The regular monthly meeting of the Faculty Senate was called to order on June 1, 2000, at 3:00 PM, in the LaSells
Stewart Center by President Gordon Matzke. There were no corrections to the minutes of May 2000.
– Action Items: Consideration of Degree Candidates; Standing Rules changes to the Academic Advising Committee, Curriculum Council and Faculty Economic Welfare and Retirement Committee; AR 7 Proposed Change; Difference, Power and Discrimination Recommendations; Faculty Panels for Hearing Committee Election [Motion 00-558-01 through 10]
– Special Report: Issue Group on Faculty Compensation, R. Landau and N. Rosenberger
– Committee Report: Computing Resources Committee, J. Schindler
– New Business: None
Members Absent Without Representation:
Abbott, Arp, Baggott, Barth, Beatty, Bliss, Braker, Breen, Brooks, Bruce, Carson, Cloughesy, Collier, Cook, DeCarolis, deGeus, Esbensen, Green, Gregory, Hamm, Horne, Jepson, Johnson, Kerkvliet, Koenig, Ladd, P. Lee, Lowrie, Mallory-Smith, Merickel, Mix, Nelson, Raja, Reed, Sproul, Stang, Strik, Tesch, Trehu, Tynon, J. White, Winner, and Yim.
Faculty Senate Officers, Ex-Officios and Staff Present:
G. Matzke, President; H. Sayre, President-Elect; K. Williamson, Immediate Past President; Ex-officios: S. Coakley and P. Risser; R. Iltis, Parliamentarian; and V. Nunnemaker, Senate Staff.
Guests of the Senate:
B. Balz, G. Beach, L. Burns, L. Friedman, J. Kerkvliet, R. Rathja, and J. Reeb.
Consideration of Degree Candidates
Barbara Balz, Registrar, recommended for approval the proposed lists of degree candidates and honors subject
to final confirmation of all degree requirements. There were 3,427 students who were candidates for 3,535 degrees
which included: 2,736 Bachelors, 598 Masters, 160 Doctors and 41 Professional Doctor degrees. There
were also 104 students who were candidates for two degrees and two students who were candidates for three
The Class of 2000, OSU's 131st graduating class, had 576 seniors who qualified for Academic Distinction and included 295 ‘cum laude’ (gpa 3.50-3.69), 147 ‘magna cum laude’ (gpa 3.70-3.84), and 134 ‘summa cum laude’ (gpa 3.85 and above).
Motion 00-558-01 to approve the proposed list of degree candidates and honors passed by voice vote with no dissenting votes.
Standing Rules Changes
Jim Reeb, Committee on Committees Chair, presented proposed Standing Rules changes to the Academic
Advising Committee, Curriculum Council and Faculty Economic Welfare and Retirement Committee.
Note: Proposed additions are in bold; proposed deletions are in brackets
– Annual committee/council reports submitted by Faculty Senate chairs are due July 15.
President Matzke's report included the following items:
– Apparel and Footwear Industry – Vice President Rob Specter is forming a group to review this issue; Matzke noted that no decision will be made this summer. Senator Daniels, Associated, questioned whether the group has been formed and what will be the role of the Faculty Senate and students. Matzke responded that the strategy and kinds of people to serve on the group has been discussed, but not by the Faculty Senate. Leslie Burns, Undergraduate Academic Programs, stated that the group has been formed and is chaired by Sandie Franklin.
– Sports Cage Issue – In response to budget-driven issues, a decision was made to discontinue issuing athletic clothing in Langton Hall and the Women's Building sports cages, rather than closing the cages altogether, as some have been led to believe. Matzke noted that towels and lockers will continue to be available in the cages 14 hours per day. He noted that there is a proposal on the Provost's desk requesting support for sports from central administration, but no decision has been made. Matzke noted that it costs about $80,000 per year to have two union employees staff the cages.
Senator Sorte, Agricultural Sciences, felt that there are alternatives available and there is a need for better communications. An individual from Science felt that there was a lack of communication and no attempt to find a solution.
There was no new business.
Meeting was adjourned at 4:47.
Faculty Senate Staff