Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002

Subject: Bill #02-03--9

I am disapproving the 2006 calendar because I want to give the current planning process sufficient time to consider different calendar options for the future. We are, in general, seeking ways to better utilize the existing campus facilities and human resources. We are considering, for example, moving to a trimester system or, alternatively, to a summer session sufficient long to allow students to carry a full semester's load during the summer. I do not want to approve a calendar as far forward as 2006 until those deliberations are complete and have been submitted to the Senate for review. RLC



Robert L. Carothers


The University of Rhode Island

Kingston, RI 02881