Special Committee on University Governance

Please forward any questions or comments concerning University governance to senate@psu.edu.


The specific charge for the Committee is to:

  • Examine the structure, functions, practices, and responsibilities of the Penn State Board of Trustees vis-à-vis interactions with constituent groups (students, alumni, staff, faculty, and administration);
  • Compare and benchmark those attributes with peer institutions;
  • Identify and recommend ways to improve and enhance interactions, including flow of information, and the interface of the University Faculty Senate, students, staff, and Administration with the Board of Trustees;
  • Prepare and submit a report of findings and recommendations to the Faculty Senate officers by a proposed date of May 31, 2012.