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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, November 5, 1998
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 1 Senate meeting, as published and distributed to Senators.

  1. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Approval of the 1999 Apportionment Table (p. 1)
      The 1999 Apportionment Table (consisting of OSU FTE in the ranks of Instructor and above, including Professional Faculty and Faculty Research Assistants), is attached for Senate approval.

    2. Category I Proposals (pp. 2-27 and 28-30)
      Bob Burton, Curriculum Council Chair, will present two Category I proposals: 1) Master of Science in Applied Physics and 2) renaming of a Degree Program: B.S. in Interior Merchandising to B.S. in Interior Design.

    3. Post-Tenure Review Task Force Guideline Recommendations (pp. 31-37)
      Ken Krane, Chair, will present recommended guidelines.

    4. Faculty Senate Nominations/Elections (p. 38)
      Anthony Wilcox, Bylaws and Nominations Committee Chair, will present the Committee report that includes nominees for the 1999 Senate President-Elect, three new members of the Executive Committee, and an Interinstitutional Faculty Senate representative. The President-Elect serves for one year, then automatically assumes the presidency of the Senate; Executive Committee members serve two- year terms; and IFS terms are three years. As provided in the Senates 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 recommends 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 the November 12 issue of OSU THIS WEEK. The University-wide election of the President-Elect and IFS representative will be conducted between November 13 and December 1. Ballots will be distributed simultaneously 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 1, will be counted by the Counting Committee prior to the December 3 Faculty Senate meeting. In the case of two candidates per elected position, the individual receiving the highest number of votes will be declared the winner in each of the elections. If more than two candidates are on the ballot for one position, a preferential ballot will be in effect and vote counting will follow specific procedures for this ballot. Election of new members of the Executive Committee will be conducted by written ballot at the December 3 meeting of the Faculty Senate. Those candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. Tie votes shall be resolved by written ballot in a run-off election.

    5. Ballot Counting Committee
      Three volunteers are needed to assist in counting the president-elect and IFS ballots on December 2 at 11:00 AM; President Niess will ask for volunteers from the floor.

  2. DISCUSSION ITEM
    1. Public Employees Bargaining Board (PEBB)
      Three individuals will address the PEBB issue:
      Lois Courtney, OSU Benefits Manager, will explain why the co-pay plan is comparable to Plan 3. Denise Yunker, OUS Benefits Manager, will discuss how faculty interests are being represented, the elimination of Plan 3 and the direction that PEBB is heading.
      Steve Davis, Faculty Economic Welfare and Retirement Committee Chair, will present a report on committee recommendations regarding the PEBB issue.

  3. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. PEBB Materials (pp. 39-43)
      Attached are materials that may help explain the changes in the PEBB health plans.

    2. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
      The October IFS minutes were sent to Senators via e-mail.

    3. AAUP Response to Post-Tenure Review Guidelines (pp.44-45)
      The OSU AAUP Chapter's recommendations regarding the proposed guidelines on post-tenure review.

  4. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
    Roy Arnold, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

  5. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
    President Maggie Niess

  6. OLD BUSINESS

  7. 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.