FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, May 1, 1997
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center
The agenda for the May Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below. To be approved are the minutes of the April Senate meeting, as published and distributed to Senators.
A. SPECIAL REPORTS
1. Task Force on Greek Life
B. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Larry Roper, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, and Les Risser, Chair of Task Force on Greek Life, will report to the Senate on the rationale, charge, and current status of the Task Force.
1. Post-tenure Review Task Force
C. ACTION ITEMS
Ken Krane, Chair
2. Faculty Economic Welfare Committee (pp. 1-3)
James Herzog, Chair
3. Salary Equity Study Committee
Kathy Heath, Chair
1. Standing Rules Changes (pp. 4-6)
D. INFORMATION ITEMS
Laurel Maughan, Committee on Committees Chair, will present the attached Standing Rules changes for Senate approval.
1. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
E. REPORTS FROM THE PROVOST
A recap of the April IFS meeting was sent to Senators via e-mail.
2. Joint IFS/AOF/AAUP Meeting
The joint meeting of the Interinstitutional Faculty Senate, Association of Oregon Faculties, and American Association of University Professors will take place on Saturday, May 17, from 8:00 AM to noon in Gilfillan Auditorium, beginning with a continental breakfast. Senator Hannon, Chancellor Cox, and President Risser will participate in the program and Lobbyist's Barrows, Kerans, and Nelson will participate in a panel discussion.
3. Summer Field Tour
You should have received an invitation to participate in the College of Agricultural Sciences Summer Field Tour scheduled for July 29-31. Reservations must be made by May 30. If you would like to make a reservation or need additional information, contact Beth Miller at 737-5902.
4. University Guidelines on the Policy of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Religion (p. 7)
Attached are recently approved University Guidelines on the Policy of Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Religion which are contained in the OSU Affirmative Action Plan. As the Guidelines point out, nondiscrimination on the basis of religion requires a balance of refraining from promoting religion and refraining from inhibiting religion. Contact Stephanie Sanford (737-0868) if you have questions about the Guidelines.
5. University Procedures for an Accelerated Search (pp. 8-9)
Attached are recently approved Procedures for an Accelerated Search.
Roy Arnold, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
F. REPORTS FROM THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
President Anthony Wilcox
G. NEW BUSINESS
H. EXECUTIVE SESSION
The purpose of the Executive Session is to consider the nominee for the D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award, which will be awarded at University Day on September 16.
In accordance with the Senate's Bylaws (Article IX, Section 3), the Senate President may call an Executive Session, which excludes all but elected and ex-officio members or their designated substitutes (proxies) and Senate Office staff. Before going into Executive Session, the Senate President must also announce the statutory authority for such action (Attorney General's Opinion #6996, I., D.).
Balloting will be limited to Senators, or their official representatives, and will occur after the Executive Session ends and the open meeting is again in session (in accordance with the above Article). D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award materials distributed to Senators during the Executive Session marked 'CONFIDENTIAL' shall be returned to the Faculty Senate Administrative Assistant prior to leaving the meeting.