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2011 Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Candidate



JANET NISHIHARA (at OSU since 1981), Professional Faculty; Director, Educational Opportunities Program, Academic Affairs

FACULTY SENATE SERVICE: Associated Faculty Senator, 2008-present, 1998-04, 1988-94; Student Affairs Senator, 1999-01; Unassociated Faculty Senator, 1984-86; Faculty Grievance Committee, 2008-11; Faculty Economic Welfare and Retirement Committee, 2007-09; Student Recognition and Awards Committee, 2004-10 (co-chair, 2009-10); Executive Committee, 2001-03 and 1992-94; Interinstitutional Faculty Senate, 1996-99; Academic Regulations Committee, 1995-98 (chair, 1997-98); Baccalaureate Core Committee, 1991-94 (chair, 1993-94); Academic Requirements Committee, 1990-95 (chair, 1991-92); and Academic Advising Committee, 1989-91

UNIVERSITY SERVICE (selected): University Council for Student Engagement and Experience (UCSEE), 2011-12; Academic Care Team, 2010-11; Advisory Board, September Scholars Program, 2009-present; Council on Academic Counseling, 2009-present (co-chair, 2009-present);Transfer Issues Subcommittee, UCSEE, 2009-10; NASPA Undergraduate Fellows Program (NUFP) Advisory Board and Mentor, 2008-present; UCSEE, 2008-09; UCSEE subcommittee on extending BEST program, 2007-08; Arts and Sciences Review Group (to determine efficacy of merging Colleges of Science and Liberal Arts), 2007; BEST Planning Team, 2006-present; Association of Faculty for the Advancement of People of Color (AFAPC) leadership, 2003-06 (co-chair 2011); Bias Response Team, 2003-10; DPD Advisory Board, 2003-present; OSU 2007 Diversity Redesign Team, 2000-02; University Housing & Dining Services Internal Review Team, 1999-00; Faculty Advisor (Asian Pacific American Student Union (APASU), Hmong, Cambodian Student Association, Asian Pacific Cultural Center (APCC), 1998-present; Retention Subcommittee, Undergraduate Education Council (UEC), 1996-99; Recruitment and Retention Subcommittee, UEC, 1993-96; Diversity Subcommittee, UEC, 1993-95; and Financial Aid Committee, 1985-88 (chair, 1986-88)

SEARCH COMMITTEES: Student Support Services Director (chair), 2010-11; Associate Provost for Academic Success and Engagement, 2008; Difference, Power, and Discrimination Director, 2006; College Assistance Migrant Program Director (Chair), 2005; and Career Planning and Placement Director, 1990

CANDIDATE STATEMENT: The number and extent of the changes we have seen over the past few years at Oregon State may pale in comparison to the changes that are on the way. I have observed and been a part of many of the previous changes which affected faculty (especially fixed-term faculty and faculty of color), students (especially underrepresented, first-generation, and low-income students), and outside constituents. I have committed my professional career to working in whatever way I can to improve the campus for all of us, and I look forward to more opportunities to continue to do so.