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Various Faculty Senate Documents are posted by the academic year and semester.

Spring 2022 Documents Open Close

January 26, 2022

  • Faculty Senate News Brief recaps the informational highlights from the January 26 FS meeting.  Sent as an email to Faculty on 1-31-2022.

January 31, 2022

  • Executive Committee Minutes, topics include: spring meeting schedule, policy recommendations on Recorder re-assigned time, PTR panel composition and service on, and paper ballot requirements for virtual meetings.  (Meeting Agenda)

February 9, 2022

February 23

March 30

April 13

  • Executive Committee Minutes from the meeting held on 4-4-2022.  Topics include appointment letters, Salary Card and COLA, policy on guest speakers on campus, Policy to Modify Policies and Procedures, Strategic Planning Committee/Working Group, and the Shared Governance Forum Topic (April 19th 2 pm – Becoming a Student Ready Campus).
  • Executive Committee Minutes from the meeting with the President and VPAA, held on 4-11-2022.
  • Minutes from the Budget Committee, with three representatives from the Staff Senate met with President Newsom, VPAA Golden, and VPBA Westman on April 8.  VPBA Westman provided the group with two documents on the budget process: an FAQ on strategic budgeting, and a Memo on budgetary procedures.
  • Faculty Senate Survey Report (FSSR) Committee Minutes from the meeting of 4/12/2022.  Includes motions on the Survey draft and the Shared Governance Forum agenda for 4/19/2022.
  • Committee on Committees Report, includes reports on an email sent April 6, 2022 to all-faculty concerning end-of-the year reporting and
    procedural responsibilities for University Committees and Councils, emails to the Office of Student Affairs and Academic Affairs requesting committee appointments, and motions to change the wording on some committee membership statements.
  • Faculty Senate News Brief recaps the informational highlights from the April 13 FS meeting.  Sent as an email to Faculty on 4/18/2022.

April 19

  • Shared Governance Forum Becoming a Student-Ready College  (linked to a recording).  Topic chosen by the FS with presentation done by the Faculty Senate Survey Report ad hoc committee (Kate Shannon, Matt Sparacio, Andy Kramer, Jeri Walker).

April 27

  • Motion from the Archivist for the preservation of documents on the FS webpages of the SE website.
  • Committe on Committees list of University Committees’ membership for 2022-2023.
  • Personnel Policies Committee Report from the meeting of April 20.  Includes a proposed amendment to the APPM to codify policy regarding political candidates speaking on campus, and discussion of work being done by Dean Blackwood and VPAA Golden on the use/pay of coaches and pay for instructors in lieu of coaches for online accelerated graduate classes.
  • The University Affairs committee conducted a survey of adjunct faculty and compiled their findings in a summary of the adjunct instructors’ comments: Adjunct Feedback (April 7, 2022).
  • Faculty Senate News Brief recaps the informational highlights from the April 27 FS meeting.  Sent as an email to Faculty on 5/2/2022.

End of Year Reports

Fall 2021 Documents Open Close

Summer

September 8

  • Distance Education Council (DEC) proposal to modify the Function and Membership statements of the DEC.  Reviewed by the Faculty Senate (FS) Executive Committee and updated on August 16, 2021 and presented to the FS on September 8 for review and for a vote on September 22.
  • Faculty Senate News Brief recaps the informational highlights from the September 8 FS meeting.  Sent as an email to Faculty on 9-13-2021.

September 22

  • Executive Committee meeting Notes from 9-20-2021.  A number of topics were discussed as possible topics for the meeting with President Newsom on 9-27-2021.  EC meeting Agenda.
  • Executive Committee meeting with President Newsom Agenda, includes continuing discussion on faculty salary and compensation, status of and communication of the work of the ad-hoc committees formed in fall 2020, and status of the campus master plan.
  • Personnel Policies Committee Report from the meeting held 9-17-2021.  Includes a motion to grant the FS Recorder reassigned time, and a request for faculty input on the Telework Policy.  Meg Cotter-Lynch was elected as committee chair.
  • Planning Committee Report from the meeting held 9-14-2021.  Kathy Boothe was elected as committee chair.
  • Committee on Committees Report from the meeting held on 9-13-2021.  Includes a motion on replacing a member of the BSLASCC, and a motion to revise the function and membership of the Distance Education Council.  Randy Clark was elected committee chair.
  • Faculty Senate News Brief recaps the informational highlights from the September 22 FS meeting.  Sent as an email to Faculty on 9-27-2021.

