Board Resolutions

Resolutions for April 17, 2020 Meeting

Agenda Item 5A – Awarding of academic degrees, diplomas, certificates and honors for Spring 2020 semester
Agenda Item 5C – Approval of URI Board of Trustees 2020 Meeting Schedule
Agenda Item 5E – Approval of URI Board of Trustees authorizing the Chair of the Board to make committee appointments

Resolutions for May 8, 2020 Meeting

Agenda Item 6A – Awarding of Tenure for 18 Faculty Members (Effective 7/1/2020)
Agenda Item 6B – Approval of a Resolution Designating the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation as the Sole and Exclusive Agent of the University of Rhode Island Board of Trustees for Intellectual Property
Updated resolution can be found here
Agenda Item 6C – Approval of the Consent to Refinance Agreement for the Independence Square Foundation
Agenda Item 6D – Approval of Leasehold Easement Agreements for University Solar, LLC and Founders Homestead Farm Solar, LLC
Agenda Item 7A – Sealed Minutes for Executive Session Held on May 8, 2020
Agenda Item 8A – Approval of, and authorization of the Chair regarding the renewal (or negotiation) of President David M. Dooley’s employment contract in accordance with the parameters discussed subject to the Board’s approval

Resolutions for June 10, 2020 Meeting

Agenda Item 3A – Approval of Resolution Delegating Authority Over User Agency Contracts to the Managerial Group at the University of Rhode Island

Resolutions for June 26, 2020 Meeting

Agenda Item 6A – Ratification of the Contract Extensions for American Association of University Professors
Agenda Item 6B – Approval of President David M. Dooley’s Contract Renewal (or Negotiation), Pursuant to R.I.G.L. 42-46-5(a)(1)
Agenda Item 10A – Sealed Minutes for Executive Session Held on June 26, 2020
Agenda Item 10B – Approval of the Charters for Committees of the University of Rhode Island Board of Trustees
Agenda Item 10C – Delegation of Authority to the President – Relating to Land and Property
Agenda Item 10D – Awarding of Tenure to Dr. Cheryl Wilga, Professor of Biological Sciences
Agenda Item 10E – Approval of Real Estate License Agreement with Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum
Agenda Item 10F – Approval of Uniform Real Estate License Agreement with Beta Chapter of Delta Zeta Sorority House Corporation
Agenda Item 10 G – Approval of a Lease for Office Space for the northern Rhode Island office of the Rhode Island Small Business Center
Agenda Item 10H – Approval of Facilities Use Agreement with MindImmune Therapeutics, Inc.
Agenda Item 10I – Approval of a Parking Agreement with Schneider Electric IT Corporation

Resolutions for September 11, 2020 Meeting

Agenda Item 6A – Approval of Awarding Tenure to Sarah Feldstein Ewing, James Prochaska Professor of Psychology
Agenda Item 6B – Approval of awarding academic degrees, diplomas, certificates and honors for Summer 2020 session
Agenda Item 6C – Approval of Tuition Waiver for Zachary Theisen
Agenda Item 6D – Approval of the Policy on Sexual Misconduct
Agenda Item 6E – Approval of Resolution Delegating Authority Over User Agency Contracts to the Managerial Group at the University of Rhode Island
Agenda Item 6F – Approval of the URI Board of Trustees 2021 Meeting Schedule
Agenda Item 6G – Appointment of Board Secretary to the University of Rhode Island Board of Trustees

Resolutions for October 24, 2020 Meeting

Agenda Items 5A and B – Ratification of collective bargaining agreements with the URI Physician’s Association, NEARI and the Graduate Assistants United, NEARI
Agenda Item 10A – Approval of the Revised 2021 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule
Agenda Item 10B – Approval of an amendment removing responsibility for the oversight of the University’s Academic Strategic Plan from the charter of the University Advancement and External Affairs Committee
Agenda Item 10C – Approval of an amendment adding responsibility for the oversight of all collective bargaining issues to the charter of the Executive Committee
Agenda Item 10D – Approval of an amendment removing from the charter of the Institutional Risk and Compliance Committee and adding to the charter of the Finance and Facilities Committee the review of the University financial statements and budgets and provide committee recommendation for board approval
Agenda Item 10E – Approval of Awarding Tenure to Dr. Gaurav Khanna, Professor of Physics, College of Arts and Sciences
Agenda Item 10F – Approval of the University of Rhode Island Total Budget Request, Tuition and Fee Rates, and Tables of Organization for FY 2022, and the Total Budget Allocations for FY 2021
Agenda Item 10G – Approval of the University of Rhode Island Capital Improvement Plan for FY 2022-2026
Agenda Item 10H – Approval of the audited financial statements for the University of Rhode Island for the Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2020
Agenda Item 10I – Approval of timeline and selection process for external auditors
Agenda Item 10J – Approval of a resolution authorizing the University of Rhode Island to borrow money in the name of and on behalf of the Board of Trustees for emergency conditions during Fiscal Year 2021
Agenda Item 10K – Approval to advance Africana Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies from “Program” to “Departmental” status

