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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 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 20, 2007, Meeting in The Senate Record 40:5
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of April 10, 2007 – Appendix A
[www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

Update on the Implementation of the Uniformity of Course Abbreviations – Appendix B

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of April 10, 2007

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Research

Annual Report on Research and Graduate Education – Appendix C
[15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

University Planning

Energy and the Environment at Penn State – Appendix D
[15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

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

Faculty Benefits

Report on Retirement Options – Appendix F

Senate Council

Summary of Spring 2007 Officers' Visits to University Park Units – Appendix G

Student Life

Penn State's Student Activity Fee – Appendix H

Undergraduate Education

Grade Distribution Report – Appendix I

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 2007-2008

Senate Chair-Elect for 2007-2008

Comments by Outgoing Chair Floros

Seating of the New Officers

Comments by Incoming Chair Blasko

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council February 21, 2007 minutes
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

Notes: The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.