A PDF of the agenda can be found here.
A. ACTION ITEMS
1. Faculty Senate Slate of Candidates
The 2017 Slate of Candidates will be presented for approval during the meeting. Kate Halischak, Bylaws and Nominations Committee Chair, will present the 2017 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 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.
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.
The 2017 OSU Faculty Senate Apportionment Table will be distributed separately and presented for approval during the meeting.
B. COMMITTEE REPORTS
1. Graduate Council Proposed Policy
Theresa Filtz, Graduate Council member, will present a proposed new policy:
This proposed policy will be presented for discussion in November, and a vote is scheduled in December. Senators are encouraged to share this proposed policy with their constituents for review and feedback. Senators may contact the Faculty Senate Office ([email protected]) if they need a reminder of their constituent mailing list address.
2. Proposed Bylaws Revisions
Mike Bailey, past Bylaws and Nominations Committee Chair, will present proposed Bylaws revisions for discussion. It is anticipated that these proposed revisions will be presented for approval during the December Faculty Senate meeting to allow time for Senators to discuss these revisions with their constituents.
C. DISCUSSION ITEM
1. Fall Term Start Date
Rebecca Mathern, Registrar, will discuss the Fall Term start date.
D. SPECIAL REPORTS
1. Graduate School Update
Jennifer Brown, Graduate School Dean, will outline her role, philosophy, goals and Graduate School activities.
2. OSU Employee Critical Training Initiative
John Buzzard and Angela Ridge, Professional and Continuing Education (PACE), will outline the OSU Employee Critical Training Initiative
E. INFORMATION ITEMS
1. Affirmation of the Responsibilities of Faculty Regarding Curriculum
The OSU Faculty Senate had originally been asked by the Interinstitutional Faculty Senate (IFS) to consider and approve the attached resolution (Section II) affirming faculty autonomy in creating and implementing the curriculum. However, this request has been withdrawn by IFS.
The document is attached so you can view the concerns addressed related to HB2998.
We anticipate that a report on HB2998 will be presented to the Faculty Senate during the December 7 Faculty Senate meeting.
2. Faculty Small Group Session with President Ray
In an ongoing effort to improve communication lines between the faculty and administration, the Faculty Senate Executive Committee is sponsoring a Fall term small group conversation with President Ray and faculty (academic, research and professional). This conversation 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 session is November 27 from 9:30-11:00. If you wish to attend, please register online at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8JmFMuYC1xkg3I1.
3. December Faculty Senate Meeting
Please note that, due to the end of the term occurring the first week of December, the Faculty Senate meeting will be December 7 rather than December 14.
4. 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].
5. Faculty Senate Retirements and 1039-Hour Appointments
Faculty Senators – 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] as soon as possible so a replacement can be identified to complete the remainder of your term.
Committee/Council Members – Faculty whose Senate committee/council terms extend beyond December 31, and are either retiring at the end of fall term or whose 1039-hour appointments end fall term, are no longer eligible to continue serving. If you are not filling a specified emeritus/retired position on the committee/council on which you serve, or if you are unsure, please contact the Faculty Senate Office so a determination may be made and/or a replacement identified.
6. Declining to Run for Faculty Senator
All currently employed academic, research and professional faculty, regardless of FTE, are eligible to be elected to a Senator position and represent faculty in their respective Faculty Senate apportionment unit. However, Executive Level 1, 2 and 3 (dean or above) are excluded from being elected, as are Senators who are completing two consecutive three-year terms or faculty on LWOP. Because the deadline to decline has been extended to Noon on November 13, please complete the survey at http://oregonstate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5nj4OhspZmhZoRT if you wish to decline to have your name placed on the Senator nomination ballot. Faculty must decline each year.
7. President-Elect, Executive Committee and IFS Elections
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 6. 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 8:00 AM on December 6 and results will be verified prior to the December 7 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 7 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.
F. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE PROVOST & EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
G. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
H. 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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