January 23, 2018 Agenda

112 Kern Graduate Building


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A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

  • Senate Curriculum Report of January 9, 2018 – 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

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

  • Revisions to Bylaws; Article II – Membership, Section 5(c) – Appendix B
    (Introduced at December 5, 2017 meeting)
    THIS REPORT WILL APPEAR ON THE MARCH 13, 2018, SENATE AGENDA IN CORRECTED FORMAT
  • Revisions to Constitution; Article I – Functions, Section 1 – Appendix C
    (Introduced at December 5, 2017 meeting)

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

  • Revisions to Bylaws; Article IV – Committees, Section 6 – Appendix D

Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs

  • Guidelines for Academic Program Information Appearing in the University Bulletin – Appendix E

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Senate Committee on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

  • Proposed Changes to Penn State Policy SY 45, Use of Unmanned Aircraft (“UA”) – Appendix F

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

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

  • Annual Report on the Reserved Spaces Program* – Appendix G
  • Update on LionPATH Implementation – Appendix H
    [25 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Elections Commission

  • University Faculty Census Report 2018-2019* – Appendix I

Senate Committee on Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology

  • PSU Libraries Collection Budget Report, 2017 – Appendix J
    [20 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education

  • Summary of Petitions by College, Campus, and Unit 2016-2017* – Appendix K

*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, March 13, 2018, 1:30 p.m., Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.

Senate Committee meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

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