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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 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 21, 2008, Meeting in The Senate Record 42:2
http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of November 18, 2008 – Appendix A
www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of November 18, 2008

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORT

Student Life

Students in Distress: Implications for Faculty – Appendix B

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Revision to the Constitution, Article II, Section 3 (l) (Voting Units)
Revision to the Bylaws, Article II, Section 2 (b) (Senate Council) – Appendix C

Revision to the Standing Rules, Article III, Section 5 (a)
(Senate Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, membership) – Appendix D

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Faculty Senate Scholarships Awarded to Undergraduates – Appendix E

Educational Equity and Campus Environment

Commission for Women Report on the Status of Women at Penn State – Appendix F
[ten minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Senate Council

Report on Fall 2008 Campus Visits – Appendix G

Undergraduate Education

Summary of Petitions by College, Campus, and Unit 2007-2008 – Appendix H

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council October 15, 2008 Minutes
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, January 27, 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.