Meeting Schedule & Materials

Faculty Senate

Meeting Schedule & Materials

Meeting Schedule

The next regular meeting will be Monday, 7 June 2021, 3:00-5:00.

A livestream will be available here once the meeting begins.

Recording of the May 3rd meeting (pdx.zoom.us login required)

Regular Faculty Senate meetings are held the first Monday of the month (October through June), 3:00-5:00.

For Spring 2021, all meetings will be online, using the Zoom platform. Senators, ex-officio members, and presenters will receive meeting invitations in advance. Others wishing to speak in the meeting should contact a senator in advance (so that you can be recognized to speak) as well as the Presiding Officer and Secretary (in order to receive a meeting invitation).

 

 

Agenda and documents for each meeting will be posted approximately one week prior to the meeting.

For prior materials, consult the Faculty Senate archives via PDXScholar (PSU Library).

MEETING MATERIALS

3 May 2021

Agenda
Packet (compiled documents)
Recording (pdx.zoom.us login required)
Summary of Senate Actions

Announcements

B.1. Announcements from Presiding Officer
B.2. Announcements from Secretary

Nominations for Presiding Officer Elect

Unfinished Business

D.1. NTT Teaching Professor ranks: Changes to University P&T Guidelines - approved as amended

New Business

E.1. Curricular proposals: GC, UCC - Consent Agenda
E.2. New program: Grad. Cert. in Semiconductor Materials & Manufacturing (MCECS via GC) - approved
E.3. New program: Undergrad. Cert. in International Development Studies (CUPA via UCC) - approved
E.4. Designating Social Work courses as Social Science for area distribution (ARC) - approved
E.5. Applying area distribution designation for UG Systems Science courses (ARC) - approved
Procedural note: the following two items are listed separately, but are in effect two components of the same proposal. The second item, E.7. introduces a proposed amendment to the Faculty Constitution. Per Art. VIII, the proposed amendment is subject to discussion and possible modification (amendments to the amendment) at this meeting; a final vote occurs at the next regular meeting.
E.6. Adding race/ethnic studies requirement to the undergraduate University requirement (ARC, Steering) - postponed - FAQs
E.7. Introduction (first reading) of proposed amendment to Faculty Constitution: RESR Committee

Reports

G.1. President's report
G.2. Provost's report - includes discussion of proposed OR legislation, SB 233, which would mandate common numbering system for some undergraduate courses: Senate Education Committee summary - full text of current version of the bill
G.3. Steering/AHC-APRCA feedback report on President's Article 22 presentation at the March 15th Special Meeting - underlying data
G.4. AHC-APRCA monthly report - Consent Agenda
G.5. Budget Committee interim report on IPEB process - Consent Agenda
G.6. Scholastic Standards Committee annual report - Consent Agenda
G.7. Report of Textbook and Materials Affordability Subgroup, Affordability Pillar, Students First Initiative - Consent Agenda

 

 

5 April 2021

Agenda
Packet (compiled documents)
Recording (pdx.zoom.us login required)
Summary of Senate Actions
Minutes

Announcements

B.1. Announcements from Presiding Officer
B.2. Announcements from Secretary

New Business

E.1. Curricular proposals: GC, UCC, USC - Consent Agenda
E.2. Notification of elimination of program: MA/MS in Theater Arts (GC) - Consent Agenda
E.3. Graduate pre-admission and reserved credits policy change (GC) - approved
E.4. Time extension for ad-hoc committees (Steering) - approved
E.5. Changes to area distribution designation for some Anthropology courses (ARC) - approved
E.6. Revision to BA/BS requirements A: Revise minimum credits (ARC) - approved
E.7. Revision to BA/BS requirements B: Reduce upper-division credits required from 72 to 62 (ARC) - approved
E.8. Revision to BA/BS requirements C: Revise the residence credit requirement (ARC) - approved
E.9. Revision to BA/BS requirements D: Align BA/BS distribution with Oregon community colleges for transfer students (ARC) - approved
E.10. NTT Teaching Professor ranks: Changes to University P&T Guidelines (AHC-TPR-P&T) - amended, postponed

Reports

G.1. President's report
G.2. Provost's report
G.3. Monthly report from Ad-Hoc Committee on Academic Program Reduction and Curricular Adjustments
G.4. Memo from Academic Quality Committee on BA/BS revisions - cf. E.6-9
G.5. NWCCU acknowledgement of program moratoriums (Cert. in Turkish Studies, BA in Int'l & Global Studies, concentrations: African, European, Middle East)

