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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 7

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, March 24, 2005 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

1. Call to order at 3:00pm

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #6, February 24, 2005 (Attached).

A. Annoucements

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #20, #21 and #22 attached pp. 4-14) -- Vice Chairperson Rosen.

C. Activities of the Joint Strategic Planning Committee

D. Recommendations of the Executive Committee -- Vice Chairperson Rosen.

E. Report of the Executive Committee on Terms on the Executive Committee (attached pp. 15-17) -- Vice Chairperson Rosen.

4. Report of the President - President Carothers

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

#04-05--13 - Curricular Report No. 2004-05-3 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on March 5, 2005.

#04-05--14 - Curricular Report No. 2004-05-3A: Proposal for a Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on March 5, 2005, subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

#04-05--15 - Curricular Report No. 2004-05-4 from the Graduate Councilto the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on March 5, 2005.

#04-05--16 - Curricular Report No. 2004-05-5 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on March 5, 2005.

#04-05--17 - Curricular Report No. 2004-05-5A: Proposal for a Ph.D. in Computer Science Degree from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on March 5, 2005, subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

#04-05--18 - Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #04-05-2: Proposed Summer Session Calendar for 2006. Approved by President Carothers on March 5, 2005.

Resolution:

#04-05--2 - Resolution on Future Executive Committee Surveys. Supported by President Carothers on March 5, 2005.

B. Announcements

5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

A. The Four Hundred Thirtieth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 18-26) - Senator Luebke.

B. The Four Hundred Thirty-First Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 27-36) - Senator Luebke.

C. Curricular Report No. 2004-05-6 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached pp. 37-38) - Vice Provost Trubatch.

D. Curricular Report No. 2004-05-6A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Proposal for a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Fashion Merchandising (attached pp. 39-43) - Vice Provost Trubatch.

E. University College and General Education Committee Report #2004-05-4 (attached p. 44) - Senator Jackson.

F. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #04-05-3: Proposed University Calendars for 2005-06 through 2010-11 (attached pp.45-54. Proposed equal semester calendars pp.46-49; proposed unequal semesters calendars pp. 50-54) - Professor Loy.

6. Unfinished Business

Senator John Leo introduced the following resolution at the February 24, 2005 meeting of the Faculty Senate.  The Senate voted to postpone consideration until the March 24 meeting to provide the campus with an opportunity to discuss the issues before the Senate formally considers it. It is returned to the Faculty Senate at this time:

Whereas

The University of Rhode Island states, in its legally binding equal opportunity policy, that "The University of Rhode Island prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, age, color, creed, national origin, handicap, or sexual orientation, and discrimination against disabled and Vietnam Era veterans, in the recruitment, admission, or treatment of students...", and

Whereas

here are questions and urgent concerns when these unambiguous and legally binding policies are violated and not enforced with respect to sexual orientation, specifically the use of the office and services of Career Services on the URI campus by military recruiters and interviewers operating under the cover of the so-called "Don't ask, don't tell" policy affecting gays in the military,

Therefore

We urge vehemently that the President of the University reaffirm its current non-discrimination policy and that he enforce its current prohibitions against discrimination to the fullest possible legal extent with respect to military recruitment on the campus.

7. New Business