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University of Rhode Island Faculty Senate 

Agenda for October 18, 2012

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, October 18, 2012 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building.

A reception at the University Club sponsored by Provost DeHayes will immediately follow the Meeting.

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

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #1, September 20, 2012.


A. Announcements -- Chairperson Larsen

B. Activities of the Executive Committee (Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #6, #7 and #8)

     -- Vice Chairperson Byrd

C. Election of sixth member of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee for the remainder of

    2012-13 academic year (nominations may be made from the floor) -- Vice Chairperson Byrd

D. Recommendations of the Executive Committee -- Vice Chairperson Byrd

1) That the Faculty Senate amend manual section 5.70.11 on the Joint Committee on Academic Planning

    to add the Associate Vice President for Community, Equity, and Diversity

2) That the Faculty Senate suspend the Administrator Evaluation Process (sections 5.76.10-12 and

    10.90.10-15 of the UNIVERSITY MANUAL) for two academic years. During 2012-13 and 2013-14 the

    Faculty Senate will conduct and assess a pilot administrator evaluation process. Recommendations

    for changes to the administrator evaluation process will be based on the pilot and proposed for the

    2014-15 academic year.

3) That the Faculty Senate adopt the following procedure with regard to

    the report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Advising (See item 5, C):

a) Accept the report and forward it to the degree-granting colleges and other interested

    bodies (e.g. University College, the Provost's Office, and the AAUP).

b) Senators will discuss the report with their colleagues in the Dean's office and those involved

    in advising with their respective colleges.

c) Senators will participate in a forum at the November 15 Meeting of the Faculty Senate and offer

    concrete proposals on how the recommendations can best be implemented.


4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT -- President Dooley

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President


#12-13--1 Proposal for a Joint Committee on Online and Distance Learning.

Approved by President Dooley on September 28, 2012.

#12-13--2 University College and General Education Committee Report #2012-13-1: CLEP Examinations.

Approved by President Dooley on September 28, 2012.

#12-13--3 Annual Report of the Council For Research 2011-12: Recommendations on Research Centers.

Approved by President Dooley on September 28, 2012.

#12-13--1 Endorsement of the Recommendation of the Council for Research on Overhead Policy & Regulation

on Overhead Cost and the Process for Future Revisions Recommended by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.

Policy approved by the Rhode Island Board of Governors for Higher Education on September 24, 2012.

Supported by President Dooley on September 28, 2012.

B. Announcements


A. The Four Hundred and Ninety-Ninth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee -- Professor Mundorf

B. University College and General Education Committee Report #12-13-2: EGR 109 -- Professor Maier Speredelozzi

C. Report of the Ad Hoc Committee on Advising (summary) (recommendations) -- Dean Richmond and Professor Honhart




A reception for the Faculty Senate at the University Club, sponsored by Provost DeHayes, will immediately follow the meeting.


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