UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

FACULTY SENATE

 

NUMBER 6

AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, March 28, 2002 in room 113 White Hall.

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

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #5, February 28, 2002 (attached).

3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements.

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #17, #18 and #19 attached pp. 4-12) -- Vice Chairperson Goldsmith.

4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT - President Carothers

A. Status of Actions Forward to the President:

Bills:

#01-02--13 Report of the Executive Committee: Membership of the Athletics Advisory Board. Approved on March 8, 2002.

#01-02--14 The Four Hundred First Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved on March 8, 2002.

#01-02--15 The Four Hundred Second Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Sections I, II, and III. Approved on March 8, 2002.

#01-02--16 Curricular Report No. 2001-2002-4C from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Proposal for Master of Environmental Science and Management (MESM) Program. Approved on March 8, 2002 subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

#01-02--17 Curricular Report No. 2001-2002-5 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved on March 8, 2002.

#01-02--18 University College and General Education Committee Report #2001-02-1 Part I: Additions to the Current General Education Program. Approved on March 8, 2002.

Resolution:

#01-02--3 Endorsement of In-State Tuition for Graduate Students on External Grants. Not supported (see p. 13 for President Carothers' statement).

B. Announcements.

5. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. The Four Hundred Third Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 14-17) -- Senator Hickox.

B. Curricular Report No. 2001-2002-6 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached pp. 18-19) -- Vice Provost Trubatch.

C. Report of the Constitution, By-Laws and University Manual Committee #2001-02-2 (attached pp.20-21) -- Professor Wenisch.

D. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2001-02-1 (attached pp. 22-24) -- Professor Luebke.

6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Action on the following recommendations that appeared in SECTION IV of the 402nd Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee was postponed until March 28 because changes in the Faculty Senate By-Laws may not be voted upon at the meeting they are first moved.

*A. DELETE: Sections 4.85 through 4.91 of the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate, which describe the charge to and membership of the following subcommittees:

1. The Curricular Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Student Writing

2. The Curricular Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Community Service

3. Curricular Affairs Subcommittee on Prior Learning Assessment

*B. REPLACE: Existing sections 4.80-4.91 of the Faculty Senate By-Laws with the following new sections:

4.80 The Curricular Affairs Committee shall maintain liaison with the Director of the Faculty Institute on Writing to support the success of WI courses and shall approve the assignment of the writing intensive label [WI] to courses deemed appropriate in accordance with sections 8.81.40-41.

4.81 The Curricular Affairs Committee shall maintain liaison with the dean of University College and Special Academic Programs for mutual information and joint action regarding the place of community service in the university's curricula. The Curricular Affairs Committee shall review and act upon proposals for existing Community Service courses and, when appropriate, propose revisions to the procedures for course approval and the standards for such courses, and recommend changes in Community Service course offerings.

4.82 The Curricular Affairs Committee shall maintain liaison with the Feinstein College of Continuing Education for mutual information and joint action regarding policies and procedures for the assessment of students' prior college-level learning through non-collegiate activity.

B. When the February 28, 2002 meeting of the Faculty Senate adjourned, PART II of the University College and General Education Committee Report #2001-02-1 was under consideration.

A motion to refer Part II back to the UCGE Committee to reconsider the portion relating to the FL/CC core area in light of the discussion was on the floor. (The report appears on pages 44-47 of the Agenda for meeting #5, February 28, 2002.)

7. NEW BUSINESS

*By-Laws changes require 2/3-majority vote.