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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, December 11, 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 October 23, 2007, Meeting in The Senate Record 41:2
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of November 27, 2007 – Appendix A
[www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

2008-2009 Senate Calendar – Appendix B

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

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Revision to Senate Policy 58-50 Conditions for Re-enrollment as a Degree Candidate – Appendix C

Committees and Rules

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

Undergraduate Education

Revision to Senate Policy 44-20 Final Examination Policy – Appendix E
(view corrected copy)

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Faculty Affairs

Policy HR40 Evaluation of Faculty Performance – Appendix F

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Educational Equity and Campus Environment

Mid-Cycle Report on the Framework to Foster Diversity – Appendix G
[15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Faculty Affairs

Associate Professors: Time in Rank – Appendix H

Faculty Benefits

Report of the University's Initiatives on Faculty and Staff Wellness – Appendix I

Senate Council

Report on Fall 2007 Campus Visits – Appendix J

Undergraduate Education

Summary of Petitions by College, Campus, and Unit 2006-2007 – Appendix K

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council Meeting Summary October 17, 2007
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

 

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.