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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 4

Rrescheduled for December 20, 2007

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, December 13, 2007 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/Graduate Faculty for the purpose of approving degrees.

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #2, October 25, 2007 (Attached).

3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee

A. Annoucements

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #7, #8, #9, #10, #11, and #12 attached pp. 3-20) -- Vice Chairperson Martin.

C. Activities of the Joint Strategic Planning Committee (Minutes of October 4, and November 1, 2007 attached pp. 21-22) - Vice Chairperson Martin.

4. Report of the President - President Carothers

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:
Bills:

#07-08--5 - The Four Hundred Fifty-Third Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on October 31, 2007.

#07-08--6 - University College and General Education Committee Report #07-08-1. Approved by President Carothers on October 31, 2007.

#07-08--7 - Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2007-08-2. Approved by President Carothers on October 31, 2007.

#07-08--8 - Amendments to Sections 4.4, 4.56 and 4.60 of the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on October 31, 2007.

B. Announcements

C. State of the Budget Address (See http://www.uri.edu/facsen/State_of_Budget_07.pdf) - Vice President Weygand.

5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

A. The Four Hundred Fifty-Fourth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 12-17) - Senator Honhart.

B. The Four Hundred Fifty-Fifth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Proposal for a School of Communication (attached pp. 29-38) - Professor Luebke.

C. The Four Hundred Fifty-Sixth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 39-43) - Professor Luebke.

D. Curricular Report No. 2007-08-1 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached pp. 44-45) - Vice Provost Pasquerella.

E. Curricular Report No. 2007-08-2 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached pp. 46-48) - Vice Provost Pasquerella.

6. Unfinished Business

7. New Business

Full agenda are in the hands of all senators and department chairs. They are also available through email on Facsen-Bus and on the Faculty Senate home page (Facsen). Contact the Faculty Senate for detials.

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