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University of Rhode Island Faculty Senate 

Agenda for September 20, 2012

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, September 20, 2012 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

A reception at the University Club sponsored by President Dooley 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 meeting of the General Faculty/Graduate Faculty (agenda).

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meetings #8, April 28, 2011, #8A, May 3, 2012 and #9, May 10, 2012.

3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements and Opening Remarks -- Chairperson Larsen

B. Activities of the Executive Committee: Minutes of 2011-12 Executive Committee Meetings

#26, #27, #28, #29, #30, #31, and #32 and Minutes of 2012-2013 Executive Committee Meetings

#1, #2, #3, #4 and #5  - Vice Chairperson Byrd

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

1) That the Faculty Senate establish a Joint Committee on Online and Distance Learning

2) That the Faculty Senate establish and Ad Hoc Committee on Open Access to examine and

discuss the issues of open access, other universities' practices, and how these issues affect URI.

The committee shall make recommendations in a report to the Senate at the January meeting.

3) That the Faculty Senate approve Committee Appointments for 2012-13

4) That the Faculty Senate endorse the recommendation of the Council for Research on Overhead Policy

and Regulation on Overhead Cost Recovery (See item 5, C) along with the process for future revisions

recommended by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee.

4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT - President Dooley

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President


Bills:
#11-12--22 Curricular Report No. 7-2011-2012 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate.

Approved by President Dooley on June 8, 2012.


#11-12--23 The Four Hundred Ninety-Seventh Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee.

Approved by President Dooley on June 7, 2012.


#11-12--24 The Four Hundred and Ninety-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee:

Proposal for a B.S. Degree in Psychology and Appendix A.

Approved by President Dooley on June 25, 2012.   Pending approval by the RIBGHE.


#11-12--25 Faculty Senate Executive Committee and Joint Academic Steering Committee:

Proposal for a Revised New Program Review Process.  Approved by President Dooley on June 7, 2012.


Resolution:
#11-12--1 Honoring Chairperson Nancy Eaton. Supported by President Dooley on May 14, 2012.

B. Announcements

     Memo:  Administration and Management Review Committee

5. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. The University College and General Education Committee Report #12-13-1: CLEP

B. Annual Report of the Council for Research for 2011-12 - Professor Wood

C. Report of the Council for Research on Overhead Policy - Professor Wood

6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

7 NEW BUSINESS

8. ADJOURNMENT

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

 

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