Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, April 21, 2011 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 3:00 p.m.
Please note that prior to the call to order there will be a brief meeting of the General Faculty-Graduate Faculty for the purpose of approving certification of degree candidates.
2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #6, March 31, 2011
3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
C. Recommendations of the Executive Committee – Vice Chairperson Larsen
1) That the Faculty Senate adopt the proposed schedule of meetings for the 2011-2012 academic year (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/Schedule_FS_2011-12.htm)
2) That the Faculty Senate approve the membership of the Nominating
Committee for Officers of the 2011-12 Faculty Senate:
Professor Bethany Jenkins, Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor William Krieger, Philosophy, Chair
Professor Susan Roush, Physical Therapy
3) That the Faculty Senate amend sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate with regard to election of officers (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/FSEC_Officer_Elections.htm)
4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT -- President Dooley
A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:
Bill #10-11--19 Curricular Report No. 5-2010-11 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Dooley on April 8, 2011.
Bill #10-11—20 The Four Hundred Eighty-Seventh Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Dooley on April 8, 2011.
5. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES
A. Curricular Report No. 6-2010-11 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/GC_6_2010-11.pdf) -- Dean Killingbeck
B. Graduate Student Learning Outcomes Assessment (oral) – Dean Killingbeck and Senator Ciccomascolo
C. The Four Hundred Eighty-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs
D. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #10-11-3: Drop Period, Final Examinations, Basis for Credit (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/AS&C_10-11-3.pdf) -- Professor DiCioccio
F. Annual Report of the Athletics Advisory Board, including proposed amendments to the UNIVERSITY MANUAL (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/AAB_Report_Senate_4-21-11.pdf) (Abstract) – Professor Luebke
G. Annual Report of the Joint Classroom Steering Committee (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/JCSC_annual_report_2011.pdf) (Abstract) -- Ms. Morrissey
6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS
At the March 31 Meeting of the Faculty Senate, the following change to section 4.25 of the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate was first moved. It is now returned to the Faculty Senate for a vote:
4.25 The Constitution, By-Laws and University Manual Committee. This committee shall review the
of University governance and propose changes in the Constitution and By-Laws of
the Faculty Senate and in the UNIVERSITY MANUAL; review proposals for changes
in University governance from whatever source and make recommendations
concerning them to the Faculty Senate and to the
Joint Educational Policy Committee other appropriate bodies and
individuals; construe the meaning of the Constitution, the By-Laws and the
UNIVERSITY MANUAL upon the request of the Senate Chairperson or Executive
Committee, any senator or member of the University faculty, or the President;
assure that all duly approved changes are incorporated into the Constitution
and By-Laws and into the UNIVERSITY MANUAL, and that no unauthorized changes
are made in these instruments; and assure that the language of all duly
approved changes is consistent with the style, format and arrangement of the
Constitution and By-Laws and of the UNIVERSITY MANUAL.
Note: Amendments to the Faculty Senate By-Laws require a 2/3 majority.
7. NEW BUSINESS
A reception for the Faculty Senate at the University Club, sponsored by Provost DeHayes, will immediately follow the Meeting.