|SENATE From the Senate Office
February 20, 2007, Volume 53, No. 23
Under Section 15 of the Rules of the Faculty Senate, notification or distribution to members of the Faculty Senate may be accomplished by publication in Almanac. The following is published pursuant to that rule.
To: Members of the Faculty Senate
From: Vincent Price, Chair
Subject: Notice of Special Meeting of Faculty Senate to Consider Changes to Rules of the Faculty Senate
1) Notice of Meeting. A special meeting of the Faculty Senate will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, at 2:30 p.m. Room 500, Annenberg School for Communication. Adjournment will be no later than 3 p.m.
2) Agenda. The agenda for the special meeting follows:
a) Call to order.
b) Proposal pursuant to Section 17 of the Rules of the Faculty Senate to amend those Rules as follows:
i) To amend rule 9(a) to (a) The Executive Committee There shall be an Executive Committee, consisting of the officers of the Senate for the current year, the Chair and Secretary of the preceding year, the Chair-elect and the Secretary-elect, fifty-one members of the Senate elected as hereafter prescribed, and one non-voting representative from the Penn Association of Senior and Emeritus Faculty (PASEF). The Chair of the Senate shall preside over meetings of the Executive Committee.
ii) To amend rule 9(a) to (a) The Executive Committee shall also nominate faculty members to serve on consultative committees. In addition, the Chair, Chair-Elect, Past-Chair, Secretary, Secretary-Elect, Past- Secretary, the three Assistant Professor members, and the thirty-six Constituency Representative members shall serve as members of the University Council. It shall be the responsibility of members of the Executive Committee to report to their constituencies on the work of the University Council and the Executive Committee.
c) The amended Rules as they would read as amended may be found at: www.upenn.edu/almanac/volumes/v53/n23/sec-rules.html.
d) Adjournment (3 p.m.).
e) Background information. The first amendment (i) is a recommendation from the Senate Committee on Faculty and the Administration to provide an opportunity for retired faculty to remain abreast of faculty affairs. PASEF brought this request to SEC last spring. The second amendment (ii) is a recommendation from the Senate Committee on Faculty and the Administration to resolve a discrepancy between the number of members at SEC and of the University Council. The aim is to stipulate a number of SEC members equal to the number of faculty allowed on University Council (45), as stated in the Bylaws of University Council II.1.a.