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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, November 2, 2000
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center


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

  1. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Fitness Course Criteria Revision
      John Lee, Baccalaureate Core Committee Chair, will present proposed fitness course changes to the Baccalaureate Core Fitness Course Criteria. The chair also recommends that Senators read the BCC report on the review of the fitness requirement as background for this action item.

    2. Proposed Revision of Academic Regulation 1
      Joe Kerkvliet, Academic Regulations Committee Chair, will present proposed revisions to Academic Regulation 1. Please note that AR 1, in its entirety, is proposed to be deleted and replaced with a new Academic Regulation.

    3. Graduate Certificate Program - Policy Statement and Guidelines
      Leonard Friedman, Curriculum Council Chair, will present for approval the Graduate Certificate Programs at Oregon State University document which was approved by the Curriculum Council and Graduate Council.

    4. Approval of the 2001 Apportionment Table
      The 2001 Faculty Senate Apportionment Table (consisting of OSU FTE in the ranks of Instructor and above, including Professorial Faculty and Faculty Research Assistants and Associates), will be presented for approval at the November meeting. Unfortunately, the FTE information was not available from Human Resources prior to publication of the agenda.

    5. Faculty Senate Nominations and Elections
      Ken Williamson, Bylaws and Nominations Chair, will present the Committee report that includes nominees for the 2000 Senate President-Elect, three new members of the Executive Committee (EC), and an Interinstitutional Faculty Senate (IFS) representative. The President-Elect serves for one year, then automatically assumes the presidency of the Senate; EC members serve two-year terms; and IFS terms are three years.

    6. Ballot Counting Committee
      Three volunteers are needed to assist in counting the President-Elect and IFS ballots on December 6 from 10:30-noon; President Matzke will ask for volunteers from the floor.

  2. COMMITTEE REPORT
    1. Faculty Economic Welfare and Retirement Committee
      Steve Davis, Chair, will discuss progress on the implementation of the Issue Group on Faculty Compensation report.

  3. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Senator Representation Summary for 1999/2000
      A summary of Senator attendance by both apportionment unit and individual senator for academic year 1999/2000 can be found at: http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/attendance/1999-2000.html. Each Dean or head of an apportionment unit will also receive these reports. Faculty members are invited to view both reports, particularly the individual reports, if a Senator is eligible to be re-elected to the Faculty Senate or is a candidate for elected office to determine the representation received from Senators during the past year. Please note that the Bylaws state, "In the event of a Senator's absence, without providing a substitute, for three meetings during one year, the position will be declared vacant by the apportionment unit and filled by the nominee with the next highest number of votes at the most recent election."

    2. President-elect, Executive Committee and IFS Elections
      As provided in the Senate Bylaws, (Article VI, Section 3) and amended on October 6, 1977, "additional nominations may be made from the floor and the nominations shall be closed." The Executive Committee recommends that if such nominations from the floor are made, the nominator must obtain, in advance, the nominee's willingness to serve if elected. The names of all nominees will be submitted to be published in the November 9 issue of OSU This Week.

      The University-wide election of the President-Elect and IFS representative will be conducted between November 13 and December 4. Ballots will be distributed to all eligible voting members of the OSU faculty, in accordance with current Faculty Senate Bylaws. Signed ballots received in the Faculty Senate Office no later than 5:00 PM on December 4 will be counted by the Counting Committee prior to the December 7 Faculty Senate meeting. The individual receiving the highest number of votes will be declared the winner in each of the elections.

      Election of new members of the Executive Committee will be conducted by written ballot at the December 7th Faculty Senate meeting. Those candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. Tie votes shall be resolved by written ballot in a run-off election.

      Faculty are encouraged to check 1999-2000 attendance of current Senators who are candidates for elected office to determine representation during the past year. The URL is: http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/attendance/1999-2000.html.

    3. Instructions for Nomination and Election of Faculty Senators
      Upon receipt of all materials, the Faculty Senate Office annually transmits Senatorial nomination and election instructions to head of all voting units; a sample letter can be found at: http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/instruc.htm.

    4. Fireside Chat
      OSU President Paul G. Risser will hold conversations with members of the OSU community in the MU Lounge on Monday, November 20, 2000, 3:00-4:00 p.m.

    5. Faculty Forum Paper
      In response to numerous requests for Faculty Senate President Gordon Matzke's University Day address, it has been published as a Faculty Forum paper and can be found on the web at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/ffp.0900.htm.

    6. University Awards
      Materials have been sent to Deans, Directors, and Department Heads/Chairs containing information for the OSU Distinguished Service Award and the following awards:

      Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award
      D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award
      OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award
      OSU Extended Education Faculty Achievement Award
      OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
      OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award
      Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award
      Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award
      Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award

      A cover letter, guidelines for preparing nomination packets, and criteria for each award can be found at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/naward.htm. 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 1, 2001; February 5, 2001 for the OSU Distinguished Service Award. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Christian Stehr, stehr@proaxis.com or 737-2147.

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

  4. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
    1. Tim White, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

  5. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
    1. President Gordon Matzke

  6. 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.