From the Senate Office
following statement is published in accordance with the Senate Rules.
Among other purposes, the publication of SEC Actions is intended
to stimulate discussion among the constituencies and their representatives.
Please communicate your comments to Senate Chair Mitchell Marcus
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Taken by the Senate Executive Committee
October 9, 2002
Report. Professor Mitchell Marcus reported on the status of
the Faculty Senate Office, and reminded the Committee of the importance
of nominating members of the faculty to the Faculty Senate Nominating
Committee. The Nominating Committee nominates the Senate Officers,
at-large and assistant professor members of the Senate Executive
Committee, and new members for the Senate Committee on Academic
Freedom and Responsibility, the Senate Committee on the Economic
Status of the Faculty, and the Senate Committee on Conduct. Nominations
should be sent as soon as possible to Kristine Kelly at email@example.com.
The Committee was also reminded that they are also considered voting
members of Council, and it is important to attend University Council
meetings. Professor Marcus also provided a brief update on the new
Indirect Cost Recovery study.
Chair's Report on Academic Planning and Budget Committee and Capital
Council. Professor Hackney was traveling and unable to report
Issues Concerning Penn Students and Penn Faculty Responsibilities.
Ilene C. Rosenstein, Director, Counseling and Psychological Services
(CAPS), and Brenda Fraser, Esq., Associate General Counsel, updated
SEC on the services that CAPS provides to students, and then discussed
with SEC ways in which to both identify and help students who are
in distress. After a lengthy question and answer session, Professor
Mitch Marcus reminded members of SEC that it was their responsibility
to share this important information with colleagues.
Center Management. Michael J. Masch, Vice President for Budget
and Management Analysis, discussed the policies, principles and
procedures that make up the internal budgeting and financial reporting
activities at Penn, collectively referred to as "Responsibility
Center Management" (RCM).
Business. There was no new business at this time.
Almanac, Vol. 49, No. 8, October 15, 2002