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Faculty Senate Agenda

Number 6

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, February 21, 2008 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

1. Call to order at 3:00pm

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #5, January 31, 2008 (Attached).

3. Reports of Officers and Executive Committee

A. Annoucements

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #16, #17, and #18 attached pp. 3-11) -- Vice Chairperson Martin.

4. Report of the President - President Carothers

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

#07-08--14 - The Four Hundred Fifty-Seventh Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Carothers on February 6, 2008.

#07-08--15 - Curricular Report No. 2007-08-2 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Carothers on February 6, 2008.

#07-08--16 - Curricular Report No. 2007-08-1A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Proposal for a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education. Approved by President Carothers on February 6, 2008, subject to final approval by the Board of Governors.

#07-08--17 - University College and General Education Committee Report #07-08-2. Approved by President Carothers on February 6, 2008.

Resolutions:

#07-08--2 - Library Committee Resolution on Open Access. Supported by President Carothers on February 6, 2008.

#07-07--3 - Expression of Gratitude to M. Beverly Swan, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Supported by President Carothers on February 6, 2008.

B. Announcements

C. State of the Budget Address (See http://www.uri.edu/facsen/State_of_Budget_07.pdf) - Vice President Weygand.

5. Reports of Standing and Special Committees

A. The Four Hundred Fifty-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 12-16) - Senator Honhart.

B. The Four Hundred Fifty-Ninth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee (attached pp. 17-22) - Senator Honhart.

C. Curricular Report No. 2007-08-4 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate (attached pp. 23-27) - Vice Provost Pasquerella.

D. The University College and General Education Committee Report #2007-08-3 (attached pp. 28-29) - Professor Hicks.

E. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report 2007-08-2 (attached pp. 30-31) - Senator Dicioccio.

6. Special Report

Understanding the Student Veteran - Dr. Jennifer Lambert.

7. Unfinished Business

8. 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.