UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

FACULTY SENATE

NUMBER 1

AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, September 20, 2001 in room 113 White Hall.

1. Call to order at 3:00 p.m.

Please note that prior to the call to order there will be a brief meeting of the General Faculty for the purpose of approving certification of candidates for degrees.

2. Disposition of Minutes of 2000-01 Faculty Senate Meeting #10, May 10, 2001(attached).

3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements.

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of 2000-01 Executive Committee Meeting #28 and 2001-02 Executive Committee Meeting #1 attached pp. 4-8) -- Vice Chairperson Goldsmith.

C. Recommendation of the Executive Committee -- Vice Chairperson Goldsmith:

That the Faculty Senate approve Committee Appointments for 2001-02 (attached pp. 9-14 ).

D. Update on Status of General Use Classrooms (oral) -- Vice Chairperson Goldsmith, Registrar McMahon, and Ms. Palm.

E. Annual Report of the University Ombud for 2000-01 (attached pp. 14-16) -- Senator Rose.

4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT -- President Carothers.

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:

Bills:

#00-01--27 Changes to the Department of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Recommended in the 396 Report of the CAC and Graduate Council Report No. 2000-01-8. Approved on May 2, 2001 subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

#00-01--28 Amendment to Section 7.3 of the Faculty Senate By-Laws: Senate Meetings. Approved on May 2, 2001.

#00-01--29 Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2000-01-3: Amendment to 8.22.40 of the University Manual. Approved on May 2, 2001.

#00-01--30 Annual Report of the Constitution By-Laws and University Manual Committee. Approved on May 2, 2001.

#00-01--31 Recommendation of the University College and General Education Committee: BIO 101, 102. Approved on May 2, 2001.

#00-01--32 The Three Hundred and Ninety-Seventh Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved on May 2, 2001.

#00-01--33 The Three Hundred and Ninety-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved on May 18, 2001.

#00-01--34 Curricular Report No. 2000-2001-9 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved on May 18, 2001.

Resolutions:

#00-01--7 Board of Governors, Commissioner and General Assembly Urged to Remediate the Unsafe Conditions in Chafee Social Sciences Center. Supported by President Carothers on May 2, 2001.

#00-01--8 Support for the Library Committee's Recommendations to the Provost and the President. Supported by President Carothers on May 18, 2001.

#00-01--9 Expression of Appreciation to Chairperson C.B. Peters. Supported by President Carothers on May 18, 2001.

B. Announcements.

5. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

At the May 10, 2001 meeting of the Faculty Senate, the Library Committee recommended that the Director, University Libraries be added as a permanent non-voting ex officio member of the Library Committee. Because this change requires an amendment to the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate it could not be voted upon at the meeting at which it was introduced. It is now returned to the Faculty Senate for approval.

Amend section 4.50 of the Faculty Senate By-Laws by adding "The Director of the University Libraries shall serve as an ex officio non-voting member of the Library Committee."

7. NEW BUSINESS