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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, September 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 April 29, 2008, Meeting in The Senate Record 41:6
http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

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

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of August 19, 2008

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORT

Senate Council

Improving Computer Security and Protecting Privacy – Appendix B
[Presented by Kevin Morooney, Vice Provost for Information Technology

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

Faculty Affairs

Online Education Issues--I: Courseware and Copyright – Appendix C
[20 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Revision to Bylaws, Article III, Add New Section 9 (Election to the Senate) – Appendix D

Undergraduate Education

Revision to Senate Policy 42-50, Credit by Examination – Appendix E

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Faculty Affairs

Rights and Responsibilities of Fixed-Term Faculty: Promotion and Governance – Appendix F

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Annual Report on High School Students Enrolled Nondegree in Credit Courses – Appendix G

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Annual Report for 2007-2008– Appendix H

Intercollegiate Athletics [This report has been withdrawn from the September 9
agenda and will be presented at the October 21 Senate meeting.]

NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative Annual Report – Appendix I
Academic Eligibility and Athletic Scholarships for 2007-2008
[20 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Intra-University Relations

Campus Security at All Locations – Appendix J

Joint Committee on Insurance and Benefits

Joint Committee on Insurance and Benefits Annual Report 2007-2008 – Appendix K

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council March 19, 2008 Minutes
Graduate Council April 16, 2008 Minutes
Graduate Council May 14, 2008 Minutes
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2008, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.