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September 21st, 2017 Faculty Senate Meeting

BEAUPRE CENTER FOR CHEMICAL AND FORENSIC SCIENCES, ROOM 105

A reception sponsored by Dean Larrat, College of Pharmacy will immediately follow the meeting (Beaupre 105).

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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 4, 2017

4. REPORT OF OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

A. Announcements and Opening Remarks – Senate Chairperson Conley

B. Activities of the Executive Committee

1. Minutes of Executive Committee Meetings #1, #2, #3, and #4 – Senate Vice Chairperson Leonard

2. Ad Hoc Committee Report: Faculty Senate Committee Restructuring – Senate Chairperson Conley

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

1. That the Faculty Senate consent to Committee Appointments for 2017-18

2. That the Faculty Senate approve the formation of an ad hoc committee to examine the administrator evaluation process

D. Per University Manual Section 10.90.15, Verbal Reporting to Constituency, Report on 2016-17 Administrator Evaluation Results – Provost DeHayes

5. Status of Actions Forwarded to the President after the April 20, 2017 Faculty Senate Meeting (where required, “Presentation to the Council on Postsecondary Education” indicates full approval of the bill)

Bill #16-17-27B Curricular Report No. 2016-17-6 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Program Changes. Approved by President Dooley on May 10, 2017.

Bill #16-17-27C Curricular Report No. 2016-17-7 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate: Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia. Approved by President Dooley on May 10, 2017. Presented to the Council on Postsecondary Education on June 21, 2017.

Bill #16-17-28A The Five Hundred and Fortieth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee.  Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 20, 2017.

Bill #16-17-28B The Five Hundred and Fortieth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Program Changes. Approved by President Dooley on May 10, 2017.

Bill #16-17-28C The Five Hundred and Fortieth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of Data Science Program-BA, BS and Minor. Approved by President Dooley on May 10, 2017. Presented to the Council on Postsecondary Education on June 21, 2017.

Bill #16-17-28D The Five Hundred and Fortieth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of Creative Writing Option for the English major. Approved by President Dooley on May 10, 2017. Presented to the Council on Postsecondary Education on June 21, 2017.

Bill #16-17-28E The Five Hundred and Fortieth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of a Business of Digital Media (BDM) Minor. Approved by President Dooley on May 10, 2017. Presented to the Council on Postsecondary Education on June 21, 2017.

Bill #16-17-28F The Five Hundred and Fortieth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of a Minor in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship. Approved by President Dooley on May 10, 2017. Presented to the Council on Postsecondary Education on June 21, 2017.

Bill #16-17-28G The Five Hundred and Fortieth Report of the Curricular Affairs Committee: Creation of a Minor of Proficiency in Ocean Data Science.  Approved by the Faculty Senate on April 20, 2017. Pending approval by the President.

Bill #16-17-30 Recommendations of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, Changes and Additions to University Manual Chapter 8, Sections 8.51.11-8.51.13. Approved by President Dooley on May 10, 2017.

Bill #16-17-31 Constitution, By-Laws, and University Manual Committee Report #2016-17-3: Changes to By-Laws Sections 4.31 – 4.86. Approved by President Dooley on May 10, 2017.

Resolution #16-17-1 Resolution Honoring W. Michael Sullivan.  Supported by President Dooley on May 20, 2017.

6. REPORTS OF STANDING AND SPECIAL COMMITTEES

A. Curricular Report No. 2017-18-1 from the Graduate Council to the Faculty Senate – Associate Dean Rusnock

B. The 541st Curricular Affairs Committee Report – Senator Emeritus Sullivan

C. General Education Committee Report 2017-18-1 – Senator Williams

7. PRESENTATION

Athletics Advisory Board – Director Bjorn

8. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

9. NEW BUSINESS

10. ADJOURNMENT

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