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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, December 7, 2000
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. ELECTION REPORT
    1. Faculty Senate Election Process Update
      President Matzke will update the Senate on the election process 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 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 2
      Peter Nelson, Academic Regulations Committee Member, will present proposed revisions to AR1 and AR2.

  3. DISCUSSION ITEM
    1. College of Veterinary Medicine
      Dean L.J. Koong will discuss the need for a four-year program in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
  4. SPECIAL REPORT
    1. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
      Gary Tiedeman, IFS President, will present a wrap-up of IFS activities during his year as president.

  5. INFORMATION ITEMS
    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: Schedule of events
      Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute and Celebration
      An evening of song and poetry
      ES 199 - Celebrate the Vision: MLK, The Teacher

    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/

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

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

  8. 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.