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Volume 32-----APRIL 27, 1999-----Number 7

The Senate Record is the official publication of the University Faculty Senate of The Pennsylvania State University, as provided for in Article I, Section 9 of the Standing Rules of the Senate and contained in the Constitution, Bylaws, and Standing Rules of the University Faculty Senate, The Pennsylvania State University 1998-99.

The publication is issued by the Senate Office, Birch Cottage, University Park, PA 16802 (Telephone 814-863-0221). The Record is distributed to all Libraries across the Penn State system. Copies are made available to faculty and other University personnel on request.

Except for items specified in the applicable Standing Rules, decisions on the responsibility for inclusion of matters in the publication are those of the Chair of the University Faculty Senate.

When existing communication channels seem inappropriate, Senators are encouraged to submit brief letters relevant to the Senate's function as a legislative, advisory and forensic body to the Chair for possible inclusion in The Senate Record.

Reports which have appeared in the Agenda of the Meeting are not included in The Record unless they have been changed substantially during the Meeting or are considered to be of major importance. Remarks and discussion are abbreviated in most instances. A complete transcript and tape of the meeting is on file.

In reference to this Senate Record (Volume 32, Number 7), it should be indicated that this is not a verbatim record of the events that accrued at the Senate meeting of April 27, 1999. The recording of the meeting was inaudible and, therefore, not transcribable. Rather, this is a compilation of the proceedings. Several sections could not be reproduced.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. Final Agenda for April 27, 1999Pages iii-v

A. Summary of Agenda ActionsPage vi-viii

B. Minutes and Summaries of RemarksPages 1-24

II. Enumeration of Documents

  1. Documents Distributed Prior to April 27, 1999Appendix I
  2. Attached

Door Handout - Senate Committee on Student
Life - Student Services at Commonwealth
Locations: Mental and Physical HealthAppendix II

Corrected Copy - Senate Committee on
Committees and Rules - Revision of Standing
Rules, Article III, Section 4[5(d)]Appendix III

Corrected Copy - Senate Committee on
Faculty Affairs - Revision of HR-13: Recom-
mended Procedure for Hiring New FacultyAppendix IV

Senate Calendar for 1999-2000Appendix V

Standing Committee Assignments for 1999-2000Appendix VI

Chairs and Vice-Chairs for 1999-2000Appendix VII

Roster of Senators by Voting Units for 1999-2000Appendix VIII

Results of Senate Elections for 1999-2000Appendix IX

Senators Not Returning for 1999-2000Appendix X

AttendanceAppendix XI

FINAL AGENDA FOR APRIL 27, 1999

A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING -
Minutes of the March 30, 1999, Meeting in The Senate Record 32:6

B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE - Senate Curriculum Report
(Blue Sheets) of April 19, 1999

C. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of April 13, 1999

D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR -

(H). LEGISLATIVE REPORTS -

Senate Council

Resolution for Provost John A. Brighton

E. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY -

F. FORENSIC BUSINESS -

Student Life

Revision of University Policy on Academic Integrity (Senate Policy 49-20 and ACUE Procedure G-9)

G. UNFINISHED LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS -

Committees and Rules

Revision of Bylaws, Article I, Section 1(d)

H. LEGISLATIVE REPORTS -

Admissions, Records, Scheduling and Student Aid

Revision of Policy 51-50 -- Cumulative Grade Point Average

Committees and Rules

Revision to Standing Rules, Article III, Section 4 [5(3)]

Revision of Standing Rules, Article II, Senate Committee Structure

University Planning

A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign

Senate Council

Resolution in Support of A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign

I. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS -

Faculty Affairs

Revision of Policy HR-13: Recommended Procedure for Hiring New Faculty

Faculty Benefits

Parking Facility Financing and Vehicle Registration Policy

Faculty Salary Report

J. INFORMATIONAL REPORTS -

Faculty Affairs

Report on Promotion and Tenure Recommendations and Decisions in 1997-98

General Education Implementation Committee

Skills

Final Report

Student Life

Student Services at Commonwealth Locations: Mental and Physical Health

University Planning

Construction Programs Status Report

Task Force on Intellectual Property Policies and Procedures

Report of Senate Elections

Senate Council
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 1999-2000
Senate Chair-Elect for 1999-2000

Comments by Outgoing Chair Berkowitz

Installation of Officers

Comments by Incoming Chair Nelson

K. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS -

L. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY -

M. ADJOURNMENT -

SUMMARY OF AGENDA ACTIONS

The Senate passed three Legislative Reports:

Committees and Rules - "Revision of Bylaws, Article I, Section 1(d)." This report is a modification in the Bylaws to accommodate the change of the name of the body that is the nominating committee of the Senate Council. (See Record, page(s) 12 and Agenda Appendix "C.")

Committees and Rules - "Revision of Standing Rules, Article III, Section 4[5(d)]." This report changes the wording in the membership of the University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee to exclude all administrators holding signatory authority in promotion and tenure matters. (See Record, page(s) 12 and Agenda Appendix "E," and Corrected Copy Record Appendix III).

Committees and Rules - "Revision of Standing Rules, Article II, Senate Committee Structure." This report provides for the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources to be a named member of the Faculty Benefits Committee. (See Record, page(s) 12and Agenda Appendix "F.")

The Senate passed two Resolutions:

Senate Council - "Resolution for Provost John A. Brighton." This resolution lauds Provost Brighton for his many years of dedicated service to the Senate and the University. (See Agenda pages 1-2 and Record, page(s) 6-7.)

Senate Council - "A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign." This resolution was passed to demonstrate the Senateís support of the Penn State Campaign. (See Agenda page 3 and Record, page(s) 15-16.)

The Senate passed three Advisory/Consultative Reports:

Faculty Affairs - "Revision of Policy HR-13: Recommended Procedures for Hiring New Faculty." This report advises that the suggested guidelines included in the document be used in the hiring of new faculty. (See Record, page(s) 16, Agenda Appendix "H," and Corrected Copy Record Appendix IV.)

Faculty Benefits - "Parking Facility Financing and Vehicle Registration Policy." This report advises two recommendations related to parking at the University Park campus. One on actions related to new university initiatives and a second on modifications to Parking Office policies. (See Record, page(s) 16-17and Agenda Appendix "I.")

Faculty Benefits - "Faculty Salary Report." This report examines the disparities and trends in faculty salaries and makes six recommendations concerning future salary considerations. (See Record, page(s) 17 and Agenda Appendix "J")

The Senate heard one Forensic Session:

Student Life - "Revision of University Policy on Academic Integrity (Senate Policy 49-20 and ACUE Procedures G-9)." The purpose of this forensic session was to gather the Senateís input in considering how the institution should address the problems created by the seemingly growing lack of academic integrity. (See Record, page(s) 7-12 and Agenda Appendix "B.")

The Senate received seven Informational Reports:

University Planning - "A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign." This document is the statements of this committee in sponsoring the Oral Informational report on the Penn State Campaign. (See Record, page(s) 12-15 and Agenda Appendix "G.")

Faculty Affairs - "Report on Promotion and Tenure Recommendations and Decisions in 1997-98." This report describes information regarding the 1997-98 promotion and tenure recommendations. (See Record, page(s) 17 and Agenda Appendix "K.")

General Education Implementation Committee - "Skills." This report suggests the implementation of the skills assessment and consultation program within the new General Education. (See Record, page(s) 18 and Agenda Appendix "L.")

General Education Implementation Committee - "Final Report." This report notes what the General Education Implementation Committee has accomplished and recommended since its inception and how it has carried out its charge. (See Record, page(s) 18-19 and Agenda Appendix "M.")

Student Life - "Student Services at Commonwealth Locations: Mental and Physical Health." This document reports on the mental and physical health services presently in place at the locations of the institution other than University Park. (See Record, page(s) 19 and Agenda Appendix "N.")

University Planning - "Construction Programs Status Report." This is a mandated report on the progress of construction projects across the institution. (See Record, page(s) 19-20 and Agenda Appendix "O.")

University Planning - "Task Force on Intellectual Property Policies and

Procedures." This report was presented to make the Senate aware of this recommendation within the Task Force on Intellectual Property report. (See Record, page(s) 20 and Agenda Appendix "P.")

The Senate heard the results of the Senate elections, comments by Outgoing Chair Berkowitz and comments by Incoming Chair Nelson. See Record, page(s) 21-23.)

One report was withdrawn by the Committee:

Admissions, Records, Scheduling and Student Aid - "Revision of Policy 51-50 -- Cumulative Grade Point Average." (See Record, page(s) 12 and Agenda Appendix "D").

The University Faculty Senate met on Tuesday, April 27, 1999, at 1:30 p.m. in Room 112 Kern Building with Leonard J. Berkowitz, Chair, presiding. One hundred and fifty-eight Senators signed the roster.

Chair Berkowitz: It is time to begin.

MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETING

Moving to the minutes of the preceding meeting, The Senate Record, providing a full transcription of the proceedings of the March 30, 1999 meeting, was sent to all University Libraries and is posted on the Faculty Senate web page. Are there any corrections or additions to this document? All those in favor of accepting the minutes, please signify by saying, "aye."

Senators: Aye.

Chair Berkowitz: Opposed? The minutes are accepted. Thank you.

COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATE

You have received the Senate Curriculum Report (Blue Sheets) for April 19, 1999. This document is posted on the University Faculty Senate's web page. The Blue Sheets are blue again.

REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL

Also, you should have received the Report of the Senate Council for the meeting of April 13, 1999. This is an attachment in The Senate Agenda for todayís meeting.

ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIR

Chair Berkowitz: I refer you to my remarks to Senate Council that are contained in the minutes attached to today's Agenda and I have a number of other announcements. First I would like to read to you the names of the Senators who will not be returning to the Senate next year. The Senate thanks these Senators for their dedication and hard work to the Senate, their voting unit and the university.

SENATORS NOT RETURNING FOR 1999-2000

ABINGTON COLLEGE
Linda Miller
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Richard Arteca
Dennis Murphy
Daniel Royse
Charles Strauss
COLLEGE OF ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE
Donald Kunze
BERKS-LEHIGH VALLEY COLLEGE
BERKS CAMPUS
James Young
SMEAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
Robert Novack
Lisa Williams
COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Vincent Lunetta
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
Charles Bakis
Thomas Daubert
Jonathan Phillips
COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Rebecca Beatty
S. Diane Brannon
Deborah Kerstetter
Mary Nicholson
COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS
Paul Clark
Kenneth Thigpen
Christine White
EBERLY COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
Steven Arnold
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
John Cardella
Kevin Gleeson
Philip Masters
Donna Testa
Kristi Watterberg
MILITARY SCIENCES
William Haner
MCKEESPORT CAMPUS
John Zavodni
WORTHINGTON SCRANTON CAMPUS
David Byman
UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
Linda Friend
APPOINTED SENATORS
A. Craig Millar
EX OFFICIO SENATOR
John Brighton
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
William Richards
Brady Smith
Deanna Barber
Deanna Puryear
Jennifer Belzner
Jessica Stuart
Tracy Frost
Emily Freeman
Morad Askari
Joellen Duckett
Gretchen Kline-de Hart
Sean Limric
Kenneth McGraw
Senators: Applause.

