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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, October 24, 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 September 12, 2006, Meeting in The Senate Record 40:1
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of October 10, 2006 – Appendix A
[www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of October 10, 2006

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORT

University Budget and Planning Report – Appendix B
Presentation by Executive Vice President and Provost Rodney A. Erickson

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Revision to the Constitution, Article II, Section 1 (Membership) Appendix C

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Report on Access and Affordability at Penn State Appendix D

Research

Integration of Strategic Research Institutes with the Colleges Appendix E

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Report on Faculty Senate Scholarships Awarded to Undergraduates – Appendix F

Intercollegiate Athletics

Academic Eligibility and Athletic Scholarships for 2005-2006 Appendix G
NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative Annual Report
[ten minutes allocated for presentation]

Overview of Issues Related to the Administrative Responsibilities Appendix H
for Intercollegiate Athletics within the University
[fifteen minutes allocated for presentation]

Outreach

The Effectiveness of Online Education Appendix I

Student Life

New Student Government Report Appendix J

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council September 20, 2006 Minutes
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

Notes: The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2006, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.