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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, March 14, 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 January 31, 2006, Meeting in The Senate Record 39:4
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs

Senate Curriculum Report (Blue Sheets) of February 28, 2006 – Appendix A
[www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

Communication from Chair, Senate Committee on University Planning – Appendix B
regarding the University Calendar

Elections Commission Revised Census – Appendix C

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of February 28, 2006

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORT

Senate Council

A Brief History of the "Sexual Orientation" Addition to Penn State – Appendix D
University's Non-Discrimination Policy

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committees on Committees and Rules

Establishment of New Senate Standing Committee: Senate Committee Appendix E
on Educational Equity and Campus Environment, Article II, Section 6, (e)
(see corrected copy in Senate Record)

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Faculty Affairs

Revision of Policy HR21, Definition of Academic Ranks Appendix F

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Nominating Report for 2006-2007 Appendix G

Senate Council Nominating Committee Report for 2006-2007

Chair-Elect, Secretary, Faculty Advisory Committee to the President Appendix H

Curricular Affairs

Implementation of the Course Submission and Consultation System Appendix I

Faculty Affairs

Interim Report of the Special Subcommittee to Assess the Nature of Appendix J
Evidence Used for Promotion and Tenure Decisions

Faculty Benefits

Faculty Salaries, Academic Year 2005-2006 Appendix K
Salary Tables

Senate Council

Summary of Spring 2006 Officers' Visits to University Park Units Appendix L

Elections Commission

Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2006-2007 Appendix M

L. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

M. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council January 18, 2006 Minutes
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

NOTE: The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, April 24, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. in room 112 Kern Graduate Building.