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Faculty Senate » Thursday, November 11, 2010

FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, November 11, 2010
  • 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
    • Approval of Minutes
      Aproval of the November Faculty Senate minutes.

    • Approval of the 2011 Apportionment Table
      The 2011 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 presented for approval. The table will be sent separately from this agenda.

    • Faculty Senate Nominations and Elections
      Paul Doescher, Bylaws and Nominations Committee co-chair, will present for approval the 2010 Slate of Candidates for: 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 are terms for three years. Nominations will be taken from the floor; however, the nominator must obtain, in advance, the nominee's willingness to serve if elected. Additional information is available from the Elections website.

    • Promotion & Tenure Guideline Revisions
      Jim Liburdy, Promotion & Tenure Committee chair, will present for approval revisions to the Promotion and Tenure Guidelines. As you may recall, these same revisions were approved last spring for the Standing Rules and it was an oversight that these were not presented at the same time as part of the Promotion and Tenure Guidelines revisions. The Standing Rules that were approved last May are also attached.

  2. SPECIAL REPORTS
    • Veterans as Students
      Tracy Bentley-Townlin, Associate Dean of Students, and Gus Bedwell, OSU Veteran Service Officer, willprovide information about Veteran students and Veteran Services on campus. Additional information can be found on the Veteran's website and a Veterans Information for Faculty and Staff document.

    • Emergency Preparedness
      Mat Rodgers, Campus Emergency Coordinator, and Jack Rogers, Public Safety Director, will provide an update of emergency preparedness initiatives. See http://emergency.oregonstate.edu/ and http://alert.oregonstate.edu/ for additional information.

  3. INTERINSTITUTIONAL FACULTY SENATE REPORT
    Starr McMullen, IFS Senator, will report on the October meeting.

  4. INFORMATION ITEMS
    • 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 University-wide election of the President-Elect and IFS Senator will be conducted between November 17 and December 7. 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 7 and results will be verified prior to the December 9 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 9 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.

    • 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.

    • 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 faculty.senate@oregonstate.edu 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.

    • OSU's Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program
      The Cross-Cultural Mentoring Program is designed to connect students with faculty/staff from across campus, to create a support network, and to provide a cross-cultural educational experience and is recruiting students, faculty and staff for the winter cohort. Information and applications can be found online.

    • Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics COIA

      The Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate invites nominations and applications for the OSU Representative to the Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics through November 29, 2010.
      The Coalition on Intercollegiate Athletics (COIA) is an alliance of faculty senates from NCAA FBS schools whose mission is to provide a national faculty voice on intercollegiate sports issues. Areas of concern include academic integrity and quality, student-athlete welfare, campus governance of intercollegiate athletics, commercialization, and fiscal responsibility. Committed to the development of effective strategies and proposals for significant, long-term reform in college athletics, COIA works with university faculties, administrations, trustee boards, and national associations concerned with higher education, to implement these strategies and proposals. Additional information about COIA is available on their website.

    • Training Days

      Training Days is a focused set of 56 learning sessions providing fresh information and insight to faculty and staff. This year Training Days will be held November 16-17 at the LaSells Stewart Center. Sessions are free, but you must register to attend. Session descriptions and registration information are available at
      http://businessservices.oregonstate.edu/trainingdays/registration.cfm;
      additional information is online at
      http://businessservices.oregonstate.edu/trainingdays/overview.cfm

    • State of the University Address
      President Ray’s 2010 State of the University Address may be accessed online at http://oregonstate.edu/leadership/president/state-of-the-university-2010.

    • 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 October 28, 2010.
      • B.S. in Energy Engineering Management (EEM)

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

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

  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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