1. Install Elected Officials Installation of President Maggie Niess; President-Elect Robin Rose; new Executive Committee members: James Foster, Gordon Matzke, and Sandra Woods; Interinstitutional Faculty Senate representative, J. Antonio Torres; and newly-elected Senators.B. ADMINISTRATIVE INTRODUCTIONS
2. Approval of Parliamentarian
Approve Robert Iltis, Department of Speech Communication, as Faculty Senate Parliamentarian.
3. Category I Proposal (p. 1B26)
Sherman Bloomer, Curriculum Council member, will present two Category I proposals:
The Category I proposals for the distance delivery of the B.S. degree in Natural Resources and the B.S. degree in Environmental Sciences proposals have received the approvals of the Curriculum Council and the Budgets and Fiscal Planning Committee. While the Faculty Senate Executive Committee approved placing these proposals as action items on the January Senate agenda, it did so without endorsing them. There was considerable discussion over these proposals, particularly over the funding consequences of offering these interdisciplinary programs and the extent to which the costs of delivery would be borne by the departments involved.
Since OSU Statewide is a central component of OSU's strategic initiatives, there will be other Category I proposals for distance delivery of degree programs submitted for approval by the Faculty Senate. While each distance delivery proposal will be unique, there are issues found in the present proposals that will arise with most that follow (funding, advising, delivery of WIC and DPD courses, breadth of program offered, etc.). Therefore, the Executive Committee believes that the present proposals offer an opportunity for the Faculty Senate to carefully consider and debate the issues related to distance delivery of existing OSU degree programs.
Orcilia Zuniga Forbes, Vice President for University Advancement, and Wilson C. "Toby" Hayes, Vice Provost for Research, will be introduced and both will make brief comments to the Senate.C. INFORMATION ITEMS
1. Faculty Awards DeadlineD. REPORTS FROM THE PROVOST
February 6 is the deadline for nominations for the OSU Distinguished Service Award.
March 6 is the deadline for the following awards: D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service OSU Alumni Distinguished Professor Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Dar Reese Excellence in Advising OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching OSU Extended Education Faculty Achievement OSU Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant
Criteria for these awards may be obtained from Beth Strohmeyer at 737-1330 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Faculty Senate Office. Nominations should be submitted to the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee, in care of the Faculty Senate Office.
2. Faculty Senate Handbook Update
If continuing Senators would like an update for their handbook, please contact the Faculty Senate Office. Since experience has shown us that the majority of Senators do not use the updated materials, they are being sent only on request.
3. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Recap
A recap of the December Interinstitutional Faculty Senate (IFS) meeting was previously distributed to Senators via e-Mail.
4. Senate Reception
All new and continuing Senators and ex-officios are invited to attend a reception hosted by Dr. and Mrs. Paul Risser immediately following the January Senate meeting. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office if you need directions to the Risser residence.
5. Distinguished Professor Nominations
Nominations for the 1998 Distinguished Professor are due January 30, 1998. Recognition is given to those individuals who have achieved national and/or international stature as a result of their contributions to scholarship and research and whose work has been notably influential in their fields of specialization. Recognition may also be based on truly outstanding performance in teaching, e.g., accomplishments as a "master teacher" along with the publication of research on instruction, publication of particularly notable textbooks, or other scholarly activity that contributes substantially to instruction.
Criteria and other information concerning nominations may be obtained from Richard Waring, 1998 Distinguished Professor Screening Committee Chair, Department of Forest Science.
6. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration C Teach-in
This year's celebration theme is "Makin' it Right: Going Beyond the Dream." The celebration will take place between January 12 and 23. Faculty are being asked to set aside a portion of a class period, an "outside of class" discussion, a conversation on the holiday itself--when classes are not in session--or any kind of intellectual exercise that would educate and stimulate thought, including simply distributing readings.
Celebration information will be available on the Web under OSU Hot Topics. For more information, contact Linda Paschke at 737-6370 or Phyllis Lee at 737-4381.
Roy Arnold, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic AffairsE. REPORTS FROM THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
President Maggie NiessF. NEW BUSINESS