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Faculty Senate » June 5, 2003
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

Thursday, June 5, 2003
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center
 
The agenda for the June Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below.
 
  1. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Consideration of Degree Candidates
      Barbara Balz, Registrar, will present the recommended lists of degree candidates for Senior Honors, Baccalaureate Degree Candidates, and Advanced Degrees. The Faculty Senate is asked to approve these candidates on behalf of the Faculty of the University. These candidates have been certified by the appropriate academic units, committees, and councils. Attached is the Registrar's Memorandum that outlines the policies and procedures for the review and approval for degree candidates.

    2. Category I Proposals
      Len Friedman and Charles Boyer, Curriculum Council Co-Chairs, will present for approval the following Category I proposals:
      • PhD in Community Impact Anthropology
      • Bachelor of Science in Earth Science
      • Proposal for the Initiation of a New Instructional Program Leading to the Master of Science Degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology
      • Proposal for the Initiation of a New Instructional Program Leading to the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science Degree in Education

  2. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Annual Reports
      Annual committee/council reports submitted by Faculty Senate chairs are due July 15 to allow committees/councils to fully report their activities through June 30. Annual reports will be published on the Faculty Senate website at: http://oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/committees/index.html

    2. Vacancies
      Please notify the Faculty Senate Office if a sabbatic, leave or retirement will prevent you from completing your term as either a Senator or Faculty Senate committee/council member. If you are gone more than one term, exclusive of summer term, a replacement is required. This information will assist us in identifying a replacement.

    3. Emergency Student Access Fund (EFSA)
      Many thanks to all who have contributed to the EFSA. So far, we have assisted 152 students.

      The OSU Foundation has agreed to waive the standard 5% fee for managing the contributions. All funds go directly to the students. A parallel fund has been established that will match at 2-to-1 every dollar contributed. Thus, every dollar contributed will result in three dollars to help the financial needs of OSU students.

      There are a number of students who still need financial assistance this spring and, with the current state budget situation, it appears that the tuition surcharge will remain and that tuition will increase even more next fall.

      If you can make even a small contribution to the EFSA through the Faculty Senate Office, a number of students will be able to be here next fall who may not otherwise be able to attend OSU. Checks should be made out to: 'OSU Foundation - EFSA' and sent to the Faculty Senate Office, 107 Gilkey Hall.

  3. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
    Sabah Randhawa, Interim Provost & Executive Vice President

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

  5. 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.