October 6

  • Personnel Policies Committee Minutes from the meeting held on 9-29-2021.  Topics include updates to the APPM, and the Telework Policy.  Reference is made to three documents from the Southeastern Staff Senate: Telework Policy Version 2, Telework Policy Edit Explanations, and Telework Policy Response and Recommendations.
  • Notes from the FS Executive Committee meeting with President Newsom and VP Golden held on 9-27-2021.  Topics include faculty salary/compensation, faculty participation in the budget process, the status and findings of the Ad Hoc Committees formed in fall 2020, and the status of the Campus Master Plan.
  • Notes from the University Affairs Committee meeting held on 10-5-2021.  Topics of discussion included communication of information from chairs’ meetings, establishing a long term commitment to HLC foci (DEI and Quality Assurance), and recruitment, enrollment, and Academic Partnerships.
  • Faculty Senate News Brief recaps the informational highlights from the October 6 FS meeting.  Sent as an email to Faculty on 10-12-2021.

October 11

  • Shared Governance Forum, “HLC Quality Initiative Proposal” (Linked to a recording. Forum proper begins at 11:00).  The topic was chosen by the Administration, and the presentation was led by President Thomas Newsom and VPAA Teresa Golden (HLC QI Proposal).

October 20

  • Report from the Personnel Policies Committee meeting held on 9-29.  Reviewed revisions to the Telework Policy, and briefly discussed data on faculty paid on and off the salary card.
  • Report from the Committee on Committees, which is beginning the process of reviewing the policies and operational guidelines for General Faculty Committees.
  • Notes from the Executive Committee meeting held on 10-19.  Discussion items included the Shared Governance Forum (SGF) on the Quality Initiative proposal (held on 10-11), Salary Card Group formation, State Bill 1775, faculty salary and faculty participation in the budgeting process, the faculty hiring process, and possible topics for the next SGF (on 11-8, topic chosen by the Faculty Senate).

November 3

November 8

  • Notes from the Executive Committee meeting.  Topics include the next Shared Governance Forum “Growing Pains: Stories from the Trenches” (November 16), calendar of meeting dates for the spring, the SB 1775 panel discussion, and the formation of the Salary Card Working Group. (Agenda)

November 15

November 16

  • Shared Governance Forum, “Growing Pains: Stories from the Trenches” presented by the Faculty Senate (Presentation slideshow).

November 17

  • Faculty Senate News Brief recaps the informational highlights from the November 17 FS meeting.  Sent as an email to Faculty on 11-19-2021.

 

Spring 2021 Documents Open Close

January 27

February 1

February 10

  • Notes from the Executive Committee meeting of 2-8-2021.  Topics include the upcoming Shared Governence Forum (2-16-2021, 2:00pm) on the Anthology end-of-course surveys, faculty salary and compensation proposal follow up (meeting Agenda).
  • Report from the Committee on Committees for the meeting of 2-5-2021, includes a recommendation to expand the Membership of the Bachelor of Science in Liberal and Applied Studies Coordinating Committee.

February 24

  • Meeting Notes of the Executive Committee, President Newsom, and VPAA Golden meeting held on 2-22-2021.  The Shared Governance Forum (The Anthology [Campus Labs] Course Review System) scheduled for 2-16-21 was canceled due to weather and has been rescheduled for Monday, April 5.  The focus of the discussion was on faculty salary, compensation, and the budget.  A follow up resolution (drafted by the Budget Committee) to the FS’s salary proposal was presented to President Newsom on 2-18-2021.

March 10

  • Executive Committe Report from the meeting held on 3-8-2021 (Agenda, Meeting Notes).  Includes a motion to forward the updated survey instrument for reviewing the post-tenure-review (PTR) process and practice.  The survey was originally slated for last spring, but was delayed due to the pandemic. Updated survey instrument for PTR, for VPAA Golden.
  • Personnel Policies Committee Report from the meeting held on 3-9-2021.  Includes two motions: recommendation that all full-time faculty be given a Workload/Compensation form prior to each semester; adding library and email privileges for Emeritus faculty.
  • Faculty Senate News Brief from the March 10 meeting.  Emailed to all faculty on 3-26-2021.

April 5

April 7

  • Committee on Committees (CoC) Report from the meeting held on 4-1-2021.  The University Committee Preference Survey responses are in (50 responses) and the CoC will be working on making committee appointments for AY 2021-2022.
  • A Resolution Regarding Staff Compensation from the Southeastern Staff Senate (formerly Southeastern Staff Association), forwarded as a courtesy to the FS by Bryanna Allsbury, SSS President.
  • A Letter of Request to the Faculty Senate Regarding Compenstion from the SE AAUP Chapter, submitted by Chapter President Karl Frinkle.  The question is raised: Given the history of the faculty compensation discussion, at what point does the Senate think it is fair to simply say that, in its opinion, faculty compensation is not currently a significant priority for the University?

