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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, March 12, 2013 – 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 January 29, 2013, Meeting in The Senate Record 46:4

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of February 19, 2013 - Appendix A

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of February 19, 2013

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. NEW BUSINESS

G. FORENSIC BUSINESS

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

           Senate Self-Study Committee

Recommendations on Structure and Organization of the University Faculty Senate - Appendix B

Intercollegiate Athletics

Revision to Senate Policy 67-00, Section 5(2) Athletic Schedules, Monitoring Student-Athlete Time Absent from Class - Appendix C

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Special Committee on University Governance

Improving the Governance of Penn State, Revising the Structure of its Board of Trustees, and Furthering the Academic Mission of the University:  Report and Recommendations of the Special Committee on University Governance - Appendix D

Committees and Rules

Nominating Report for 2013-2014 - Appendix E
Senate Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
Standing Joint Committee on Tenure
University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

Senate Council

Nominating Committee Report for 2013-2014 - Appendix F
Chair-Elect, Secretary, Faculty Advisory Committee to the President

Elections Commission

Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2013-2014 - Appendix G

Educational Equity and Campus Environment

Update on the Activities of the Commission for Women - Appendix H

Faculty Affairs

Digital Measures Faculty Activity Reporting System - Appendix I

Faculty Tenure Rates:  2012-13 Annual Report - Appendix J

Faculty Benefits

2012-2013 Report on Faculty Salaries - Appendix K

Global Programs

Towards the Global Penn State – Progress Report - Appendix L
[Ten minutes allocated for presentation and discussion] REPORT POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 23, 2013

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, April 23, 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.