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Scenes from Faculty Senate

University of Rhode Island Faculty Senate 

May 10, 2012

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, May 10, 2012 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

1. Call to order at 3:00 p.m.

2. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements - Chairperson Eaton

1. Second Annual Faculty Senate and Provost's Award for Faculty Outstanding Service:

    Dr. Walter von Reinhart, Associate Professor, Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures

    (Letter from Chairperson Eaton and Provost DeHayes)


2. Update on Culture of Community  (PowerPoint summary)

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #24, #25, #26, #27, #28, #29 and #30)

   -Vice Chairperson Larsen

C. Report of the Nominating Committee - Professor Honhart

D. Recommendation of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Joint Committee on Academic Planning:

    Proposal for a Revised New Program Review Process - Senator Barbour

3. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT - President Dooley

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President

#11-12--17 Report of the Council for Research on Proposed Revised Intellectual Property Policy (as amended).

Approved by President Dooley on May 1, 2012. Pending approval from the RIBGHE.

#11-12--18 Curricular Report No. 5A, 2011-2012 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate.

Approved by President Dooley on May 1, 2012. Pending approval from the RIBGHE.

#11-12--19 Curricular Report No. 6, 2011-2012 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate.

Approved by President Dooley on May 1, 2012.


#11-12--20 The Four Hundred and Ninety-Sixth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee.

Approved by President Dooley on May 1, 2012.


#11-12--21 Report of the University College and General Education Committee: Re-instatement of ENG courses in General Education.

Approved by President Dooley on May 1, 2012.


B. Announcements.


4. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Curricular Report No. 7, 2011-2012 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate -- Dean Killingbeck

B. The Four Hundred and Ninety-Seventh Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee -- Professor Honhart

C. The Four Hundred and Ninety-Eighth of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Proposal for a B.S. Degree in Psychology -- Professor Honhart

D. University College and General Education Committee Report #11-12: EGR 109 - Professor Maier-Speredelozzi

E. Joint Classroom Steering Committee (JCSC) Annual Report to the Faculty Senate May 2012 - Ms. Morrissey

F. Informational Report from the Athletics Advisory Board to the Faculty Senate - Senator Clapham

5. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Annual Report of the Joint Committee on Academic Planning - Provost DeHayes and Vice Chairperson Larsen

B. Report of the Student Rights and Responsibilities Committee: Update on next edition of the Student Handbook

   - Assistant Vice President Pina

6. NEW BUSINESS

7. ADJOURNMENT

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