April 21

  • Executive Committee Report
  • Committee on Committees’ motion listing university committee appointments and replacements for AY 2021-2022.
  • Data and documents requested of the administration for the review of the post-tenure review (PTR) process and results:  Overview of department chairs’ responses questions on PTR (4-9-2021), Spreadsheet with quantitative data on PTR by academic department (4-9-2021), FS Chair’s Report on PTR review questions and department chairs comments (4-27-2021).
  • Policy to Modify Policies and Procedures was approved by President Newsom on 4-5-2021.  The policy was drafted by senators Laura Atchley (chair) and William Fridley, and James Reed as a sub-committee of the Ad Hoc Policy on Policies Committee chaired by Mike Davis.

End of Year Reports

Fall 2020 Documents Open Close

August 28

  • Resolution supporting the nomination of Ron Wallace as Oklahoma Poet Laureate.  The resolution was written by Michael Davis and approved unanimously by an email vote of the Faculty Senate.
  • 2020 Faculty Senate Election Data

September 2

September 8

  • Discussion Items for the 9/8/2020 meeting between the FS Executive Committee and President Newsom.

September 16

  • Executive Committee Report includes appointment of Dr. Laura Atchley as the Faculty Senate representative to the newly formed Policy on Policies Ad Hoc Committee, President Newsom’s recommendation for a place to FS Award plaques, and an action item to vote on a FS recommendation to VP Golden on the proposed partnership with Graduation Alliance (GA).
  • Concerns and Comments on the GA Proposal that were gathered from senators following the September 2 meeting in which Dr. Boatmun presented the GA proposal to the Faculty Senate.
  • A Look at Inflation-Adjusted Faculty Salaries, a document prepared by Dr. Chris Moretti, for the Faculty Senate in 2018.
  • A Faculty-Compensation Proposal that was approved by a unanimous vote of the Faculty Senate on 9-19-2018.

September 28

September 30

  • Executive Committee Report, information items include installation of a display case for FS Awards, electronic appointment letters, VPAA Golden’s response to the FS’s recommendation on the proposed Graduation Alliance partnership, NCFS conference, and the Shared Governance Forum of September 28.
  • Personnel Policies Committee Report from the meeting that was held on September 23.  Includes four motions on appointment letters and teaching overloads.
  • Committee on Committees Report from the meeting that was held on September 28.
  • Administration’s Response (from VPAA Golden) to the FS’s Recommendation (September 16) on the proposed partnership with Graduation Alliance.
  • Faculty Senate News Brief recaps the informational highlights from the FS meetings of August 19, and September 2, 16, 30.  Sent as an email to Faculty on 10-7-2020.

October 5

  • Discussion Items for the meeting between the Executive Committee and President Newsom on 10-5-2020.

October 12

  • Agenda for the FS Executive Committee meeting of October 12, 2020.

October 14

  • Personnel Policies Committee Report from the meeting of October 7.  Includes three motions: (1) A resolution on a faculty hiring process, (2) A recommendation on note taking at chairs’ meetings, (3) A response to VPAA Golden on the proposed partnership with Graduation Alliance.  (a text of the three motions)
  • Budget Committee Report, includes questions to the administration about faculty participation in budgeting decisions.
  • Committee on Committees Report, includes proposed faculty committee appointments for 2020-2021.
  • Additional Information on the four motions passed by the FS on 9-30-2020 including expanded rationales and clarification of context and discussions.  Sent by FS Chair Randy Clark to VPAA Teresa Golden on 10-12-2020.
  • SE AAUP Chapter Letter of Support for the four motions that were unanimously passed by the Faculty Senate on 9-30-2020.
  • FS News Brief of the October 14 meeting, emailed to all Faculty on 10-20-2020.

October 28

  • Executive Committee Report, the next Shared Governance Forum will be 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 10, 2020 via Zoom.  The topic is “Faculty Salaries: Doing What is Right.” And a requested action item for the FS to appoint the Budget Committee to take the lead on the Forum.
  • A Look at Inflation-Adjusted Faculty Salaries, a document updated in 2020, originally prepared by Dr. Chris Moretti, for the Faculty Senate in 2018.
  • Three motions (resolution on faculty hiring process, motion for note taking at chairs’ meetings, response to VPAA Golden on proposed partnership with Graduation Alliance) passed on October 14 and forwarded to VPAA Teresa Golden on October 21.
  • Three motions regarding the budget process, passed at the October 14 meeting and forwarded to VPBA Dennis Westman on October 21.
  • Committee on Committees Report on the status and notification of committee appointments.

