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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, March 9, 2006
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Construction and Engineering Hall
  • LaSells Stewart Center

The agenda for the March Senate meeting will include the reports and other items of business listed below.

  1. ACTION ITEMS
    1. February Minutes
      Approval of the February Faculty Senate minutes.
    2. Category I Proposals
      Mary Cluskey, Curriculum Council Chair, will present the following proposals for approval. All proposals can be found at: http://oregonstate.edu/ap/curriculum/cat1sweb/index.htm.
      • Create a new B.S. in Forest Operations Management
      • Reduction in Graduation Requirement for Selected College of Engineering Programs
      • Name change for the Rangeland Resources Degrees
    3. OSU Procedures for Handling Allegations of Research Misconduct
      Larry Curtis will present for approval the revised OSU Procedures for Handling Allegations of Research Misconduct document initially discussed during the February Faculty Senate meeting.

  2. DISCUSSION ITEM
    1. Joint Professorial Rank Task Force Report
      Bill Braunworth will present for discussion the Joint Professorial Rank Task Force Report. Senators will have an opportunity to comment on the report.

  3. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Terra Publication
      OSU's new research magazine Terra made its debut last week. The 24-page magazine covers all OSU colleges and research units and is sent to an external audience of decision-makers: city and county boards, state legislators, businesses, news media organizations, state and federal agencies and major donors. Published three times a year by University Advancement, Terra reflects OSU's strategic priorities and uses a narrative style to convey the excitement and relevance of research. Stories are posted to a Web site (oregonstate.edu/terra), which includes additional text, photos and video as well as links to researcher Web pages, funding agencies and the OSU Foundation. Reprints of major feature articles are produced for use by development directors, faculty members, deans and legislative affairs staff. For more information, contact the editor, Nick Houtman, 737-0783, nick.houtman@oregonstate.edu.
    2. Acceptable Use of Computing Resources Proposed Policy
      Representatives of the Administrative Computing Users Group have been working for a year to construct a new Acceptable Use of Computing Resources policy for the university. The current AUP has anachronistic terminology, which is confusing and limits our ability to enforce it when necessary. The age of our current AUP was also a finding in an audit performed on the Student Information System portion of Banner by the Secretary of State Audit Division.

      The new draft AUP has been reviewed by the OSU Legal Department and by the Administrative Computing Users Group (which includes representatives from Registrar, Financial Aid, Business Affairs, Human Resources and Budgets and Planning). The new draft AUP has also been reviewed and accepted by the Computing Resources Committee.

      Attached for your review are three documents: the existing policy at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/agen/2006/aupcurrent.pdf, the proposed policy at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/agen/2006/aupdraft.pdf, and a side-by-side comparison of the two at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/agen/2006/aupcomparison.pdf. Please direct questions or comments to Catherine Williams catherine.williams@oregonstate.edu or David Finch finch@math.orst.edu.
    3. Distinguished Service Award
      Nominations are being accepted for the OSU Distinguished Service Award through March 10, 2005. The Oregon State University Distinguished Service Award is awarded to persons, and in some cases to organizations, who have made exceptional contributions, or who have rendered unusual service, to society. Additional information about this award can be found online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept /senate/awards/nom/dsa/.
    4. Used Textbooks Being Collected for the University of Zimbabwe
      Professor Steven Rubert and the student organization Engineers Without Borders (EWB-OSU) are organizing an on-campus book drive to collect used textbooks to send to the University of Zimbabwe. They ask that faculty and students consider donating used textbooks to support this effort and impact literacy efforts worldwide. The book drive will run for two weeks, from March 13th through March 24th. There will be collection bins in the following locations: The Valley Library, the MU Student Lounge, and the History Department.

      Please feel free to contact the following with questions: Steven Rubert, srubert@oregonstate.edu 306 Milam Hall, or Kendra Brown, EWB book drive coordinator, brownke@engr.orst.edu.

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

  5. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
    President Bill Boggess

  6. NEW BUSINESS

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