Chair Berkowitz: I have read down through the list of Senators not returning for the 1999-00 Senate year. Many of the Senators on this list have contributed greatly to the success of this body over the years, but I feel that I must single out one individual for some special accolades. Tom Daubert started his Senate career in 1972. That means that he is, with maybe the exception of Phil Klein, the most senior Senator in the Senate. Let me just take a few moments to review for you his contributions over that time. I'll give you the numbers only; there is no way I would have time to talk about the actual accomplishments. Over the years, he has served on seven different standing committees and was chair or vice chair of six of them. He represented the College of Engineering on Senate Council. He chaired the special committee to revise our Constitution and has served for a total of eight years on the University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee. There is no need to remind you that Tom served as chair of this body during the 1977-78 academic year. This automatically placed him on all of the committees that are associated with being an officer of the Senate for a three-year period; Senate Council, Committees and Rules, and Faculty Advisory Committee to the President. Tom, we thank you for being a benchmark for all of us to strive toward. I would like everyone to join me in a very well-deserved round of applause for Tom.

Senators: Applause.

Chair Berkowitz: The Faculty Advisory Committee to the President met on April 8, 1999, and discussed the following topics: time, place, and manner (having to do with free speech and how this can and cannot be limited by universities); Penn State business cards (what can and cannot be put on them); Information Sciences and Technology enrollment; the Penn State Campaign; curricular oversight at the discipline level across the university; revision of the university course master file; and general education implementation. This was the last FAC meeting for 1998-99; however, because of important issues needing attention, two additional meetings have been scheduled - one in May and one in August.

The last spring visit for the Senate Officers was held on April 6, 1999 to the College of Arts and Architecture. During the summer months, the Senate Office will schedule the fall visits to locations other than University Park.

We received a memo from the president regarding his approval, and therefore, the implementation of a legislative report entitled "Revision to Senate Policy 60-40--Multiple Major Programs" passed at the March 2, 1999, Senate meeting. President Spanier has asked the vice provost for enrollment management to implement this policy.

At the March 18, 1999 meeting of the Board of Trustees, President Spanier presented a report of funding of higher education. This presentation, made at the request of the board, contained a great deal of information that I thought Senators would be interested in. I asked for permission to print the slides from the presentation in the Senate Agenda. President Spanier granted that request and that information is presented at the back of your Agenda for today's meeting.

We received an e-mail from Charlie Brueggebors regarding the University Park Campus Master Plan transportation demand management study. There will be campus and community open session meetings held on Thursday, April 29, 1999. The campus open session will be from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in room 112 Kern Building. The community open session will be held from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Ferguson Township Municipal Building meeting room, 3174 Research Drive. The University Park Master Plan that was approved by the Board of Trustees will be presented. In addition, BRW, transportation planners from Minneapolis, will be presenting an update on the university transportation demand management study. These sessions are open to the public and will be advertised.

One of the issues we have been working on throughout the year is prerequisite checking. It is an issue that many faculty and administrators have raised as important in our visits to campuses and colleges. At this time I can say that it looks like we will be able to begin to implement a system of prerequisite checking. In August 2000 it is our plan to supply "after-the-fact" prerequisite checking. Along with each class list, each instructor will receive a list of students who do not meet the prerequisites for the class. This will enable the instructor to take the appropriate action in those cases.

It is also our hope to be able to implement real prerequisite checking with registration for fall 2001 but that is not yet set. One thing that will have to happen for any of this to work is for departments to review the listed prerequisite for their courses to make sure they are correct.

I began the first meeting of the year with a story so I thought it would be appropriate to begin my last meeting with another story. One of the great things about living in Pennsylvania is that we still have such traditions as old-fashioned state fairs, and along with those fairs are attractions that have long since disappeared from other parts of the country.

Not long ago I attended one of these state fairs and off to the side was an act billed as "The Strongest Man in the World." This huge man proceeded to bend iron bars with his bare hands and easily lift objects that no ordinary human could get off the ground. At the end of his act, he took half of a grapefruit and squeezed it dry. He then offered $100 to anyone in the audience who could get another drop out of the grapefruit. The challenge was quickly accepted by several large men in the audience but not one of them could get another drop from that grapefruit. "Anyone else care to try?" asked the strongman. Just then a skinny little guy stepped out from the crowd. "Yeah, Iíd like to give it a try." The strongman just laughed and said, "If you can get anything out of this fruit, Iíll give you $500!" With that the little guy stepped onto the platform, grabbed the grapefruit and with one hand he squeezed until juice just poured out of the supposedly dry piece of fruit.

The strongman was honest so he handed over the $500. "Wow, that's impressive," he said. "What's your name and what do you do for a living?" The little guy said, "My nameís Rod Kirsch and Iím Vice President for Development for Penn State!"

For some reason, that story seemed appropriate for today. Now back to the Agenda.

Our first item is a legislative report from Senate Council. It's a resolution honoring John Brighton, and with your permission, I would like to read that resolution into the record.

LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

SENATE COUNCIL

Resolution for Provost John A. Brighton

Chair Berkowitz: WHEREAS John A. Brighton has served The Pennsylvania State University since July 1, 1991 as the Executive Vice President and Provost with honor and distinction, and

WHEREAS John A. Brighton served as the Dean of the College of Engineering with creativity and vision from 1988 until 1991, and

WHEREAS John A. Brighton has served Penn State as an Assistant, Associate, and Professor of Mechanical Engineering from 1963 to 1965, and

WHEREAS John A. Brighton, as both Provost and Dean, has continuously worked to enhance the general welfare of the faculty by providing wise and enlightened guidance to the University Faculty Senate, and

WHEREAS John A. Brighton has been a firm believer in the principle of shared governance of this University and has developed close professional and personal ties with many of the faculty, and

WHEREAS John A. Brighton has provided extraordinary leadership, setting by his own example a quest for excellence in the academic community as a whole, and

WHEREAS he is a revered colleague and friend, a man of integrity, vision, and principle, who is universally admired, respected and trusted,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The University Faculty Senate of The Pennsylvania State University, on this 27th day of April, 1999, expresses its gratitude to John A. Brighton for all of his accomplishments on behalf of the institution and its faculty, and affectionately wishes him Godspeed as he moves to other duties as University Professor.

Chair Berkowitz: All those in favor of the resolution, signify by saying, "aye."

Senators: Aye.

Chair Berkowitz: Any opposed, "nay"?

COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY

Chair Berkowitz: We move next to comments by the president of the university. President Spanier is here today and does have comments.

Graham B. Spanier, President:

FORENSIC BUSINESS

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STUDENT LIFE

Revision of University Policy on Academic Integrity (Senate Policy 49-20 and ACUE Procedure G-9)

Bill Ellis, Chair, Senate Committee on Student Life

Bill Ellis, Hazleton Campus: The report before you is the result of more than two years' work by a subcommittee of Student Life, chaired by Joseph Puzycki, Director of Judicial Affairs. It reflects an extended process of consultation with administrators and student representatives. It responds to the general feeling that the present process of handling academic dishonesty cases is simply not working. The latest PULSE survey conducted by the Office of Undergraduate Studies indicates that more than 60 percent of students admit to having cheated and also to knowing someone else who cheats. Yet only a few cases are handled in a way that allows the university to track how it is responding to this situation.

In reviewing the present policy and responding to criticisms of it, the subcommittee set the following goals for recommending changes:

  1. Provide a Less Complicated Process: one that is simplified, less cumbersome and confusing for faculty and students.
  2. Ensure Fairness and Due Process: afford students a fair system with required due process while maintaining a practical and "common sense" approach.
  3. Encourage Student Learning: take advantage of teachable moments, heightened accountability and positively influence student responsibility and behavior.

The procedure was to retain, when possible, those parts of the existing policy that were working well or were at least not problematic. However, the subcommittee identified six major problems that required major policy changes.

PROBLEM #1: The current policy does not include the provision for a faculty member and student meeting. This is a required component of due process and can also be a catalyst for student learning.

Lack of a face-to-face meeting leads to the following deficiencies:

RECOMMENDED SOLUTION #1

Incorporate a student and faculty Academic Integrity Conference where the faculty have the opportunity to:

  1. inform the student of the allegations and offer the student a chance to respond,
  2. explain to the student his/her rights and the procedures to be followed,
  3. decide at what level the incident belongs and choose whether to pursue the matter, and
  4. facilitate proper decision-making and utilize an educational opportunity for learning.

RECOMMENDED SOLUTION #2

Incorporate an Academic Integrity Conduct Disposition Form to help facilitate the incident reporting process:

This tool, which could be devised with assistance from Judicial Affairs, would be a tool for recording the outcome of the faculty and student meeting in a way that would enable system-wide record keeping. It would help the student take responsibility for his or her decisions. While taking minimum effort to process, it would afford clarity and protection for all parties involved.

PROBLEM #2: The current policy is vague and confusing:

It does not clearly distinguish types or levels of violations or direct the reader in an appropriate course of action for resolving incidents. In fact, it suggests multiple options for resolution of minor and major incidents, and in fact methods of resolution and sanctions vary greatly in scope and nature depending upon the faculty member, department head, dean or college.

Taking the most serious case involved, one in which the student is accused of a form of dishonesty that would involve failure in the course, and in which the student contests the accusation, the following options exist in the existing policy:

  1. The case might be handled through the Department or the Campus Committee on Academic Integrity, but
  2. If either the student or instructor rejects this recommendation, they can appeal to the College Dean, or
  3. They could refer it to the Office of Judicial Affairs, or
  4. They could bypass the dept./campus/college level and go directly to Judicial Affairs, but
  5. If either party challenges Judicial Affairs' recommendation, they may refer the case back to the dept./campus/college level for review, and
  6. If the decision at this level is appealed, the case is resolved by the Campus Executive Officer or Provost, but
  7. The student still has the option of appealing the final grade, and
  8. Any disciplinary sanction recommended by Judicial Affairs stands.

Such a procedure is so difficult to explain that it is no wonder that it is widely ignored, especially at locations other than University Park.

RECOMMENDED SOLUTION #1

Establish minor, moderate and major ranges of misconduct with specific guidelines for resolution in each range.

Existing Senate policy distinguishes between "minor" and "major" incidents, but the procedures given under the "major" ones actually group together two distinct levels of charges. The subcommittee feels it would be clearer to separate these as "moderate" and "major" infractions:

Minor incident Ė less than an "F" in the course and no discipline action.

Moderate incident Ė "F" in the course and no discipline action.

Major incident Ė "F" in the course and additional discipline action.

Categorize misconduct will provide an opportunity for consistent and just responses, and

Judicial Affairs will work with the colleges to establish precedent guidelines within these three ranges for consistent academic and disciplinary sanctioning. Such categories will help faculty narrow choices of how to respond to dishonesty cases to appropriate "ranges." However, faculty will still be given full power to exercise their professional judgement deciding what sanctions are appropriate in given cases.

RECOMMENDED SOLUTION #2

Manage all minor and uncontested moderate incidents ONLY within the college:

This will keep responsibility for resolving most cases within the college and manage most cases informally, at the lowest level, with consistency and accountability.

RECOMMENDED SOLUTION #3

All disputed minor incidents are to be resolved by either the College/Campus Committee on Academic Integrity or by the Department Head/Campus Director of Academic Affairs:

This will provide consistency to the process within each College/Campus, and also empower College/Campus students and faculty members in responding to this as a shared university concern. In contested incidents required but minimum due process will be provided, and such cases will still be managed swiftly.

