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Agenda for the University Council Meeting
Wednesday, November 12, 1997
4 to 6 p.m. McClelland Hall, The Quadrangle

I. Approval of the minutes of October 15, 1997 meeting, 1 minute.

II. Statement by Steering Chair Professor Vivian Seltzer, 2 minutes.

III. Status Reports by the Provost, Chair of the Steering Committee, and Chairs of the Graduate and Professional Student Assembly, Undergraduate Assembly, Penn Professional Staff Assembly, and A-3 Assembly (Time limit for reports and clarifications: 10 minutes. )

IV. State of the University Report, by President Judith Rodin.

(25 minutes presentation, 10 minutes discussion)

V. Vote on proposed University Council bylaws revisions. (Deletions in brackets, insertions underlined) (30 minutes).

A. Deferred from 1996-97 Council:

Proposed bylaws change to add (in chronological order) to Section II. Membership, 1. Composition, new paragraph (i): "One elected representative of the United Minorities Council."

B. Recommended by Committee on Committees

1. Add faculty to Committee on Open Expression. Section VI. Committees, 3. Independent Committees (a), revise to read: The Committee shall consist of [thirteen] sixteen members: [five] eight faculty members, two A-1 staff members, one A-3 staff member, and five students."

2. Add A-1 and A-3 staff members to the Disability Board. Section VI. Committees, 3. Independent Committees (d), revise to read: "The Committee shall consist of eight faculty members, [and two administrators] two A-1 staff members, two A-3 staff members."

C. Recommended by Steering

1. Abolish the Student Fulbright Awards Committee.
Delete Section VI. Committees, 3. Independent Committees (e) Student Fulbright Awards Committee.

VI. Council committee reports (40 minutes, including 10 minutes for faculty presentations:

A. Bookstore (15 minutes)

B. Facilities (15 minutes)

VI. New business agenda items: 5 minutes

VII. Adjournment by 6 p.m.

Note: Council meetings are open to observers. Please call the Office of the Secretary, 898-7005, to register an interest in attending. Penn I.D. is required for entry to The Quad.

Return to:Almanac, University of Pennsylvania, November 11, 1997, Volume 44, No. 12