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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, May 1, 1997
3:00-5:00 PM
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.

  1. SPECIAL REPORTS
    1. Task Force on Greek Life
      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.

  2. COMMITTEE REPORTS
    1. Post-tenure Review Task Force
      Ken Krane, Chair

    2. Faculty Economic Welfare Committee (pp. 1-3)
      James Herzog, Chair

    3. Salary Equity Study Committee
      Kathy Heath, Chair

  3. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Standing Rules Changes (pp. 4-6)
      Laurel Maughan, Committee on Committees Chair, will present the attached Standing Rules changes for Senate approval.

  4. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
      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.

  5. REPORTS FROM THE PROVOST
    Roy Arnold, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

  6. REPORTS FROM THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
    President Anthony Wilcox

  7. NEW BUSINESS

  8. 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.