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2005 Executive Committee Member

JOANNE (JO) F. TYNON (at OSU since 1997), Assistant Professor of Forest Recreation Resources, Department of Forest Resources, College of Forestry.

FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: Forestry Senator, 2003-present and 1998-01 and Academic Regulations Committee, 1999-present (Chair, 2005-present).

COLLEGE OF FORESTRY SERVICE: Forest Recreation Resources Program Curriculum Review, 2004-05 (Chair); Forest Management Curriculum Review Committee, 2004; Tactical Recruitment & Retention Committee, 2001-present; Mac-Dunn Research Forest Advisory Committee, 2000-01; Social Affairs Committee, 1999; Scholarship Committee, 1998-03; Undergraduate Advising & Curriculum Committee, 1997-present; Beaver Open House Committee, 1997-present; and a member of various search committees.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE: Research Competencies for Undergraduates, OSU Valley Library focus group, 2005 Assessment of Advising Task Force (a spin off of the Assessment of Educational Programs Task Force), 2003-04; Invited speaker, Academic Advising Workshop, "Current Hot Topics in Advising: Assessment of advising," 2003; and New Zealand student exchange program, 2003 and 2000-01.

Candidate Statement: I have been a fixed-term faculty (1997-03) and a 50% tenure-track/50% fixed-term faculty member (since 2003), so I understand the issues and concerns of faculty in these tenuous positions. Faculty Senate has been a positive, affirming experience for me, connecting me with a wide diversity of colleagues from across campus. I am a strong believer in shared governance, and I welcome this opportunity to continue to improve the condition of all faculty in the OSU community by serving on the Executive Committee of Faculty Senate as it faces several challenging agenda items in the coming year.