Chapter 1: Faculty Governance, Section I: General
The President shall be Chair ex officio of
the General Faculty.
At its regular meeting in October, the General Faculty
shall elect its Secretary, who shall serve for the year beginning
on the first day of the following January. One nomination shall
be submitted by a special committee appointed by the President
in September; other nominations may be submitted from the floor
at the meeting of the General Faculty. If the Secretary should
cease to be a member of the Faculty Council or should become incapacitated,
the Council shall elect a voting member of the General Faculty
to serve as Acting Secretary of the General Faculty until the next
The duties of the Secretary shall include the following:
Recording the minutes
in a form both convenient and permanent,
which shall be paged and for which
an annual index shall be prepared.
Handling of any communications
or reports made to the General Faculty
when not in formal session. The Secretary
shall distribute, record, and list
such communications or reports in the
order of business.
Sending out to the members
notices of the meetings to be held
with the order of business to be transacted.
Bringing promptly to
the attention of the persons concerned
the actions of the faculty.
Providing copies of
the minutes for the use of the faculty
and for filing in all appropriate University
offices. In addition, bound volumes
of the minutes shall be placed in the
offices of the Secretary of the General
Faculty, the President, the Secretary
of the UT System Board of Regents,
and the Texas Collection of the Barker
Texas History Center.
Serving as Secretary
of the Faculty Council.
Conducting all elections
which involve balloting by the voting
members of the General Faculty.
Preparing and distributing
in September of every year the annual
report of the Secretary of the Faculty
The Parliamentarian shall be appointed annually by the President, upon advice of the Faculty Council, and may be reappointed. He or she shall not be a member of the Faculty Council and shall be someone other than the Faculty Council Parliamentarian.