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November 8, 2011, Volume 58, No. 11

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 email at senate@pobox.upenn.edu

Faculty Senate Executive Committee Agenda

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Room 205, College Hall, 3–5 p.m.

1.        Approval of the Minutes of October 5, 2011 (2 minutes)

2.        Chair’s Report (5 minutes)

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

4.        Discussion with Penn’s Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli (45 minutes)
                 University Response to the Economic Climate

5.        Ballot: Nominating Committee Chair (5 minutes)

6.        Discussion of questions for the December SEC speakers:
                 President Amy Gutmann and Vice Provost for Education Andy Binns (10 minutes)

7.        Discussion on the academic calendar (15 minutes)
                 Vice Provost for Education Andy Binns

8.        Discussion and response to the presentation on the Penn Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence (30 minutes)

9.              New Business

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