Governance and Advisory Committees

Faculty Advisory Council

Purpose

To act on behalf of all Arts and Sciences faculty in bringing matters of collective interest to the attention of the Executive Dean.
Representing a faculty voice, the FAC will seek:

  • To promote a sense of community within the varied disciplines of Arts and Sciences.
  • To foster transparency, mutual respect, and representative participation.
  • To ensure shared commitment and accountability to the goals of the entire College.

2017 – 2018 Roster

  • Heather Allen, Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Sara Butler, History
  • Kate Calder, Statistics
  • Doug Downey, Sociology
  • Jill Galvan, English
  • PJ Healy, Economics
  • Jay Hollick, Molecular Genetics
  • Darla Munroe, Geography
  • Allison Snow, EEOB
  • Alex Thompson, Political Science
  • Todd Thompson, Astronomy
  • David Tovey, Music (Regional Campus Representative)
  • Trisha Van Zandt, Psychology
  • Michael White, Linguistics
  • Karl Whittington, History of Art

Ex Officio

  • David Manderscheid, Executive Dean and Vice Provost
  • Jim Sanders, President, ASC Faculty Senate

ASC Faculty Senate

The Faculty Senate of the College of Arts and Sciences has jurisdiction over the "untagged" bachelor's degrees, the general education requirements for all programs in the colleges of the arts and sciences, and joint responsibility for planning the general education requirements for colleges outside arts and sciences on a cooperative basis.  In addition, the Senate provides a forum for the discussion of other matters of common interest to the Faculty of the College of the Arts and Sciences.

2007-2008 Summary

Arts and Sciences Steering Committee Report to the ASC Faculty Senate
May 2008 

Members of the 2007-2008 ASC Faculty Senate Steering Committee

Myroslava M. Mudrak (ARTS), Chair
Michael Weinstein (BIO), Vice-Chair
Claudia Buchmann (SBS)
James Sanders III (ARTS)
Julia Watson (HUM) –member of committee through Winter Quarter 2008
Ed Adelson (ASC, Ex-officio, Non-Voting)

As described in the ASC Senate rules, the Steering Committee is charged with the following:

  • to identify issues of concern relating to the matters listed in Article II, Section 2, and … bring them before the ASC Faculty Senate
  • to prepare and agenda for meetings of the ASC Faculty Senate
  • to review periodically the committee structure of the ASC Faculty Senate
  • to resolve disputes regarding ASC Faculty Senate representation
  • to prepare nominations for the positions of Chair and Vice Chair and to prepare a slate of candidates for open positions on the Steering Committee.

The items in this report are derived from published Agendas and Minutes from the five meetings that were held throughout the academic year; the report does not include agenda items from the sixth and final meeting, to be held on May 28th, 2008. These points highlight the major issues and items that were brought before the Senate in AY 2007-2008. The full texts of agendas and minutes are published on the ASC website at http://www.artsandsciences.osu.edu/forums/
 
Meetings held on Oct. 17th, Dec. 5th, Feb. 13th, April 23rd and May 9th.


Invited Speakers who addressed the Senate in 2007-2008

Executive Dean Jacqueline Jones Royster reported to the Senate on the state of the ASC Federation Review, and provided an update on the Undergraduate Curricular Review process, specifically a template for consideration of the Insight area (October 17th, 2007).
 
Vice-Provost for Enrollment Services and Dean of Undergraduate Studies Martha Garland and Vice-Provost for Academic Programs W. Randy Smith, Co-chairs of the ASC Federation Review Committee informed the Senate of the charge and process of reviewing the structure of ASC Federation (October 17th, 2007). Provosts Garland and Smith provided an update of the review process (December 5th, 2007); and summarized the final review report and its recommendations (May 9th, 2008).
 
Associate Executive Dean Ed Adelson reviewed the history of the ASC Senate, the work of the Committee on Curriculum and Instruction (CCI), and provided an update on the General Education Curriculum (GEC) reform approved in the Spring of 2007 (October 17th, 2007).
 
Chair of the Honors Committee, William Liddle, outlined the work of the Honors committee (October 17th, 2007).
 
Co-chairs of the Budget Review Committee, Allan Silverman and William Baeslack, presented an update on the work of the committee ( February 13th, 2008).
 
Chair of the Honors-Subcommittee to assess the mission of the OSU Honors Program, Terry Gustafson, gave a preliminary overview of the directions taken up by the committee (April 23rd, 2008).
 
