Minutes for October 1, 2001
Present: Jon Harbaugh, Sara Hopkins-Powell, Diana Maltz, Mark Siders, Barbara Scott, Petey Young, George Converse, Peg Sjogren, Greg Gassman, Margaret Dibb, Kavinda Arthenayake, Doug Chapman, Gudrun Gill, Kansas Callaway, John Sollinger, Susan Walsh, Marianne Golding, Barbara Scott, Connie Anderson, Michael Naumes, Garth Pittman, John Fitton, Dale Vidmar, Sherry Ettlich, Linda Wilcox Young, Marc Levy.
Guests: Dr. Zinser, Charles Lane, Mike Corcoran, Bud Rose, Jackie Perry, Sib Farrell, Judith Ginsburg, Kevin Talbert, Phil Campbell, Susan Waldo, John Uto, Ken Kempner, Neil Kunze, Ed Battistella, Mara Affre, Joseph Graf.
Approval of the Minutes
· Motion to approve - Doug Chapman, 2nd - Connie Anderson
· Amended - Linda Wilcox Young – Given the transfer of secretarial duties mid-stream during that meeting, there is a need to “clean” the document some, e.g., the question marks and motions/2nds where possible.
· Unanimous approval of the minutes with “cleaning.”
Remarks from President Zinser
· Thanked the Senate for its leadership
· Thanked Sara Hopkins-Powell for her leadership in developing Vision Statement last year. She supports its continued use and applauds its value to the University.
· Shared her draft Mission Statement, Mission Context, Statement of Aspiration, List of Values.
· Asked Senate to review Mission Statement, and reflect and share thoughts with everyone.
· Mission Statement - Senators shared feedback regarding wording, grammar, need for gender-free writing, support for the international perspective. Dr. Zinser shared her perspective on including the strengths of the local economy and natural environment in her Mission Context.
· Aspiration Statement – Senators shared feedback regarding the need for definition of “liberal arts” for general public audience who may not really know what that means anymore. Dr. Zinser acknowledges concern, but explained that she wishes to send the message that we have a liberal arts college “feel” within the context of a public university.
· Dr. Zinser urged Senators to take a lead role in discussing her drafts and providing feedback when they are able.
Provost Sara Hopkins-Powell
· Enrollment #’s are up 2.1% from last year, but short of our target @ 50 students. Graduated largest ever graduating class, lower # of continuing students. Although we’re not where we wish to be yet, we should keep up our current efforts since we seem to be going in the right direction.
· Discussed changes in organizational chart for administration. See attached revised organizational chart.
· Academic Affairs Council – split into two groups (see attachment)
· Center for Teaching & Learning – Geoff Mills w/ Laura Young & Judith Ginsberg
· Wilcox Young – expressed concern about perception that MIM moving to Business could be perceived as a “warmed over” MBA, which it is not.
· Performance Indicators – see attachment.
· History – Board wanted measures of how campuses were doing. First year we got to set our own targets and how they were measured. Last year during legislature, criticism arose around the idea that our targets were not challenging enough. Since then, targets have been dictated to us by the Board.
· Targets not tied to our funding:
· Current Fund Balance
· Newly Admitted undergrads
· Students completing within 6 years.
· Employment after graduation
· Targets tied to funding -
· Employer satisfaction and foundation revenues and assets – we get to set these.
· Recommended looking at the Chronicle Review, insert in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
· Sib Farrell spoke in appreciation of the memorial service following terrorist attacks.
Kansas Callaway, Student Government
· SOU student Erin Watari was appointed to the Oregon University System board
· Introduced John Ito ‑ President Pro‑tem
· ASSOU VP elected to chair the Oregon Student Assn.
· Received a grant for a Vote Getter Coordinator. Although this is an off year for the legislature, ASSOU still has voter registration goal of 750 new registrants.
· Campaign to get more students involved in student government.
· Other campaigns –
o Consumer Credit Counseling Service
o Information dissemination about programs
o Working to reduce discrimination against students when they apply for housing in the community
Phil Campbell, Interim VP for Student Affairs
· Announced that this weekend is Homecoming, and encouraged us to participate in the upcoming activities this week.
· Invited us to contact his office regarding any concerns/issues with students.
· We have a responsibility to address issues and concerns regarding recent terrorist attacks.
· Says this year’s new student orientation program was the best he’d seen in 33 years. Thanked Susan Waldo for her efforts on that program.
· Susan Waldo – orientation included many entertaining events – hypnotist, comedians, dance, musicians on the lawn, small group discussion workshop – 20 faculty, 80 student leaders – 3 different sessions (covered students’ rights & responsibilities, differences, usual problems, what it means to be a community)
· Sherry Ettlich – review of final changes to Bylaws document
· Para. 0.512 – changes faculty senate terms to three years from two – would have annual turnover of 8 senators instead of 12
· Move to approve – Sherry, 2nd – Kavinda – unanimous approval
· Needs to go to Elections Committee for ratification by General Faculty. Doug Chapman will convene committee.
· Discussed the question of the years-in-rank requirement for promotion and tenure applications for faculty with less than 1 FTE. Sara offered comments about the need for more clarification than what is provided in the bylaws, and that she would like clarification in place for this year's applications. The question was raised "what do other schools do?” Dr. Zinser suggested that we consider "what is the role of time in rank?" and look at guidelines for what will be considered “exceptional.”
· Regarding the committees, the following people agreed to convene the first meeting of their committees: Sherry Ettlich ‑ Constitution Committee; Garth Pittman ‑ Committee on Committees; and Doug Chapman ‑ Elections Committee.
· Peg – contact other members on your committees in order to meet.
Meeting adjourned approximately 5:45pm.
Updated Friday, October 1, 2004, 21:10:11