Resolutions for January 15, 2021 Meeting

Agenda Item 8A – Approval of the Request for Exemption under the Public-Private Partnership Act
Agenda Item 8B – Approval of Affirming the Awarding of Honorary Degrees, Commencement 2021
Agenda Item 8C – Approval of the awarding of degrees, diplomas, certificates, and honors for students who have completed all degree requirements at the conclusion of the Fall semester for December 2020
Agenda Item 8D – Approval of the awarding of tenure for Dr. Samuel Soule, Graduate School of Oceanography
Agenda Item 8E – Approval of Updated Signature Authority Memorandum
Agenda Item 8F – Approval of the 2022 Board of Trustees Meeting Schedule

Resolutions for April 23, 2021 Meeting

Agenda 8C(i) – Updated Signature Authority
Agenda Item 8C(ii) – Approval of University Solar 2, LLC Leasehold Easement Agreement
Agenda Item 8C(iii) – Approval of the naming of the West Gymnasium
Agenda Item 8E(i) – Awarding of degrees
Agenda Item 9A – Approval of Resolution Delegating Authority Over User Agency Contracts to the Managerial Group
Agenda Item 9B – Approval of Amendment to President Dooley’s Contract Extension

Resolutions for June 25, 2021 Meeting

Agenda Item 6A – Awarding Tenure to 22 Faculty Members
Agenda Item 6BApproval of New Majors
Agenda Item 6C – Approval of FY23-27 Capital Improvement Plan
Agenda Item 6D – Approval of the Plains South Road Parking Lot Solar Array License
Agenda Item 6E – Approval of the Establishment of New Standing Committee and its Charter
Agenda Item 6F – Approval of the URI Board of Trustees Policy on Policies and Policy on Consensual Relationships
Agenda Item 6G – Approval of Naming Opportunity

Resolutions for September 24, 2021 Meeting

Agenda Item 4a(i) – Approval of the awarding of undergraduate and graduate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and honors to be conferred by the President to the candidates who will have completed their requirement at the conclusion of the Summer 2021 term and who are approved by the faculty of the University of Rhode Island.
Agenda Item 4a(ii) – Awarding of Tenure to Dr. Ellen McGough, Dr. Anthony Marchese, and Dr. David Towson
Agenda Item 4b (i) – Approval of Total Budget, Tuition, Fees and Allocations
Agenda Item 4b(ii) – Demolition of Fernwood Building
Agenda Item 4b(iii) – Approval of Signature Authority….effective August 1, 2021
Agenda Item 4b (iv) – Approval of Updated Signature Authority…effective October 1, 2021
Agenda Item 4c(i) – Approval of the Policy on Policies and Policy on Nondiscrimination
Agenda Item 4c(ii) – Approval of the Policy on Remote Meeting Participation
Agenda Item 5a – Approval of the 2023 Board of Trustees meeting calendar

Resolutions for November 5, 2021 Meeting

Agenda Item 8b(ii) – Approval of the 2.5% across the board salary increase
Agenda Item 8b(iii) – Approval of the audited financial statements for FY ending 6 30 21
Agenda Item 8c(ii) – Approval of amendment to URI BoT 5 8 20 Resolution Designating URIRF as Sole and Exclusive Agent of the URI BoT for Intellectual Property
Agenda Item 8c(iii) – Approval of the URI Board of Trustees Policy on the Awarding of Honorary Degrees
Agenda Item 8c(iv) – Approval of the URI Board of Trustees Policy on Ethics and Conflict of Interest
Agenda Item 8c(v) – Approval of the URI Board of Trustees Policy on Conflict of Interest in Research
Agenda Item 8c(vi) – Approval of the URI Board of Trustees Policy on Public-Private Partnerships
Agenda Item 8c(vii) – Approval of the URI Board of Trustees Policy on Intellectual Property
Agenda Item 8c(viii) – Approval of the URI Board of Trustees Policy on University Trademarks and Licensing

Resolutions for January 21, 2022 Meeting

Agenda Item 5a – Flynn Honorary Degree revocation
Agenda Item 5b – Giuliani Honorary Degree revocation
Agenda Item 5c – Awarding of Honorary Degree
Agenda Item 6a (ii) – Awarding of undergraduate and graduate degrees
Agenda Item 6a (iii) – Film Media Studies Program to Department
Agenda Item 6a (iv) – Faculty Tenure Sutherland
Agenda Item 6b (ii) – Fiji – “Our Fish Our Future” Program
Agenda Item 6c (iii) – First Amendment to Ground Lease URI URIFAE

