Note: Complete proceedings of the meeting were recorded and are available at This recap contains agenda attachments, votes associated with action items, Information Items and the Roll Call.

A PDF of the recap can be found here.

    President Mina Carson installed the newly elected Faculty Senators.

    Provost Ed Feser, presented his quarterly report.

    Top Hat Voting Demonstration   
    Lynn Greenough, Associate Director, Academic Technology, demonstrated how to vote using Top Hot.

    Curricular Proposals
    Allen Thompson, Curriculum Council Co-chair, presented the following Category I proposals:

Action: Motion to approve the Honors Degree#105784, New Degree Program Proposal passed with 63 votes in favor and 2 abstentions.

Action: Motion to approve the Organic Agriculture #100609, New Certificate Program Proposal passed with 61 votes in favor, 2 votes in opposition and 3 abstentions.

Action: Motion to approve the Executive Master of Public Policy (EMPP) #103021, New Degree Program Proposal passed with 55 votes in favor, 5 votes in opposition and 7 abstentions.

     Approval of Minutes 

Action: Motion to approve the December 6, 2018 minutes passed with 50 votes in favor and 15 abstentions.

Action: Senator Gillies moved to approve the January 10, 2019 minutes; motion seconded. Motion passed with 48 votes in favor and 14 abstentions.

    Undergraduate Student Success Initiative
    Roy Haggerty, Dean of Science and co-chair of the Undergraduate Student Success Initiative Steering Committee, presented background information related to the Undergraduate Student Success Initiative, as well as the upcoming Undergraduate Student Success Summit on March 7.

    OSU Board of Trustees Recap
    Mike Bailey, OSU Board of Trustees Faculty Member, recapped the October and January OSU Board of Trustees meetings.

    Marine Studies Initiative
    Jack Barth, Executive Director, and Kristen Milligan, Associate Director, will deliver updates on the new building in Newport, academic planning, and student engagement related to the Marine Studies Initiative.


  1. New Senator Orientation
    The New Senator Orientation will be held February 14 from 1:00-2:45 PM – all newly elected Senators are encouraged to attend. If you are a continuing Senator, but were unable to attend the orientation when you were elected, please contact Caitlin Calascibetta at [email protected] if you would like to attend the upcoming session to ensure that enough materials are prepared.
  1. Undergraduate Student Success Summit
    Learn how you can support and engage with undergraduate students, and share your own research, discoveries, innovations and interventions that bolster student success at the 2019 Undergraduate Student Success Summit on March 7 from 8:30-4:00 in the Memorial Union – registration is open.  

The summit will focus on priority areas identified in the USSI Report, with
an emphasis on supporting students' transition to OSU. The summit will make the greatest impact when we hear from faculty and staff who are positively influencing student success. Presenters may give a five- to seven-minute talk, present for a 45-minute session or showcase work on a poster. You can also get involved by facilitating a small group discussion.

  1. Faculty Conversations with President Ray
    In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring several small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional) during Winter term. Each conversation will be facilitated by a Faculty Senate Executive Committee member and will consist of up to 12 faculty. This is an opportunity for the President to hear what faculty are thinking and experiencing; faculty are encouraged to speak freely.

If you wish to participate, please access the registration form at to register for these sessions: February 18 from 1:00-2:30 or March 5 from10:00-11:30. Session requests will be honored on a first come, first serve basis.

  1. 2019 Faculty Senate Meetings
    Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings for the remainder of 2019; check the monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM:

March 14, April 11, May 9, June 13, October 10, November 14, December 12

  1. Remote Participation in Faculty Senate Meetings
    To participate in Faculty Senate meetings via WebEx, log in to 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 926 485 939. If you experience problems logging in during the meeting, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected].
  1. Faculty Awards Solicitation
    The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the awards listed below. Criteria and nomination forms regarding these awards are online at; nominations will be accepted through March 18, 2019. Guidelines to assist those preparing nomination packets are available online at For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected].
  • Richard M. Bressler Senior Faculty Teaching Award
  • Faculty Innovator Award
  • Industry Partnering Award
  • International Service Award
  • D. Curtis Mumford Faculty Service Award
  • OSU Academic Advising Award
  • OSU Alumni Association Distinguished Professor Award
  • OSU Faculty Teaching Excellence Award
  • OSU Impact Award for Outstanding Scholarship
  • OSU Outreach and Engagement Award
  • OSU Professional Faculty Excellence Award
  • Outstanding Faculty Research Assistant Award
  • Promising Scholar Award
  • Dar Reese Excellence in Advising Award
  • Elizabeth P. Ritchie Distinguished Professor Award
  • Student Learning and Success Teamwork Award

Additionally, information pertaining to other awards, which are selected by a variety of other groups, is also online at . Note that nominations for these awards have varying deadlines, so please check each award for the appropriate deadline. You may wish to review the Nomination Awards Summary Table at to quickly scan through the awards and determine the deadlines.

