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Scenes from Faculty Senate

University of Rhode Island Faculty Senate 

April 17, 2014

AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, April 17, 2014 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building.

A reception at the University Club sponsored by Dean Kirby will immediately follow the Meeting.

3:00PM call to order of the meeting of the General Faculty - Graduate Faculty (Agenda).

1. Call to order of the Faculty Senate after the General Faculty - Graduate Faculty meeting.

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #7, March 20, 2014

3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements - Chairperson Byrd

B. Activities of the Executive Committee:
    Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting #22 and #23
     - Vice Chairperson Rice

 

C. Recommendation of the Executive Committee

 

1) That the Faculty Senate adopt the proposed schedule of

    meetings for the 2014-2015 academic year.

 

2) On October 18, 2012, by a vote of the Faculty Senate, the

    Administrator Evaluation Process was suspended for two academic years,

    2012-13 and 2013-14, and legislation was passed outlining a pilot process

    that utilized an electronic survey instrument (Bill #12-13--5).  The pilot time

    period has ended and the Executive Committee recommends

 

    That the Faculty Senate amend Manual Sections 5.76.10-12 and 10.90.10-15

 

 

4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT -- President Dooley


A. Announcements

 

B. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:

 

Bill# 13-14--17 Curricular Report No. 2013-14-5A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate.

Approved by President Dooley on March 21, 2014.

Bill #13-14--18 Curricular Report No. 2013-14-5B from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate:

Environmental Planning and Design Track in Masters of Environmental Science and

Management (MESM). Approved by President Dooley on April 15, 2014.

Pending RIBOE approval.

Bill #13-14--19 The Five Hundred and Thirteenth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee.

Approved by President Dooley on March 21, 2014.

Bill #13-14--20 University College and General Education Committee Report #2013-14-3.

Approved by President Dooley on March 21, 2014.

Bill #13-14--21 University College and General Education Committee Report #2013-14-4:

Revised General Education Program. Approved by President Dooley on April 15, 2014.

Pending RIBOE approval.

Resolution #13-14--1 Endorsement of Resolution relative to Board of Education Re-structuring.

Pending approval.  Supported by the President on April 15, 2014.

 

5. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Curricular Report No. 2013-14-6 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate

    - Dean Killingbeck

 

B. Curricular Report No. 2013-14-7 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate:

    Graduate Certificate in Digital Literacy and Post Masters Certificate Programs in Nursing

    - Dean Zawia

 

C. The Five Hundred and Fourteenth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee APPENDICES A - L

    - Professor Brand

 

D. University College and General Education Committee Report #2013-14-5
    - Professor Maier- Speredelozzi

 

E. Annual Report of the Council for Research - Professor Webb

 

F. Annual Report of the Learning Outcomes Oversight Committee (LOOC) - Professor Hicks

6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

7. NEW BUSINESS

8. ADJOURNMENT

A reception at the University Club sponsored by Dean Kirby will immediately follow the meeting.