Ad Hoc All-University Committees
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:
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.)
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.
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.
Ad Hoc Committee to Propose Changes to the Constitution Established by the PSU Faculty Senate, June 2009, to report to the Senate as soon as possible. The committee will "propose changes to the constitution that bring it more in line with our current composition and circumstances." Membership: Robert Liebman SOC (chair), Sy Adler UPA, Mary Ann Barham UASC, Viginia Butler ANTH, Jeanne Enders SBA, Mark Jones CS, Alan MacCormack UNST. Ex officio: Sarah Andrews-Collier, Duncan Carter. Final Report, June 2010.
Ad Hoc Committee to Review Practices for High Achieving Students. Established by the PSU Faculty Senate, February 2009, to report to the Senate in June and December 2009. Appointed by the Provost in consultation with the Faculty Senate Steering Committee and the Advisory Committee, the commitee will examine University-wide resources and services for and practices in regard to high-achieving undergraduate students." Membership: Janine Allen, Chair (GSE), Harold Briggs (SSW), Chris Carey (UNST), Richard Clucas (CUPA), Michael Flower (HON), Dan Fortmiller (OSA), Martha Hickey (INTL), Bryan Johanson (FPA), Tom Luckett (HST), Branimir Pejcinovic (MCECS), Madeline Pullman (SBA), Tom Seppalainen (PHIL), Gwen Shusterman (CHEM), Harry York (HON). Committee request for extension to report dates in February and June 2010 granted. Final Report, June 2010.
Ad Hoc Committee to Develop Process and Criteria for Program Reduction. Established by the PSU Faculty Senate, April 2009, to report to the Senate on June 1, 2009. The committee will "develop a process and set of criteria specifically taking into account the possibility that program evauation may lead to program reduction and elimination as part of our current or impending budget reductions." Membership: DeLys Ostlund, Chair (OGSR), Linda Walton, HST (Advisory Council), Robert Mercer, LAS (Steering Cmttee), J.R.Estes, UNST (UCC), Paulie Jivanjee, SSW (Graduate Council), Michael Bowman, LIB (EPC), Rich Wattenberg, TA (Budget Cmttee), Linda George, ESR (ARC), Carol Mack (OAA(, Shawn Smallman (UGS), Kathi Ketcheson (OIRP), Steve Harmon (OAA).
Ad Hoc Committee on Long Term Institutional Fiscal Strategies Established by PSU President Wiewel, February 2009, to provide recommendations on fundamental actions that the University could take to achieve a more robust financial condition in the coming biennium and beyond. A primary consideration of the Committee should be to preserve, and where possible grow, the quality of the academic and research programs and the related support services at Portland State University. In addition, the work of the Committee should be largely focused on actions that the University has the authority to undertake and that can have a major impact in terms of either budget reduction and/or budget reallocation. Final Report, July 2009.
Ad Hoc Committee to Assess Faculty Participation and Empowerment. Established by the PSU Faculty Senate, February 2008. Final report in June 2009.