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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, October 16, 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 August 28, 2012, Meeting in The Senate Record 46:1

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

    Senate Curriculum Report of October 2, 2012 - Appendix A

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of October 2, 2012

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORT

University Planning

    University Budget and Strategic Planning Report - Appendix B

F. NEW BUSINESS

G. FORENSIC BUSINESS

Presentation of "Report Based on an Invitation from the President, Provost and the Chair of the University Faculty Senate
to Examine General Education—August 2012" [10 minutes allocated for presentation and 20 minutes for discussion] - Appendix C

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Motions to be voted on from the August 28, 2012 Senate meeting)

“I move that the Faculty Senate send the following review and comments to the NCAA board and to the NCAA sanctioning committee.  That precise document would begin with BEGIN document for NCAA on page 1 of the link in appendix C, and would end with END document for the NCAA.”  (Keith Nelson, Liberal Arts) http://www.senate.psu.edu/agenda/2012-2013/aug2012/appc.pdf

“I propose a motion to have the Faculty Senate endorse the statement made by the group of past chairs of the Pennsylvania State University Faculty Senate regarding the Freeh report, the NCAA Consent Decree, and their Academic Implications.”  (Patricia Koch, Health and Human Development)
http://www.senate.psu.edu/agenda/2012-2013/aug2012/pastchairs_statement.pdf

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Faculty Benefits

Dependent Eligibility Verification Program - Appendix D
[10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

L. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

M. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Ombudsperson Report
Senate Committees meeting times and locations

Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 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.