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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 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 March 17, 2009, Meeting in The Senate Record 42:5
http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Budget and Cost Savings Options – Appendix A

Senate Curriculum Report of April 14, 2009 – Appendix B
www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of April 14, 2009

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 34-89 (Course Drop) – Appendix C

Committees and Rules

Revision to the Bylaws, Article II, Section 1(f) (External Matters) – Appendix D

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Intra-University Relations

Administrative Reviews – Appendix E

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Tenure-Flow Rates: 2008-2009 Annual Report – Appendix F

Faculty Benefits

Faculty Salaries, Academic Year 2008-2009 – Appendix G

Libraries

Scholarly Communications and Open Access – Appendix H
[15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Council

Summary of Spring 2009 Officers' Visits to University Park Units – Appendix I

Undergraduate Education

Grade Distribution Report – Appendix J

Report of Senate Elections – Appendix K

Senate Council

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Standing Joint Committee on Tenure

University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

Faculty Advisory Committee to the President

Senate Secretary for 2009-2010

Senate Chair-Elect for 2009-2010

Comments by Outgoing Chair Blood

Seating of the New Officers

Comments by Incoming Chair Coraor

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council February 18, 2009 Minutes
Graduate Council March 18, 2009 Minutes
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.

All members of the Faculty Senate are asked to sit in their assigned seats for each Senate meeting. The assignment of seats is made to enable the Senate Chair to distinguish members from visitors and to be able to recognize members appropriately. Senators are reminded to wait for the microphone and identify themselves and their voting unit before speaking on the floor. Members of the University community, who are not senators, may not speak at a Senate meeting unless they request the privilege of the floor from the Senate Chair in advance of the meeting. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation.