October 18, 2016 Agenda

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 – 1:30 p.m.
112 Kern Graduate Building


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A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

  • Senate Curriculum Report of October 4, 2016 – 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

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORT

University Planning

  • 2016-2017 Operating Budget Report – Appendix B
    [15 minutes allocated for presentation by Provost Jones and discussion]

G. FORENSIC BUSINESS

Educational Equity and Campus Environment

  • Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity – Appendix C
    [20 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Student Life

  • Student Presentation by the Presidents of the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA)
    and the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG) – Appendix D
    [15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

H. UNFINISHED LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

None

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committees and Rules

  • Establishment of the Standing Joint Committee for General Education Assessment – Appendix E
    REPORT WITHDRAWN BY COMMITTEE PRIOR TO MEETING
  • Revisions to Senate Standing Rules Article II Section 6 Committee on Research – Appendix F

Intercollegiate Athletics

  • Revisions to Senate Policy 67-00, Athletic Competition – Appendix G

Undergraduate Education

  • Change to Senate Policy 43-00 (Syllabus) – Appendix H

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Faculty Benefits and Student Life

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Faculty Benefits

  • Health Plan Options for 2017: PPO Blue and PPO Savings – Appendix J
    [30 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Admissions, Records, Scheduling and Student Student Aid

  • Admissions Processes – Appendix K
    [5 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]
  • Raise.me – Appendix L
    [5 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Committees and Rules

  • Confirmation of Voting Rights for Fixed Term Faculty in Senate Elections – Appendix M
    [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Intercollegiate Athletics

  • Annual Report of Academic Eligibility and Athletic Scholarships for 2015-2016 – Appendix N
    [5 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Joint Committee on Insurance and Benefits, and Faculty Benefits

  • 2015-2016 Annual Report on the Status of Benefit Changes – Appendix O
    [5 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Outreach

  • Science-U and the Eberly College of Science Outreach Office – Appendix P
    [5 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

New Member Reports

*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, December 6, 2016, 1:30 p.m., Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.

Senate Committees meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

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