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Faculty Senate » Thursday, October 8, 2009



OSU FACULTY SENATE

  • October 8 , 2009
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  • OSU Theatre - Withycombe Hall
  • Agenda

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

    A.   ACTION ITEMS
          1.   Bylaws Revision
    Lynda Ciuffetti, Bylaws and Nominations Committee Chair, will present for approval a Bylaws
    revision
    that would allow the apportionment table to be used in two consecutive years. The
    2009 Apportionment Table indicates the change in numbers of Senators from 2008 to 2009.

          2.   Bylaws Revision Implementation
              This motion will be considered only if the above motion is approved. President Doescher           will ask for approval to implement the above Bylaws revision by allowing the 2009           apportionment table to be used in determining the number of Senators for 2010 elections.

    B.   SPECIAL REPORTS
          1.  H1N1 Planning
              Phil Histand and Susie Brubaker-Cole will present processes and plans developed by the           University’s Emergency Preparedness and Influenza Planning Committees to deal with           potential impacts on the instructional and research realms. Please review two linked           documents: H1N1 (Swine) Flu Information and Pandemic Flu - A Planning Guide for Educators.           The central OSU site for information about H1N1 on campus is online at           http://alert.oregonstate.edu/h1n1/.

          2.  PEBB – Open Enrollment
              Donna Chastain, Employee Benefits Manager will explain the necessity of everyone           participating in open enrollment (October 1-30).

    C.    STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS

              President Ed Ray will deliver his State of the University Address titled "Setting Our Course."           President Ray will also talk about the attributes we should attain by 2025 to be on track to be           a top ten land-grant university, review where we stand today, and indicate specific           investments, strategies, and changes we must make now to continue in that direction.

    D.   INFORMATION ITEMS
          1.  Faculty Senate Fall Elections
              Lynda Ciuffetti, Bylaws and Nominations Committee Chair, is accepting recommendations for           1) President-Elect, 2) Executive Committee members, and 3) Interinstitutional Faculty Senate           Senator. Executive Committee nominees must be a current Senator and President-Elect           nominees must have been a Senator (current and past Faculty Senators are available online).            Nominations may be forwarded to the Faculty Senate Office via electronic mail to:                     faculty.senate@oregonstate.edu. Deadline for nominations is October 9.
               NOTE: If Senators wish to make a nomination from the floor at the November meeting when           the slate of candidates is presented, they must have received prior approval from the           nominee.

          2.  Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Recap
              Joanne Sorte, OSU Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senior Senator, provided a written recap           of the October IFS meeting.

          3.  Faculty Senate Special Session
              Information related to the September 29 Faculty Senate Special Session can be accessed           below:

         4.  Faculty Senate Calendar
              Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings during academic year 2009-10;           check your monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to begin at           3:00 PM:
                   2009 – November 12, December 10
                   2010 – January 14, February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13, and June 10.

          5.  University Day
              The 2009 University Day program, including Dr. Shaun Harper’s keynote address titled "The           Consequences of Remaining Silent: Engaging the Realities of Race on Campus" will be streamed           online at http://oregonstate.edu/events/universityday/.

          6.  OSU Distinguished Service Award Solicitation
              The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee requests nominations for the OSU           Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes individuals or organizations who have made           exceptional contributions or who have rendered unusual service to society. Criteria and           nomination information is available online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/awards/nom/dsa/.           Nominations are due December 1, 2009. For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker at           vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu.

         7.  Mandatory Open Enrollment for 2010 Medical Benefits
              Participation in Open Enrollment, October 1–31, is mandatory for all employees to select a           2010 medical plan OR to continue to Opt-Out of the medical plans. If you do not enroll or             opt-out of a 2010 medical plan in October:

    • PEBB will move you to the Employee-ONLY tier of the Statewide Plan effective January 1,
      2010; and
    • Your dependents will lose medical coverage January 1, 2010.

            For more information on Open Enrollment, Help Sessions and Benefits Fair visit
            http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/workshops.html. You may also enroll online at:
            https://pebb.benefits.oregon.gov/members. For assistance with questions, call: PEBB at
            503-373-1102 OR Employee Benefits at 737-2805.

          8.   Category I Approvals
              The campus community should take appropriate action to update their records to reflect            approval of the following OSU Category I changes by the OUS Provost Council on           August 25, 2009 and the State Board of Higher Education on September 17, 2009.

      • BA/BS in Women Studies – College of Liberal Arts; Effective Date: Fall 2009; CIP Code: 05.0207
      • BA/BS in Business Information Systems – College of Business; Effective Date: Fall 2009; CIP Code: 52.1201
      • BA/BS in Management – College of Business; Effective Date: Fall 2009; CIP Code: 52.0205
      • BA/BS in Finance – College of Business; Effective Date: Fall 2009; CIP Code: 52.0801
      • BA/BS in Marketing – College of Business; Effective Date: Fall 2009; CIP Code: 52.1401

    E.   REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
              President Paul Doescher

    F.   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.