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Faculty Senate » March 6, 2003
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

Thursday, March 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. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Student Access Fund
      Kevin Ahern and Shing Ho will present a motion to Establish an Emergency Fund for Student Access.

    2. Category I Proposal
      Leonard Friedman will present a Category I Proposal for the Initiation of a New Instructional Program Leading to the Master of Business and Engineering in Construction Engineering Management.

  2. SPECIAL REPORTS
    1. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
      Jim Lundy, IFS Senator, will report on issues discussed during the recent IFS meeting.

    2. OSU 2007
      Interim Provost Sabah Randhawa will present a preliminary overview of the OSU strategic plan, including OSU 2007 recommendations.

  3. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Admission Policy Symposium
      Over the past several years, the Undergraduate Admission Criteria Issue Group has conducted a detailed analysis of OSU's undergraduate admission policies. Since late November recommended policy changes have been reviewed with a number of campus groups. Recommendations in this area are based on the research and practices of William Sedlacek, Professor of Education at the University of Maryland. Dr. Sedlacek has been invited to campus to discuss his research and experience, and to inform the ongoing development of OSU's undergraduate admission policies.

      All members of the campus community are invited to participate in an Admission Policy Symposium featuring Dr. Sedlacek. The following sessions will be held:

      Monday, March 10
      Campus Forum 1
      10:30-12:00, MU 213
      Overview of undergraduate admission policy proposals and key planning issues, including the consideration of non-cognitive variables.
      Target audience: Persons who wish to learn about policy proposals and the rationale behind them.

      Campus Forum 2
      3:30-5:00, MU 213
      Considering Non-Cognitive Variables in University Admissions:
      Relevant Research and Statistical Analysis

      Target audience: Persons with a special interest in the nature of Dr. Sedlacek's research on non-cognitive variables and, including research methodology and statistical analysis.

      Tuesday, March 11
      Workshop
      8:30-12:00, MU 206
      Considering Non-Cognitive Variables in University Admissions:
      Tools for Implementation

      Target audience: Persons involved in admission or scholarship selections or who have a special interest in the implementation of processes using non-cognitive factors. The workshop will include case studies and exercises that illustrate the use of non-cognitive variables in practical terms.

      Please RSVP for the session(s) you wish to attend by March 5 to Joy Yokum at joy.yokum@oregonstate.edu. Also, please feel free to forward this invitation to any interested person.

    2. Awards Deadline
      The nomination deadline for the following awards is March 7, 2003:
        Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award
        OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award
        OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
        Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award

      As outlined in previous communications, the nomination process has changed this year and nomination forms must be requested from the Faculty Senate Office. Nominations submitted following previous years guidelines will not be accepted.


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

  5. NEW BUSINESS

  6. 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