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Faculty Senate » January 8, 2004
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

Thursday, January 8, 2004
3:00 - 5:00 PM
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center
The agenda for the January Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below.

A. ACTION ITEMS
  1. Install Elected Officials
    Installation of President Stella Coakley and President-Elect Mina McDaniel; new Executive Committee members: Mike Quinn, Tony Trujillo, and John Westall; Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator, Kelvin Koong; and newly elected Senators.

  2. Category I Proposal
    Charles Boyer, Curriculum Council Co-chair, will present the Master of Arts Degree in Contemporary Hispanic Studies Category I proposal for approval; liaison letters are also posted.
B. SPECIAL REPORT
  1. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
    IFS Senator Mina Carson will report on issues discussed during the recent IFS meeting.
C. COMMITTEE REPORT
  1. Faculty Economic Welfare & Retirement Committee
    Mina Carson, Chair, or Bruce Sorte, Immediate Past Senate President, will present information related to progress in addressing the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) issues.
D. INFORMATION ITEMS
  1. Faculty Senate Reception
    All Senators are invited to a reception immediately following the January Faculty Senate meeting in the LaSells Stewart Center Myrtle Tree Alcove.

  2. Faculty Senate Calendar
    Faculty Senate meetings for 2004 have been scheduled from 3:00-5:00 PM on the dates indicated below. Currently, all meetings are scheduled in the LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall, but Senators are advised to check the monthly agenda to determine the meeting site.

    February 5, 2004
    March 4, 2004
    April 1, 2004
    May 6, 2004
    June 3, 2004
    October 7, 2004
    November 4, 2004
    December 2, 2004

  3. New Senator Orientation
    All newly elected Senators, and those who have not previously attended a New Senator Orientation, are invited to attend the session scheduled for January 8, 2004 from 1:00-2:50 in the LaSells Stewart Center Ag. Production Room, immediately preceding the January Faculty Senate meeting. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office at faculty.senate@oregonstate.edu if you plan to attend the Orientation and have not previously submitted an RSVP.

  4. Faculty Senate Handbook
    Faculty Senate Handbook materials can be found on the Faculty Senate web site. Since experience has shown that the majority of Senators do not use the updated materials, and since the web site is frequently updated, hard copies of the Faculty Senate Handbook are no longer being distributed. The web site contains information about Senators, committees, agendas, minutes, etc.

  5. Election Do's and Don'ts
    A reminder of what state employees may and may not do in relation to advocacy for or against ballot measures or candidates. In addition to being posted on the web, this information and ORS 260.432 will be available in hard copy at the meeting.

  6. 2004 Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
    The Celebration begins on Monday, January 12 and ends Friday, January 23. The 2004 theme is "Building the Dream: Reaching Each Other, Teaching Each Other." There are events every day or evening, planned and sponsored by members of the 2004 Celebration Steering Committee comprised of students, staff and faculty.

    The 22nd Annual Peace Breakfast will be held on Monday, January 19, 7:30 a.m. in the MU Ballroom. Tickets are $6.00 for students (of all ages), $10.00 for non-students, and no charge for children 5 and under. Faculty and staff are encouraged to sponsor a student's breakfast. The keynote speaker for the breakfast is Minty Jeffry of Seattle, who is a poet, playwright, and the co-founder and co-owner of the prize-winning magazine, Colors NW.

    Additional information regarding the Celebration can be found on the web. You may contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs at 737-4381 if you have questions.
E. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
    Tim White, Provost & Executive Vice President
F. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
    President Stella Coakley
G. NEW BUSINESS



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