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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 – 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 March 13, 2012, Meeting in The Senate Record 45:5
    http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

    Senate Curriculum Report of April 10, 2012 - Appendix A
    http://www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of April 10, 2012

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

           Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

                  Revisions to Senate Policies 42-92, 42-94 and 42-96 (AP, CLEP, and IB credit) - Appendix B

           Intercollegiate Athletics

Revisions to Senate Policy 67-00, Athletic Competition, Section 2 Eligibility of Athletes (Revise Subsections 1 and 6) - Appendix C

Revisions to Senate Policy 67-00, Athletic Competition, Section 5 Athletic Schedules (New Subsection 4) - Appendix D

Undergraduate Education and Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology

Revisions to Senate Policy 43-00 (Syllabus) - Appendix E

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

           Faculty Benefits

Revisions to Policy HR29 (Voluntary Phased Retirement Program) - Appendix F

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

University Planning

Status of University Construction Projects - Appendix G
[15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Student Life and Undergraduate Education

Report from the Task Force on Internships - Appendix H

Faculty Affairs

Professors of Practice at Penn State - Appendix I

Outreach

Update on the Implementation of the Recommendations for Documenting and - Appendix J
Disseminating Outreach and Engaged Scholarship (Informational Report, 2008)

The Penn State World Campus Program Proposal and Review Process - Appendix K

Penn State Cooperative Extension Update - Appendix L

Research

A Seven Point Plan for Reinvigoration of Intellectual Property Practices at Penn State - Appendix M
[15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Report of Senate Elections - Appendix N

Senate Council
Senate Committee on Committees and Rules
Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
Standing Joint Committee on Tenure
University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee
Faculty Advisory Committee to the President
Senate Secretary for 2012-2013
Senate Chair-Elect for 2012-2013

Comments by Outgoing Chair Hagen

Seating of the New Officers

Comments by Incoming Chair Backer

K.        NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L.  COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Senate Committees meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 1:30 p.m., 112 Kern Graduate Building.

All members of the Faculty Senate are asked to sit in their assigned seats.  This arrangement permits the Senate Chair to distinguish senators from visitors and to be able to recognize senators 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.