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Faculty Senate » April 3, 2003
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

Thursday, April 3, 2003
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center
The agenda for the April Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below.
  1. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Category I Proposals
      The following Category I proposals will be presented by Len Friedman, Curriculum Council co-chair:
      1. Proposed Elimination of Graduate program, M.S. in Health and Safety Administration

      2. Renaming the MS Degree in Environmental Health Management


  2. DISCUSSION ITEM
    1. National Survey of Student Engagement Results
      Rebecca Sanderson, Director of Student Affairs Research and Evaluation, will report on the results from the 2002 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The NSSE surveys first-year and senior students concerning their level of engagement in empirically derived good educational practices. The NSSE is given to thousands of college students annually, is used by many state systems as an on-going metric, and compares OSU results with other Doctoral Research Extensive universities. Departments, programs, and other faculty groups are invited to use the information for more in-depth discussions.


  3. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. University Awards
      Nomination packets for the following awards are due in the Faculty Senate Office on April 7:

      D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award
      OSU Extended Education Faculty Achievement Award
      OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award
      Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award
      Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award

      Nomination forms are required and can be requested from the Faculty Senate Office at faculty.senate@orst.edu.

    2. Committee Interest Forms
      Committee Interest Forms for University and Faculty Senate committees and councils will be available shortly after Spring Break. The forms will once again be available online and can either be submitted electronically or via paper. A message will be sent to all OSU employees indicating the URL. When possible, Faculty Senate committee/council members are selected from those who respond to the Committee Interest Form. Please consider volunteering for committees. Standing Rules for each Faculty Senate committee/council can be found at http://osu.orst.edu/dept/senate/committees/index.html. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office ( faculty.senate@orst.edu) if you have difficulty accessing the form.


    3. AAUP/AOF/IFS Joint Meeting
      The annual AAUP/AOF/IFS Joint Meeting will be May 3 at the CH2M-HILL Alumni Center. Details will be announced later in April.


  4. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST

    Sabah Randhawa, Interim Provost & Executive Vice President



  5. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT

    President Bruce Sorte



  6. 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.