Katherine Meyer, Associate Provost of Undergraduate Enrollment Services, Richard Gunther, Chair, Committee on the SEI and Terri Childers, Registrar’s Office and the Office of Undergraduate Enrollment (April 23rd, 2008).
 
Dean of the Graduate School, Patrick Osmer, presented an update on the review of doctoral programs and the establishment of the Graduate Council as an advisory body to the Dean (April 23rd, 2008).
 
Provost Joe Alutto attended a special meeting of the ASC Faculty Senate that was made open to all faculty within the ASC colleges to address faculty concerns regarding the ASC Federation Review Report (May 9th, 2008).

Resolutions/Actions proposed by ASC Senate Steering regarding the ASC Federation Review

  1. Resolution that criteria for review and the measures of evaluation of the ASC Federation be made available to the faculty of the Colleges of Arts and Sciences to ensure dialogue and feedback at each stage of the review process—internal, external, and prior to final recommendation to the President and Provost; and that the process of dialogue include reports to the Arts and Sciences Senate in written form and open forums for all faculty of Arts and Sciences (December 5th, 2008). 
  2. ASC Faculty Senate Steering Committee response to Provost Joe Alutto to the report submitted by the ASC Federation Review Committee, recommending i) that a separate “blue-ribbon” committee be established to consider the consequences of proposed changes to the structure of ASC; ii) a mandated review of the new structure by the end of the third year of its existence; iii) an expansion of the role and function of the ASC Faculty Senate to position it more effectively within faculty governance with the Arts and Sciences and the University as a whole; iv) that ASC faculty have a central role during the implementation process, including the selection of the Executive Dean of Arts and Sciences. (May 12th, 2008).

Votes taken by the ASC Senate in 2007-2008

Rule change regarding the Faculty Chair of CCI (Vote taken on February 13th 2008).

Slates Prepared by ASC Steering in 2008 (Electronic/e-mail election—May 21-25, 2008)

  • Call for nominations for a one-year replacement on CCI:
  • Steering Slate:

SLATE OF CANDIDATES for a two-year term on the ASC Senate Steering Committee (in alphabetic order).  PLEASE VOTE FOR ONE VICE CHAIR AND THREE MEMBERS by placing a mark next to the names of your choices:

Chair-Elect for 2008-2009:
 
Michael Weinstein (BIO) (2009)
 
Vice Chair (and Chair-Elect for 2009-2010) (vote for one):
 
Tom Lemberger (MAPS) (2010) _____
 
Steering Committee (vote for three):
 
Nancy Ettlinger (SBS) (2010) _____
 
Dan Gray (ARTS) (2010) _____
 
David Hahm (HUM) (2010) _____
 
Dan Shapiro (MAPS) (2010) _____
 
Don Winford (HUM) (2009) _____   
 
 
SLATE OF CANDIDATES to fill a vacancy on the Committee on Curriculum and Instruction (CCI) (in alphabetic order). This is only a one-year replacement for a colleague from the College of Humanities.  PLEASE VOTE FOR ONE CANDIDATE by placing a mark next to the name of your choice:
 
ASC Faculty Senate Representative on CCI (vote for one):
 
James Fredal (HUM) _____
 
Walter Rucker (HUM)  _____

2006-2007 Summary

ASC Faculty Senate: 2006-2007 Summary

Arts and Sciences Steering Committee Report to the ASC Faculty Senate
May 2007
 
Members of the 2006-2007 ASC Faculty Senate Steering Committee:

Kathryn Corl (HUMS), Chair, Robert Perry (MAPS), Vice Chair, Don Haurin (SBS), Steve Kuusisto, (HUMS), Maria Palazzi (ART), Ed Adelson, (ASC, Ex-officio, Non-Voting)

As described in the ASC Senate rules, the Steering committee is charged with the following:

  • to identify issues of concern relating to the matters listed in Article II, Section 2, and …bring them before the ASC Faculty Senate.
  • to prepare an agenda for meetings of the ASC Faculty Senate
  • to review periodically the committee structure of the ASC Faculty Senate
  • to resolve disputes regarding ASC Faculty Senate representation
  • to prepare nominations for the positions of Chair and Vice Chair and to prepare a slate of candidates for open positions on the Steering Committee

The items in this report are derived from published Agendas and Minutes from the seven meetings that were held throughout the academic year; the report does not include agenda items from the eighth and final meeting to be held on May 30, 2007. These points highlight the major issues and items that were brought before the Senate in AY 2006-2007.

