UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The Penn State University Faculty Senate will meet at 1:30 p.m. March 12, in 112 Kern Graduate Building. The items below will be considered at the meeting.-- The Special Committee on University Governance will present its final report and recommendations for improving the governance of Penn State, revising the structure of the Board of Trustees and furthering the academic mission of the University.-- The Senate will vote on eight recommendations proposed by the Senate Self-Study Committee and on revisions to Senate Policy 67-00 regarding athletic schedules and the monitoring of student-athletes’ time absent from class.-- Vice Provost for Global Programs Michael Adewumi will give an update on the University’s progress in realizing Penn State’s potential as a global university.
-- The Senate will receive nominations for the three 2013-14 extra-senatorial standing committees (Faculty Rights and Responsibilities, Standing Joint Committee on Tenure, and University Promotion and Tenure Committee) and nominations for Senate chair elect, secretary and Faculty Advisory Committee to the President. Additional nominations may be made from the floor of the Senate; senators making nominations from the floor must have the permission of the person they are nominating.-- Informational reports will be given on faculty salaries, tenure-flow rates, and the Digital Measures faculty activity reporting system. The Elections Commission will present the roster of senators by voting unit for 2013-14. An update will be given on the activities of the Commission for Women.Members of the University community are invited to attend this meeting. 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 director, at least four calendar days before the meeting at which the individual wishes to speak.
The Senate Agenda will be posted on the Senate website one week prior to each meeting and the Senate Record (minutes) will be posted approximately three weeks following each meeting at http://www.senate.psu.edu/agendas-records.html.
For information on submitting major, minor, option or course proposals, the Guide to Curricular Procedures is available at http://www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/guide/contents.html. The Senate Curriculum Report is available at http://www.senate.psu.edu/curriculum_resources/bluesheet/bluex.html.