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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 4

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, December 18, 2008 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

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 #3, November 20, 2008 (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/FS_03m_11-20-08.htm

3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee

A. Annoucements

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Meetings #10, #11, and #12) - Vice Chairperson Costello

C. Recommendation of the Executive Committee -- Vice Chairperson Costello:

  • That the Faculty Senate Meeting originally scheduled for March 19, 2009 be rescheduled for March 26, 2009

4. Report of the President - President Carothers

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:
Bills:

#08-09--3 - The Four Hundred Sixty-Fourth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on November 3, 2008.

#08-09--4 - University College and General Education Committee Report #08-09-1. Approved by President Carothers on November 3, 2008.

#08-09--5 - Expression of Support for Equity and Fairness for the URI Part-Time Faculty United (AAUP). Returned by President Carothers with the following notation: "As this is a matter of collective bargaining, it is a matter outside the purview of the Faculty Senate."

#08-09--6 - University College and General Education Committee Report #08-09-2. Approved by President Carothers on November 26, 2008.

Resolution:
#08-09--2 - Expression of Continued Support for 2007-H5230 and its Reintroduction for 2009. Supported by President Carothers on November 26, 2008.

B. Announcements

5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

A. The Four Hundred Sixty-Fifth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/465_CAC.pdf) - Professor Mundorf

B. Curricular Report No. 2008-2009-4 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/GC_CURRICULAR_REPORT_08-09-4.pdf) - Dean Bibb

6. Special Forum - Provost DeHayes

The Current State of URI: Sharing Information and Seeking Solutions.

7. Unfinished Business

Recommendation of the Executive Committee -- Vice Chairperson Costello:

[The Executive Committee is reintroducing this item to follow up on additional information provided at the November 20 Faculty Senate Meeting]

8. New Business