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September 17th, 2015 Agenda

AGENDA

1. Call to order of the General Faculty – Graduate Faculty meeting at 3:00 PM.

President’s Live Stream Address to the URI Faculty 

2. Call to order of the Faculty Senate Meeting immediately following the General Faculty – Graduate Faculty Meeting.

3. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #9, May 7, 2015

4. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements and Opening Remarks – Chairperson Rollo-Koster

B. Activities of the Executive Committee – Vice Chairperson Welters

Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #1 – #6.

C. Recommendations of the Executive Committee – Vice Chairperson Welters

That the Faculty Senate consent to Committee Appointments for 2015-16

5. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President

Bill #14-15–29 Curricular Report No. 2014-15-10 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Dooley on May 15, 2015.

Bill #14-15–30A The Five Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee.Approved by President Dooley on May 15, 2015.

Bill #14-15–30B The Five Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of AME course code and Interdisciplinary AME Minor. Approved by President Dooley on May 15, 2015. Approved by the Council on Postsecondary Education on July 16, 2015.

Bill #14-15–30C The Five Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Changes to the BS Applied Mathematics and Math Minor Programs. Approved by President Dooley on May 15, 2015.  Approved by the Council on Postsecondary Education on July 16, 2015.

Bill #14-15–30D The Five Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of the CMB course code and General Track for CMB Major. Approved by President Dooley on May 15, 2015.  Approved by the Council on Postsecondary Education on July 16, 2015.

Bill #14-15–30E The Five Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of Interdisciplinary Minor in Restoration Science and Management. Approved by President Dooley on May 15, 2015.  Approved by the Council on Postsecondary Education on July 16, 2015.

Bill #14-15–31 Annual Report of the Learning Outcomes Oversight Committee (changes to Manual 5.84.13). Approved by President Dooley on May 15, 2015.

Bill #14-15–32 Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2014-15-4. Approved by President Dooley on May 15, 2015.

Resolution #14-15–1 Resolution Honoring Bahram Nassersharif. Supported by President Dooley on May 15, 2015.

6. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Graduate Council Informational Report – Dean Zawia

B. The Five Hundred and Twenty-Fifth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee – Professor Owens

C. General Education Committee Report 2015-16-1 – Professor Kinnie

D. General Education Committee Report 2015-16-2 – Professor Kinnie 

7. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

At the May 7, 2015 Meeting of the Faculty Senate, the following amendments to the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate were first moved and discussed. They are now (per Section 12.1 of the By-Laws) returned to the Faculty Senate for a vote:

A. Sections 10.1 – 10.7, Disposition of Senate Action, and, for consistency, proposed changes to University Manual Section 8.81.10, Course Approval.

B. Section 4.50, The Library Committee

8. NEW BUSINESS

9. ADJOURNMENT

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