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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, October 11, 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 August 30, 2011, Meeting in The Senate Record 45:1
    [www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

    Senate Curriculum Report of September 27, 2011 - Appendix A    
    [http://www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of September 27, 2011

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Revisions to Senate Standing Rules, Article III, Section 3, Joint Committee on Insurance and Benefits - Appendix B

I.  ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

J.  INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

 Faculty Senate Scholarships Awarded to Undergraduates - Appendix C

Annual Report on the High School Students Enrolled Nondegree in Credit Courses [full report posted on ARSSA website] - Appendix D

Faculty Benefits

Proposed Comprehensive Three-Year Employee Benefits Strategy - Appendix E
[ten minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Student Life

Student Loan Debt at Penn State and Financial Literacy Program Need - Appendix F
[ten minutes allocated for presentation]

University Planning

Annual Space Allocation and Utilization Report 2011-2012 - Appendix G
[ten minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

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, December 6, 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.