Minutes for November 17, 2003
Faculty Senate Meeting
Present: John Whitesitt, Wayne Schumacher, Cody Bustamante, Curt Whittaker, Sib Farrell, Dan Rubenson, Marny Rivera, Wilkins-O'Riley Zinn, Kemble Yates, A.S. Galvan, Kevin Talbert, Peter Wu, Jean Maxwell, Terry Longshore, Jon Harbaugh, John Richards, Lee Ayers, Mark Siders, Etsuko Fujimoto, Laura O’Bryon, Earl Potter.
Guests: Barbara Scott, Ken Kempner, Diane Brimmer, Carl Moody, Laura Jones, Sarah Ann Hones, Mara Affre, Greg Pleva, Parvaneh Scoggin, John Engelhardt, Sue Burkholder, Cynthia Beckwith, Christina Dunlap, Ron Bolstad, Elisabeth Zinser.
I. Approved Minutes of
Motion by John Whitesitt, Second by John Richards with no changes.
A. Sib Farrell announced the labyrinth walk scheduled on campus
B. Etsuko Fujimoto announced the speaker on campus that night discussing the US/Afghanistan connection and victim issues. Also, Gypsy Soul, a Celtic-Americana musical group, will be performing.
C. Laura O'Bryon announced the re-opening of the Non-traditional and
D. Wayne Schumacher announced the deadline of
E. Kemble Yates, the SOU representative of the Association of Oregon Faculty, reviewed items of discussion at the meeting held ten days earlier and other news: 1) PERS Litigation is underway and the AOF has designated 10% of its budget toward this litigation and has set up a fund for additional donations; 2) The Attorney for the PERS Coalition, Greg Hartman, is expecting resolution by the end of the year 2004; 3) the tax referendum will most likely be moved on to a statewide vote; 4) there will be no raises for faculty members, but there is consideration for a one-time $350 allocation and health benefits will remain for the coming year; 5) the OUS State Board was re-vamped by the Governor, replacing the Board members and putting Neil Goldschmidt on the Board; and 6) the OUS will be cutting the contribution rate for those under ORP options.
III. Remarks from the Provost
IV. Advisory Council Report from the Faculty Senate Vice Chair: Jon Harbaugh
A. Areas discussed at the Advisory Council Meeting on October 27th included:
1. Both the Curriculum Committee and CREAC made a presentation, and discussion was held over the concerns that the workload requirements for these committees might potentially be increased. The Council assured the committees that a dramatic increase in the workload was not anticipated.
2. Discussion was held on the change of the Constitution language submitted by the HR Advisory Committee.
3. A timeline plan will be developed regarding the collection of information from the campus departments to address scholarship and promotion, which is tied into the second and third goals identified by the Faculty Senate this year. Any change will not reflect on this year's promotion process.
4. The practice of a faculty recognition process upon promotion, such as an opportunity for the faculty member to present, was discussed.
B. Lee Ayers announced that the IFS requested that a candidate's name be put forward from SOU to be considered to sit on the OUS Board, and Kemble Yates was selected.
V. Remarks from the Student Senate Representative: Angela Galvan
A. ASSOU is working on registering students to vote.
B. The Student Senate will be evaluating the restructuring of the Senate and making revisions to their bylaws.
C. The identification of student representatives for SOU Committee assignments is moving forward.
D. The Student Senate is undergoing an investigation into providing convenient vending machines in appropriate location on campus.
E. There is a discussion underway on the prevention and awareness of hate crimes on campus.
F. A reference was made to some inaccuracies that have been in print in the Siskiyou newspaper about the ASSOU, and a request was put forward to address any questions about the ASSOU to the Student Senate leaders.
VI. Action Items
A. Carpenter Grant Awards:
1. The two-week time rule to vote was moved to suspension by Kemble Yates and seconded by John Whitesitt. The vote to suspend was unanimous.
2. Motion to approve grants made by Dan Rubenson, Second by Terry Longshore. Motion approved: For-20, Against-0, Abstention-0.
B. The Human Resource Advisory Committee proposal:
1. Discussion was held on the revised non-renewal language for Section 6, Administrative Faculty of the Faculty Bylaws (see attached).
2. Motion to approve made by John Whitesitt, Second by Mark Siders. Motion approved: For-18, Against-0, Abstention-2.
VII. Discussion with President Zinser
VIII. Reports- No reports
IX. Adjourned approximately . Minutes submitted by Laura O’Bryon
Updated Friday, October 1, 2004, 21:10:11