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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, April 25, 2006- 1:30 p.m.
112 Kern Graduate Building

[In the case of severe weather conditions or other emergencies, please call the Senate Office at (814) 863-0221 to determine if a Senate meeting has been postponed or canceled. This may be done after business office hours by calling the Senate Office number and a voice mail message may be heard concerning the status of any meeting.]

VIEW FULL AGENDA

A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

Minutes of the March 14, 2006, Meeting in The Senate Record 39:5
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs

Senate Curriculum Report (Blue Sheets) of April 11, 2006 – Appendix A
[www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of April 11, 2006

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

Faculty Affairs

Fixed-Term Faculty—A Review of University Policies for Appointment, Appendix B
Position Title, Promotion, Retention, and Advancement
[20 minutes allocated for discussion]

Undergraduate Education

First-Year Seminar: An Overview of Issues – Appendix C
[20 minutes allocated for discussion]

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committee on Committees and Rules

Revision of Standing Rules Article I, Section 11, (d) Appendix D
Voting in Senate Election

Faculty Affairs and Undergraduate Education

New Senate Policy 20-00, Resolution of Classroom Problems Appendix E

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Intra-University Relations

Disciplinary Communities Appendix F
(see corrected copy in Senate Record)

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Annual Report on High School Students Enrolled Nondegree in Credit Courses– Appendix G

Curricular Affairs

Implementation of Uniformity of Course Abbreviations’ Legislation Appendix H

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Tenure-Flow Rates Appendix I

Faculty Benefits

Employee Health Care Benefits Update Appendix J

Report of Senate Elections

Senate Council

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

Standing Joint Committee on Tenure

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Faculty Advisory Committee to the President

Senate Secretary for 2006-2007

Senate Chair-Elect for 2006-2007

Comments by Outgoing Chair Myers

Seating of the New Officers

Comments by Incoming Chair Floros

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

 

NOTE: The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, September 12, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. in room 112 Kern Graduate Building.