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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 – 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 December 10, 2013, Meeting in The Senate Record 47:3

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Curriculum Report of January 14, 2014 - Appendix A

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of January 14, 2014

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. NEW BUSINESS

G. FORENSIC BUSINESS

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at Penn State: Employer Responsibility Provisions; Part-Time Benefits and High Deductible Plans- Appendix B
(Larry C. Backer, Dickinson School of Law senator) [20 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Motions to be voted on at the January 28, 2014 Senate meeting)

Motion on the Wellness Task Force - Appendix C - President Erickson's Response 2/14/14    
(Matthew Woessner, Harrisburg)

Motion on Reporting Senate Election Results - Appendix D - President Erickson's Response 2/14/14  
(James Ruiz, Harrisburg)

Motion on Collection of Wellness Data by the University - Appendix E - President Erickson's Response 2/14/14  
(Maria Truglio, Liberal Arts)

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Committees and Rules

Revisions to the Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3 (Delegation of Authority) - Appendix F

Revisions to the Standing Rules, Article I, Section 7 (c & g) (Rules of Procedure) - Appendix G

Revisions to the Standing Rules, Article III, Section 10 (University Ombudsperson) - Appendix H

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

Curricular Affairs, Educational Equity and Campus Environment, Faculty Affairs, Global Programs, Outreach, Research, Student Life, Undergraduate Education, and University Planning

Reports on Engaged Scholarship - Appendix I                            
[5 minutes allocated for presentation and 10 minutes allocated for discussion]

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

 Annual Report on the Reserved Spaces Program - Appendix J

Elections Commission

University Faculty Census Report 2014-2015 - Appendix K

Senate Council

Report on Fall 2013 Campus Visits - Appendix L

University Planning

An Update on For the Future – The Campaign for Penn State Students - Appendix M

L.  NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

M.  COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

The next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 1:30 p.m., Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.

Senate Committees meeting times and locations
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

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.