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Faculty Senate Minutes

2007 No. 623
June 14, 2007
 

The regular monthly meeting of the Faculty Senate was called to order by President Mike Quinn on June 14, 2007 at 3:00 PM in the LaSells Stewart Center.  President Quinn asked for a moment of silence out of respect to the memory of Dr. Elizabeth Sulzman, Professor of Crop and Soil Science, who died unexpectedly on June 10.

Meeting Summary

  • Action Items: Consideration of Degree Candidates – K. Kuo; Revised Promotion and Tenure Guidelines – R. Nielsen; Category I Proposals - Study Abroad : Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), Institute for Study Abroad-Butler University (IFSA-Butler), School for International Training (SIT), School for Field Studies (SFS), Academic Programs International (API); and Degree Name Change: B.S. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Tourism (ORLT) to B.S. in Tourism and Outdoor Leadership (TOL) – J. Lee [Motion 07-621-01 through 11]
  • Special Report: Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Recap – P. Doescher
  • New Business: None

ACTION ITEMS

Consideration of Degree Candidates
Kent Kuo, Registrar, recommended for approval the proposed lists of degree candidates and honors subject to final confirmation of all degree requirements. There were 4,289 students who were candidates for 4,469 degrees which included: 3,517 Bachelors, 645 Masters, 179 Doctors and 128 Professional Doctor degrees. There were 167 students who were candidates for two degrees, 5 students were candidates for 3 degrees, and 1 student was a candidate for 4 degrees.

The Class of 2007, OSU's 138th graduating class, had 967 seniors who qualified for Academic Distinction and included 454 'cum laude' (gpa 3.50-3.69), 275 'magna cum laude' (gpa 3.70-3.84), and 238 'summa cum laude' (gpa 3.85 and above).

Motion 06-623-01 to approve the proposed list of degree candidates and honors passed by voice vote with no dissenting votes.

Revised Promotion and Tenure Guidelines
Roger Nielsen, Promotion and Tenure Committee Chair, presented for approval the revised Promotion and Tenure Guidelines that were postponed from the May meeting.

Becky Johnson, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, outlined outlined issues she has observed when evaluating Promotion & Tenure dossiers which resulted in requesting revisions to clarify the problem areas:

  • Since faculty were unsure of what to include in dossiers related to student evaluations of teaching, the original revision was to request responses to questions one and two of the Student Evaluation of Teaching instrument. However, the issue remains unresolved in terms of providing clear guidance as to what should be included in the dossier since the proposed wording was struck at the May Faculty Senate meeting.
  • The current guidelines were unclear when or if unsigned evaluations could be included in a dossier. The revisions clarify that the Student Evaluation of Teaching can and should be anonymous, but all other student or client evaluations must be signed.
  • There was uncertainty as to when the tenure clock started. The revision states that the tenure clock starts on September 16 of the year after the hire, unless the offer letter specifies otherwise. It also states that the offer letter must specify any credit for prior service.
    • The tenure clock extension will now be automatic for FMLA and these requests will go to the Provost rather than the department head or dean and, in cases where three months or more of FMLA have been used, a requested extension will always be granted.
  • It was unclear what could be added to a dossier after it was signed and submitted. The revisions specify that manuscripts accepted for publication can be added at the request of the faculty member.
  • The proposed revisions now state that a minimum of three committee members at or above the rank of the candidate shall serve on a Promotion and Tenure Committee. The committee can include faculty from outside the unit; it cannot include retired or 1039-hour employees; however, a department head on a 1039-hour appointment can still serve as the department head and write a department head letter. An addition is that the committee should be representative of the diversity of faculty perspectives found in the university community.
  • External letter writers were sometimes previously identified by name in administrative evaluation letters, but now can only be identified by a coded reference.
  • There are various procedures used when obtaining student input on the dossier. Some of the procedures contributed to lawsuits related to claims that students were chosen in a way to disadvantage the candidate. The revisions state that a student committee should be formed with half of the students chosen by the candidate and half by the supervisor. The students should be representative of the candidate's teaching and advising assignments and there should be a single student letter written and signed by the students participating rather than separate student letters.
  • Some dossiers included verbatim pages from multiple peer teaching reviews – sometimes resulting in 10-20 pages. The revision states that the peer teaching committee write a single letter that summarizes all previous peer teaching reviews.
  • The fact that a candidate has the right to submit a written statement following both the department and college review is now clearly stated.
  • The role of the Faculty Senate Promotion and Tenure Committee was being practiced differently than indicated in the guidelines, so the revision is now consistent with the current practice.
  • Appeals to the president sometimes resulted in up to 50 advocate letters on behalf of the candidate. The revision now states that no additional letters, other than the appeal letter from the candidate, will be accepted.

