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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, January 26, 2010 – 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 8, 2009, Meeting in The Senate Record 43:3
[www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of January 12, 2010 – Appendix A    
[www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of January 12, 2010

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E.  COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORT

University Budget and Planning Report – Appendix B

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

            Senate Council - Resolution

                  Early Dismissal of Classes – Appendix C

I.    ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

            Faculty Affairs

                  Faculty Workload Policy Development – Appendix D

J.  INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

            Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

                  Annual Report on the Reserved Spaces Program – Appendix E 

Elections Commission

University Faculty Census Report for 2010-2011 – Appendix F                            

University Planning

Status of University Construction Projects – Appendix G
[20 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

K.  NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L.  COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council November 18, 2009 Minutes
Graduate Council December 9, 2009 Minutes
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 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.