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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY

The University Faculty Senate

AGENDA

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 - 1:30 p.m.
112 Kern Graduate Building

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VIEW FULL AGENDA

A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

Minutes of the March 15, 2005, Meeting in The Senate Record 38:5
[http://www.senate.psu.edu/record/index.html]

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

Senate Committee on Curricular Affairs

Senate Curriculum Report (Blue Sheets) of March 1, 2005 - Appendix A
[www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html]

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of April 12, 2005

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY CHAIR KIM STEINER

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS

Faculty Affairs

HR-23 Standards for Dismissal of Tenured Faculty for “Adequate Cause” - Appendix B
[Thirty minutes allotted for discussion]

G. UNFINISHED BUSINESS

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid

Proposal for Revising Senate Policies Pertaining to Re-enrollment, - Appendix C
Reinstatement, and Academic Renewal (see corrected copy in Senate Record)

Committees and Rules

Proposals to Revise Faculty Senate Standing Rules Pertaining - Appendix D
to Standing Committees

Curricular Affairs

Uniformity of Course Abbreviations within Disciplines - Appendix E
(see corrected copy in Senate Record)

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

Computing and Information Systems

Penn State Web Presence - Appendix F

Faculty Affairs

Revision to Policy HR-76 Faculty Rights and Responsibilities - Appendix G
(see corrected copy in Senate Record)

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

University Planning

Status of Campus Construction Projects - Appendix H

Textbook Selection Practices - Appendix I

Undergraduate Education

Grade Distribution Report - Appendix J

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Tenure-Flow Rates - Appendix K

Faculty Benefits

Faculty Benefits Programs, Academic Year 2004-2005 - Appendix L

Report of Senate Elections

Senate Council

Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

Standing Joint Committee on Tenure

Faculty Rights and Responsibilities

Faculty Advisory Committee to the President

Senate Secretary for 2005-2006

Senate Chair-Elect for 2005-2006

Comments by Outgoing Chair Steiner

Seating of the New Officers

Comments by Incoming Chair Myers

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

Graduate Council March 16, 2005 Minutes
Senate Committees meeting times and location
Commonwealth Caucus Agenda

NOTE: The next regular meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, September 13, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. in room 112 Kern Graduate Building.