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University Council Open Forum Topics

February 21, 2012, Volume 58, No. 23

To be discussed at the February 22 meeting, 4 p.m., Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall.

1. Concerns regarding transparency of grade determination between the student and professor

2. Concerns about Penn Family Care, HUP, abortion, and sexual practices and ideology promoted by Student Health Services, CAPS, and the Graduate Student Center

3. Concerns regarding the state of classrooms at Penn, and the need for updated technology and infrastructure

4. Discussion of President Amy Gutmann's reaction to the PennBDS conference, as well as the security situation of student participants

5. Concerns regarding President Gutmann's lack of response in the wake of PennBDS students being personally attacked in the lead-up to its recent conference, and the implications for the safety of these students

6. Concerns regarding how LGBT issues are addressed in the campus-wide "Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence"

7. A statement of principles regarding student rights, with an overview of some of the eight points of the statement (points relate to transparency, democratic decision-making, and student debt), and a request for how Council might address the grievances

8. Concerns about the need for a case manager for students taking leaves of absence

Related: Call for Volunteers for 2012-2013 Committee Service: Deadline March 26

Almanac - February 21, 2012, Volume 58, No. 23