On July 12, 2012 the Freeh Group delivered its report to Penn State (see, Statement of the Penn State University Faculty Senate Chair and Chair-Elect on the Release of the Freeh Group Report). The Freeh Group Report contained a findings and conclusions based on its reading of the evidence it was able to collect and also provided a substantial number of recommendations for governance changes at the university. Because the University Faculty Senate is an important stakeholder in governance, a special meeting of the University Faculty Senate Council was held on July 18, 2012 for the purpose of considering the Penn State University Senate's response to the recommendations of the Freeh Group Report.
At that meeting, the Senate Council voted ot establish a committee to consider the Freeh Group recommendations and to help develop proposals for changes grounded in those recommendations ot the extent appropriate. The official minutes of the meeting may be DOWNLOADED HERE. The official minutes set forth the authoritative record of the meeting.
This post provides an informal summary of the meeting. In the event of conflict the formal minutes will be regarded as authoritative. My thanks to my colleague Dr. John Nousek for the great job of organizing these informal notes. The slides of the PowerPoint Presentation made by Chair Backer at the meeting may be accessed HERE.