PROBLEM #3

When a student contests an accusation and due process is required faculty often articulate that the current policy is laborious and complicated. Also, fearing legal or physical retribution, faculty feel it is not worth their effort to get involved:

RECOMMENDED SOLUTION #1

All disputed moderate and all major incidents are to be directly referred to and ultimately resolved by Judicial Affairs in an informal Discipline Conference or a faculty, staff and student hearing board:

Referring such serious incidents will allow the Office of Judicial Affairs to manage the administrative work while collaboratively consulting with the colleges to provide appropriate resolutions. In dealing with other infractions, Judicial Affairs presently resolves 97 percent of its cases in informal Discipline Conferences, typically within one week of referral. Following a standard practice and providing the formal due process both minimize the chance of the faculty member becoming involved in litigation.

PROBLEM #4

Currently, when a student is found responsible for a violation by the UHB and wants to appeal the decision, either based on the merits of the case or because of a lack of due process, the policy is not clear concerning appeal or review. This vagueness complicates

and draws out the process:

RECOMMENDED SOLUTION #1

Apply the current university discipline appeal process to academic dishonesty cases.

The current university discipline appeal process has proved itself swift and effective, while meeting the required test for due process and allowing for a non-biased review. Restricting the appeal process only to moderate and major violations which yield a sanction of Deferred Suspension or greater will limit the number of appeals.

PROBLEM #5

Students feel that the university is not truly concerned about the lack of academic integrity and believe the university should respond in a more intentional and serious manner:

The university policy is viewed by students as passive and reactionary, and so they perceive a lack of accountability for infractions.

RECOMMENDED SOLUTION #1

For moderate and major violations place an "XF" notation on the student transcript that may be removed after certain conditions are met:

Only the very serious violations would yield a transcript notation; however, this option would hold students accountable for serious misconduct and deliver the message that Penn State values academic integrity. However, such a policy allows for a student NOT to have their records permanently damaged and allows the College/Campus the opportunity to shape a learning experience for the student appropriate to the infraction. Such an opportunity would actively engage students in a learning process and helps them to take responsibility for correcting a bad decision.

PROBLEM #6

Currently, there is no standard practice for tracking cases or creating student academic misconduct records when resolved at the College or Campus level:

Some Colleges/Campuses maintain records but in a "loose" way that may not protect student confidentiality. Others maintain no records at all. Such inaccurate and non-standardized records are a liability that inhibits our ability to effectively respond to misconduct.

RECOMMENDED SOLUTION #1

Establish centralized record keeping in Judicial Affairs for all levels of misconduct:

Judicial Affairs envisions a simple process for forwarding standardized information. This record keeping would help the university accurately track the level and types of academic misconduct, appropriately respond to students who exhibit on-going behaviors, and monitor how we are responding to the misconduct issue.

The present report is presented as a forensic, to gauge faculty response to these important policy changes. We are working together with a CADs committee on educational initiatives that would help change the culture factors that presently encourage students to engage in dishonest behavior. These initiatives, along with a revised version of this report, will be presented to the Faculty Senate next September.

I want to thank all Senators for their comments and ask others to send me their further reactions in the form of e-mail (to wce2@psu.edu).

UNFINISHED LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES

Revision of Bylaws, Article I, Section 1(d)

Nancy J. Wyatt, Chair, Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

Nancy J. Wyatt, Penn State Delaware: This report is a modification in the

Bylaws to accommodate the change of the name of the body which is the nominating committee of the Senate Council.

LEGISLATIVE REPORTS

SENATE COMMITTEE ON ADMISSIONS, RECORDS, SCHEDULING AND STUDENT AID

Revision of Policy 51-50 -- Cumulative Grade Point Average

Frank J. Kristine, Chair, Senate Committee on Admissions, Records, Scheduling and Student Aid

Chair Berkowitz: At the request of the chair, this report has been withdrawn.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES

Revision of Standing Rules, Article III, Section 4 [5(d)]

Nancy J. Wyatt, Chair, Senate Committee on Committees and Rules

Nancy J. Wyatt: This report changes the wording in the membership of the

University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee to exclude all administrators holding signatory authority in promotion and tenure matters.

Revision of Standing Rules, Article II, Senate Committee Structure

Nancy J. Wyatt: This report provides for the Assistant Vice President for Human Resources to be a named member of the Faculty Benefits Committee.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON UNIVERSITY PLANNING

A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign

Shelton S. Alexander, Chair, Senate Committee on University Planning

Shelton S. Alexander, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences: By now all of you have heard about the Penn State Campaign which just progressed to the public phase, widely publicized the past several days during kickoff events on campus. The Committee on University Planning heard briefings on various aspects of the Campaign, particularly the faculty/staff phase that has been underway for several weeks. Because of the importance of this major fund-raising effort to the academic enterprise of the university, and the faculty in particular, this oral informational report will focus on those aspects that are most relevant to the faculty. Here to present the report is the person you have heard so much about already this afternoon, Rodney Kirsch, our Vice-President for Development and Alumni Relations.

Rodney Kirsch, Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations: As you know, this past weekend the university publicly announced our $1 billion campaign entitled--A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign. This is a goal comparable to current efforts at other major research universities in this country. Universities such as Illinois and Ohio State in the Big Ten, Virginia, UCLA, and one of my former employers, the University of California at Berkeley, are all in similar such efforts. To put this in perspective, this goal is five times larger than the original goal of Penn State's first campaign which concluded in 1990. The following slides indicate our progress to-date, the campaign's featured objectives and the impact it will have on faculty.

We began counting gifts towards our goal on July 1, 1996. Thus, in the first 33 months of this seven-year campaign, we have raised $557 million---almost 56 percent of the total goal.

Penn State began only in the mid-1980s to devote serious attention to private, major gift fundraising. Compared to other major public research universities, we were a late entry. One result is that Penn State lags its academic peers in the size of its endowment, currently ranking 8th out of 10 public Big Ten universities.

It stands to reason that the paramount goal of this campaign is to enhance substantially the endowment funding available for Penn State people--our faculty, students and staff. Nearly one-half of our goal, or $473 million, is targeted towards endowment.

The campaign has four featured objectives in the areas of student support, faculty support and special program support. Every college and campus has specific goals developed by academic leadership in each of these areas. Many of these objectives relate directly to the five-year strategic plan in each unit. With 40 percent of the campaign calendar elapsed, our fundraising progress on each of these featured objectives when measured against our goal is ahead of schedule.

I am often asked by faculty, "How soon will we receive these gifts?" Outright gifts that are either already in hand or normally payable over five years represent 76 percent of the commitments totaling $557 million. This means the great majority of gifts will have an immediate impact on the university. Only bequest expectancies from donors who are at least 65 years old by the campaign's end in the year 2003 are eligible to be counted towards our goal. It is both unusual and, of course, advantageous that a campaign so heavily weighted towards endowment has such a high percentage of outright giving.

Faculty and staff have already played a key role as volunteers, advocates and donors to the campaign. Today, I am pleased to report that gifts and pledges from faculty and staff total over $16 million. Our goal in the faculty/staff campaign is to raise in excess of $20 million and have 50 percent participation. To date, 37 percent of active employees university-wide have participated in the campaign. This is a strong testament to the philanthropic spirit present in the immediate Penn State family. It sends a positive message to our alumni and friends outside the academy. More than 150 members of the faculty and staff serve as volunteers within their respective academic home. A faculty steering committee co-chaired by Professors Gerry and Liz Susman has over 40 active members.

I am also asked from time-to-time by your colleagues, "How will this campaign benefit me as a member of the faculty?" Some are certain to benefit directly while others may experience an improved learning environment more indirectly.

Nearly $170 million is sought to create faculty endowments--mainly, but not exclusively, in professorships and chairs. This equates roughly to 300 new professorships. As you know, while earned income from these endowments are available for use as salary supplementation, funds are also typically used to purchase equipment, support graduate students, develop new curricula and fund travel to research sites or conferences. These are the kinds of enhancements that benefit the entire learning environment. Further, several units hope to develop research-oriented endowments from which many faculty in a certain discipline can benefit.

We have a goal to raise over $300 million in merit and need-based student support. This should translate into higher achieving students in your classrooms and laboratories as well as fewer students distracted by the need to work part or full-time jobs to finance their education.

While a more modest proportion of this campaign is targeted for bricks and mortar, when compared to the university's first campaign, a significant sum of over $60 million in private support is targeted towards new academic facilities in such areas as food science, forestry, life sciences, chemistry, landscape architecture, information sciences and the libraries. These facilities will expand your research capabilities, update technology and modernize the classroom environment.

Nearly $125 million is targeted in special program support to either create or enhance funding of initiatives such as the Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development which studies issues related to children and youth in the College of Health and Human Development. This Center was endowed recently at $4 million by alumna Edna Bennett. Another recent example will be the new Entrepreneurship Center in Business, also established with a $4 million gift by alumnus Michael Farrell, to support the study of new business development. Both of these gifts were announced this past week. Funding for new or existing programs like this provide broad-based support for faculty, graduate students, research activities, travel, and other outreach initiatives associated with the academic discipline at hand.

Our effort is off to an exceedingly strong start in comparison to other such campaigns nationally. I welcome continued support from the faculty and thank you and your colleagues for the volunteerism and generosity you have exhibited to date. It makes a difference. Faculty contributions have been impressive and will motivate others both inside and outside the university. Your endorsement of our efforts will mean a great deal to our alumni and friends.

Thank you for this opportunity to make remarks.

SENATE COUNCIL

Resolution in Support of A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign

WHEREAS "A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign" is being officially initiated as of April 1999, and

WHEREAS this philanthropic effort on behalf of our institution has a campaign objective of $1 billion, and

WHEREAS there is $388 million being projected for "Ongoing Support" and $612 million being projected for "Featured Objectives" such as Undergraduate Student Support, Graduate Student Support, Program Support and Faculty Support, and

WHEREAS it is a part of the mission of the faculty to foster in our students those qualities of intellectual curiosity, seriousness of purpose, civility, and civic responsibility, and

WHEREAS it is the mission of the University to extend high-quality teaching in a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, humanities, and sciences, as well as a balanced offering of programs in professional and technical disciplines, and

WHEREAS our goal is for Penn State to be the top institution in the United States in the integration of teaching, research, and service, and

WHEREAS "There are moments in the lives of educational institutions when mission, heritage, quality, and aspirations combine to create an almost irresistible momentum toward national and even global leadership,"

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The University Faculty Senate, which represents the faculty of Penn State, strongly expresses its endorsement on behalf of "A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign" and urges the members of the faculty to support this campaign with their time, efforts, talents and material gifts.

ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTS

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FACULTY AFFAIRS

Revision of Policy HR-13: Recommended Procedure for Hiring New Faculty

Cara-Lynne Schengrund, Chair, Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs

Cara-Lynne Schengrund, College of Medicine: The guidelines proposed in this advisory and consultative report are recommended to ensure faculty involvement in the hiring of new faculty and to have uniformity in the procedures used. Are there any comments or questions?

During the discussion that followed there was one friendly amendment from the floor. Prior to the second guideline insert: Faculty members shall be on all search committees.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FACULTY BENEFITS

Parking Facility Financing and Vehicle Registration Policy

Allen T. Phillips, Chair, Senate Committee on Faculty Benefits

Allen T. Phillips, Eberly College of Science: This current report is a product of two meetings held between Faculty Benefits Committee and persons representing the University Park Parking Office and Transportation Services.

