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SENATE: From the Senate Office

The following agenda is published in accordance with the Faculty Senate Rules. Questions may be directed to Carolyn Burdon either by telephone at (215) 898-6943 or by e-mail at

Agenda of Senate Executive Committee Meeting

Wednesday, December 12, 2001, from 3-5:30 p.m.

Note New Location: Golkin Room, 2nd Floor, Houston Hall

1. Approval of the minutes of October 31, 2001

2. Chair's Report

3. Past Chair's Report on Academic Planning and Budget and Capital Council

4. Senate Nominating Committee

5. Discussion on Report of the Gender Equity Committee with Co-chairs Phoebe Leboy and Barbara Lowery

6. Discussion with Vice President for Finance Craig Carnaroli and Chief Investment Officer Landis Zimmerman

a. University Investments: Where the Endowment Stands

b. Implications of the Economic Slowdown

7. Discussion with Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations Virginia Clark on Annual Giving Trends, including the history of how it has been affected during the recent surge and past recessions

8. Other new business

9. Adjournment by 5:30 p.m.


Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 14, December 4, 2001


December 4, 2001
Volume 48 Number 14

President Rodin has named a Philadelphia lawyer and Penn alumnus as the new vice president and chief of staff.
The Gender Equity Committee's Report on the status of women faculty at Penn concludes that problems reside primarily in individual departments rather than at the University-wide level.
The President and Provost reply to the Gender Equity Report and indicate an effort to work more closely with the deans to correct departmental inequities.
The University Council Open Forum will include topics of concern to various constituencies including staff and students.
Fire and Emergency Services has a new director with decades of experience.
The Division of Public Safety's Advisory Board makes recommendations concerning enforcement of PENNCard policies.
Dr. Thomas McNair Scott, a pioneering pediatric researcher and professor, dies at the age of 100 after an extensive career.
The new Faculty/Staff Directory is out and its cover celebrates the 125 Years of Women at Penn.
The report of the Ombudsman compares the cases of conflict handled by that office over the past several years.
Retirement Seminars will be held this week for faculty and staff who want to prepare for the future.
Flu shots will be available to faculty and staff; registration is required.
Penn's Way weekly raffles are underway; the deadline for the next one is Friday