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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, December 7, 2010 – 1:30 p.m.
112 Kern Graduate Building

Senators are reminded to bring their PSU ID card to swipe in a card reader to record attendance.

In the event of severe weather conditions or other emergencies that would necessitate the cancellation of a Senate meeting, a communication will be posted on Penn State Live at http://live.psu.edu/.

VIEW FULL AGENDA

A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

Minutes of the October 19, 2010, meeting in The Senate Record 44:2
[www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of November 9, 2010 - Appendix A
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

2011-2012 Senate Calendar - Appendix B

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of November 16, 2010

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Intercollegiate Athletics

Revisions to Senate Policy 67-00, Athletics Competition Sections 2 and 3, Eligibility of Athletes - Appendix C

I.    ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Faculty Affairs

Revisions to Policy HR64 Academic Freedom - Appendix D

J.  INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Student Life

Initiatives at Penn State to Address Excess Alcohol Consumption Among Students - Appendix E
[twenty minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Examples of Faculty Classroom-Based Initiatives at Penn State to Address Excess Alcohol Consumption Among Students
[fifteen minutes allocated for presentation and discussion] - Appendix F

Faculty Affairs

Online Student Ratings of Teaching Effectiveness - Appendix G

Faculty Benefits

Explanation of Health Benefits at Penn State - Appendix H

Outreach

Penn State Cooperative Extension [ten minutes allocated for presentation and discussion] - Appendix I

Research

Penn State’s Energy Innovation HUB [ten minutes allocated for presentation and discussion] - Appendix J

Undergraduate Education

Summary of Petitions by College, Campus, and Unit 2009-2010 - Appendix K

Early Progress Report Design Team [five minutes allocated for overview and discussion] - Appendix L

K.  NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L.  COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 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.