FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, April 5, 2001
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center
The agenda for the April Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below. To be approved are the minutes of the February and March Senate meeting, as published and distributed to Senators.
IN ORDER TO PROPERLY RECORD MINUTES OF THE SENATE MEETING,
- ACTION ITEMS
- Category | Proposals
Len Friedman, Curriculum Council Chair, will present two Category I Proposals: 1) Establish
a new study abroad program at the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain; and 2) eliminate
the M.S. degree in Home Economics.
- Proposed Standing Rules Changes
Flaxen Conway, Committee on Committees Chair, will present Standing Rules
changes for the: Baccalaureate Core Committee,
Faculty Status Committee,
Research Council and Undergraduate
- DISCUSSION ITEM
- Undergraduate Admissions Issue Group
Vicki Tolar Burton, Undergraduate Admissions Issue Group Chair, will present the purpose and activities of the issue group.
- SPECIAL REPORT
Ken Williamson, NCAA Steering Committee Chair, will report on the NCAA on-site visit. Mitch Barnhart, Athletic Director, and Bob Frank, OSU Faculty Athletic
Representative, will provide an Athletic Department status update.
- INFORMATION ITEMS
- IFS, AOF, AAUP Joint Meeting
The joint meeting of IFS, AOF and AAUP will be held Saturday, April 7 in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The meeting is scheduled between 8:00 AM and noon with
the formal meeting scheduled to begin at 8:30 AM following a continental breakfast. Confirmed speakers include: Senators Lenn Hannon, Tom Hartung, David
Nelson, and Cliff Trow; Representative Kelly Wirth; and Chancellor Joe Cox. Invited (but not confirmed) speakers include: Representative Tim Knopp and
Senator Ryan Deckert. The Lobbyist Panel will consist of Dave Barrows, Grattan Kerrans, and Mark Nelson. Topics to be covered include: the OUS Budget
(funding cuts, tuition increases, and the Central Oregon campus) and PEBB/PERS issues.
- Committee Interest Forms
Committee Interest Forms for University and Faculty Senate committees have been distributed and are due back in the Faculty Senate Office April 13. 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 Faculty Senate committee or council can be found
- University Accreditation Recommendations
A summary of recommendations from the on-site Evaluation Committee conducting the University accreditation effort will be presented from 11:30-noon on
April 20 in the Valley Library Rotunda, 4th floor; the meeting is open to all faculty, staff and students.
- Undergraduate Admissions Issue Group
The Undergraduate Admissions Issue Group will present A Symposium on Changing the Criteria for Undergraduate Admissions on May 24 from 1:30-3:00 PM
in MU 206. The focus questions will include: Given OSU's potential for growth in enrollment, shifts in thinking about academic success, and commitment to
University goals, how should OSU change undergraduate admissions criteria? What can we learn from the experiences of other universities who have recently
changed their criteria?
Speakers have been invited from institutions that have recently instituted changes in the way they admit students. They will be discussing what changed,
why changes were made, and what outcomes have been realized. The OSU community is invited to join in this symposium, learn from the speakers, and engage
in the discussion of how OSU's admissions criteria might change.
- REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
- Tim White, Provost & Executive Vice President
- REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
- President Henry Sayre
- NEW BUSINESS
ALL SENATORS ARE REMINDED TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES
AND THEIR SENATE AFFILIATION WHEN RISING TO SPEAK.