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Faculty Senate » Thursday, June 8, 2006

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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, Thursday, June 8, 2006
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Construction & Engineering Hall
    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. Academic Regulations 17 Proposed Revisions
      Sherri Argyres, Academic Regulations Committee member, will present for approval revisions to AR 17.
    2. Proposed Standing Rules Revisions
      Sherri Argures, Committee on Committees member, will present for approval the following proposed Standing Rules revisions:
      • Diversity Council
      • Library Committee
      • Student Recognition and Awards Committee
    3. 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.
    4. Faculty Panels for Hearing Committee Election
      The Board's Administrative Rules define criteria and procedures for the imposition of sanctions for cause, including termination of appointment (OAR 580-21-320 through 580-21-375). If such a sanction is to be imposed, the faculty member is entitled to a formal hearing of charges by a hearing committee to be selected from a faculty panel that has been duly established. Nominees for each new panel are randomly selected. Faculty Panels for Hearing Committees are elected on even numbered years.

      Ballots will be distributed at the meeting; balloting for ten primary members will be limited to Senators or their official representatives.

  2. DISCUSSION ITEMS
    1. Discussion with President Ray
      President Ray will take questions from the floor.

  3. SPECIAL REPORTS
    1. IFS Recap
      Mina Carson will provide a brief recap of the June IFS meeting.

  4. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Category I Approvals
      The following OSU Abbreviated Category I proposal has been approved by the OUS Provost's Council:
      Degree Name Change: The B.S., M.S., Ph.D., M.Agr., and the MAIS degrees and the graduate and undergraduate minors in Rangeland Resources will change to Rangeland Ecology and Management

      Department: Rangeland Ecology and Management; College: Agricultural Sciences; Effective Term: Fall Term 2006; Faculty Senate Approval: March 9, 2006

      The following OSU Category I proposal has been approved by the Oregon State Board of Higher Education on May 5, 2006.

      Initiation of a New Degree Program - B.S. Degree in Forest Operations Management Department: Forest Engineering; College: Forestry; Effective Term: Fall Term 2006
    2. University Day 2006
      University Day is scheduled for September 21, 2006 - please mark your calendars.
    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.
    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 12, November 9, and December 7 (note that December 7 is the first Thursday of the month). Check your monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM.

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

  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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