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March 23, 2017 Faculty Senate Meeting

BEAUPRE CENTER FOR CHEMICAL AND FORENSIC SCIENCES, ROOM 105

A reception sponsored by Dean Liguori, College of Health Sciences, will immediately follow the meeting (on site).

Electronic Attendance

1. Call to order at 3:00 PM.

2. Disposition of Minutes of the Meeting #6, February 23, 2017.

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 Meeting #25

C. Recommendations of the Executive Committee – Senate Vice Chairperson Conley

i.  That the Faculty Senate adopt the proposed schedule of meetings
     for the 2017-2018 academic year:

September 21, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 16, 2017
December 7, 2017
January 25, 2018
February 22, 2018
March 22, 2018
April 19, 2018
May 3, 2018 

ii.  That the Faculty Senate approve proposed University Manual sections describing Certificate Programs at URI:
Changes and Additions to Chapter 8

4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT

A. Announcements

B.  Status of Actions Forwarded to the President

Bill #16-17-16 Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2016-17-2, Editorial Changes to Previous Calendars, University Manual Changes Section 8.70.11, and Summer Calendars. Approved by President Dooley on March 6, 2017.

Bill #16-17-17B Curricular Report No. 2016-17-3 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Program Changes.
Approved by President Dooley on March 6, 2017.

Bill #16-17-18 Curricular Report No. 2016-17-4 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: University Manual Changes, Sections 3.30.10-3.30.17, and 5.65.10. Approved by President Dooley on March 6, 2017.

Bill #16-17-19B The Five Hundred and Thirty-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Program Changes.
Approved by President Dooley on March 6, 2017.

Bill #16-17-19C The Five Hundred and Thirty-Eighth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: New Bioinformatics Track in Cell and Molecular Biology. Approved by President Dooley on March 6, 2017. Pending notice by Council of Postsecondary Education.

Bill #16-17-21 Constitution, By-Laws, and University Manual Committee Report #2016-17-3, Changes to University Manual Chapter 5, Sections 5.70.11, 5.78.10-5.78.12, 5.84.10-5.84.13. Approved by President Dooley on March 6, 2017.

5.  REPORTS OF STANDING, JOINT, AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report 2016-17-3 – Professor Gindy

B. Curricular Report No. 2016-17-5 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate, Appendix A, Appendix B, Appendix C – Associate Dean Rusnock

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

D. General Education Committee Report 2016-17-6 – Senate Chairperson Sullivan

E. Report of the Joint Classroom Steering Committee – Mr. Mark Oliver

F. Report of the Committee on Information Technologies, Infrastructure, Computing, Communications, and Networking – Senator Nassersharif

G. Academic Program Review Committee Faculty Senate Report 2016-2017 – Professor Barbour

6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A. Referendum of the General Faculty and Changes to By-Laws 6.1 and 6.2 as proposed in Constitution, By-laws, and University Manual Committee Report 2016-17-2 – Senate Chairperson Sullivan and Professor Wenisch

B. Changes to By-Laws 4.31 – 4.86 as proposed in Constitution, By-laws, and University Manual Committee Report 2016-17-3 – Professor Wenisch and Senate Chairperson Sullivan

C. Report on Senate Committee Restructuring – Senate Vice Chairperson Conley

7. OLD BUSINESS

8. NEW BUSINESS

9. ADJOURNMENT

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