November 10

November 11

December 2

  • Executive Committee Report includes a thorough informational summary of VPAA Golden’s response to the four Faculty Senate Motions from 9-30-2020 (on appointment letters, full-time teaching load and overload compensation, and calculation of graduate teaching hours for course load and compensation).  Includes an action item with a draft of a proposal for rolling the step increases which are on the Salary Card, but have not been added to salaries, from 2019, 2020, and 2021 into the base salary of all eligible faculty in fall of 2021.  It is hoped this will be a first step toward a systematic and intentional effort to provide faculty an annual salary adjustment, to raise the base pay on the salary card, and to develop a plan to keep faculty salaries current and competitive.
  • Clarifications of the APPM (in response to the FS motions of 9-30-2020) from VPAA Golden, changes effective January 1, 2020.
  • Administrative Council Notes from the meeting of November 17, 2020.  This is not a Faculty Senate document, and was provided by the Office of the President to facilitate better communication among the university community.
  • Executive Report on the Covid-19 survey conducted by the University Affairs Committee.  A revised version with additional data is expected by the end of the year.

December 17

  • Faculty Compensation Proposal (with history and rationale): at the December 2 meeting the FS recommended that the Executive Committee draft a faculty salary compensation proposal.  The draft proposal was emailed to senators for comment on December 8.  The proposal was put to an email vote on December 14, and it was announced on December 17 that the Proposal passed by a 15 to 0 vote.
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January 29

  • Executive Committee (EC) Report:  includes action items to approve Spring 2020 meeting dates and a proposed resolution concerning guns on campus from the OSRHE Office in preparation for the 2020 Legislative Session.  EC met with Interim President Clark on 1-29-20

February 12

  • Text of a Resolution to reaffirm support of maintaining the current law regarding weapons on campus, approved by the Faculty Senate on 1-29-2020 and sent to Interim-President Clark on 1-31-20.
  • Executive Committee Report, includes two action items regarding review of the Post-Tenure Review Policy and Process (APPM 4.4.7.8).
  • Budget Committee Report (from the meeting of 2-5-2020), includes information on the FS Budget and funding for the FS awards (and the OTRS contribution), and a motion requesting the Senate Archivist annually obtain certain documents to post on the website and make available to faculty.

March 11

  • Executive Committee Report includes information on the April 6 Shared Governance Forum “Sabbatical: How & Why You Should Take One.”  Action Item timeline and data requested to conduct the review of post-tenure review.

April 8

April 22

  • Notes of the Shared Governance Forum, a panel presentation Sabbaticals: Why and How You Should Take (topic chosen by the Faculty Senate).  Panelists: Dr. Meg Cotter-Lynch, Dr. Charla Hall, Dr. Doug Wood, Dr. Jeri Walker, and Dr. Dan Althoff served as the moderator.

April 28

May 12

May 27

End-of-Year Reports

 

 

Fall 2019 Documents Open Close

September 10 

  • Minutes from a meeting of the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (FS EC).  Topics discussed included:  election of senators, EC meeting schedule, FS subcommittee preferences and charges, President Sean Burrage’s departure and faculty involvement in the presidential search, renewing the In the Faculty Senate news brief to faculty, and the FS budget.

September 12

September 18

October 2, 2019 

October 16, 2019

October 30, 2019

  • Committee on Committees Motion to make an addition to the General Education Council Function.
  • Executive Committee Report of the meeting on 10-22-19, and additional information items, including a recommendation for the HLC Quality Initiatives Proposal (“Assessing the Quality of Online Courses”), and a notification that the first meeting of the presidential search committee will be November 19.
  • Planning Committee Minutes from the meeting of 10-21-19, topics included the Awards policy and drafting a list of required elements for a course syllabus.
  • Results of Survey on the the topic for the Shared Governance Forum of November 12 (topic chosen by FS).  The survey was available from October 23 to October 29 for all faculty and staff.  There were 71 participants.
  • Data on MBA Retention and Graduation Rates, forwarded to the FS by Tim Boatmun, Dean of Graduate School, e-programming, and academic support.
  • Response letter, replying to Registrar Rachel Toews.
  • Faculty Senate News Brief, from the October 30 meeting, emailed to faculty on 11-4-2019.

