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Faculty Senate » March 7, 2002
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

Thursday, March 7, 2002
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center
The agenda for the March Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below.

A. ACTION ITEMS
  1. Category I Proposal
    Mike Quinn, Curriculum Council Chair, will present for approval a Category I proposal for the Master of Arts in Applied Ethics.

  2. 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.
B. DISCUSSION ITEMS
  1. 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 various needs.

    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 purposes.

  2. 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
  1. 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 report.

  2. 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.
D. INFORMATION ITEMS
  1. 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, stehr@proaxis.com 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 williamr@bcc.orst.edu or Beth Rietveld at 737-1330 or beth.rietveld@mu.orst.edu.

    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.

  2. 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.
E. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
  • 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.