President Quinn outlined six changes in the proposed guidelines that he felt were most significant from a faculty member's point of view:

  1. A new section addressing how faculty responsibilities can be enumerated recognizes the wide variety of position descriptions among faculty.
  2. They more clearly distinguish between service and assigned duties, and service from Extension.
  3. They clearly distinguish the assigned duty of research from the resulting scholarly outcomes.
  4. They hold faculty accountable for their service activities and require an appropriate balance between professional and university service.
  5. A new section on conflict of interest is designed to promote a good and equitable process for all candidates.
  6. A new section clarifies that requests for a one-year extension of the tenure clock based on FMLA will always be granted.

Nielsen noted that the P&T Committee was very careful with the language when using such words as "should" and "will" depending on the degree of flexibility and restrictions. He outlined the changes to the document as a result of recommendations received since it was presented at the May Faculty Senate meeting:

  • The prescriptive sentence regarding the student evaluations of teaching was struck. Although the sentence was struck, the committee understood the basis of the concern and added a phrase that information regarding each class taught should be included in the dossier. The Committee will make several recommendations to the Executive Committee at the end of the year, including:
    • Have a conversation regarding outcomes of teaching – determine what should be documented and use comparative numbers across the university.
  • Regarding Senator Oriard's previous recommendation to emphasize teaching and advising in the Assigned Duties section, these duties were moved to the beginning of the section and the research section now follows. Additionally, substantial clarification was added to the Assigned Duties section. The intent is to allow for the option of greater detail when describing a position, particularly for faculty with multiple sources for their scholarship, such as Extension faculty. These changes enable but do not require greater texture in position descriptions.
  • Small changes were made in the Other Assignments section. The goal was to broaden the criteria and characteristics for those having more complex positions. Those most greatly affected are library faculty.
  • Concern was expressed about scholarship related to service. The committee revisited this section, and discussed the potential consequences of changes, but decided not to propose changes since the recommendations were what they, as a committee, wanted to say. At the end of the year, the committee will make a recommendation that dossiers contain more outcome-based service information, i.e., what was accomplished in the service activities. This will align with the move to more outcome-based teaching information.
  • Other recommendations to be made by the committee include the use of more common metrics for position descriptions.

President Quinn reminded Senators that the motion on the floor is to approve the revised Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Discussion:

  • Senator Valls, Liberal Arts, questioned the use of FMLA to determine the tenure clock extension. Johnson responded that individuals have the option of requesting an extension from the Provost - it is not automatic.
  • Senator Gomez, Associated, moved to strike the last sentence at the end of the first paragraph in the 'Tenure Unit Review and Recommendation' section: "An effort should be made to make evaluation committees at all levels representative of the diversity of faculty perspectives found in the university community."; motion 06-623-03 was seconded. Gomez felt that the intent was to have a range of perspectives on unit P&T Committees but there could be unintended consequences and the proposed wording could be interpreted incorrectly. The wording could create the possibility of an argument that a particular perspective is not represented. Gomez felt this could be better dealt with in a set of practice situations.
  • Senator Roberts, Liberal Arts, supported the amendment to strike since the P&T Committee and Executive Committee made a commitment to take up this issue in the fall and she would prefer to have no reference to this in the Guidelines at this time.

Motion 06-623-03 to amend the Guidelines by striking the above sentence passed with some dissenting votes.

Senator Valls moved to amend the Guidelines by striking "at or" from the next to the last sentence in the first paragraph in the 'Tenure Unit Review and Recommendation': "Committees can include faculty at all ranks who can contribute to the discussion and evaluation, but only those at or above the rank of the candidate may vote."; motion seconded. Motion 06-023-04 to strike "at or" in the reference sentence passed by voice vote with some dissenting votes.

