LEGISLATION COMPLETED, WITHDRAWN, OR CLOSED in 2018-2019
Update to the Core Curriculum Course Lists for the 2018-2019 General Information Catalog (D 15557-15562).
Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on November 7, 2017, and classified as legislation of general interest to more than one college or school. On November 20, 2017, the Faculty Council approved the legislation on a no-protest basis. On November 27, 2017, it was transmitted to Executive Vice President and Provost Maurie McInnis for her information. The School of Undergraduate Studies transmitted the legislation to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for final approval. On April 8, 2018, the THECB informed The University that fourteen of the proposed additions to the list of courses in the core curriculum would require additional documentation. On May 8, 2018 a response was sent by the School of Undergraduate Studies providing the requested additional information. As of September 27, 2018, no further response from the THECB has been received.
Resolution on Academic Analytics from the Committee of Counsel on Academic Freedom and Responsibility (D 15879-15881).
Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on January 19, 2018. On January 22, 2018, the Faculty Council unanimously endorsed the resolution and it was transmitted to the Provost on January 23, 2018. The Provost, in consultation with Steven D. Hoelscher, formed a faculty working group to develop guidelines for the use of Academic Analytics and to advise on its use, including how the service can assist UT Austin with strategic planning. The first meeting of this working group took place on February 9, 2018, followed by another on March 21 and May 9. The Faculty Council awaits the report of the investigating committee on which Faculty Council Chair Charlotte Canning serves. On December 10, 2018, the Task Force recommendations and guidelines were posted on the Faculty Council’s website.
Report of The Committee to Nominate Faculty Members for Appointment to the Intercollegiate Athletics Councils for Men and for Women (D 16265-16266).
Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on March 20, 2018. On March 26, 2018, the Faculty Council approved the panel by no-protest. The nominees for the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Men were Lynn A. Baker, Professor, Law; Pamela S. Buchanan, Lecturer, Kinesiology and Health Education; Louis Harrison, Professor, Curriculum and Instruction; and Stephen H. Marshall, Associate Professor, American Studies. The nominees for the Intercollegiate Athletics Council for Women were Gayle J. Acton, Associate Professor, Nursing; Daniel J. Birkholz, Associate Professor, English; Anthony L. Brown, Associate Professor, Curriculum and Instruction; Neville Hoad, Associate Professor, English; and Tasha S. Phiilpot, Associate Professor, Government. On March 27, 2018, the panels were transmitted to President Gregory L. Fenves for his consideration. On September 17, 2018, the President’s office informed the Faculty Council Executive Committee that the two Intercollegiate Athletics Councils (IAC) had been merged. The merging of the IACs reduced the number of faculty from ten to eight; however, it increased the percentage of members who are faculty to 61% (from 50%).
Resolution from the Faculty Council Executive Committee Regarding Conferral of Degrees (D 16734).
Distributed through the Faculty Council Wiki site on August 31, 2018. On September 7, 2018, the Faculty Council endorsed the resolution on a no-protest basis. No further action is required.
Resolution from the Faculty Council Executive Committee Concerning Fields of Study Requirements Promulgated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (D 16797-16799).
Distributed through the Faculty Council website on October 1, 2018. Emended on October 4, 2018. At its meeting on October 8, 2018, the Faculty Council endorsed the resolution. On October 15, 2018, the resolution was transmitted to the President. No further action is required