1. Faculty Senate Election Process UpdateB. ACTION ITEMS
President Matzke will update the Senate on the election process for Faculty Senate President-Elect and Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Representative.
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 2001. Continuing EC members are: Vicki Tolar Burton, English/WIC; Stella Coakley, Botany & Plant Pathology; and Rubin Landau, Physics.
2. Category | Proposals
Len Friedman, Curriculum Council Chair, will present three Category I proposals:
a) Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing;
b) Merging the Oregon Water Resources Research Institute (OWRRI) and the Center for the Analysis of Environmental Change (CAEC) and renaming it the Center for Water and Environmental Sustainability (CWESt); and
c) Rename the Center for Salmon Disease Research to the Center for Fish Disease Research.
3. Standing Rules
Flaxen Conway, Committee on Committees Chair, will present for approval Standing Rules revisions to the Committee on Committees and new Standing Rules for a proposed Diversity Council.
4. Proposed Revisions to Academic Regulation 1 and Academic Regulation 2C. DISCUSSION ITEM
Peter Nelson, Academic Regulations Committee Member, will present proposed revisions to AR1 and AR2.
1. College of Veterinary Medicine
Dean L.J. Koong will discuss the need for a four-year program in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
D. SPECIAL REPORT
1. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
Gary Tiedeman, IFS President, will present a wrap-up of IFS activities during his year as president.
1. Graduate Admissions Task Force
John Westall will present information on a Graduate Admissions Task Force commissioned by the Graduate School and the Office of Admissions to re-engineer graduate admissions at OSU.
2. 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.
3. Faculty Senate Committee/Coucil Annual Reports - 1999/00
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. The below 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, Roy Rathja (no report received)
Academic Regulations Committee, Joe Kerkvliet (no report received)
Academic Requirements Committee, Jane Siebler
Academic Standing Committee, Nancy Wendt
Administrative Appointments Committee, Walt Loveland (no report received)
Advancement of Teaching Committee, Chris Anderson
Baccalaureate Core Committee, Michael Scanlan
Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee, Vic Tremblay
Bylaws & Nominations Committee, Maggie Niess
Committee on Committees, Jim Reeb
Computing Resources Committee, Deborah Healey
Curriculum Council, Leonard Friedman
Faculty Economic Welfare and Retirement Committee, Steve Davis
Faculty Grievance Committee, Debbie Jimmerson
Faculty Mediation Committee, Susan Longerbeam
Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee, Laura Connolly
Faculty Status Committee, Lewis Semprini
Graduate Admissions Committee, Doug Barofsky
Graduate Council, Mark Christensen
Library Committee, Rita Leahy (7/99-12/99); Lawrence Landis (12/99-6/00)
Promotion and Tenure Committee, Tom Savage
Research Council, Mike Freilich
Student Recognition and Awards Committee, Jeff Sklansky
Undergraduate Admissions Committee, John Tanaka
University Honors College Council, Jim Liburdy (no report received)
4. NCAA Certification Public Meetings
Under NCAA rules, Division I institutions are required to undergo a certification process every six years. OSU has been conducting this self-study process since January 2000 in preparation for a site visit by an NCAA Committee in February 2001. This self-study process involved four committees comprised of faculty, athletic staff, and community members directed toward review of the operations of the athletics programs at Oregon State University. The purpose of the Certification process is to open the affairs of the athletics program to the university community and the public, to identify whether the program is meeting NCAA standards for operation, and to provide plans for any deficiencies found.
One portion of the certification self-study program requires open public meetings to present the results. Two such open meetings have been scheduled at OSU to describe the results of the self study and to obtain feedback from the campus community and the general public. The meetings will be held as follows:Tuesday, December 5, 3:00-4:30 p.m.. MU 211
Thursday, December 7, 7:00-8:30 p.m., LaSells Stewart Center Agricultural Science Room.
5. Martin Luther King, Jr. Teach-In
The all-campus Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration 2001, begins on Monday, Jan. 8, 2001. The MLK, Jr. Teach-in Guide will be available on the sign-in table at the Faculty Senate meeting. For additional copies, questions or assistance, please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 737-4381 or Multicultural Affairs@orst.edu. The following pages can be accessed by clicking on each:
6. Central Oregon RFP
The Central Oregon RFP was released on December 1 and is available in the Valley Library Reserve Section and on the web at: http://www.cosu.orst.edu/
Tim White, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
President Gordon Matzke