Meeting Agendas

Student Life


April 24, 2018 Agenda

Meeting Facilitator: Kevin Harwell

  1. Call to order
  2. Attendance
  3. Open issues
    1. Alcohol Use Report – Damon Sims
    2. University Survey Coordinating Committee – Tim Balliet, Office of Ethics and Compliance, presenter
    3. Time Management Report – Kevin Harwell
  4. New Business
    1. Committee Status Report – Kevin Harwell
  5. Announcements: John White Fellowships
  6. Adjournment

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March 13, 2018 Agenda

  1. Call to order
  2. Roll call
  3. Approval of minutes from last meeting
  4. Open issues
    1. Student Time Management Informational Report, rescheduled for April Senate meeting.
    2. Report on Alcohol Use (Office of Student Affairs), scheduled for April Senate meeting.
    3. DACA Contingency Plans
    4. John W. White Graduate Fellowship – need two volunteers to review submissions and interview candidates
  5. New business
  6. Adjournment

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January 23, 2018 Agenda

  1. Approval of the minutes
  2. Time management report – for March 13th Senate meeting.
    Deliverable due to Faculty Senate Office, February 2, 2018
    We anticipate that the report will discuss current practices at peer institutions, current resources at Penn State for undergraduates in general and best practices utilized by intercollegiate athletics at Penn State.
  3. New Business
  4. Future committee business items (reminders)
    1. Report on drinking on college campuses (April meeting)
    2. John White Fellowships

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December 5, 2017 Agenda

  1. Resolution regarding DACA students affected by potential changes in federal policy. This was the resolution that was proposed at the October meeting. It did not generate much discussion by email. –Kevin Harwell
  2. Time Management report progress. Working group meeting on November 29, 2017
  3. New Policy AD-2A Supplemental Policy for Speeches, Rallies, and Demonstrations.This is a newly created policy which the university administration rolled out, recently.
  4. Three or more mid-terms in one day. Item #4 from the committee charge. I’m working toward moving this forward. – Kevin Harwell

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October 17, 2017 Agenda

    1. Call to Order – Kevin Harwell
    2. Major projects
      1. Student Life Committee Report on Rush: passed at Senate Council on October 3rd and is on this afternoon’s Senate agenda.
      2. Status report: Report on dangerous drinking on college campuses.
      3. Status report (Harwell) Time Management report
      4. Status report: Report re: students who have three or more midterm exams in a single day.
    3. New Business
    4. Adjournment

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September 12, 2017 Agenda

        1. Call to Order – Kevin Harwell
        2. Welcome and Introductions
        3. Recruit members to work on major projects
          1. Consider drafting an advisory/consultative report recommending that the administration delay rush for a sorority or fraternity until students achieve sophomore standing.
          2. Draft an informational report outlining the nation-wide epidemic of dangerous drinking on college campuses. Consulting with the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA), and other nation-wide academic organizations, provide recommendations for how colleges and universities can work together to combat drug use and dangerous drinking.
          3. In collaboration with the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, draft an informational “Time Management” report that could form the basis of an online guide to time management for undergraduate students. The report would mirror similar time-management materials provided to students involved in intercollegiate athletics.
          4. Jointly with Undergraduate Education, draft an informational report on best practices for aiding students who have three or more midterm exams in a single day. Consider making this a student-led report.
        4. Ideas for Invited Guests
        5. New Business
        6. Adjournment

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