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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 – 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 April 28, 2011, Meeting in The Senate Record 44:6
    [www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of August 16, 2011 - Appendix A    
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

Seating Chart for 2011-2012 - Appendix B

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of August 16, 2011

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORT

Senate Council

    University Budget and Strategic Planning Report - Appendix C

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Revisions to Senate Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6(h) Senate Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics - Appendix D
This report was withdrawn by committee.

Curricular Affairs

New Senate Policy 42-25, Courses with a Travel Component - Appendix E
This report was returned to committee.

I.  ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

J.  INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Research

The Scholarship and Research Integrity (SARI) Program - Appendix F
[ten minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Faculty Benefits and University Planning

 Wellness Report 2011 Update - Appendix G

            Faculty Benefits

Employee Healthcare Plan Update, Academic Year 2010-2011 - Appendix H

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Annual Report for 2010-2011 - Appendix I

            Intercollegiate Athletics

NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative Annual Report Academic Eligibility and Athletic Scholarships for 2010-2011 and Update on Campus Athletic Programs and Activities - Appendix J

Morgan Academic Support Center for Student-Athletes - Appendix K
[ten minutes allocated for presentation and discussion of both reports]

Joint Committee on Insurance and Benefits

Annual Report 2010-2011 - Appendix L

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, October 11, 2011, 1:30 p.m., 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.