A PDF of the agenda can be found here.
A. ELECTION RESULTS
President Bob Mason will announce the results of the President-Elect, Interinstitutional Faculty Senate, and Executive Committee elections.
B. ACTION ITEMS
1. Executive Committee Run-off Election
If necessary, a run-off ballot will be distributed during the meeting to determine a tie for Executive Committee; biographical sketches for the Executive Committee candidates are online. Voting will take place during the meeting by Senators, proxies, and ex-officio members only.
Continuing Executive Committee members and their apportionment units are: John Bailey – Forestry; JoAnne Bunnage – Associated Faculty; and Devon Quick – Science. Additionally, Roger Nielsen, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, will join the Executive Committee as the senior Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator.
2. Academic Requirements Committee Standing Rules Proposed Revisions
Bob Mason will present proposed revisions to the Academic Requirements Committee Standing Rules.
3. Curricular Proposals
John Bailey, Curriculum Council co-chair, will present for approval the below curricular proposal for the new degree program; the termination is information only:
4. Proposed Bylaws Revisions
Mike Bailey, past Bylaws and Nominations Committee Chair, will present proposed Bylaws revisions for approval. These proposed revisions were presented for discussion during the November Faculty Senate meeting to allow time for Senators to discuss the revisions with their constituents.
NOTE: Because Bylaws revisions require a written, paper ballot, Senators participating remotely are encouraged to have a proxy present in the meeting room if they wish to have their vote count – no remote votes will be accepted.
5. Graduate Council Proposed Policy
Theresa Filtz, Graduate Council member, will present a proposed new policy:
This proposed policy was presented for discussion in November, and a vote will occur in December. Senators were encouraged in November to share this proposed policy with their constituents for review and feedback.
C. SPECIAL REPORTS
John Edwards will present information related to HB2998, which requires community colleges and public universities to establish foundational curriculum or foundational curricula for first year of coursework at public post-secondary institutions of education and establishes requirements for foundational curricula.
2. OSU Board of Trustees Recap
Mike Bailey, OSU Board of Trustees Faculty Member, will recap the October OSU Board of Trustees meeting.
D. INTERINSTITUTIONAL FACULTY SENATE REPORT
Dwaine Plaza, Senior OSU Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator, will recap the October and November Interinstitutional Faculty Senate meetings.
E. INFORMATION ITEMS
1. Faculty Senate Elections
Voting for Faculty Senate President-Elect and Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator (combined ballot) ends at Noon on December 6. All eligible faculty represented by the Faculty Senate may vote in this election.
Executive Committee voting ends at 10AM on December 7, and only current Senators are eligible to vote.
Voting for Faculty Senators (election ballots) ends at 9AM on December 8. All eligible faculty represented by the Faculty Senate may vote in this election.
All elections are electronic and were sent via email.
2. New Senator Orientation
The New Senator Orientation will be held January 11 from 1:00-2:45. If you are a continuing Senator, but were unable to attend the orientation when you were elected, please contact Caitlin Caliscibetta ([email protected]) if you would like to attend the upcoming session, and please reference ‘New Senator Orientation’ in the Subject line of the message.
3. 2018 Faculty Senate Meetings
Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings for the remainder of the academic year; check the monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM: January 11, February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10 and June 7.
As a reminder, Senators are responsible for finding a proxy to represent them when unable to attend. Additionally, Senators and proxies may participate remotely by following the instructions at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/webex-instructions.
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. Some committees allow committee members to retain their position if they immediately continue on a 1039-hour appointment.
5. Remote Participation in Faculty Senate Meetings
To participate in Faculty Senate meetings via WebEx, log in to https://oregonstate.webex.com beginning at 2:50 PM on the day of the Senate meeting, and then 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. If you are asked for a meeting number, insert 927 702 658. If you experience problems logging in during the meeting, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected].
F. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
G. NEW BUSINESS
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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