provost Leslie recommended approval. On September 3, 2013, Vice President Ohlendorf recommended approval. On September 5, 2013, President Powers transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending its implementation. Final approval resides with UT System.

D 10328-10329 Proposed Change to General Information Catalog Language on Simultaneous Majors Policy as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee. Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 22, 2013, and classified as general legislation. On May 6, 2013, the Faculty Council approved the proposal, and it was transmitted to the president on May 7, 2013. On May 9 , 2013, , the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. On May 16, 2013, Provost Leslie recommended approval. On September 3, 2013, Vice President Ohlendorf recommended approval. On September 5, 2013, President Powers transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending its implementation. Final approval resides with UT System with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

D 10330-10331 Proposed Change to General Information Catalog Language on Multiple Degrees Policy as Approved by the Educational Policy Committee. Posted on the Faculty Council website on April 22, 2013. The secretary classified this proposal as general legislation. The Faculty Council approved the proposal at its meeting on May 6, 2013. On May 7, 2013, the proposal was transmitted to the president. On May 9, 2013, the president’s office requested written recommendation regarding the legislation from Executive Vice President and Provost Steven Leslie and Vice President Patricia Ohlendorf. On May 16, 2013, Provost Leslie recommended approval. On September 3, 2013, Vice President Ohlendorf recommended approval. On September 5, 2013, President Powers transmitted the proposal to UT System recommending its implementation. Final approval resides with UT System with formal notification to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.