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SENATE From the Senate Chair
November 25, 2008, Volume 55, No. 14

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, December 3, 2008, 3–5 p.m.

1. Approval of the Minutes of November 12, 2008  (2 minutes)

2. Chair’s Report (3 minutes)

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

4. Ballot:  Selection of 6 faculty members to serve on the ad hoc  consultative committee in the selection of a new Provost  (5 minutes)

5. President Amy Gutmann: 
         Updates on the University  (45 minutes)

6. Admissions Landscape (45 minutes)
         Presentation by Eric Furda, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Quenby Jackson Mott, Vice Dean and Director of Undergraduate Admissions

7. New Business


TO:        Members of the Faculty Senate

FROM:  Sherrill L. Adams, Chair

RE:        Senate Nominating Committee

1. In accordance with the requirements of the Faculty Senate Bylaws, notice is given to the Senate Membership of the Senate Executive Committee’s nine-member slate of nominees for the Nominating Committee for 2009. The Nominating Committee nominates candidates for election to the Offices of the Faculty Senate, to the at-large and assistant professor positions on the Senate Executive Committee, and to the Senate Committee on the Economic Status of the Faculty, and the Senate Committee on Academic Freedom and Responsibility.  The nine nominees, all of whom have agreed to serve, are:

Clifford Deutschman (SOM/Anesthesia)

Vivian Gadsden (GSE)

Roberta Iverson (Social Policy & Practice)

Madeleine Joullie (SAS/Chemistry)

Grace Kao (SAS/Sociology)

Serena Mayeri (Law)

Holly Pittman (SAS/History of Art)

Dan Raff (Wharton)

Jeffrey Winkler (SAS/Chemistry) Chair

2. Pursuant to the Bylaws, additional nominations may be submitted by petition containing at least 25 signed names and the signed approval of the candidate. All such petitions must be received by December 12, 2008. If no additional nominations are received, the slate nominated by the Executive Committee will be declared elected. If additional nominations are received, a mail ballot will be distributed to the Faculty Senate membership. Please forward any nominations by petition via intramural mail to the Faculty Senate, Box 9 College Hall/6303. Please forward any questions to Susan White by e-mail at senate@pobox.upenn.edu or by telephone at (215) 898-6943.



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