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Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committees and Task Forces

2016-17

Ad Hoc Committee on Liberal Education - In formation. Convened by Senate in May 2016.

Task Force to Explore Tenure for Teaching Intensive Faculty - co-chaired by Gary Brodowicz and Gwen Shusterman. Convened by Senate in February 2016. Interim report due in winter 2017.

2015-16

Task Force on Academic Quality - chaired by Linda George. Convened by Senate in Fall 2014. Reported to Senate in May 2016. Recommendations led to formation of Academic Quality Committee, a standing constitutional committee.

Task Force on Continuous Appointment for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty - chaired by Jennifer Mittelstaedt. Reported to Senate in May 2016. Recommendations led to Guidelines for Continuous Appointment of Non-Tenure-Track Faculty, passed by Senate in June 2016, and shared with AAUP for joint approval.

Task Force on Emeritus Status for Non-Tenure-Track Faculty - chaired by Susan Lindsay.

2014-15

Ad Hoc Committee on Academic Program Prioritization - chaired by Mark Jones (MCECS), to continue service through June 2015. Interim reports to Faculty Senate in Fall 2014. See APPC website.

Ad Hoc Committee on Post-Tenure Review - chaired by David Raffo, to continue service through December 2014. Interim report to Faculty Senate in Fall 2014. First draft posted on the Senate website (Meeting Materials page) as E4 added to the December 1, 2014 Senate packet.

Task Force on Academic Quality - convened by Senate in Fall 2014, first meeting in January 2015. This Task Force will continue its work through 2015-16, reporting again to Senate by the end of the academic year.

2013-14

Ad Hoc Committee on Revision of PSU Promotion and Tenure Guidelines to Add New Faculty Ranks - co-chaired by Sandra Freels and Bob Liebman, Presiding Officer Elect, to continue service until December 2013. Report contained in the minutes of the December 2013 Faculty Senate meeting. Adoption of revisions in April 2014. (Final edits approved in May 2014.)

2011-12

Ad Hoc Committee on Institutional Boards - chaired by Rob Daasch, President Elect, to continue service until further notice. Report contained in minutes of the June 2012 Faculty Senate meeting.

Ad Hoc Committee to Review IST Courses - chaired by Rob Gould, EPC member, to continue service until fall 2012. Interim report contained in the minutes of the June 2012 Faculty Senate meeting.

Ad Hoc Committee on On Line Learning - extended Established by the PSU Faculty Senate, June 2011, to continue service until further notice. Charge. To continue service though June 2014 with revised charge. Membership: Candyce Reynolds (Chair), Martha Hickey, Annie Knepler, Sarah Hardesty, Sarah Beasley, Rik Lemoncello, Darrell Brown, Ann McClannan, Karla Fant, Meredith Farkas, Rachel Webb. Melody Rose and Gary Brown, Ex officio.

2010-11

Ad Hoc Financial Futures Advisory Committee established by the President and co-chaired by the Vice Presidents for Academic Affairs and Finance and Administration. Charge. The committee will serve through academic year 2010-11. Final Report.

Ad Hoc Committee on On Line Learning Established by the PSU Faculty Senate, June 2010, to report to the Senate by June 2011. Charge. Senate minutes pertaining to same. Membership: Cynthia Brown, Linda George, Rob Gould, Rachel Hardesty, Candyce Reynolds. Final Report May 20, 2011

Ad Hoc Committee on Implementation of Changes to the Constitution Established by the PSU Faculty Senate, June 2010, to report to the Senate as soon as possible. Membership: Robert Liebman, Mark Jones, Paula Carder, Alan Cabelly, Rowanna Carpenter, Robert Shrunk, Joan Jagodnik, Michael Bowman. Interim Report May 20, 2011

PSU/OHSU Strategic Partnerships Task Force Established jointly by the PSU and OHSU Presidents to identify and analyze potential structural and organizational options for collaboration between PSU and OHSU. The Task Force is comprised of nine representatives from each university and four community members, and is chaired by Tom Imeson, former OUS Board Member. Each university has one faculty senate and one student representative. The Task Force began its work in December 2009 and is due to issue a final report in June 2010. October 2010 Draft Final Report.

FOR INFORMATION ON PREVIOUS AD HOC COMMITTEES AND TASK FORCES,
SEE FACULTY SENATE DOCUMENTS ARCHIVED AT PDX SCHOLAR