The full texts of agendas and minutes are published on the ASC website at http://www.artsandsciences.osu.edu/forums/


Invited Speakers who addressed the Senate in 2006-2007:

Executive Dean Royster reported to the Senate on ASC priorities for 2006-2007, and provided an update on the Undergraduate Curricular Review process (September 27, 2006)

Executive Dean Royster addressed the Senate on the issue of minimum hours for graduation, which had been brought back to the ASC Senate by Steering for reconsideration (October 11, 2006)

Provost Barbara Snyder addressed the Senate regarding the issue of minimum hours for graduation (October 11, 2006)

Vice Provost Randy Smith, Associate Executive Dean Ed Adelson and Alexis Collier, Director of Assessment, reported on the proposed structure and charge for and University Advisory Committee for General Education (November 1, 2006)

C. David Andereck, Chair of B.S. Task Force, provided an update on the progress of the B.S. Task Force (November 1, 2006)

Ed Adelson provided an update on the progress of CCI discussions on the issue of requiring minors for the B.A. degree (November 1, 2006)

Golden Jackson, Chair, Service Learning Roundtable and Mindy Wright, Outreach Coordinator for ASC reported on Identifying and Encouraging Service Learning Courses (December 6, 2006)

Ed Adelson and Jay Hobgood (Geography) reported on the issue of AP Credit (December 6, 2006)

C. David Andereck, Department of Physics, B.S. Task Force Chair presented the B.S. Template for discussion and consideration (January 31, 2007)

Ed Adelson, Chair of CCI, reported on CCI progress towards completion of the committee’s review of requirements for BA/BS Degrees (April 25, 2007)

C. David Andereck, Chair of B.S. Task Force, presented information relevant to the issue of double counting in Second Writing Courses for the Bachelor of Science Degree (April 25, 2007)

John Wanzer, ASC Advising and Academic Services presented background information on the issue of maximum hours allowed in a single registrar’s listing (April 25, 2007)

Votes taken by the ASC Senate in 2006-7

  1. Resolution: That the total hours to graduation for the Bachelor of Arts degree be established with a minimum of 181 hours. This represents a reduction of 10 hours from the current prescribed minimum.
    Five hours of the 10-hour reduction are realized by the 5-hour reduction to the GEC requirements for the B.A. degree that was approved by the ASC Faculty Senate on June 7, 2006. Resolution passed. (December 6, 2006)
  2. Consideration of motion brought forward by CCI to amend the General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree (see report of the B.S. Task Force and the Motion from the CCI ) (February 28, 2007)
    Issue 1: Foreign Language 104 Proposed amendment: change the minimum foreign language requirement for the B.S. degree from 103 to 104. 
    Include foreign language 104 in Skills category.
    Motion carried Issue 2: Student-selected Courses in the Breadth Category
    An amendment: remove Mathematics courses beyond 152 from the student-selected course category
    The student-selected portion of the B.S. template would read: 2 student-selected Breadth courses Students choose two more courses from any of the following: Natural Science, Social Science, Arts and Humanities. Motion did not carry 
    Proposed Amendment to Student-Selected Courses Propose to add Issues of the Contemporary World (597 courses) to the student-selected category Amendment would read: 2 student-selected Breadth courses Students choose two more courses from any of the following: Natural Science, Social Science, Arts and Humanities, and Mathematics beyond Math 152, with some exceptions such as x94; one course may be from Issues of the Contemporary World Motion carried Proposed Amendment to Student-Selected Courses Propose to add Statistics 400 or higher to student-selected category Amendment would read: 2 student-selected Breadth courses Students choose two more courses from any of the following: Natural Science, Social Science, Arts and Humanities, and Mathematics beyond Math 152, with some exceptions such as x94; one course may be from Issues of the Contemporary World; one course may be Statistics 400 or higher Motion Carried
  3. Approval of B.S. Template (as amended above) (February 28, 2007)
  4. Resolution: That the total hours to graduation for the Bachelor of Science degree be established with a minimum of 181 hours. This represents a reduction of 10 hours from the current prescribed minimum. Resolution passed (February 28, 2007)
  5. Resolution: to retain the current opportunity to double count the Second Writing Courses for the Bachelor of Science Degree Resolution passed (April 25, 2007)
  6. "Free electives" as a part of BA and BS degrees (University Rule: 3335-8-06: “Every undergraduate curriculum must provide for a minimum of 15 hours of free electives”) Resolution: "Eliminate required free elective hours for both the B.A. and B.S. degrees¬ and encourage diverse choice in student electives through advising" Resolution passed. (April 25, 2007)
  7. Resolution: "Remove the rule limiting permitted hours in a registrar’s listing to 80 hours" Resolution passed. (April 25, 2007)

