1. 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.
2. 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 Admissions Committee.
1. Undergraduate Admissions Issue Group
Vicki Tolar Burton, Undergraduate Admissions Issue Group Chair, will present the purpose and activities of the issue group.
C. 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.
1. 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.
2. 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 at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/committees.
3. 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.
4. 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.
Tim White, Provost & Executive Vice President
President Henry Sayre