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The following agenda is published in accordance with the Faculty Senate Rules. Questions may be directed to Carolyn Burdon either by telephone at 898-6943 or

by e-mail at

Agenda of the Senate Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, October 29, 3-5:30 p.m.

1. Approval of the minutes of October 8, 1997
2. Chair's Report
3. Past Chair's Report on activities of the Academ-ic Planning and Budget Committee and on the Capital Council
4. Faculty liaisons to the Trustee Committees on Academic Policy, Jere Behrman and Larry Gross, and Facilities/Campus Planning, Anthony Tomazinis and John Hunt
5. Selection of ninth member of Senate Nominating Committee from among SEC members
6. Report of the Senate Committee on the Faculty
7. Draft statement on outsourcing
8. Open discussion on the matter of consultation
9. Questions for Provost Chodorow on the 21st Century College Houses
10. Other new business and general questions
11. Adjournment by 5:30 p.m.

Under the faculty Senate rules, formal notification to members may be accomplished by publication in Almanac. The following is published under that rule.

TO: Members of the Faculty Senate
FROM: Vivian C. Seltzer, Chair
SUBJECT: Nomination for Secretary-elect 1997-98

The Senate Nominating Committee was reconvened to fill a vacancy in the position of Secretary-elect for 1997-98.

1. In accordance with the Faculty Senate Rules, official notice is given of the Senate Nominating Committee's nominee. The nominee, who has indicated his willingness to serve, is:

Secretary-elect: Martin Pring (physiology/medicine)

2. Again in accord with the Senate Rules you are invited to submit "additional nominations, which shall be accomplished via petitions containing at least twenty-five valid names and the signed approval of the candidate. All such petitions must be received no later than fourteen days subsequent to the circulation of the nominee of the Nominating Committee. Nominations will automatically be closed fourteen days after circulation of the slate of the Nominating Committee." Pursuant to this provision, petitions must be received by mail at the Faculty Senate, Box 12 College Hall/6303, or by hand at the Faculty Senate Office, 210 Houston Hall by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 11, 1997.

3. Under the same provision of the Senate Rules, if no additional nominations are received, the slate nominated by the Nominating Committee will be declared elected. Should additional nominations be received, an election will thereafter be held by mail ballot.

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, October 28, 1997, Volume 44, No. 10