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Faculty Senate » Thursday, November 8, 2007

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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, November 8, 2007
  • 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.

  1. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Approval of the 2008 Apportionment Table
      The 2008 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 distributed prior to the meeting and presented for approval.
    2. Faculty Senate Nomination and Elections
      Bill Boggess, Bylaws and Nominations Committee chair, will present for approval the 2007 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.
    3. 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 5 from 10:00-noon; President Ciuffetti will ask for volunteers from the floor.

  2. SPECIAL REPORT
    1. ASOSU President
      Greg Purdy, ASOSU President, will briefly address the Faculty Senate.

  3. DISCUSSION ITEMS
    1. Advancing Thematic Areas and Restructuring Business Functions
      Provost Randhawa will discuss the thematic areas and restructuring of business functions.
    2. Videotaping Classes
      President Ciuffetti will discuss an expressed interest by students to videotape classes and sell the videotapes to students who miss class.

  4. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. 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 4. 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 4 and results will be verified by the Counting Committee prior to the December 6 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 6 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.
    2. 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 (link to 'nomination and election instructions').
    3. 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 the Faculty Senate Office so a determination may be made and/or a replacement identified.
    4. Faculty Senate December Meeting Date
      Since the second Thursday in December 2007 falls the week after finals, the Faculty Senate meeting date has been changed to December 6, 2007.
    1. Committee Vacancies
      The following Faculty Senate committees currently have vacancies. Information about the committees, including Standing Rules that outline the type of faculty needed, is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/dept/senate/committees/. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office at vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu if you are interested in serving on any of the committees listed. 
      • Academic Requirements Committee
      • Budgets & Fiscal Planning Committee
      • Committee on Committees
      • Graduate Council – must be from either Veterinary Medicine or Engineering
      • Library Committee
      • Undergraduate Admissions Committee

  5. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST

    Sabah Randhawa, Provost & Executive Vice President

  6. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
    Lynda Ciuffetti, Faculty Senate President

  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.

Please recycle printed agendas.