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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, October 22, 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 September 10, 2013, Meeting in The Senate Record 47:1

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE 

Senate Curriculum Report of October 8, 2013 - Appendix A

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL – Meeting of October 8, 2013

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

Comments by Keith E. Masser, Chairman of the Board of Trustees [10 minutes allocated for presentation and 5-10 minutes allocated for discussion]

F. NEW BUSINESS

G. FORENSIC BUSINESS

H. UNFINISHED BUSINESS (Motion to be voted on at the October 22, 2013 Senate meeting)                   

“I respectfully put forward a motion for consideration by the Faculty Senate.” (Erica Smithwick, Earth and Mineral Sciences) - Appendix B - President Erickson's Response 11/4/13

I. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

J. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

K. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

General Education Planning and Oversight Task Force

A Progress Report to the University Faculty Senate (slide presentation included) [20 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion] - Appendix C

            Outreach and Student Life

Update on Engaged Scholarship Initiative (slide presentation included) [15 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion] - Appendix D

Undergraduate Education

Summary of Petitions by College, Campus, and Unit 2012-2013 - Appendix E

            University Planning

Five Year Capital Plan (slide presentation included) [10 minutes allocated for presentation and discussion] - Appendix F

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 10, 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.