A PDF of the agenda can be found here.
A. REPORT FROM THE PROVOST
Provost Ed Feser
B. INTERINSTITUTIONAL FACULTY SENATE REPORT
Roger Nielsen, Senior OSU IFS Senator, will recap the January IFS meeting hosted by the University of Oregon.
C. SPECIAL REPORTS
Sherm Bloomer, Jennifer Brown and Viki Dimick Jackson will briefly explain the Coalition of Graduate Employees bargaining process, share an analysis of student costs compared to PAC-12 peers and present a synopsis of the listening sessions conducted in November.
John Ruyak, Student Health Services, will describe the purpose and goals of the Collegiate Recovery Community.
D. INFORMATION ITEMS
In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring two Winter term small group conversations with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). These conversations 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’d like an issue clarified, or wish to confirm a rumor, this is the place to do it!
The sessions are February 20 from 9:30-11:00 and March 5 from 1:00-2:30. If you wish to attend, please register online at https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8HpE7tKA7LEftSR.
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 921 759 624. If you experience problems logging in during the meeting, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected].
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 http://senate.oregonstate.edu/individual-awards; nominations will be accepted through March 17, 2018. Guidelines to assist those preparing nomination packets are available online at http://senate.oregonstate.edu/sites/senate.oregonstate.edu/files/guidelinesfacultysenateawardnominationpackets.pdf. For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected].
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: 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. Senators and committee/council members immediately continuing on a 1039-hour appointment may retain their position as long as the temporary appointment continues or until the end of their appointed/elected term, whichever comes first.
E. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
F. 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.