A PDF of the minutes can be found here.

Note: Complete proceedings of the meeting were recorded and are available at https://senate.oregonstate.edu/january-11-2018. This recap contains agenda attachments, votes associated with action items, Information Items and the Roll Call.


Thursday, January 11, 2018



  • Maryann Bozza – Hatfield Marine Science Center
  • Thurston Doler – Speech Communication; 1988 Faculty Senate President and past Faculty Senate Parliamentarian



The following elected officials were installed: 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.


Approval of Parliamentarian

Approval of Michael Beachley as Faculty Senate Parliamentarian.

The vote was 53 in favor, 1 opposed and 1 abstention.


  1. Research Office

Cindy Sagers, Vice President for Research, explained the role of the Research Office and her vision for advancing OSU’s research enterprise.

  1. Institutional Degree Awarding 

Rebecca Mathern, Registrar, presented information related to degree awarding.

  1. Marine Studies Initiative  

Jack Barth, Marine Studies Initiative Executive Director, updated the Faculty Senate on the Marine Studies Initiative.


  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.

  1. 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].

  1. 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 ), 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 or contact

  1. 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.

  1. 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 .

  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 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].

  • 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
  1. Vacancies

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.


     Jon Dorbolo




Meeting adjourned at 4:11 PM.

Recap prepared by Vickie Nunnemaker, Faculty Senate staff    


Roll Call

Members Present:
Agricultural Sciences: Alix-Garcia, Bohnert (remote), Epps, Goddik, Hayes (remote), Moyer, Mundt (remote), Noller, Sanchez, Simonich, Sterns, Waite-Cusic
Associated Faculty: Birky, Breen, Bromagem, Bruce (remote), Fleming, Hayes (remote), Mathern, Milic, Pappas, Riggs, Riney, Sagmiller, Silbernagel, Vignos, Waite, Yee (remote)
Business: Akroyd (remote), Bourne (remote), Murnieks (remote)
Cascades: Dahl (remote), Hagen (remote), Witzke (remote)
Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences: Colwell, Dever, Meigs (remote), Watkins-Brandt
Education: Aaron, Bachman (remote)
Engineering: Johnston (remote), Kelly (remote), Mayaram (remote), Paasch, Scott
Extension: Arispe (remote), Hein (remote), Wells
Forestry: Hatten
Hatfield Marine Science Center: Henkel, Miller (remote)
Liberal Arts: Barnd (remote), Below (remote), Boovy, Duncan (remote), Inderbitzin (remote), Tekla (v. Lauer), Osei-Kofi (remote), Plaza, Shirazi
Library: Van Tuyl
Pharmacy: Linares (remote)
Public Health & Human Sciences: Hannigan-Downs, MacTavish, Yun
Science: Beisiegel (remote), Bogley, Bokil, Cozzi (remote), Showalter (v. Faridani), Gitelman, McIntyre, Remcho (remote), Thomann (v. Riverstone), Swisher (remote), Tate (remote)
Student Affairs: Atebe, Le, Nakic, Smith

Members Absent:
Agricultural Sciences: Bolte, Chang, Diebel, Field, Gaebel, Scott Heppell, Selina Heppell, Mata-Gonzalez, Murthy
Associated Faculty: Bradoch, Calvery, Hansen, McKnight, Mills, Signs
Business: Cluver, Gerasymenko, LeMay
Cascades: Wolsko
Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences: Meigs, Ozkan-Haller, Shiel
Engineering: Albertani, Bay, Gambatese, Lee, Porter, Squires, Wildenschild, Yeh
Extension: Kaiser
Forestry: Cushing, Knowles, Schimleck, Shaw
Liberal Arts: Chappell, Hammer, Maldonado, Orosco, Roper
Pharmacy: Sikora
Public Health & Human Sciences: Bethel, Khanna, Krahn, Luck
Science: Giovannoni, Ossiander
Student Affairs: Jenkins, Kenney, Wright

Guests Present:
Jack Barth, Mark Bierly (remote), Tasha Biesinger (remote), Kristin Bonson, Jennifer Brown (remote), Donna Chastain (remote), Itchung Cheung (remote), Sara Daly (remote), Susan Emerson (remote), David Farrington, Andy Karplus (remote), Un-Ku Moon (remote), Sastry Pantula (remote), Robynn Pease, Darleen Root, Cindy Sagers, Inara Scott (remote), Vicki Tolar Burton (remote)