(Pix (c) Larry Catá Backer 2013)
There are a number of Reports that are worth comment at the meeting. It is my hope is that these comments might elicit some response by report authors at the meeting.
THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITYThe University Faculty SenateAGENDATuesday, March 12, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.
112 Kern Graduate Building
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A. MINUTES OF THE PRECEDING MEETINGMinutes of the January 29, 2013, Meeting in The Senate Record 46:4B. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE SENATESenate Curriculum Report of February 19, 2013 - Appendix AC. REPORT OF SENATE COUNCIL - Meeting of February 19, 2013D. ANNOUNCEMENTS BY THE CHAIRE. COMMENTS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITYF. NEW BUSINESSG. FORENSIC BUSINESSH. UNFINISHED BUSINESSI. LEGISLATIVE REPORTSSenate Self-Study CommitteeRecommendations on Structure and Organization of the University Faculty Senate - Appendix BIntercollegiate AthleticsRevision to Senate Policy 67-00, Section 5(2) Athletic Schedules, Monitoring Student-Athlete Time Absent from Class - Appendix CJ. ADVISORY/CONSULTATIVE REPORTSK. INFORMATIONAL REPORTSSpecial Committee on University GovernanceImproving the Governance of Penn State, Revising the Structure of its Board of Trustees, and Furthering the Academic Mission of the University: Report and Recommendations of the Special Committee on University Governance - Appendix DCommittees and RulesNominating Report for 2013-2014 - Appendix E
Senate Committee on Faculty Rights and Responsibilities
Standing Joint Committee on Tenure
University Promotion and Tenure Review CommitteeSenate CouncilNominating Committee Report for 2013-2014 - Appendix F
Chair-Elect, Secretary, Faculty Advisory Committee to the PresidentElections CommissionRoster of Senators by Voting Units for 2013-2014 - Appendix GEducational Equity and Campus EnvironmentUpdate on the Activities of the Commission for Women - Appendix HFaculty AffairsDigital Measures Faculty Activity Reporting System - Appendix IFaculty Tenure Rates: 2012-13 Annual Report - Appendix JFaculty Benefits2012-2013 Report on Faculty Salaries - Appendix KGlobal ProgramsTowards the Global Penn State – Progress Report - Appendix L
[Ten minutes allocated for presentation and discussion]L. NEW LEGISLATIVE BUSINESSM. COMMENTS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE GOOD OF THE UNIVERSITYThe next meeting of the University Faculty Senate will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 1:30 p.m., Room 112 Kern Graduate Building.All members of the Faculty Senate are asked to sit in their assigned seats for each Senate meeting. The assignment of seats is made to enable the Senate Chair to distinguish members from visitors and to be able to recognize members appropriately. Senators are reminded to wait for the microphone and identify themselves and their voting unit before speaking on the floor. Members of the University community, who are not senators, may not speak at a Senate meeting unless they request the privilege of the floor from the Senate Chair in advance of the meeting.