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Faculty Senate » April 8, 2004
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

Thursday, April 8, 2004
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 ITEM
    1. Apportionment Issues
      Nancy Rosenberger, Bylaws and Nominations Committee Chair, will present for approval a recommendation for a proposed Library apportionment unit and the proposed merger of the Information Services apportionment unit with the Associated Faculty apportionment unit.

  2. SPECIAL REPORTS
    1. Campus Climate Survey
      Juan Trujillo and Janet Nishihara will present information about an upcoming survey to be distributed to all OSU employees and students.

    2. Legislative Issues
      Jock Mills, Director of Government Relations

  3. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE OSU PRESIDENT
    President Ed Ray

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

      Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award
      D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award
      OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award
      OSU Extended Education Faculty Achievement Award
      OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
      OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award
      Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award
      Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award
      Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award

      The criteria and nomination form for each award, as well as other awards presented at University Day, can be found on the web in an Awards Summary Table.

    2. Committee Interest Form
      The Committee Interest Form for University and Faculty Senate committees and councils is available for online submission. The forms can either be submitted electronically or via paper. 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 are available for viewing online. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office if you have difficulty accessing the form.

    3. Faculty Senate Meetings
      The remaining spring Faculty Senate meetings will be as follows:

      May 13 – Valley Football End Zone
      June 10 – LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall

    4. Fixed-Term Faculty Task Force
      The Faculty Senate's Fixed-Term Faculty Task Force has been charged with building on the work of the Professional Faculty Task Force and preparing recommendations that "clarify and formalize the commitments and opportunities that OSU can reasonably expect from fixed-term faculty and the commitments that fixed-term faculty can reasonably expect from OSU." Of particular interest are how to determine excellent performance and how to reward excellence.

      The Task Force is preparing a survey for all non-tenured/non-tenure-track fixed-term faculty: instructors, research assistants and associates, and professional faculty. We would like to encourage all fixed-term faculty to participate in this survey. For questions, please contact Deborah Healey at 737-6985.

  5. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
    President Stella Coakley

  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.


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