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February 23, 2017 Faculty Senate Meeting

BEAUPRE CENTER FOR CHEMICAL AND FORENSIC SCIENCES, ROOM 105

A reception sponsored by Dean Kirby, College of the Environment and Life Scienceswill immediately follow the meeting (on site).

Electronic Attendance

1. Call to order at 3:00 PM.

2. Disposition of Minutes of the Meeting #5, January 26, 2016

3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements – Senate Chairperson Sullivan

B. Activities of the Executive Committee – Senate Vice Chairperson Conley
Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #23 and #24

C.  Report of the Nominating Committee – Senator Byrd

4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

A. Announcements

B. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President

Bill #16-17-14A The Five Hundred and Thirty-Seventh Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee.
Approved by the Faculty Senate on January 26, 2017.

Bill #16-17-14B The Five Hundred and Thirty-Seventh Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Program Changes.
Approved by President Dooley on February 1, 2017.

Bill #16-17-15 Honors Program and Visiting Scholar Committee Report, Changes to Manual Sections: 8.60.10 – 8.65.13.
Approved by President Dooley on February 1, 2017.

5. REPORT OF THE PROVOST

Updates and timelines on searches for administrative positions

6. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report 2016-17-2 – Professor Gindy

B. Curricular Report No. 2016-17-3 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate, Appendices – Associate Dean Rusnock
Graduate Council Curriculum Report 2016-17-4 (Manual Changes) – Associate Dean Rusnock

C. The Five Hundred and Thirty Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee, Appendix A, Appendix B,
Appendix C, Appendix D, Appendix E – Chairperson Sullivan

D. General Education Committee Report 2016-17-5 – Chairperson Sullivan

E. Constitution, By-Laws, and University Manual Committee Report 2016-17-2, Recommendations concerning the membership paragraph of the Faculty Senate Constitution – Professor Wenisch, Chairperson Sullivan

F. Constitution, By-Laws, and University Manual Committee Report 2016-17-3, Manual and By-Laws Changes – Professor Wenisch, Chairperson Sullivan

7. PRESENTATION

Update on the 2017 comprehensive evaluation by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) – Professor Bodah

8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

9. NEW BUSINESS

Preliminary Report on Senate Committee Restructuring – Senate Vice Chairperson Conley

10. ADJOURNMENT

 

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