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Faculty Senate » June 10, 2004
FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

Thursday, June 10, 2004
3:00 - 5:00 PM

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
      Charles Boyer, Curriculum Council chair, will present for approval the following Category I proposals:

    3. Non-credit Certificate Policy
      Charles Boyer, Curriculum Council Chair, will present for approval a Policy Statement: Review of Non-Credit Certificates.

    4. Standing Rules Changes
      Maggie Niess, Executive Committee member, will present for approval the following proposed Standing Rules changes:
      • Academic Standing Committee
      • Computing Resources Committee
      • Graduate Admissions Committee

    5. Policy on Graduate Level Learning
      Lynda Ciuffetti, Graduate Council Chair, presented a proposed policy for discussion at the May Senate meeting. A revised Policy on Graduate Level Learning will be presented for approval.

  2. SPECIAL REPORTS
    1. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Recap
      An OSU IFS Senator will recap the recent IFS meeting.
    2. The First 316 Days
      OSU President Ed Ray will provide his perspective on his first academic year at OSU.

  3. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Reorganization Document
      The Faculty Senate Executive Committee has been working to revise the Institutional Procedures and Criteria for Program Redirection, Reorganization, Reduction and Termination. They have met with and received input from AAUP and administration during the revision process. The current draft version is available for review and may be discussed at the June meeting, if time allows, with anticipated action occurring during fall term.

    2. Fixed-Term Faculty Task Force Survey
      The Fixed-Term Faculty Task Force is preparing a recommendation for the Faculty Senate about commitments and obligations – from fixed-term faculty to OSU, and from OSU to fixed-term faculty. Responses are requested regarding performance evaluation, recognition, and reward. You can respond anonymously to the survey at: http://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/BsgSurvey2_0/main.aspx?SurveyID=799

      The survey should take about 15-20 minutes to complete. Your participation is voluntary.
      Please respond by June 11, 2004.

    3. 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

    4. Vacancies
      Please notify the Faculty Senate Office if a sabbatical, 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. Senators and committee/council members immediately continuing on a 1039-hour appointment may retain their position as long as the temporary appointment continues or until the end of their appointed/elected term, whichever comes first.

    5. Faculty Senate Calendar
      Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings during fall term: October 14, November 11, and December 9. Check your monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM.

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

  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.