April 25, 2017 Agenda

112 Kern Graduate Building


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A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

  • Minutes of the March 14, 2017 (Rescheduled for March 21, 2017 due to winter storm), Meeting in The Senate Record 50:5

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

  • Senate Curriculum Report of April 4, 2017 – Appendix A

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. COMMENTS BY THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND PROVOST OF THE UNIVERSITY

G. FORENSIC BUSINESS

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Senate Committee on Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

  • Revisions to Senate Policy 34-68, Auditing and Visiting Courses – Appendix B
  • Revisions to Senate Policy 06-20, Articulation Agreements – Appendix C

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

  • Revisions to the Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6(f) Committee on Faculty Benefits – Appendix D
  • Revision of the Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6(b), Committee on Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid – Appendix E
  • Revision of the Bylaws, Article I (Officers) Section 1 – Appendix F
  • Changes to the Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6(c), Committee on Curricular Affairs – Appendix G
  • Revisions to the Standing Rules, Article 1 Rules of Procedure (New Section 7, Service Terms for Faculty Senate Board of Trustee Committee Membership) – Appendix H
  • Revision of the Standing Rules, Article II (Senate Committee Structure), Section 6(i) Committee on Research – Appendix I

Senate Committees on Curricular Affairs, Undergraduate Education, and Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

  • Revisions to Senate Policy 59-10, Requirements for the Minor – Appendix J

Senate Committee on Educational Equity and Campus Environment

  • Modification of University Faculty Senate Policy 43-00 Syllabus to Include Report Bias Website – Appendix K

Joint Special Committee on First-Year Students’ Well-Being and Safety

  • Curricular and co-Curricular Learning Pathways to Promote the Well-Being and Safety of First-Year Undergraduate Students – Appendix L

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Joint Special Committee on First-Year Students’ Well-Being and Safety

Senate Committee on Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology

Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education

Senate Committee on University Planning

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Senate Committee on Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

  • Annual Report on the High School Students Enrolled Nondegree in Credit Courses* – Appendix Q
  • Priority Enrollment* – Appendix R

Senate Committee on Faculty Benefits

  • 2018 Medical and Prescription Drug Plan Design and Cost Sharing – Appendix S
    [15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]
  • 2016-2017 Report on Faculty Salaries – Appendix T
    [5 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on Global Programs

  • Travel Safety Network – Appendix U
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on Outreach

  • Penn State Cooperative Extension – Appendix V
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Report of Senate Elections*Appendix X

Senate Council
Senate Committee on Committees and Rules
Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
Standing Joint Committee on Tenure
University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee
Faculty Advisory Committee to the President
Senate Secretary for 2017-2018
Senate Chair-Elect for 2017-2018

*No Presentation of reports marked with an asterisk.

L. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

M. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, 1:30 p.m., Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.

Senate Committees meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

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