FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, October 4, 2001
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center
The agenda for the October Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below. To be approved are the minutes of the June Senate meeting, as published and distributed to Senators.
A. ACTION ITEMS
1. Category I - Nuclear Engineering
Mike Quinn, Curriculum Council Chair, will present a Category I Abbreviated Proposal to rename the Department of Nuclear Engineering as the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiation Health Physics. This proposal can be found on the web at: http://osu.orst.edu/dept/academic/aa/curric/cat1s/NERHP.htm or a downloadable Word file is available at: http://osu.orst.edu/dept/academic/aa/curric/cat1s/cat1s.htm.
2. Statement of Support in Response to September 11, 2001 Events
B. DISCUSSION ITEMS
President-Elect Nancy Rosenberger will present the following statement for approval by the Senate:
We the faculty at OSU grieve at the cruel and senseless loss of innocent lives following the recent terrorist attacks. As we face the aftermath, we reaffirm OSU's commitment to honoring diversity and to respecting all members of our community. We encourage faculty to engage students in open discussion of ideas and points of view on the local, national and global implications of this situation.
1. Faculty Senate Bylaws Revisions
Ken Williamson, Bylaws and Nominations Committee Past Chair, will present for discussion proposed Faculty Senate Bylaws revisions (in bold below) to add the senior IFS Senator to the Executive Committee. These revisions are scheduled to be voted on at the November Senate meeting.
ARTICLE VII: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Sec. l. Membership: The Executive Committee shall consist of the Senate President, the Senate President-Elect, the Immediate Past Senate President, and the Provost and Executive Vice President, or that person's designee, as an Ex-Officio member; the senior IFS Senator as an Ex-Officio, non-voting member; and six others elected from the membership of the Faculty Senate. The elected Executive Committee members shall retain their Faculty Senate seats for the remainder of their Senate terms.
ARTICLE VIII: INTERINSTITUTIONAL FACULTY SENATE
Sec. 2. Duties. IFS Senators are the representatives of the OSU Faculty in matters that cross institutional lines. IFS Senators shall be responsible for seeking opinions of the OSU Faculty and the OSU Faculty Senate as a body. The senior IFS Senator shall serve as an Ex-Officio, non-voting member of the Executive Committee.
2. Student Evaluation of Teaching Forms
C. COMMITTEE REPORT
Ray William, Advancement of Teaching Chair, will present information and
recommendations for discussion regarding the student evaluation of teaching
forms. Please review the Committee's recommendations, which can be found
on the web at: advtch.rec1001.htm,
prior to the meeting. It is anticipated that these recommendations will
be presented to the Senate for approval at a later meeting.
1. Bylaws and Nominations Committee
D. INFORMATION ITEMS
Gordon Matzke, Chair, will discuss the nomination process for Faculty Senate President-Elect and Executive Committee and Interinstitutional Faculty Senators.
1. Faculty Senate Fall Elections
Gordon Matzke, Bylaws and Nominations Committee Chair, is accepting recommendations for 1) President-Elect, 2) Executive Committee members, and 3) Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator. Nominations may be forwarded to him in Geosciences or via electronic mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for nominations is October 8. NOTE: If Senators wish to make a nomination from the floor at the November meeting, they must have received prior approval from the nominee.
2. Faculty Senate Calendar
Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings during academic year 2001-2002; check your monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM; November 1, 2001; December 6, 2001; January 10, 2002; February 7, 2002; March 7, 2002; April 4, 2002; May 2, 2002; and June 6, 2002.
3. Promotion & Tenure Brown Bag
E. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
The Faculty Senate Promotion & Tenure Committee is sponsoring a brown bag discussionon October 16 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. in MU 212 to demystify the OSU Promotion & Tenure Process. This discussion will be especially valuable to department heads, and department and college P&T committee members and should be of particular interest to all faculty who will be going up for tenure this fall.
President Henry Sayre
F. INSTALLATION OF FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
President Sayre will outline the succession plan, as provided for in the Faculty Senate Bylaws, and install Nancy Rosenberger as the new Faculty Senate President. President Rosenberger will serve through December 2002.
G. 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.