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    October 17, 2017

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building.  The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Comments will be provided by President Eric Barron, and Nicholas Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost.

    The Senate will consider three Legislative Reports:  Revision of the Bylaws, Article III Election to the Senate, Section 7; Update Senate Policies to Replace/Remove eLion/ISIS; and Revisions to Bylaws; Article I – Officers, Section 1, will be discussed but voting on this report will be conducted at the December 5, 2017 Senate meeting.

    The Senate will vote on three Advisory/Consultative Reports:  The Pennsylvania State University Smoke Free/Tobacco Free Task Force Report and Implementation Plan; Endorsement of Deferred Rush for Fraternities and Sororities; and Dissolution of the Facilities Planning Advisory Board.

    Informational Reports to be presented at the meeting include: 2018 Medical and Prescription Drug Plan; Penn State University Press; 2016-2017 University Faculty Ombudsperson Report; and Overview of the Facilities and Administrative Rate Distribution by Colleges, Administrative Units, and Commonwealth Campuses.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  Instructions for the use of Mediasite are available at http://senate.psu.edu/senators/mediasite-instructions.

    Members of the University community are welcome to attend this meeting.  Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate.  Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Paula Brown (814-863-1204) in advance of your participation or visit.

    Matthew Woessner
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    mcw10@psu.edu

    September 12, 2017

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building.  The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Comments will be provided by President Eric Barron.

    An Unfinished Business item, Revision of the Bylaws, Article I (Officers) Section, a Legislative Report introduced by Committees and Rules at the April 25 meeting, will be discussed and called to vote.

    The Senate will consider two Legislative Reports from Committees and Rules: Revisions to Senate Standing Rules; Article III – Other Functions of the Senate, Section 11 and Revision of the Bylaws, Article III Election to the Senate, Section 7, will be discussed but voting on this report will be conducted at the October 17, 2017 Senate meeting.

    Informational Reports to be presented at the meeting include Senate Council’s Report on Spring 2017 College Visits; Faculty Affairs’ Faculty Tenure Rates: 2016-17 Annual Report; Faculty Rights and Responsibilities’ Annual Report for 2016-2017; and Intercollegiate Athletics’ Annual Report of Academic Eligibility and Athletic Scholarships for 2016-2017.

    Former Senate Chair and Professor Emeritus, Social Studies Education, Murry Nelson, will address the Senate regarding the potential removal of Rec Hall as a faculty/staff facility.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  Instructions for the use of Mediasite are available at http://senate.psu.edu/senators/mediasite-instructions.

    Members of the University community are welcome to attend this meeting.  Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate.  Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Paula Brown (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    Matthew Woessner
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    mcw10@psu.edu

     


    April 25, 2017

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building.  The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Comments will be provided by Nicholas Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost.

    The Senate will receive the results of the 2017-2018 Senate elections for three Senate-related committees. Rosemary Jolly was elected to the Faculty Advisory Committee to the President. The meeting also includes the seating of the new officers, Chair-elect Michael Bérubé, and Secretary Ann Taylor and comments by outgoing Chair James Strauss and incoming Chair Matthew Woessner.

    The Senate will announce the recipients of the John W. White Graduate Fellowship.  The fellowships are awarded annually by the Senate to students who are graduating with highest distinction and who plan to enroll in graduate study.

    The Senate will consider eleven Legislative Reports: Revisions to Senate Policy 34-68, and Revisions to Senate Policy 06-20 Articulation Agreements, from Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid (ARSSA); six reports from Committees and Rules: Revisions to the Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6(f) Committee on Faculty Benefits; Revision of the Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6(b), Committee on Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid; Changes to the Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6(c), Committee on Curricular Affairs; Revisions to the Standing Rules, Article 1 Rules of Procedure (New Section 7, Service Terms for Faculty Senate Board of Trustee Committee Membership); and Revision of the Standing Rules, Article II (Senate Committee Structure), Section 6(i) Committee on Research;  Revisions to Senate Policy 59-10 Requirements for Minors, from Curricular Affairs, Undergraduate Education, and ARSSA; Modification of University Faculty Senate Policy 43-00 Syllabus to Include Report Bias Website, from Educational Equity and Campus Environment; and Curricular and co-Curricular Learning Pathways to Promote the Well-Being and Safety of First-Year Undergraduate Students, from the Joint Special Committee on First Year Students’ Well-Being and Safety. Revision of the Bylaws, Article I (Officers) Section 1, will be discussed but voting on this report will be conducted at the September 12, 2017 Senate meeting.

