March 14, 2017 Agenda

Meeting rescheduled for Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – 1:30 p.m due to inclement weather conditions.
112 Kern Graduate Building


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A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

  • Senate Curriculum Report of February 21, 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

Senate Committee on Educational Equity and Campus Environment

  • Educational Equity and Faculty – Appendix B
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on Faculty Benefits

  • WorkLion: Development and Implementation Plan – Appendix C
    [15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on Outreach

  • Penn State Adult Learners – Appendix D
    [15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]
    (Additional privileged information available in Box to Senators)

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

  • Revisions to Senate Bylaws Article II Section 1 (introduced at January 24 meeting) – Appendix E

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

  • Revisions to Senate Standing Rules Article II Section 6(k) Committee on Outreach – Appendix F

Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education

  • Change to Senate Policy 43-00 (Syllabus) – Appendix G
  • Change to Senate Policy 47-70 Online Student Progress Report – Appendix H
    (Policy number changed to from 43-70 to 47-70 – typographical error)

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Senate Committee on Educational Equity and Campus Environment

  • Revision of AD84 Preferred Name and Gender Identity Policy – Appendix I

Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs

  • Proposed Revision to HR21 Recommendation for Standardizing Titles for Non-tenured Faculty across Units – Appendix J

Senate Committees on Outreach, and Educational Equity and Campus Environment

  • Office of Educational Equity Middle and High School Pre-College Programs TRIO Upward Bound, Upward Bound Migrant, Upward Bound Math and Science, and Talent Search – Appendix K

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Senate Council

  • Nominating Committee Report for 2017-2018 – Appendix L

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

Senate Council

  • Policy Harmonization – Appendix N
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

Senate Committee on Educational Equity and Campus Environment

  • CLGBTQE Commission Reads – Appendix P
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Elections Commission

  • Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2017-2018* – Appendix Q

Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs

  • Student Rating of Teaching Effectiveness (SRTE) Evaluations: Effective Use of SRTE Data – Appendix R
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Senate Committee on Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology

  • PSU Libraries Collection Budget Report, 2016* – Appendix T

Senate Committee on Outreach

  • Online Education at Penn State – Appendix U
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Council

  • Report on Fall 2016 Campus Visits – Appendix V
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]
    (Additional privileged information available in Box to Senators)

University Planning

  • All Gender Restrooms at The Pennsylvania State University Status Report – Appendix W
    [5 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]
  • OPP Report: Connecting Operations with Students, Faculty, and Researchers – Appendix X
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

*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 25, 2017, 1:30 p.m., Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.

Senate Committees meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

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