Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, May 15, 2008 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building
1. Call to order at 3:00pm
2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #8, April 24, 2008 (attached).
3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee
C. Report of the Nominating Committee (attached p. 15) - Professor Beauvais.
D. Recommendation of the Executive Committee - Vice Chairperson Martin
- That the Faculty Senate endorse the revised charge to the Blue Ribbon Study Commission (attached pp. 16-20)
E. Update on IDEA Student Ratings of Instruction Pilot Project -- Professor Kowalski
4. Report of the President - President Carothers
A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:
#07-08--28 The Four Hundred Sixty-First Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Portions are subject to approval by the Board of Governors.
#07-08--29 Curricular Report No. 2007-08-6 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate.
#07-08--30 Curricular Report No. 2007-08-6A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Ocean Engineering Professional Practice Degree. Subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.
#07-08--31 The University College and General Education Committee Report #2007-08-5.
#07-08--32 Report of the Constitution, By-Laws and University Manual Committee for 2007-08: Policy #04-1.
#07-08--33 Report of the Council for Research on the URI Center of Excellence in Undersea Technology. Subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.
#07-08--34 Report of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Committee: Sections 5.74.12, 5.75.11 and 9.23.10 of the UNIVERSITY MANUAL.
#07-08--35 Recommendations from the Athletics Advisory Board on Amendments to the UNIVERSIITY MANUAL.
5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees
A. The Four Hundred Sixty-Second Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 21-42) - Professor Honhart.
B. Curricular Report No. 2007-08-7 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached pp. 43-47) - Vice Provost Pasquerella.
C. The University College and General Education Committee Report #2007-08-6 (attached pp. 48-54) - Professor Hicks.
D. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2007-08-4: Summer 2009; 2013-14 and 2014-15 (attached pp. 55-58) - Senator DiCioccio
E. Report of the Providence Campus Initiative Committee (attached p. 59) -- Senator Martin.
F. Report of the Learning Outcomes Oversight Committee (attached pp. 60-65) - Professor Stevenson.
G. Report of the Academic Program Review Committee (attached pp. 66-68) - Professor Rice.
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.