    The Senate will vote on four Advisory/Consultative Reports: Curricular and Co-Curricular Learning Pathways to Promote the Well-Being and Safety of First-Year Undergraduate Students, from the Joint Special Committee on First-Year Students’ Well-Being and Safety ; Library Space Planning, from Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology; Report on Grade Distribution, from Undergraduate Education; and Course and Classroom Scheduling Recommendations, from University Planning.

    Informational Reports to be presented at the meeting include Faculty Benefits’ 2018 Medical and Prescription Drug Plan Design and Cost Sharing, and 2016–2017 Report on Faculty Salaries; Global Programs’ Travel Safety Network; and Outreach’s Penn State Cooperative Extension.  Four informational reports are available online but will not be presented at the meeting:  ARSSA’s Annual Report on the High School Students Enrolled Nondegree in Credit Courses, and Priority Enrollment; Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity’s New Members Document; and the Report of Senate Elections.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  Instructions for the use of Mediasite are available at http://senate.psu.edu/senators/mediasite-instructions.

    Members of the University community are welcome to attend this meeting.  Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate.  Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Paula Brown (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    James A. Strauss
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    jas43@psu.edu

     


    March 14, 2017

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building.  The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Comments will be provided by Nicholas Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost.

    Forensic business items include Faculty roles in Educational Equity, led by Robert Loeb, Chair of Educational Equity and Campus Environment (EECE); WorkLion: Development and Implementation Plan, led by Renee Borromeo, Chair of Faculty Benefits; and Penn State Adult Learners, led by Elizabeth Seymour, Chair of Outreach.

    An Unfinished Business item, Revisions to Senate Bylaws Article II Section 1, a Legislative Report introduced by Committees and Rules at the January 24 meeting, will be discussed and called to vote.

    The Senate will consider three newly submitted Legislative Reports: Revisions to Senate Standing Rules Article II Section 6(k) Committee on Outreach, from Committees and Rules; and two reports from Undergraduate Education: Change to Senate Policy 43-00 (Syllabus), and Change to Senate Policy 43-70 Online Student Progress Report.

    The Senate will vote on three Advisory/Consultative Reports: Revision of AD 84 Preferred Name and Gender Identity Policy, from EECE; Proposed Revision to HR21 Recommendation for Standardizing Titles for Nontenured Faculty across Units, from Faculty Affairs; and 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, from Outreach and EECE.

    The Senate will receive nominations for three 2017-2018 extra-senatorial standing committees (Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Standing Joint Committee on Tenure, and University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee) and nominations for Senate Chair-Elect, Secretary, and the Faculty Advisory Committee to the President.  Additional nominations may be made from the floor of the Senate; senators making nominations from the floor must have the permission of the person they are nominating.

    Informational Reports to be presented include EECE’s CLGBTQE Commission Reads; Faculty Affairs’ Student Rating of Teaching Effectiveness (SRTE) Evaluations: Effective Use of SRTE Data; Outreach’s Online Education at Penn State; Senate Council’s Policy Harmonization, presented by Vice President Susan Basso;  and two reports from University Planning:  All Gender Restrooms at The Pennsylvania State University Status Report, and OPP Report: Connecting Operations with Students, Faculty, and Researchers.  Three Informational Reports are available online, but will not be presented at the meeting.  They are:  Committee and Rules’ New Member Information; the Election Commission’s Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2017-2018; Faculty Rights and Responsibilities’, Annual Report for 2015-2016; Libraries, Information Science, and Technology’s PSU Libraries Collection Budget Report, 2016.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  Instructions for the use of Mediasite are available at http://senate.psu.edu/senators/mediasite-instructions.

    Members of the University community are welcome to attend this meeting.  Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate.  Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Paula Brown (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    James A. Strauss
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    jas43@psu.edu


    January 24, 2017

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building.  The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Comments will be provided by Nicholas Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost.

    Forensic business items include a review of the Faculty Affairs’ Recommendation for Standardizing Fixed- Term Titles across Units, led by Michael Bérubé, Chair of Faculty Affairs; review of Faculty Preparation for Online Teaching, led by Elizabeth Seymour, Chair of Outreach; and a review of Counseling and Psychological Services for Students, presented by Benjamin Locke, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, with Forensic discussion questions led by Alex Shockley, Co-Chair of Student Life.

    One Unfinished Business item, a Resolution from the Penn State Abington Faculty, submitted on their behalf by Senator Judy Ozment at the December 6 meeting, will be discussed.

