In order to create a coordinated OSU CONNECTprogram, we are soliciting proposals from any unit or program who wants to be part of this exciting event. A Request For Proposals (RFP) package for new or existing programs that orient students to OSU will be available at the Senate meeting. If you are already sponsoring an orientation activity that you would like to take place during this time (September 22 through September 26) and be included in scheduling and marketing, you will need to submit a proposal for this activity. New programs and activities are also welcome. Think creatively! Activities might include workshops, sharing your research work, tour of facilities, academic activities for new majors, community service project, etc. Proposals (1-2 pages) are dueon Monday, March 8. Proposals will be reviewed by a sub-committee of the Beaver Orientation Team. Only programs approved through the RFP process will be included in OSU CONNECT scheduling and marketing. If you would like an RFP package prior to the Faculty Senate meeting or have questions, contact Jennifer Kuzeppa (737-0582). Thank you for supporting OSU CONNECT.
Whereas, Oregon State University's Valley Library has been "underfunded for many years," as President Risser acknowledged in addressing the Faculty Senate in February 1998; and
Whereas, the average level of funding at peer institutions is approximately 3% of total expenditures, while the OSU library is currently funded at 2.14% of total expenditures, and
Whereas, the average real dollars expended by peer institutions is $17,030,754, while OSU library's expenditures are currently $6,972,417; and
Whereas, in order to achieve Association of Research Libraries (ARL) status, which is befitting a Carnegie Research I University and is an important compenent in the University's goal of achieving Tier One status, the library must be adequately funded:
BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT:
The faculty of Oregon State University supports increasing the funding of the Valley Library and recommends that the University commit to increasing the percent of expenditures dedicated to the library this year to approximately $7,950,000 (an increase of approximately 0.3%) and then annually at a constant rate each year for the next three biennia, to attain a level of at least 4% of total expenditures by the year 2004- 2005.
TABLE I - Library Expenditures, FY 1992/93- FY 1997/98Total library expenditures % of total university ($) expenditures FY 1992/93 8,800,000 2.75 FY 1993/94 7,468,773 2.26 FY 1994/95 7,622,798 2.23 FY 1995/96 5,557,981 1.52 FY 1996/97 4,395,998 1.17 FY 1997/98 6,972,417 2.14 (Source: U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS Finance Surveys)
TABLE II - OSU library in relation to comparator Institutions (plus UO)[all are ARL institutions]Total $ % of total expenditures Purdue U $28,216,304 4.34% U of Arizona $20,474,648 3.08% N Carolina St U $17,210,320 3.11% UC Davis $17,038,000 1.97% Peer Average $17,030,754 2.97% Michigan State U $13,482,218 1.79% Iowa State U $13,076,791 2.77% University of Oregon $12,067,240 5.2% Colorado St U $ 9,717,000 3.72% OSU $ 6,972,417 2.14% (Source: U.S. Department of Education, IPEDS Finance Surveys)
TABLE III - OSU acquisitions for FY 1996/97 compared to ARL institutions [ARL rank in parentheses]Net vols. added Monographs purchased U Washington 113,271 (17) 46,896 (20) U of Iowa 71,060 (41) 49,435 (18) U of Oregon 51,617 (66) 28,658 (53) U of Oklahoma 36,126 (92) 21,228 (68) U of Guelph 27,859 (108) n/a OSU 17,439 12,113 (Source: ARL Statistics)
TABLE IV - OSU acquisitions for FY 1996/97 compared to other non-ARL librariesNet vols. added Monographs purchased Texas A&M 80,526 33,307 U New Mexico 82,620 26,929 *NC State 78,287 38,974 U of S. Carolina 64,364 40,044 OSU 17,439 12,113 (Source: ARL Statistics) *Comparator Institution