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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 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 26, 2010, Meeting in The Senate Record 43:4
[www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of February 23, 2010 – Appendix A    
[www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

US/IL One-Semester Offerings – Appendix B

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of February 23, 2010                                                

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 Senate Standing Rules, Article I, Section 12 (b) and (d)
(Rules of Procedure) – Appendix C

          Intercollegiate Athletics

          Revision of Senate Policy 67-00, Athletic Competition, Section 5, Athletic Schedules – Appendix D

          Undergraduate Education

          Revisions to Advising Policies 32-10, 32-30, and 32-40 – Appendix E

Revision to Policy 37-30 Entrance to and Changes in Major Programs of Study – Appendix F
                 
Revisions to Senate Policies 34-89 (Course Drop); 47-40 (Grading System);    
and 48-20 (Failure to Complete a Course) regarding Grades WP and WF – Appendix G

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Outreach and Student Life

Recommendations for Enhancing the Educational Experience of Adult Learners – Appendix H

J.  INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

           Committees and Rules

Nominating Report for 2010-2011 – Appendix I

Senate Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
Standing Joint Committee on Tenure
University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

           Senate Council

          Nominating Committee Report for 2010-2011 – Appendix J

                      Chair-Elect, Secretary, Faculty Advisory Committee to the President

Elections Commission

          Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2010-2011 – Appendix K

Educational Equity and Campus Environment and Faculty Benefits

          Commission for Women Work-Family Balance Report – Appendix L

            Faculty Affairs

           Faculty Tenure-Flow Rates:  2009-2010 Annual Report – Appendix M

            Faculty Benefits

           Faculty Salaries, Academic Year 2009-2010 – Appendix N

            Intra-University Relations

Disciplinary Representation on First-Level Review
Committees Within the University College – Appendix O

K.  NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L.  COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council January 20, 2010 Minutes
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

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