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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 – 1:30 p.m.
112 Kern Graduate Building

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A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

Minutes of the January 25, 2011, meeting in The Senate Record 44:4
[senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of February 22, 2011, and Implementation of Five-Year Drop Policy - Appendix A             
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]                                 

The 2011 Penn State Sustainability Survey - Appendix B

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of February 22, 2011

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

Student Life

    Addressing Excess Alcohol Consumption Among Students:  The Role of the Faculty - Appendix C
    [Twenty minutes allocated for discussion]

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Revisions to Senate Policy 48-40 Deferred Grades and 48-50 No Grade - See corrected copy at: Appendix D

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid and Undergraduate Education

New Senate Policy 05-81 Minimum Entrance Requirements for Admission to Baccalaureate Degree Programs - Appendix E

Committees and Rules

Revision to Senate Constitution, Article II, Section 4 (Membership) Change to Senate Representation Model - Appendix F

Establishment of a New Senate Standing Committee, Senate Committee on Global Programs, Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6 - Appendix G

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Nominating Report for 2011-2012 - Appendix H
Senate Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
Standing Joint Committee on Tenure
University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

Senate Council

Nominating Committee Report for 2011-2012 - Appendix I
Chair-Elect, Secretary, Faculty Advisory Committee to the President

Elections Commission

Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2011-2012 - Appendix J

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Tenure-Flow Rates:  2010-2011 Annual Report - Appendix K

Faculty Benefits

2010-2011 Report on Faculty Salaries - Appendix L

Intercollegiate Athletics

Morgan Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes
[Report postponed to future meeting]

Research

The Scholarship and Research Integrity (SARI) Program
[Report postponed to future meeting]

Senate Council

Summary of Spring 2011 Officers' Visits to University Park Units - Appendix O

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Senate Committees meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

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