Some of the information gleaned during those discussions formed the basis for the current advisory and consultative report.

Two recommendations are offered under the heading of planned university initiatives.

The first is a recommendation that there be a modification in the self-sufficiency model under which parking now operates, to permit the financing of new replacement parking structures planned at University Park from general funds rather than strictly from user fees.

Also there is a recommendation that user fees charged for parking should be reserved for maintaining and operating parking facilities, as opposed to expanding application of these fees to other broadly defined transportation needs.

Four recommendations are made for modifications in Parking Office operation policies.

One: to fund maintenance and construction of sports and other event parking facilities from event revenues rather than from employee/student registration fees.

Two: multiple use parking facilities should be funded from sources (event parking fees versus monthly fees) in proportion to their use by the respective groups.

Three: parking receipts from events should be retained by the Parking Office, as opposed to being shared with the event sponsor.

Four: this is a recommendation that the Parking Office develop a better system for permitting occasional parking needs for faculty and staff who normally do not drive and thus do not register a vehicle but nevertheless need periodically to park on campus and currently find the options available to them unsatisfactory.

Faculty Salary Report

Jamie M. Myers, College of Education: I want to begin by thanking the administration for their extensive collaboration to put together this internal salary report. Billie Willits' office worked many, many hours to produce the data analyses we thought would help us to investigate the salary issues. As to the report, I would like to clarify references to the Presidents Excellence Fund. The report might lead one to believe that this fund was established for salary equity issues, but that would be incorrect. The fund was not specifically set up to address the prior Senate recommendation that 25 percent of salary increase funds be used to alleviate inequities due to location, college, or compression.

As we discuss the report on the floor, I would ask that comments be focused on the recommendations, even though the report is rich in data and you could make many more interpretations not stated in the report. We view the report as a beginning point and understand many of the recommendations as directions for further study.

INFORMATIONAL REPORTS

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FACULTY AFFAIRS

Report on Promotion and Tenure Recommendations and Decisions in 1997-98

Cara-Lynne Schengrund, Chair, Senate Committee on Faculty Affairs

Cara-Lynne Schengrund: The informational report on "Promotion and Tenure Recommendations and Decisions for 1997-1998" should be self-explanatory but I'll be happy to answer any questions.

GENERAL EDUCATION IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE

Skills

John W. Bagby, Chair, General Education Implementation Committee

John W. Moore, Vice-Chair, General Education Implementation Committee

John W. Moore, College of the Liberal Arts: Today GEIC makes its final two reports. One is a report on Recommendation # 3 of the Special Committee, the recommendation concerning Skills, and the other is our Final Report.

Recommendation #3 concerns the Senate's desire to make two important changes in our Skills courses--composition, speech, and quantification. One change calls for the university community to devise skills courses specifically designed to meet the needs and interests of students in each of the separate broad disciplinary categories and will therefore be seen to be more relevant or tailored to their interests. The second change asks that the university community devise sequences of those courses according to levels of student ability so that the courses appear challenging to each student and do not duplicate high school or previous training.

How are we to achieve those two goals? The Implementation Committee suggests the following method. We ask the Chair of the University Faculty Senate to work with the Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education to form a Skills Assessment and Consultation Committee (SACC). This committee will be made up of senators and representatives from the colleges which provide General Education skills courses and those which use those courses. This committee will constitute the site where consultation about the nature of the skills courses can take place and where the interests of both groups can be made clear and courses can be devised that meet the needs of both sets of interests.

Final Report

John W. Moore: The second report constitutes our farewell and marks the formal completion of the charge assigned to us in February 1998 by then Chair, Lou Geschwindner. Our Final Report consists of four parts. The first contains the charge given to us. The second spells out how we dealt with the seven recommendations assigned to us for implementation. The third contains a final recommendation to the Senate from the Implementation Committee, and the fourth speaks in praise of Penn State's General Education Program.

In the third section, we recommend that the Chair of the University Faculty Senate devise a mechanism that will provide the university's General Education Program with the ongoing oversight and coordination that we feel this program requires. We reached this conclusion on the basis of our own experience with thinking about General Education. We realize how long it took the members of both the Special Committee and the Implementation Committee to understand the complexities of General Education, and we see now how valuable it would be to have a group in charge that accumulated on-going experience with General Education, understood well the program's nature, structures, strengths, and weaknesses, and was empowered to recommend whatever changes were necessary to maintain the program's excellence and to keep it fresh and up-to-date.

In the fourth section, we commend the university for having had the foresight and wisdom to call for a review of this vast program that commands one-third of each student's baccalaureate degree credits. As an institution, we did not rest content with something that was going well; rather, we sought to make it even better than it already was.

The new general education program has two principal characteristics. First, it seeks to encourage a spirit of experiment, exploration, and innovation. Hence, the emphasis on flexibility and a new ease in making certain course substitutions. Second, it seeks to make general education a vital program that emphasizes what a student does in the course and what students can do with the knowledge and skills gained in this part of their academic program. For that reason, the Special Committee recommended and the Senate approved the requirement of including three active learning elements in each course taught in the Knowledge Domains Area. For that reason as well, the Special Committee recommended and the Faculty Senate approved the requirement of a First-Year Seminar for each incoming student, a small-size course designed just for freshmen and to be taught by full-time faculty.

All these changes will give a new face to the familiar emphasis on introducing students to the wide range of epistemologies that we humans employ to understand ourselves and the world we inhabit. Any questions?

SENATE COMMITTEE ON STUDENT LIFE

Student Services at Commonwealth Locations: Mental and Physical Health

Bill Ellis, Chair, Senate Committee on Student Life

Bill Ellis:

SENATE COMMITTEE ON UNIVERSITY PLANNING

Construction Programs Status Report

Shelton S. Alexander, Chair, Senate Committee on University Planning

Shelton S. Alexander: This is the second report to the Senate on the status of construction programs at the university. The full report is contained in Appendix "O". It updates the report presented at the October 1998 Senate meeting covering both General Services and internal Penn State construction programs. This report was prepared by William Anderson from the Office of Physical Plant, who is also a member of the Committee on University Planning. Please contact Bill for further details on any of the projects.

Task Force on Intellectual Property Policies and Procedures

Shelton S. Alexander: The purpose of this informational report is to make the Faculty Senate, and the faculty in general, aware of an important study underway at the university to address intellectual property issues that affect faculty, students and

administrators. The Task Force on Intellectual Property Policies and Procedures and its four sub-committees, described in Appendix "P", are meeting now and into the summer to gather information and viewpoints that will be the basis for their recommendations. Because of the potential significant impact of the Task Force's new intellectual property policy and procedures recommendations on many different faculty activities, our committee urges the faculty to make their views and concerns known to the Task Force committees immediately so they can be factored into their deliberations. We anticipate that there will be a forensic session on these intellectual property issues in the Fall 1999 semester, followed by an advisory/consultative report sponsored by the Committee on University Planning and other Senate committees.

Chair Berkowitz: Our next item on the Agenda is the "Report of Senate Elections." One of the duties of our Senate Secretary, Don Fahnline, is to conduct the elections and make this report to us at this time.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES

Report of Senate Elections

Donald E. Fahnline, Chair, Elections Commission

Donald E. Fahnline, Altoona College: Thank you. Iíve got a number of elections to report the results of. They are listed in order on the Agenda.

The first is the election for Senate Council. Felix Lukezic, College of Agricultural Sciences; Michael Broyles, College of Arts and Architecture; John Bagby, Smeal College of Business Administration; Alan Scaroni, Earth and Mineral Sciences; Alison Carr-Chellman, College of Education; Lynn Carpenter, College of Engineering; Larry Kenney, College of Health and Human Development; Dennis Gouran, College of the Liberal Arts; Peter Jurs, Eberly College of Science; Robert Richards, University Libraries, Combined Departments of Military Science, College of Communications, Dickinson School of Law and Penn State Great Valley Graduate Center; Brian Tormey, Altoona College; Peter Rebane, Abington College; Steven de Hart, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Irwin Richman, Penn State Harrisburg; Alphonse Leure-duPree, College of Medicine; Sandra Smith, The Commonwealth College; and Andrew Romberger, Berks-Lehigh Valley College. That will be the Senate Council for the new year.

Next is the Committee on Committees and Rules. Mark Casteel, Deidre Jago, Louis Geschwindner, Frank Kristine and Jean Landa Pytel are the five members elected to serve a two-year term. Terry Engelder was elected to serve a one-year term.

The University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee: Christopher Bise, College of Earth & Mineral Sciences, UP; Gordon De Jong, College of the Liberal Arts, UP; Andrea Mastro, Eberly College of Science, UP; and Louis Milakofsky, Berks-Lehigh Valley College.

The new members of the Standing Joint Committee on Tenure: Mary Jane Irwin, College of Engineering, UP, Member; and Tramble Turner, Abington College, Alternate.

For the Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities we have three categories: Faculty from University Park: Margaret Lyday, College of the Liberal Arts, Member; Larry Kenney, College of Health & Human Development, Alternate; and Jamie Myers, College of Education, Alternate.

Faculty Other than University Park: Peter Georgopulos, SCI, Delaware Campus, Member; Valerie Stratton, Altoona College, Alternate.

Deans: Robert Steele, Agricultural Sciences, Member and John Dutton, Earth & Mineral Sciences, Alternate.

Elected member of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the President: Gordon De Jong, College of the Liberal Arts, UP.

For the office of Secretary of the Senate: Christopher Bise, College of Earth & Mineral Sciences, University Park.

For Chair-Elect of the Senate: Cara-Lynne Schengrund, College of Medicine. Thank you.

Chair Berkowitz: Thank you, Don.

COMMENTS BY OUTGOING CHAIR BERKOWITZ

This is the place in the agenda for the outgoing chair to present his or her closing remarks. Given the length and the substance of today's Agenda, Lou Geschwindner was afraid that I was going to break his record for the longest Senate meeting of the modern era. I say the "modern era" because some of us can remember two-day Senate meetings. But we have completed our work and your record is safe, Lou. Nevertheless, it has been a long meeting so I will forego the temptation to make substantive comments about the Senate's work during the year. You were all here for that, and you were the ones doing the work.

But I do need to say a couple of things before I hand the meeting over to my successor.

First, I want to express my deep appreciation to George Bugyi and the entire staff of the Senate Office--Vickie, Linda and Betsy have each been of enormous help to me during the past year. And Sherry and April in the Senate Curricular Office have been of great help as well.

I would like to express my appreciation to the chairs of our Senate committees as well as the members of the committees for an extraordinarily productive Senate year. If today's Agenda alone had been the output for the entire year, we could have called it a successful year, yet it was only the Agenda for one meeting. I should also give special thanks to Bill Ellis for his excellent work as chair of Student Life. As many of you know, Bill took over the committee in the middle of the year and has really done an outstanding job as committee chair during that time. He will not be returning as a Senator and we will miss his leadership.

Several other people deserve special mention for their efforts during the past year. First, Lou Geschwindner as Immediate Past Chair and Don Fahnline as Senate Secretary. Lou, you were a fine mentor and guide, and I appreciate having been able to call on you for guidance and support throughout the year. Don, your contributions throughout the year have been extraordinary. I donít know how you managed to balance your teaching assignments with all the travel and Senate work. The Senate--indeed the university--has been enriched by your dedication.

