C12 Responsibilities, Rights, and Welfare of Graduate Student Academic Employees Committee

FUNCTION: To advise the Faculty Council and the president on matters pertaining to the responsibilities, rights, and welfare of graduate student academic employees.

COMPOSITION: Five (5) voting members of the General Faculty for three (3) year staggered terms; one (1) staff graduate coordinator for a two (2) year term; and one (1) teaching assistant, one (1) assistant instructor, and one (1) graduate research assistant. Student members shall be appointed by the president from a panel of names submitted by the Graduate Student Assembly. In addition, every year the chair of the Faculty Council shall appoint two (2) voting faculty members of the Faculty Council for one (1) year terms. Each fall, the committee shall elect a chair elect who shall be a voting faculty member of the committee, though, if that proves impossible, it shall elect a vice chair as an interim measure, while continuing to seek a chair elect. Each committee shall make an annual report on its work, in writing, to the General Faculty and Faculty Council. The chair of the Graduate Assembly shall appoint one (1) member of the Graduate Assembly for a one (1) year term as an ex officio voting member of the committee. One (1) representative from the Graduate School shall serve as an ex officio non-voting administrative advisor.

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Oct 27, 2021 02:15 PM
Dec 1, 2021 02:15 PM
Jan 26, 2022 02:15 PM
Feb 23, 2022 02:15 PM
Mar 30, 2022 02:15 PM
Apr 27, 2022 02:15 PM

2021-2022 Membership

Daina Berry, Professor, History
Email: drb@austin.utexas.edu

Chair Elect


Kerry A. Kinney, Professor, Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering


Daina R. Berry, Professor, History
Catherine E. Weaver, Associate Professor, Public Affairs


Kelley A. Crews, Associate Professor, Geography and the Environment
Sonia Paban, Associate Professor, Physics

2021-2022 Faculty Council Representatives

Jennifer Adair, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction
George Georgiou, Professor, Chemical Engineering

Staff Members


Philip A. Guerrero, Graduate Program Administrator, Jackson School of Geosciences

Student Members


TBD, Graduate Student Assembly representative (TA)
TBD, Graduate Student Assembly representative (AI)
TBD, Graduate Student Assembly representative (RA)

Administrative Advisers


Elizabeth Gershoff, Graduate Assembly Representative (with vote)
James H. Cox, Graduate Studies Representative (without vote)