Faculty Senate Executive Committee Agenda Wednesday, March 14, 2018
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 Patrick Walsh, executive assistant to the Senate Office, either by telephone at (215) 898-6943 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Faculty Senate Executive Committee Agenda
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Meyerson Conference Room (2nd floor, Van Pelt-Dietrich Library)
- Approval of the Minutes of February 7, 2018 SEC meeting (1 minute)
- Chair’s Report (5 minutes)
- Past-Chair’s Report (3 minutes)
- Update from the Office of the Executive Vice President (45 minutes). Discussion with EVP Craig Carnaroli
- Review of Proposed Faculty Handbook Policy Change (30 minutes)
- Final Update on the Teach-In to be held March 18-22 (15 minutes)
- Moderated Discussion (15 minutes)
- New Business (1 minute)
Trustees of The University of Pennsylvania Winter Meetings March 1-2, 2018
All trustee committee meetings will be held at the Inn at Penn. Observers are asked to call (215) 898-7005 with your plans to attend.
Thursday, March 1
Local, National, & Global Engagement
Facilities & Campus Planning Committee
2 -3:30 p.m.
Joint Meeting: Ad Hoc Committee on
Diversity and Student Life Committee
Academic Policy Committee
Budget & Finance Committee
Friday, March 2
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Stated Meeting of the Trustees
PPSA: Diversity Month Talk: February 28
The Penn Professional Staff Assembly (PPSA) invites the Penn community to its Diversity Month Program on Wednesday, February 28 from noon- 1 p.m. in rm. 108, in The ARCH. The program on Immigration: Past, Present, Future will be a discussion with Domenic Vitiello. Dr. Vitiello is associate professor of city planning and urban studies at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a former member of AFRICOM, served on the board of ACANA and as board chair of Juntos, and worked with many other immigrant and refugee community organizations in Philadelphia. He is currently writing a book, The Sanctuary City, that examines Central American, Southeast Asian, African, Arab and Mexican immigration to Philadelphia since the 1970s. Space is limited! Register now by visiting http://tinyurl.com/y92d8j7t
Please bring your PennCard to gain entry into The ARCH. Lunch will be provided.
February 21 University Council Meeting Coverage
At the February 21 Council meeting, Vice President for Facilities and Real Estate Services Anne Papageorge gave a presentation on Penn Connects 3.0 which is a continuation of the original Penn Connects from 2006. Phase 1 was from 2006-2010, followed by Phase 2, known as Penn Connects 2.0, that covered 2011-2016. Now, Phase 3 extends from 2017 until 2022. She mentioned that sustainability was added as a goal ever since Penn’s Climate Action Plan began in 2009. All new Penn buildings now have a minimum target of LEED silver and some actually achieve gold or platinum.
Phase 3 has already seen several capital investments completed including Hill College House renovations and the Larry Robbins House, an adaptive reuse and partial new construction. A number of Century Bond HVAC Projects have been completed while others are currently in construction. The Cira Centre South—which includes the FMC Tower, the Cira Garage and Green as well as the EVO apartments—is a third- party ground lease to Brandywine Trust and third-party development. Several Penn offices, including General Counsel, Development and Alumni Relations, Investments and Risk Management occupy space in the FMC Tower.
Houston Hall Market will be getting enhanced food options as will the new Franklin’s Table Food Hall at 34th and Walnut, with both being renovated. Pennovation Works is an ongoing project; the New College House West and the new building for Wharton and an electrical substation at 37th and Spruce are both in the design phase. The Dental School’s addition to the Schattner Building is under construction, as is the Perelman Center for Political Science & Economics and the renovation to Richards A&B Towers, along with the Penn Museum renovations. The Penn Medicine projects in construction include the Center for Healthcare Technology and the Pavilion. A third-party developer is creating graduate and professional student housing at 400 South 40th Street, Luna on Pine.
Afterwards, the Open Forum portion of the meeting consisted of seven speakers who had submitted their topics in advance (Almanac February 20, 2018). They were informed that their concerns would be addressed by the Steering Committee.
Call for Volunteers for 2018-2019 Committee Service: Deadline March 21
To: Members of the University Faculty,
Penn Professional Staff Assembly,
Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly
From: 2017-2018 University Council
Committee on Committees
RE: Volunteers Needed for Committee Service
The University Council’s 2017-2018 Committee on Committees invites you to nominate yourself or others for service on one of the University Council’s standing committees. Council committees serve as advisory bodies in shaping academic/administrative policy. Please consider this unique opportunity to have input into the University’s decision-making processes.
