Faculty Senate
Penn State Intercom......September 5, 2002

University Senate to look
at several reports

The University Faculty Senate will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in 112 Kern Graduate Building on the University Park campus.

Items to be considered include:

* Performance of TIAA-CREF Retirement Savings Plan: This informational report compares the performance of the investment funds in the Teachers' Assurance and Annuity Association and College Retirement Equities fund (TIAA-CREF) to several key benchmarks during the past five years.

* Joint Committee on Insurance and Benefits: This annual report examines health-care plans, rates and changes; SERS changes; online benefits changes; student immunizations; military leave benefits; and the occupational medicine programs.

* Intermodal Transportation Concept: This report considers current planning for transportation in and around the University Park campus. Some strategies being presented include pedestrian safety, congestion reduction, accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians, and low- cost parking alternatives.

* University Advising Council: This informational report presents the activities of the Advising Council since spring 1999 and gives an overview of new advising initiatives for the 2002-03 year.

* Awards and Scholarships Report: This annual report provides information on the total number of awards and the awards that the Senate had jurisdiction over in the 2001-02 year. There were 270 awards made totaling $214,345.

Any member of the University community not a member of the Senate may request the privilege of the floor on any item of business already before the Senate. Such a request must be made to the chair, through the executive secretary of the Senate, at least four calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.

For information on how to submit major, minor, option or course proposals, check the Guide to Curricular Procedures on the Web from the Faculty Senate home page at http://www.psu.edu/ufs/.