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November 20th, 2014 agenda

AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate 3:00 PM, Thursday, November 20, 2014 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

A reception at the University Club will immediately follow the meeting.

1. Call to order at 3:00 PM.

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #2, October 16, 2014

3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements – Chairperson Nassersharif

B. Activities of the Executive Committee: Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #14, #15, #16 – Vice Chairperson Rollo Koster

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

That the Faculty Senate approve the following Committee Appointment for 2014-2015: Senator W. Michael Sullivan, Chairperson, Joint Classroom Steering Committee (University Manual 5.85.10 The chairperson shall be selected by the committee and confirmed by the Faculty Senate and the President.)

That the Faculty Senate approve the proposed changes to By-Laws sections 4.65 – 4.69 (University College and General Education Committee) and 4.30 – 4.33 (Undergraduate Academic Advising Committee) (to be voted on at the 12/11/14 Faculty Senate Meeting)

4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT — President Dooley

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:

#14-15–2 The Five Hundred and Seventeenth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Dooley on October 22, 2014.

#14-15–3 Proposed New Standing Committee: Committee on Information Technologies, Infrastructure, Computing, Communications, and Networking (CITICCN). Approved by President Dooley on October 22, 2014.

B. Announcements

5. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Curricular Report No. 2014-15-1 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate – Dean Killingbeck

B. The Five Hundred and Eighteenth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee – Professor Brand

C. Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2014-15-1: Changes to University Manual 8.53.30 and Calendar for the Academic Year 2020-2021 – Professor Hensley-Owens

D. Council for Research – Professor Webb

6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

7. NEW BUSINESS

Improving Shared Governance at URI: Report & Discussion of Shared Governance

8. ADJOURNMENT

A reception at the University Club will immediately follow the meeting.

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