A new award is the Outstanding Diversity Advocate Award; online nominations will be accepted through March 22, 2019. Nomination materials are online at .

  1. Information Only – Approved Course Designators:
  1. Vacancies
    Please notify the Faculty Senate Office at [email protected] 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 Faculty Senate committees/councils specifically allow retirees so, if you’d like to continue serving after retiring, you may contact the Faculty Senate Office to determine whether a committee/council allows retirees.

     Mina Carson

  • Starting a tradition at the Hilton Garden Inn following FS meetings.
  • Thanked those  40 online and invited them to attend in-person; thanked
  • Remind ourselves of OSU History – Black History Month – mina  showed 4 photos; Lonnie B. Harris, ??, 1969 Black student march resulting from a coach asking a black student to cut his hair – also spark to create cultural centers; Carrie Halsell – first female black student
  • EC focused on sharpening and formalizing the senate’s role in the university. President Ray met with EC yesterday. IN 2010 Joint Shared Governance TF was finalized. Need to forward to BOT.
  • Sent first of FS Newsletters

      There was no new business.

Recap provided by Vickie Nunnemaker, Faculty Senate staff


Members Present:
Agricultural Sciences: Alix-Garcia (remote), Epps, Godwin, Gwin, Scott Heppell, Selina Heppell, Moyer (remote), Murthy (remote), Kristin Rifai (v. Noller), Sanchez, Sterns (remote)
Associated Faculty: Birky (remote), Bruce (remote), Bunnage (remote), Davis-White Eyes, Fleming, Gaines, Gillies, Greenough, Milic (remote), Riggs, Riney (remote), Trelstad, Viggiani, Yee (remote)
Business: Bourne, Cluver (remote), LeMay (remote), Murnieks, Swift
Cascades: Dahl (remote), Witzke (remote)
Earth, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Sciences: Colwell, Dever (remote), Watkins-Brandt (remote), Zirbel
Education: Lowery, Thompson (remote)
Engineering: Fronk, Ideker, Johnston (remote), Kelly (remote), Mayaram (remote), Nembhard, Paasch (remote), Porter (remote)
Extension: Hein (remote), Johnson, Kaiser (remote)
Forestry: Creighton
Hatfield Marine Science Center: No senators present
Liberal Arts: Akins, Burkhardt, Edwards (remote), Emerson, Maes, Shaw, Sheehan, Shirazi (remote), Trujillo (remote), Warner
Library: Llebot
Pharmacy: Linares, Zumach
Public Health & Human Sciences: Bethel (remote), Mendez-Luck
Science: Bogley, Bruslind, Faridani, Gable, Giovannoni (remote), Kayes, Thomann, van Zee
Student Affairs: Alvarez-Cortez, Atebe (remote), Nakic (remote), Sanchez, Smith (remote)
Veterinary Medicine: No senators present

Members Absent:
Agricultural Sciences: Bohnert, Bolte, Cassidy, Field, Mata-Gonzalez, Mundt, Waite-Cusic
Associated Faculty: Bradoch, Mathern, McKnight, Pappas, Vignos
Business: Gerasymenko, Scott
Cascades: McCalpine, Reuter
Earth, Oceanic, & Atmospheric Sciences: Ruggiero, Shiel
Education: No senators absent
Engineering: Grimm, Jensen, Lee, Squires, Sweeney, Yeh
Extension: Arispe
Forestry: Belart, Hatten, Schimleck
Hatfield Marine Science Center: Miller
Liberal Arts: Below, Duncan, Hammer, Lauer, Mize, Orosco, Roper
Library: No senators absent
Pharmacy: No senators absent
Public Health & Human Sciences: Bovbjerg, Bray, Khanna, Luck, MacTavish
Science: Jansen, McIntyre, Riverstone, Schellman
Student Affairs: Bowling, Le
Veterinary Medicine: Ackermann, Milovancev, Pastey

Ex-Officio members present:
Bokil, Carson, Dorbolo, Edwards, Feser, Plaza, Ray

Non-Voting members present:
Bailey, Beachley

LeeAnn Baker (remote), Jack Barth, Gary Beach, Tam Belknap (remote), Sherm Bloomer, Kim Calvery (remote), Debbie Colbert (remote), Mark Dinsmore (remote), Alix Gitelman, Julie Greenwood (remote), Michelle Inderbitzin (remote), Valtcho Jeliazkov, Terence Merritt (remote), Kristen Milligan, Terence Merrit (remote), Robynn Pease (remote), Brent Steel, Tara Williams