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Faculty Senate » February 6, 2003
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

Thursday, February 6, 2003
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.

  1. SPECIAL REPORT
    1. Budget Impacts and OSU-2007
      Mark McCambridge, Vice President of Finance and Administration, and Sabah Randhawa, Interim Provost, will report on short-term budget issues, next years budget planning and the budgetary impacts of OSU-2007.

  2. ACTION ITEM
    1. Undergraduate Admission Policy Proposal
      Bob Bontrager, Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management, Larry Roper, Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Leslie Burns, Interim Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and Roy Rathja, Undergraduate Admissions Criteria Issue Group chair, will explain the Undergraduate Admission Policy Proposal.

      Two motions will be presented: one that asks your approval to begin using the proposed behavioral assessment tool and one to increase the g.p.a. to 3.25 for automatic admittance.

  3. DISCUSSION ITEMS
    1. Graduate Issues
      Jeff McCubbin, OSU-2007 Graduate Experience Satellite Team co-chair, will present the key recommendations of the group within the context of the Graduate Exit Survey.

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      Sponsorship of a Student Access Fund
      A proposal will be discussed to encourage OSU employees to donate funds to help students offset their tuition surcharges.

      Presidential Search
      Fred Obermiller and Nancy Rosenberger, Presidential Search Committee members, will be asking you to provide advice on three questions:

      1. What are the primary opportunities and challenges facing a new president that should be considered in evaluating applicants?
        What skills, experiences, and traits should the committee look for in a new president?
      2. What advice would you offer the new president? How should he/she approach the position and what should be her/his immediate and long-term priorities?

      The Presidential Search website lists the search committee members, as well as other information pertaining to the search.

    2. Report on National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE)
      Rebecca Sanderson, Director of Student Affairs Research and Evaluation, will present three possible actions based on the NSSE report that outlines 613 four-year colleges and universities and ask Senators to recommend additions or other options and prioritize the options. Compares OSU's first-year and senior students' experiences with those from every region of the country.

  4. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. University Faculty Award Nominations
      A memo has been sent to deans, directors, and department heads/chairs informing them that the nomination process for the faculty awards listed below has been revised in an attempt to lessen the time needed to prepare the packet a nomination form is replacing the letter of nomination and 2-3 letters of support are being requested rather than 5-6). Please notify the Faculty Senate Office (faculty.senate@orst.edu) if you are planning to nominate a faculty member so the nomination information can be sent to you. Since the nomination forms are tailored to each award, we need the name of the award(s) for which you will be preparing a nomination. The nomination deadline varies with individual awards, but the deadline will be either early March or early April 2003; the awards will be presented during University Day on September 16.

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

      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

    2. OSU CONNECT 2003 - September 23 through September 28; Proposal deadline is February 24
      OSU CONNECT is the second step in Oregon State University's three-step process of orienting new students to campus. OSU CONNECT follows OSU START, the summer academic advising and registration program; and precedes OSU Odyssey, the one-credit new student orientation course.

      As you are aware, one of the most important transition times for students is during the first week they are on campus. At this time, students are introduced to OSU's values and expectations as a community of scholars, begin to create meaningful ties with other students, staff and faculty and begin to feel a part of the OSU community. Thus, a student's successful first-year experience begins with a successful OSU CONNECT program.

      In order to create a coordinated OSU CONNECT program, Student Orientation and Retention (SOAR) Programs is soliciting proposals from OSU departments and groups wanting to be part of this exciting event. A Request For Proposals (RFP) packet for new or existing programs is available by contacting Jennifer (Kuzeppa) Specter at 737-0582 or jennifer.kuzeppa@oregonstate.edu. Only programs approved through the RFP process will be included in OSU CONNECT scheduling and marketing. Thank you for supporting OSU CONNECT!

  5. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
      President Bruce Sorte

  6. NEW BUSINESS


  7. 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