On May 5, 1988 the OSU Faculty Senate approved a policy document titled Institutional Procedures Providing for Faculty Input During Program or Departmental Reduction or Elimination and/or Exigency which was revised by the Faculty Senate in November 2004 and retitled as Institutional Policy and Procedures for Program Reorganization or Elimination. The policy establishes the Faculty Consultative Group (FCG) which becomes active during times of budget stress within the University.
The FCG is comprised of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (EC) along with the chairs of the Curriculum Council, Graduate Council, Faculty Welfare Committee and the Budgets and Fiscal Planning Committee. The Faculty Senate President chairs the FCG and the President-elect serves as vice-chair.
The FCG consults with the University President, the Provost and Executive Vice President and other administrators. The FCG is charged with representing faculty interests to the University administration and to ensure that the 'Institutional Policy and Procedures for Program Reorganization or Elimination' (2005) are appropriately applied.