Finally, I should express my appreciation to my wife who has put up with my chaotic schedule for the past year. Thank you for your help and patience.

The last person I must recognize is Murry Nelson, who will now take over as

Senate Chair. I have long admired his work as a Senator, and during the past year I have come to know him and like him as a friend as well. I look forward to his leadership during the coming year. Before I hand the meeting over to Murry, let me take a moment to thank all of you for giving me this wonderful opportunity to serve as your chair for the past year. It has been one of the great honors and pleasures of my life.

Now, as I hand the meeting over to Murry, I need to provide some words of wisdom and advice. Murry, here is my gift to you.

I had many, many, many hours at University Park during the past year and spent a lot of those hours in the bookstores here. I decided to look for a gift for Murry there. Three weeks ago I found what I thought would be the perfect book--"The Art of Napping." Unfortunately, when I looked a little closer, I discovered that Murry had written the book--so I had to keep on looking.

Murry this is what I found. This book is called "Basketball Shorts." It's a book of wisdom gleaned from basketball players and coaches through the ages. Murry, there is much that you can learn from these pages.

For example, I know how much you like to work out and exercise. May I suggest that you heed the wisdom of Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics, who once said, "I love exercise. I could watch it all day."

There is even advice that will help you get through a Senate year. As you know, our work is not evenly distributed throughout the year. When that disturbs you, remember the words of Robert Parrish (also of the Boston Celtics) who said, "Our consistency has been up and down all year."

And finally a quote that might apply to this very meeting from Jack Craft, former coach of Villanova: "That was the nail that broke the coffin's back."

Good luck, Murry.

Senators: Applause

COMMENTS BY INCOMING CHAIR NELSON

I want to thank the Faculty Senate for having the faith in me to carry out the responsibilities of this office. I am deeply honored by your support and hope to be able to continually fulfill your highest expectations. I also want to particularly thank outgoing Chair Len Berkowitz for his counsel, his insightfulness and his humor. Len really knows so much about the Senate and the university and he is truly one of our great resources--kind of an unnatural resource, you might say! It comforts me to know that Len will be available to help me in so many ways as I plunge into this position as Chair.

During this past year we have spent a lot of time together. I have gotten to know much about Len and his lovely wife, Karen. I know how much they love to travel, both in this country and abroad, and, because of that and the fact that he and I have been traveling partners, I have a small gift for him. This book contains all the travel commentary that he wishes he had before. Now he does. I will give you a few examples.

Because of the lateness of the hour, I will not make elaborate remarks, but hold them until the fall. I should have the new officers come up. Cara-Lynne and Chris, could you take your seats on the podium? I have known both Cara-Lynne and Chris for many years and worked with them in a number of capacities. They are fine people and the Senate will be well served by having them in these positions. As for my year as chair, I will only make a couple comments now regarding my pledges to you. First, I will not fall asleep in the Senate meeting, which would be hard while standing, but I can do it! Second, I will not do the New York Times crossword in Senate meetings. It will be a challenge but I will work to fulfill at least these two pledges.

NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

None

COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITY

None

ADJOURNMENT

May I have a motion to adjourn? The April 27, 1999 meeting of the University faculty Senate adjourned at 4:28 PM.

DOCUMENTS DISTRIBUTED PRIOR TO APRIL 27, 1999

Admissions, Records, Scheduling and Student Aid - Revision of Policy 51-50 -- Cumulative Grade Point Average (Legislative)

Committees and Rules -Revision to Standing Rules, Article III, Section 4[5(d)] (Legislative)

Committees and Rules -Revision to Standing Rules, Article II, Senate Committee Structure (Legislative)

Committees and Rules - Revision of Bylaws, Article I, Section 1(d) (Legislative)

Curricular Affairs - Curriculum Report (Blue Sheets) of April 19, 1999

Faculty Affairs - Revision of Policy HR-13: Recommended Procedure for Hiring New Faculty (Advisory/Consultative)

Faculty Benefits - Parking Facility Financing and Vehicle Registration Policy (Advisory/Consultative)

Faculty Benefits - Faculty Salary Report (Advisory/Consultative)

Faculty Affairs - Report on Promotion and Tenure Recommendations and Decisions for 1997-98 (Informational)

General Education Implementation Committee - Skills (Informational)

General Education Implementation Committee - Final Report (Informational)

Student Life - Student Services at Commonwealth Locations: Mental and Physical Health (Informational)

University Planning - Construction Programs Status Report (Informational)

University Planning - Task Force on Intellectual Property Policies and Procedures (Informational)

University Planning - A Grand Destiny: The Penn State Campaign (Oral Informational)

Student Life - Revision of University Policy on Academic Integrity (Senate Policy 49-20 and ACUE Procedure G-0) (Forensic)

C O R R E C T E D C O P Y

COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES

Revision of Standing Rules, Article III, Section 4 [5 (d)]

(Legislative)

[Implementation upon passage by the Senate]

Introduction

In nominating faculty to serve on the University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee, the Senate Committee on Committee and Rules has traditionally excluded not only Deans but also faculty holding positions with signatory authority in promotion and tenure matters, e.g., division heads and department heads. The following legislation proposes bringing the Standing Rules into line with actual practice.

Recommendation

The Committee on Committees and Rules recommends that the following section of the Standing Rules be modified as follows:

Article III, Section 4

University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee

    1. Membership

1 . . . . .

    1. All tenured Professors, Librarians and other faculty of equivalent rank holding full-time standing appointments are eligible for election by the Senate or appointment by the President with the following exclusions:
    1. The President's immediate staff
    2. The Executive Vice President and Provost of the University's immediate staff
    3. Those holding affiliate academic appointments

(d) ADMINISTRATORS Deans holding signatory authority in promotion and tenure matters AS DEFINED IN POLICY AD-14

Rationale

In order to avoid even the appearance of possible conflicts of interest, the Committee on Committees and Rules has traditionally refrained from nominating certain faculty to the University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee. These faculty are those with signatory authority in promotion and tenure matters. This change to Article III, Section 4 recommended above is meant to clarify the faculty categories that are not eligible for membership on the University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee.

SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES
Leonard J. Berkowitz
Edward W. Bittner
S. Diane Brannon
Barton W. Browning
Mark A. Casteel
Caroline D. Eckhardt, Vice-Chair
Donald E. Fahnline
Louis F. Geschwindner
John H. Harwood
Murry R. Nelson
Laura L. Pauley
Jean Landa Pytel
Nancy J. Wyatt, Chair

C O R R E C T E D C O P Y

SENATE COMMITTEE ON FACULTY AFFAIRS

Revision of Policy HR-13: Recommended Procedure for Hiring New Faculty

(Advisory and Consultative)

RATIONALE

HR-13 describes procedures for hiring new faculty. The addition of the proposed guidelines is recommended in order to ensure faculty involvement in the process and to have uniformity in the procedures used.

Policy HR-13 RECOMMENDED PROCEDURE FOR HIRING NEW FACULTY

POLICY'S INITIAL DATE: May, 1962

THIS VERSION EFFECTIVE: July 1, 1997

Contents:

Purpose

Recruitment of Candidates

Selection of Candidates

Notification of Candidates

Forms to be Completed by New Regular Faculty Appointees

Optional Forms to be Completed by New Employee

Processing the Forms

Memorandum of Personal Service

PURPOSE

To outline responsibilities in the process of hiring new regular faculty members.

RECRUITMENT OF CANDIDATES

The dean of each college is responsible for the staffing of teaching and research positions within the approved budget of that college. Questions regarding the budgeting of such positions should be referred to Budget Resource and Analysis.

1. Within the framework of a college, the recruiting of candidates to staff these positions primarily is the responsibility of the department head, division head, or chief executive officer, as appropriate.

2. As a part of the recruiting procedure, candidates shall be furnished with a copy of the memorandum, Conditions of Academic Employment, prepared by the Office of Human Resources that includes information about:

  • a. Conditions of employment; loyalty oath and tax withholding.
  • b. Personal benefits; group life insurance, health care coverages (including
    hospital/surgical/major medical, dental and vision care), retirement and
    social security, tenure and the like.
  • SELECTION OF CANDIDATES

    While the practices in selection of candidates differ in the several colleges, a position will be offered to a candidate only upon the prior approval by the dean as to the candidate and as to the terms of employment.

    National advertising is required for tenure-line or tenured faculty positions. Exceptions to this policy should be approved by the Executive Vice President and Provost in consultation with the Affirmative Action Officer.

    GUIDELINES

    The following general guidelines will apply in searching to fill such faculty positions:

    1. Advisory search committees, appointed by the unitís academic administrator after appropriate consultation, will be formed to identify candidates.

    2. FACULTY MEMBERS SHALL BE ON ALL SEARCH COMMITTEES. The majority of members of a search committee should be faculty members from the academic unit or those who hold joint appointments with the academic unit in which the appointment will be made.

    3. Faculty members from other academic units, administrators, members of the staff, and students may be included on search committees as appropriate.

    4. The general charge to search committees will be to identify qualified candidates. The unitís academic administrator will provide specific charges, as appropriate, within the framework of this general charge applicable to all advisory search committees.

    5. The search committee will present its recommendations of candidates to the unitís academic administrator, who will choose candidates for further consideration from these recommendations. (If the search needs to be continued or reopened, it will be according to the procedures outlined in these guidelines.) At the request of either the committee, the unitís faculty, or the academic administrator, a meeting to discuss recommendations should be held.

    NOTIFICATION OF CANDIDATES

    It is the responsibility of the dean to notify a successful candidate in writing of the offer of employment.

    Three copies of a Memorandum of Personal Service will accompany the letter of offer. (See page 4.23 of the General Forms Usage Guide.)

