Library Resolution (p. 1-3)B. SPECIAL REPORTS
Henry Sayre, Information Services Ad Hoc Committee Chair, will present a resolution supporting increased funding for the Valley Library.
1. Intercollegiate AthleticsC. INFORMATION ITEMS
Mitch Barnhart will report on the NCAA meeting and provide an update of Athletic activities.
2. Legislative Update
Kevin McCann will present an update on legislative issues.
1. Committee Interest FormsD. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
Committee interest forms will be distributed mid-March and due back in the Faculty Senate Office April 9. Faculty Senate committee/council members are selected from those who respond to the Committee Interest Form. Please consider volunteering for committees. Standing Rules for each committee can be found at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/comm.htm.
2. IFS, AOF, AAUP Joint Meeting
The joint meeting of IFS, AOF and AAUP will be held May 8 in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. Details will be available at a later date.
3. Faculty Senate Bylaws
The Bylaws and Nominations Committee is currently reviewing the Faculty Senate Bylaws and will be recommending changes to the Senate. If you would like them to review a particular section, please contact Tony Wilcox, Chair, at 7-2643 by March 12.
4. Baccalaureate Core
A survey from the Baccalaureate Core Committee regarding the Baccalaureate Core and DPD courses will be distributed to all academic faculty and advisors during the week of March 1. If you do not receive a copy of this survey, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at 737-4344.
5. OSU CONNECT 1999 – September 22 through September 26
Plans are underway for an exciting OSU CONNECT (New Student Orientation) program, and we want you to be involved! As you are aware, one of the most important transition times for students is during the first week they are on campus. At this time, students become exposed to OSU's values and expectations as a community of scholars, begin to create meaningful ties with other students and with faculty, and begin to feel a part of the OSU community. Thus, a student's successful first-year experience begins with a successful OSU CONNECT program.
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.
Roy Arnold, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic AffairsE. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
President Ken WIlliamsonF. NEW BUSINESS
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