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Faculty Senate » May 8, 2014

FACULTY SENATE AGENDA


  • Thursday, May 8, 2014
  • 3:00-5:00 PM
  • Austin Auditorium
    LaSells Stewart Center


A. ACTION ITEMS
  1. Graduate Council Proposed Revisions
    Jim Coakley, Graduate Council Chair, will present for approval proposed revisions related to graduate education.

  2. Proposed Revisions to the Promotion and Tenure Guidelines
    Russ Karow, Promotion and Tenure Committee Co-chair, will present for approval the proposed revisions to the Promotion and Tenure Guidelines that were initially presented to the Faculty Senate in April.
        Additionally, new proposed revisions will be presented for the first time, and likely voted on June 12.

  3. Proposed Bylaws Revisions
    Kate Hunter-Zaworski, Bylaws and Nominations Committee Chair, will present for approval proposed Bylaws revisions that were discussed April 10.
        Additionally, new proposed revisions will be presented for the first time, and likely voted on June 12.
B. SPECIAL REPORTS
  1. Open Access Textbook Initiative Pilot
    Faye Chadwell (University Librarian), Sebastain Heiduschke (Coordinator, World Languages and Cultures), Kari Miller (Faculty Senate Library Committee Chair), and Shan Sutton (Associate University Librarian for Research and Scholarly Communication) will outline the Open Access Textbook Initiative Pilot.

  2. Cooperative Open Reporting Environment (CORE)
    Sherm Bloomer, Director of Budget & Fiscal Planning, will present information related to the CORE effort.
C. INFORMATION ITEMS
  1. Faculty Sessions with President Ray
    Faculty are encouraged to register to meet with President Ray in a small group session on May 29 from 2:00-3:30. This is an opportunity for faculty (academic, research, professional) to communicate concerns to President Ray.

  2. Veterans Day Poll Results
    The results of the recent Veterans Day Poll are available for viewing.

  3. Open Access Textbook Initiative Pilot
    OSU Libraries and Press invites OSU faculty to learn how open textbooks can benefit their students in the classroom and in the pocketbook. This two-hour workshop will be held on Wednesday, May 21, from 2:00-4:00 PM in the Willamette Room of the Valley Library. The workshop introduces the concept of open textbooks, their benefits, and their incorporation or adoption into courses. Faculty members will review one open textbook in the Open Textbook Library following the workshop and receive a $200 stipend for their review. Please RSVP via the Workshop Application by May 14. This workshop is sponsored by OSU Libraries and Press in partnership with the University of Minnesota Libraries, the University of Minnesota College of Education and Development, and the Hewlett Foundation.

  4. Senate Webcast
    The April Faculty Senate Webcast is available online.
D. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST
    Sabah Randhawa
E. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
    President Dan Edge
F. NEW BUSINESS


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