1 March 2021

Agenda (revised)
Packet (revised) (compiled documents)
Recording (pdx.zoom.us login required)
Summary of Senate Actions & OAA Response
Minutes

Announcements

B.1. Announcements from Presiding Officer
B.2. Announcements from Secretary

New Business

E.1. Curricular proposals: GC, UCC - consent agenda
E.2. New program: MS in Geographic Information Science (CLAS via GC) - approved
E.3. Graduate admissions transcript policy change (GC) - approved
E.4. Resolution on academic freedom (Steering) - approved

Reports

G.1. President's Report
G.2. Provost's Report
G.3. Responses to questions on February report from VP-FADM
G.4. Report from Presidential Fellows for Asian-American and Pacific Islander Student Success
G.5. Monthly report from Ad-Hoc Committee on Academic Program Reduction and Curricular Adjustments
G.6. Report from ARC-UCC Joint Task Force on BA/BS Requirements

1 February 2021

Agenda
Packet (compiled documents)
Recording (PSU login required)
Summary of Senate Actions & OAA Response
Minutes

Announcements

B.1. Announcements from Presiding Officer
B.2. Announcements from Secretary

Discussion

C.1. Curriculum and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion: race and ethnic studies requirement initiative

New Business

E.1. Curricular proposals: GC - consent agenda
E.2. Dropping GRE scores for graduate program admissions considerations (GC) - approved
E.3. Temporary suspension of the 3.0 high school GPA for freshmen admissions (Steering) - presentation slides - approved

Question Period

F.1. Administration response to question on House Bill 2864 from January

Reports

G.1. President's Report
G.2. Provost's Report
G.3. Report from Vice Provost for Finance & Administration - presentation slides
G.4. Interim Report from Ad-Hoc Committee on Academic Program Reductions and Curricular Adjustment - consent agenda
G.5 EPC special report: summary of student survey on returning to campus - consent agenda

4 January 2021

Agenda
Packet (compiled documents)
Recording (PSU login required)
Summary of Senate Actions & OAA Response
Minutes

Announcements

B.1. Announcements from Presiding Officer
B.2. Announcements from Secretary

Old Business

D.1. Amendment to Faculty Constitution: making Academic Appeals Board a constitutional committee - approved

New Business

E.1. Curricular proposals: GC, UCC - Consent Agenda
E.2. New program: Graduate Certificate in Holocaust and Genocide/Atrocity Prevention (CLAS via GC) - approved

Question Time

F.1. Question to President

Reports

G.1. President's Report
G.2. Provost's Report
G.3. Report of Ad-Hoc Committee on Undergraduate Research Opportunities
G.4. Report from Interinstitutional Faculty Senate
G.5. Notice of moratorium on programs in IGS, WLL (EPC)

7 December 2020

Agenda
Packet (compiled documents)
Recording (PSU login required)
Summary of Senate Actions & OAA Response
Minutes

Announcements

B.1. Announcements from Presiding Officer
B.2. Announcements from Secretary

New Business

E.1. Curricular proposals: GC, UCC - consent agenda
E.2. New program: Graduate Certificate in Real Estate Investment and Finance (SB via GC) - approved
E.3. Extending emergency P/NP guidelines to Spring 2021 (Steering) - approved
E.4. Extending charge of Ad-Hoc Committee on Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research (Steering) - approved
E.5. Proposed amendment to Faculty Constitution: Academic Appeals Board - first reading

Reports

G.1. Presentation by members of PSU Board of Trustees
G.2. President's Report
G.3. Provost's Report
G.4. Administration response to Faculty Senate resolution on diversity, equity, and inclusion at PSU
G.5. Quarterly Report of Educational Policy Committee - consent agenda
G.6. Midyear Report of Intercollegiate Athletics Board - consent agenda

2 November 2020

Agenda
Packet (compiled documents)
Summary of Senate Actions & OAA Response
Minutes

Announcements

B.1. Announcements from Presiding Officer
B.2. Announcements from Secretary
B.3. Announcement from Jason Podrabsky, VP for Research & Graduate Studies

New Business

E.1. Curricular proposals: GC, UCC - consent agenda
E.2. Ad-Hoc Committee to Consider Definitions of Faculty, Program, and Department in the Faculty Constitution - approved

Reports

G.1. President's report
G.2. Provost's report
G.3. Report from Emma Stocker, Dir. of Emergency Management - presentation slides
G.4. Report from Laura Nissen, Presidential Futures Fellow - presentation slides

8 June 2020

Agenda
Packet
(compiled documents)
Summary of Senate Actions & OAA Response
Minutes

