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April 16, 2015 Agenda

AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building.

A reception at the University Club sponsored by Dean Larrat 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 12, 2015

3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements – Chairperson Nassersharif

B. Activities of the Executive Committee:

Minutes of Executive Committee Meeting #34, #35, and #36 – Vice Chairperson Rollo Koster

C. Recommendation of the Executive Committee – Vice Chairperson Rollo Koster

1) That the Faculty Senate adopt an amended schedule of meetings for the 2015-2016 academic year (2016 Spring break March 21-27):

Sept. 17, 2015
Oct. 15, 2015
Nov. 19, 2015
Dec. 10, 2015
Jan. 28, 2016
Feb. 18, 2016
Mar. 31, 2016
April 21, 2016

May 5, 2016

2) Pursuant to the change to Section 5.1 of the By-Laws (Election of Officers), and to enable the transition to the new two-year Faculty Senate leadership position (Vice Chair/Chair-Elect), that the Faculty Senate approve the one-time election in February 2016 of a Chair to the Senate to serve during the 2016-17 Academic Year

3)  That the Faculty Senate approve the recommendation of the Ad Hoc Committee to address Faculty Senate membership and faculty voting rights on matters requiring Faculty Senate approval

Impact of addition of non-tenure track faculty on number of Faculty Senators by college

4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT — President Dooley

A. Announcements

B. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:

#14-15–22 Curricular Report No. 2014-15-7 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Dooley on March 16, 2015.

#14-15–23A Curricular Report No. 2014-15-8A from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Professional Science Master’s Degree (PSM) in Cyber Security. Pending approval.

#14-15–23B Curricular Report No. 2014-15-8B from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Graduate Certificate in Hydrology. Pending approval.

#14-15–24A The Five Hundred and Twenty-Second Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Deletion of Organizational Analysis Option. Pending approval.

#14-15–24B The Five Hundred and Twenty-Second Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of Online RN to BS program. Pending approval.

#14-15–24C The Five Hundred and Twenty-Second Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems (SAFS) degree, major, and subplans. Pending approval.

#14-15–24D The Five Hundred and Twenty-Second Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Transfer of the Department of Landscape Architecture from the College of Environment and Life Sciences to the College of Arts and Sciences. Pending approval.

#14-15–24E The Five Hundred and Twenty-Second Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Transfer the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) degree from the College of Environment and Life Sciences to the College of Arts and Sciences. Pending approval.

#14-15–24F The Five Hundred and Twenty-Second Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Dooley on March 16, 2015.

#14-15–25 Changes to Articles III, IV, V, and VI of the Constitution of the Faculty Senate and Changes to Sections 5.1, 5.2, 5.6, 5.7 of the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate. Pending approval.

5. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Curricular Report No. 2014-15-9 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate  – Dean Killingbeck

B. The Five Hundred and Twenty-Third Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee APPENDIX  AAPPENDIX  BAPPENDIX  CAPPENDIX  D (Health Collaborative)  – Professor Brand

C. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report 2014-15-4 – Professor Hensley-Owens

D. General Education Committee Report #2014-15-2 – Professor Kinnie

E. Annual Report of the Learning Outcomes Oversight Committee – Professor Barbour

F. Annual Report of the Faculty Senate Library Committee and Annual Report of the Faculty Senate Designate for the URI Open Access Policy – Professor Rathemacher

G. Annual Report of the Athletics Advisory Board – Professor Harps-Logan

H. Annual Report of the Joint Committee on Online and Distance Learning – Director Goldsmith

6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

7. NEW BUSINESS

8. ADJOURNMENT

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

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