Slates Prepared by ASC Steering in 2007:

  1. Call for nominations for replacements for three CCI members elected from ASC Senate whose terms ended in 2007: Neil Baker, Rebecca Harvey, and Thomas Lemberger (April 25, 2007); E-mail elections for CCI representatives (May 21-25, 2007) Slate: Irina Artsimovitch (Microbiology) Daniel Avorgbedor (AAAS/Music) Bebe Miller (Dance) Doug Pride (Earth Sciences)
  2. Slate for ASC Senate Offices (Election to be held on May 30, 2007) Chair Myroslava Mudrak (ART) (2008) Vice Chair Michael Weinstein (BIO) (2009) Steering Julia Watson (HUMS) (2009) Laura Stafford (SBS) (2008) Claudia Buchmann (SBS) (2008) Jim Sanders (ART) (2008)

2005-2006 Summary

ASC Faculty Senate: 2005-2006 Summary

Arts and Sciences Steering Committee Report to the ASC Faculty Senate

June 2006
ASC Senate
October 26, 2005
014 University Hall

  1. Housekeeping
  2. Election of Officers (Lisa Florman)
    Slate: Terry Gustafson, Chemistry: Chair
    Steve Kuusisto, English: Vice-Chair
    1. Election of CCI representative from Senate (SBS Area) (Lisa Florman)
      Slate: Dan McDonald, Communication: Professor
      ​Jay Hobgood, Geography: Associate Professor
    2. Announcement of Steering Vacancy (Lisa Florman)
  3. Greetings from Executive Dean
  4. Consideration of changes to Graduation with Distinction (Attachment A) (Adelson/Jenkins)
  5. Report and discussion from the University Undergraduate Curriculum Review Committee (Brian McHale)
  6. Update on Office of Interdisciplinary Programs (Schoen)
  7. Report on Freshman Seminar Program and introduction of new Freshman Seminar Coordinator (Schoen)
  8. Introduction of newly appointed ASC faculty (ASC Deans)
  9. Reception for senators and new ASC faculty in University Hall 114

Agenda
ASC Faculty Senate
January 11, 2006
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Smith Seminar Room

  1. Approval of Minutes from the October 26, 2005 meeting. (Please review attached document.)
  2. Report of the Steering Committee
  3. Executive Dean Royster: Overview of process for consideration of McHale Committee recommendations

Agenda
ASC Faculty Senate
February 8, 2006
3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Smith Seminar Room

  1. Approval of Minutes from the January 11, 2006 meeting.
  2. Announcements from the Chair
  3. Discussion with Provost Snyder, Vice Provost Smith, Vice Provost Garland, and Professor McHale about the Report of the Committee on the University-Wide Review of Undergraduate Education

Agenda
ASC Faculty Senate
March 8, 2006
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Smith Seminar Room

  1. Approval of minutes of ASC Senate meeting of February 8, 2006
  2. Remarks from Chair
  3. Introductory comments from Executive Dean Jacqueline Royster
  4. Statements by Professional College representatives
  5. Remarks by Associate Executive Dean Ed Adelson
  6. General discussion and follow-up questions from senators for Professional College colleagues

Agenda
ASC Faculty Senate
Wednesday, April 19, 2006
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Smith Seminar Room

  1. Remarks for the Chair.
  2. Approval of the minutes from the March 8th meeting.
  3. Voting on specific resolutions from the Committee of Curriculum and Instruction (CCI) regarding the recommendations from the McHale Report (see attached document).
  4. Notice of upcoming meetings

Agenda
ASC Faculty Senate
May 3, 2006
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Smith Seminar Room

  1. Remarks from the Chair
  2. Approval of the minutes from the April 19th meeting
  3. Voting on the next set of specific resolutions from the Committee n Curriculum and Instruction (CCI) regarding the recommendations from the McHale Report (see attached document)
  4. Voting on changes to the Rules of the Arts and Sciences Faculty Senate (see attached)
  5. Notice of upcoming meetings

Agenda
ASC Faculty Senate
Wednesday, May 24
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Faculty Club

  1. Remarks from the Chair
  2. Approval of the minutes from the May 3rd meeting (see attached)
  3. Election of the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Senate for next year - Proposal for suspension of rule for slate of opposed candidates
  4. Discussion of resolution from CCI on the McHale Report
  5. Presentation of the Executive Dean’s Diversity Awards