    The Senate will vote on three Legislative Reports submitted by Committees and Rules: Establishment of the Standing Joint Committee for General Education Assessment, Revisions to Senate Standing Rules Article I Section 11, and Revisions to Senate Standing Rules Article I Section 12. A fourth Legislative Report from Committees and Rules, Revisions to Senate Bylaws Article II Section 1, will be discussed but voting on this report will occur at the March 14 meeting, per Senate Bylaws.

    The Senate will vote on six Advisory/Consultative Reports: Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid’s Endowed Scholarships, Educational Equity and Campus Environment’s Addressing Issues of Classroom Climate and Bias in the Classroom; Faculty Benefits’ The Senate Committee on Faculty Benefits, the Joint Committee on Insurance and Benefits, and the Health Care Advisory Committee: Coordination of Duties, and Recommendations for Third Party Administrator (TPA) Choice for Penn State Medical and Prescription Drug Coverage; and two reports from Intra-University Relations: Disciplinary Communities Revisited, and Equivalence of Courses Across the University.

    Informational Reports to be presented include Global Programs’ Program Goals for Global Penn State; Student Participation, Diversity, and Comparison to Peer Institutions; a report on from Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid, and Educational Equity and Campus Environment: Penn State Veterans – Historical Perspectives; Curricular Affairs’ Update on Assessment and Accreditation; and Research’s Report on the Penn State Facilities and Administration Rate.  Three Informational Reports are available online, but will not be presented at the meeting.  They are:  Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid’s Annual Report on the Reserved Spaces Program; the Election Commission’s University Faculty Census Report 2017-2018; and Undergraduate Education’s Summary of Petitions by College, Campus, and Unit 2015-2016.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  Instructions for the use of Mediasite are available at http://senate.psu.edu/senators/mediasite-instructions.

    Members of the University community are welcome to attend this meeting.  Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate.  Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Paula Brown (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    James A. Strauss
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    jas43@psu.edu


    December 6, 2016

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building.  The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Comments will be provided by Ira Lubert, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, President Eric Barron, and Nicholas Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost.

    Forensic business items include Embedded Study Abroad Programs, led by Global Programs, and AD88, led by Michael Bérubé, Chair of Faculty Affairs.

    LionPATH Resolution, submitted by Senator Keith Shapiro at the October 18 meeting, will be discussed.

    The Senate will vote on two Legislative Reports: Revisions to Senate Policy 48-40 and 48-50, and Revisions to Senate Standing Rules Article II Section 6(o) Committee on University Planning.

    The Special Committee on University Governance will present Follow-Up Report and Recommendations for Improving Governance and Communications and Furthering the Academic Mission at Penn State.  Other informational reports to be presented include Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid’s Articulation Agreement Review, and Scholarship Report 2015-16, Curricular Affairs’ Submission of Curricular Proposals, and Educational Equity and Campus Environment’s Millennium Scholars Program.  Faculty Benefits will present three reports: Third Party Administrative Services for Penn State’s Medical and Prescription Drug Plan, Penn State Employee Health and Wellness Center, and Report on Childcare at Penn State University.  Research will present Drug Testing Program for Penn State’s Defense Related Research Units, Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) and Electro-Optics Center (EOC).  Informational Reports for new committee members, submitted by Undergraduate Education and University Planning, respectively, are available online, but will not be presented at the meeting.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  Instructions for the use of Mediasite are available at http://senate.psu.edu/senators/mediasite-instructions.

    Members of the University community are welcome to attend this meeting.  Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate.  Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Paula Brown (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    James A. Strauss
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    jas43@psu.edu


     October 18, 2016

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, October 18, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building.  The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Comments will be provided by President Eric Barron.  Nicholas Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost, will present an informational report on the 2016-17 Operating Budget.

    Forensic business items include:  A presentation by the Office of the Vice Provost for Educational Equity, sponsored by Educational Equity and Campus Environment, and Student Presentations by the Presidents of the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA) and the Council of Commonwealth Student Government (CCSG), sponsored by Student Life.

    The Senate will vote on four Legislative Reports: Establishment of the Standing Joint Committee for General Education Assessment; Revisions to Senate Standing Rules Article II Section 6 Committee on Research’ Change to Senate Policy 43-00 (Syllabus); and one Advisory/Consultative Report, Smoking/Tobacco Use Policy.

