Penn State Senate Council Meeting April 9, 2013
Call to Order Welcome Housekeeping We move on to action items first
Reorganization Proposal Dickinson LawSchool Proposal to separate the Dickinson Law School into two autonomous operating units Reviewed by Faculty Affairs and University Planning Standard (advisory and consultative) 1. The (proposed action) be implemented as described in the documents we have received; 2. The (proposed action) be implemented with the following adjustments or conditions; 3. The (proposed action) be implemented only if the following concerns can be resolved; 4. The (proposed action) not be implemented at the present time, or in the present form, in view of the following perceived difficulties; 5. We do not yet have adequate information to evaluate the (proposed action) and therefore request the following clarification before completing our evaluation.
Ag Science Proposals two P-6 proposals to phase-out the Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Systems Management and the Bachelor of Science degree in Wood Products. Reviewed by Curricular Affairs
Berks P6 Proposal P-6 proposal to phase-out the Bachelor of Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies Reviewed by Curricular Affairs
Harrisburg P6 Proposal P-6 proposal to phase-out the Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering. Reviewed by Curricular Affairs
Announcements and Remarks Faculty Advisory Committee Meeting Provost Search Proposed Governance Changes to the Board of Trustees Budget Update Health Care Strategic Thinking Update on Dean Searches Update on Undergraduate Education Searches Admissions Update Schedule for Communication on the Capital Plan ISIS Replacement Update Cost of Medical Benefits and Pricing Models as We Shift to Employer Provided Services Executive Director Transition Progress on General Education Reform Sharing the Pain Across the System: Equity Issues in Budget Modeling and Allocation
Announcements Remarks Cont. On line elections through April 12th 5 PM Committee preference forms submitted Cycling off the Senate Council David Babb Stephen Ross Tramble Turner Mike Chorney Thank you administrators for participating
Report of Graduate Council Graduate Council minutes from the March 20 meeting are posted on the Graduate School website. Carey, as liaison to Graduate Council, is there anything you would like to add?
Agenda Items Legislative report from Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid that includes revisions to the 34-00 policies dealing with scheduling Informational report from Admissions, Records, Scheduling, and Student Aid entitled Annual Report on High School Students Enrolled Nondegree in Credit Courses Informational report from the Task Force on Undergraduate Research entitled Undergraduate Research at Penn State
Agenda Items Cont. Informational report from Faculty Benefits entitled Long- Term Care Insurance Update informational reports from Libraries, Information Systems, and Technology Open Access The State of Security at Penn State
Agenda Items Cont. Informational report the Summary of Spring 2013 Officers’ Visits to University Park Units annual Informational report from Undergraduate Education entitled Grade Distribution Report annual Informational report from University Planning entitled Growth Rates in Administrative Versus Faculty Positions: A Comparison at the College and Campus Level
Approval of Agenda Approval Motion New Business Adjournment