2004-2005 Summary

ASC Faculty Senate: 2004-2005 Summary

Report of the Steering Committee

Arts and Sciences Senate
2004-2005 Academic Year

October 13, 2004

Agenda items:

  1. an update from Interim Executive Dean Jacqueline Royster on ASC goals and activities
  2. a report by Associate Executive Dean Ed Adelson on the CCI and Honors committee activities of 2003-2004
  3. a discussion with Provost Barbara Snyder on the committee to evaluate undergraduate education (McHale Committee)
  4. an introduction of newly appointed personnel in the Office of the Executive Dean of  Arts and Sciences
  5. a presentation of the slate of candidates for positions on the ASC CCI, and ASC Senate Steering Committee
  6. a report by the Library Project Manager on Library Renovations
  7. an update on the search for an Executive Dean of Arts and Sciences

February 15, 2005

A dialogue with Mary Fennel, candidate for Executive Dean of Arts and Sciences

February 21, 2005

Discussion with Jacqueline Royster, candidate for Executive Dean of Arts and Sciences

April 4, 2005

Agenda items:

  1. an update on arts and sciences initiatives by the Executive Dean
  2. an update on curricular matters by the Associate Executive Dean
  3. a discussion of the Outcomes Assessment initiative by the ASC Assessment Coordinator
  4. a discussion of transfer and articulation models by Vice Provost Randy Smith
  5. a discussion with the Executive Dean of the process of consideration of University curricular matters, including undergraduate initiatives from Medicine, Engineering, and a proposed Glenn Institute/PPM merger
  6. an outline of emerging partnerships with professional colleges given by the Associate Executive Dean

April 25, 2004

Discussion with Randy Smith and Beth Hume about process for Committee to examine the undergraduate curriculum

May 23, 2005

Agenda items:

  1. a resolution from the Executive Dean’s Faculty Leadership Committee to OAA/CAA concerning curricular proposals originating outside of the Arts and Sciences:
    Taking seriously our mandate to provide core curricular offerings and programs of study in support of every Ohio State undergraduate, we, the faculty of the Arts and Sciences, encourage all academic initiatives aimed at improving the quality of undergraduate education at OSU.  At the same time, we feel that our responsibility to serve students from across the campus requires that any initiative with a potentially significant impact upon ASC programs and students be designed in close collaboration with Arts and Sciences faculty, and from the earliest stages of its development.  Such cooperation is consistent with our mandate, as articulated in the board of Trustees rule #3335-5-27: “The faculty of the arts and sciences shall have jurisdiction over…[t]he basic education requirements for all programs in the colleges of the arts and sciences, and joint responsibility for planning the basic education requirements for colleges outside arts and sciences on a cooperative basis.” As a means of facilitating this “cooperative interface”, we urge the Council on Academic Affairs to formally incorporate questions such as those included in the attached document into the proposal and review process for all future initiatives that substantially affect the broader undergraduate curriculum.
  2. a report on the Outcomes Assessment initiative in the Arts and Sciences by the ASC Assessment Coordinator
  3. a discussion of transfer and articulation agreements with Vice Provost Smith and Mr. Tom Schreiner from Enrollment Management
  4. a discussion of the ASC 2015 Plan with the Executive Dean
  5. a discussion of the concurrence process for curricular proposals with the Associate Executive Dean
  6. nomination of ASC Steering Committee members for 2005-2006

ASC Information Technology Advisory Committee

Purpose

The committee is charged with advising the Executive Dean and College CIO on College IT priorities and strategies, including the setting of budgetary priorities, vetting of IT compliance standards to help determine appropriate courses of action, evaluating and recommending improvements to service levels in departments, and guidance toward new IT services and support. In addition, the committee will serve as a feedback /communication mechanism for faculty and staff on the operation of ASC Technology Services and on the role of information technologies in the college in general.

Give Feedback

2016 – 2017 Roster

  • CHAIR: Laura Kubatko – Departments of Statistics and Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology
  • Jan Pierskalla – Department of Political Science
  • Shari Speer – Department of Linguistics
  • Christopher Kochanek – Department of Astronomy
  • Kammi Schmeer -- Department of Sociology
  • Mike Edwards -- Department of Psychology
  • Mollie Workman – Department of History of Art
  • Tim Smith, Chief Information Officer
  • David Sweasey, Director, IT Risk Management and Governance
  • John Nisbet, Chief Administrative Officer

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