November 13, 2019

December 4, 2019

  • Report from the Executive Committee
  • Report from the Committee on Committees of the meeting held on 11-20-2019.  Includes a motion recommending placement of the Insurance and Benefits Committee (including revised membership and function statements) in the APPM 3.6.2 Other Committees and Councils.  And a recommendation for changes to the Distance Education Council membership to reflect current practice.  Dan Althoff was elected as the new committee chair.
  • Report from the Personnel Policies Committee of the meeting held on 11-20-2019.  Includes a new committee charge to review the Sabbatical Leave Policy (APPM 5.1.1) and practices.  And, a proposal for a joint effort with the Executive Committee to gather data on faculty teaching overloads and compensation arrangements for faculty using coaches in accelerated online courses.
  • Faculty Senate News Brief from the December 4 meeting, emailed to faculty on 12-11-2019.
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  • February 13: Agenda for the Committee on Committees (CoC) meeting of 2-11-2019, and Revised Charges for the CoC (includes the FS Chair rescinding an earlier charge from September 2018 to create a proposal for a university-wide entity that will address information technology)
  • February 13: Treasurer’s Report
  • February 13: Notes from the meeting between the FS Executive Committee and President Burrage, held on 2-5-2019. Topics included campus preparation for an active shooter event, prospects for an across the board raise in adjunct instructors’ pay, and clarification about the faculty hiring request timeline.
  • February 13:  Notes from the 2-12-2019 meeting between FS Chair Althoff and VPAA Clark
  • February 19: Shared Governance Forum “Budget Planning: All the Moving Pieces” (topic chosen by the administration) was held on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. PowerPoint slides used by VPAA Bryon Clark for the presentation. (SE Budgeting Timeline)
Fall 2018 Documents Open Close
  • September 19:  Minutes from the Committee on Committee’s (CoC) meeting of  9-11-2018, includes information on the CoC’s charge to develop a proposal for IT Organizational Structure.
  • September 19:  Minutes from the Planning Committee meeting of 9-17-2018
  • September 19:  Treasurer’s Report, includes notes on how the FS Awards’ stipend is taken in the form of salary.
  • September 19:  Minutes from the Budget Committee meeting of 9-12-2018
  • September 19:  Minutes from the University Affairs Committee (UAC) meeting of 9-18-2018.  Information on the Master Development Plan Task Force that will include the UAC.  The task force is being organized and directed by Mike Davis, Director of Safety and Compliance.
  • September 19:  Minutes from the Personnel Policies Committee meeting of 9-17-2018
  • September 19:  Two draft proposals on faculty compensation:  a proposal on a procedure for Annual Adjustments, and a proposal for a retroactive restoration of Longevity-Step-Increases.
  • September 19:  A Proposal on Faculty Compensation that was approved unanimously by the Faculty Senate.  The proposal will be emailed to President Burrage, and will be a priority item for the Executive Committee when they meet with President Burrage on Tuesday, September 25, to discuss the university budget.
  • October 3:  Minutes from the Committee on Committees meeting held on September 24, 2018.  Includes discussion of Information Technologies Organizational Structure, Center for Instructional Development and Technology, the Distance Education Council, and faculty’s primary responsibility for curricular matters.
  • October 3:  Proposals from the Planning Committee for changes to the Faculty Senate Awards process.
  • October 3:  Motion to re-send to VPAA Bryon Clark  the Intellectual Property proposal that was approved by the Faculty Senate on April 11, 2018 (V. Other, A.), and request that the proposed policy be included in the Academic Policies and Procedures Manual (APPM 7.10.3) with all deliberate speed.  This motion was made by the Personnel Policies Committee and its charge to follow up on the intellectual property policy proposal.
  • October 3: Notes from the September 25 meeting with the FS Executive Committee, the SE AAUP chapter Executive Committee, and President Burrage on the budget and strategic planning.  Also participating in the meeting were Dennis Westman (Vice President for Business Affairs), Bryon Clark (Vice President for Academic Affairs), Marti Phillips (Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs), and Alan Burton (Special Assistant to the President–Director University Communications).
  • October 17:  Minutes from the Planning Committee meeting of 10-10-2018.  Includes several proposals regarding the FS Awards process.
  • October 17:  Report from the Committee on Committees dated 10-12-2018, regarding an appointment to the Faculty Appellate Committee.
  • October 17:  List of possible topics for the Shared Governance Forum scheduled for November 13, 2018.
  • October 31:  Notes from the October 24 meeting between the FS Executive Committee and President Burrage on faculty compensation and the budget.
  • October 31:  Minutes from the University Affairs Committee meeting held on 10-22-2018.  Includes the list of subcommittee members for the campus Master Plan project.
  • October 31:  Report from the Personnel Policies Committee meeting of 10-31-2018 on adjunct pay, in preparation for the November 13 Shared Governance Forum.  The report was posted after the FS meeting.
  • October 31:  Proposal on tuition waivers for faculty and staff dependents.  Emailed to President Burrage following the FS meeting.
  • November 14:  Treasurer’s Report
  • November 14:  Notes from the meeting between the FS Executive Committee and President Burrage held on 11-6-2018, includes discussion of adjunct pay and the FS’s proposal on tuition waivers for dependents of SOSU faculty and staff.
  • November 28:  Notes from the Shared Governance Forum of November 13.  “Improving Pay for Adjunct Faculty,” topic chosen by the Faculty Senate.
  • November 28:  Minutes from the Committee on Committees meeting held on 11-14-2018.
