§ 16-32-2.1. Additional powers of the President of the University.
In addition to any powers granted to the president of the University of Rhode Island by law or regulation, and consistent with shared governance practices, in conformity with § 16-32-10, the president shall have the following additional powers and duties:
(a) To create, and consolidate departments, divisions, programs, and courses of study within the university with the assistance of the commissioner of postsecondary education within the approved role and scope adopted by the council on postsecondary education pursuant to § 16-59-4. Any new or proposed eliminations of departments, divisions, programs or courses of study that are outside the role and scope approved by the council shall require the review and approval of the council on postsecondary education.
(b) To adopt a budget for the university and submit it to the council on postsecondary education for approval.
(c) To be responsible for the general management of property of the university.
(d) To recommend to the council on postsecondary education, after consultation with the commissioner of postsecondary education, tables of organization for the university.
(e) To submit to the office of postsecondary commissioner and to compile and analyze the following information for presentation to the council on postsecondary education and the board of education annually by May 1st the following:
(1) A detailed departmental breakdown of all faculty members employed at the university by rank (including all professors, associate professors, assistant professors, lecturers, and instructors) and tenure (tenured and non-tenured, and other) and by race (African American, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian) and gender.
(2) A detailed report on current student enrollments for each class at the university by race and gender, by academic department, and by outreach program (e.g. talent development), guaranteed admissions program, and the current levels of funding and staff support for each of these programs.
(3) A report on the current status of the African and Afro-American studies programs at the university and a five (5) year budgetary history of the programs along with projections for budgetary support for the next two (2) years.
(4) A plan for recruitment of African American and Hispanic faculty into tenure track positions at the university with specific reference to and planned involvement with the New England higher education's minority faculty recruitment and development plan.
(5) Copies of the report shall be furnished to the council of postsecondary education and the board of education.
(P.L. 2014, ch. 145, art. 20, § 2.)