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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, March 13, 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.

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A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

    Minutes of the January 24, 2012, Meeting in The Senate Record 45:4
    http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of February 21, 2012 - Appendix A
http://www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of February 21, 2012 

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES’ CHAIR KAREN PEETZ AND VICE CHAIR KEITH MASSER

Presentation by Board of Trustees' Chair Karen Peetz

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

“I rise to make the following motion:  That no employee, faculty member or other agent of the University be required, as a condition of employment, to adhere to standards of conduct that are not specified by rules, regulation, or legal requirement.  Failures of moral obligations alone should not be made a basis of evaluation or job performance.  The HRs and other appropriate University regulations should be amended to reflect this requirement.” (A.E. Luloff-Agricultural Sciences)

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Revisions to Senate Policies 02-00, 02-20, 02-50, 02-80 (Classification of Undergraduate Students) and 14-00 (Nondegree Students) - Appendix B

Educational Equity and Campus Environment and Undergraduate Education

Proposed Revisions to the United States Cultures and International Cultures Requirement - Appendix C

Undergraduate Education

Revisions to Senate Policy 14-10 (Limitations to Enrollment as a Nondegree Student) - Appendix D

Revisions to Senate Policy 42-50 (Credit by Examination) - Appendix E

I.    ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

J.    INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Global Programs

Towards the Global Penn State - Appendix F
[15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Committees and Rules

Nominating Report for 2012-2013 - Appendix G
Senate Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
Standing Joint Committee on Tenure
University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

Senate Council

Nominating Committee Report for 2012-2013 - Appendix H
Chair-Elect, Secretary, Faculty Advisory Committee to the President

Elections Commission

Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2012-2013 - Appendix I

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Tenure-Flow Rates: 2011-12 Annual Report - Appendix J

Faculty Benefits

2011-2012 Report on Faculty Salaries - Appendix K

Senate Council

Summary of Spring 2012 Officers' Visits to University Park Units - Appendix L

K.        NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

           Joseph V. Paterno Resolution - Appendix M

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, April 24, 2012, 1:30 p.m., Room 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.