    Additional Informational reports to be presented include Faculty Benefits’ Health Plan Options for 2017: PPO Blue and PPO Savings; and Admissions, Records, Scheduling and Student Aid’s Admissions Processes, and Raise.me Scholarships.  Committees and Rules’ will present a Confirmation of Voting Rights for Fixed Term Faculty in Senate Elections, Intercollegiate Athletics’ an Annual Report of Academic Eligibility and Athletic Scholarships for 2015-2016; and JCIB and Faculty Benefits will present the 2015-2016 Annual Report on the Status of Benefit Changes.  Finally, Outreach Committee will sponsor a presentation on the ECoS Science-U Program.

    Informational Reports for new committee members, submitted by nine of the fifteen standing committees, are available online, but will not be presented at the meeting.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  Instructions for the use of Mediasite are available at http://senate.psu.edu/senators/mediasite-instructions.

    Members of the University community are welcome to attend this meeting.  Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate.  Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Paula Brown (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    James A. Strauss
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    jas43@psu.edu


     

    September 6, 2016

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building.  The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Comments will be provided by Eric Barron, President, and Nicholas Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost.

    Forensic business items include:  A Student Diversity Panel, sponsored by Educational Equity and Campus Environment; Changes in the Smoking Policy:  A Tobacco-free University, sponsored by Faculty Benefits and Student Life; Starfish Demonstration, sponsored by Undergraduate Education and Proposed Changes to HR80, submitted by Senator Larry Backer.

    The Senate will vote on revisions to Senate Policy 54-10 Good Standing and 54-20: Academic Warning.

    Informational reports to be presented at the meeting include Senate Council’s Report on Spring 2016 College Visits and University Planning’s Faculty Senate Construction Report.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  Instructions for the use of Mediasite are available at http://senate.psu.edu/senators/mediasite-instructions.

    Members of the University community are welcome to attend this meeting.  Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate.  Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Paula Brown (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    James A. Strauss
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    jas43@psu.edu


    April 19, 2016

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building.  The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Comments will be provided by Nicholas Jones, Executive Vice President and Provost, Lance Kennedy-Phillips, Vice Provost for Planning and Assessment, Rodney Kirsch, Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, and Steven Dunham, General Counsel.

    The Senate will receive the results of the 2016-2017 Senate elections for chair-elect, secretary, faculty advisory committee to the president, and three Senate-related committees. The meeting also includes the seating of the new officers and comments by outgoing Chair Mohamad A. Ansari and incoming Chair James Strauss.

    The Senate will announce the four recipients of the John W. White Graduate Fellowship.  The fellowships are awarded annually by the Senate to students who are graduating with highest distinction and who plan to enroll in graduate study.

    The Senate will also recognize senators who are not returning and have made significant contributions to the Senate during their time as senators.

    Unfinished Legislative Business:  Resolution: Guiding Principles for University Health Care Plans.

    Legislative Reports: Recommendations for General Education Assessment; US/IL Courses Survey Recommendations; Revision to Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6(c) (SCCA); Revisions to Senate Policy 59-10 Requirements for Minors; Revisions to Senate Policy 67-00, Athletic Competition; Change to Senate Policy 43-00 (Syllabus); Change to Senate Policy 47-20 (Basis for Grades).

    Advisory/Consultative Reports: Report on the Value of Documentable Intellectual Property and Contributions to Economic Development as it Relates to Promotion and Tenure; Diversity Best Practices; Moving Forward Embedding Diversity Policy; US/IL Courses Survey Funding Recommendations.

    Informational reports to be presented at the meeting include Implementation and Data-based Assessment for the 2008 FYE Initiative; 2015–2016 Report on Faculty Salaries; 2016 World Campus Report.  Reports appearing in the agenda only and posted on the University Faculty Senate website include the Committee on Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid (ARSSA)’s Priority Enrollment, and Annual Report on the High School Students Enrolled Nondegree in Credit Courses,   ARSSA’s and the Committee on Undergraduate Education’s  Starfish report; the Committee on Faculty Benefits’  Report on WorkLion; the Committee on Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology’s PSU Libraries Collection Budget Report, 2015; and two reports from the Committee on University Planning: Penn State University Physical Plant Construction Report  Spring 2016, and Division of Development and Alumni Relations Update. Senators with questions about these reports may send their questions to senate@psu.edu and they will receive a response from the appropriate committee chair.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  Instructions for the use of Mediasite are available at http://senate.psu.edu/senators/mediasite-instructions/.  Instructions for using the Poll Everywhere voting system are posted at http://senate.psu.edu/agenda/voting-instructions.html.

    Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting.  Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate.  Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Paula Brown (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    Mohamad A. Ansari
    Chair – University Faculty Senate
    maa4@psu.edu


    March 15, 2016

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building.  The items below will be considered at the meeting. Keith Masser, Chair of the University Board of Trustees, and Sandy Barbour, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics, have been invited to present remarks at the meeting.

    Legislative Reports: “Implementation of the New Integrative Studies Requirement in General Education”; “Implementation of Updated General Education Learning Objectives”; “Policy 42-10 Course Uniformity”; “Revisions to Senate Policy 59-00 Requirements for the Minor”; “Revision to Senate Policy 42-23: Credit Requirements by Types of Instruction”; “Graduating with Distinction and Honors”; “Revision to Bylaws, Article II, Section 1 (Senate Council)”; “Revision to Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6b (Committee on Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid)”; “Revision to the Standing Rules, Article III, Section 7 (b) Faculty Athletics Representative (other than University Park)”.

    Advisory/Consultative Reports: “Revision to HR21 Definition of Academic Ranks”; “Changes to Family Leave Provisions in HR23 (Promotion and Tenure Procedures and Regulations)”; “Principles for the Design of Penn State Health Care Plans”; “Moving Forward”.

    The Senate will receive nominations for Chair-Elect, Secretary, and Faculty Advisory Committee to the President as well as nominations for three 2016-2017 extra-senatorial standing committees (Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Standing Joint Committee on Tenure, and University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee). Additional nominations may be made from the floor of the University Faculty Senate. Senators making any nomination from the floor must have the permission of the person they are nominating.

    Informational Reports: “Nominating Report for 2016-2017: Senate Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Standing Joint Committee on Tenure, University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee”; “Joint Report from the President’s Commissions for Equity (The Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity; the Commission on Racial/Ethnic Diversity and the Commission for Women”; “Faculty Tenure Rates: 2015-16 Annual Report”; “Nominating Committee Report for 2016-2017:Chair-Elect, Secretary, Faculty Advisory Committee to the President”; “Grade Distribution Report”. The following informational reports will not be presented at the meeting: “Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2016-2017”; “Considerations for Rewards and Recognition of International Engaged Faculty and Staff”; “Informational Report for Canvas”; “Report on changes to Research Computing at PSU”; “Penn State Space Report”. Senators with questions about these reports may send their questions to senate@psu.edu and they will receive a response from the appropriate committee chair.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite. View instructions for the use of Mediasite. View Instructions for using the Poll Everywhere voting system.

    Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting. Any member of the University community who is not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate. Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Daniel Hagen (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    Mohamad A. Ansari
    Chair – University Faculty Senate
    maa4@psu.edu


    January 26, 2016

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, January 26, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building. The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Forensic Reports: “Forensic Discussion on the Integrative Studies Requirement”; “Update on the work of the Health Care Advisory Committee”.

    Legislative Reports: “Revision to Bylaws, Article II, Section 1 (Senate Council)”; “Revisions to Senate Policy 67-00, Athletic Competition, Section 5 Athletic Schedules”; “Change to Senate Policy 05-81 (Minimum Entrance Requirements for Admission to Baccalaureate Degree Programs)”.

    Advisory/Consultative Reports: “Lack of Diversity in Academic Administrative Positions”; “Revision to Policy HR23 Promotion and Tenure Procedures and Regulations”.

    Informational Reports: “Annual Report on the Reserved Spaces Program”; “Faculty Senate Scholarships Awarded to Undergraduates”; “University Faculty Census Report 2015-2016”; “Unizin”; “Report on Fall Campus 2015 Visits”.

    Senators with questions about these reports may send their questions to senate@psu.edu and they will receive a response from the appropriate committee chair.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite. View instructions for the use of Mediasite. View Instructions for using the Poll Everywhere voting system.

    Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting. Any member of the University community who is not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate. Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Nichole Schlegel (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    Mohamad A. Ansari
    Chair – University Faculty Senate
    maa4@psu.edu


    December 08, 2015

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building. The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Forensic Reports: “Professional Ranks, Reviews, and Promotion Paths for Penn State’s Fixed-Term Faculty”; “Curricular and Co-Curricular Learning Pathways to Promote the Well-Being and Safety of First-Year Undergraduate Students”.

