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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 9

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, May 11, 2006 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

1. Call to order at 3:00pm

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #8, April 20, 2006 (attached).

3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee

A. Announcements.

The Faculty Senate is invited to a reception in honor of Professor Scott Molloy named RI Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching immediately following the meeting.

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #28, #29, #30 and #31 attached pp. 5-14) -- Vice Chairperson Martin

C. Report of the Nominating Committee (attached p. 15) -- Professor Karen Ramsay

D. Recommendation of the Executive Committee -- Vice Chairperson Martin

  • That the Faculty Senate approve the revised section 2.14.10 on Administrative Searches (attached p. 16)

E. Annual Report on the activities of the JSPC (attached pp. 17-18) -- Chairperson Rice

4. Report of the President - President Carothers

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President.

B. Announcements

C. Presentation of the Award for RI Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching to Professor Scott Molloy.

5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

A. The Four Hundred Forty-Third Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 19-24) - Senator Luebke.

B. Curricular Report No. 2005-2006-8 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached pp. 25-27) -- Vice Provost Pasquerella

C. Constitution, By-Laws and University Manual Committee Report #05-06-3 (attached p. 28) -- Senator Wenisch

D. Report of the Library Committee for Spring 2006 (attached pp. 29-32) -- Professor Onorato.

E. Report of the Providence Campus Initiative Committee (oral) --Vice Chairperson Martin.

6. Unfinished Business

At the end of the April 20, 2006 Faculty Senate Meeting a resolution in support of 2006 H-7092 (See http://www.uri.edu/facsen/h7092.pdf) was introduced as an item of New Business. The Faculty Senate voted to postpone consideration until the May 11, 2006 Meeting of the Faculty Senate. The resolution is reproduced below:

Whereas, the University of Rhode Island is the State's public research university, and

Whereas, the University of Rhode Island is committed to enriching the lives of Rhode Islanders through its Land, Sea, and Urban Grant traditions of research and outreach to the public, and

Whereas, the University of Rhode Island has a long and distinguished history of research accomplishments in such fields as potato disease control, poultry disease control, turf grass breeding, aeronautical engineering, industrial engineering, underwater acoustics, fisheries science, textiles science, electronic engineering, pharmaceutical science and environmental science that have catalyzed economic growth in Rhode Island, the nation and the world, and

Whereas, the University of Rhode Island has a long and distinguished history of cooperative extension or outreach programs such as farm demonstrations, environmental protection, transportation and community planning, industrial pilot projects, teacher education, social science outreach, community health programs and artistic programs that have enriched the lives of all Rhode Islanders, and

Whereas, the University of Rhode Island is well positioned to continue boosting Rhode Island's economy in the areas of marine science and engineering, biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences, forensic sciences, transportation systems and information sciences, and

Whereas, the 2003 Partnership for Prosperity Report commissioned by the University of Rhode Island Research Office concluded that the University of Rhode Island generates nearly five dollars in economic activity in the State for every dollar of State support, and

Whereas, the professors and professional researchers at the University of Rhode Island are extremely successful in the pursuit of federal funding for research, outreach and training projects that carries a requirement of non-federal matching funds,

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Rhode Island pledges its full support of An Act by The Rhode Island House of Representatives 2006 H-7092 by Representatives Naughton, Shanley, and Crowley that authorizes the appropriation of state funds as cash matching funds for federal research, extension and training grants, and

FURTHERMORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Faculty Senate of the University of Rhode Island respectfully requests the support of President, and the Board of Governors for Higher Education for 2006 H-7092 and respectfully urges passage by the Rhode Island House of Representatives, and the Rhode Island Senate and signing into law by Governor Donald L. Carcieri.

7. New Business

Full agenda are in the hand sof all senators and department chairs. They are also available through email on Facsen-Bus and on the Faculty Senate home page at www.uri.edu/facsen. Contact the Faculty Senate for detials.