Resolutions for April 22, 2022 Meeting

Agenda Item 5a (iii) – Ratification of Collective Bargaining Agreement URI and Part-Time Faculty Union
Agenda Item 5a (iv) – Ratification of Retirement Plan Agreement
Agenda Item 5b (ii) – Revisions to Sexual Misconduct Policy
Agenda Item 5b (iii) – Revisions to BOT Remote Meeting Participation
Agenda Item 5c (ii) – Renewal of License Agreement – RI Atomic Energy Commission
Agenda Item 5c (iii) – Demolition of buildings at URI Narragansett Bay Campus
Agenda Item 5c (iv) – Approval of Updated Signature Authority eff. 2-21-22
Agenda Item 5c (v) – Approval of Updated Signature Authority eff. 3-21-22
Agenda Item 5d (ii) – Awarding of undergraduate and graduate degrees Spring 2022
Agenda Item 5d (iii) – Creation of New Bachelor of Science in Nutrition
Agenda Item 5d (iv) – Awarding of Posthumous Degrees Commencement 2022-combined
Agenda Item 6a – Resolution Delegating Authority Over User Agency Contracts

Resolutions for June 24, 2022 Meeting

Agenda Item 3.a.ii – Granting-of-Tenure effective 7.1.22
Agenda Item 3.a.(iii) – Approval of amendments to Academic Affairs and Research Committee Charter and Calendar
Agenda Item 3.b.(ii) – Ratification of CBA URI BOT AAUP
Agenda Item 3.b.(iii) – Ratification of CBA URI BOT PSA-NEA
Agenda Item 3.b.(iv) – Ratification of CBA URI BOT PTAA
Agenda Item 3.b.(v) – Approval of amendments to EXEC COMM Charter and Calendar
Agenda Item 3.c.(ii) – Approval of URI CIP FY2024-2028
Agenda Item 3.c.(iii) – Approval of Lease Agreement URI Independence Square Foundation Pawtucket
Agenda Item 3.c.(iv) – Approval of Admin Subdivision NBC lots
Agenda Item 3.d.(ii) – Approval of Policy on Presidential Performance Review

Resolutions for August 4, 2022 Meeting

Agenda Item 4.b – Approval of changes in the URI CIP FY2024-2028

Resolutions for September 23, 2022 Meeting

Agenda Item 6.a.ii – Ratification of CBA URI BOT Maritime Professional Association
Agenda Item 6.a.iii – Approval of salary increase for non-union non-classified employees
Agenda Item 6.b.ii – Awarding of Degrees Summer 2022 term
Agenda Item 6.b.iii – Granting of Tenure eff.1.1.23
Agenda Item 6.b.iv – Approval of Academic Program Changes
Agenda Item 6.d.iii – Approval of FY24 Budget Request
Agenda Item 6.d.iv – Approval of URI Procurement Regulations
Agenda Item 6.d.v – Utility Infrastructure Upgrade Phase 2 Project bond authorization
Agenda Item 6.d.vi – Facilities Service Sector Upgrade Project bond authorization
Agenda Item 6.d.vii – Approval of Lease Agreement Independence Square Foundation URI Communicative Disorders
Agenda Item 6.d.viii – Approval of Lease Agreement Independence Square Foundation URI Physical Therapy
Agenda Item 6.d.ix – Approval of Update to Approved Signature Authority eff. 9.23.22

Resolutions for November 4, 2022 Meeting

Agenda Item 3.b.ii – Approval of the URI Board of Trustees Policy on Reporting Violations of Law, Regulations, or University Policy & Procedure
Agenda Item 3.b.iii – Approval of Amendments to the URI Board of Trustees Policy on Trademarks and Licensing
Agenda Item 3.b.iv – Amendments to the Board’s Bylaws
Agenda Item 3.e.iv – Ratification of the Total Budget Request, Tuition and Fee Rates and Tables of Organization for FY2024 and the Total Budget Allocations for FY2023 as approved at the September 23, 2022, Board of Trustees’ Meeting
Agenda Item 3.e.v – Approval of the audited financial statements for the University of Rhode Island for Fiscal Year ending June 30, 2022
Agenda Item 3.f.ii – Approval of academic program changes
Agenda Item 3.f.iii – Approval of the awarding of honorary degrees for Commencement 2023
Agenda Item 3.f.iv – Approval of amendments to the Academic Affairs and Research Committee Charter
Agenda Item 4.a – Approval of the URI Strategic Plan
Agenda Item 4.b – Approval of Amendments to the 2023 Board of Trustees Meeting Calendar
Agenda Item 4.c – Approval of the 2024 Board of Trustees Meeting Calendar
Agenda Item 4.d – Approval of the creation of an ad hoc special Real Estate Committee
Agenda Item 4.e – Approval of the creation of an ad hoc special Sponsored Research Committee