Pending the President

Tower & Battle Hall

Marsha Miller

LEGISLATION PENDING REVIEW BY THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT IN 2019-2020

Report of the Committee to Nominate Faculty Council Members for Appointment to the University of Texas at Austin Police Oversight Committee (D 18182)
Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on March 30, 2020. The Faculty Council approved the panel by no-protest on April 16, 2020, and it was transmitted to President Greg Fenves on April 17, 2020.

Proposed New University of Texas at Austin Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement (D 18263-18267)
Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on June 4, 2020. The Secretary classified the proposal as emergency legislation. The Faculty Council approved it by majority vote at its meeting on June 15, 2020. It was transmitted to Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Daniel T. Jaffe on June 16, 2020. Staff Council endorsed the Faculty Council’s proposed new University of Texas at Austin Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement (D 18263-18267) by majority vote on June 18. On June 19, 2020, the Graduate Assembly also voted to endorse the statement by majority vote. On July 7, 2020, Interim Provost Jaffe transmitted the legislation to Interim President Jay C. Hartzell recommending approval.

Resolution to Endorse Petition Entitled “Demand UT Take Action to Protect Black Students” (D 18292-18295)
Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on June 12, 2020. On June 15, 2020, the Faculty Council endorsed the resolution by majority vote. It was transmitted to Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Daniel T. Jaffe on June 16, 2020, with a request that the University Administration make significant progress on all items in the petition by August 10, 2020, so that the reforms are in place before the vast majority of students arrive on campus for the fall 2020 semester. Interim Provost Jaffe was asked to provide his recommendations for approval or disapproval to Interim President Jay Hartzell. On June 25, 2020, Interim Provost Jaffe indicated that "While I am not in a position to endorse these petitions, they provide important and valuable information and context for the upcoming listening sessions that ]Interim President Hartzell has scheduled in the coming weeks." Final approval resides with the President.

Resolution to Endorse Petition Entitled “Have UT Austin Acknowledge Its Racist History and Vow to Make Reparations” (D 18296-18299)
Distributed through the Faculty Council website https://facultycouncil.utexas.edu on June 12, 2020. On June 15, 2020, the Faculty Council endorsed the resolution by majority vote. It was transmitted to Interim Executive Vice President and Provost Daniel T. Jaffe on June 16, 2020, with a request that the University Administration make significant progress on all items in the petition in the 2020-21 academic year. It believes that several items can be completed in the 2020-21 academic year, including the renaming of Robert Lee Moore Hall. Interim Provost Jaffe was asked to provide his recommendations for approval or disapproval to Interim President Jay Hartzell. On June 25, 2020, Interim Provost Jaffe indicated that "While I am not in a position to endorse these petitions, they provide important and valuable information and context for the upcoming listening sessions that ]Interim President Hartzell has scheduled in the coming weeks." Final approval resides with the President.