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Faculty Senate » November 14, 2013

FACULTY SENATE AGENDA

  • Thursday, November 14, 2013
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Construction & Engineering Hall
    LaSells Stewart Center


  1. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Approval of the 2014 Apportionment Table
      The 2014 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 distributed separately and presented for approval during the meeting.

    2. Faculty Senate Nominations and Elections
      Kate Hunter-Zaworski, Bylaws and Nominations Committee chair, will present for approval the 2013 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. Curricular Proposals
      Richard Nafshun, Curriculum Council member, will present for approval the below curricular proposals:

  2. SPECIAL REPORTS
    1. Writing Report
      Kerry Kincanon and Marion Rossi, former Baccalaureate Core Committee co-chairs, will report on the results of a Writing Report.

    2. Post-Doctoral Policies
      Barbara Bond will inform the Senate regarding proposed policies concerning salary structure and professional development for post-doctoral scholars.

  3. Discussion Item
    1. OSU Divest
      Cora Borradaile, Richard Clinton, Mike O’Malley, and Ken Winograd are presenting a draft resolution to request that the OSU Foundation divest from companies investing in fossil fuel exploration and development.

  4. 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 Interinstitutional Faculty Senator (IFS) will be conducted between November 18 and December 10. 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 10 and results will be verified prior to the December 12 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 12 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. Awards Solicitation
      The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee is accepting nominations for the awards listed below; criteria and nomination forms regarding these awards are online; nominations will be accepted through February 11, 2014. Faculty are eligible to nominate deserving colleagues for these awards. For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker.
      • Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award
      • Faculty Innovator Award
      • Industry Partnering Award
      • International Service Award
      • D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award
      • OSU Academic Advising Award
      • OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award
      • OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
      • OSU Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship
      • OSU Outreach and Engagement Award
      • OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award
      • Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award
      • Promising Scholar Award
      • Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award
      • Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award
      • Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award

    4. 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.

    5. 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.

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

  5. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
    Sabah Randhawa, Provost and Executive Vice President

  6. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
    President Kevin Gable

  7. 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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