1. The regular meeting of the Faculty Senate was called to order at 3:09 p.m. in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building. Chairperson Swallow presiding.
All members were present except Senators Barber, Betensky, Blanthorne, Collie, Cooper, Dilworth, Fastovsky, Ferszt, Hamel, Hannel, Irvine, Jenkins, Kincaid, La Luna, LaPlante, Lardaro, Lofgren, Mahler, Maier-Speredelozzi, Mitkowski, Watts and Wittwer; Vice Presidents Beagle, Dougan, Weygand; Vice Provosts Bozylinsky and Libutti (Vice Provost McCray was represented by his designee); Deans Bonn, Farmer, Kirby, Higgins, McKinney, Richmond, and Wright; and David Coates.
2. Chairperson Swallow asked if there were any additions or corrections to or questions about the Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #2, October 21, 2010.
There were none.
Chairperson Swallow ruled that in the absence of any comments or corrections, the Minutes were approved.
3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
Chairperson Swallow said that they would discuss elections for a new member of the Executive Committee a little later in the meeting.
Chairperson Swallow reminded Senators that the Executive Committee will serve as a nominating committee for the December election and asked that any Senator interested in nominating someone or willing to serve should contact a member of the FSEC by December 1.
Chairperson Swallow announced for the Division of Student Affairs that it was time to nominate students for the 2011 Rainville Student Leadership Awards. He indicated there were four different awards, two for outstanding student leaders, one for an outstanding student employee and another for an excellent team. Nominations will close by December 3, 2010. If you are interested go to the URI homepage at www.uri.edu/rainville/nominatestudent.html.
Chairperson Swallow expressed his appreciation to Provost DeHayes, who had agreed to sponsor that afternoon's reception after the Senate meeting.
A. Vice Chairperson Eaton said that the Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #11 through 13 had been distributed by email and noted that they were accessible on the web at http://www.uri.edu/facsen/Commtgs_11-13.htm#FSEC. She asked if there were any questions. There were none.
B. Vice Chairperson Eaton explained the Report of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee Election of Officers and Executive Committee. She noted that it was accessible on the web at http://www.uri.edu/facsen/FSEC_Elections.pdf. She asked if there werenany questions. There were none.
4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT
President Dooley thanked everyone for their support in the recent election. He gave a report on the passing of Question 2. He also indicated that he would be meeting with members of Governor Chafee's new transition team to talk about the agenda going forward. He also indicated that they would continue work on the joint nursing facility.
President Dooley asked if there were any questions.
5. REPORTS OF STANDING COMMITTEES
A. Professor Mundorf presented the Four Hundred and Eighty -SecondReport of the Curricular Affairs Committee, which appeared on the web at http://www.uri.edu/facsen/482_CAC.pdf. He noted that Section 1 was informational and asked if there were any questions. There were none.
Professor Mundorf moved approval of Section II. The motion carried.
Professor Mundorf said that Section III A was informational and moved approval of part B of Section III. The motion carried.
B. Dean Zawia presented the Curricular Report No. 1-2010-11 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate, which appeared on the web at http://www.uri.edu/facsen/GC_Curr_Report_1_2010-2011.pdf. He noted that Part 1 was informational and asked if there were any questions. There were none.
Dean Zawia moved approval of Part II. The motion carried.
C. Professor McIntyre presented the Annual Report of the Honors Program and Visiting Scholars Committee for 2009-10, which appeared on the web at http://www.uri.edu/facsen/HPVS_09-10.pdf. He noted that it was informational and asked if there were any questions. There were none.
Professor McIntyre said that next year's Honors Colloquium would be titled "Are You Ready for the Future?"
6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
Chairperson Swallow asked if there was any unfinished business.
Chairperson Swallow presented a PowerPoint on the continuing discussion of the Restructuring Faculty Senate Officers' Terms of Office.
He stated that the Executive Committee would like to get comments from the Senate and that they would bring forward one or two rough models. He also indicated that they would have to identify how the Constitution and By-Laws would have to be changed.
7. NEW BUSINESS
Chairperson Swallow asked if there was any new business. There was none.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:00 p.m.