Unfinished Business

D.1. New program: Business Minor in Real Estate Property Management (SB via UCC) - approved
D.2. New program: Undergrad Cert. in Real Estate Property Management (SB via UCC) - approved
D.3. New program: Undergrad. Cert. in Transformative Messaging (CLAS via UCC) - approved
D.4. New program: Undergrad Cert. in Women's Leadership (CUPA via UCC) - approved
D.5. New program: Undergrad. Cert. in Campaigning to Win a U.S. Political Campaign (CUPA via UCC) - approved
D.6. General education requirement for students transferring with over 135 credits (USC) - approved
D.7. Non-COTA courses used for Fine & Performing Arts credits (ARC) - approved
D.8. Ad-Hoc Summer Research Committee on Academic Program Examination / Reorganization (Steering) - approved
D.9. EPC memo on budget cuts and education policy - approved
D.10. EPC memo, OAA/OIA response on Confucius Institute contract - approved
D.11. Ad-Hoc Committee on Administrative Reviews (Steering) - approved
D.12. Recommendations from DAC Committee on Recruitment & Retention of Diverse Faculty - approved

New Business

E.1. P/NP policy for fall term (Steering) - approved
E.2. Resolution against racism and discrimination (Steering) - approved as amended

Reports

G.1. President's report
G.2. Provost's report
G.3. Budget Committee Annual Report (with questions to FADM)
G.4. Steering Committee Report to Board of Trustees on Administrative Leadership
G.5. General Student Affairs Committee Annual Report
G.6. Library Committee Annual Report
G.7. University Studies Council Annual Report

2 March 2020

New Business

E.9. Resolution regarding PSU's equity, diversity, and inclusion issues (Steering) - approved

Special Meeting of the Faculty, 6 November 2019

Minutes


Index of Motions and Resolutions

8 June 2020-present

Academic freedom, resolution on [2021.03.01 E.4] - approved
Academic Program Examination / Reorganization, Ad-Hoc Summer Research Committee on [2020.06.08 D.8] - approved
Academic Program Reduction and Curricular Adjustments, Ad-Hoc Committee on [2020.10.05 E.2] - approved
Administrative Reviews, Ad-Hoc Committee on [2020.06.08 D.11] - approved
Budget cuts and education policy, EPC memo on [2020.06.08 D.9] - approved
Confucius Institute contract, EPC memo & OAA/OIA response on [2020.06.08 D.10] - approved
Definitions of Faculty, Department, and Program in the Faculty Constitution, Ad-Hoc Committee to Consider [2020.11.02 E.2] - approved
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the University Promotion & Tenure Guidelines, Ad-Hoc Committee to Craft Language on [2020.10.05 E.5] - approved
Equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, resolution regarding PSU's [2020.03.02 E.9] - approved
Fine & Performing Arts credits, non-COTA credits used for [2020.06.08 D.7] - approved
Freshmen admissions, temporary suspension of the 3.0 high school GPA for [2021.02.01 E.3]
Graduate admissions transcript policy change [2021.03.01 E.3] - approved
GRE scores for graduate admissions considerations, resolution recommending dropping [2021.02.01] - approved
High school GPA requirement for freshmen admissions, temporary suspension of 3.0 [2021.02.01 E.3] - approved
Interdisciplinary Teaching and Research, extending charge of Ad-Hoc Committee on [2020.12.07 E.4] - approved
P/NP policy, extension of emergency change through Spring 2021 [2020.12.07 E.3] - approved
P/NP policy, extension of emergency change through Winter 2021 [2020.10.05 E.3] - approved
P/NP policy for fall 2020 term [2020.06.08 E.1] - approved
Race/ethnic studies requirement [2021.05.03 E.6] - postponed
Racism and discrimination, resolution against [2020.06.08 E.2] - approved as amended
Recruitment & Retention of Diversity Faculty, recommendations from DAC Committee on [2020.06.08 D.12] - approved
Social Work courses, designation as Social Science for area distribution (ARC) [2021.05.03 E.4] - approved
Systems Science courses, designation as Science or Social Science for area distribution (ARC) [2021.05.03 E.5] - approved
Teaching Professor Ranks, NTT, Ad-Hoc Committee to Include in University Promotion & Tenure Guidelines [2020.10.05 E.4] - approved
Teaching Professor ranks, NTT, changes to University P&T Guidelines [2021.05.03 D.1] - approved as amended
Transfer students with over 135 credits, general education requirement for [2020.06.08 D.6] - approved

Amendments to Faculty Constitution

Academic Appeals Board [2021.01.04 D.1] - approved
Race/Ethnic Studies Requirement Committee [2021.05.03 E.7] - introduction (first reading)

