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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, August 28, 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/.

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A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

    Minutes of the April 24, 2012, Meeting in The Senate Record 45:6

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of August 14, 2012 - Appendix A    

Seating Chart for 2012-2013 - Appendix B

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meetings of July 18 and August 14, 2012

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. NEW BUSINESS

G. FORENSIC BUSINESS

Discussion of the NCAA and Big 10 Sanctions, of the process by - Appendix C
which they were negotiated and agreed to, and possible statements by the
Senate to the public and to the NCAA in relation to all these issues
(Keith E. Nelson, Liberal Arts senator)  [15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Revisions to Senate Policies 02-50, 06-30, 06-57, and 06-70
Dealing with Provisional Students and Advanced Standing Admission - Appendix D

J.  ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Educational Equity and Campus Environment and Student Life

LGBTQ Resources for Students at Penn State - Appendix E

Research

 Inter-Campus Research - Appendix F

K.  INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

            Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Annual Report on the High School Students Enrolled Nondegree in Credit Courses
[Posted on ARSSA website] - Appendix G

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Annual Report for 2011-2012 - Appendix H

            Intercollegiate Athletics

NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative Annual Report - Appendix I
Academic Eligibility and Athletic Scholarships for 2011-2012
[15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Joint Committee on Insurance and Benefits

Annual Report 2011-2012 - Appendix J

University Planning

Campaign Update and the Role of Faculty in - Appendix K
For the Future: The Campaign for Penn State Students

[15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

L.  NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

M.  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 16, 2012, 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.