Standing Rules Revisions
Faculty Senate President Mike Quinn presented for approval Standing Rules revisions for the following committees (bolded sections indicate proposed additions and strike-through sections indicate proposed deletions):

Academic Advising Council
The rationale for the below proposed changes are:

  • Clarifies that the work of the Academic Advising Council is a support committee for advisors who work with undergraduate students.  Graduate student concerns are managed by the Graduate Council.
  • Adds specificity about the role of the immediate past chair in the two years subsequent to his/her tenure as chair.
  • Clarifies additions to the ranks of the voting members in the last two years.  
  • The qualifier "to include Office of International Education" was struck from the Office of International Programs line, as it is understood that International Education is part of International Programs.
  • Added a paragraph that states rules for non-voting members, and clarifies that the list of non-voting members of the AAC shall be maintained through the guidelines, hence the deletion of the specific membership list.

  • Standing Rules

    The Academic Advising Council furnishes support and information to those units on campus that provide academic advising for undergraduate students and makes policy and procedure recommendations to the Faculty Senate for consideration.

    The Council shall be composed of a Head Advisor or designated representative from each academic college and one or more representatives from each service unit involved in advising students, and a student representative. Each of the academic colleges and the service units represented shall have one vote on the council.

    The Chair and Secretary shall be chosen by the Council in a manner to be determined by that body.

    The immediate past chair of AAC shall participate on the Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee in selecting the recipient of the Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award and the OSU Academic Advising Award and shall be a liaison member of the Curriculum Council. The following year, this individual shall be a representative to the Academic Affairs Council.  In the even that the immediate past chair is unavailable for the selection of the Dar Reese award, the AAC will select an alternate representative. In the event that the individual cannot fulfill his or her duties, the AAC chair will appoint a replacement.

    AAC MEMBERSHIP (voting members, limited to one (1) vote/unit; includes being on listserv)
    Head Advisors: Includes each academic college, as well as UESP and the Cascades Campus.

    One or more reps representatives from each of the following service units involved in advising (or providing support for advising):

    • Academic Programs and Academic Assessment
    • Academic Services for Athletics
    • Academic Success Center
    • Admissions
    • Athletic Compliance
    • Career Services
    • College Assistance Migrant Program
    • Educational Opportunities Program
    • Extended Campus
    • Minority Education Office
    • Office of International Programs, to include Office of International Education
    • Registrar's Office
    • Reserve Officer Training Corps
    • SOAR
    • Student Representative


    Additional Listserv Representatives (non "voting" members)

    Non-voting members:The non-voting membership of the AAC consists of units whose work may affect academic advising, but whose mission, goals, or responsibilities are largely unrelated to academic advising (e.g. Central Computing).  Non-voting members are listed in the AAC Guidelines, and a vote of the Council to change the Guidelines is required for a unit to become a non-voting member.

    Central Computing
    College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences
    Dean of Students
    Graduate School
    Multicultural Affairs
    Services for Students with Disabilities
    Student Conduct
    University Counseling and Psychological Services
    University Housing and Dining Services
    Veterinary Medicine

Senator Wilcox moved to strike "or more" from the sentence "One or more reps representatives from each of the following service units involved in advising..." to make it consistent with the units that have one voting member; motion seconded. Senator Hoff, Associated, spoke in support of allowing units to have more than one representative. Senator Dempsey, Associated, stated that nothing is changing related to voting members, but it is important to have the appropriate representatives present. Motion 06-623-06 to amend by striking "or more" was defeated by voice vote with some votes in support.

Motion 06-623-06 to amend was defeated by voice vote with some votes in support.

Motion 06-623-05 to approve the revisions to the Academic Advising Council Standing Rules as presented passed by voice vote with no dissenting votes.

Baccalaureate Core Committee
Under Section B of the Standing Rules, BCC Reviews, #4 below was a proposed addition.



  1. The BCC has the authority to deny continuation of Baccalaureate Core status for courses that no longer meet the appropriate criteria.

A Senator from Business questioned whether the deans have weighed in on this proposed revision; the response was that it was unknown whether deans provided input.

