Appendix F

3/12/19

REPORT POSTPONED UNTIL THE APRIL 23, 2019 MEETING

SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES

Revisions to Standing Rules; Article II – Senate Committee Structure, Section 6 (k)

(Legislative)

Implementation: Upon Approval By the Senate

Introduction and Rationale

The Committee on Outreach recommends policy and advises the University on outreach activities. To best achieve this mission the committee has non-voting administrative members who serve to provide consultation and additional resources. When the Senate drafted the current legislation one person served as both the Vice President for Outreach and as the Vice Provost for Online Education. Since then, the position has been split into two separate positions. To preserve the purpose of the original legislation it is important for both positions to continue to be represented on the committee. CC&R therefore recommends the following changes.

Recommendation:

That Article II, Section 6(k) of the Standing Rules be and is hereby amended as follows:

Please note that the following contains bold text for additions and strikeouts indicating deleted text. Deleted text is notated with [Delete] [End Delete]. Added text is notated with [Add] [End Add].

Article II

(k) Committee on Outreach

  1. Membership:

(i) At least nine elected faculty senators

(ii) One student senator

[Delete] (iii) Vice President for Outreach and Vice Provost for Online Education* [End Delete]

[Add] (iii) Vice President for Outreach* [End Add]

[Delete] (iv) Director of Cooperative Extension* [End Delete]

[Add] (iv) Vice Provost for Online Education* [End Add]

[Add] (v) Director of Cooperative Extension* [End Add]

  1. Selection: By the Committee on Committees and Rules
  2. Duties: The Committee on Outreach recommends policy and advises the University on outreach activities. Outreach is the exchange of information and the creation of meaningful collaborations between the University and its many external audiences. Responsibilities for the Outreach committee include: identifying University outreach activities, establishing evaluation methods to ensure quality, and creating recognition measures to reward outstanding performance. Its responsibilities focus on the University’s outreach and public scholarship mission as realized through community engagement, research, credit and noncredit instruction, service through continuing and online education, cooperative extension, public broadcasting, and other programs beyond the sphere of resident education. These outreach activities are located in Penn State Outreach and Online Education, Penn State Extension, and in Penn State colleges and the commonwealth Campuses. The Committee on Outreach liaises with the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Education, the bodies that are addressing engaged scholarship and other bodies as appropriate.
  3. Mandated reports: none. The Committee on Outreach shall send its Informational Reports to the Senate Council.

*nonvoting unless Article IV, Section 2 of the Bylaws applies

SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES

  • Jonathan Abel
  • Michael Bérubé
  • Renee Borromeo
  • Victor Brunsden, Vice-Chair
  • Ann Clements
  • Dennis Jett
  • Beth King
  • Binh Le
  • Richard Robinett
  • Nicholas Rowland
  • Keith Shapiro, Chair
  • Ann Taylor
  • Rodney Troester
  • Matthew Woessner