Note: Complete proceedings of the meeting were recorded and are available at https://senate.oregonstate.edu/october-11-2018-faculty-senate-webcast. This recap contains agenda attachments, votes associated with action items, Information Items and the Roll Call.
A PDF of the recap can be found here.
FACULTY SENATE RECAP
October 11, 2018
A. WELCOME AND COMMENTS FROM THE FACULTY SENATE PRESIDENT
B. IN MEMORIA
C. ACTION ITEMS
New Voting Method Instructions Using Top Hat
President Jon Dorbolo explained the new voting process using Top Hat which requires one to use a personal device rather than a clicker.
Action: It was moved and seconded to approve the June 2018 minutes; motion passed by 57 votes in favor and 5 abstentions.
Proposed Ad Hoc Committee on the OSU Carbon Commitment
Action: Motion to create an Ad Hoc Committee on the OSU Carbon Commitment passed with 54 votes in favor, 2 opposed and 5 abstentions.
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 December 6 for the last Faculty Senate meeting of the calendar year. 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].
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 November 14. 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.
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
There was no new business.
Meeting adjourned at 5:01 PM
Minutes prepared by Vickie Nunnemaker, Faculty Senate Staff
Agricultural Sciences: Alix-Garcia (remote), Diebel (remote), James Osbourne (v. Goddik), Hayes (remote), Moyer, Murthy (remote), Jillian Gregg (v. Noller), Brian Sidlauskas (v. Sanchez), Sterns, Tullos (remote)
Associated Faculty: Birky, Bradoch, Breen, Bromagem, Bruce (remote), Calvery (remote), Fleming, Hayes (remote), Mathern, McKnight (remote), Milic (remote), Mills, Pappas, Riggs (remote), Riney, Silbernagel, Vignos, Waite, Yee
Business: Akroyd (remote), Bourne (remote), Cluver (remote), LeMay (remote), Murnieks (remote)
Cascades: Dahl (remote), Witzke (remote)
Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences: Colwell, Dever, Meigs, Shiel (remote), John Stanley (v. Watkins-Brandt)
Education: No senators present
Engineering: Albertani, Mayaram (remote), Paasch, Squires
Extension: Arispe (remote), Hein (remote), Wells (remote)
Forestry: Hatten (remote), Shaw (remote)
Hatfield Marine Science Center: None present
Liberal Arts: Boovy (remote), Hammer (remote), Inderbitzin, Osei-Kofi (remote), Shirazi (remote), Trujillo (remote)
Library: No senators present
Public Health & Human Sciences: Bethel (remote), Yun (remote)
Science: Bogley, Bokil (remote), Cozzi, Escher (remote), Faridani, McIntyre, Ossiander (remote), Peszynska (remote), Swisher (remote)
Student Affairs: Atebe, Le (remote), Martinez (remote), Nakic, Smith
Veterinary Medicine: Pastey (remote)
Agricultural Sciences: Bohnert, Bolte, Chang, Epps, Field, Gaebel, Scott Heppell, Selina Heppell, Mata-Gonzalez, Mundt, Waite-Cusic
Associated Faculty: Hansen, Signs
Cascades: Gautschi, Wolsko
Earth, Oceanic & Atmospheric Sciences: Ozkan-Haller
Education: Aaron, Bachman
Engineering: Bay, Gambatese, Johnston, Lee, Porter, Scott, Wildenschild, Yeh
Forestry: Cushing, Knowles, Schimleck
Hatfield Marine Science Center: Henkel, Miller
Liberal Arts: Barnd, Below, Chappell, Duncan, Lauer, Maldonado, Orosco, Roper
Library: Van Tuyl
Public Health & Human Sciences: Hannigan-Downs, Khanna, Krahn, Luck, MacTavish
Science: Giovannoni, Remcho, Riverstone
Student Affairs: Jenkins, Wright
Veterinary Medicine: Gordon, Milovancev
Ex-Officio members present:
John Bailey (remote), Bunnage, Dorbolo, Edwards, Feser, Gitelman, Plaza (remote), Mason, Quick, Ray, Sherman
Non-Voting members present:
Tam Belknap (remote), Stephanie Bernell (remote), Bella Bose (remote), Maya Burton (remote), Sara Daly, Anthony Davis, Mark Dinsmore, David Goodrum, Julie Greenwood, Drew Ibarra, Stephen Jenkins, Nargas Oskui, Ed Ostrander, Linda Sather, Robbin Sim,