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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

Thursday, December 2, 1999
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 November Senate meeting, as published and distributed to Senators.

  1. SPECIAL REPORT
    Faculty Senate Election Results
    Gordon Matzke, President-Elect, will report on the outcome of the election for Faculty Senate President-Elect and Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Representative.

  2. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Executive Committee Election
      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 2000. Continuing EC members are: Bob Burton, Science; William Lunch, Liberal Arts; and Bruce Sorte, Agricultural Sciences.
    2. Faculty Salary Resolution
      Steve Davis, Faculty Economic Welfare and Retirement Chair, will describe committee activities and present the following resolution to create a joint Faculty Senate/Administrative task force to look at ways to increase faculty salaries to a level comparable with our peer institutions.

      Whereas, Faculty salary increases at OSU in the 1990`s have been few and generally small; and

      Whereas, Faculty salaries at OSU are significantly below the mean of our peer institutions (in `98/`99 the OSU average salaries were 84.3%, 89.7%, and 94.1% of the peer institution averages for the ranks of Professor, Associate Professor, and Assistant Professor, respectively); and

      Whereas, The OUS has developed a model for bringing faculty salaries up to the mean of our peer institutions over the next three biennia; therefore, be it

      Resolved, that the Faculty Senate and University Administration form a Task Force whose charge would be to examine models by which salaries will be increased to equal the mean of our peer institutions and select a reasonable model and time frame to achieve these goals. This Task Force should report to the Faculty Senate and the Administration no later than June of 2000.

    3. Access to Senate Listserv
      Motion from Senator Daley carried over from November related to open access to the Senator listserv to all Senators for general use will be considered. The specific motion is:
      To allow all Faculty Senators to have access to the Faculty Senator e-mail list.

  3. DISCUSSION ITEM
    President Risser
    President Risser will respond to concerns regarding changes in the Post-Tenure Review document and to other concerns expressed by Senators.

  4. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Faculty Senate Reception
      President and Mrs. Risser are hosting a reception for all Faculty Senators and ex-officios at their home immediately following the Faculty Senate meeting. If you need directions to their home, contact the Faculty Senate Office at 737-4344.
    2. Faculty Senate Committee/Council Annual Reports - 1998/99
      All Senate committees and councils are to report to the Senate and describe their work for the year. The purpose of bringing these reports to your attention is informational only. These reports may contain specific recommendations and express views upon which further consideration could be taken. Questions regarding a report should be directed to the chair (through the departmental affiliation), or the Senate President, if appropriate.

      Academic Advising Council, Polly Gross
      Academic Regulations Committee, Marshall English No report received
      Academic Requirements Committee, Tracy Bentley-Townlin
      Academic Standing Committee, Jennifer Cornell
      Administrative Appointments Committee, Ann Asbell
      Advancement of Teaching Committee, Chris Anderson
      Baccalaureate Core Committee, Anita Grunder
      Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee, Paul Farber
      Bylaws & Nominations Committee, Tony Wilcox
      Committee on Committees, Jim Reeb,
      Curriculum Council, Robert Burton
      Faculty Economic Welfare and Retirement Committee, Steve Davis
      Faculty Grievance Committee, Roger Nielsen
      Faculty Mediation Committee, Walt Rudd, No business to report
      Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee, Laura Connolly
      Faculty Status Committee, Frederick Prahl
      Graduate Admissions Committee, No report received
      Graduate Council, Bruce Rettig
      Instructional Development and Technology, Deborah Healey
      Library Committee, Gary Beach, No report received
      Promotion and Tenure Committee, Duane Johnson, No report received
      Research Council, Clara Pratt
      Student Recognition and Awards Committee, Mary Burke
      Undergraduate Admissions Committee, John Tanaka
      University Honors College Council, Mary Alice Seville

  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 Ken WIlliamson

  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.