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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 5

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, January 31, 2008 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

1. Call to order at 3:00pm

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #4, December 20, 2007 (Attached).

3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee

A. Annoucements

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #13, #14, and #15 attached pp. 4-10) -- Vice Chairperson Martin.

C. Activities of the Joint Strategic Planning Committee (Minutes of November 29, 2007 attached pp. 11-12) - Vice Chairperson Martin.

D. Recommendation of the Executive Committee - Vice Chairperson Martin

  • That the Faculty Senate elect one of the following two Senators to serve on the FSEC for the remainder of the 2007-08 academic year:

    Senator James Agostinucci, PHT
    Senator Margaret Ordonez, TMD

4. Report of the President - President Carothers

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

#07-08--9 - The Four Hundred Fifty-Fourth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on December 28, 2007.

#07-08--10 - The Four Hundred Fifty-Fifth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Proposal for a School of Communication. Approved by President Carothers on December 28, 2007, subject to final approval by the Board

#07-08--11 - The Four Hundred Fifty-Sixth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on December 28, 2007.

#07-08--12 -Curricular Report No. 2007-08-1 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on December 28, 2007.

#07-08--13 - Curricular Report No. 2007-08-2 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on December 28, 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-Seventh Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 13-15) - Senator Honhart.

B. Curricular Report No. 2007-08-3 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached pp. 16-17) - Vice Provost Pasquerella.

C. Curricular Report No. 2007-08-1A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Proposal for a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education (attached pp. 18-36) - Vice Provost Pasquerella.

D. The University College and General Education Committee Report #2007-08-2 (attached p. 37-38) - Professor Hicks.

E. Report of the Library Committee for 2007-08 (attached pp. 39-40) -- Professor Carson.

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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