| A. ACTION ITEMS
B. DISCUSSION ITEM
- Approval of the 2003 Apportionment Table
The 2003 Faculty Senate apportionment table (consisting of OSU FTE in the ranks of Instructor and above, including Professional Faculty and Faculty Research Assistants and Associates), will be distributed and presented for approval at the November meeting.
- Faculty Senate Nominations and Elections
Henry Sayre, Bylaws and Nominations Chair, will present for approval the slate of nominees for the
2003 Senate President-Elect, three new members of the Executive Committee (EC), and an
Interinstitutional Faculty Senate (IFS) Senator. The President-Elect serves for one year, and then
automatically assumes the presidency of the Senate; EC members serve two-year terms; and IFS
terms are three years. Nominations will be taken from the floor; however, the nominator must
obtain, in advance, the nominee's willingness to serve if elected. The slate of nominees can be
found on the web at: http://www.oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/elections/slate2002.html
- Ballot Counting Committee
Three volunteers are needed to assist in counting the President-Elect and IFS ballots on December 3 from 1:00-2:30; President Rosenberger will ask for volunteers from the floor.
- SET Recommendations
Ray William, Advancement of Teaching Committee, will present for approval Student Evaluation of
Teaching recommendations, including a diversity component. His report can be found on the web
C. INFORMATION ITEMS
- OSU-2007 Curricular Issues Core Planning Team Recommendations
The Senate will discuss the draft of the Curricular Issues Core Planning Team's Executive
Summary. This draft represents the recommendations that CIPT has discussed, but has not finally
endorsed. The main focus of the discussion will be Recommendations I and II; if time permits
Recommendation III will also be discussed. The final report will be submitted November 15.
The report can be found on the web at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/osu2007/cipt.exsum.html
D. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
- Faculty Forum
The Faculty Senate is sponsoring a Faculty Forum on November 21 from
3:00-5:00 in the MU East International Forum to discuss OSU-2007 recommendations.
Please encourage your colleagues to attend. Recommendations can be found
on the OSU-2007 website at: http://oregonstate.edu/osu2007/
- PERS Resolution
The PERS resolution is still being worked on and the most recent working
version can be found on the web at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/resolutions/pers.0211.html. It is anticipated that this will
be discussed at the December or January Senate meeting.
- President-Elect, Executive Committee and IFS Elections
As provided in the Senate Bylaws, (Article VI, Section 3) and amended
on October 6, 1977, "additional nominations may be made from the floor
and the nominations shall be closed." The Executive Committee requires
that if such nominations from the floor are made, the nominator must
obtain, in advance, the nominee's willingness to serve if elected. The
names of all nominees will be submitted to OSU This Week for publication.
The University-wide election of the President-Elect and IFS representative
will be conducted between November 12 and December 3. Ballots will be
distributed to all eligible voting members of the OSU faculty, in accordance
with current Faculty Senate Bylaws. Signed ballots received in the Faculty
Senate Office no later than noon on December 3 will be counted by the
Counting Committee prior to the December 5 Faculty Senate meeting. The
individual receiving the highest number of votes will be declared the
winner in each of the elections.
Election of new members of the Executive Committee will be conducted
by written ballot at the December 5th Faculty Senate meeting. Those
candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. Tie
votes shall be resolved by written ballot in a run-off election.
Faculty are encouraged to check 2001/2002 attendance of current Senators
who are candidates for elected office to determine representation during
the past year. The attendance information can be found on the web at http://www.orst.edu/dept/senate/attendance/2001-2002.html/.
- Instructions for Nomination and Election of Faculty Senators
Upon receipt of all materials, and approval of the apportionment table,
the Faculty Senate Office annually transmits Senatorial nomination and
election instructions to head of all voting units; a sample letter can
be found on the web at: http://www.orst.edu/dept/senate/elections/seninst2002.html
- Senator Representation Summary for 2000/2001
A summary of Senator attendance by both apportionment unit and individual
senator for academic year 2001/2002 can be found on the web at: http://www.orst.edu/dept/senate/attendance/2001-2002.html/.
Each Dean or head of an apportionment unit will also receive these reports.
Faculty members are invited to view both reports, particularly the individual
reports, if a Senator is eligible to be re-elected to the Faculty Senate
or is a candidate for elected office to determine the representation
received from Senators during the past year. Please note that the Bylaws
state, "In the event of a Senator's absence, without providing a substitute,
for three meetings during one year, the position will be declared vacant
by the apportionment unit and filled by the nominee with the next highest
number of votes at the most recent election."
- Faculty Panels for Hearing Election Results
As a result of the election by Senators in October, the following faculty
were elected to serve on the Faculty Panels for Hearing through June
Douglas E. Johnson
- Reflections on Scholarship: Forums on Faculty Rewards and Evaluation
Forum Topic: Peer Evaluation of Teaching: Best Practices
Date: Tuesday, November 19
Time: noon-1 PM
Location: MU 206
According to the Promotion and Tenure Guidelines, evaluation of instruction is based, in part, on systematic peer evaluations including both classroom observations and review of course syllabi, texts, assigned reading, examinations, and class materials. Various processes for conducting Peer Evaluation of Teaching have been developed across campus. A panel will share how their unit is conducting Peer Evaluation of Teaching. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in conversations about best practices.
Please feel free to bring your lunch. Beverages and cookies will be provided. The forum will be Webcast live at http://instruct.orst.edu/smi/live/
This forum is sponsored by the Office of Academic Affairs with coordination assistance from the University and Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committees. If you have questions, contact Leslie Burns at Leslie.Burns@orst.edu.
Tim White, Provost & Executive Vice President
E. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
President Nancy Rosenberger
F. NEW BUSINESS
IN ORDER TO PROPERLY RECORD MINUTES OF THE SENATE MEETING,
ARE REMINDED TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES
AND THEIR SENATE AFFILIATION WHEN
RISING TO SPEAK.
Please recycle printed agendas