- SPECIAL REPORT
- 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.
- ACTION ITEM
- 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.
- DISCUSSION ITEMS
- 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.
Fred Obermiller and Nancy Rosenberger, Presidential Search Committee members,
will be asking you to provide advice on three questions:
The Presidential Search website lists the search committee members, as well as other
information pertaining to the search.
- What are the primary opportunities and challenges
facing a new president that should be considered in
What skills, experiences, and traits should the
committee look for in a new president?
- 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?
- 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
- INFORMATION ITEMS
- 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
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
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only programs approved through the RFP process will be included in OSU CONNECT
scheduling and marketing. Thank you for supporting OSU CONNECT!
- REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
President Bruce Sorte
- 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.
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