    SENATE COMMITTEE ON FACULTY AFFAIRS
    Syed S. Andaleeb
    Albert A. Anderson
    James J. Beatty
    Christopher J. Bise
    Melvin Blumberg
    Joseph L. Cavinato
    Wayne R. Curtis
    Travis DeCastro
    Renee D. Diehl
    James M. Donovan
    Dorothy H. Evensen
    Margaret B. Goldman
    Elizabeth A. Hanley
    Sabih I. Hayek
    Charles W. Hill
    Philip A. Klein
    Louis Milakofsky
    John S. Nichols
    Effy Oz
    Amy L. Paster
    Victor Romero
    Dennis C. Scanlon
    Cara-Lynne Schengrund, Chair
    Robert Secor
    Valerie N. Stratton
    Tramble T. Turner, V-Chair
    J. Randall Woolridge

    THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERITY

    The University Faculty Senate Calendar

    1999-2000

    Reports DueSenate CouncilSenate

    August 10, 1999August 24, 1999September 14, 1999

    September 21, 1999October 5, 1999October 26, 1999

    November 2, 1999November 16, 1999December 7, 1999

    December 14, 1999January 18, 2000February 1, 2000

    February 4, 2000February 15, 2000February 29, 2000

    March 3, 2000March 14, 2000March 28, 2000

    March 31, 2000April 11, 2000April 25, 2000

    SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES

    Standing Committee Assignments for the 1999/00 Senate Year

     

    ADMISSIONS, RECORDS, SCHEDULING
    AND STUDENT AID
    JoAnne Chirico, Chair 2000
    Lynn E. Drafall 2001
    Renata S. Engel, V-Chair 2000
    Hector Flores 2001
    Peter D. Georgopulos 2001
    Anna Griswold 2000
    Geoffrey J. Harford 2000
    Salvatore A. Marsico 2001
    Arthur C. Miller 2001
    Robert B. Mitchell 2000
    Steven M. Paladini 2001
    Helena Poch 2000
    Barbara L. Power 2000
    John J. Romano 2000
    J. James Wager 2000
    Adrian J. Wanner 2000
    Ted Ziegenfus 2000

    COMPUTING AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS
    Thomas W. Abendroth 2001
    J. Gary Augustson 2000
    Joseph E. Borzellino 2001
    J. Louis Campbell 2001
    Fred G. Fedok 2000
    Terry P. Harrison 2000
    Carly M. Lipsitz 2000
    Janet May 2000
    Ronald L. McCarty 2001
    Terry J. Peavler, Chair 2000
    Sam Slobounov, V-Chair 2000
    John B. Urenko 2001
    Roger P. Ware 2000

    CURRICULAR AFFAIRS
    Connie D. Baggett 2001
    Kevin J. H. Berland 2001
    Ronald Bettig 2000
    Garry L. Burkle 2000
    Robert G. Crane 2001
    Todd D. Ellis 2000
    Richard B. Englund 2000
    Donald E. Fahnline 2001
    Gary J. Fosmire 2000
    Louis F. Geschwindner, Chair 2001
    Lisa C. Hatcher 2000
    Margaret M. Lyday 2001
    J. Daniel Marshall, V-Chair 2001
    Annette K. McGregor 2001
    Robert D. Minard 2001
    Henry O. Patterson 2001
    Judith Ozment Payne 2000
    M. Susan Richman 2001
    Arkady Templeman 2001
    James B. Thomas 2001
    Linda K. Trevino 2001
    Diane Zabel 2000
    (Ch., Grad School Com. on Programs
    and Courses)
    (Member of ACUE [selected by ACUE])

    FACULTY AFFAIRS
    Shelton S. Alexander 2001
    Syed Saad Andaleeb 2000
    Albert A. Anderson 2000
    Melvin Blumberg 2000
    William T. DeCastro 2000
    James M. Donovan 2001
    Dorothy H. Evensen 2000
    Peter B. Everett 2001
    Margaret B. Goldman 2001
    Elizabeth A. Hanley 2000
    Sabih I. Hayek 2000
    Charles W. Hill 2000
    Louis Milakofsky 2001
    David J. Myers 2001
    John S. Nichols, Chair 2000
    Effy Oz 2000
    Amy L. Paster 2000
    Victor Romero 2001
    Donald P. Schneider 2001
    Robert Secor 2000
    Stephen W. Stace 2001
    Kim C. Steiner 2001
    Valerie N. Stratton, V-Chair 2001

    FACULTY BENEFITS
    Keith K. Burkhart 2000
    Joseph L. Cavinato 2001
    George W. Franz 2001
    Charles F. Gunderman 2000
    Timothy C. Ovaert 2000
    Laura L. Pauley, V-Chair 2001
    Allen T. Phillips, Chair 2000
    Lawrence I. Sinoway 2001
    Gerhard F. Strasser 2001
    Jose A. Ventura 2001
    Anita Vickers 2000
    Billie S. Willits 2000
    J. Randall Woolridge 2001

    INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
    William W. Asbury 2000
    Robert L. Burgess 2001
    John J. Cahir 2000
    Linda L. Caldwell 2001
    David P. Christy, Chair 2001
    John J. Coyle 2000
    Timothy M. Curley 2000
    Laurence M. Demers 2001
    James T. Elder 2001
    Ellyn Exley 2000
    Diana L. Kenepp 2000
    Darla Lindberg 2001
    Harvey B. Manbeck 2000
    Douglas McCullough 2000
    Ellen L. Perry 2000
    John J. Romano 2000
    Timothy Smaby 2000
    Dennis G. Shea 2001
    Thomas C. Vary, V-Chair 2001
    Thomas S. Whittam 2000
    Jerry Wright 2000

    INTRA-UNIVERSITY RELATIONS
    K. Robert Bridges 2001
    Wenwu Cao 2001
    Dwight Davis 2001
    Richard F. Dempsey 2001
    Thomas A. Frank 2001
    David J. Green 2001
    M. Nabil Kallas 2000
    Robert LaPorte 2001
    John R. Lippert 2001
    Louisa J. Marshall 2001
    Richard F. Nath 2000
    Michael Navin, V-Chair 2001
    David R. Richards 2001
    Andrew B. Romberger 2001
    Dennis Shifrin 2000
    James F. Smith, Chair 2000
    Loanne L. Snavely 2001
    Robert A. Walters 2000
    (Rep., Grad. School Com. on Programs
    & Courses)
    (Member of ACUE [selected by ACUE])

    LIBRARIES
    James B. Anderson 2000
    Richard Barshinger 2001
    Aida M. Beaupied 2001
    Michael J. Cardamone 2001
    Ralph H. Colby (R) 2000
    Cristen Conrad 2000
    Lee D. Coraor 2001
    George S. Dulikravich 2001
    Nancy Eaton 2000
    Veronique M. Foti 2001
    Frieda M. Holt, V-Chair 2000
    Bonnie J. MacEwan (R) 2000
    Sallie M. McCorkle 2001
    John W. Moore, Chair 2001
    Richard C. Pees 2001
    (Graduate Student) 2000

    OUTREACH ACTIVITIES
    Theodore R. Alter 2000
    G. Jogesh Babu (R) 2000
    Craig A. Bernecker, V-Chair 2000
    Patricia A. Book 2000
    J. Christopher Carey 2001
    Bobbi Jo DellaBella 2000
    Jacob De Rooy, Chair 2001
    Ellen Dietrich 2000
    Julia C. Hewitt 2001
    Winand K. Hock 2001
    George A. Lesieutre 2001
    Robert D. Richards 2001
    David E. Roth 2000
    Gregory W. Roth 2000
    James H. Ryan 2000
    Joseph W. Sassani III 2000
    Shelley M. Stoffels 2001

    RESEARCH
    Guy F. Barbato, V-Chair 2000
    James J. Beatty 2001
    Frank A. Behum 2000
    James G. Brasseur 2001
    Roy B. Clariana 2001
    Stephen E. Cyran 2001
    Thomas N. Jackson, Chair 2000
    Ernest W. Johnson 2001
    John D. Kissick 2001
    Rajen Mookerjee 2001
    Eva J. Pell 2000
    Gary W. Rogers 2001
    Joan S. Thomson 2001
    Vasundara V. Varadan 2001
    Susan Welch 2001
    (Chair, Grad Council Com. on Research)
    (Graduate Student Senator) 2000

    STUDENT LIFE
    William W. Asbury 2000
    David Barnes 2001
    Dennis D. Calvin 2001
    Wayne R. Curtis 2001
    Renee D. Diehl 2001
    Joanna Floros, Chair 2001
    Erika R. Fullerton 2000
    Arthur Goldschmidt, V-Chair 2000
    Nichola Gutgold 2001
    Sean N. Mascoll 2000
    Laura Munro 2000
    Jon Olson 2001
    Deborah Preston 2001
    Joseph Puzycki 2000
    Mario Sznaier 2001
    (Graduate Student Senator) 2000
    (Graduate Student) 2000

    UNDERGRADUATE EDUCATION
    Henry Abromson 2000
    Cheryl Achterberg 2000
    George J. Bugyi 2000
    John J. Cahir 2000
    William J. Campbell 2000
    James P. Crawford 2001
    Gregory K. Farber 2001
    M. Margaret Galligan 2000
    Lynn Hendrickson 2000
    Gary L. Hile 2000
    William C. Lasher 2001
    Linda P. Miller 2001
    Mark H. Munn 2001
    Jamie M. Myers, Chair 2001
    Robert D. Ricketts, V-Chair 2001
    Thomas A. Seybert 2001
    Carol A. Smith 2001
    Jane S. Sutton 2001
    Eric R. White 2000
    Charles E. Yesalis 2001
    Robert Zelis 2000

    UNIVERSITY PLANNING
    P. Richard Althouse 2000
    William J. Anderson, Jr. 2000
    Anthony J. Baratta, V-Chair 2001
    Elizabeth Billingsley 2001
    Peter Deines, Chair 2001
    William M. Frank 2000
    Timothy J. Hampp 2000
    Catherine M. Harmonosky 2001
    John T. Harwood 2001
    Brandon B. Hunt 2000
    Ali R. Hurson 2001
    Philip A. Klein 2001
    Rodney Kirsch 2000
    Larry Kuhns 2000
    Jeffrey S. Mayer 2000
    B. Tracy Nixon 2001
    Winston A. Richards 2001
    Louise E. Sandmeyer 2000
    Michael C. Saunders 2000
    Dennis C. Scanlon 2001
    Derek R. Schuelein 2000
    Gary C. Schultz 2000
    Beno Weiss 2001

    ABINGTON COLLEGE
    SENATORS (5)
    Term Expires 2000
    Smith, James F.
    Term Expires 2001
    Ozment, Judy P.
    Term Expires 2002
    Rebane, P. Peter
    Term Expires 2003
    Stace, Stephen
    Turner, Tramble T.
    Representative on the Senate Council: P. Peter Rebane

    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
    SENATORS (14)
    Term Expires 2000
    Calvin, Dennis D.
    Lukezic, Felix L.
    Roth, Gregory W.
    Thomson, Joan
    Term Expires 2001
    Kuhns, Larry J.
    Scanlon, Dennis C.
    Term Expires 2002
    Barbato, Guy F.
    Flores, Hector
    Manbeck, Harvey B.
    Saunders, Michael C.
    Term Expires 2003
    Baggett, Connie D.
    Hock, Winand K.
    Rogers, Gary W.
    Steiner, Kim C.
    Representative to the Senate Council: Felix L. Lukezic

    ALTOONA COLLEGE
    SENATORS (6)
    Term Expires 2000
    Fahnline, Donald E.
    Term Expires 2001
    Marshall, Louisa J.
    Term Expires 2002
    Campbell, J. Louis III
    Tormey, Brian B.
    Term Expires 2003
    Borzellino, Joseph E.
    Stratton, Valerie N.
    Representative on the Senate Council: Brian B. Tormey

    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE
    SENATORS (8)
    Term Expires 2000
    Broyles, Michael E.
    Kissick, John D.
    Term Expires 2001
    DeCastro, Travis
    Drafall, Lynn E.
    Term Expires 2002
    Anderson, Albert A.
    Lindberg, Darla
    Term Expires 2003
    McCorkle, Sallie
    McGregor, Annie K.
    Representative on the Senate Council: Michael E. Broyles

    PENN STATE ERIE - THE BEHREND COLLEGE
    SENATORS (8)
    Term Expires 2000
    Englund, Richard B.
    Lasher, William C.
    Roth, David E.
    Term Expires 2001
    Irwin, Zachary T.
    Yerm Expires 2002
    de Hart, Steven A.
    McCarty, Ronald L.
    Power, Barbara L.
    Term Expires 2003
    Andeleeb, Syed Saad
    Representative on the Senate Council: Steven A. de Hart

    BERKS-LEHIGH VALLEY COLLEGE
    ALLENTOWN CAMPUS
    SENATORS (1)
    Term Expires 2000
    None
    Term Expires 2001
    None
    Term Expires 2002
    None
    Term Expires 2003
    Gutgold, Nikki
    Representative on the Senate Council: Andrew B. Romberger

