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Faculty Senate » Thursday, October 14, 2010

FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, October 14, 2010
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Construction & Engineering Hall
    LaSells Stewart Center

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

  1. SPECIAL REPORTS
    • Degree Audit System
      Kent Kuo, Registrar, will outline the Degree Audit System.

    • PEBB
      Donna Chastain, Employee Benefits Manager, will provide an update of the Open Enrollment process (October 1-31), 2011 Plan Changes, 2012/2013 possible plan changes the PEBB Board is considering, and process for resolving medical/dental issues. Information is available from the OSU Employee Resources site at http://oregonstate.edu/admin/hr/openenrollment.html

  2. ACTION ITEMS
    • PEBB Resolution
      The Faculty Senate Economic Welfare and Retirement Committee and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee will present for approval a PEBB resolution. The resolution addresses the issue of Open Enrollment and continuance of promised benefits as a top priority.

    • Approval of Minutes
      Aproval of the June 2010 Minutes

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

  4. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
    President Leslie Burns

  5. STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS
    President Ed Ray will deliver his State of the University Address titled "Words to Actions."

  6. INFORMATION ITEMS
    • Mandatory Open Enrollment for 2011 Medical Benefits
      Participation in Open Enrollment, October 1–31, is mandatory for all employees to select a 2011 medical plan OR to continue to Opt-Out of the health plans. If you do not enroll or opt-out of 2011 health plans in October:
      • PEBB will move you to the Employee-ONLY tier of the Statewide Plan and the ODS Traditional dental plan effective January 1, 2011; and
      • Your dependents will lose medical and dental coverage effective January 1, 2011.

      For more information on Open Enrollment, Help Sessions and the October 12 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.

    • Faculty Senate Calendar
      Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings during academic year 2010-11; check your monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM:
      • 2010 – November 11, December 9
      • 2011 – January 13, February 10, March 10, April 14, May 12, June 9.

    • Faculty Senate Elections – Faculty with Split Appointments
      According to the Faculty Senate Bylaws, faculty who have split appointments between two apportionment units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Senate purposes. For example, if a faculty member has a split appointment between Agricultural Sciences and Science, they may choose one or the other (FTE will not be split among units). This choice will determine Senate representation. Faculty not choosing where they wish to be apportioned, will be placed in an apportionment unit at the discretion of the Faculty Senate Office. Please contact the Faculty Senate Office prior to October 22 to indicate with which unit you wish to be apportioned. When responding, please provide your name, the units you are split between and the one with which you prefer to be apportioned.

    • 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 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.

    • Category I Approvals
      The campus community should take appropriate action to update their records to reflect approval of the following OSU Category I proposals by the State Board of Higher Education on September 9, 2010.

      • B.S. in Athletic Training
      • Master in Natural Resources


      The proposal for Undergraduate Certificate in Medical Humanities was approved by the OUS Provosts’ Council and does not require State Board approval.

    • Voter Registration/Political Activities
      In order to participate in the November 2nd election, Oregon citizens must be registered to vote by Tuesday, October 12th. If you have moved since the May 2010 primary election, you need to update your voter registration in order to ensure that you receive your ballot. If you need additional information about voter registration, you may wish to contact either of the following sources:


      The restrictions imposed by the law of the State of Oregon on public employees’ political activities are that “No public employee shall solicit any money, influence, service or other thing of value or otherwise promote or oppose any political committee or promote or oppose the nomination or election of a candidate, the gathering of signatures on an initiative, referendum or recall petition, the adoption of a measure or the recall of a public office holder while on the job during working hours. However, this section does not restrict the right of a public employee to express personal political views.” It is therefore the policy of the state and of your public employer that you may engage in political activity except in the context prohibited by state law when on the job during working hours.

    • University Day
      The 2010 University Day program, including Dr. Jillian Kinzie’s keynote address titled ‘Engaged Learning: Fostering Success for all Students,’ is streamed online at: http://oregonstate.edu/events/universityday/2010-video.

  7. NEW BUSINESS




  8. 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