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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 4

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, December 11, 2003 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 candidates for degrees.

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #3, November 20, 2003 (attached).

3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee

A. Annoucements

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #10, #11, and #12 attached pp. 3-10) -- Vice Chairperson Hollinshead.

C. Activities of the Joint Strategic Planning Committee (Minutes of October 2, 2003 Meeting attached p. 11) -- Vice Chairperson Hollinshead.

D. Recommendation that the Faculty Senate approve the Small Research Vessel Policy as originally presented on October 30, 2003 and now resubmitted (attached pp. 12-13) -- Vice Chairperson Hollinshead.

E. President Carothers' memorandum to JSPC on Deliberations on Academic Organization as requested by the Faculty Senate on November 20, 2003 (attached pp. 14-19) -- Vice Chairperson Hollinshead.

4. Report of the President - President Carothers

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

#03-04--3 - The Four Hundred Sixteenth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on November 13, 2003, subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

03-04--4 Curricular Report No. 2003-04-2 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on November 13, 2003.

#03-04--5 - University College and General Education Committee Report #2003-2004-1. Approved by President Carothers on November 13, 2003.

B. Announcements

5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

A. The Four Hundred Eighteenth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 20-23) -- Senator Kaufman.

B. Curricular Report No. 2003-2004-1A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Post-baccalaureate Certificate Program in Polymers (attached pp. 24-26) -- Vice Provost Trubatch.

C. Curricular Report No. 2003-2004-4 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached p. 27) -- Vice Provost Trubatch.

D. Report of the Council for Research: Recommendation for Continuing Status for the URI Transportation Center (attached pp. 28-31; budget) -- Vice Provost Trubatch.

6. Unfinished Business

7. New Business