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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at 1:30 p.m.
112 Kern Graduate Building

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VIEW FULL AGENDA

A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

Minutes of the December 11, 2007, Meeting in The Senate Record 41:3
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of January 15, 2008 – Appendix A
[www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of January 15, 2008

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORT

Educational Equity and Campus Environment and University Planning

For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students – Appendix B
[fifteen minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid; Educational Equity and
Campus Environment; and University Planning

Resolution to Endow a Faculty Trustee Scholarship – Appendix C

Committee on Committees and Rules

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

Revision of Senate Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6 (f), Committee on Faculty Affairs,
and Section 6 (i), Committee on Intra-University Relations, Subcommittee on Fixed-Term Faculty – Appendix E

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Annual Report on the Reserved Spaces Program – Appendix F

Elections Commission

University Faculty Census Report for 2008-2009 – Appendix G

Faculty Affairs

Report on Digital Preparation of Faculty Activity Information – Appendix H

Libraries

The Evolving Virtual Library – Appendix I
[fifteen minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council Meeting Summary November 14, 2007
Graduate Council Meeting Summary December 12, 2007
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

 

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.