Topics to be covered are:
The P&T Process
Definition and Documentation of Scholarship
The Position Description
The Candidate Statement
Letters of Evaluation
What is confidential - What do the waivers mean?
Student and Advisee Evaluations
Evaluation of Teaching
Andy Hashimoto, Associate Provost, Duane Johnson, Chair of the Faculty Senate Promotion & Tenure Committee, and other members of the Faculty Senate Promotion & Tenure Committee will assist with the session.
Additional sessions will be scheduled for Spring and Fall Terms.
Criteria for these awards may be obtained from the Faculty Senate Office. Nominations are to be submitted to the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee, in care of the Faculty Senate Office.
TO: Ken Williamson
FROM: Laura Connolly
DATE: January 28, 1999
RE: Proposed change in the selection procedure for the OSU Distinguished Service Award
As you know, I met with the Executive Committee on January 6, 1999 to discuss our proposal to amend the selection procedure for the OSU Distinguished Service Award. The Executive Committee asked me to bring this recommendation before the full Faculty Senate at the February meeting. This memo outlines the current selection procedures, our recommended changes, and our reasons for making these suggestions.
On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank you and the senators for considering this proposal.
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January 12, 1999
Carroll DeKock, Senator
Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
Oregon State University
At its January 7, 1999 meeting, the Faculty Senate of Oregon State University endorsed a process for nominating a faculty member to the State Board of Higher Education and endorsed three faculty nominees from OSU. As OSU's most senior Senator to the IFS, I am asking you to inform the IFS of the OSU Senate's actions and to deliver the Executive Appointment Interest Forms for the nominees to the IFS for consideration by the Nominating Committee.
Upon the recommendation of the Bylaws and Nominations Committee, the Faculty Senate passed by majority vote the following process for nominating a faculty member to the State Board of Higher Education. Please bring to the attention of IFS that Step 3 of the nominating process endorsed by OSU differs from that distributed by IFS President Kemble Yates. To avoid the vagueness of language in the original proposal, specific references were added to Step 3 (the revisions are underlined).
1. Engage institution Faculty Senates in identifying qualified and willing candidates for the position. Have each institution forward its nominations to a Nominating Committee through their IFS Senator by January 15, 1999.
2. A Nominating Committee consisting of faculty from IFS, AOF, and statewide AAUP will select no more than 3 names to submit to the Governor.
3. These names will be shared with each Faculty Senate and other faculty leadership groups (e.g., AOF, AAUP) for endorsement prior to submission to the Governor.
4. The finalists' applications will be sent to the Governor.
Faculty Nominees from OSU
The OSU Faculty Senate endorsed the following three faculty nominees for consideration by the Nominating Committee for selection as faculty nominees from the Oregon University System:
Kelvin Koong, Associate Dean, College of Agricultural Sciences;
Associate Director, Oregon Agricultural Experiment Stations
Clara Pratt, Barbara E. Knudson Endowed Chair in Family Policy
Gary Tiedeman, Professor, Sociology
The Executive Appointments Interest Form for each nominee is enclosed.
According to the December 9, 1998 letter from IFS President Yates, the Nominating Committee will have a representative from each of the OUS campuses. With each campus submitting one or more nominees, it is likely that the majority of the faculty nominees will be unknown to most of the members of the Nominating Committee. The Executive Appointments Interest Forms and supporting vitae may permit the Nominating Committee to screen the original pool of nominees to a short list, with the ultimate objective of the Committee being to derive a list of no more than three nominees. During the course of our campus's deliberations, an idea surfaced that I believe warrants consideration by the IFS and the Nominating Committee: Once a short list is determined, the Nominating Committee should interview those faculty still under consideration to be better informed when making its final recommendations.
On behalf of the OSU Faculty Senate, I wish to express my appreciation for the initiative taken by IFS in overseeing this nomination process. We are hopeful that Governor Kitzhaber will use the input provided by IFS and the Nominating Committee and appoint a faculty member to the Board when the next vacancy occurs.
Anthony Wilcox, Chair
Bylaws and Nominations Committee
OSU Faculty Senate
c: Kenneth Williamson, President OSU Faculty Senate