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Faculty Senate » Thursday, April 10, 2008

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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, April 10, 2008
  • 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. ACTION ITEM
    1. Study Abroad Proposals
      John Lee, Curriculum Council Chair, will present the following Study Abroad Proposals for approval:

  2. SPECIAL REPORTS
    1. NIH Public Access Rules
      Faye Chadwell, Associate University Librarian, will explain the new NIH Health Rules: Public Access Mandate to NIH-Funded Research.
    2. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
      Kate Hunter-Zaworski, Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator, will present a recap of the April IFS meeting.
    3. Intercollegiate Athletics Budget
      Todd Stansbury, Associate Athletic Director, will present an update of the Intercollegiate Athletics Budget.

  3. DISCUSSION ITEM
    1. Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET)
      President Ciuffetti will facilitate a discussion regarding the SET (Student Evaluation of Teaching instrument). To assist in the discussion, the form has been linked to the agenda - front and back. There are two issues to be discussed: 1) which are the preferred components of the SET form to be used for promotion and tenure, and 2) to get a sense of the Senate regarding faculty satisfaction with the current SET form.

  4. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Committee Interest Form
      Faculty are encouraged to electronically complete the Committee Interest Form 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. Please consider volunteering for committees; faculty may select three university committees and three Faculty Senate Committees. Standing Rules for each Faculty Senate committee/council are available for viewing online. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office if you have difficulty accessing the form.
    2. Faculty Senate Meetings
      The remaining spring Faculty Senate meetings are as follows:

      May 8 - TBA
      June 12 - LaSells Stewart Center Construction and Engineering Hall

    3. University Faculty Award Nominations
      Nominations will be accepted until May 1 for the faculty awards listed below. The criteria and nomination form for each award is linked to the Individual Awards page on the web.

      OSU has a highly qualified faculty and few opportunities to recognize their contributions - we depend on you to facilitate nominations for these awards.

      Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award
      International Service Award
      D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award
      OSU Academic Advising Award
      OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award
      OSU Extended Education Faculty Achievement Award
      OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
      OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award
      Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award
      Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award
      Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award
      Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award

  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.

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