    Legislative Reports: “Revision of the Standing Rules (Rules of Procedure), Article I, Section 2”; Revisions to the Standing Rules, Article II, Section 4”; “Revision to Standing Rules, Article III, Section 7 (University Athletics Representatives)”; “Revision to Standing Rules, Article III, Section 9 (University Faculty Ombudsperson)”; “Revisions to Senate Policy 42-82 (Acquisition of Credits) Accredited U.S. Institutions”; “Change to Senate Policy 54-90 (Academic Renewal)”.

    Advisory/Consultative Report: “Revision of the Tenure Clock for the Penn State College of Medicine”.
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    Informational Reports: “Communication and Culture: Follow-up Report to Communications Subcommittee of the 2013-2014 Health Care Task Force Report”; “Report on Faculty Partners Program”; “Engaged Scholarship Update”.

    Senators with questions about these reports may send their questions to senate@psu.edu and they will receive a response from the appropriate committee chair.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite. View instructions for the use of Mediasite. View Instructions for using the Poll Everywhere voting system.

    Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting. Any member of the University community who is not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate. Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Nichole Schlegel (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    Mohamad A. Ansari
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    Maa4@psu.edu


     October 27, 2015

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at
    1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building. The following reports will be considered at this meeting.

    Forensic Report: “Health Care Benefits Options: Comparison and Discussion.”

    Legislative Reports: “Changes to Senate Policy 37-30 (Entrance to and Changes in Major Programs of Study)”; “Change to Senate Policy 34-89 (Course Drop)”; “Change to Senate Policy 34-87 (Course Add)”; “Change to Senate Policy 47-80 (Repeating Courses)”; and “Changes to Senate Policies 47-40, 48-20, and 48-80.”

    Informational Reports: “2014-2015 Annual Report on the Status of Benefit Changes” and “Summary of Petitions by College, Campus, and Unit 2014-2015.”

    Senators with questions about these reports may send their questions to senate@psu.edu. The appropriate committee chair will respond to questions.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite. View instructions for the use of Mediasite. View Instructions for using the Poll Everywhere voting system.

    Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting. Any
    member of the University community who is not a member of the Faculty Senate may request privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate. Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals,
    view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    Mohamad A. Ansari
    Chair – University Faculty Senate
    maa4@psu.edu


    September 15, 2015

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, at
    1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building. The following items will be considered at the meeting.

    Forensic Business: Joint Diversity Awareness Task Force; Update on
    Implementation of LionPATH; Update on Background Checks; and Update on the Penn State Values.

    Legislative Reports: Revisions to Senate Policy 54-90 (Academic Renewal);
    and Changes to Senate Policy 34-60 (Prerequisites and Concurrent Courses).

    Advisory and Consultative Report: Revision of HR25 Emeritus Status.

    Informational Reports to be presented at the meeting include Faculty Affairs’
    “Report on Protection of Faculty during Budgetary Contractions” and Senate
    Council’s “Report on Spring 2015 College Visits.” Informational Reports appearing in the agenda only and posted on the University Faculty Senate website include Faculty Rights and Responsibilities’ “Annual Report for 2014-2015” and Intercollegiate Athletics’ “Annual Report of Academic Eligibility and Athletic Scholarships for 2014-2015.” Senators with questions about these reports may send their questions to senate@psu.edu and they will receive a response from the appropriate committee chair.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite. View instructions for the use of Mediasite. View Instructions for using the Poll Everywhere voting system.

    Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting. Any member of the University community who is not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate. Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    Mohamad A. Ansari
    Chair – University Faculty Senate
    maa4@psu.edu


    April 28, 2015

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building. The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    The Senate will receive the results of the 2015-2016 Senate elections for Chair-Elect, Secretary, Faculty Advisory Committee to the President, and three other Extra-Senatorial committees. The meeting also includes the seating of the new officers and comments by outgoing Chair Jonna M. Kulikowich and incoming Chair Mohamad A. Ansari.

    The Senate will announce the four recipients of the John W. White Graduate Fellowship. The fellowships are awarded annually by the Senate to students who are graduating with highest distinction and who plan to enroll in graduate study.

    The Senate will also recognize senators who are not returning and have made significant contributions to the Senate during their time as senators.

    Votes will be taken on revision to the General Education Curriculum, revisions to Senate Policy 42-82 (Acquisition of Credits) Accredited U.S. Institutions, revisions to Senate Policy 05-80, 05-81, 05-82 (Admission), and changes to Senate Policy 42-27 Class Attendance. Votes will also be taken on a resolution from the Committee on Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology regarding open access to scholarly publications and on an Advisory/Consultative report from the Committee on Faculty Benefits, Employee Life Insurance Policy.

