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University of Rhode Island Faculty Senate 

April 18, 2013

AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

A reception at the University Club sponsored by Dean Winifred Brownell, College of Arts and Sciences, will immediately follow the meeting.

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

Please note that prior to the call to order there will be a brief meeting of the General Faculty-Graduate Faculty

for the purpose of approving certification of degree candidates.

2. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings)

- Vice Chairperson Byrd

C. Recommendations of the Executive Committee - Vice Chairperson Byrd


1) That the Faculty Senate adopt the proposed schedule of meetings

    for the 2013-2014 academic year.

2) That the Faculty Senate rescind Senate Bill #12-13--20 and approve the

    revised 7.22.10 as follows (addition is boldface):

7.22.10 Criteria for Promotion. Promotion shall be based on the extent of value to the University.  The prime

mission of a university is the discovery and dissemination of knowledge; teaching, research, and service are

regarded as the criteria for promotion. Since faculty positions vary in designated responsibility, these criteria

may be weighted differently among departments and among individual faculty members in determining value

to the University. It shall be the responsibility of the faculty of the department or other organizational

unit with the concurrence of the dean to determine periodically the relative importance of the criteria

which shall apply and to report this to the individual faculty members.

D. Annual Report of the Ombud - Professor Emeritus Rose

3. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT  - President Dooley

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:

Bills:

#12-13--20 Amendment to Section 7.22.10 of the University Manual.

Extension of time requested by President Dooley.

#12-13--26 Curricular Report No. 2012-13-5 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate.

Approved by President Dooley on March 21, 2013.

#12-13--27 The Five Hundred and Fourth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee.

Approved by President Dooley on March 21, 2013.

#12-13--28 University College and General Education Committee Report #2012-13-5: HIS 176.

Approved by President Dooley on March 21, 2013.

#12-13--29 Open Access Policy for the University of Rhode Island.

Extension of time requested by President Dooley.

Resolution:

#12-13--4 Endorsement of the Memorandum of Agreement between the Town of South Kingstown

and the University of Rhode Island and its Land Grant Programs on the Healthy Place by Design Project.

Extension of time requested by President Dooley.

B. Announcements

4. PRESENTATION

Introduction to Community Equity and Diversity - Associate Vice President Thompson.

5. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Curricular Report No. 2012-13-6 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate - Dean Killingbeck

B. Graduate Council Report on Graduate Faculty Status - Dean Zawia

C. The Five Hundred and Fifth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee - Professor Brand

D. University College and General Education Committee Report #2012-13-7: Honors Courses for Fall 2013

     - Professor Maier-Speredelozzi

E. Annual Report of the Teaching Effectiveness Committee for 2012-13 - Professor Kinnie

F. Annual Report of the Joint Classroom Steering Committee for 2012-13 - Ms. Morrissey

G. Report of the Joint Committee on Online and Distance Learning: Recommendation for Exam Proctoring Policy

     for Online Courses Presentation - Dr. Goldsmith

Additional Materials:


Procedures for scheduling at the two campuses
Procedures for students
Proctor Approval Form

6. FORUM

Online Education at URI - Dr. Goldsmith

7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS


A. On March 21, 2013, the Report of the Executive Committee on Advising, which included changes to the

     Faculty Senate By-Laws was introduced and is now returned for approval as revised.

B. On March 21, 2013, the following amendment to the charge to the Library Committee was introduced and

     is now returned for approval: [new language is boldface; out of date language to be deleted is italicized]

4.50 The Library Committee. This committee shall act as liaison between the University Library and the faculty as a whole

and advise the Library on matters of general faculty concern; consult with the Library faculty on long-range needs of the Library

and the adequacy of budget provisions to meet those needs; serve in an advisory capacity to the Faculty Senate regarding the

implementation and interpretation of the University of Rhode Island Open-Access Policy, resolving disputes concerning the

interpretation and application of the policy, and recommending changes in the policy to the Faculty Senate; report annually to

the Faculty Senate and propose Senate action relating to the University Library. The Vice Provost for Information Services and

Dean of University Libraries shall serve as an ex officio non-voting member of the Library Committee.


8. NEW BUSINESS

9. ADJOURNMENT

A reception for the Faculty Senate at the University Club, sponsored by Dean Winifred Brownell, College of Arts and Sciences, will immediately follow the meeting.

 

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