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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, December 4, 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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VIEW FULL AGENDA

A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

Minutes of the October 16, 2012, Meeting in The Senate Record 46:2

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of November 13, 2012 - Appendix A

2013-2014 Senate Calendar - Appendix B

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of November 13, 2012

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. NEW BUSINESS

G. FORENSIC BUSINESS

            Intra-University Relations

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Resolution from the October 16, 2012 Senate meeting)
In light of the Freeh Report, the NCAA sanctions, and the conviction and sentencing of Jerry Sandusky, the Faculty Senate of the Pennsylvania State University wishes to convey its deepest sorrow in the face of these crimes, and to extend its sympathy to all victims of these proven criminal actions. The Senate furthermore hereby:

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Revisions to Standing Rules, Article II, Section 6(h), Senate Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics - Appendix D

Revisions to Standing Rules, Article III, Section 8(b), Faculty Athletics Representative - Appendix E

Standing Rules, Article III, new Section 9, New Extra-senatorial Committee on Campus Athletics - Appendix F

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Faculty Senate Scholarships Awarded to Undergraduates - Appendix G

Curricular Affairs

Curricular Consultation Suggestions and Guidelines - Appendix H

Faculty Affairs

Report on Unit Development of Faculty Workload Policies - Appendix I

Intercollegiate Athletics

Faculty Partner Program - Appendix J
[10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Intra-University Relations

Student Transition Issues from the Commonwealth Campuses to University Park - Appendix K

Student Life

Initiatives at Penn State to Address Alcohol Issues among Students - Appendix L
[15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

Undergraduate Education

Summary of Petitions by College, Campus, and Unit 2011-2012 - Appendix M

Enrollment and Instructor Patterns in General Education Courses - Appendix N

L.  NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

M.  COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Senate Committees meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda and Questions

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, 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.