A. WELCOME AND COMMENTS FROM THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
B. IN MEMORIA
C. ACTION ITEMS
President Jon Dorbolo will explain the new voting process.
Senator Colwell, Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, will briefly explain OSU’s Carbon Committee. Following the explanation, Faculty Senate President Jon Dorbolo, will present for approval a charge for the proposed Ad Hoc Committee on the OSU Carbon Commitment.
D. STATE OF THE UNIVERSITY ADDRESS
OSU President Edward J. Ray will present his State of the University Address titled 'Purpose and Impact'.
E. INFORMATION ITEMS
Please reserve the following dates for Faculty Senate meetings for the remainder of 2018; check the monthly agenda to determine the location. All meetings are scheduled to begin at 3:00 PM:
November 8 and December 6
Note that December 6 is not the second Thursday.
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].
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 4. 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 4 and results will be verified prior to the December 6 Faculty Senate meeting. The individual receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected.
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, written election during the meeting.
Faculty are encouraged to suggest colleagues whom they believe are knowledgeable about the university and would well represent OSU Faculty. Faculty may also nominate themselves. Please forward candidate suggestions for any of the below positions by Noon on October 29 to Vickie Nunnemaker at who will determine their eligibility. When responding, please insert ‘Candidate’ in the Subject line so your inquiry may be easily searched.
President-Elect candidates must have been a Faculty Senator at some time, while IFS Senator candidates need not have been a Senator. EC candidates must now be, or have been during the six years prior to the election year, members of the OSU Faculty Senate.
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 October 29, 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.
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 October 29. Faculty must decline each year.
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.
Faculty Senators whose terms extend beyond December 31, but who will be on sabbatical beginning Winter term, may no longer be eligible to serve as a Senator. If you are away more than one term, exclusive of Summer term, a replacement is required. If you fall into this category, please contact Vickie Nunnemaker at so a replacement can be identified to complete the remainder of your term.
For both of the above situations, please indicate your apportionment unit.
Fall Family Weekend is taking place Friday, November 2–Sunday, November 4. Historically students have been encouraged to bring parents and family members to class on that Friday, however, students are also requested and encouraged to receive permission from their instructors prior to Friday. Faculty may wish to remind students that they need to speak with the instructor before bringing someone to class, or announce during their classes that parents and family members may not attend due to space limitations, because it’s a lab, etc. Additional information related to Family Weekend is available through the Office of New Student Programs and Family Outreach at 541-737-7627 or [email protected].
Faculty whose Faculty 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. 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, or if you are unsure, please contact the Faculty Senate Office at 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 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.
F. REPORT FROM AND DIALOG WITH THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
G. 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.