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Attendance:
Robert Bartell, William (Bill) Cantor, Kristin Cole, Marshall Coyle, Dianne Creagh, Harriet Darling, Haibin Dong, Joe Downing, Somya Dwivedi, Deborah Eicher-Catt, Barbara Eshbach, Robert (Bob) Farrell, Ann Fetterman, Deirdre Folkers, Charles (Chuck)  Gaston, Sukdeep Gill, Andrea Giorgioni, Frederick (Fred) Haag, Harley Hartman, Arthur Henne, Cecilia Heydl-Cortinez, Arla Huber, Michael Jarrett, Edward (Ed) Jenkins, Ali Kara, Charles (Chuck) Kennedy, Andrew (Andy) Landis, David Latzko, Fulgentius Lugenmwa, Michael Marcus, Catherine Moon, Maureen Muller-Kahle, Haiduke (Duke) Sarafian, Samir Shah, Javed Siddique, Laura Simone, Noel Sloboda, Stuart Stelly, Kenneth (Ken) Swalgin, Karl (Kip) Trout, Emily Wenk, Manel Wijesinha, Dixie Winters, Anne Vardo-Zalik, James Ziegler, Holly Gumke, Sharon Christ, Todd Eicker, Joseph  McCormick, Joel Rodney, Suzanne Schaffer, and William (Bill) Vangreen.

  1. Minutes
    1. Meeting started at 12:00 p.m.
    2. Minutes from the March 2, 2010, meeting were approved without comment.
      1. Motion made by Bob Farrell.
      2. Motion seconded by Fred Haag.
  2. Communications from administration, faculty, and committees
    1. University Senators
      1. No report or comments.
    2. Faculty Council Representative, Emily Wenk
      1. No report or comments.
    3. Faculty
      1. Bob Farrell announced that there will be a survey distributed to all Penn State campuses asking about their attitudes toward adult learners. He strongly encouraged the faculty to participate in this survey.
      2. Ed Jenkins announced that the Office 2010 software is available to faculty and students at a highly discounted price.
    4. Staff
      1. Barb Dennis announced that she still has baseball tickets available.
    5. Student Government Association (SGA)
      1. No report or comments.
    6. Senate Chair
      1. Committee assignments are listed on the Campus Senate Web page if you would like to change your assignment, please let David know. If you want to stay on the same committee as last year, no further action is needed. The Academic and Student Affairs Committee as well as the Diversity Committee could use more members.
      2. Unit meetings will be held immediately after the Senate Meeting.
    7. Senate Chair-Elect
      1. No report or comments.
    8. Senate Committee Chairs
      1. Faculty Affairs, Fred Haag would like to create a panel from the James H. Burness Excellence in Teaching Award recipients, if you are a past winner of the award and would be will to participate, please contact either Fred Haag or co-chair Dixie Winters.
      2. Search Committee for Director of Student Enrollment Services, Holly Gumke announced Andy Landis is serving as the faculty representative on the committee and that five candidates for the position will be making presentations on Aug. 30, Sept. 1 and 2. An e-mail with details will follow.
  3. Unfinished Business
    1. None
  4. New Business
    1. Election for new Promotion and Tenure (P&T) Committee members. The P & T Committee will be considering one promotion to Full Professor, one promotion to associate professor, two fourth year reviews, and two second year reviews.
      1. Candidates for Professor Promotion Review Committee (Need One): Ali Kara, Orsay Kucukemiroglu, and Abdul Siddiqui. Ali Kara was elected to the committee.
      2. Candidates for Promotion and Tenure Review Committee (Need One): Robert Farrell, Sukdeep Gill, and Michael Jarrett. Robert Farrell was elected to the committee.
      3. Candidates for Promotion and Tenure Review Committee (Need Two): Bruce Babcock, Leonard Berkowitz, Mark Casteel, Marshall Coyle, Deborah Eicher-Catt, Thomas Getz, Sukdeep Gill, Frederick Haag, Abul Hassan, Cecilia Heydl-Cortinez, Michael Jarrett, Orsay Kucukemiroglu, David Latzko, Fulgentius Lugemwa, Michael Marcus, Lawrence Newcomer, Abdul Siddiqui, Jane Sutton, Kenneth Swalgin, David Van de Streek, and Manel Wijesinha. Mark Casteel and Sukhdeep Gill were elected to the committee.
  5. Forensic Business
    1. None
  6. The chair announced that Unit meetings will be held after the senate meeting for the purpose of electing Unit Heads and to elect representatives for the Curricular Affairs Committee.
  7. Adjournment
    1. Motion to adjourn was approved at 12:35 p.m.
      1. Motion made by Emily Wenk
      2. Motion seconded by Maureen Muller-Kahle