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Faculty Senate » May 11, 2006

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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, May 11, 2006
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  • 216 Covell Hall

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

  1. ACTION ITEM
    1. Category I Proposals
      Marv Pyles, Curriculum Council Co-chair, will present the following Category I proposals:

  2. SPECIAL REPORTS
    1. Research Office Report
      John Cassady, Vice President for Research, will provide an update on research activities.
    2. Retirement Compensation
      Jeff Hale will present changes in retirement compensation.

  3. COMMITTEE REPORT
    1. Library Committee
      Molly Engle, Library Committee Chair, will present an update of committee activities including merging of the Task Force on Scholarly Communications.

  4. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Joint Report of the Renewable-term Professorial Rank Task Force and the College of Agricultural Sciences Fixed Term Faculty Issue Group
      This report was presented by Dan Edge at the March Faculty Senate meeting and input was solicited at that time. The final report is attached.
    2. SET Survey
      The Faculty Senate Advancement of Teaching Committee has created three surveys to gather opinions related to the Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) form; all take about 5 minutes to complete. The targeted audience and associated link appear below (each survey contains questions developed for the targeted audience):
    3. 2006 Faculty Survey
      The Faculty Economic Welfare and Retirement Committee has constructed a 5 to 10 minute online survey to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses of OSU and the OUS system. The survey will be available through May 19th.

      For the results of this survey to be representative of our faculty, it is critical that we get a good response rate. Urge your colleagues to respond. Send your own announcement to your colleagues in your own unit. A message from a colleague probably counts more than a general message from the committee.

      All faculty who have representation in the Faculty Senate are included.
    4. Library Committee
      The Faculty Senate Library Committee has prepared a four-article series discussing scholarly communication. The articles are being published in OSU This Week beginning May 4 and ending May 25. The articles appearing in OSU This Week. The articles published in OSU This Week have been edited due to space limitations. Complete articles are being archived on the Valley Library web site on scholarly communications or the Faculty Senate Library Committee web site.

  5. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST

    Sabah Randhawa, Provost & Executive Vice President

  6. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT

    President Bill Boggess

  7. 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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