Membership on these committees is open to all faculty and staff, including those who have not previously served. We invite individuals who have previously served to volunteer again in order to achieve a mix of new ideas and committee experience. Most committees are also open to students; their participation is already being solicited through other channels.
Please submit your nominations by March 21, 2018, using the form below.
Council committees typically meet for 1-2 hours per month during the academic year. To support staff participation, offices are strongly encouraged to provide flexibility and release time to the greatest extent possible so that staff members may fully participate. We encourage staff and supervisors to work together to arrange release time in recognition of the operational needs of their school/center, and we encourage staff members to provide as much notice as possible in scheduling time for attendance at these meetings.
Please review committees’ recent annual reports for more information on the specific nature of its work. These reports, which provide summaries of the committees’ recent work, as well as topics under current deliberation, are published in Almanac and can be accessed via the University Council website: http://www.upenn.edu/secretary/council/committees.html
The University Council seeks nominations of faculty and staff to serve on the following committees:
- Committee on Academic and Related Affairs
- Committee on Campus and Community Life
- Committee on Facilities
- Committee on Personnel Benefits
- Committee on Diversity and Equity
Committees and Their Work:
Academic and Related Affairs has cognizance over matters of undergraduate recruiting, admissions and financial aid that concern the University as a whole or those that are not the specific responsibility of individual faculties; of all programs in recreation, intramural and club sports, and intercollegiate athletics; and of all matters of policy relating to research and the general environment for research at the University, including the assignment and distribution of indirect costs and the assignment of those research funds distributed by the University. The Committee considers the purposes of a university bookstore. It advises the administration on policies, developments and operations of the bookstores and libraries; in such areas as international student services, foreign fellowships and studies abroad, exchange programs and cooperative undertakings with foreign universities; on athletic operations and recommends changes in policy when appropriate; and on those proposals for sponsored research referred to it because of potential conflict with University policy.
Campus and Community Life has cognizance over the University’s electronic and physical communications and public relations activities; advises on the relationship of the University to the surrounding community; has cognizance of the conditions and rules of undergraduate and graduate student life on campus; and considers and recommends the means to improve safety and security on the campus.
Facilities keeps under review the planning and operation of the University’s physical plans and all services associated therewith, including transportation and parking.
Honorary Degrees is charged with soliciting recommendations for honorary degrees from faculty, staff and students and submits nominations to the Trustee Committee on Honorary Degrees.
Personnel Benefits has cognizance over the benefits programs for all University personnel. Special expertise in personnel, insurance, taxes or law is often helpful.
Diversity and Equity aids Penn in fostering and taking full advantage of its diversity, as well as in strengthening ties across all boundaries to enrich and enliven the campus community. The Committee shall advise the offices of the president, provost and the executive vice presidents on ways to develop and maintain a supportive atmosphere on campus for the inclusion and appreciation of diversity among all members of the University community. The Committee will review and provide advice regarding the University’s equal opportunity and affirmative action programs and policies. The areas in which the Committee shall report to the Council include diversity within the educational and work settings, integration of staff and faculty into the larger campus community and ways to foster a campus environment that is inclusive and supportive of difference.
NOTE: Faculty who wish to serve on the Committee on Open Expression also may use the form below. Nominations will be forwarded to the appropriate Faculty Senate committee. Please forward names and contact information to Patrick Walsh, Faculty Senate Office, Box 12 College Hall/6303, tel. (215) 898-6943; fax 898-0974 or email at email@example.com
Please respond by March 21, 2018.
For Faculty volunteers, mail to: Patrick Walsh, Faculty Senate Office, Box 12 College Hall/6303, tel. (215) 898-6943; fax (898) 0974 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
For Penn Professional Staff Assembly volunteers, mail to Heather Kelley-Thompson, Future of Nursing Scholars Program, Suite 303, 418 Curie Blvd./4217, tel.
(215) 898-9836; or email at email@example.com
For Weekly-Paid Professional Staff Assembly volunteers, mail to Loretta Hauber, Weingarten Learning Resources Center, Ste 300, 3702 Spruce St./6027, tel. (215) 573-9235; or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
In your email, indicate:
- Committee(s) of interest
- Title or Position
- Campus Address (including mail code)
- Campus Phone Email
- Please specify if you think that you are especially qualified for or interested in serving on a particular committee
Or print out the form on page 4 of the February 27, 2018 issue PDF and send it to the correct address above.