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Faculty Senate » Thursday, April 12, 2007

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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, April 12, 2007
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Construction & Engineering Hall
    LaSells Stewart Center

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

  1. SPECIAL REPORTS
    1. Athletics Update
      Bob DeCarolis, Athletic Director, and Kelvin Koong, Faculty Athletic Representative, will report on the recent NCAA Convention and provide updates on athletic issues. Luanne Lawrence, Vice President of University Advancement, will present the new Athletic Identity system.
    2. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Recap
      Paul Doescher, IFS Senator, will provide a recap of the April IFS meeting.

  2. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Approval of Minutes
      Approval of the March Faculty Senate minutes.
    2. Category I Proposal
      John Lee, Curriculum Council Chair, will present for approval a Category I Proposal for a new B.S. Degree in Ecological Engineering.
    3. Proposed revisions to AR13.c.
      Jo Tynon, Academic Regulations Committee, will present proposed changes to AR13.c.

  3. DISCUSSION ITEMS
    1. Promotion and Tenure Discussion
      Roger Nielsen, Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair, will present for discussion proposed revisions to the Promotion and Tenure Guidelines and new Guidelines for Position Descriptions. Please note that colored text within the revisions document indicates changes from the existing Guidelines and, in some cases, the deleted text is shown on the side. The revisions can be compared online to the existing Promotion and Tenure Guidelines. Also available to assist you in identifying the specific changes being proposed are Notes on Revisions to Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

  4. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Committee Interest Form
      Faculty are encouraged to consider volunteering to serve on committees for the coming year. An electronic Committee Interest Form will soon be distributed that will allow faculty to indicate a preference for serving on University and Faculty Senate committees and councils. When possible, Faculty Senate committee/council members are selected from those who respond to the Committee Interest Form. Faculty will be able to volunteer for three university committees and three Faculty Senate Committees. Standing Rules for each Faculty Senate committee/council are available for viewing online.
    2. Faculty Senate Meetings
      The remaining spring Faculty Senate meetings are as follows:
      • May 10 - TBD
      • June 14 - LaSells Stewart Center Austin Auditorium
    3. PERS: Today and Tomorrow
      The OSU Retirement Association (OSURA) is sponsoring a PERS information session on April 17 from 3:30-5:30 p.m. in Withycombe Auditorium; both faculty and staff are encouraged to attend. Speakers include Greg Hartman, who will address the current legal and political status of PERS and Steve Delaney, who will address the current and future financial status of PERS. Time will be allowed for questions. An expanded announcement is available online.

  5. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT

    President Mike Quinn

  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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