Appendix D

12/6/16

CORRECTED COPY
(Shaded areas in [square brackets] reflect changes made before and during the Senate meeting. )

LionPATH RESOLUTION

Keith Shapiro, Arts and Architecture

(Legislative)

WHEREAS, the LionPath Project has caused interference and delays with our admissions process;

WHEREAS, the LionPATH  Project has exhibited ongoing difficulties issuing transcripts, degree audits, and transfer credits; and

WHEREAS, continued problems with LionPath adversely impacts student financial aid and tuition payments.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the University Faculty Senate finds this situation to be unacceptable and urges, effective immediately, that the implementation of LionPATH be halted for at least one semester or until the problems are under control, and in the interim be replaced with our existing e-Lion system; and,

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the University Faculty Senate urges that an assessment be conducted as soon as possible to explore how software upgrades, newer programs, alternative software, or other methods might more effectively accommodate the needs of the Penn State Student Information System.


Amended Resolution Brought to Senate Floor 12/6

Please note that the following contains bold text for additions and strikeouts indicating deleted text. Deleted text is notated with (Delete) (End Delete). Added text is notated with (Add) (End Add).

WHEREAS, the LionPath Project has caused interference and delays with our admissions process;

WHEREAS, the LionPATH Project has exhibited ongoing difficulties issuing transcripts, degree audits, and transfer credits; and

WHEREAS, continued problems with LionPath adversely impacts student financial aid and tuition payments.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the University Faculty Senate finds this situation to be unacceptable and urges, effective immediately, that [(Delete) the implementation of LionPATH be halted for at least one semester or until the problems are under control, and in the interim be replaced with our existing e-Lion system; and, (End Delete) (Add) that partial functionality be returned to e-Lion to mitigate the current noted shortcomings and supplement the primary operation of the LionPATH system, until effective functionality of LionPath is established; and, (End Add)] Revised before Senate Meeting.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the University Faculty Senate urges that an assessment be conducted as soon as possible to explore how software upgrades, newer programs, alternative software, or other methods might more effectively accommodate the needs of the Penn State Student Information System.


Final Version Approved by Senate 12/6

Please note that the following contains bold text for additions and strikeouts indicating deleted text. Deleted text is notated with (Delete) (End Delete). Added text is notated with (Add) (End Add).

WHEREAS, the LionPath Project has caused interference and delays with our admissions process;

WHEREAS, the LionPATH Project has exhibited ongoing difficulties issuing transcripts, degree audits, and transfer credits; and

WHEREAS, continued problems with LionPath adversely impacts student financial aid and tuition payments.

[(Delete) THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the University Faculty Senate finds this situation to be unacceptable and urges, effective immediately, that the implementation of LionPATH be halted for at least one semester or until the problems are under control, and in the interim be replaced with our existing e-Lion system; and, that partial functionality be returned to e-Lion to mitigate the current noted shortcomings and supplement the primary operation of the LionPATH system, until effective functionality of LionPath is established; and, (End Delete)] Revised during Senate Meeting.

BE IT RESOLVED, the University Faculty Senate urges that an assessment be conducted as soon as possible to explore how software upgrades, newer programs, alternative software, or other methods might more effectively accommodate the needs of the Penn State Student Information System.

Clean Copy Approved by Senate 12/6

WHEREAS, the LionPath Project has caused interference and delays with our admissions process;

WHEREAS, the LionPATH Project has exhibited ongoing difficulties issuing transcripts, degree audits, and transfer credits; and

WHEREAS, continued problems with LionPath adversely impacts student financial aid and tuition payments.

BE IT RESOLVED, the University Faculty Senate urges that an assessment be conducted as soon as possible to explore how software upgrades, newer programs, alternative software, or other methods might more effectively accommodate the needs of the Penn State Student Information System.