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Faculty Senate » November 6, 2003
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

Thursday, November 6, 2003
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center
 
The agenda for the November Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below.
 
  1. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Approval of the 2004 Apportionment Table
      The 2004 Faculty Senate Apportionment Table consisting of OSU FTE in the ranks of Instructor and above, including Professional Faculty and Faculty Research Assistants and Associates) will be presented for approval.

    2. Faculty Senate Nomination and Elections
      Nancy Rosenberger, Bylaws and Nominations Chair, will present for approval the Slate of Nominees for the 2004 Senate President-Elect, three new members of the Executive Committee (EC), and an Interinstitutional Faculty Senate (IFS) Senator. The President-Elect serves for one year, and then automatically assumes the presidency of the Senate; EC members serve two-year terms; and IFS terms are three years. Nominations will be taken from the floor; however, the nominator must obtain, in advance, the nominee's willingness to serve if elected.

    3. Ballot Counting Committee
      Three volunteers are needed to assist in counting the President-Elect and IFS ballots on December 3 from 10:00-noon; President Sorte will ask for volunteers from the floor.

    4. Category I Proposals
      Jack Drexler, Curriculum Council co-chair, will present for approval the following Category I proposals:


  2. ACADEMIC AFFAIRS REPORT AND DISCUSSION
    Sabah Randhawa, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs -- Next steps for the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Center for Academic

  3. SPECIAL REPORT
    1. Fixed-Term Faculty Task Force
      President Sorte will announce the membership of the Fixed-Term Faculty Task Force.

    2. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
      Dan Edge, IFS Senator, will briefly recap the October meeting.

  4. COMMITTEE REPORTS
    1. Promotion and Tenure Committee
      Update of the findings of the tenure/Extension review.

  5. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. OSU Parking Policies Affecting LaSells Stewart Center Events
      Starting October 13, 2003, the Reser Stadium parking lot will require parking permits on business days between 7 AM and 5 PM. There will be three "pay and display" stations around the stadium for one-day parking permits, and two-hour meters are directly across the street from the LaSells Stewart Center. These meters will provide an additional option for short-term users. Parking in Student/Visitor lots on weekends and after business hours will remain free and open to the public (excluding football game days).

      There is still free parking at OSU! The free parking area on campus is east of the Hilton Garden Inn, south of Western Boulevard. This lot is a first-come, first-serve lot.

    2. President-Elect, Executive Committee and IFS Elections
      As provided in the Senate Bylaws, (Article VI, Section 3) and amended on October 6, 1977, "additional nominations may be made from the floor and the nominations shall be closed." The Executive Committee requires that if such nominations from the floor are made, the nominator must obtain, in advance, the nominee's willingness to serve if elected. The names of all nominees will be submitted to OSU This Week for publication.

      The University-wide election of the President-Elect and IFS representative will be conducted between November 12 and December 2. Ballots will be distributed to all eligible voting members of the OSU faculty, in accordance with current Faculty Senate Bylaws. Signed ballots received in the Faculty Senate Office no later than 5:00 PM on December 2 will be counted by the Counting Committee prior to the December 4 Faculty Senate meeting. The individual receiving the highest number of votes will be declared the winner in each of the elections.

      Election of new members of the Executive Committee will be conducted by written ballot at the December 4th Faculty Senate meeting. Those candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. Tie votes shall be resolved by written ballot in a run-off election.

    3. Instructions for Nomination and Election of Faculty Senators
      Upon receipt of all materials, and approval of the apportionment table, the Faculty Senate Office annually transmits Senatorial nomination and election instructions to head of all voting units; a sample letter is available for viewing.

    4. Promotion & Tenure Procedures at OSU
    5. Curious about how promotion and tenure works at OSU? The procedures for both promotion and tenure will be discussed, and all faculty are invited to ask questions about the process. Attend the brown bag luncheon on November 17 from noon-1:00 in ALS 4001 and get your questions answered by Sabah Randhawa, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs; Dan Arp, Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee chair; and members of the committee.

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

  7. NEW BUSINESS



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