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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, October 19, 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 August 31, 2010, Meeting in The Senate Record 44:1
[www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of September 28, 2010 - Appendix A
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of September 28, 2010

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORT

University Planning

    University Budget and Strategic Planning Report - Appendix B

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

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

New Senate Policy 05-81 Minimum Entrance Requirements for Admission to Baccalaureate Degree Programs - Appendix C
(Report Withdrawn prior to October 19, 2010 Senate Meeting)

Committees and Rules

Revisions to Standing Rules, Article III, Section 8(a) Faculty Athletics Representative - Appendix D

Curricular Affairs

Revision to Senate Policy 59-00 Requirements for the Minor - Appendix E

I.  ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

J.  INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Faculty Senate Scholarships Awarded to Undergraduates - Appendix F

Faculty Affairs and Undergraduate Education

Joint Faculty Senate/Administrative Committee Examining Issues Related to Textbooks and Course Materials - Appendix G

Intra-University Relations

The Faculty Communities Web Site [ten minutes allocated for presentation and discussion] - Appendix H

Research

Update on Research at Penn State [twenty minutes allocated for presentation and discussion] - Appendix I

K.  NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L.  COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

University Ombudsperson Report, September 28, 2010
Senate Committees meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, December 7, 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.