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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, March 18, 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 January 29, 2008, Meeting in The Senate Record 41:4
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of February 26, 2008 – Appendix A
[www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of February 26, 2008

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Research

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

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committee on Committees and Rules

Revision to Bylaws, Article II, Section 2 (b) (Senate Council) – Appendix C

Senate Council

Resolution to Endorse the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) Statement on Publishing Agreements – Appendix D

Undergraduate Education

Revisions to Senate Policy 14-10, Limitations to Enrollment as a Nondegree Student – Appendix E

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Outreach

Recommendations for Documenting and Disseminating Outreach and Engaged Scholarship: Achieving the Promise of the UniSCOPE Report – Appendix F

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Nominating Report for 2008-2009 – Appendix G
Senate Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Standing Joint Committee on Tenure, University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

Senate Council

Nominating Report for 2008-2009 – Appendix H

Elections Commission

Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2008-2009 – Appendix I

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Tenure-Flow Rates: 2007-2008 Annual Report – AppendixJ

Faculty Affairs and Outreach

Report on Administrative Structure of Penn State Online – Appendix K
[fifteen minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Intra-University Relations

Implementing Disciplinary Communities: Progress Report from the Disciplinary Communities Implementation Team – Appendix L

Student Life

Report on the Impact of High-Risk Drinking Among Penn State Students – Appendix M

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council Meeting Summary January 16, 2008
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

 

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