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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.
112 Kern Graduate Building

Senators are reminded to bring their PSU ID card to swipe in a card reader to record attendance.

In the event of severe weather conditions or other emergencies that would necessitate the cancellation of a Senate meeting, a communication will be posted on Penn State Live at http://live.psu.edu/.

VIEW FULL AGENDA

A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

Minutes of the March 12, 2013, Meeting in The Senate Record 46:5

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of April 9, 2013 - Appendix A

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of April 9, 2013

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

Comments by Stephanie N. Deviney, Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. NEW BUSINESS

G. FORENSIC BUSINESS

Search for the Next University President—Senate Input - Appendix B
[15 minutes allocated for discussion]

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Senate Self-Study Committee

Recommendations on Structure and Organization of the University Faculty Senate - Appendix C      

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Revisions to Senate Policies Related to Course Scheduling 34-10, 34-20, 34-23, 34-27, 34-50, 34-52, 34-53, 34-55, 34-68, 34-80, 34-81, 34-83, 34-85, and 34-89 - Appendix D

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Global Programs

Towards the Global Penn State – Progress Report - Appendix E
[Ten minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Task Force on Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research at Penn State - Appendix F

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Annual Report on the High School Students Enrolled Nondegree in Credit Courses - Appendix G
[Posted on ARSSA website]

Faculty Benefits

Long-Term Care Insurance Update - Appendix H

Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology

Open Access - Appendix I

The State of Security at Penn State - Appendix J

Senate Council

Summary of Spring 2013 Officers' Visits to University Park Units - Appendix K

Undergraduate Education

Grade Distribution Report - Appendix L

University Planning

Growth Rates in Administrative Versus Faculty Positions: A Comparison at the College and Campus Level - Appendix M

Report of Senate Elections - Appendix N

Senate Council
Senate Committee on Committees and Rules
Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
Standing Joint Committee on Tenure
University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee
Faculty Advisory Committee to the President
Senate Secretary for 2013-2014
Senate Chair-Elect for 2013-2014

Comments by Outgoing Chair Backer

Seating of the New Officers

Comments by Incoming Chair Yarnal

L.  NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

M.  COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Senate Committees meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:30 p.m., Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.

All members of the Faculty Senate are asked to sit in their assigned seats for each Senate meeting.  The assignment of seats is made to enable the Senate Chair to distinguish members from visitors and to be able to recognize members appropriately.  Senators are reminded to wait for the microphone and identify themselves and their voting unit before speaking on the floor.  Members of the University community, who are not senators, may not speak at a Senate meeting unless they request the privilege of the floor from the Senate Chair in advance of the meeting.