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FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, June 8, 2017
LaSells Stewart Center - Construction and Engineering Hall
Faculty Senate Reception with Pat Reser
From meeting adjournment to 6:00 PM
Myrtle Tree Alcove & Gallery – LaSells Stewart Center
A. ACTION ITEMS
Rebecca Mathern, Registrar, will present the recommended lists of degree candidates for Senior Honors, Baccalaureate Degree Candidates, and Advanced Degrees. The Faculty Senate is asked to approve these candidates on behalf of the Faculty of the University. These candidates have been certified by the appropriate academic units, committees, and councils. Attached is the Registrar's Memorandum outlining the policies and procedures for the review and approval of degree candidates.
Prem Mathew, Curriculum Council co-chair, will present for approval the below curricular proposal:
Shelly Signs, Committee on Committees chair, will present for approval proposed revisions to the Academic Standing Committee Standing Rules.
Mike Bailey, Bylaws and Nominations Committee Chair, will present proposed Faculty Senate Bylaws revisions for approval. These proposed revisions were presented for discussion during the May Faculty Senate meeting to allow time for Senators to discuss the revisions with their constituents.
NOTE: Because Bylaws revisions require a written, paper ballot, Senators participating remotely are encouraged to have a proxy present in the meeting room if they wish to have their vote count – no remote votes will be accepted.
Theresa Filtz, Graduate Council Chair, will present for approval proposed revisions to two graduate policies:
B. SPECIAL REPORTS
Pat Reser will reflect on her time as the Inaugural Chair of the OSU Board of Trustees.
Mike Bailey, OSU Board of Trustees Faculty Member, will recap recent meetings.
C. INFORMATION ITEMS
Annual committee/council reports submitted by Faculty Senate chairs are due July 15 to allow committees/councils to fully report their activities through June 30.
Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings for the remainder of 2017; check the monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM: October 12, November 9, December 7
Note that December 7 is not the second Thursday.
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.
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].
This item is intended for Faculty and Staff who either currently participate in or maintain membership in the PERS retirement program (Public Employee’s Retirement System). If you participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) and do not have a PERS membership, you can disregard this email.
As you may be aware, the 2017 State of Oregon Legislative session has begun and several bills have been introduced that propose changes to the PERS retirement programs (Tier 1, Tier 2, and OPSRP). The Office of Human Resources has been receiving questions from employees as to what and/or how these bills may impact them and their retirement pension benefits. To assist you in monitoring the legislation and assessing what these bills may mean to you, Human Resources has prepared a website with various resources, links to bills, etc. You are encouraged to conduct your own research and monitor what is happening in the legislature to determine if and/or how these bills may impact you and/or your retirement pension benefits.
PERS 2017 Legislative Update website:
Questions may be directed to Donna Chastain at either 541-737-2806 or [email protected].
D. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST & EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
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.
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