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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, November 11, 2004
Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center
The agenda for the November Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below.
President Ed Ray and Interim Provost Sabah Randhawa will discuss the current
tuition plateau and options for the future.
REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
Sabah Randhawa, Interim Provost & Executive Vice President
Approval of the 2005 Apportionment Table
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
Darlene Russ-Eft, Bylaws and Nominations member, will present for approval
the Slate of Nominees for the 2005 Senate President-Elect, three new members
of the Executive Committee (EC), and two Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
(IFS) Senators. The President-Elect serves for one year, and then automatically
assumes the presidency of the Senate; EC members serve two-year terms;
and there will be one IFS three-year term and one two-year term. 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 8 from 8:30-10:00 AM; President Coakley will
ask for volunteers from the floor.
Ken Williamson will present the following proposed OSU Sustainability Statement:
Sustainability at Oregon State University
Oregon State University (OSU) honors the commitments made by the Governor
of the State of Oregon, state agencies, and many of Oregon's companies
and communities to develop sustainable solutions that balance economic,
environmental, and community needs while building opportunities for future
generations to meet their own needs. As the state's land grant university,
OSU is ready to support and lead both public and private sector organizations
to find sustainable approaches, educate future leaders and citizens who
understand and practice sustainability, and demonstrate sustainable practices
in the University's day-to-day operations. OSU is committed to incorporating
sustainability in its education, research, outreach, and operations as
a critical component to its goal of becoming a top-ten land grant university.
Institutional Policy and Procedures for Program Reorganization or Elimination
Mike Quinn, Executive Committee Member, will present for approval the
proposed Institutional Policy and Procedures for
Program Reorganization or Elimination which, if approved, will replace
the document currently in use, Institutional
Procedures and Criteria for Program Redirection, Reorganization, Reduction
This draft document was presented in October and Senators were asked to
share it with their constituents for review and provide input to the Faculty
Senate Office. The only change that was made was to add the following
two-sentence paragraph to the end of the document just prior to Appendix
"This policy will be reviewed at least every three years. The President
Elect will lead the policy review, bring the results for discussion with
the Executive Committee, and share the review with the Senate. Any proposed
revisions will require Faculty Senate approval."
Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
Mina Carson, IFS Senator, will briefly recap the October meeting.
Community and Diversity
Terryl Ross, Community and Diversity Director, will provide an update
of issues he's working on, as well as opportunities for faculty participation.
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 15 and December 8. 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 7 will be counted by the
Counting Committee prior to the December 9 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 9 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 during the meeting.
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. According to the Faculty
Senate Bylaws, the nomination and election process for Senators shall
be conducted by the head of the apportionment unit (or someone appointed
by that officer) together with incumbent Senators of the group. A faculty
member whose name appears on the final ballot SHALL NOT be involved in
counting the final ballot.
General Education Transfer Module
The General Education Transfer Module is a proposal by JBAC (Joint Boards Articulation Commission) that
would allow students who completed the module to transfer credits (courses) among the 17 community colleges
and the 7 OUS institutions in the state. The current proposal is a response to interest by the Board of Higher
Education and the Oregon Legislature in identifying ways to move students more rapidly through Oregon's higher
education system. The current 45-credit module is a portion of the existing Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer
(AAOT) agreement and could be completed in 1 year. The Interinstitutional Faculty Senate has played an active
role in soliciting faculty input regarding this proposal during a series of town hall meetings at institutions
throughout the state. OSU hosted one of these meetings on 21 October. Details on the module, the town hall
meetings, comments by faculty, and other pertinent information can be found at the
Interinstitutional Faculty Senate website.
The Board and the Legislature are pushing to have a module in place by fall 2005, which would require the
faculty senates at each OUS institution to ratify the proposal sometime during winter term. We urge you to
become informed regarding this proposal.
REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
President Stella Coakley
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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