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SENATE From the Senate Chair
October 7, 2008, Volume 55, No. 7

The following agenda is published in accordance with the Faculty Senate Rules. Any member of the standing faculty may attend SEC meetings and observe. Questions may be directed to Sue White, executive assistant to the Senate Office either by telephone at (215) 898-6943, or by e-mail at senate@pobox.upenn.edu. 

Faculty Senate Executive Committee Agenda

Room 205 College Hall
Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 3–5 p.m.

Reception:  5 p.m., Arthur Ross Gallery

1.      Approval of the Minutes of September 10, 2008 (2 minutes)

2.      Chair’s Report (5 minutes)

3.      Past-Chair’s Report on Academic Planning and Budget & Capital Council (3 minutes)

4.      Ballots:  Nominating Committee (5 minutes)

5.      Update on Penn Research Enterprise Initiatives & Metrics (45 minutes)
                     Presentation by Steve Fluharty, Vice Provost for Research

6.      Research Commercialization at Penn­—Development, Benchmarking & Sustainability (45 minutes)
                     Presentation by Mike Cleare, AVP for Research, EVP Center for Technology Transfer

7.      Discussion of the proposed Policy on Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (5 minutes)

8.      New Business

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