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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 1

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, September 24, 2009 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building.

A reception at the University Club sponsored by Provost DeHayes will immediately follow the Meeting.

1. Call to order at 3:00pm
Please note that prior to the call to order there will be a meeting of the General Faculty-Graduate Faculty.

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #8, May 14, 2009 (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/FS_8m_5-14-09.html)

3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee

A. Annoucements and Opening Remarks - Chairperson Swallow

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of 2008-2009 Executive Committee Meetings #21, #22, #23, #24, #25, #26, #27 and #28, http://www.uri.edu/facsen/Commtgs_08-09.html and 2009-2010 Executive Committee Meetings #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6,, #7, and #8, http://www.uri.edu/facsen/Commtgs_09-10.html) -- Vice Chairperson Ordonez

C. Recommendations of the Executive Committee -- Vice Chairperson Ordonez:

  1. That the Faculty Senate approve Committee Appointments for 2009-10 (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/Committees_09-10.html)

  2. That the Faculty Senate amend section 10.90.13 at the request of the Provost and the Administrator Evaluation Coordinator to read as follows (amendment is in CAPS):

    10.90.13 Administrator Evaluation Committees (see 5.76.10) shall be established within each administrative unit to review faculty letters and determine how the letters and any additional data are to be summarized and presented. IT IS EXPECTED THAT THE WORK OF THESE COMMITTEES SHALL BE COMPLETED WITHIN ONE SEMESTER. See sections 5.76.10 - 5.76.12 for descriptions of Administrator Evaluation Committees.

Annual Report of the University Ombud for 2008-09 (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/Annual_Report_Ombud08-09.pdf) Ombud Rose.

4. Report of the President

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/Bills08-09.html)

B. Announcements

5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

A. Annual Report of the Council for Research for 2008-09 (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/Annual_Report_08-09_CFR.pdf)
http://www.uri.edu/facsen/Centers_Approval_Flowchart.pdf - Professor King

B. he University College and General Education Committee Report #2009-10-1 (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/UCGE_09-10-1.pdf) - Senator Hicks

6. Special Forum

Discussion of the Draft Academic Plan (Draft can be downloaded at http://www.uri.edu/provost/)

7. Unfinished Business

8. New Business

9. Adjournment

A reception for the Faculty Senate sponsored by Provost DeHayes will immediately follow the meeting at the University Club