October 17, 2017 Agenda

112 Kern Graduate Building


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A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

  • Senate Curriculum Report of October 3, 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

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

  • Revision of the Bylaws, Article III Election to the Senate, Section 7 – Appendix B
    (Introduced at September 12, 2017 meeting)

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

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

  • Update Senate Policies to Replace/Remove eLion/ISIS – Appendix C

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

  • Revisions to Bylaws; Article I – Officers, Section 1 – Appendix D

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Senate Committee on Faculty Benefits

  • The Pennsylvania State University Smoke Free/Tobacco Free Task Force Report and Implementation Plan – Appendix E

Senate Committee on Student Life

  • Endorsement of Deferred Rush for Fraternities and Sororities – Appendix F

Senate Committee on University Planning

  • Dissolution of the Facilities Planning Advisory Board – Appendix G

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Senate Committee on Faculty Benefits

  • 2018 Medical and Prescription Drug Plan – Appendix H
    [20 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology

  • Penn State University Press – Appendix I
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Council

  • 2016-2017 University Faculty Ombudsperson Report – Appendix J
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Committee on University Planning

  • Overview of the Facilities and Administrative Rate Distribution by Colleges, Administrative Units, and Commonwealth Campuses – Appendix K
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

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, December 5, 2017, 1:30 p.m., Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.

Senate Committees meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

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