March 13, 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 February 20, 2018 – Appendix A
  • Revised 2018-2019 Senate Calendar – Appendix S

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

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Senate Committee on University Planning

G. FORENSIC BUSINESS

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

  • Revisions to Bylaws; Article IV – Committees, Section 6 – Appendix C
    (Introduced at January 23, 2018 meeting)

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

  • Revisions to Bylaws; Article I – Officers, Section 1 – Appendix D
  • Revisions to Constitution; Article II – Membership, Section 5(c) – Appendix E

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Senate Committee on Faculty Benefits

  • Recreational Facilities Memberships for Faculty at University Park – Appendix F

Senate Committee on Global Programs

Senate Committee on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity

Senate Committee on University Planning

  • Dissolution of the Facilities Planning Advisory Board – Appendix I

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

Senate Council

  • Nominating Committee Report 2018-2019 – Appendix K

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

  • Faculty Senate Scholarships Awarded to Undergraduates – Appendix L
    [5 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Elections Commission

  • Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2018-2019* – Appendix M

Senate Committees on Faculty Affairs and Intra-University Relations

  • Promotion to the Rank of Professor – Appendix N
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on Faculty Benefits

  • Childcare at The Pennsylvania State University* – Appendix O
  • WorkLion Update 2018 – Appendix P
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on Intra-University Relations

  • Interim report on implementation of AC21 – Appendix Q
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology

  • Augmented, Virtual, and Mixed Reality Technologies at Penn State: Current Projects, Partnerships with Penn State IT, and Additional Opportunities* – Appendix R

*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, April 24, 2018, 1:30 p.m., Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.

Senate Committee meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

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