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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 5

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, February 22, 2007 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

1. Call to order at 3:00pm

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #4 December 14, 2006 (Attached)

3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee

A. Annoucements

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #13, #14, #15, #16, #17, and #18 attached pp. 4-20) -- Vice Chairperson Luebke.

C. Minutes of the November 2, 2006 meeting of the Joint Strategic Planning Committee (attached pp. 21-22) -- Vice Chairperson Luebke.

D. Recommendations of the Executive Committee - Vice Chairperson Luebke:

  1. That the Faculty Senate appoint Professor Celia MacDonnell and Professor Karen Ramsay to the Search Committee for the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management.

  2. That the Faculty Senate respond to President Carothers' veto of Bill #06-07--10 by establishing an ad hoc committee to review 8.87.10 and 8.87.11 with the intention of crafting new legislation that would satisfy both the Administration and the Faculty Senate as recommended in the FSEC's Report #06-07-3 (attached pp. 23-24)

  3. That the Faculty Senate approve the charge to and membership of the Joint Classroom Steering Committee as recommended in the FSEC's Report #06-07-4 (attached pp. 25-26)

E. Update on NEASC Accreditation Self-Study -- Senator Kowalski.

4. Report of the President - President Carothers

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

#06-07--10 - Abolition of Programs Legislation on Suspension of Academic Programs. 30-day extension of time requested by President Carothers. Disapproved by President Carothers on January 26, 2007 (letter attached p.27)

#06-07--11 - The Four Hundred Forty-Sixth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on December 21, 2006, portions subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

#06-07--12 - Curricular Report No. 2006-2007-3 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on December 21, 2006.

#06-07--13 - Curricular Report No. 2006-2007-3A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Dual Degree Doctoral program joint with the Technische Universiat. Approved by President Carothers on December 21, 2006, subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

#06-07--14 - Curricular Report No. 2006-2007-3B from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: A Proposal for a Post Graduate Certificate in Nursing Education. Approved by President Carothers on December 21, 2006.

B. Announcements

5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

A. The Four Hundred Forty-Seventh Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 28-30) -- Senator Luebke.

B. The Four Hundred Forty-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Proposal for a B.S. degree in Chemistry and Forensic Chemistry (attached pp. 31-39) -- Senator Luebke.

C. The Four Hundred Forty-Ninth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 40-47) -- Senator Luebke.

D. Curricular Report No. 2006-07-4 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached p. 48) - Dean Bibb.

E. Curricular Report No. 2006-07-5 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached p. 49) - Dean Bibb.

F. University College and General Education Committee Report #06-07-2 (attached p. 50) - Senator Honhart.

G. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2006-07--1 (attached pp. 51-53) -- Professor Boulmetis.

H. Report of the Council for Research on the Establishment of the URI Center for Molecular Toxicology (attached pp. 54-59) -- Professor Lucht.

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 details.