FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, November 1, 2001
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center
The agenda for the November Senate meeting will include the reports and
other items of business listed below. To be approved are the minutes of
the October Senate meeting, as published and distributed to Senators.
IN ORDER TO PROPERLY RECORD MINUTES OF THE SENATE MEETING,
- ACTION ITEMS
- Category I - Proposal to Rename the Department
of Forest Products
Mike Quinn, Curriculum Council Chair, will present a Category I proposal
to rename the Department of Forest Products to Wood Science and Engineering.
The proposal can be found on the web at: http://osu.orst.edu/dept/academic/aa/curric/cat1s/cat1s.htm.
- Approval of the 2002 Apportionment Table
The 2002 Faculty Senate apportionment table (consisting of OSU FTE in
the ranks of Instructor and above, including Professional Faculty and
Faculty Research Assistants and Associates), will be presented for approval
at the November meeting. The 2002 Apportionment Table can be found on
the web at: http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/app.table02.htm.
- Faculty Senate Nomination and Elections
Gordon Matzke, Bylaws and Nominations Chair, will present for approval
the slate of nominees for the 2002 Senate President-Elect, three new
members of the Executive Committee (EC), and an Interinstitutional Faculty
Senate (IFS) Senator. The President-Elect serves for one year, then
automatically assumes the presidency of the Senate; EC members serve
two-year terms; and IFS terms are three years. Nominations will be taken
from the floor, however, the nominator must obtain, in advance, the
nominee's willingness to serve if elected. The slate of nominees can
be found on the web at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/election.slate01.htm.
- Ballot Counting Committee
Three volunteers are needed to assist in counting the President-Elect
and IFS ballots on December 5 from 11:15-12:45; President Rosenberger
will ask for volunteers from the floor
Gordon Matzke, Bylaws and Nominations Chair, will present
for approval proposed Bylaws revisions (in bold below) to add the senior
IFS member to the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE VII: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Sec. l. Membership: The Executive Committee shall consist of the Senate
President, the Senate President-Elect, the Immediate Past Senate
President, the senior IFS Senator, and the Provost and Executive
Vice President, or that person's designee,
the Immediate Past President
as Ex-Officio members; and six others elected from the membership
of the Faculty Senate. The elected Executive Committee members shall
retain their Faculty Senate seats for the remainder of their Senate
ARTICLE VIII: INTERINSTITUTIONAL FACULTY SENATE
Sec. 2. Duties. IFS Senators are the representatives of the OSU Faculty
in matters that cross institutional lines. IFS Senators shall be responsible
for seeking opinions of the OSU Faculty and the OSU Faculty Senate as
a body. The senior IFS Senator shall serve as an Ex-Officio, voting
member of the Executive Committee.
- Guidelines for Program Redirection and Reorganization
President Rosenberger will present for approval the Guidelines
for Program Redirection and Reorganization the can be found on the
web at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/prog.reduc.htm
If you wish to compare the proposal with the existing document, the
current Institutional Procedures and Criteria for Program redirection,
Reorganization, Reduction and Termination can be viewed on the web
- DISCUSSION ITEM
- OSU Budget Reductions
President Rosenberger will lead a discussion on the university budget reductions.
- INFORMATION ITEMS
- Senator Representation Summary for 2000/2001
A summary of Senator attendance by both apportionment unit and individual
senator for academic year 2000/2001can be found on the web at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/attendance/2000-2001.html.
Each Dean or head of an apportionment unit will also receive these reports.
Faculty members are invited to view both reports, particularly the individual
reports, if a Senator is eligible to be re-elected to the Faculty Senate
or is a candidate for elected office to determine the representation
received from Senators during the past year. Please note that the Bylaws
state, "In the event of a Senator's absence, without providing
a substitute, for three meetings during one year, the position will
be declared vacant by the apportionment unit and filled by the nominee
with the next highest number of votes at the most recent election."
- President-Elect, Executive Committee and IFS Elections
As provided in the Senate Bylaws, (Article VI, Section 3) and amended
on October 6, 1977, "additional nominations may be made from the
floor and the nominations shall be closed." The Executive Committee
requires that if such nominations from the floor are made, the nominator
must obtain, in advance, the nominee's willingness to serve if elected.
The names of all nominees will be submitted to be published in OSU This
The University-wide election of the President-Elect and IFS representative
will be conducted between November 12 and December 4. Ballots will be
distributed to all eligible voting members of the OSU faculty, in accordance
with current Faculty Senate Bylaws. Signed ballots received in the Faculty
Senate Office no later than 5:00 PM on December 4 will be counted by
the Counting Committee prior to the December 6 Faculty Senate meeting.
The individual receiving the highest number of votes will be declared
the winner in each of the elections.
Election of new members of the Executive Committee will be conducted
by written ballot at the December 6th Faculty Senate meeting. Those
candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. Tie
votes shall be resolved by written ballot in a run-off election.
Faculty are encouraged to check 2000/2001 attendance of current Senators
who are candidates for elected office to determine representation during
the past year. The attendance information can be found on the web at
- Instructions for Nomination and Election of Faculty Senators
Upon receipt of all materials, and approval of the apportionment
table, the Faculty Senate Office annually transmits Senatorial nomination
and election instructions to head of all voting units; a sample letter
can be found on the web at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/elections.seninst01.htm.
- Joint Discussion Forums
ASOSU, ISOSU, and the Faculty Senate are sponsoring a series
of forums, titled 'Open Dialogue: Current Events in the World, the Nation,
and their Relationship to the OSU Community'. The forums will offer
an opportunity for students and community members to participate in
sessions that will highlight recent events surrounding the war on terrorism.
The sessions will be held Monday nights from 8:00-10:00 PM beginning
October 22 and continuing through November 19 in the MU Lounge. The
topics are as follows:
November 5 - Fears of impacts on student lives
November 12 - How can we overcome racism toward people from the
Mideast and retain our humanity?
November 19 - How much are students willing to give up to combat
terrorism and vulnerability?
- Faculty Senate Budget Discussions - Special Session
All unclassified faculty are invited to join in the discussion
of the OSU budget situation at three upcoming Faculty Senate meetings:
the regular session on November 1 from 3:00-5:00 PM in the LaSells Stewart
Center Construction and Engineering Hall and two special sessions on
November 8 and 15 from 3:00-5:00 PM in the MU East International Forum.
The regular session on November 1 will begin at 3:00 PM with action items;
it is anticipated that the budget discussion will not occur prior to 3:45
The discussion at the November 1 meeting will focus on the history of
the budget shortfall. Topics for the remaining meetings will focus on
budget reductions for 2002-2003. Prior to all of these meetings please read the budget explanation
provided by administration that can be found on the web at http://oregonstate.edu/redesign/;
the section on OSU's FY01-02 Budget
will be the focus of the November 1 meeting.
There will be 3x5 cards available at the meetings for faculty to write
their questions during the discussion, or faculty are welcome to send
their questions to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to noon the day of
the meeting. All questions will be gathered, sorted to avoid duplication,
and given to the moderator. Comments are welcome during the discussion.
Resource people from Academic Affairs and Finance and Administration have
been invited to be present during the meetings.
These sessions provide an opportunity for faculty to have input into
this discussion. If Senators are unable to attend the regular or special
sessions, please have someone from your apportionment unit attend in
your place; contact the Senate Office if you are unsure of whom is eligible
to represent you.
- REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
- Tim White, Provost & Executive Vice President
- REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
- President Nancy Rosenberger
- NEW BUSINESS
ALL SENATORS ARE REMINDED TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES
AND THEIR SENATE AFFILIATION WHEN RISING TO SPEAK.