| The agenda for the March Senate meeting will include the reports and other
items of business listed below.
A. ACTION ITEMS
B. DISCUSSION ITEMS
- Category I Proposal
Mike Quinn, Curriculum Council Chair, will present for approval a Category
I proposal for the Master of Arts in Applied Ethics.
- Standing Rules
Bob Mason, Committee on Committees Chair, will present for approval revisions to Standing Rules for
the following Committees: Advancement of Teaching, Academic Regulations,
Budgets & Fiscal Planning, Computing Resources, Faculty Grievance,
Library, Promotion and Tenure, and Undergraduate Admissions. He will
also present for approval Standing Rules to create a new Faculty Senate
Committee, Distance Education Committee.
- University Catalogs
Assistant Provost Robert Burton will discuss the possibility of creating
the University Catalogs and the Schedule of Classes as primarily on-line
tools. There will continue to be printed versions of the documents for
400/500 Level Courses
Vince Remcho, Graduate Council Chair, will present for discussion recommendations
from the Graduate Council to redefine the 400 and 500 level course numbering
descriptors and to allow a limited number of 400 level credits to apply
toward a 45-hour graduate program of study. The Graduate Council is
of the opinion that this policy, suggested in the report by the Graduate
Level Learning Task Force following their comprehensive study last year
in Response to Concerns over 400/500 ("slash") courses, is an appropriate
one for OSU. The URL for the precise recommendations and Graduate Level
learning Task Force report is: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/grad_school/Graduate_Council/GradLvlLearning.htm.
Athletics Task Force
Tony Wilcox, Athletics Task Force chair, will outline their findings
and a resolution will be distributed during the meeting for discussion
- Curricular Issues
Nancy Rosenberger and Gordon Matzke, Curricular Issues Planning team
co-chairs, will announce the Steering Committee membership and discuss
which curricular issues should become topics of study in sub-committees.
C. SPECIAL REPORT
D. INFORMATION ITEMS
- OSU 2007
Becky Johnson, OSU 2007 Chair, will briefly outline activities and provide
names of the Steering and Core Planning Committee members.
Student Evaluation of Teaching Instrument
Ray William, Advancement of Teaching Committee Chair, will make a brief
announcement about information gathering related to the Student Evaluation
of Teaching instrument and pilot
study spring term.
Budget Perspective/Audit Response
Richard Brumley and Bruce Sorte, Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee
members, will present the committee's perpective of the sources of the
$19 million shortfall and their perspective on the University audit
- Budget Update
Mark McCambridge, Vice President for Finance and Administration, will
provide a brief update on budget activities and report on the audit
and OSU perspectives on it.
E. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
- University Awards
Nomination packets for the following awards are due in the Faculty Senate
Office on March 12
Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award
OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award
OSU Distinguished Service Award
OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence 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/nom.html.
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Christian Stehr,
firstname.lastname@example.org or 737-2147.
Campus Climate Assessment Workshop Opportunity
Nana Lowell, Director of Educational Assessment at the University of
Washington, will identify keyquestions about "diversity" and
"campus climate" in and out of the classroom for OSU faculty
to consider March 6, 8:30 to 10AM, MU 206 in a Faculty Forum. Following
Nana's seminar discussion, interested faculty will develop "next
steps" for review the following morning. Topics might include what
we can do to improve the cliamte for learning, respect, and listening
among people who traverse our campus or how we might assess and implement
such opportunities or others described by attendees.
This forum is a cooperative effort of Academic Programs; Advancement
of Teaching Committee; Critical Issues Project, W.K. Kellogg Foundation;
Milticultural Affairs, Student Affairs, Women's Center, and Difference,
Power, & Discrimination. Questions regarding this workshop should
be directed to Ray William at 737-5441 or email@example.com or Beth Rietveld at 737-1330 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Committee Interest Forms
Committee Interest Forms for university and Faculty Senate committees
and councils will be available following Spring Break mid-March and
due back in the Faculty Senate Office in early April. Since there have
been problems in the past with faculty receiving the forms through their
departments, the forms will be available on line. 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 committee can be found at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/committees/index.html.
- 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.
Tim White, Provost & Executive Vice President
F. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
President Nancy Rosenberger
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.