Senator Lee, Science, felt this change is a prerogative that the Baccalaureate Core Committee should have.

Motion 06-623-07 to approve the revisions to the Baccalaureate Core Committee Standing Rules passed by voice vote with some dissenting votes.

Faculty Mediation Committee

The rationale for the below proposed revisions would allow for one faculty mediator vs. the current committee composition, as provided for in OAR 576-50-015 and 576-50-020 and is the current practice.
Standing Rules

Faculty Mediation Committee Mediator
     A faculty member desiring to resolve a grievance or dispute on an informal basis, or the Chair of the Grievance Committee with the faculty member's concurrence, shall, through the Chair of the Faculty Mediation Committee (FMC) select one FMC member as Faculty Mediator in any given situation to consult with the Faculty Mediator. The Faculty Mediator may meet with the member to review and attempt to resolve disputes and grievances on an informal basis. The Faculty Mediator may take whatever action she or he considers appropriate in attempting to resolve the dispute or grievance including interviewing or consulting other persons.
     With concurrence of all parties involved in the dispute or grievance, the Faculty Mediator may provide mediation services among disputants. The Faculty Mediator and all parties to the grievance or dispute shall keep all information learned in the mediation process confidential to the maximum extent possible under the law.
     The Committee shall consist of three academic employees with faculty rank or professional title. Emeritus faculty shall be eligible to serve on the Committee. The Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate shall appoint committee members and designate one as Chair.
The Faculty Mediator and an alternate shall be academic employees with faculty rank or professional title appointed by the Faculty Senate Executive Committee; emeritus faculty shall be eligible to be appointed. The mediator and the alternate shall have had specific training regarding mediation skills prior to accepting this appointment or arrange to receive specific training prior to providing mediation services.
     The Faculty Mediator's role, activities, and responsibilities are defined in the "OSU Faculty Grievance Procedure," referenced in the Oregon Administrative Rules.

Note: OAR 576 Division 50 calls for both a mediation opportunity and a grievance process.

President Quinn noted that the current practice is to use one mediator.

Senator Gomez, Associated, felt it was impractical to think that all information shall remain confidential. Gomez moved to amend the Standing Rules to add the following at the beginning of the second sentence of the second paragraph "Except as otherwise agreed by the Faculty Mediator and all parties to the mediation,…"; motion seconded. Motion 06-623-09 to amend the Standing Rules to include the above clause passed by voice vote with no dissenting votes.

Motion 06-623-09 to amend the Standing Rules to include the above clause passed by voice vote with no dissenting votes.

Motion 06-623-08 to approve the Faculty Mediator Standing Rules as amended passed by voice vote with no dissenting votes.

Category I Proposals
John Lee, Curriculum Council Chair, presented for approval the following Category I proposals:

  1. Study Abroad
    1. Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)
    2. Institute for Study Abroad-Butler University (IFSA-Butler)
    3. School for International Training (SIT)
    4. School for Field Studies (SFS)
    5. Academic Programs International (API)

Lee explained that these additions would significantly expand offerings, locations and academic programs. The programs impose minimal cost in terms of time, money, development and oversight to OSU. Approval of this proposal would also provide faculty development opportunities. It is expected that 10-20 students will take advantage of the new programs and the number may double or triple in subsequent years. Accreditation alignment for the proposed providers is as follows: IFSA-Butler is through Butler University; SFS is through Boston University; SIT has its own accreditation; CIEE arranges for a school of record for each program; and API works with foreign universities accredited in their home countries. Lee noted that International Programs has been working with individual departments and colleges to identify programs that bring valuable study abroad experiences to OSU students that are more focused and beneficial.

Senator Gross, Liberal Arts, felt this was a wonderful opportunity and questioned whether thought has been given to competition these programs may offer to existing OUS programs. Joe Hoff, International Education Office, responded that OSU will not offer programs that are in direct competition with OUS.

Motion 06-623-10 to approve all five program providers passed by voice vote with no dissenting votes.

  1. Degree Name Change: B.S. in Outdoor Recreation Leadership and Tourism (ORLT) to B.S. in Tourism and Outdoor Leadership (TOL)

Lee explained that the rationale for the name change is that the current acronym, ORLT, seems to be difficult to remember and the proposed name better describes the program. Lee noted that the Curriculum Council recommends approval of the proposal. Motion 06-623-11 to approve the degree name change passed by voice vote with no dissenting votes or discussion. 