New programs

Campaigning to Win a U.S. Political Campaign, Undergrad. Cert. (CUPA) [2020.06.08 D.5] - approved
Geographic Information Science, MS (CLAS) [2021.03.01 E.2] - approved
Holocaust and Genocide/Atrocity Prevention, Grad. Cert. (CLAS) [2021.01.04 E.2] - approved
International Development Studies, Undergrad. Cert. (CUPA) [2021.05.03 E.3] - approved
Real Estate Investment and Finance, Grad. Cert. (SB) [2020.12.07 E.2] - approved
Real Estate Property Management, Business Minor (SB) [2020.06.08 D.1] - approved
Real Estate Property Management, Undergrad. Cert. (SB) [2020.06.08 D.2] - approved
Semiconductor Materials & Manufacturing, Grad. Cert (MCECS) [2021.05.03 E.2] - approved
Transformative Messaging, Undergrad. Cert. (CLAS) [2020.06.08 D.3] - approved
Women's Leadership, Undergrad. Cert. (CUPA) [2020.06.08 D.4] - approved

Curricular consent agenda

Approved unless otherwise noted

Graduate, May 2021 [2021.05.03 E.1.a]
Graduate, April 2021 [2021.04.05 E.1.a]
Graduate, March 2021 [2021.03.01 E.1.a]
Graduate, February 2021 [2021.02.01 E.1.a]
Graduate, January 2021 [2021.01.04 E.1.a]
Graduate, December 2020 [2020.12.07 E.1.a]
Graduate, November 2020 [2020.11.02 E.1.a]
Graduate, October 2020 [2020.10.05 E.1.a]
Undergraduate, May 2021 [2021.04.05 E.1.b]
Undergraduate, April 2021 [2021.04.05 E.1.b]
Undergraduate, March 2021 [2021.03.01 E.1.b]
Undergraduate, January 2021 [2021.01.04 E.1.b]
Undergraduate, December 2020 [2020.12.07 E.1.b]
Undergraduate, November 2020 [2020.11.02 E.1.b]
Undergraduate, October 2020 [2020.10.05 E.1.b]

Index of Reports

8 June 2020-present

Reports from Ad-Hoc Committees

Academic Program Examination / Reorganization, Summer Research Committee on [2020.10.05 G.4]
Academic Program Reduction and Curricular Adjustments, report at March 15th special meeting [2021.03.15 G.3]
Academic Program Reduction and Curricular Adjustments, Monthly Report 2021 Mar. [2021.03.01 G.5]
Academic Program Reduction and Curricular Adjustments, Monthly Report 2021 Feb. [2021.02.01 G.4]

Regular Reports from Standing Committees

Budget Committee Annual Report 2019-20 (with questions to FADM) [2020.06.08 G.3]
Educational Policy Committee Quarterly Report 2020 Fall [2020.12.07 G.5]
General Student Affairs Committee Annual Report 2019-20 [2020.06.08 G.5]
Intercollegiate Athletics Board Midyear Report 2020 Fall [2020.12.07 G.6]
Library Committee Annual Report 2019-20 [2020.06.08 G.6]
University Studies Council Annual Report 2019-20 [2020.06.08 G.7]

Special and Occasional Reports

Administrative Leadership, Steering Committee Report to Board of Trustees on [2020.06.08 G,4]
Administrative Leadership and Shared Governance, Steering Committee Report to Faculty Senate and University on [2019.06.03]
Article 22 - IELP, AHC-APRCA report on process [2021.03.15 G.3]
Article 22 - IELP, President's report [2021.03.15 G.1]
Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Success, Presidential Fellows for [2021.03.01 G.4]
BA/BS Requirements, ARC-UCC Joint Task Force on [2021.03.01 G.6]
Budget update from VP-FADM: presentation slides [2021.02.01 G.3] - responses to questions [2021.03.01 G.3]
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at PSU, Campus Leadership Response to the March 2020 Resolution on [2020.12.07 G.4]
Program moratorium (EPC notice): BA in African Studies, European Studies, Middle East; Undergrad. Cert. in Turkish Studies [2021.01.04 G.5]
Program moratorium (EPC notice): MA in French [2020.10.05 G.5]
Returning to campus, summary of student survey on (EPC Special Report) [2021.02.01 G.5]

Questions to Administrators

House Bill 2864 [2021.01.04 F.1] - continued response [2031.02.01 F.1]
 

Agendas Compiled by Academic Year

2019-20
2018-19

2017-18
2016-17