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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 3

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, November 20, 2003 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

1. Call to order at 3:00pm

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #2, October 30, 2003 (attached).

3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee

A. Annoucements

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #8 and #9 attached pp. 3-8) -- Vice Chairperson Hollinshead.

C. Activities of the Joint Strategic Planning Committee (Minutes of September 18, 2003 Meeting attached pp. 9-10) -- Vice Chairperson Hollinshead.

4. Report of the President - President Carothers

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:

B. Announcements

5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

A. The Four Hundred Seventeenth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 11-12) Professor Kaufman.

B. Curricular Report No. 2003-2004- 3 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached p. 13) -- Vice Provost Trubatch.

C. University College and General Education Committee Report #2003-04-2 (attached pp. 14-15) -- Professor Jackson.

D. Report of the Constitution By-Laws and University Manual Committee on Chapter 5: Committees of the University (attached pp. 16-20) -- Senator Wenisch.

E. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Admissions to the Providence Campus (pp. 21-24) Professor Swonger.

6. Unfinished Business

The following recommendation of the Executive Committee was introduced at the October 30 Meeting of the Faculty Senate. It is now returned for action at this meeting. Approval requires a 2/3 majority of those voting.

That the Faculty Senate approve the change in title from Vice President for Business and Finance" to "Vice President for Administration" in all documents referring to ex officio members of the Faculty Senate, including, but not limited to, the membership article of the Faculty Senate Constitution (Article III).

7. New Business

Request from the CBUM Committee to discuss shared governance and reorganization planning (October 28 Letter from Senate Chairperson Beckman attached p. 25).