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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, March 20, 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 January 30, 2007, Meeting in The Senate Record 40:4
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of March 6, 2007 – Appendix A
[www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of February 27, 2007

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

Educational Equity and Campus Environment

Revision of SRTE: Inclusion of Campus Climate – Appendix B

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Faculty Affairs

Revision of Policy HR-21 Definition of Academic Ranks – Appendix C

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Faculty Affairs

Revision of Policy HR-10 Distinguished Professorships – Appendix D

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Nominating Report for 2007-2008 – Appendix E
Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee
Standing Joint Committee on Tenure

Senate Council

Nominating Committee Report for 2007-2008 – Appendix F

Elections Commission

Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2007-2008 – Appendix G

Faculty Affairs

Online SRTE Pilot Project – Appendix H
[20 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Faculty Tenure-Flow Rates – Appendix I

Faculty Benefits

Faculty Salaries, Academic Year 2006-2007 – Appendix J
Salary Tables

Research

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

Senate Council

Authors' Rights and Publishing Agreements – Appendix L

Undergraduate Education

Update on Academic Integrity Violations – Appendix M

University Planning

Energy and the Environment at Penn State – Appendix N

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council January 17, 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,April 24, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.