1. The regular meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013 a.m. in the Dorothy Vocino Conference Room in the URI Library, Chairperson Larsen presiding. All members were present.
2. The Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting #30 were approved. In addition, the Minutes from FSEC #31 were approved subject to review by President Dooley because they pertained to his discussion with the FSEC.
3. The Executive Committee reviewed a draft Agenda for Faculty Senate Meeting #8, April 18, 2013:
a. Ms. Grubman said that Chairperson Larsen would thank the outgoing Senators and read names of newly elected Senators as part of his announcements. It was agreed that Senator Barbour would ask for nominees for the vacant positions on the Executive Committee.
b. It was noted that the Agenda was very full. The Executive Committee asked Chairperson Larsen to keep a careful watch on the time to ensure that business was completed.
a. Chairperson Larsen announced that Provost DeHayes was not able to meet with the FSEC that morning because issues related to last week's campus crisis required his time. The Executive Committee asked Ms. Grubman to reschedule the meeting for April 15 if possible.
b. Ms. Grubman reminded the FSEC that they were scheduled to meet with the final candidate for the Faculty Senate Coordinator position at noon at the University Club.
c. Chairperson Larsen reported that Senator Euler had suggested a special Faculty Senate Meeting be scheduled for discussion of the University College and General Education Committee's structure proposals. The Executive Committee agreed to wait for the committee to meet with a number of departments and colleges before making a decision.
d. Members of the Executive Committee who had been able to attend the IDEA workshop and luncheon reported on their observations.
e. Chairperson Larsen reported that the Board of Education was scheduled to meet that evening at Rhode Island College. Vice Chairperson Byrd said that he planned to attend.
5. The Executive Committee spent the remainder of the meeting discussing the nominees for the Faculty Excellence Award.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:55 a.m.
Sheila Black Grubman
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