Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, November 21, 2002 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building
1. Call to order at 3:00pm
2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #2, October 24, 2002 (attached).
3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee
B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #6, #7, and #8 attached pp. 3-9) -- Vice Chairperson Hollinshead.
4. Report of the President - President Carothers
A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:
#02-03--2 The Four Hundred Sixth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on November 6, 2002.
#02-03--3 Curricular Report No. 2002-2003-2 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on November 6, 2002.
#02-03--4 University College and General Education Committee Report #2002-03-1. Approved by President Carothers on November 6, 2002.
#02-03--5 Recommendations of the Executive Committee on Ex Officio Members of Faculty Senate Committees. Approved by President Carothers on November 6, 2002.
5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees
A. The Four Hundred Seventh Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 10-11) -- Senator Kaufman.
B. Curricular Report No. 2002-2003-3 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached p. 12) -- Vice Provost Trubatch.
C. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #02-03-1: Modifications to the Approved Academic Calendars Spring 2003, Fall 2003, and Spring 2004; Posthumous Degrees (attached p. 13-14) -- Senator Hickox.
D. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #02-03-2: Proposed Academic Calendar for 2006-07 (attached pp. 15-16) -- Senator Hickox.
6. Special Forum*
Dr. Jack Warner, R. I. Commissioner for Higher Education
7. Unfinished Business
8. New Business
A. Discussion of the role and cost of athletics at the University.
B. Discussion of the role and financing of the University Library.
C. Discussion of the concept of shared governance at the University and what might be done to enable it to work more effectively.
*Please note: President Carothers will sponsor a reception in honor of Commissioner Warner at the University Club immediately following the meeting.