FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, January 14, 2021 ~ 3:00-5:00 PM
This meeting will be conducted via Zoom (See Information Item #1)
COMMENTS FROM FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT DWAINE PLAZA
INSTALLATION OF ELECTED OFFICIALS
Installation of President Selina Heppell; President-Elect Erika McCalpine; new Executive Committee members: Vicki Ebbeck, Anne Gillies, Dorian Smith and Kara Witzke; Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator: John Edwards; and newly elected Faculty Senators.
Approval of Parliamentarian
Approval of Michael Beachley as Faculty Senate Parliamentarian.
Grade Distribution Data
Alix Gitelman, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education and Rebecca Mathern, Associate Provost and University Registrar, will share grade distributions from fall 2019 and fall 2020.
Student Learning Experience Pilot: Updates and Call for Winter 2021 Participation
Robin Pappas, Advancement of Teaching Committee Chair, will share progress in the pilot to replace the eSET. Pappas will describe the Committee’s initial plans for pilot assessment, campus engagement, and winter term pilot, and solicit participation in the scaled-up winter phase of the pilot.
Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Scott Barnes, Vice President of Finance and Administration Mike Green, and Vice Provost for Student Affairs Dan Larson will present information and answer questions related to a proposed project to renovate the west side of Reser Stadium, which includes facility upgrades, seismic resilience improvements, and new capacity for multiple year-round university uses. They will be joined by Vice President of University Relations & Marketing Steve Clark.
Remote Participation in Faculty Senate Meetings
Login instructions to participate remotely in Faculty Senate meetings were in the email message containing the agenda. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Faculty Senate meetings will be via Zoom until further notice.
The Zoom session will open at 2:50 PM on the day of the Senate meeting.
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 experience problems logging in to the meeting, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected] or Caitlin Calascibetta at [email protected].
The preferred login method is to sign in using the Zoom App. If you are logging in using a browser, Chrome is the recommended choice. Users that cannot be authenticated through DUO will not be allowed to join the meeting.
Non-Senators are welcome to participate but, to avoid unexpected Zoom incidents, the login instructions are not being published. If you wish to remotely participate in this or future meetings, please fill out the linked Qualtrics survey requesting to participate – you’ll need to provide your OSU email, name and unit (please, no abbreviations). Your OSU email will be subscribed to a listserv to receive Zoom instructions for future Faculty Senate meetings. If it’s the day of the Faculty Senate meeting, please send a request to Caitlin Calascibetta no later than Noon.
New Senator Orientation
The New Senator Orientation will be held January 14 from 1:00-2:45, immediately preceding the January Faculty Senate meeting. If you are a continuing Senator but were unable to attend the orientation when you were elected, please contact Caitlin Caliscibetta at [email protected] if you would like to attend the upcoming session; please reference ‘New Senator Orientation’ in the Subject line of the message.
2021 Faculty Senate Meetings
Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings for the remainder of the academic year. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM: February 11, March 11, April 8, May 13 and June 10.
As a reminder, Senators are responsible for finding a proxy to represent them when unable to attend.
Vacancies – Faculty Senator or Committee/Council Member
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.
If you are unsure when your Senator or committee/council term ends, you may check the Senator membership list or the Committees & Councils site.
MEET YOUR FELLOW SENATORS BREAK-OUT SESSION
Breakout rooms will be made available to apportionment units to allow Faculty Senators to meet and discuss the following:
How should Senators in our unit communicate and share ideas or concerns to be discussed by the Senate?
What is the best way to convey Faculty Senate decisions and resources to our constituents and faculty in our unit?
What are some important issues that we think the Faculty Senate should tackle this year?
REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
President Selina Heppell
IN ORDER TO PROPERLY RECORD MINUTES OF THE FACULTY SENATE
MEETING, ALL SENATORS ARE REMINDED TO IDENTIFY
THEMSELVES AND THEIR FACULTY SENATE
APPORTIONMENT UNIT WHEN SPEAKING.