  • November 28:  Three motions from the Committee on Committees.
  • November 28:  Proposed dates for the Spring 2019 calendar:  FS meetings, Shared Governance Forums, Executive Committee meetings with President Burrage.
  • November 28:  Draft of a letter to the Faculty Senate of East Central University.
  • November 28:  A form for the FS to identify and rank budget priorities.
  • November 28:  End-of-semester status report from the Personnel Policies Committee.
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  • January 31:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 1-31-2018.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Wednesday, 2-7-2018.
  • February 14:  Personnel Policies Committee Report from a meeting held on 2-8-2018.  Discussion centered on issues related to accelerated online programs:  class enrollment numbers and caps, teaching loads, and compensation.
  • February 14:  Draft Resolution urgently requesting that timely updates be made to the APPM (particularly FS recommendations that have been approved).
  • February 14:  Planning Committee Minutes from the meeting held on 2-2-2018, primarily information about the FS Awards processes and requesting support letters from award nominees.
  • February 14:  Committee on Committees Report from the meeting of 2-9-2018, concerning the status of the ad hoc Learning Technologies Council.
  • February 14:  Learning Technology Plan created and compiled by the Learning Technologies Council – Ad Hoc, and submitted to the Committee on Committees on 12-15-2017.
  • February 14:  University Affairs Committee Minutes from the meeting of 10-25-2018.
  • February 28:  Committee on Committees (CoC) Report from the meeting of 2-23-2018, primarily concerning the status of the former Learning Technologies Council-Ad Hoc.  A “Function-Recommendations-Charges” Timeline about the CoC’s work with the former Learning Technologies Council-Ad Hoc.
  • February 28:  Executive Committee Report on the meeting with President Burrage held on 2-15-2018.  Topics discussed included status and developments regarding the state budget and the Oklahoma Legislature, updates and edits for the Academic Policies and Procedures Manual (APPM), course loads/enrollment caps/and compensation for those teaching accelerated 7-week online courses, and the work of the Committee on Committees regarding the ad hoc Learning Technologies Council.
  • February 28:  Executive Committee Report on the meeting of 2-20-2018.  The primary topic was the work of the Committee on Committees regarding the ad hoc Learning Technologies Council.
  • February 28:  Archivist Report on the changes and updates to the Academic Policies and Procedures Manual (APPM) that were announced via email to SE Faculty on February 20, 2018 by Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bryon Clark.  Also included is the status of five Faculty Senate recommendations that are still pending approval and/or inclusion in the APPM.
  • March 14:  University Affairs Committee Minutes from the meeting held on 2-7-2018, primarily on issues of campus facilities and maintenance.  Dan Simmons, Director of the Physical Plant was a guest at the meeting.
  • March 27:  Notes from the Shared Governance Forum “The Higher Learning Commission” (topic chosen by the Administration).  A handout outline of “HLC 10-Year Cycle” was distributed and discussed.
  • March 28:  Faculty Senate Awards Policy (this is a narrative account of the awards policy that was approved—in outline form—by the Faculty Senate on November 30, 2016.  At the FS meeting of March 28, 2018, a paragraph on the late March vote to determine the top 5 nominees for each school was approved and added to this policy).
  • March 28:  Notes from the March 26 meeting between the Executive Committee and President Burrage.  Includes a statement in support of Oklahoma’s students, teachers, and professional support staff and the anticipated teacher walkout scheduled for April 2.  The statement was approved by the Faculty Senate and was put to a vote of the faculty as a whole on March 29.  The Statement was overwhelmingly approved by the faculty of Southeastern and the results of the vote were sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Sunday, 4-1-2018.
  • April 11:  Report  from the Committee on Committees meeting held on 4-6-2018.
  • April 11:  Report from the University Affairs Committee meeting held on 4-11-2018.
  • April 25:  Notes from the Executive Committee meeting held on 4-17-2018.  The purpose of the meeting was to review, revise, and propose questions for the annual Faculty Survey.
  • April 25:  Report from the Committee on Committees meeting held on 4-19-2018.  Includes appointments for general faculty committees and councils (i.e. university committees).
  • April 25:  Notes from the meeting of the Executive and Personnel Policies Committee and VPAA Bryon Clark that was held on 4-10-2018.  Discussion included the proposed Intellectual Property Policy and updates to the Academic Policies and Procedures Manual (APPM).
  • April 25:  Notes from the meeting of the Executive Committee and President Burrage that was held on 4-18-2018.  Discussion included a preview of the Shared Governance Forum (4-30-2-2018) topic, Revisiting the Budget Process.
  • April 25:  Summary of the Learning Technology Plan produced by the Learning Technologies Council-ad hoc and submitted on December 15, 2017.  A letter of recognition for the work of the LTC-ad hoc from the chair of the Committee on Committees.
  • April 25:  Report from the Personnel Policies Committee meeting held on 4-20-2018.
  • April 25:  Year-End Report from the University Affairs Committee
  • April 25:  Year-End Report from the Budget Committee
  • April 25: Year-End Report from the Planning Committee
  • April 25:  Year-End Report from the Faculty Senate Treasurer (a budget activity summary from July 2017-May 2018)
  • July 17:  Agenda and topics for an Executive Committee meeting to discuss senate priorities for 2018–2019
  • July 17:  Email from the Texas Council of Faculty Senates, inviting participation in an October meeting in Austin.
  • July 30:  Year-End Report from the Personnel Policies Committee
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Fall 2017

