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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 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 27, 2009, Meeting in The Senate Record 42:4
http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of February 24, 2009 – Appendix A
www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of February 24, 2009

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committees and Rules

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

Revision to the Senate Standing Rules, Article I, Section 9 (Senate Record) – Appendix C

Undergraduate Education

Revision to Policy 44-20, Final Examination Policy – Appendix D

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Nominating Report for 2009-2010 – Appendix E
Senate Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Standing Joint Committee on Tenure, University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee
(view corrected copy)

Senate Council

Nominating Report for 2009-2010 – Appendix F
(view corrected copy)

Elections Commission

Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2009-2010 – Appendix G

Educational Equity and Campus Environment

Disability Support Services – Appendix H

External Matters

The Penn State Alumni Association: Engaging Faculty – Appendix I
and Supporting the Academic Mission [20 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Faculty Affairs

Identified Practices for Support of New Full-Time Faculty – Appendix J

Faculty Benefits

Report on Retirement Options – Appendix K

Wellness Initiatives – Appendix L

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

2007-2008 University Ombudsman Report
Graduate Council December 10, 2008 Minutes
Graduate Council January 21, 2009 Minutes
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 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.