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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 8

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, April 24, 2008 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 degree candidates.

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #7, March 27, 2008 (attached).

3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee

A. Annoucements

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #23 and #24 (attached pp. 4-9) -- Vice Chairperson Martin.

C. Activities of the Joint Strategic Planning Committee (Minutes of January 17, 2008 attached p. 10) -- Vice Chairperson Martin.

D. Recommendations of the Executive Committee - Vice Chairperson Martin

  1. 1) That the Faculty Senate adopt the proposed schedule of meetings for the 2008-09 academic year (attached p. 11)
  2. 2) That the Faculty Senate approve the membership of the Nominating Committee for Officers of the 2008-09 Faculty Senate:

       James Agostinucci, College of Human Science and Services
       Laura Beauvais, College of Business Administration
       Michael Honhart, College of Arts and Sciences

4. Report of the President - President Carothers

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

#07-08--23 - The Four Hundred Sixtieth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on April 2, 2008.

#07-08--24 - Curricular Report No. 2007-08-5 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on April 2, 2008.

#07-08--25 - Curricular Report No. 2007-08-5A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Dual Masters of Business Administration and Masters of Oceanography Degree. Approved by President Carothers on April 2, 2008, subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

#07-08--26 - University College and General Education Committee Report #2007-08-4. Approved by President Carothers on April 2, 2008.

#07-08--27 - Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report 2007-08-3. Approved by President Carothers on April 2, 2008.

B. Announcements

C. Introduction of Dr. Donald DeHayes, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

A. The Four Hundred Sixty-First Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 12-27) - Professor Luebke

B. Curricular Report No. 2007-08-6 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached pp. 28-29) - Vice Provost Pasquerella.

C. Curricular Report No. 2007-08-6A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Ocean Engineering Professional Practice Degree (attached pp. 30-39) - Vice Provost Pasquerella.

D. The University College and General Education Committee Report #2007-08-5 (attached p. 40) - Professor Hicks.

E. Report of the Constitution, By-Laws and University Manual Committee for 2007-08 (attached pp. 41-46) -- Senator Wenisch and Vice Provost Bozylinsky.

F. Report of the Council for Research on the URI Center of Excellence in Undersea Technology (attached p. 47-51) -- Professor Merrill.

G. Report of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Committee (attached pp. 52-53) -- Dean Cohen.

H. Annual Report of the Athletics Advisory Board (oral) and recommendations for amending the UNIVERSIITY MANUAL (attached pp. 54-55) -- Professor Luebke.

I. Annual Report of the Joint Classroom Steering Committee (attached pp. 56-57) -- Ms. Morrissey.

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.