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Faculty Senate » November 8, 2012

FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, November 8, 2012
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  •  LaSells Stewart Center
    Construction & Engineering Hall


A. ACTION ITEMS
  1. Approval of the 2012 Apportionment Table
    The 2012 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.

  2. Faculty Senate Nominations and Elections
    Jack Higginbotham, Bylaws and Nominations Committee chair, will present for approval the 2012 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.

  3. Category I Proposal
    Mike Bailey, Curriculum Council Chair, will present for approval the below Category I proposal:
  4. Proposed Revisions to the Post-Tenure Review Guidelines
    Henri Jansen, Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair, will present for approval proposed revisions to the Post Tenure Review Guidelines. The proposed revisions were discussed at the October Faculty Senate meeting.

  5. eSET Framework
    Stefani Dawn, Assistant Director for Assessment, will present for approval two eSET topics: (1) minimum class size for evaluation, and (2) report structure for combined/slash courses. These proposals were discussed at the October Faculty Senate meeting.
B. SPECIAL REPORTS
  1. Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) Review Committee Update
    Larry Curtis, ORP Review Committee member, will present an update of the work of the ORP Review Committee.

  2. Youth Program Safety Policies and Criminal History Checks
    Kyle Cole, Precollege Programs, will explain the new youth program safety policies and the changes to the criminal history check policy.
C. INFORMATION ITEMS
  1. 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 15 and December 5. 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 5 and results will be verified prior to the December 6 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 electronically prior to the December 6 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 during the meeting.

  2. 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.

  3. Faculty Senate Retirements and 1039-Hour Appointments
    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 Vickie Nunnemaker at vickie.nunnemaker@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.
D. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST AND 2012-2013 BUDGET REPORT
  • Sabah Randhawa, Provost & Executive Vice President, and Sherm Bloomer, Budget & Fiscal Planning Director, will discuss the 2012-2013 budget.
E. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
  • President Kate Hunter-Zaworski
F. 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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