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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, January 27, 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 December 9, 2008, Meeting in The Senate Record 42:3
http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of January 13, 2009 – Appendix A
www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html

Revisions to Promotion and Tenure Rainbow Dividers – Appendix B

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of January 13, 2009

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORT

University Strategic Planning Council Update Appendix C

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 D

Revision to the Constitution, Article II, Section 5(c) (Membership) – Appendix E

Revision to the Standing Rules, Article II, Section 3 (Senate Committee Structure) – Appendix F

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Annual Report on the Reserved Spaces Program – Appendix G

Elections Commission

University Faculty Census Report for 2009-2010 – Appendix H

Libraries

Privacy and Confidentiality in the University Libraries – Appendix I

Research

The Scholarship and Research Integrity (SARI) Program: Training Graduate Students in the Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship [15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion] – Appendix J

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council November 19, 2008 Minutes
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 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.