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JCIB 2017-2018 Annual Report on the Status of Benefit Changes

Senate Chair Michael Bérubé encourages you to read the annual report prepared by the Senate Committee on Faculty Benefits; Joint Committee on Insurance and Benefits (See Link Below).

http://senate.psu.edu/senators/agendas-records/december-4-2018-agenda/appendix-h/

Please read the report and you may add your comments on this Discussion Forum by clicking on “Leave a Reply” above, entering your comments below and clicking “Post Comment.”

Concerns About Governance Of Intercollegiate Athletics (Past Chair John S. Nichols)

Intercollegiate Athletics Committee Oversight Concerns (Word)

The University Faculty Senate currently is not fulfilling its responsibilities in the shared governance of Intercollegiate Athletics, and failure to redress the problems could place the University and its excellent athletics program at unnecessary risk.  A serious re-examination of the Senate’s proper role in the governance of intercollegiate athletics and an updating of existing governance structures and policies are badly needed and long overdue.  An open letter to the Senate by Past Chair John S. Nichols is linked above (Clicking on the link will open a Word document).

Please read the letter and you may add your comments on this Discussion Forum by clicking on “Leave a Reply” above, entering your comments below and clicking “Post Comment.”

One Penn State: 2025

December 3rd Presentation to the Commonwealth Caucus
Renata Engel Vice Provost for Online Education and
Yvonne Gaudelius, Associate Vice President and Senior Associate Dean Undergraduate Education

A summary of the report outlining the vision and the five Guiding Principles for One Penn State 2025 and a Commonwealth Campus slide show are now available in BoardEffect. The report was produced by the Future of Online Learning and the Role of the World Campus Task Force.

Presentation from President Eric Barron at the Board of Trustees September 14, 2018 can be found here: https://www.psu.edu/ur/newsdocuments/One_Penn_State_2025.pdf

Based on goals articulated in the strategic plan, a new vision statement, “One Penn State: 2025,” maintains the University will be more integrated and flexible in providing its students a world-class education.

As this plan is in the early stages, we are seeking feedback and suggestions. You may add your comments on this Discussion Forum by clicking on “Leave a Reply” above, entering your comments below and clicking “Post Comment” or within the BoardEffect Discussion Forum linked above by clicking on “+ Reply” adding your comments and clicking “Submit”.

Academic Integrity Task Force Report

The Academic Integrity Task Force Report is now available in BoardEffect here: https://psufaculty.boardeffect.com/downloads/vfile/1601302

The report is being reviewed by six standing committees (ARSSA, Educational Equity and Campus Environment, Intra-University Relations, LIST, Student Life, and Undergraduate Education), but since it goes to the heart of our educational mission, every Senator should read it and offer feedback.

You may add your comments on this Discussion Forum by entering your comments below and clicking “Post Comment” or within the BoardEffect Discussion Forum linked above by clicking on “+ Reply” adding your comments and clicking “Submit”.

Additionally, we will schedule a forensic session at a plenary meeting as soon as possible.

Thanks for your attention to this critically important report.

Senate Chair Michael Bérubé