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Thursday, April 2, 1998
3:00-5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center

The agenda for the April Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below. To be approved are the minutes of the March Senate meeting, as published and distributed to Senators.

    1. Category I Proposals (pp. 1-13)
      Len Friedman, Curriculum Council member, will present for approval two Category I Proposals: Proposed NCSA Study Abroad Programs and a Study Abroad Proposal with the University of Arizona – Russian Program Affiliation.

      The Category I Proposals for the Study Abroad Programs expand the options for students to gain international experience and provide additional overseas teaching opportunities for our faculty. The proposed affiliation with the University of Arizona provides a lower cost option for study in Russia. These proposals have been reviewed and endorsed by the faculty Study Abroad Internship Committee and the Curriculum Council. The Executive Committee welcomes the opportunity to recommend approval of these proposals to the Senate with no reservations. It is the EC's position that all abbreviated Category I proposals be taken to the Senate for their consideration and recommendation to provide broad faculty input.

    2. Standing Rules Revisions (pp. 14-15)
      Laurel Maughan, Committee on Committees Chair, will present proposed Standing Rules revisions to the following committees: Baccalaureate Core Committee, Curriculum Council, Instructional Development and Technology Committee, and University Honors College Council.

    1. Ad Hoc Committee on Off-Site Degree Programs
      Gordon Matzke, co-chair

    1. Task Force on Post-Tenure Review (pp. 16-29)
      Ken krane, Chair

    1. PASS Update
      Robby Robson, PASS Coordinator
    2. Intercollegiate Athletics
      Mitch Barnhart, Athletic Director, will share his first impressions of the program and provide an update on budget issues. Robert Frank, NCAA Faculty Representative, will report on the recent NCAA meeting.

    1. Committee Interest Forms
      Committee interest forms will be distributed after Spring break and will be due back in the Faculty Senate Office April 10. Faculty Senate committee/council members are selected from those who respond to the Committee Interest Form. Please consider volunteering for committees and encourage colleagues in your apportionment unit to volunteer also.
    2. Requests for Proposals-Instructional Applications of Electronic Technologies
      This year's Instructional Development and Technology Committee has been allocated $63,200 for funding proposals to integrate technologies into instruction. Because of the limited funding, the committee decided to restrict applications to high enrollment courses in the baccalaureate core. (High enrollment is defined as total enrollment in a baccalaureate core course rather than number of students in a particular section.) The committee invites applications in which technology will enhance learning. It is expected that the typical grant will be between $500 to $10,000. While not required, matching funds from the department or college offering the course will receive higher scores.
      Directions to apply for funding may found on the Web at:
      Deadlines:     April 13 – Receipt of preproposal
                          May 1 – Invite selected preproposal applicants to submit full proposals
                          May 15 – Full proposals due

    1. Roy Arnold, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

    1. President Maggie Niess


    1. (Individual announcements are not appropriate under New Business. However, matters of concern to be taken up as action by the Senate are appropriate.)

**************************************************************************** Proposed Change in Academic Regulation 2.

2. Credit From A Two-Year Institution (Undergraduate Students)

a. College Transfer Credits: Oregon State University accepts for credit toward a baccalaureate degree all college transfer work completed in at an Oregon or other accredited community college up to 108 lower-division credits. A student who has completed 108 lower division credits must obtain approval of a petition in advance before completing additional lower division work at a two-year institution if credit for such additional work is to count toward graduation.Transfer credits and grades are not used in calculating the OSU cumulative GPA. Students who hold the Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer or other transfer degrees or who have 90 or more credits accepted in transfer will be granted junior standing.1 Students who have received Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degrees from Oregon community colleges will be considered to have met the Perspectives and Skills (except WIC) areas of the Baccalaureate Core. They must complete the upper division Synthesis areas of the Core. Students transferring from approved institutions of higher education without Oregon Transfer degrees ordinarily will be given Baccalaureate Core credit in the Perspectives and Skills areas on a course-by-course basis for work that is judged to be equivalent in content. They must complete upper division Synthesis courses.

b. Block Transfer of Vocational-Technical Credits: Block transfer of vocational-technical credit from accredited or state approved community colleges into specific departmental programs2 at Oregon State University may be awarded up to 45 credits on the basis of proficiences, work experience, and/or technical courses as determined by the appropriate department, but without assignment of grade. Such credits will apply to the agreed upon transfer program only, and the credit will not be granted until completion of the program by the student, and these credits will not be used to classify students. The 45 credits, or portion thereof, transferred will count as part of the 108 credits defined in paragraph 2a above.

b. Transfer of Vocational-Technical Course Credits: A maximum of 12 quarter credit hours (8 semester credit hours) of vocational-technical course work applicable in an associates degree or certificate program at an accredited institution can be accepted upon admission to OSU as general elective credit (graded as Pass) and as part of the 108 quarter credit total that can be applied toward a baccalaureate degree.

c. Transfer of Equivalent Vocational-Technical Course Credits through Articulation Agreements: Lower division OSU credit may be awarded for specific vocational-technical community college courses may be awarded for equivalent OSU course work when those courses are equivalency is validated by articulation agreement with the appropriate OSU department offering the equivalent course work. This may be above the 12 quarter credit hours of general electives (graded as Pass) allowed when a student is admitted to OSU. Community college course work is not equated to upper division OSU course work. Equivalent Credit will be awarded only upon the recommendation of the appropriate department and college, and approval by the Academic Requirements Committee. Community college course work is not equated to upper division OSU course work. If the vocational-technical community college course and the equivalent OSU course vary in credits, the number of course credits that may be granted will be the lesser of the two. These course credits will count as part of the 108 credits defined in paragraph 2a above. OSU departments who have articulation agreements with community colleges regarding offering courses which have been identified as equivalent to designated community college vocational-technical courses shall review the agreements equivalency annually and forward a dated list of the articulated equivalent community college courses to the Academic Requirements Committee Curriculum Council.

d. Transfer of Nonequivalent Vocational-Technical Course Credits: In cases where paragraph 2b above is not applicable, up to 24 credits of lower division credit for specific vocational- technical community college courses may be awarded (but without assignment of grade) for nonequivalent OSU course work when the proficiencies, training, or experiences gained by the student are recognized by the appropriate OSU department or college. Credit will be awarded only upon the recommendation of the appropriate department and college, and approval of the Academic Requirements Committee. No more credit will be offered by OSU than was offered by the community college for the course involved in a given transfer. The course prefix and number to be used in awarding of such credit is VocT 100. The 24 credits, or portion thereof, awarded will count as part of the 108 credits defined in paragraph 2a above. The credit will not be granted until completion of the student's program, and these credits will not be used to classify students. In the event the student transfers into another OSU department, the new department will reevaluate the appropriateness of such vocational-technical training or experience. This provision may not be used in combination with paragraph 2b above.