Faculty Senate Meeting Schedule Fall 2017

  • September 6:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 9-6-2017.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Tuesday, 9-13-2017.
  • September 20:  Treasurer’s Report
  • September 20:  Minutes from the meeting of the Executive Committee that was held on 9-13-2017.
  • September 20:  Policy Recommendation for APPM 4.6.8 on Dismissal of Tenured Faculty for Financial Retrenchment or Program Discontinuance.  This recommendation was revised by the Executive Committee in the summer of 2017.
  • September 20:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 9-20-2017.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Thursday, 9-28-2017.
  • October 4:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 10-4-2017.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Friday, 10-13-2017.
  • October 4:  VPAA Bryon Clark’s response to the Faculty Senate’s request for a written clarification of RUSO Counsel’s concerns about a proposal to amend APPM 7.10.3 Intellectual Property.  This was sent to FS Chair Dan Althoff on 10-3-2017, and Althoff read excerpts at the 10-4-2017 meeting.
  • October 4:  Committee on Committees Report from the meeting held on 10-2-2017.  Includes appointments to fill vacancies and replacements on university committees.
  • October 4:  Budget Committee Report from the meeting held on 9-27-2017
  • October 4:  Personnel Policies Committee Report includes minutes from the 9-28-2017 meeting, three motions for editorial changes to APPM 4.6.4, 4.6.3, and 4.5.3, and a list of requested changes to the APPM that was emailed to VPAA Bryon Clark on 10-2-2017 by the FS archivist.
  • October 4:  Motion–Policy Recommendation for APPM 4.6.8 on Dismissal of Tenured Faculty for Financial Retrenchment or Program Discontinuance.  This recommendation was revised by the Executive Committee in September of 2017.
  • October 18:  Report from the Budget Committee, a meeting is scheduled for October 31st with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee, President Burrage, VP Clark, and VP Westman.
  • October 31:  “A Look at Inflation-Adjusted Faculty Salaries” a report compiled by Senator Moretti that charts faculty salaries and rank from 1993 to 2017.  This report was presented and discussed at the meeting of the Faculty Senate Executive and Budget Committee, and President Burrage, VPAA Clark, and VP for Business Dennis Westman.
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December 2015 and Spring 2016

