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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, September 10, 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 April 23, 2013, Meeting in The Senate Record 46:6

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of August 20, 2013 - Appendix A    

Seating Chart for 2013-2014 - Appendix B

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of August 20, 2013

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

Special Presentation by David Gray, Senior Vice President for Finance and Business/Treasurer, Susan McGarry Basso, Vice President for Human Resources, and Highmark Representatives Take Care of Your Health Initiative [30-40 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion] - Appendix C

Special Presentation by Regis Becker, Director of University Ethics and Compliance Understanding Penn State’s Culture and Values: Overview of a University-wide Survey [10 minutes allocated for presentation and 5 minutes allocated for discussion] - Appendix D                                 

F. NEW BUSINESS

G. FORENSIC BUSINESS

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Revisions to the Standing Rules, Article I, Section 5 (Rules of Procedure) - Appendix E

          Curricular Affairs and Undergraduate Education

Revisions to Senate Policy 42-23 (Types of Instruction) - Appendix F

Undergraduate Education       

Revisions to Senate Policy 42-50 (Credit by Examination) - Appendix G

Revisions to Senate Policy 43-00 (Syllabus) and 47-20 (Basis for Grades) - Appendix H

Revisions to Senate Policy 44-20 (Final Examination Policy) - Appendix I

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Annual Report for 2012-2013 - Appendix J

Intercollegiate Athletics

Annual Report of Academic Eligibility and Athletic Scholarships for 2012-2013 - Appendix K

Joint Committee on Insurance and Benefits

Annual Report for 2012-2013 - Appendix L

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, October 22, 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.