A. ACTION ITEMS
Allen Thompson, Curriculum Council co-chair, will present for approval the below curricular proposal:
Faculty will have two officer ballots to vote for this Fall:
The Early Fall President-Elect candidate will be presented for approval during the meeting. Voting for the President-Elect will commence immediately following the November Faculty Senate meeting.
The elected candidate will immediately assume the President-Elect duties and will be installed as the Faculty Senate President at the January 10, 2019 Faculty Senate meeting.
The reason for this special election is that the former Faculty Senate President-Elect, Alix Gitelman, was recently appointed to the position of Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education. Because the Vice Provost position is an Executive Level, Alix is not eligible to continue as President-Elect. Those in Executive Levels 1-3 (deans and above) are represented by the Faculty Senate, but are not eligible to be elected to represent colleagues.
The 2018 Slate of Candidates will be presented for approval during the meeting. Bob Mason, Immediate Past President, will present the 2018 Slate of Candidates for: Senate President-Elect, three new members of the Executive Committee (EC) and one Interinstitutional Faculty Senate (IFS) Senator. The President-Elect typically serves for one year, and then automatically assumes the presidency of the Faculty Senate; EC members serve two-year terms; and IFS Senators serve a three-year term.
These are the normal Faculty Senate elections that occur every Fall.
Nominations will be taken from the floor; however, the nominator must obtain, in advance, the nominee's willingness to serve if elected. If you plan to nominate someone, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker ([email protected]) to determine candidate eligibility.
All eligible faculty vote on the president-elect and Interinstitutional Faculty Senate Senator ballots. Current Senators will vote on the Executive Committee candidates just prior to the December 6 Faculty Senate meeting.
The 2019 OSU Faculty Senate Apportionment Table will be distributed separately and presented for approval during the meeting.
B. PROVOST’S QUARTERLY REPORT
Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs Susan Capalbo will present the Provost’s quarterly report.
C. SPECIAL REPORTS
Scott Vignos will present on the Office of Institutional Diversity’s ‘We Have Work To Do” campaign – a year-long collaborative effort celebrating the strides Oregon State has made to advance inclusive excellence, while recognizing that there’s much to be done.
John Edwards will update Faculty on HB2998.
D. INFORMATION ITEMS
Please note that, due to the end of the term occurring the first week of December, the Faculty Senate meeting will be December 6 rather than December 13.
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 926 485 939. If you experience problems logging in during the meeting, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected].
All currently employed academic, research and professional faculty, who do not hold Executive Level 1, 2 or 3 positions (dean and above), are eligible to be elected to a Senator position and represent faculty in their respective Faculty Senate apportionment unit.
If you wish to decline to have your name placed on the Senator Nomination Ballot, please complete and submit the survey at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3K4OXCLBZojbSOF no later than Noon on November 14. Faculty must decline each year.
According to the Faculty Senate Bylaws, non-tenured faculty who have split appointments between two apportionment units may choose with which unit they wish to be apportioned for Faculty Senate purposes. For example, if a faculty member has a split appointment between Agricultural Sciences and Science, they may choose one or the other (FTE will not be split between apportionment units). This choice will determine Faculty Senate representation. Faculty not choosing where they wish to be apportioned, will be placed in an apportionment unit at the discretion of the Faculty Senate Office.
No later than Noon on November 14, please complete and submit the survey at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_brsBhXRSLh95GVT to indicate with which apportionment unit you wish to be affiliated
Tenured faculty will be apportioned in their tenure unit, with the exception of the following apportionment units: off-campus Extension, OSU-Cascades and Hatfield Marine Science Center
As provided in the Senate Bylaws, (Article VI, Section 3) and amended on October 6, 1977, "additional nominations may be made from the floor and the nominations shall be closed." The Executive Committee requires that if such nominations from the floor are made, the nominator must obtain, in advance, the nominee's willingness to serve if elected.
The University-wide election of the President-Elect and IFS Senator will be conducted between November 15 and December 5. Ballots will be distributed to all eligible voting members of the OSU faculty, in accordance with current Faculty Senate Bylaws. Voting must be completed no later than 5:00 PM on December 6 and results will be verified prior to the December 6 Faculty Senate meeting. The individual receiving the highest number of votes will be declared the winner in each of the elections.
Election of new members of the Executive Committee will be conducted electronically prior to the December 6 Faculty Senate meeting. Those candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. Tie votes shall be resolved by written ballot in a run-off election during the meeting.
Faculty whose Faculty Senate committee/council terms extend beyond December 31, and are retiring at the end of Fall term, are no longer eligible to continue serving. You may be eligible to remain on a committee/council if you are filling a specified emeritus/retired position on the committee/council on which you serve; if you are unsure, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at [email protected] so a determination may be made and, if needed, a replacement identified.
Faculty whose committee/council terms extend beyond December 31, but who will be on sabbatical beginning Winter term, may no longer be eligible to serve as a member. If you are away more than one term, exclusive of Summer term, a replacement is required. If you fall into this category, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at [email protected] so a replacement can be identified to complete the remainder of your term.
For both of the above situations, please indicate the name of the committee(s) on which you are serving.
Faculty Senators whose terms extend beyond December 31, but who are retiring at the end of fall term, are no longer eligible to serve as a Senator. If you fall into this category, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker at [email protected] so a replacement can be identified to complete the remainder of your term.
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.