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Faculty Senate » January 9, 2013

FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, January 9, 2013
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  •  LaSells Stewart Center
    Construction & Engineering Hall

New Senator Orientation
1:00-2:45 PM
Agriculture Production Room ~ LaSells Stewart Center


A. INSTALL ELECTED OFFICIALS
  • Installation of President Kevin Gable; President-Elect Dan Edge; new Executive Committee members: Mike Bailey, Donna Chastain, Andy Karplus; Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator, Mary Cluskey; and newly elected Faculty Senators.
B. APPROVAL OF PARLIAMENTARIAN
  • Approval of Michael Beachley as Faculty Senate Parliamentarian.
C. SPECIAL REPORTS
  1. Smoke-Free Implementation Update
    Lisa Hoogesteger, Healthy Campus Initiatives Director, will provide an OSU Smoke-Free Implementation update.

  2. Morrill Land-Grant Act
    Peg Herring, Executive Committee member, will explain the Morrill Act which allowed for the creation of land-grant colleges.

  3. Legislative Issues
    Bob Mason, Senior Interinstitutional Faculty Senator, and Jock Mills, Director of Government Relations, will outline legislative issues that may affect OSU.
D. COMMITTEE REPORT
  • Promotion and Tenure Guidelines
    The current definitions of "assigned duties" and "scholarship and creative activities" in the promotion and tenure guidelines create ambiguities that affect decisions on promotion and tenure. Before proposing changes in the guidelines, Henri Jansen, Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair, will present a possible solution; feedback is requested through the Faculty Senate comments box.
E. INFORMATION ITEMS
  1. New Senator Orientation
    The New Senator Orientation will be held January 10 from 1:00–2:45 p.m. in the LaSells Stewart Center. If you are a continuing Senator, but were unable 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:
           February 14, March 14, April 11, May 9 and June 13.

  3. Faculty Senate Handbook
    Faculty Senate Handbook materials can be found on the Senate web site. The web site contains information about Senators, committees, agendas, minutes, etc.
F. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
  • Becky Warner, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
G. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
  • President Kevin Gable
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.



Please recycle printed agendas