FACULTY SENATE AGENDA
Thursday, May 13, 2021 ~ 3:00-5:00 PM
This meeting will be conducted via Zoom (See Information Item #3)

 

  1. COMMENTS FROM FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT SELINA HEPPELL 
  1. ACTION ITEMS
    1. Curricular Proposals
      Inara Scott, Curriculum Council co-chair, will present the below proposals for approval:
  1. OSU Presidential Search Ad Hoc Committee Election
    President Selina Heppell will call for election of a nine-member OSU Presidential Search Ad Hoc Committee which was approved by the Faculty Senate in May. The nominees were previously distributed to Senators.
  1. Standing Rules Proposed Revisions
    Shannon Riggs, Executive Committee member, will present for approval the below Standing Rules Proposed Revisions:
  1. REPORT FROM INTERIM PRESIDENT BECKY JOHNSON
  1. SPECIAL REPORTS
    1. Student Learning Experience Pilot: Winter 2021 Updates  
      Robin Pappas, Advancement of Teaching Committee Chair, will summarize the data from faculty and student feedback to the fall and winter Student Learning Experience pilot and introduce initial recommendations to support successful implementation of a new student feedback instrument if it is approved by the Senate in June.
  1. Call for Commitment to Action Feedback
    Anne Gillies, Faculty Senate Executive Committee, will update the Faculty Senate on the Call for Commitment to Action, including the current status of apportionment units, subject matter expert feedback and next steps.
  1. Professor of Teaching Task Force 
    Bob Mason and Henri Jansen, Professor of Teaching Task Force co-chairs, will recap recent listening sessions, summarize efforts to develop this new rank and outline plans to move forward.
  1. INFORMATION ITEMS
    1. Committee Interest Form
      The Committee Interest Form, which provides an opportunity for faculty and staff to indicate their interest in serving on Faculty Senate and University committees, councils and boards during 2021-2022, is available online at https://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eJNFWsN08BgptNs and due May 19.
  1. Faculty Awards Solicitation
    The Faculty Recognition and Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the below awards. Criteria and nomination forms regarding these awards are online; nominations will be accepted through June 1. Guidelines to assist those preparing nomination packets are available online. For further information, contact Vickie Nunnemaker.
    • 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 Excellence in Online Teaching 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. 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 and apportionment unit you are representing.
              If you experience problems logging in to the meeting, please contact Caitlin Calascibetta at [email protected] or Vickie Nunnemaker 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 as well as the agenda 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.
  1. 2021 Faculty Senate Meetings
    Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meeting the remainder of 2021; all meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM: June 10, October 14, November 11 and December 9.
              As a reminder, Senators are responsible for finding a proxy to represent them when unable to attend. If Senators experience difficulty in finding a proxy, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected] several days prior to the meeting.
  1. Committee/Council Annual Reports
    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.
  1. 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.
  1. NEW BUSINESS

 

 

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MEETING, ALL SENATORS ARE REMINDED TO IDENTIFY
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