SPECIAL REPORT

Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Recap
Paul Doescher, IFS Senator, provided a recap of the June IFS meeting in Portland and acknowledged the efforts of faculty, administrators, Chancellor's Office staff and citizens who played a role in the passage of the higher education budget. He also asked Senators to applaud the efforts of Mina Carson, IFS President, who was involved in testimony and worked behind the scenes.

  • The meeting was characterized by a big sigh of relief with regards to the Higher Education budget.
  • The Chancellor's Office report included the budget related comments:
    • The higher education budget increase will be at least 18%, which is the biggest increase ever from the previous biennium.
    • The Legislature funded increased faculty salary increases ($10 million vs. $8 million in the governor's proposal).
    • In terms of enrollment growth dollars, more money was received than requested.
    • The Shared Responsibility Model to make tuition affordable passed; details will be forthcoming.
    • This budget is a start at reinvesting in higher education and much work still needs to be done with respect to the recovery following many years of disinvestment.
    • The "statewide" and capital improvement budgets are still in flux.
    • Inadequate funding was received for the rural initiative proposal.
    • Students worked hard to allow institutions to keep the interest earnings on tuition, but this is still an issue. Roughly $19 million in interest earned goes to the general fund.
    • The Chancellor's Office is already laying the groundwork for the 2009 legislative session. Doescher encouraged faculty who have contact with legislators to thank them for their efforts on behalf of higher education, but also kindly remind them that much work still needs to be done to elevate the state universities to levels that promote excellence.

Senator Bogley, Science, questioned the status of the tuition remission cap. Provost Randhawa responded that they don't exist.

In response to Senator Wilcox, Health and Human Sciences, questioning whether there would be a legislative session in 2008, Senator Lunch, Liberal Arts, stated there will not be a formal session, but there will be a special session. This means that the budget will not be revisited in 2008.


DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST

Provost Randhawa announced that a memorial service for Dr. Elizabeth Sulzman will occur on the afternoon of June 18 and asked that her family be kept in your thoughts. His report included the following items:

Legislative Process and 2007-2009 Budget
Randhawa expressed sincere thanks to all who spent considerable time on the legislative process. He reiterated that this is a good start for the reinvestment process, but will require a multi-year process for higher education to be back on solid footing.  

  • The OUS 2007-2009 general fund operating budget is comparable to the Governor's recommended budget of $874.6 million and includes the following:
    • $867.9 million ($841.9 million in general fund and $26.0 million in lottery fund)
    • 18.2% increase over the 2006-2007 Legislatively approved budget of $734.1 million
  • Key aspects of the operating budget that apply to OSU:
    • $46.5 million to fund the essential budget level for 2007-09
    • $9.0 million for regional university support (includes OSU-Cascades for the first time)
    • $10 million for faculty salaries
    • $6.9 million to reduce student/faculty ratios
    • $20.6 million for enrollment growth
    • $2.2 million for utility cost increases
    • $5.0 million for Statewide Public Services (Agricultural Experiment Station, Extension Service, Forest Research Lab)
    • $15 million for ETIC
    • $750 thousand for the Veterinary Diagnostic Lab
    • $200 thousand for the Natural Resources Institute
    • Extension of the Forest Harvest Tax to support the Forest Research Lab
    • $7.1 million in Certificates of Participation for technological improvements at EOU, OSU and PSU and another $11.8 million for ETIC investments
  • Tuition increase for resident undergraduate students will be limited to 3.4% per year of the biennium; resource fees are limited to 8.6% of gross tuition revenue

Capital Budget Elements

  • Governors recommended budget for OUS was $330 million; Ways and Means Co-chairs recommendded $200 million; the current target is $256 million
  • Key aspects of the capital budget for OSU:
    • Inclusion of LPI/Chemistry Building, $31.25 million in Article XI-G bonds
    • $80 million for deferred maintenance for OUS
    • $15.6 million for Nash Hall deferred maintenance/seismic work
    • $3 million for Wave Energy at Hatfield Marine Science Center
    • $3 million for Biofuels Lab and Learning Center
    • $5 million for Wind Farm Project

