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Faculty Senate » May 9, 2013

FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, June 13, 2013
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Construction & Engineering Hall
    LaSells Stewart Center


A. ACTION ITEMS
  1. Consideration of Degree Candidates
    Rebecca Mathern, 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.

  2. Open Access Policy
    Marit Bovbjerg and Rich Carter, Library Committee members, will present for approval a proposed Open Access Policy. This proposed policy was first discussed with the Faculty Senate in February, and the Library Committee has been gathering feedback during the interim.

  3. Proposed Standing Rules Revisions
    David Craig, Committee on Committees Chair, will present for approval proposed Standing Rules revisions for the Baccalaureate Core Committee.

  4. Category I Proposals
    Mike Bailey, Curriculum Council Chair, will present for approval the below Category I proposals:

B. SPECIAL REPORTS
  1. Tiered Parking
    Steve Clark, Vice President for University Relations and Marketing, and Brian Thorsness, Executive Director of Campus Operations, will discuss strategies and next steps in implementing a tiered-pricing parking plan and improved transit shuttle services for the Corvallis campus.

  2. Governance Issues
    Kevin Gable, Faculty Senate President, will present a brief governance report.

C. COMMITTEE REPORTS
  1. Reserve Credits
    Jim Coakley, Graduate Council Chair, will report on approved revisions related to Reserve Credits.

  2. Executive Committee Report
    Janet Nishihara will report on issues considered by the Executive Committee during spring term.

  3. Diversity Council Survey
    Dwaine Plaza and Evviva Weinraub, Diversity Council members, will briefly explain the purpose and intended outcomes related to a diversity issues survey that will be distributed in Fall 2013.

D. INFORMATION ITEMS
  1. 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.

  2. 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 1039-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

  3. Faculty Senate Calendar
    Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings during fall term: October 10, November 14, and December 12. Check your monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM.

  4. eProcurement Initiative Survey
    OSU is considering an initiative to implement an eProcurement system that would provide an electronic shopping environment similar to Amazon.com for OSU’s contracted goods and services. If you purchase goods or services on behalf of OSU, Procurement and Contract Services invites you to participate in this 3-5 minute online survey regarding your experience and the impact of an eProcurement system at OSU.
    If you do not purchase goods or services on behalf of OSU, but wish to provide your feedback on the eProcurement initiative, please provide feedback through this online feedback form.
    Your needs are very important to us as we consider this initiative and your participation is appreciated. The survey will be available until June 20th. Thank you!

  5. MOOC Faculty Forum
    Dave King and Lisa Templeton, from Extended Campus, and Kevin Gable, Faculty Senate President, facilitated a discussion on May 24 related to Massive, Open Online Courses (MOOCs). What are they, where are they coming from, and most importantly, how should OSU faculty respond to them? They explored many of the factors relating to how MOOCs have affected higher education and where the topic is likely to take us.
    The webcast and materials presented during the forum are online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/webcast/mooc/. Faculty are encouraged to forward comments related to MOOCs to faculty.senate@oregonstate.edu.  

  6. Professional Faculty Issues Brown-bag Session
    The Faculty Senate hosted a brown-bag listening session on May 31 to hear concerns from professional faculty. Because these colleagues are major constituents of the Faculty Senate, the Executive Committee is interested in understanding their unique issues in order to better advocate on their behalf. For those who were unable to attend in person or via webcast, (link to http://oregonstate.edu/senate/webcast/brownbag/) comments may be forwarded to the Faculty Senate Office.

  7. Extending Programs to OSU-Cascades
    The campus community should take appropriate action to update their records to reflect approval by the OUS Provosts’ Council on May 9, 2013 to extend the below proposals from OSU-Main (Corvallis) to OSU-Cascades; State Board approval is not required.

E. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST

Sabah Randhawa, Provost and Executive Vice President

F. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT

President Kevin Gable

G. 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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