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Faculty Senate » November 7, 2002
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

Thursday, November 7, 2002
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center
The agenda for the November Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below.
A. ACTION ITEMS
  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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 at: http://www.oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/agen/reports/112002aot.html
B. DISCUSSION ITEM
  1. 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
C. INFORMATION ITEMS
  1. 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/

  2. 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.

  3. 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/.

  4. 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

  5. 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."

  6. 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 30, 2006:

    Primary Members
    Sally Bowman
    Eda Davis-Butts
    Bart Eleveld
    Rod Harter
    Maureen Healy
    Yuji Hiratsuka
    Douglas E. Johnson
    Jay Noller
    Ed Scott
    John Simonsen

    Alternate Members
    Mohammad Azizian
    Andrew Bluhm
    John Caputo
    Javier Cervantes
    Sara Eklund
    Viki Freeman
    Janet Morandi
    Jodi Nelson
    Lisa Parker
    Charles Sears

  7. 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.
D. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
    Tim White, Provost & Executive Vice President
E. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
    President Nancy Rosenberger
F. NEW BUSINESS


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ALL SENATORS ARE REMINDED TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES
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