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Composed of representatives from all academic and administrative units,
the Faculty Senate is the primary governing body of the University, responsible
for academic policies, educational standards, curricula, academic regulations,
and faculty welfare. In its capacity as the University's legislative body, the
Faculty Senate presents recommendations to the President of the University, who
has the authority to pass or veto any measure submitted. Organized in 1945 by
the Committee on Resident Faculty Organization, the Faculty Senate (formerly
known as the Faculty Council prior to 1957) was the first faculty body at
Oregon State University that included elected representatives.
Due to differences in the series designations between the paper and
microfilm records in this group, the microfilm reels are described separately
below and in the inventory.
Series I contains correspondence, minutes, memoranda, annual committee
reports, and studies generated by the Faculty Senate's committees. Two of the
major committees represented in this series are the Executive and the Faculty
Economic Welfare Committee. The latter examined issues pertaining to faculty
salaries and benefits. One cubic foot of Faculty Senate materials from the
records of C. W. Hovland, Department Chair of Religious Studies and president
of the Faculty Senate from 1978 to 1979, has been transferred into this series.
Series II consists of minutes of the Faculty Senate. The microfilm records also
contain minutes of the Faculty Senate and cover one year (1956) not in the
paper records. Series III are Reports to the Senate sent to Senate members
outlining meeting agendas and memoranda and reports from committees.
Series IV contains informational materials and memoranda regarding the
presentation of the OSU Distinguished Service Awards. Nomination packets of the
winners of the Distinguished Service Award and other awards (containing
curriculum vitas and letters or recommendation) are also in this series.
Series V consists of studies, opinion papers, and addresses prepared for
the Faculty Senate by faculty members, committees, and outside consultants.
Series VI contains general correspondence, a handbook, memoranda, and
informational reports relating to the administrative structure, policies, and
history of the Faculty Senate.
The 5 reels of Faculty Senate microfilm records date from 1944 to 1971
and consist primarily of correspondence, minutes, committee and curriculum
council reports, informational materials, and memoranda. The minutes,
informational material, and reports were created by the Committee On Faculty
Organization, an ad hoc committee formed by the University to establish the
Faculty Senate. The microfilm also contains correspondence, memoranda, and
reports from the Committee On Committees and the Publication Advisory
Committee. Series numbers in brackets on the inventory correspond to series
indicators in the microfilm.
Use of the Collection
Preferred Citation :
Faculty Senate Records (RG 44), Oregon State University Archives,
Organized into six series: I. Committees; II. Minutes; III. Reports to
the Faculty Senate; IV. Awards; V. Studies, Opinion Papers, and Addresses; and
VI. Subject files.
Related Materials :
The OSU Staff Newsletter (Pub 8-22a) includes the Faculty Senate Minutes
and indexes from 1965-1977. The D. Curtis Mumford Papers include records of the
Faculty Economic Welfare Committee of the Faculty Senate.
Detailed Description of the Collection
Series I: Committees, 1944-1989
Committee, 1971, 1977
Meeting Minutes and
Revisions of Academic
S-U Grading, 1968-1973
Transfer of Community
College and Voc-tech Credits, 1971-1973
Academic Reviews and Appeals
Ad Hoc Committees, 1970-1982
Committee on Martin
Luther King's Birthday, 1982
Committee on Faculty
Advancement of Teaching
Bylaws Committee, 1970-1971
Committee on Admissions of
Graduate Students, 1969
Committee on Admissions of
Undergraduate Students, 1969-1972
Committee to Coordinate
Distribution and Review of Statements on Student Rights, 1969
Committee for Minority and
Special Services Programs, 1969-1971
Committee on Reorganization
and Enlargement of the Faculty Council, 1954-1955
reel 5: Committee on Resident Faculty Organization, 1944
[This reel exactly duplicates paper records in the folder, "Committee on
Resident Faculty Organization, 1944", with the exception of one page of Minutes
on the film which is not in the original paper records. This page has been
printed out and is available with the original paper records.]