FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, April 9, 2020 ~ 3:00-5:00 PM
This meeting will be conducted via Zoom (see Information Item #1)
Approval of Minutes
Michele Swift, Curriculum Council Co-chair, will present for approval the below proposal:
Marine Studies Degree Proposal, BA/BS #106759
Standing Rules Proposed Revisions
Faculty Senate President Dwaine Plaza will present for approval proposed Standing Rules revisions for the below Faculty Senate committee:
President Dwaine Plaza will discuss the Preliminary Results of the 2020 Faculty Senate Pulse Survey.
President Dwaine Plaza will open the meeting to questions from Senators about how they’re doing teaching remotely, or any concerns they may wish to share.
COVID-19 COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT TEAM
Vice Provost for Student Affairs Dan Larson will provide an overview of the major issues on the horizon for OSU for the next three weeks, six weeks, ten weeks.
SPRING TERM TEACHING TOPICS
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Alix Gitelman and Associate Provost and University Registrar Rebecca Mathern will field questions about the new grade options for faculty, extended grading options for students, summer session considerations, proctoring, and remote teaching.
Remote Participation in Faculty Senate Meetings
Login instructions to participate remotely in Faculty Senate meetings were in the email message sent to Senators. The Zoom session will begin at 2:50 PM on the day of the Senate meeting. Please login with your ONID credentials to the Faculty Senate Chat Room. Senators and proxies must log in with their real names so that attendance can be accurately reflected; if you are a proxy, please indicate the Senator you are representing.
The preferred login method is to sign in using the Zoom App. If you are logging in using a browser, Chrome is the recommended choice. Users that cannot be authenticated through DUO will not be able to join the meeting. If you experience problems logging in during the meeting, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected] or Caitlin Calascibetta at [email protected].
Non-Senators are welcome to participate but, due to recent Zoombombing incidents, the login instructions are not being published. If you wish to remotely participate in the meeting, please send an email requesting to participate, including your name and unit (please, no abbreviations) to either [email protected] or [email protected].
Small Group Sessions with President Ray
President Ray and the Faculty Senate Executive Committee will continue the long-standing tradition of sponsoring small group faculty conversations (academic, research and professional faculty). Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. These conversations, via Zoom, provide President Ray with an opportunity to receive candid feedback from faculty and an occasion for idea and information exchange. You may register online to attend one of the below sessions:
April 16 – 2:00-3:30 PM
April 22 – 1:00-2:15 PM
May 20 – 2:00-3:30 PM
Program Changes Approved by the Curriculum Council
are program changes approved by the Curriculum Council during March 2020. These changes are not required to be approved by the Faculty Senate and are included for information only.
Please notify the Faculty Senate Office if a sabbatical, leave or retirement will prevent completion of your term as either a Senator or Faculty Senate committee/council member. If you are away more than one term, exclusive of summer term, a replacement is required. This information will assist us in identifying a replacement.
If you are unsure when your Senator or committee/council term ends, you may check the Senator membership list or the Committees & Councils site.
2020 Faculty Senate Meetings
Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings for the remainder of the academic year: May 14 and June 11 – all meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, until further notice, Faculty Senate meetings will be via Zoom – Zoom login instructions were in the email.
As a reminder, Senators are responsible for finding a proxy to represent them when unable to attend.
Non-Senators are welcome to participate but, due to recent Zoom bombing incidents, the login instructions are not being published. If you wish to remotely participate in the meeting, please send an email requesting to participate, including your name and unit (please, no abbreviations) to either [email protected] or [email protected].
REPORT FROM THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
IN ORDER TO PROPERLY RECORD MINUTES OF THE SENATE MEETING,
ALL SENATORS ARE REMINDED TO IDENTIFY THEMSELVES
AND THEIR SENATE AFFILIATION WHEN RISING TO SPEAK.
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