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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
- Thursday, November 9, 2006
- 3:00-5:00 PM
- Construction & Engineering Hall
LaSells Stewart Center
The agenda for the November Senate meeting will include the reports and other
items of business listed below.
Approval of Minutes
Approval of the October 2006 Faculty Senate minutes.
Approval of the 2007 Apportionment Table
The 2007 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
Mary Flahive, Bylaws and Nominations Committee member, will present for approval the
2006 Slate of
Candidates for: the Senate President-Elect, three new members of the Executive Committee (EC), and one
Interinstitutional Faculty Senate (IFS) Senator. The President-Elect serves for one year, and then automatically
assumes the presidency of the Faculty Senate; EC members serve two-year terms; and IFS terms are three years.
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 and two alternates are needed to assist in verifying the election results for
the President-Elect and IFS ballots on December 6 from 9-11 AM; President Boggess will ask for volunteers from the floor.
National Research Council Assessment
Sally Francis, Graduate School Dean, will provide a status report of the National Research Council
Assessment of the Research Doctorate, which is of critical importance to OSU since the results will be
translated into ratings and rankings of doctoral programs relative to those at other universities in the nation.
A website that contains information about the project is
Facilities Services Update
Vincent Martorello, Director of Facilities Services, will present an update of Facilities Services activities.
A document titled 'Faculty Senate Presentation on Strategic Plan' provides an overview of who Facilities Services
employees are, what they do, as well as themes for the next 3-5 years, goals, and an implementation plan related to the goals.
The document is available online from the Facilities Services home page.
Election Results Recap
Jock Mills, Director of Government Relations, will provide a recap of November 7 election results.
A moderated panel will discuss Student Engagement.
For more information on the National Survey of Student Engagement see the following link: http://nsse.iub.edu/index.cfm
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 Senator will be conducted between November 15 and December 5.
Ballots will be distributed to all eligible voting members of the OSU faculty, in accordance with current Faculty Senate
Bylaws. Voting must be completed no later than 5:00 PM on December 6 and results will be verified by the Counting Committee
prior to the December 7 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 7 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.
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 the head of each voting unit;
a sample letter is available for viewing.
Faculty on 1039-Hour Appointments
Retired Faculty Senators whose terms extend beyond December 31, but whose 1039-hour appointments
terminate fall term, are no longer eligible to serve as a Senator. If you fall into this category,
please contact the Faculty Senate Office at 737-4344 so a replacement can be identified to complete
the remainder of your term.
Faculty whose Senate committee/council terms extend beyond December 31, but whose 1039-hour appointments
terminate fall term, are no longer eligible to continue serving. If you are not filling a specified emeritus/retired
position on the committee/council on which you serve, or if you are unsure, please contact
Vickie Nunnemaker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
so a determination may be made and/or a replacement identified.
Faculty Senate Meeting Dates
Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings during academic year
2006-07; check your monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to
begin at 3:00 PM:
- 2006 - November 9 and December 7 (this is the first Thursday)
- 2007 - January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, and June 14.
L.L. Stewart Faculty Scholars Program - Newly established in 2005, this program recognizes outstanding
faculty at Oregon State University and provides resources to stimulate creative advancements in teaching, research,
and extended education. The Scholars Program is supported by an endowment established by L.L. Stewart and provides
$20,000 in financial support for faculty selected as a Stewart Scholar. Funds may be used for any allowable teaching,
research, or extended education expenses, including faculty release time. Recipients will have up to two years to
spend the funds. Due date for nominations is December 15, 2006. Additional information is available online at
OSU Honorary Doctorate Award - Recognizes individuals who have distinguished themselves in their selected areas of
endeavor and are recognized for their eminence as national and international leaders and models. Due date for nominations
is January 12, 2007. Additional information is online at
OSU Distinguished Service Award - Recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to OSU, Oregon, the nation,
and/or the world. Due date for nominations is January 15, 2007. Additional information is online at
REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
President Bill Boggess
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.
Please recycle printed agendas.