|From:||Lynda Ciuffetti, Faculty Senate President|
|Re:||Faculty Senate Communications|
During the fall faculty forums participants indicated a desire to be better informed of Faculty Senate actions and discussions. In an effort to better communicate with faculty, a message will be sent monthly containing a link to a recap of the previous Faculty Senate meeting and possibly tentative agenda items for the upcoming meeting.
Faculty Senate meetings are open to the public and occur on the second Thursday of the month, October through June, from 3-5 PM. Please check the monthly agenda, which can be accessed online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/, to determine the location.
Every faculty member is represented on the Faculty Senate by an elected Senator, with whom we encourage you to communicate. To determine your representative(s), you may access the Senate membership at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/membership/.
You may contact Vickie Nunnemaker if you have questions related to the Faculty Senate.
Faculty Senate Election Results – President-Elect, Leslie Davis Burns; Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator, B. Starr McMullen; and Executive Committee – Kate Halischak, Joe Hoff, and Kim McAlexander.
Strategic Plan Revisions
Provost Sabah Randhawa presented draft revisions to the 2004 OSU Strategic Plan that are intended to refine, focus and define strategies for the next five years. Several forums will be scheduled to discuss the proposed revisions and gather input. Provost Randhawa will accept input through February 12; the draft can be accessed online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2008/12/SP%20Ph2.pdf. The process is expected to be completed in February.
Proposed Parking Permit Increases
Vincent Martorello, Facilities Services Director, presented information regarding proposed parking permit increases effective fall 2009. Online attachments included:
Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Report
Kate Hunter-Zaworski, Senior IFS Senator, recapped the December IFS meeting in Portland. Topics discussed included: sustainability, budgets and curriculum.
The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee is accepting nominations through February 27, 2009 for the below awards; information regarding the below awards is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/awards/nom/; nominations will be accepted. For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
REPORT FROM THE PROVOST
Provost Randhawa’s report included the following:
REPORT FROM THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
President Lynda Ciuffetti’s report included the following:
January 8, 2009 Faculty Senate Meeting – Agenda Items
The agenda is online at http://oregonstate.edu/senate/agen/2009/01.htmlACTION ITEMS