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September 18th, 2014 Agenda

RI General Law 16-32-10 and Article II of the Constitution of the Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Regular Meeting of the Faculty Senate on Thursday, September 18, 2014 in the Cherry Auditorium, Chester Kirk Building

A reception at the University Club sponsored by President Dooley will immediately follow the meeting.

3:00 PM call to order of the meeting of the General Faculty – Graduate Faculty (Agenda).

President’s Live Stream Address to the URI Faculty

1. Call to order of the Faculty Senate after the General Faculty – Graduate Faculty meeting.

2. Disposition of Minutes of Faculty Senate Meeting #9, May 8, 2014

3. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements and Opening Remarks – Chairperson Nassersharif

B. Activities of the Executive Committee: Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #1 through #8 – Vice Chairperson Rollo Koster

C. University Manual Updates – Vice Chairperson Rollo Koster

Since May 2014, the following passages under Senate jurisdiction have been changed at web.uri.edu/Manual

1. Replaced former Chapter 10 sections 10.40.10 – 10.44.10 with new sections 10.40.10 – 10.46.36

(Rhode Island Intellectual Property Policy) (Bill #11-12–17)

2. Changes based on 2013-2014 Faculty Senate Legislation

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

1. That the Faculty Senate approve Committee Appointments for 2014-15

2. That the Faculty Senate approve proposed new sections 4.85 – 4.88 to the By-Laws of the Faculty Senate: Proposed New Standing Senate Committee: Committee on Information Technologies, Infrastructure, Computing, Communications, and Networking (CITICCN)

4. REPORT OF THE PRESIDENT — President Dooley

A. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President:

#13-14–27A Curricular Report No. 2013-14-8 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate. Approved by President Dooley on May 29, 2014.

#13-14–27B Curricular Report No. 2013-14-8 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate:
Program Modification for the M.L.I.S. in Library and Information Studies. Approved by President Dooley on Sept. 5, 2014. Pending RIBOE approval.

#13-14–28 The Five Hundred Fifteenth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee. Approved by President Dooley on May 29, 2014.

#13-14–29 Academic Standards and Calendar Committee Report #2013-14-3. Approved by President Dooley on May 29, 2014

Resolution #13-14–2 Resolution Honoring Gerald Sonnenfeld.
Supported by the President on May 29, 2014

B. University Manual Updates

Per Manual provision 11.10.14, the following passages under Presidential jurisdiction have been changed at web.uri.edu/Manual

Delete Chapter 5 sections 5.22.10 – 5.22.12, The Information Resources Council (IRC)
Approved by President Dooley on Sept. 12, 2014

5. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. The Five Hundred and Sixteenth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee – Professor Brand

B. Report of the Joint Classroom Steering Committee – Ann Morrissey

C. Update from Joint Committee on Online and Distance Learning: SAKAI – Diane Goldsmith

6. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

7. NEW BUSINESS

8. ADJOURNMENT

A reception at the University Club sponsored by President Dooley will immediately follow the meeting.

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