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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, December 3, 1998
3:00-5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center


The agenda for the December Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below. To be approved are the minutes of the previous Senate meeting, as published and distributed to Senators.

  1. COMMITTEE REPORT
    Faculty Senate Election Results
    Tony Wilcox, Ballot Counting Committee Chair, will report on the outcome of the election for Faculty Senate President-elect and Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Representative.

  2. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Baha'i Institute of Higher Education Resolution (pp. 1–9)
      Corinne Manogue will present a resolution urging the Iranian Government to make higher education accessible to all.

    2. Category I Proposals
      Bob Burton, Curriculum Council Chair will present three proposals for approval:
      a) Off-Campus Delivery of a Baccalaureate Degree in General Agriculture (pp. 10–23)
      b) Extending the Liberal Studies degree program to Chemeketa Community College (pp. 24–27)
      c) Masters in Business Information Systems (M.B.I.S) Program (pp. 28–72)

    3. Executive Committee Election (pp. 73–79)
      See attached biographical sketches. Voting will take place during the meeting by Senators, proxies, and ex-officio members only. Three people will be elected for two-year terms beginning January 1999 and one for a one-year term to complete the position being vacated by Jim Foster. Continuing EC members are: Phyllis Lee (Associated) and Gordon Matzke (Science).

    4. Post-Tenure Review Guidelines
      Ken Krane, Post-Tenure Review Task Force Chair, will present guidelines for approval. The guidelines were not ready prior to the printing deadline, but will be distributed next week via e-mail and hard copy to all Senators.

    5. OSBHE Faculty Member Resolution (pp. 80–82)
      Tony Wilcox will present a resolution in support of appointing a faculty member to the Board

  3. DISCUSSION ITEM
    Student Affairs Task Force on Greek Life
    Larry Roper, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, will present a recap of the Task Force's final report and recommendations.

  4. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. New Senator Orientation
      New Senator Orientation will be held January 7, 1999, preceding the regular Senate meeting. Details will be sent to new Senators.

    2. University Awards (pp. 83-85)
      Materials have been sent to Deans, Directors, and Department Heads containing information for the OSU Distinguished Service Award and the following awards: OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award
      Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award>
      Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award
      Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award
      OSU Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award
      OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
      Extended Education Faculty Achievement Award
      D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award A summary of these awards is included in this agenda. All nomination materials for the above awards must be submitted to the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee, c/o Faculty Senate Office, 107 Social Science Hall, Corvallis, OR 97331-6203 by March 5, 1999; February 5 for the OSU Distinguished Service Award. If you have questions, contact committee chair Laura Connolly at 737-3025 or laura.connolly@orst.edu.

    3. OSU has a highly qualified faculty and few opportunities to recognize their contributions – we depend on you to facilitate nominations for these awards.

    4. Student Appointments to Faculty Senate Committees/Councils
      Students are important members of many Faculty Senate committees and councils and there are currently vacancies in several areas. We would appreciate your help in identifying students who are interested in serving on the following committees/councils. Students may be approached individually, or announcements may be made during class sessions. Anyone interested in serving should be referred to the Faculty Senate Office, 737-4344, for additional information.
      Academic Regulations Committee                Committee on Committees
      Academic Requirements Committee             Instructional Development & Technoloy Committee
      Academic Standing Committee                    Library Committee
      Advancement of Teaching Committee           Student Recognition and Awards Committee
      Baccalaureate Core Committee                    Undergraduate Admissions Committee
      Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee
    5. Faculty Senate handbook Return
      If your term as a Senator will be completed on December 31, 1998, and you were not re-elected from your unit, please return your grey Faculty Senate Handbook to the Faculty Senate Office as soon as possible so it can be updated and redistributed to new Senators. Please include a note indicating who is returning the Handbook so it will not be listed as outstanding.

    6. 1999 Distinguished Professor Nominations
      Nominations of outstanding faculty members are being accepted for the "Distinguished Professor" honor. Recognition is given to those individuals who have achieved national and/or international stature as a result of their contributions to scholarship, research, and education, and whose work has been notably influential in their fields of specialization. The deadline for nominations to be submitted to Paul Farber is January 29, 1999. If you would like a copy of the criteria, contact Nancy Hoffman at 737-0733.

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

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

  7. OLD BUSINESS

  8. 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.