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Faculty Senate » Thursday, November 10, 2011

FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Construction & Engineering Hall
    LaSells Stewart Center



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

  1. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Approval of the 2011 Apportionment Table
    2. 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.

    3. Faculty Senate Nominations and Elections
    4. Leslie Burns, Bylaws and Nominations Committee chair, will present for approval the 2011 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 is three-year terms. Nominations will be taken from the floor; however, the nominator must obtain, in advance, the nominee's willingness to serve if elected.

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

  3. SPECIAL REPORTS
    1. Ecampus Task Force
    2. Dan Arp, Ecampus Task Force Chair, will outline recommendations contained in the final report.
    3. 2011-2012 Budget
    4. Sabah Randhawa, Provost and Executive Vice President, and Mark McCambridge, Vice President for Finance and Administration, will present information related to the 2011-2012 budget.

    5. Executive Committee Update
    6. Kevin Gable, Executive Committee member, will provide an update of Executive Committee activities.

  4. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
    President Jack Higginbotham

  5. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Mandatory Open Enrollment for 2012 Medical Benefits
    2. Participation in Open Enrollment, October 15-November 15, is mandatory for all employees to select a 2012 medical plan OR to continue to Opt-Out of the health plans. If you do not enroll or opt-out of 2012 health plans during open enrollment:
      • PEBB will move you to the Employee-ONLY tier of the Statewide Plan and the ODS Traditional dental plan effective January 1, 2012; and
      • Your dependents will lose medical and dental coverage effective January 1, 2012.

      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 541-737-2805.

    3. President-Elect, Executive Committee and IFS Elections
    4. 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.

    5. Instructions for Nomination and Election of Faculty Senators
    6. 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.

    7. Faculty Senate Retirements and 1039-Hour Appointments
    8. Faculty Senators whose terms extend beyond December 31, but who are retiring at the end of 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, and are either retiring at the end of fall term or whose 1039-hour appointments end 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.

    9. Category I Approvals
    10. The campus community should take appropriate action to update their records to reflect approval of the following OSU Category I proposals:

  6. 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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