  • December 15:  President Burrage’s recommendation for the continuation of the Academics, Budget, and Grants Presidential Advisory Committees (PACs) and for their incorporation into the university committee structure as a standing committee.
  • January 13:  The Faculty Senate Executive Committee was invited to attend the Department Chairs’ meeting to share information and answer questions about the implementation of the post-tenure review policy and procedure.  Attendees were provided with a timeline and a flowchart for the post-tenure review process.  [Updated drafts of a timeline and flowchart were posted on 7-16-2016, keyed to proposed sections of the APPM]
  • January 18:  Response-recommendations from the FS Executive Committee (EC) regarding President Burrage’s recommendation on the PACs.  FS Chair Steven Emge solicited comments from the FS EC on Burrage’s recommendation/proposal.  On the basis of these comments, Emge drafted a response that was emailed to the EC (1-8-2016) for further comment.  That draft was then sent to the President and to the FS for discussion at the January 20 FS meeting.
  • January 20:   In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 1-20-2016.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Monday, 1-25-2016.
  • January 27:  The Personnel Policies Committee (PPC) and the Committee on Committees will meet to begin the project of reviewing the university committee structure and the portions of the APPM that pertain to the committee structure.  William Fridley (chair of the PPC and FS Archivist) prepared four documents with charts and graphs that depict the current committee structure and the number of faculty participating in the committees:  Faculty Senate CommitteesUniversity CommitteesUniversity Councils, and Committee Load.
  • March 9:  Report from the meeting of the Personnel Policies Committee and Committee on Committees that took place on 2-24-2016.  Includes a draft of the edits of the APPM (3.3.2–3.5) from the last three meetings, notes about pending questions, and recommendations for requesting information and advice from current university committees and councils.
  • March 9:  Vice Presidents McMillan and Clark will discuss possible reorganization scenarios for Academic Affairs with the Senate.  Possible scenarios for discussion:  Scenario AScenario BScenario C.  The Scenarios and plans for their discussion were emailed from VP McMillan to FS Chair Steven Emge, who then relayed them to the Faculty Senate (2-25-2016).
  • March 9:  Report from the meeting of the University Affairs Committee that took place on 3-8-2016.  Includes an update and review of the Scholarly Brown Bag lunches in the spring semester.
  • March 9:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 3-9-2016.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Thursday, 3-24-2016.
  • March 23:  The chief item of discussion was the reorganization of Academic Affairs.  Documents informing the discussion included the three possible scenarios from the administration (see March 9 Documents), and several additional scenarios that were provided by senators prior to the meeting:  Scenario 1Scenario 2Scenario 3Scenario 4 (narrative explanation).
  • March 23:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 3-23-2016.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Tuesday, 4-5-2016.
  • April 4:  Notes (including organizational flowcharts discussed and a proposal put forward by the Senate for discussion purposes) from the Forum on Shared Governance that was held on Monday, April 4, 2016.  The topic (chosen by the administration) was the Administrative Reorganization of Academic Affairs.
  • April 6:  Report from the meeting of the Personnel Policies Committee and the Committee on Committees that took place on Wednesday, March 30, to continue work on reviewing, editing, and revising the sections of the APPM related to the university committee and council structure.
  • April 13: A New Agreement reorganization proposal for a special meeting of the Faculty Senate that is called to finalize an Administrative/Academic reorganization proposal from the Senate.  The proposal is presented for discussion only and serves as an initial starting point for discussion.
  • April 13:  The Senate did not endorse the proposal for reorganization, but they did vote to send the administration a revised New Agreement proposal with some changes in language, and the proposal for discussion purposes (flow chart and reorganization talking points) that was presented at the April 4 Shared Governance Forum.
  • April 13:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 4-13-2016.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Thursday, 4-21-2016.
  • April 20:  Two motions were put forth from the joint project of the Personnel Policies Committee and the Committee on Committees to review and revise the university committee and council and the relevant portions of the APPM.  Motion 1 — Sections 3.3.2 through 3.4 of the current APPM be replaced with the following policies for Senate Oversight of General Faculty Committees and Councils (3.3.2), Committee and Council Definitions (3.3.3), and Operational Guidelines for General Faculty Committees and Councils (3.4).  Motion 2 — An update and reorganizing of Section 3.5 (the listing of General Faculty Committees and their membership structure and function statements.
  • April 27:  Minutes from the Committee on Committees meeting that was held on 4-20-2016.  Includes the committee appointments for 2016 – 2017.

Year-End Reports

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Fall 2015

 

  • October 14, 2015:  Personnel Policies Committee Report from the meeting that was held on September 23, 2015
  • October 14, 2015:  Planning Committee Report from the meeting that was held on September 16, 2015
  • October 14, 2015:  Executive Committee Report from the meeting that was held on October 5, 2015
  • October 14, 2015:  Proposal for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences (BSLAS) from the department of English, Humanities, and Languages (EHL), suggesting that the Faculty Senate appoint a committee to provide academic oversight of the BSLAS degree, with representatives from multiple disciplines across campus.
  • October 14, 2015:  Treasurer Report that includes a budget activity summary from July 2015 to October 12, 2015
  • October 14, 2015:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 10-14-2015.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Wednesday, 10-22-2015.
  • October 28, 2015: Personnel Policies Committee Report from the meeting that was held on October 21, 2015, and the meeting held on October 26, with VP Clark to work on edits and updates to the APPM.
  • October 28, 2015:  The FS will determine its preference between two graphic depictions of the 2020 Academic Vision Statement.  Original versionversion two
  • October 28, 2015:  Committee on Committees Report from the meeting that was held on 10-26-2015.  Includes new members for the Honors and IAC committees, name change of HSRRC to Institutional Review Board, and the issue of students serving on university committees
  • October 28, 2015:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 10-28-2015.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Tuesday, 11-3-2015.

 

 

  • December 2, 2015:  Minutes from the Planning Committee meeting of 11-16-2015–includes a proposed Faculty Senate Awards policy
  • December 2, 2015:  Minutes from the Committee on Committees meeting of 11-20-2015–includes proposals and descriptions for the Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences Coordinating Committee and the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • December 2, 2015:  In the Faculty Senate, a brief report to SE faculty about items from the FS meeting of 12-2-2015.  This was sent as a broadcast email to SE Faculty on Monday, 12-8-2015.
  • December 10, 2015:  Post-Tenure Review Policy, as approved by President Burrage.  Email notice sent 12-10-2015:  President Burrage has approved the attached Post Tenure Review Policy effective immediately.  The first round of post tenure reviews will occur during the spring 2016 semester. In order to give all departments time to form the review panels, President Burrage has extended the deadline for department chairs to form the review panels to January 31st 2016.  He has also extended the deadline to submit materials to be reviewed to January 31st as well. This is a one-time exception to the timeline to give the departments enough time to start the process. All other deadlines as specified in the policy should be followed. More information will be given to the department chairs at the first chairs meeting in January.
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