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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, June 12, 2008
  • 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. Category I Proposals
      John Lee, Curriculum Council Chair, will present for approval the following proposals:
    2. Faculty Panels for Hearing Committee Election
      Information regarding the Faculty Panels for Hearing Committee is available for viewing. Senators will receive ballots as they enter the meeting room; the ballots will be picked up during the meeting.
    3. Approval of Minutes
      Approval of the May Faculty Senate minutes.
    4. Consideration of Degree Candidates
      Kent Kuo, 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.
    5. Standing Rules Revisions
      Mark Meyers, Committee on Committees Chair, will present for approval revisions to the Baccalaureate Core Committee Standing Rules.
    6. Guidelines for the Student Evaluation Letter for Inclusion in the Promotion and Tenure Dossier
      Roger Nielsen, Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair, will present for approval an updated version of the Guidelines discussed in May.
    7. Post Tenure Review Recommendations
      Dan Arp, Post Tenure Review Ad Hoc Committee Chair, will present for approval the recommendations from the ad hoc committee charged by Provost Randhawa and President Ciuffetti to assess the post tenure review process.

  2. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Report of Ad Hoc Committee on Criteria for Creation of a New Program, Department or School
      Attached is the report from the ad hoc committee charged by Provost Randhawa and President Ciuffetti to identify potential criteria for establishing new programs, departments or schools.
    2. Baccalaureate Core Survey
      Faculty are encouraged to access the Baccalaureate Core Survey at https://surveys.bus.oregonstate.edu/BsgSurvey2_0/main.aspx?SurveyID=2568&cmd=survey to assist in determining whether reconsideration of the Bacc Core curriculum is important, and, if so, what types of issues should be addressed. The survey is open through June 13.
    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 away 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 1040-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 9, November 13, and December 11 (note that December 6 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.

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

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

  5. 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.