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Faculty Senate » Thursday, November 10, 2011

FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, December 8, 2011
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Construction & Engineering Hall
    LaSells Stewart Center

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

  1. ELECTION RESULTS
    President Jack Higginbotham will announce the results of the President-Elect and Interinstitutional Faculty Senate elections.

  2. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Executive Committee Election
      See attached biographical sketches for the Executive Committee candidates. Voting will take place during the meeting by Senators, proxies, and ex-officio members only. Three people will be elected for two-year terms beginning January 2012. Continuing EC members and their apportionment units are: Kevin Gable, Science; Anne Gillies, Associated Faculty; and Mario Magaña, Engineering.

    2. Category I Proposals
      Richard Nafshun, Curriculum Council member, will present for approval the following Category I proposals:

  3. SPECIAL REPORT
    Athletic Budget
    Mark Spencer, Senior Associate Athletic Director – Finance & Business Affairs, will clarify aspects of the Athletic budget that were included in the Provost’s November 10 Faculty Senate budget presentation.

  4. FACULTY SENATE MATTERS ARISING
    Please bring three items that you would like the Faculty Senate to tackle next year.

  5. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. New Senator Orientation
      The New Senator Orientation will be held January 12. If you are a continuing Senator, but were not able to attend the orientation when you were elected, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker (vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu) if you would like to attend the upcoming session.

    2. 2012 Faculty Senate Meetings
      Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings for the remainder of the academic year; check your monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM:
      • January 12, February 9, March 8, April 12, May 10 and June 7.

    3. Category I Approval
      The campus community should take appropriate action to update their records to reflect approval of the following OSU Category I proposal by the Provost on October 14, 2011.

      • College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS). This new name represents the merger of two units, the Department of Geosciences in the College of Science (Geo) and the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS). CEOAS will focus on the basic sciences of the Earth system, and the new name captures both the existing strengths of Geosciences and COAS and opens the door for new programs in research and education regarding our home planet.

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

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

  8. 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.



Many thanks to all Senators whose terms end December 31.
Thank you for your willingness to serve, your participation,
and your thoughtful consideration of items
brought before the Senate during your term.

Please recycle printed agendas