UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

FACULTY SENATE

NUMBER 8

AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, May 9, 2002 in room 113 White Hall.

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

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #7, April 18, 2002 (attached).

3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements, including introduction of new Senators (2002-03 apportionment attached p. 4 ).

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #22, #23, #24 and #25 attached pp. 5-17) -- Vice Chairperson Goldsmith.

C. Report of the Nominating Committee (attached p. 18) -- Professor Grilli.

4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT - President Carothers

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:

Bills:

#01-02--19 The Four Hundred Third Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on April 6, 2002.

#01-02--20 Curricular Report No. 2001-2002-6 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on April 6, 2002.

#01-02--21 Constitution, By-Laws and University Manual Report #2001-02-2: Part I - Article VII. Approved by President Carothers on April 6, 2002.

#01-02--22 The Four Hundred Second Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Section IV. Approved by President Carothers on April 6, 2002.

Resolution:

#01-02--4 Endorsement of Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report on Plagiarism. Supported by President Carothers on April 6, 2002.

B. Announcements.

5. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A.The Four Hundred Fifth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 19-21) -- Senator Kaufman.

B. Curricular Report No. 2001-2002-8 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached p. 22) -- Vice Provost Trubatch.

C. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2001-02-2 (attached pp. 23-29) -- Professor Luebke.

D.Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2001-02-3: University Calendar for 2005-06 (attached pp. 30-31) -- Professor Luebke.

E. Report of the Faculty Senate's appointees to the Athletics Advisory Board (oral) -- Senator Ramstad

6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. 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.)

B. On March 28, 2002 action on the following By-Laws change that appeared in the Report of the Constitution, By-Laws and University Manual Committee #01-02--2 was postponed until April 18 because amendments to the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate may not be voted upon at the meeting they are first moved:

Amend section 2.7 of the By-Laws as follows (changes are in boldface):

2.7 A senator whose three-year term expires may not be re-elected until the lapse of one year, except that a senator who has not served for two or more consecutive semesters of a three-year term on account of an officially sanctioned leave (sabbatical, medical, and the like) shall be eligible for re-election without a one-year hiatus.

C. Reports of Ad Hoc Senate Committees on Athletics and Academics:

1) Committee on Scheduling Athletic Competitions during the Final Exam Period or Designated Reading Days (attached pp. 32-34) -- Senator Ramstad.

2)Committee on Priority Registration for Athletes (attached pp. 35-36) -- Senator Nippo.

D. Annual Report of the Council for Research for 2001-02 (attached pp. 37-38) -- Professor Euler.

7. NEW BUSINESS