Faculty Senate

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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.

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