NUMBER 8

 

AGENDA

 

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, May 12, 2011 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

 

A reception at the University Club sponsored by Dean Wright, College of Engineering, will immediately follow the meeting.

 

1.  Call to order at 3:00 p.m.

 

2.  Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meetings #6, March 31, 2011 and #7, April 21, 2011 (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/FS_06m_3-31-11.htm; http://www.uri.edu/facsen/FS_07m_4-21-11.htm)

 

3.  REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

A.    Announcements

 

B.  Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting #35, are available at http://www.uri.edu/facsen/Commtgs_10-11.htm#FSEC) -- Vice Chairperson Larsen.

 

C.  Report of the Executive Committee on Service (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/FSEC_Spring_Report.pdf)--Chairperson Eaton and Vice Chairperson Larsen

 

D. Report of the Nominating Committee (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/NomComm_2011.pdf) -- Professor Krieger     

 

      4.  REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT -- President Dooley

 

A.    Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:

 

      B.  Announcements

 

     5.    REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

 

      A.   Curricular Report No. 7-2010-11 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/GC_7-2010-11.pdf) (Abstract) -- Dean Killingbeck

 

B. The Four Hundred Eighty-Ninth Report of the Curricular Affairs

Committee.  (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/489_CAC.pdf) (Abstract) -- Professor Mundorf

 

C.  Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #10-11-4: Calendar for University and Summer Session (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/AS&C_10-11-4.pdf) -- Professor DiCioccio

 

D.  Report of the Council for Research on Intellectual Property Policy  WITHDRAWN

 

            E.  Annual Report of the Library Committee for 2010-11

 (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/LibCommReport_toFacSen2011.pdf) – Senator G. Eaton

 

F.   Report of the Joint Committee on Academic Planning [JCAP] (oral) – Provost DeHayes and Vice Chairperson Larsen

 

G.  Report on the Grand Challenge Initiative (http://www.uri.edu/facsen/Grand_Challenge_Initiative.pdf) – Professor DiCioccio and Professor Stevenson

 

6.   UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

At the April 21 Meeting of the Faculty Senate, the following changes to sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate were first moved.  They are now returned to the Faculty Senate for a vote:

 

                                    Existing

 

5.1 Each year at its organizational meeting, the Senate shall elect for one-year terms a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson and one member of the Executive Committee. In order to ensure continuity, the remaining three members of the Executive Committee shall be elected to serve for two years. To stagger their terms, two of the 2-year term members shall be elected on even numbered years and the other 2-year term member on odd numbered years. 

Proposed

 

5.1 Each year at its organizational meeting, In February of each academic year, the Senate shall elect for one-year terms a Chairperson and a Vice Chairperson, and one member of the Executive Committee. for the following academic year.  At its organizational meeting in May, the Senate shall elect at least one senator for a one-year term on the Executive Committee. In order to ensure continuity, the remaining three members of the Executive Committee shall be elected to serve for two years. To stagger their terms, two of the 2-year term members shall be elected on even numbered years and the other 2-year term member on odd numbered years. 

                                               

Existing

5.2 At its regular meeting in April of each year the Senate shall elect a nominating committee of three members chosen from the members whose terms expire that May. This committee shall present two nominations for each position to be filled by election at the organization meeting at the end of the academic year. In selecting its nominees, this committee shall consider the senators newly elected as well as those who have served for one or two years, shall consider continuity of membership, and shall, moreover, seek to maintain a reasonable distribution and rotation of the positions to be filled among the various colleges and school.

Proposed

 

5.2 At its regular meeting in April January of each year the Senate shall elect a nominating committee of three members chosen from the members whose terms expire that May. This committee shall present two nominations for each position of the positions of Chair and Vice Chair in February.  The remaining one or two year positions on the Executive Committee shall be elected at the organization meeting at the end of the academic year in May. In selecting its nominees for terms on the Executive Committee, this committee the nominating committee shall consider the senators newly elected as well as those who have served for one or two years, shall consider continuity of membership, and shall, moreover, seek to maintain a reasonable distribution and rotation of the positions to be filled among the various colleges and schools.

 

(Amendments to the Faculty Senate By-Laws require a 2/3 majority).

 

Note: If these changes are approved, the Faculty Senate Chairperson and Vice Chairperson for 2012-2013 will be elected in February 2012 and other new members of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee for 2012-2013 will be elected in May 2012.

 

      7.   NEW BUSINESS

  

      8.   ADJOURNMENT

 

A reception for the Faculty Senate at the University Club, sponsored by Dean Wright, College of Engineering,

will immediately follow the meeting.