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Faculty Senate » June 14, 2012

FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, June 14, 2012
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  •  LaSells Stewart Center
    Construction & Engineering Hall


A. ACTION ITEMS
  1. Category I Proposals
    Mike Bailey, Curriculum Council Chair, will present for approval the below Category I proposals:
  2. Standing Rules Revisions
    Bill Loges, Committee on Committees Chair, will present for approval proposed Standing Rules revisions for the Promotion & Tenure Committee.

  3. Proposed Revisions to the Promotion and Tenure Guidelines
    Henri Jansen, Promotion and Tenure Committee member, will present for approval proposed revisions to the Promotion and Tenure Guidelines. These revisions were discussed at the May 10 Faculty Senate meeting.
  4. Consideration of Degree Candidates
    Kent Kuo, Registrar, will present the recommended lists of degree candidates for Senior Honors, Baccalaureate Degree Candidates, and Advanced Degrees. The Faculty Senate is asked to approve these candidates on behalf of the Faculty of the University. These candidates have been certified by the appropriate academic units, committees, and councils. Attached is the Registrar’s Memorandum outlining the policies and procedures for the review and approval of degree candidates.
B. SPECIAL REPORT
    Commencement
    Chris Bell will present an updated Commencement report.
C. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORT
    Kevin Gable, Faculty Senate President-Elect, will report on items being considered by the Executive Committee.
D. COMMITTEE REPORT
    Student Evaluation of Teaching Faculty Forum Recap
    Kate Hunter-Zaworski will provide a brief recap of the May 31 Student Evaluation of Teaching Faculty Forum. The forum webcast and related materials are online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/webcast/set/.
E. INFORMATION ITEMS
  1. Voter Registration Drive
    A team coordinated by the Associated Students of Oregon State University Executive Director of Government Relations is working on a Voter Registration Drive, and their goal is to register 1,680 students to vote this summer! In order to reach the goal, team members are requesting the first five minutes of class time to register students to vote. They would like to complete 190 class presentations during the summer, and they recognize this can't be accomplished without the help of the OSU faculty. Please help engage students on issues of accessibility and affordability for Higher Education by scheduling a five-minute presentation.
          Please contact Nagini Reddy at reddyn@onid.orst.edu or at 503-957-9159 to schedule a class presentation time.

  2. Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Recap
    The June 8 and 9 IFS meeting recap will be forwarded separately from the agenda as a written report.

  3. Annual Reports
    Annual committee/council reports submitted by Faculty Senate chairs are due July 15 to allow committees/councils to fully report their activities through June 30. Annual reports will be published on the Faculty Senate website.

  4. Vacancies
    Please notify the Faculty Senate Office if a sabbatical, leave or retirement will prevent you from completing your term as either a Senator or Faculty Senate committee/council member. If you are away more than one term, exclusive of summer term, a replacement is required. This information will assist us in identifying a replacement. Senators and committee/council members immediately continuing on a 1040-hour appointment may retain their position as long as the temporary appointment continues or until the end of their appointed/elected term, whichever comes first.

  5. Faculty Senate Calendar
    Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings during fall term: October 11, November 8, and December 6. Check your monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM.

  6. Faculty Senate Webcast
    The May Faculty Senate webcast is posted online.

F. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
  • Sabah Randhawa, Provost & Executive Vice President
G. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
  • President Kate Hunter-Zaworski
H. 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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