|A. ACTION ITEMS
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Category I Proposals
Jack Drexler, Curriculum Council co-chair, will present for approval the following Category I proposals:
a) B.S. in
History - Suspension
b) Rename from Apparel, Interiors, Housing and Merchandising to Design and Human Environment (DHE)
B. 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 Success
C. SPECIAL REPORT
- Fixed-Term Faculty Task Force
President Sorte will announce the membership of the Fixed-Term Faculty Task Force.
- Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
Dan Edge, IFS Senator, will briefly recap the October meeting.
D. COMMITTEE REPORTS
- Promotion and Tenure Committee
Update of the findings of the tenure/Extension review.
E. INFORMATION ITEMS
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Promotion & Tenure Procedures at OSU
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.
F. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
G. 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.