FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, January 8, 1998
Valley Football Complex
The agenda for the January Senate meeting will include the reports and other
items of business listed below. To be approved are the minutes of the
December Senate meeting, as published and distributed to Senators.
- ACTION ITEMS
- 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.
- Approval of Parliamentarian
Approve Robert Iltis, Department of Speech Communication, as
Faculty Senate Parliamentarian.
- 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
- ADMINISTRATIVE INTRODUCTIONS
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.
- INFORMATION ITEMS
- Faculty Awards Deadline
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.
- 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.
- Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Recap
A recap of the December Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
(IFS) meeting was previously distributed to Senators via e-Mail.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- REPORTS FROM THE PROVOST
Roy Arnold, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
- REPORTS FROM THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
President Maggie Niess
- NEW BUSINESS
IN ORDER TO PROPERLY RECORD MINUTES OF THE SENATE MEETING,
ALL SENATORS ARE REMINDED TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES
AND THEIR SENATE AFFILIATION WHEN RISING TO SPEAK.
PLEASE NOTE LOCATION!!