Oregon Inc. Funding Package (SB 581)

  • For new/emerging signature areas (renewable energy, drug discovery/infectious diseases, wave energy)
  • Governor's recommended budget was $38 million; reduced to $19 million by Ways and Means Committee Co-chairs; industry counter-proposal is $28 million
  • Primary outstanding issue is $5.2 million for drug discovery/infectious diseases

Randhawa noted that the budget is not final, but there is optimism. Although the budget includes increases for inflation, salaries, etc., it does not eliminate the need for internal examinations of OSU's own system in terms of achieving the aspirations outlined in the Strategic Plan. This process will be initiated in late summer by the administrative and Faculty Senate leadership. When faculty return in the fall, conversations will be held related to examining existing operations to ensure that the amount of money going into building faculty capacity and student services is maximized.

Capital Campaign – The campaign has been working toward a goal of $625 million during the silent phase. The amount raised by the end of April was $285 million, and a number of major gifts and pledges have been received since then. The intent is have raised half of the goal when the campaign goes public during homecoming week in October. The public community event in the MU Quad will be October 26; the OSU Foundation is working with faculty, students and alumni to plan the event.

Miscellaneous

  • Over 4,300 students will receive close to 4,500 degrees.
  • The research enterprise and extension and outreach activities, as well as the first phase of the campaign, is doing well. Randhawa acknowledged the efforts of faculty and administrators and thanked them for making these activities happen.
  • On behalf of the institution, Randhawa thanked President Quinn for his Faculty Senate service, as well as his time spent as an OSU faculty member and administrator, and wished him well in his new position as Dean of the College of Science and Engineering at Seattle University.

Senator Dreher, Science, questioned the status of the move of graduate admissions to the Graduate School. Randhawa noted that the graduate admissions process is currently handled in the Admissions Office and has not been as effective as it could be. The recommendation was made to move graduate admissions to the Graduate School to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the process. Randhawa stated that the move will be implemented in the fall and an admissions officer will be hired to start the recruitment process.

Senator Selker, Engineering, thanked Provost Randhawa for providing the leadership to develop resources for faculty to do their jobs. He asked Randhawa when the university will talk about major issues and when faculty should be engaged. Randhawa responded that there is always room for improvement but there has been a lot of intentional effort to make the processes transparent and open, i.e, the budget process. The president and provost have made efforts to make contact with faculty, department heads and departments. The intent is to engage faculty and staff in a structured way as the effort moves forward. He recognizes that there is a balance between getting input and informing, and welcomes suggestions from faculty. There is a need to strike a balance between conversations and decision making.

Senator Flahive, Science, questioned the possibility of a merger between the Colleges of Science and Liberal Arts. Randhawa responded that the intention is to look at the OSU enterprise and to determine how to maximize the resources related to building both the faculty capacity and student learning environment. Randhawa has not singled out the merger of Science and Liberal Arts. If there is a conversation about the academic structure of the university, it will include a holistic view of the eleven academic colleges and support services, not just two colleges.

Senator Roberts indicated that the College of Liberal Arts faculty will not be included in the process if it begins during the summer. Randhawa stated that the intent is to start the conversation in late August or early September with the deans, but the broader conversation will not occur until faculty return in the fall. The original intention was to begin the conversation during AY 2006-07 but the decision was made to not begin a conversation that may impact the legislative outcome. If the conversation began following the legislative session, many faculty would be gone during the summer and left out of the conversation, hence the decision to wait until fall.

Senator Selker hoped that the conversation would start with an open forum with the faculty rather than with the deans; he sees the administration as a facilitator.


DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT

 At the last meeting over which he presided, President Quinn thanked Senators for the opportunity to serve as president and noted that the satisfactions have greatly outnumbered the aggravations, and he encouraged others to serve as Faculty Senate President. He listed the following accomplishments over the last six months:

  • The Baccalaureate Core crisis has been averted due to a major concession by Tracy Daugherty and the English department agreeing to continue with three-credit courses. Quinn thanked the English Department, Pat Muir, Jay Noller, the Baccalaureate Core Committee (BCC) and, specifically, Vicki Tolar Burton for her role in brokering the agreement between English and the BCC. The BCC's enrollment data analysis revealed that other proposed course credit hour increases could occur and these proposals will be moving forward in the coming months. 
  • Revised Promotion and Tenure Guidelines were approved following Promotion & Tenure forums. Quinn acknowledged the work of Roger Nielsen and the Promotion and Tenure Committee, Becky Johnson, legal counsel and many faculty members.
  • A well attended Optional Retirement Plan and Tax Deferred Investment forum was sponsored. Faculty input during and following the forum led to substantial improvements to the plan. Quinn thanked Larry Curtis, Starr McMullen and Alan Acock for their leadership in this effort.
  • A massive reorganization of the College of Engineering occurred and resulted in three schools that were debated and approved.
  • Undergraduate majors in Accountancy and Ecological Engineering were approved.
  • Quinn felt that enough had been learned about the Insight Resume to make it an official part of OSU's admission process.
  • Quinn noted that if university-wide reorganizations are proposed by the Provost, he was certain that the Faculty Senate would be debating these significant and far reaching proposals.

Quinn thanked Vickie Nunnemaker for her help, service to the Faculty Senate, and cajoling. "I also want to thank all of you who have helped me in so many ways over the years - I'm going to mss working with you. Good bye." Quinn received a round of applause in recognition of his service.


NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business.


Roll Call
Members Present:
Agricultural Sciences: Anderson, Dreher, Hartley, Hayes, Mallory-Smith, Selker.
Associated Faculty: Averill, Bruce, Dempsey, Dorbolo, Eklund, Fernandez, Gaines, Gillies, Gomez, Hoff, A. Bradoch for Minear, Oldfield, Pribyl, Ross.
Business: Banyi, Marshall, Raja, Wu, Yang.
Education: Ward, White.
Engineering: Bose, Huber, Hunter-Zaworski, Jovanovic, Pence.
Extension: Galloway.
Forestry: Doescher, Freitag, J. Tynon for Reuter, Sexton, Zahler.
Health & Human Sciences: Acock, D. Feinberg for Asbell, Braverman, Cardinal, Friedman, McAlexander, Wilcox.
Liberal Arts: Carson, J. Hale for Dennis, Edwards, Folts, Gross, Lunch, Oriard, Orosco, Plaza, Roberts, Steel, Trujillo, Valls, Walls.
Library: McMillen.
Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences: Skyllingstad, Spitz.
Pharmacy: Indira, Stevens.
ROTC: Not present.
Science: Blair, Bogley, Flahive, Lee, McCune, Parks, Rajagopal.
Student Affairs: Alexander, Davis-White Eyes, Larson, Yamamoto.
Veterinary Medicine: Estill, Mosley.

Members Absent:
Agricultural Sciences: Bolte, Cassidy, Curtis, Gamroth, Gregory, Jepson, Ketchum, Parke, Pereira, Rao, Rossignol, Savage, Thompson.
Associated Faculty: Achterman, Arthenayake, Elmshaeuser, Greydanus.
Business: No absences.
Education: No absences.
Engineering: Bell, Higginbotham, Lee, Momsen, Sillars.
Extension: Carr, Godwin.
Forestry: Kellogg, Puettman.
Health & Human Sciences: Bowman, Hooker.
Liberal Arts: Helle, Kingston, Rosenberger.
Library: No absences.
Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences: Benoit-Bird, Wheatcroft.
Pharmacy: Ramirez.
ROTC: Sullivan.
Science: Field, Gitelman, Grunder, Ho, Jansen, Jones, Kimerling, Lajtha, Mason, Matzke, McLeod, Taylor.
Student Affairs: Benton, Schwab, Winter.
Veterinary Medicine: Valentine.

Guests Present:
B. Becker, B. Johnson, J. Noller, B. McGorrin.

Faculty Senate Officers, Ex-officios and Staff:
Officers: L. Cuiffetti, M. Quinn; Ex-officio: S. Randhawa, E. Ray, M. Beachley; Staff: V. Nunnemaker.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:32 PM.

Respectfully submitted:
Vickie Nunnemaker
Faculty Senate Staff