A PDF of the agenda can be found here.
A. IN MEMORIAM
B. REMARKS FROM FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT BOB MASON
C. INSTALLATION OF ELECTED OFFICIALS
Installation of President Jon Dorbolo; President-Elect Alix Gitelman; new Executive Committee members: Vrushali Bokil, John Edwards and Jeff Sherman; Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator Goran Jovanovic; and newly elected Faculty Senators.
D. ACTION ITEM
Approval of Parliamentarian
Approval of Michael Beachley as Faculty Senate Parliamentarian.
E. SPECIAL REPORTS
1. Research Office
Cindy Sagers, Vice President for Research, will explain the role of the Research Office and her vision for advancing OSU’s research enterprise
2. Institutional Degree Awarding
Rebecca Mathern, Registrar, will present information related to degree awarding.
3. Marine Studies Initiative
Jack Barth, Marine Studies Initiative Executive Director, will update the Faculty Senate on the Initiative.
F. INFORMATION ITEMS
1. New Senator Orientation
The New Senator Orientation will be held January 11 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 Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected] if you would like to attend the upcoming session.
2. 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 921 759 624. If you experience problems logging in during the meeting, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected].
3. OSU150 Sea Grant Festival
Join us February 12–24, in celebrating Oregon State University’s many years of stewardship—in protecting our coasts and oceans, and all who depend on them. Learn how our dedicated faculty are discovering new frontiers, educating current and future generations and working with communities to solve today’s most pressing issues.
This festival (information at http://communications.oregonstate.edu/sea), is part of OSU150, a year-long celebration of OSU’s 150th anniversary. There are many ways to get involved and we hope that you will help us spread the word, join in and encourage your department to use this opportunity to raise awareness of their accomplishments. More details are available at OSU150.org or contact [email protected].
4. Faculty Small Group Sessions with President Ray
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.
5. 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: 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.
6. 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 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 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.
G. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
H. 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.