THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 1:30 p.m.

112 Kern Graduate Building

 

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A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

 

Minutes of the January 28, 2014, Meeting in The Senate Record 47:4

 

B.     COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

 

Senate Curriculum Report of February 25, 2014 - Appendix A

 

C.     REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL Meeting of February 25, 2014

 

D.     ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

 

E.      COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

 

SPECIAL INFORMATIONAL REPORT

 

University Planning

 

University Budget Report - Appendix B

 

F.      NEW BUSINESS

G.     FORENSIC BUSINESS

 

General Education Planning and Oversight Task Force

 

A Progress Report to the University Faculty Senate - Appendix C

[10 minutes allocated for presentation and 30 minutes allocated for discussion]

Intra-University Relations

 

Assessment Process for Baccalaureate Programs at Penn State - Appendix D

[2 minutes allocated for presentation and 15 minutes allocated for discussion]

 

H.     UNFINISHED BUSINESS

 

I.        LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

 

Motion on the Lunar Lion Project (Larry Backer, Law) - Appendix E

J.       ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Intra-University Relations

 

Striking the Right Balance of Faculty Appointment Types at Penn State - Appendix F - President Barron's Response

 

K.     INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

 

Committees and Rules

 

Nominating Report for 2014-2015 - Appendix G

Senate Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Standing Joint Committee on Tenure

University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

 

Senate Council

Nominating Committee Report for 2014-2015 - Appendix H

Chair-Elect, Secretary, Faculty Advisory Committee to the President

 

Elections Commission

Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 2014-2015* - Appendix I

 

Educational Equity and Campus Environment

 

Report on the Penn State Office for Disability Services- Appendix J

[10 minutes allocated for presentation and 5 minutes allocated for discussion]

 

Faculty Benefits

 

2013-2014 Report on Faculty Salaries* - Appendix K

Joint Diversity Awareness Task Force

 

Progress Report* - Appendix L

 

Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology

 

2-Factor Authentication at Penn State- Appendix M

[10 minutes allocated for presentation and 5 minutes allocated for discussion] REPORT POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 29, 2014

 

University Planning

 

University Space Allocation Report*- Appendix N

 

*No presentation of reports marked with an asterisk

 

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, April 29, 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.