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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 9

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

A. Annoucements

B. B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #25, #26, #27 and #28 (attached pp. 4-14) -- Vice Chairperson Martin.

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

D. Recommendation of the Executive Committee - Vice Chairperson Martin

  1. 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:
Bills:

#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.

B. Announcements

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.

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