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2006 Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator

ROGER RENNEKAMP (at OSU since 2005), Professor, Department Head, Department of 4-H Youth Development Education, College of Education.

FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: None at OSU.

UNIVERSITY SERVICE: Community Network Advisory Committee, 2005-06; Extension Technology Working Group, 2006; Extension PROF Process Improvement Team, 2006; Extension Merit Pay Committee, 2006; Extension Administrative Cabinet, 2005-06; Extension Annual Conference Planning Committee, 2006; Education Hall Renovation Conceptual Design Team, 2006.

SEARCH COMMITTEES: None at OSU.

Candidate Statement: Thriving economic and social systems are typically supported by flexible and responsive institutions of higher education. Consequently, faculty at all of Oregon's institutions of higher education must be committed to principles of outreach and engagement. We at Oregon State University demonstrate that commitment daily. Through my work with the Interinstitutional Faculty Senate, I will work to raise awareness of the role of higher education as a driver of economic and social prosperity.

What critical issues for faculty at a state-wide level will be best addressed through IFS and how can you help move those issues forward?

Financial support for higher education is perhaps the most critical issue facing the faculty of Oregon's institutions of higher learning. But not all taxpayers understand or appreciate the difference that higher education makes in their lives. For those with limited connections to OSU, communicating our relevance is often difficult. The Department of 4-H Youth Development Education, however, has faculty in every one of Oregon's thirty-six counties. We are engaged with the public e very day. That continuous engagement has paid significant dividends in terms of local support of programming. It is my goal to bring the lessons learned about engagement to bear on the issue of statewide funding of higher education.

 
FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: UNIVERSITY SERVICE: SEARCH COMMITTEES: None at OSU. CANDIDATE STATEMENT: