1. The regular meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 25, 2013 a.m. in the Dorothy Vocino Conference Room in the URI Library, Chairperson Larsen presiding. All members were present except Senator Barbour.
2. Ms. Grubman announced that there were no Minutes available at that time.
3. The Executive Committee discussed Faculty Senate Meeting #7 which was held the previous Thursday:
a. They noted that it had been Vice President Weygand's last State of the Budget Address and he had been clear and informative as had been his practice.
b. With regard to the addition of the new Undergraduate Academic Advisory Committee, Ms. Grubman said she would make the amendments and clarifications with regard to 4.31 of the By-Laws and would share the revision with the FSEC before she sent them out to the Senators.
Ms. Grubman was asked to contact all of the Deans and other Offices that were designated in the new legislation as providing representatives in anticipation that the Faculty Senate would approve the By-Laws changes and the new committee could get an early start, perhaps meeting during the summer if Provost De Hayes would provide support.
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.
a. Chairperson Larsen reminded everyone to complete the LibQual Survey on line.
b. Chairperson Larsen reported that President Dooley had requested a 30-day extension on Bill #12-13--20 "Amendment to Section 7.22.10 of the University Manual" because the President wanted language on criteria for promotion and tenure reinserted into the Manual section. He said that he and Vice Chairperson Byrd, along with AAUP President Kirschenbaum and Vice President Hicks, would be meeting with Provost DeHayes and Vice Provost Beauvais later that week and intended to discuss the Manual language.
c. Chairperson Larsen and Vice Chairperson Byrd reported that they had met with President Dooley the previous week and had discussed the issue of whether to include a statement on promotion and tenure criteria in section 7.22.10.
d. Chairperson Larsen reminded the members of the FSEC that they were scheduled to meet with President Dooley on March 26 from 3-4 p.m.
e. Chairperson Larsen reminded the members of the FSEC that the Wabash Program was scheduled for Thursday, March 28.
f. The Executive Committee was reminded that IDEA Workshops were scheduled for April 4.
g. Chairperson Larsen announced that the Search Committee had narrowed down the list of candidates for the Faculty Senate Coordinator position and that three people had been invited to on-campus interviews during the first two weeks in April.
5. Chairperson Larsen reported that after meeting with Provost De Hayes, he had revised the Executive Committee's preliminary draft on focused reviews. He asked that members of the FSEC review the revised draft before the next Executive Committee Meeting.
The meeting was adjourned at 12:10 p.m.
Sheila Black Grubman
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