Arts & Sciences: Michael Honhart, HIS
Arts & Sciences: Leonard Kahn, PHY, Chairperson
Business Administration: Andrew Laviano/John Dunn
Engineering: Peter Swaszek, ELE
Environment and Life Sciences: Anne Veeger, GEO
Human Science and Services: Sandra Hicks, EDC
Nursing: Paula Viau
Pharmacy: Norma Owens
University Libraries: Michael Vocino
Provost's representative: Richard Rhodes
Dean of University College: Jayne Richmond
Dean of Admissions: David Taggart
Associate Dean, ASFCCE: Edmund Ferszt
Director, Talent Development: Gerald Williams
Director of Enrollment Services: Harry Amaral
A. Special Admissions
The committee recommends that the Faculty Senate approve the addition of the following new paragraph into the UNIVERSITY MANUAL:
8.12.34 Special Admissions Students who do not qualify for admission following a competitive review of required academic credentials may be considered for "special admissions". These applicants will include, but not be limited to, student-athletes, Talent Development students, and students with special talents who will enrich the University community. The Dean of Admissions will maintain formal (written) policies and procedures detailing the protocol for special admissions.
B. Admissions Advisory Committee
The committee recommends the following changes to the charge to and membership of the Admissions Advisory Committee (Note: the committee is currently 5.70.10-11 of the UNIVERSITY MANUAL. A recommendation to renumber the paragraphs as 5.77.10-12 will be part of the Constitution, By-Laws and University Manual Committee's Report on Chapter 5 of the UNIVERSITY MANUAL)
5.77.10 The Admissions Advisory Committee shall review and evaluate standards and policies concerning recruitment and admissions and study all matters related to recruitment and admissions, except the establishment of annual admissions targets which is the responsibility of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The committee may make recommendations to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and provide the Faculty Senate with a copy of their recommendations. The Dean of Admissions shall provide the committee with appropriate information to enable the committee to carry out its charge.
5.77.11 The committee shall be comprised of 11 voting members: six faculty members representing at least five colleges appointed by the Faculty Senate, the Dean of University College and Special Academic Programs, the Associate Dean of the Feinstein College of Continuing Education, a representative of the Talent Development Program, a Rhode Island High School Guidance counselor appointed by the Provost, and an undergraduate student appointed by the Student Senate. Appointments shall be for two-year staggered terms. The Dean of Admissions shall serve as an ex officio non-voting member. The chairperson shall be appointed by the Faculty Senate in consultation with the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
5.77.12 This committee shall meet at least once each semester and shall report annually to the Faculty Senate on the status of admissions for that academic year, including recommending any changes in admissions policy.
Feinstein College of Continuing Education - URI Providence Campus
At present there is no procedure for admitting freshmen to the Providence Campus directly out of high school. There are many benefits for freshmen students to have the option of taking their first year at the Providence Campus. The committee requests of the Provost that she establish a committee to examine this option. No such option should be offered without Faculty Senate approval.