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Faculty Senate » February 7, 2002
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

Thursday, February 7, 2002
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center

The agenda for the February Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below.

A. ACTION ITEM
  1. Student Evaluation of Teaching Instrument
    Ray William, Advancement of Teaching Chair, will present for approval recommendations to change the current Student Evaluation of Teaching Instrument. The linked attachments include: changes to the recommendations since the January Senate meeting (indicated in bold type); the front of the draft form with the "Unable to rate" column on the right side including additional space separating this column from the others; the back of the draft form; and sample questions that faculty could copy onto the back side. Although the Executive Committee has not been able to come to a consensus that would lead to an endorsement of these recommendations, they feel that these motions should come forward for debate and a vote.
B. DISCUSSION ITEMS
  1. Post-Tenure Review Implementation Guidelines
    Vice Provost Sabah Randhawa, will report on Post-Tenure Review Implementation Guidelines.

    University Assessment Task Force
    Bob Burton, Assistant Provost for Academic Affairs, will report on the status of the newly formed University Assessment Task Force.

  2. Academic Redesign
    Vice President Mark McCambridge, Finance and Administration, will discuss whether OSU is on track with the '02 budget, provide preliminary thoughts about the '03 budget and briefly report on the University audit.
    Provost Tim White will describe the overall redesign process, vision, goals, and next steps.
    President Nancy Rosenberger will discuss the academic redesign: process, issues and timeline.
C. INFORMATION ITEMS
  1. University Awards
    Reminders have been sent to Deans, Directors, and Department Heads/Chairs containing information for the OSU Distinguished Service Award and the following awards that will be presented at University Day on September 17, 2002:

      Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award *
      D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award
      OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award *
      OSU Extended Education Faculty Achievement Award
      OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award *
      OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award
      Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award
      Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award
      Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award *

    A cover letter, guidelines for preparing nomination packets, and criteria for each award can be found at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/awards. All nomination materials for the above awards must be submitted to the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee, c/o Faculty Senate Office, 107 Gilkey Hall, Corvallis OR 97331-6203. Nomination deadlines for those awards above indicated with an asterisk and the OSU Distinguished Service Award are March 12, 2002, and April 8, 2002 for the remainder. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Christian Stehr, stehr@proaxis.com or 737-2147.

    OSU has a highly qualified faculty and few opportunities to recognize their contributions - we depend on you to facilitate nominations for these awards.

    OSU CONNECT 2002 - September 25 through September 29
    OSU CONNECT is the second step in Oregon State University's three-step process in orienting new students to campus. In order to create a coordinated OSU CONNECT program, proposals are being solicited from departments, groups and organizations wanting to be part of this exciting event. A Request For Proposals (RFP) package for new or existing programs, as well as the CONNECT program draft, are available by contacting Jennifer Kuzeppa Specter at 737-0582 or jennifer.kuzeppa@orst.edu. Only programs approved through the RFP process will be included in OSU CONNECT scheduling and marketing. Thank you for supporting OSU CONNECT.

    Joint Meeting
    The joint AAUP, AOF, IFS meeting will be held April 27 on the OSU campus from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the CH2M HILL Alumni Center. The speakers have not yet been finalized.

    Professional Faculty Task Force
    Provost White is in the process of convening a Professional Faculty Task Force to study professional faculty issues. Tony Wilcox will chair the task force.

  2. IT Planning Committee
    The Faculty Senate Executive Committee strongly endorses the proposal for a campus-wide IT (Information Technology) Planning Committee and has mandated the Computing Resources Committee to convene a meeting of the relevant people in order to move forward on implementing the Committee.

D. 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.

Please recycle printed agendas