From the Trustees Stated Winter Meeting
In addition to discussing the new direction for UPHS, President Rodin presented a resolution on the Campus Development Plan 2001. which the Trustees approved. It is the culmination of a two-year planning effort which establishes a framework within which Penn's built environment can be expanded and improved over the next 25 years.
The Trustees approved a refined mission statement for the Museum as well as two resolutions authorizing repatriation of an Apache Gaan Headdress and 19 ceremonial masks from Alaska.
Two Resolutions of Appreciation were passed: one for Samuel H. Ballam, Jr., "a true model Penn citizen," citing his "steadfast commitment to Penn" for more than 60 years, having served as a trustee for 32 of those years; the other for Richard L. Fisher "for being such an inspiring alumnus and mentor" and for "his vision, wise counsel, and dedication to his alma mater."
The Policy Relating to Copyrights and Commitment of Effort for Faculty, (Almanac November 14) now supercedes the University's existing policy on software, and together with the existing Conflict of Interest Policy, "further articulates the principle that a full-time faculty member's primary commitment in teaching and research is to the University."
Almanac, Vol. 47, No. 23, February 20, 2001