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Faculty Senate » May 9, 2013

FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, May 9, 2013
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  •  102 Furman Hall


A. ACTION ITEMS
  1. Category I Proposals
    Mike Bailey, Curriculum Council Chair, will present for approval the below Category I proposals:

  2. Electronic Student Evaluation of Teaching (eSET)
    Kevin Gable will present for approval an eSET motion from the Executive Committee.

B. COMMITTEE REPORTS
  1. Proposed Guidelines for Faculty and Professional Staff Regarding Student Bereavement
    Carey Hilbert, Academic Advising Council Chair, will present information related to proposed bereavement guidelines.

  2. Graduate Council Issues
    Jim Coakley, Graduate Council Chair, and Anita Azarenko, Graduate School Associate Dean, will present information related to the following documents and gather feedback:

C. SPECIAL REPORTS
  1. First-Year Experience Initiative
    Susie Brubaker-Cole and Mark Hoffman, First Year Experience Initiative Co-chairs, will present information and gather feedback. (attachment)

  2. INTO OSU
    Sunil Khanna, Associate Provost for International Programs, Bob Gilmour, INTO OSU Director of Academic Programs, and Sabah Randhawa, Provost, will provide informational data related to INTO OSU.

  3. Strategic Plan 3.0
    Kevin Gable will provide a brief report related to the Strategic Plan update.

  4. State Level Governance Issues
    OSU President Ed Ray will lead a discussion related to governance issues, including the potential of creating an institutional board.

D. INFORMATION ITEMS
  1. OSU Open Access Policy
    The Faculty Senate Library Committee is working on a proposed OSU Open Access Policy. Comments related to the proposed policy may be submitted via an anonymous Comments Form. A vote related to this policy is anticipated during the June Faculty Senate meeting.

  2. Committee Interest Form – due May 13 at Noon
    Faculty and staff are invited to volunteer for committee service by completing the online form; a solicitation letter is also available for viewing.
        If you wish to resign from current committee membership due to termination or sabbatical, please either contact your committee chair or e-mail vickie.nunnemaker@oregonstate.edu and include your name, the name of the committee from which you wish to resign and your date of resignation.
        New this year is an opportunity for faculty to indicate areas in which they have a particular interest. Because Faculty Senate leadership is occasionally asked to recommend names of interested faculty for particular committees, issue groups or task forces, the Faculty Senate hopes to create a pool of potential faculty (academic, research, professional) who are willing to serve.

  3. PEBB Board Chair to visit OSU Campus – May 14
    On May 14 from 2:00-3:00 PM Sean Kolmer, PEBB Board Chair & Heath Policy Advisor to Governor Kitzhaber, will visit the OSU campus in the MU Journey Room to discuss healthcare and hear your comments/concerns regarding PEBB plans, your priorities for 2015, etc. Registration is not required; seating will be on a first come basis.

  4. Small Group Sessions with President Ray
    Faculty are encouraged to register to meet with President Ray in a small group session on May 23 or June 5. This is an opportunity for you to communicate concerns to President Ray.

  5. Baccalaureate Core Category Review Workshop – May24
    The Baccalaureate Core Committee is finishing the category review of Synthesis courses, and preparing to start the category review for Mathematics, Speech, and Fitness categories as well as WIC classes from Agricultural Sciences, Business, and Public Health and Human Sciences. A final workshop intended for those preparing course review materials (or for anyone interested in the process) will be held on Friday May 24 from 2:00-3:30 PM.  Please see online information for registration details. 

  6. Executive Committee Brown-bag Session – Professional Faculty Issues – May 31
    The Faculty Senate is hosting a brown-bag listening session to hear concerns from professional faculty. Because these colleagues are major constituents of the Faculty Senate, the Executive Committee needs to understand their unique issues in order to better advocate on their behalf. You are invited to participate in the May 31 session from 11:45-12:45 in 202 Kidder Hall.

  7. Senate Bill 270 – Establishes Process for Establishing OUS Institutional Boards
    In the course of the legislative process on SB270, the bill to institute local governing boards for OUS institutions, amendments were proposed to prohibit faculty and other employees from participating as voting members of any such board. The Executive Committee voted unanimously to oppose such wording and, on their (and your) behalf, Faculty Senate President, Kevin Gable, presented this letter to Rep. Michael Dembrow, chair of the House Committee of Higher Education and Workforce Development. We will keep you apprised of developments as this legislation moves forward.

  8. MOU/Category I Approvals
    The campus community should take appropriate action to update their records to reflect approval of the following OSU curriculum/program changes:
    • B.S. in Computer Science at OSU-Cascades – effective Summer 2013
    • The Women Studies program, including its degree programs, minors, and certificates, has been renamed to Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

E. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT

President Kevin Gable

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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