    BERKS-LEHIGH VALLEY COLLEGE
    BERKS CAMPUS
    SENATORS (3)
    Term Expires 2000
    None
    Term Expires 2001
    Milakofsky, Louis
    Term Expires 2002
    Patterson, Henry
    Term Expires 2003
    Romberger, Andrew B.
    Representative on the Senate Council: Andrew B. Romberger

    SMEAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
    SENATORS (7)
    Term Expires 2000
    Cavinato, Joseph L.
    Trevino, Linda Klebe
    Term Expires 2001
    Christy, David P.
    Term Expires 2002
    Harrison, Terry P.
    Woolridge, J. Randall
    Term Expires 2003
    Bagby, John W.
    Everett, Peter B.
    Representative to the Senate Council: John Bagby

    PENN STATE HARRISBURG - THE CAPITAL COLLEGE
    SENATORS (6)
    Term Expires 2000
    Cecere, Joseph
    Richman, M. Susan
    Term Expires 2001
    Richards, Winston A.
    Term Expires 2002
    De Rooy, Jacob
    Term Expires 2003
    Blumberg, Melvin
    Richman, Irwin
    Representative on the Senate Council: Irwin Richman

    PENN STATE SCHUYLKILL - THE CAPITAL COLLEGE
    SENATORS (4)
    Term Expires 2000
    Vickers, Anita M.
    Term Expires 2001
    None
    Term Expires 2002
    Urenko, John B.
    Term Expires 2003
    Cardamone, Michael J.
    Lippert, John R.
    Representative on the Senate Council: Irwin Richman

    COLLEGE OF COMMUNICATIONS
    SENATORS (3)
    Term Expires 2000
    Richards, Robert D.
    Term Expires 2001
    Bettig, Ronald V.
    Term Expires 2002
    Nichols, John S.
    Term Expires 2003
    None
    Representative on the Senate Council: Robert D. Richards

    COLLEGE OF EARTH AND MINERAL SCIENCES
    SENATORS (8)
    Term Expires 2000
    Deines, Peter
    Green, David J.
    Term Expires 2001
    Alexander, Shelton S.
    Bise, Christopher J.
    Term Expires 2002
    Crane, Robert G.
    Scaroni, Alan W.
    Term Expires 2003
    Engelder, Terry
    Frank, William M.
    Representative on the Senate Council: Alan W. Scaroni

    COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
    SENATORS (6)
    Term Expires 2000
    Marshall, J. Daniel
    Term Expires 2001
    Chellman, Alison Carr-
    Term Expires 2002
    Evensen, Dorothy H.
    Nelson, Murry R.
    Term Expires 2003
    Hunt, Brandon
    Myers, Jamie
    Representative on the Senate Council: Alison Carr-Chellman

    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
    SENATORS (25)
    Term Expires 2000
    Brasseur, James G.
    Carpenter, Lynn A.
    Engel, Renata S.
    Geschwindner, Louis F.
    Harmonosky, Catherine M.
    Sznaier, Mario
    Term Expires 2001
    Bernecker, Craig A.
    Coraor, Lee D.
    Curtis, Wayne R.
    Jackson, Thomas N.
    Lesieutre, George A.
    Pauley, Laura L.
    Term Expires 2002
    Hayek, Sabih I.
    Mayer, Jeffrey S.
    Ovaert, Timothy C.
    Pangborn, Robert N.
    Stoffels, Shelley M.
    Ventura, Jose
    Term Expires 2003
    Baratta, Anthony J.
    Dulikravich, George S.
    Hurson, Ali R.
    Kallas, M. Nabil
    Miller, Arthur C.
    Pytel, Jean Landa
    Varadan, Vasundara V.
    Representative on the Senate Council: Lynn A. Carpenter

    COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
    SENATORS (13)
    Term Expires 2000
    Hanley, Elizabeth A.
    Slobounov, Semyon
    Yesalis, Charles E.
    Term Expires 2001
    Burgess, Robert
    Fosmire, Gary J.
    Ricketts, Robert D.
    Term Expires 2002
    Caldwell, Linda
    Frank, Thomas A.
    Holt, Frieda
    Preston, Deborah
    Term Expires 2003
    Kenney, W. Larry
    Shea, Dennis
    Smith, Carol A.
    Eepresentative on the Senate Council: W. Larry Kenney

    COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS
    SENATORS (21)
    Term Expires 2000
    De Jong, Gordon F.
    Klein, Philip A.
    Lyday, Margaret M.
    Weiss, Beno
    Term Expires 2001
    LaPorte, Robert
    Munn, Mark H.
    Myers, David J.
    Olson, Jon
    Strasser, Gerhard F.
    Term Expires 2002
    Browning, Barton W.
    Eckhardt, Caroline D.
    Goldschmidt, Arthur
    Peavler, Terry J.
    Wanner, Adrian J.
    Term Expires 2003
    Beaupied, Aida
    Foti, Veronique
    Gouran, Dennis
    Harwood, John T.
    Hewitt, Julia
    Moore, John W.
    Welch, Susan
    Representative on the Senate Council: Dennis S. Gouran

    EBERLY COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
    SENATORS (14)
    Term Expires 2000
    Nixon, B. Tracy
    Phillips, Allen T.
    Tempelman, Arkady
    Ware, Roger P.
    Whittam, Thomas S.
    Term Expires 2001
    Beatty, James J.
    Cao, Wenwu
    Mitchell, Robert B.
    Term Expires 2002
    Diehl, Renee D.
    Farber, Gregory K.
    Jurs, Peter C.
    Minard, Robert D.
    Schneider, Donald
    Term Expires 2003
    Anderson, James B.
    Representative on the Senate Council: Peter C. Jurs

    COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
    SENATORS (24)
    Term Expires 2000
    Abt, Arthur
    Billingsley, Elizabeth
    Goldman, Margaret B.
    Sinoway, Lawrence I.
    Zelis, Robert
    Term Expires 2001
    Abendroth, Thomas W.
    Cyran, Stephen E.
    Ferriss, John A.
    Kelley, David K.
    Pees, Richard C.
    Romano, Paula J.
    Sassani, Joseph W. III
    Vary, Thomas
    Term Expires 2002
    Burkhart, Keith
    Davis, Dwight
    Floros, Joanna
    Hill, Charles
    Schengrund, Cara-Lynne
    Term Expires 2003
    Carey, Chris
    Demers, Laurence M.
    Fedok, Fred G.
    Johnson, Ernest W.
    Leure-duPree, Alphonse
    Rowe, William
    Representative on the Senate Council: Alphonse E. Leure-duPree

    COMMONWEALTH COLLEGE
    BEAVER CAMPUS
    SENATORS (2)
    Term Expires 2000
    Mookerjee, Rajen
    Term Expires 2001
    None
    Term Expires 2002
    Chirico, JoAnne
    Term Expires 2003
    None

    DELAWARE CAMPUS
    SENATORS (3)
    Term Expires 2000
    None
    Term Expires 2001
    None
    Term Expires 2002
    Wyatt, Nancy J.
    Term Expires 2003
    Franz, George W.
    Georgopulos, Peter D.

    DUBOIS CAMPUS
    SENATORS (2)
    Term Expires 2000
    None
    Term Expires 2001
    Gunderman, Charles F.
    Term Expires 2002
    None
    Term Expires 2003
    May, Janet

    FAYETTE CAMPUS
    SENATORS (2)
    Term Expires 2000
    None
    Term Expires 2001
    None
    Term Expires 2002
    Crawford, James P
    Term Expires 2003
    Smith, Sandra R.

    HAZLETON CAMPUS
    SENATORS (2)
    Term Expires 2000
    Richards, David R.
    Term Expires 2001
    None
    Term Expires 2002
    Jago, Deidre E.
    Term Expires 2003
    None

    MCKEESPORT CAMPUS
    SENATORS (2)
    Term Expires 2000
    Walters, Robert A.
    Term Expires 2001
    Bittner, Edward W.
    Term Expires 2002
    None
    Term Expires 2003
    None

    MONT ALTO CAMPUS
    SENATORS (3)
    Term Expires 2000
    None
    Term Expires 2001
    Kristine, Frank J.
    Term Expires 2002
    Galligan, M. Margaret
    Term Expires 2003
    Donovan, James M.

    NEW KENSINGTON CAMPUS
    SENATORS (2)
    Term Expires 2000
    None
    Term Expires 2001
    None
    Term Expires 2002
    Ziegenfus, Ted
    Term Expires 2003
    Bridges, K. Robert

    SHENANGO CAMPUS
    SENATORS (2)
    Term Expires 2000
    Elder, James T.
    Term Expires 2001
    Berland, Kevin
    Term Expires 2002
    None
    Term Expires 2003
    None

    WILKES-BARRE CAMPUS
    SENATORS (2)
    Term Expires 2000
    Marsico, Salvatore A.
    Term Expires 2001
    None
    Term Expires 2002
    Seybert, Thomas A.
    Term Expires 2003
    None

    WORTHINGTON SCRANTON CAMPUS
    SENATORS (3)
    Term Expires 2000
    Dempsey, Richard F.
    Term Expires 2001
    None
    Term Expires 2002
    None
    Term Expires 2003
    B
    arnes, David
    Barshinger, Richard

    YORK CAMPUS
    SENATORS (3)
    Term Expires 2000
    None
    Term Expires 2001
    Sutton, Jane S.
    Term Expires 2002
    Casteel, Mark A.
    Term Expires 2003
    Berkowitz, Leonard J.
    The Senate Council representative for the Commonwealth College is Sandra R. Smith.

    OTHER VOTING UNITS

    PENN STATE GREAT VALLEY
    SENATORS (2)
    Term Expires 2000
    None
    Term Expires 2001
    Oz, Effy
    Term Expires 2002
    None
    Term Expires 2003
    Clariana, Roy B.
    Representative on the Senate Council: Robert D. Richards

    THE DICKINSON SCHOOL OF LAW
    SENATORS (2)
    Term Expires 2000
    None
    Term Expires 2001
    Romero, Victor
    Term Expires 2002
    None
    Term Expires 2003
    Navin, Michael J.
    Representative on the Senate Council: Robert D. Richards

    COMBINED DEPARTMENTS OF MILITARY SCIENCES
    SENATORS (1)
    Term Expires 2000
    None
    Term Expires 2001
    None
    Term Expires 2002
    None
    Term Expires 2003
    Paladini, Steven M.
    Representative on the Senate Council: Robert D. Richards

    LIBRARIES
    SENATORS (2)
    Term Expires 2000
    Paster, Amy L.
    Term Expires 2001
    None
    Term Expires 2002
    Snavely, Loanne
    Term Expires 2003
    None
    Representative on the Senate Council: Robert D. Richards

    SCHOOL OF INFORMATION SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY
    SENATORS ( )
    Term Expires 2000
    Thomas, James B.
    Term Expires 2001
    None
    Term Expires 2002
    None
    Term Expires 2003
    None
    Representative on the Senate Council:

    ROSTER OF EX OFFICIO AND APPOINTED SENATORS: 1999-2000
    Ex Officio Senators: (7)
    Rorickson, Rodney A., Executive Vice President/Provost of the University
    Cahir, John J., Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education
    Pell, Eva J., Interim Vice President for Research/Dean of the Graduate School
    Spanier, Graham B., President of the University
    Wager, J. James, University Registrar
    Porterfield, Neil, Chair, Council of Academic Deans
    White, Eric R., Director, Division of Undergraduate Studies

