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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 1

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, September 22, 2005 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

1. Call to order at 3:00pm

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 degree candidates.

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #9, May 12, 2005 and Special Faculty Senate Meeting of July 14, 2005 (attached).

A. Annoucements

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of 2004-2005 Executive Committee Meetings #29, #30, #31, #32 and #33 and 2005-2006 Executive Committee Meetings #1, #2 and #3 attached pp. 4-35) - Vice Chairperson Martin.

C. Activities of the Joint Strategic Planning Committee (Minutes of March 28, 2005, April 25, 2005, May 9, 2005, and August 12, 2005 Meetings attached pp. 36-43) - Vice Chairperson Martin.

D. Recommendation of the Executive Committee -- Vice Chairperson Martin:

  • That the Faculty Senate approve Committee Appointments for 2005-06 (attached pp. 44-51).
  • That the Faculty Senate approve proposed changes to the University Manual (attached pp. 52-54).

E. Annual Report of the University Ombud for 2004-05 (attached pp. 55-57) - Ombud Rose.

4. Report of the President - President Carothers

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:

#04-05--24 - Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #04-05-3: Proposed University Calendars for 2005-2006through 2010-11. Approved by President Carothers on May 9, 2005.

#04-05--25 - Changes to Sections 5.1, 5.2, and 5.4 of the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on May 9, 2005.

#04-05--26 - The Four Hundred Thirty-Second Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on May 9, 2005.

#04-05--27 - Curricular Report No. 2004-05-7 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on May 9, 2005.

#04-05--28 - University College and General Education Committee Report #2004-05-5. Approved by President Carothers on May 9, 2005.

#04-05--29 - Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #04-05-4: Proposed Sections 8.32.12 and 8.70.23 of the UNIVERSITY MANUAL. Approved by President Carothers on May 9, 2005.

#04-05--30 - The Four Hundred Thirty-Third Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on May 23, 2005.

#04-05--31 - Curricular Report No. 2004-05-8 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on May 23, 2005.

#04-05--32 - Report of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Committee: Recommendations I and II. Approved by President Carothers on May 23, 2005.

#05-06--S - Revised University Calendar for Spring 2006. Approved by President Carothers on July 14, 2005.

Resolutions:

#04-05--5 - Statement regarding university policies on use of non-varsity athletics fields. Returned by President Carothers with explanation. See http://www.uri.edu/facsen/nonvarsity.PDF for President Carothers' written response to the resolution.

#04-05--6 - Expression of Best Wishes to Vice Provost Janett Trubatch. Supported by President Carothers on May 23, 2005.

#04-05--7 - Expression of Appreciation to Chairperson G. Faye Boudreaux-Bartels. Supported by President Carothers on May 23, 2005.

B. Announcements

5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

A. Annual Report of the Honors Program and Visiting Scholars Committee for 2004-05 (attached pp. 58-65) - Professor Johnson.

C. Curricular Report No. 2006-07-7A: Proposal for a dual Diplom/ Master of Science program with the Technische Universität Braunschweig (attached p. 34)

B. Revised Report of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Committee (attached pp. 66-70) - Dean Cohen.

6. Unfinished Business

7. New Business