Handbook of Operating Procedures 2-2110

Consultation in the Selection of Certain Key Administrative Officials

The University of Texas at Austin

Executive Sponsor: Executive Vice President and Provost

April 27, 1988

 


 

The following procedures for faculty consultation in the selection of certain key administrative officials for the University shall be followed except in circumstances, when, in the opinion of the chief administrative officer, the best interests of the University can be more effectively served by some other method of consultation.

 

Except for compelling reasons, three or more nominees shall be submitted to the President by a consultative committee composed as indicated below. If the President declines, or because of rejection of the post by all nominees is unable to recommend any of the nominees, the President may either request the committee to make additional nominations or invoke such different procedure for selecting the appointee as the President deems appropriate. The President is responsible for executing the duties of the office and consequently shall not be bound by nominations to administrative positions by campus selection committees.

 

The composition of consultative committees shall be as follows:

 

  1. The Executive Vice President and Provost.

Nine voting members of the General Faculty, six elected by the faculty by the Hare System and three, not including administrative officials, appointed by the President; three students appointed by the President from a panel of not less than five nor more than ten selected in a manner to be determined by the Students' Association; and such other persons as the President may deem appropriate. No more than two of the elected members of the committee shall be from any one school or college.

 

  1. The Vice President and Dean of Graduate Studies.

Nine members of the Graduate Faculty, six elected by members of the Graduate Studies Committees by the Hare System and three, not including administrative officials, appointed by the President; three graduate students appointed by the President from a panel of not less than five nor more than ten selected in a manner to be determined by the Students' Association; and such other persons as the President may deem appropriate. No more than two of the elected members of the committee shall be from any one school or college.

 

  1. Deans of Established Schools and Colleges.

Five voting members of the faculty of the school or college for which a dean is being sought, elected by that faculty by the Hare System, and two voting members of the General Faculty, not including administrative officials, appointed by the President; three students appointed by the President from a panel of not less than five nor more than ten names selected by the student council for that school or college; and such other persons as the President may deem appropriate.

 

  1. Deans of New Schools and Colleges.

Nine voting members of the General Faculty, six elected by the faculty by the Hare System and three, not including administrative officials, appointed by the President; three students appointed by the President from a panel of not less than five nor more than ten names selected in a manner determined by the Students' Association; and such other persons as the President may deem appropriate. No more than two of the elected members of the committee shall be from any one school or college.

 

The following general provisions shall be followed:

 

  1. Each committee shall select its chairperson.
  1. When a vacancy is expected in one of the positions listed above, the consultative committee shall be constituted as early as is convenient.
  1. A member of the consultative committee shall withdraw from the committee in any instance where it is clear that he is under serious consideration for appointment to the position being filled. Any vacancy in an elective position on a committee shall be filled by the next highest person on the electoral list.
  1. Suggestions of candidates to be considered for nomination may be made to and sought by the consultative committee from any source either within or outside of the University.

 

Previously HOP 2.4