    Informational reports to be presented at the meeting include Report on Faculty Teaching Workloads from Faculty Affairs, and Progress to Date and Steps for Moving Forward from the Joint Diversity Awareness Task Force. Reports appearing on the agenda only and posted on the University Faculty Senate website include the Committee on Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid’s Annual Report on the High School Students Enrolled Nondegree in Credit Courses, the Committee on Faculty Affairs’ Faculty Tenure Rates: 2014-15 Annual Report, and from the Committee on Research and the Committee on University Planning: Overview of the Facilities and Administrative Rate Distribution by Colleges, Administrative Units and Commonwealth Campuses. Senators with questions about these reports may send their questions to senate@psu.edu and they will receive a response from the appropriate committee chair.

    University Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  View instructions for the use of Mediasite.  View Instructions for using the Poll Everywhere voting system.

    Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting. Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate. Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The University Faculty Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    Jonna M. Kulikowich
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    jmk35@psu.edu


    March 17, 2015

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building. The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Mary Miles, Liberal Arts Senator, will lead discussion of a Forensic Report: 21st Century Student Life Skills.

    The Senate will vote on a legislative report from Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid: Revisions to Senate Policy 34-20 (Registration) as well as revisions of the Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6b, and Changes to the Bylaws, Article II, Section 1 from the Committee on Committees and Rules.

    Votes will also be taken on Advisory/Consultative reports from the Committee on Faculty Affairs, Report on Policy AD-77, Engaging in Outside Professional Activities, and from the Committee on Faculty Benefits, Employee Contributions to Penn State’s Self-Insured Health Care Costs.

    The Senate will receive nominations for Chair-Elect, Secretary, and Faculty Advisory Committee to the President as well as nominations for three 2015-2016 extra-senatorial standing committees (Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Standing Joint Committee on Tenure, and University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee). For the first time in the history of the University, the Senate will also receive nominations for the Preferred Candidate for Academic Trustee to be submitted to the Board of Trustees. Additional nominations may be made from the floor of the University Faculty Senate. Senators making any nomination from the floor must have the permission of the person they are nominating.

    Informational reports to be presented at the meeting include: How to Bring a Concern to the University Faculty Senate; Update on the Activities of the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity; and, Swing Space Report. Reports appearing on the agenda only and posted on the University Faculty Senate website include: the Elections Commission’s Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2015-2016; the Committee on Faculty Affairs’ Report on Resolution on Faculty Contracts Referred by the Full Senate to the Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs at the September 9, 2014 Senate Meeting; the Committee on Faculty Benefits’ 2014-2015 Report on Faculty Salaries; the Senate Council’s Report on Fall 2014 Campus Visits; the Committee on Undergraduate Education’s Grade Distribution Report; and from the Committee on University Planning: Construction Status Report and Development and Alumni Relations Report. Senators with questions about these reports may send their questions to senate@psu.edu, and they will receive a response from the appropriate Committee Chair.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  Instructions for the use of Mediasite are available at View instructions for the use of Mediasite. View Instructions for using the Poll Everywhere voting system.

    Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting. Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate. Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The University Faculty Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Nichole Schlegel (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    Jonna M. Kulikowich
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    jmk35@psu.edu
    jmk35@psu.edu


    January 27, 2015

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building.  The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Votes will be taken on a revision of the standing rules regarding duties of the Committee on Committees and Rules and on revising the goal statement and learning objectives for General Education.  A change to the Bylaws regarding informational reports will be discussed.  A vote will be taken on an Advisory/Consultative report that proposes institutional support and resources for General Education.

    A forensic report submitted by Senator Ann Taylor will address three questions pertaining to Administrative Policies at Penn State.

    Informational reports to be presented at the meeting include Update on Penn State World Campus, and Update on Penn State Cooperative Extension.  The following reports will appear in the agenda only and will be posted on the University Faculty Senate website:  from the Committee on Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid, Annual Report on the Reserved Spaces Program; from the Elections Commission, University Faculty Census Report 2015-2016. Senators with questions about those informational reports may send their questions to senate@psu.edu, and they will receive a response from the committee chair.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  View instructions for the use of Mediasite.  View Instructions for using the Poll Everywhere  voting system.

    Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting.  Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate.  Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Nichole Schlegel (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    Jonna M. Kulikowich
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    jmk35@psu.edu


    December 9, 2014

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building. The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Votes will be taken on revisions to the Constitution and Bylaws with regard to the reorganization of law education at Penn State; revisions to the Bylaws with regard to election procedures for retired senators; and revisions to the Standing Rules regarding procedures for nominating an Academic Trustee. Votes will be taken on updated revisions to several related Senate policies; and a new Senate policy on academic registration holds. A vote will be taken on an Advisory/Consultative report that proposes changes to tuition grants-in-aid for dependents of faculty, staff, and retirees.

    Informational reports to be presented at the meeting include University Budget Update, Update on Engaged Scholarship, and The State of PSU Research. A report from the Committee on Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid entitled Faculty Senate Scholarships Awarded to Undergraduates will appear in the agenda only and will be posted on the University Faculty Senate website. Senators with questions about this informational report may send their questions to senate@psu.edu, and they will receive a response from the committee chair.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite. View instructions for the use of Mediasite. View Instructions for using the Poll Everywhere  voting system.

    Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting. Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate. Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    The Pennsylvania State University encourages qualified persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Nichole Schlegel (814-863-0221) in advance of your participation or visit.

    Jonna M. Kulikowich
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    jmk35@psu.edu


    October 21, 2014

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building.  The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    Regis Becker, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, will lead a forensic discussion: Forensic Report on Proposed Revisions to AD47.

    Votes will be taken revisions to the Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules with regard to the reorganization of law education at Penn State; revisions to the Bylaws with regard to election procedures for retiree senators; and revisions to the Standing Rules with regard to eliminating the Joint Faculty/Administrative Committee to Monitor Travel Policies.

    Informational reports will be presented on general education with progress report from the General Education Planning and Oversight Task Force, Student Transition Issues from the Commonwealth Campuses to University Park, and ScholarSphere Basics and One Button Studio.  Reports appearing in the agenda only and posted on the University Faculty Senate website include the Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics’ Self-Study Report and Review of the Rawling’s Report,and the Committee on Undergraduate Education’s Summary of Petitions by College, Campus, and Unit 2013-2014.  Senators with questions about these reports may send their questions to senate@psu.edu and they will receive a response from the appropriate committee chair.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite.  View instructions for the use of Mediasite. View Instructions for using the Poll Everywhere  voting system.

    Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting.  Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate.  Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    Jonna M. Kulikowich
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    jmk35@psu.edu

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    September 09, 2014

    The University Faculty Senate will meet on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 1:30 p.m. in 112 Kern Graduate Building. The items below will be considered at the meeting.

    The Senate will consider a resolution to honor the late Vice Provost W. Terrell Jones. Also considered will be a response to Pennsylvania State Senate Bill 1240 from Senate Council.

    Regis Becker, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, will lead two forensic discussions: Forensic Report on Proposed AD 88 and AD86 and Forensic Report on Penn State Values and The Pennsylvania State University Values and Culture Survey.

    A vote will be taken on a motion on faculty contracts which was presented at the April 29, 2014 Senate meeting. Votes will also be taken on revisions to Senate Policy 54-00 and all related Senate policies Academic Warning, Drop Action, and Reinstatement; revisions to the Bylaws with regard to implementing the Recommendations on Structure and Organization of the University Faculty Senate; revisions to the Standing Rules with regard to Reporting of Senate Election Results; and revisions to the Standing Rules with regard to adding a new Committee on Athletics Searches. A vote will also be taken on one Advisory/Consultative report from the Committee on Faculty Affairs, Recommendations Regarding AD14 Administrative Reviews.

    Informational reports will be presented on the Pennsylvania State University Academic Integrity Violation Report, and Initiatives at Penn State to Address Alcohol Issues among Students. Reports appearing in the agenda only and posted on the University Faculty Senate website include the Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities’ Annual Report for 2013-2014 and the Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics’ Annual Report of Academic Eligibility and Athletic Scholarships for 2013-2014. Senators with questions about these reports may send their questions to senate@psu.edu and they will receive a response from the appropriate committee chair.

    Faculty Senate meetings are aired live via Mediasite. View instructions for the use of Mediasite. View Instructions for using the Poll Everywhere voting system.

    Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting. Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate. Such a request must be made to the Chair, through the Executive Director, at least five calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

    The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting.

    For information on submitting major, minor, option, or course proposals, view the Guide to Curricular Procedures. View The Senate Curriculum Report.

    Jonna M. Kulikowich
    Chair, University Faculty Senate
    jmk35@psu.edu

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