    Appointed Senators: (14)
    Cheryl Achterberg
    P. Richard Althouse
    Ingrid M. Blood
    Patricia A. Book
    Arthur W. Carter
    Mary Beth Crowe
    W. Terrell Jones
    John M. Lilley
    John J. Romano
    Karen Wiley Sandler
    Louise E. Sandmeyer
    Robert Secor
    Joseph C. Strasser
    Billie S. Willits

    ROSTER OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT SENATORS
    Dennis ShifrinAbington
    Bobbie Jo DellaBellaAltoona
    Frank A. BehumBerks-Lehigh Valley College
    Cristin ConradCollege of Agricultural Sciences
    Tim HamppCollege of Arts and Architecture
    William CampbellSmeal College of Business Administration
    Richard NathCollege of Earth and Mineral Sciences
    Erika FullertonCollege of Education
    Lisa HatcherCollege of Engineering
    Helena PochCollege of Health and Human Development
    Carly LipsitzCollege of the Liberal Arts
    Todd D. EllisEberly College of Science
    Ellyn ExleyCollege of Communications
    Sean MascollPenn State Erie - The Behrend College
    Sean LimricPenn State Harrisburg - The Capital College
    Derek R. SchueleinCommonwealth College
    Henry AbromsonDivision of Undergraduate Studies

    ROSTER OF GRADUATE STUDENT SENATORS
    Stephane A. Roy - College of Medicine
    Lucia Rohrer-Murphy - Great Valley
    R. P. Withington - University Park
    Scott Brenneman - Dickinson

    SENATE COMMITTEE ON COMMITTEES AND RULES

    Report of Senate Elections

    Donald Fahnline, Chair, Elections Commission

    Our next item on the Agenda is the "Report of Senate Elections." One of the duties of our Senate Secretary, Don Fahnline, is to conduct the elections and make this report to us at this time.

    Donald Fahnline, Altoona College: Iíve got a number of elections to report the results of. They are listed in order on the Agenda.

    The first is the election for Senate Council. Felix Lukezic, College of Agricultural Sciences; Michael Broyles, College of Arts and Architecture; John Bagby, Smeal College of Business Administration; Alan Scaroni, Earth and Mineral Sciences; Alison Carr-Chellman, College of Education; Lynn Carpenter, College of Engineering; Larry Kenney, College of Health and Human Development; Dennis Gouran, College of the Liberal Arts; Peter Jurs, Eberly College of Science; Robert Richards, University Libraries, Combined Departments of Military Science, College of Communications, Dickinson School of Law and Penn State Great Valley Graduate Center; Brian Tormey, Altoona College; Peter Rebane, Abington College; Steven de Hart, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College; Irwin Richman, Penn State Harrisburg; Alphonse Leure-duPree, College of Medicine; Sandra Smith, The Commonwealth College; and Andrew Romberger, Berks-Lehigh Valley College. That will be the Senate Council for the new year.

    Next is the Committee on Committees and Rules. Mark Casteel, Deidre Jago, Louis Geschwindner, Frank Kristine and Jean Landa Pytel are the five members elected to serve a two-year term. Terry Engelder was elected to serve a one-year term.

    The University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee: Christopher Bise, College of Earth & Mineral Sciences, UP; Gordon De Jong, College of the Liberal Arts, UP; Andrea Mastro, Eberly College of Science, UP; and Louis Milakofsky, Berks-Lehigh Valley College.

    The new members of the Standing Joint Committee on Tenure: Mary Jane Irwin, College of Engineering, UP, Member; and Tramble Turner, Abington College, Alternate.

    For the Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities we have three categories: Faculty from University Park: Margaret Lyday, College of the Liberal Arts, Member; Larry Kenney, College of Health & Human Development, Alternate; and Jamie Myers, College of Education, Alternate.

    Faculty Other than University Park: Peter Georgopulos, SCI, Delaware Campus, Member; Valerie Stratton, Altoona College, Alternate.

    Deans: Robert Steele, Agricultural Sciences, Member and John Dutton, Earth & Mineral Sciences, Alternate.

    Elected member of the Faculty Advisory Committee to the President: Gordon De Jong, College of the Liberal Arts, UP.

    For the office of Secretary of the Senate: Christopher Bise, College of Earth & Mineral Sciences, University Park.

    For Chair-Elect of the Senate: Cara-Lynne Schengrund, College of Medicine.

    Thank you.

    Chair Berkowitz: Thank you, Don.

    SENATORS NOT RETURNING FOR 1999-2000

    ABINGTON COLLEGE
    Linda Miller
    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
    Richard Arteca
    Dennis Murphy
    Daniel Royse
    Charles Strauss
    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE
    Donald Kunze
    BERKS-LEHIGH VALLEY COLLEGE
    BERKS CAMPUS
    James Young
    SMEAL COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
    Robert Novack
    Lisa Williams
    COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
    Vincent Lunetta
    COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
    Charles Bakis
    Thomas Daubert
    Jonathan Phillips
    COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
    Rebecca Beatty
    S. Diane Brannon
    Deborah Kerstetter
    Mary Nicholson
    COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS
    Paul Clark
    Kenneth Thigpen
    Christine White
    EBERLY COLLEGE OF SCIENCE
    Steven Arnold
    COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
    John Cardella
    Kevin Gleeson
    Philip Masters
    Donna Testa
    Kristi Watterberg
    MILITARY SCIENCES
    William Haner
    MCKEESPORT CAMPUS
    John Zavodni
    WORTHINGTON SCRANTON CAMPUS
    David Byman
    UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
    Linda Friend
    APPOINTED SENATORS
    A. Craig Millar
    EX OFFICIO SENATOR
    John Brighton
    UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
    William Richards
    Brady Smith
    Deanna Barber
    Deanna Puryear
    Jennifer Belzner
    Jessica Stuart
    Tracy Frost
    Emily Freeman
    Morad Askari
    Joellen Duckett
    Gretchen Kline-de Hart
    Sean Limric
    Kenneth McGraw
    GRADUATE STUDENTS
    Stephane Roy
    Lucia Rohrer-Murphy
    R. P. Withington
    Scott Brenneman

    THE FOLLOWING SENATORS WERE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE
    APRIL 27, 1999 SENATE MEETING

    Alexander, Shelton S.
    Althouse, P. Richard
    Andaleeb, Syed Saad
    Arnold, Steven F.
    Askari, Morad
    Bagby, John W.
    Bakis, Charles E.
    Baratta, Anthony J.
    Berkowitz, Leonard J.
    Berland, Kevin
    Bernecker, Craig A.
    Bise, Christopher J.
    Bittner, Edward W.
    Blumberg, Melvin
    Book, Patricia A.
    Brannon, S. Diane
    Brenneman, Scott S.
    Brighton, John A.
    Browning, Barton W.
    Broyles, Michael E.
    Burkhart, Keith K.
    Cahir, John J.
    Caldwell, Linda L.
    Carpenter, Lynn A.
    Casteel, Mark A.
    Cecere, Joseph
    Chellman, Alison A.
    Christy, David P.
    Clariana, Roy B.
    Coraor, Lee D.
    Crane, Robert G.
    Crawford, James P.
    Crowe, Mary Beth
    Curtis, Wayne R.
    Daubert, Thomas E.
    Davis, Dwight
    de Hart, Gretchen
    de Hart, Steven A.
    Deines, Peter
    De Jong, Gordon F.
    Dempsey, Richard F.
    DeRooy, Jacob
    Diehl, Renee D.
    Donovan, James M.
    Eckhardt, Caroline D.
    Elder, James T.
    Ellis, Bill
    Engel, Renata S.
    Engelder, Terry
    Englund, Richard B.
    Erickson, Rodney A.
    Evensen, Dorothy H.
    Fahnline, Donald E.
    Ferris, John A.
    Frank, William M.
    Franz, George W.
    Freeman, Emily K.
    Galligan, M. Margaret
    Georgopulos, Peter D.
    Geschwindner, Louis F.
    Goldman, Margaret B.
    Goldschmidt, Arthur E.
    Gouran, Dennis S.
    Gunderman, Charles F.
    Haner, William E.
    Hanley, Elizabeth A.
    Harmonosky, Catherine M.
    Harrison, Terry P.
    Harwood, John T.
    Hayek, Sabih I.
    Holt, Frieda M.
    Irwin, Zachary T.
    Jackson, Thomas N.
    Jago, Deidre E.
    Jones, W. Terrell
    Jurs, Peter C.
    Kerstetter, Deborah L.
    Kissick, John D.
    Klein, Philip A.
    Kristine, Frank J.
    Lasher, William C.
    Lesieutre, George A.
    Lilley, John M.
    Lindberg, Darla
    Lukezic, Felix L.
    Lunetta, Vincent N.
    Lyday, Margaret M.
    Manbeck, Harvey B.
    Marshall, Louisa J.
    Marsico, Salvatore A.
    May, Janet A.
    McCarty, Ronald L.
    McGraw, Kenneth P.
    Milakofsky, Louis
    Miller, Arthur C.
    Miller, Linda P.
    Mitchell, Robert B.
    Moore, John W.
    Murphy, Dennis J.
    Myers, Jamie M.
    Navin, Michael J.
    Nelson, Murry R.
    Nichols, John S.
    Nicholson, Mary E.
    Ovart, Timothy C.
    Oz, Effy
    Ozment, Judy P.
    Pangborn, Robert N.
    Paster, Amy L.
    Patterson, Henry O.
    Pauley, Laura L.
    Phillips, Allen T.
    Poch, Helena
    Power, Barbara L.
    Preston, Deborah
    Price, Robert G.
    Pytel, Jean Landa
    Rebane, P. Peter
    Richards, Robert D.
    Richman, Irwin
    Richman, M. Susan
    Ricketts, Robert D.
    Romano, John J.
    Romberger, Andrew B.
    Sandler, Karen Wiley
    Sandmeyer, Louise E.
    Saunders, Michael C.
    Scaroni, Alan W.
    Schengrund, Cara-Lynne
    Schneider, Donald P.
    Secor, Robert
    Seybert, Thomas A.
    Slobounov, Semyon
    Smith, Sandra R.
    Snavely, Loanne L.
    Spanier, Graham B.
    Stoffels, Shelley M.
    Strasser, Gerhard F.
    Strasser, Joseph C.
    Stratton, Valerie N.
    Sutton, Jane S.
    Thomas, James B.
    Tormey, Brian B.
    Tranell, Jeffrey R.
    Turner, Tramble T.
    Urenko, John B.
    Ventura, Jose A.
    Vickers, Anita M.
    Walters, Robert A.
    Wanner, Adrian J.
    Ware, Roger P.
    Welch, Susan
    Withington, Robert P.
    Wyatt, Nancy J.
    Yesalis, Charles E.
    Young, James S.
    Zelis, Robert
    Ziegenfus, Ted
    OTHERS ATTENDING
    FROM SENATE OFFICE
    Bugyi, George J.
    Cunning, Tineke J.
    Hockenberry, Betsy S.
    Price, Vickie R.
    Simpson, Linda A.
    Walk, Sherry F.

    144 Total Elected
    4 Total Ex Officio
    10 Total Appointed
    158 Total Attending