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A. Regional Campus Faculty Senate Proposed By-Laws. 1970.
B. Senate [Faculty Senate] of the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.
1972 (1970 Amended 1972)
1988, (Proposed changes, February 1988)
1994 (Approved April 1988; Revised September 1992; Revised February 1994)
2003 (Approved April 1988; Revised September 1992; Revised February 1994; Revised January 2003)
2011 (Approved April 1988; Revised September 1992; Revised February 1994; Revised January 2003; Revised January 2011)
Includes agendas, reports, resolutions, UPG Senate membership roster, rosters of standing committees, committee vacancies, results of elections; content for individual years may vary.
1970/71 March 24, 1971
1988/89 lacks Minutes 11/21/88
1989/90 lacks official Minutes, meeting 3/27/90; Clara Vana’s unofficial notes only
1990/91 lacks Minutes 3/26/91 meeting
1993/94 print and electronic formats
1994/95 print, electronic and audio cassette formats
1995/96 print and electronic formats
1996/97 print and electronic formats
2012, January 30. [Special UPG Faculty Senate Meeting]. Patricia E. Beeson, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, "Pursuing Excellence in Undergraduate Education," [PowerPoint] Presentation to the university of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Faculty.
Minutes, 1971/72-2000/01, 2008
Some years are missing and early files are incomplete.
1971/72 List of Senate Council members; no minutes
1972/73 call to meeting of 9/15/72
1973/74 calls to meetings of 11/18/73, 2/25/74
1974/75 agenda meeting 11/5/74; call to meeting and agenda meeting 3/19/75
1976/77 lacks minutes 3/24/77 meeting
1978/79 minutes of meeting 9/22/78 only
1981/82 call and agenda meeting of October 21, 1981 only
1987/88 calls to meetings, memoranda; lacks minutes of any of the meetings
1992/93 unofficial notes of meetings only
1993/94 unofficial notes of meetings only
1997/98 minutes for meetings Jan. 15, Feb. 19, 1998
1998/99 minutes for meetings Sept. 10, 1998, Jan. 15, Feb. 22, 1999
1999/2000 minutes for meetings Sept. 10, Nov. 2, 1999
2000/01 minutes for meeting Nov. 20, 2000
2008, 5/1, 9/5, 12/1
2012 1/12 Report of Senate council meeting of 1/12/12. Meeting was to review Fall semester activities and to plan the agenda for this term. Includes a document outlining Faculty Office Assignments for Fall 2012 when the SOC opens and contains text of the rationale behind the assignments.
The files of the Committees consist mainly of copies of minutes of the UPG Faculty Senate which contain oral reports from the Committees or items of interest to the Committees. Since the files of the individual Committees may not contain copies of all pertinent or relevant minutes of the UPG Senate, one should consult RG35 UPG Senate, Series: Minutes.
Academic Computer Usage Committee.
1 item. Memorandum dtd 4/7/89 to Senate Council. Subject, “Scope of Academic Computer Usage Committee”.
Academic Standards Committee.
Files, 1972-1980, 1986-1988.
Contain: for the most part consist of minutes of the Faculty Senate meetings with oral reports from the committee; minutes of meeting 2/19/76 have appended the text of an “Academic Review Resolution (as amended)” introduced by Dr. Zimmerman in re academic requirements and approved by the Senate on 2/19/76; Interim Report [1976?] in re required courses and grade inflation; memorandum 2/18/77 from Donald T. Reilly but approved by the permanent members of the English Department in re a review of the composition program and recommendations concerning student literacy; recommendation 12/1/78 of the Academic Standards Committee and Facilities and Supplies Committee regarding the “motion concerning change in the grading policy of UPG”; reports on Awards for Excellence. 1986/87, 1987/88.
Affirmative Action Committee.
Files, 1974-1982, 1987.
Contain: minutes of the Faculty Senate meetings which contain oral reports from the committee or discussion of items of interest to the committee; position paper [1975?]. “Minority Recruiting for Greensburg Campus”; memorandum dtd 1/8/76 from Larry J. Whatule to Kenneth Wenger, subject, “Recruitment of Minority Students”; memorandum dtd 2/19/76 from Charles H. Kuhn Jr. to Charles F. Prioleau, subject, “Affirmative Action Request” dealing with personnel practices as they relate to staff positions; report to the AAC dtd 2/20/76 dealing with recruiting; report dtd 4/7/76 from the AAC to UPG Senate, subject, “Findings/recommendations concerning 1) staff hiring, 2) faculty hiring, 3) student admissions, and 4) housing lists with regard to possible discrimination”; AAC suggested guidelines for implementing the “Affirmative Action Policy for the Recruitment, Selection, and Advancement of Personnel at the University of Pittsburgh” on the Greensburg Campus (April, 1977); “Guideline for Affirmative Action, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg April7, 1976 Revised April 13, 1982"; memorandum dtd 12/12/77 from L.J. Whatule to Senate, subject, “Affirmative Action Report: Student Recruiting”; memorandum dtd 9/27/78 from C.H. Kuhn Jr., subject, “Affirmative Action Update”; Affirmative Action Report dtd 9/16/82 from Guy Rossetti, Dean of Administration; Affirmative Action Report for 1981-82 dtd 9/27/82 from L.J. Whatule; Affirmative Action Report-Faculty Hiring for School Year 1987-88"; memorandum dtd 10/21/87 from L.J. Whatule in re minority recruitment activities 1986-87.
Appointment and Tenure Policies, Ad Hoc Committee on.
2 items. Drafts 1/6/82 and 11/3/82 of document in re appointment and tenure policies. See also: RG35 Faculty Welfare Committee; RG37 Faculty Affairs. Ser.: Documents in re "University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Policies and Procedures for Faculty Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Conferral of Tenure.
Budget Policies Committee.
Contain: minutes of the Faculty Senate meetings which have oral reports by the committee or discussion of items of interest to the committee; memorandum dtd 4/5/77 to Full Time Faculty has addendum, “University of Pittsburgh Analysis of Faculty Salary Increases for the Year 1976-1977" as well as information on university and campus budgets; minutes of BPC meeting 1/5/78, 6/9/78; memorandum 11/28/78 in re University’s Two Million Dollar Deficit; ltr 5/28/81 from BPC to Pres. Chambers in re “suggested guideline for merit salary increments”; memorandum 2/10/81 from Senate Welfare Committee in re “UPJ Salary Study”; 1983 correspondence and documents between BPC and Pres. Chambers in re 1981-82 Greensburg Faculty increases vis-a-vis twenty responsibility areas within the University of Pittsburgh.
Building and Development Committee.
Files, 1972, 1974-78, 1980, 1990
Consist of minutes of the Faculty Senate meetings which contain oral reports by the committee or discussion of items of interest to the committee; UPG Construction and Projects 10-25-90, 11-6-90.
Files, 1971-74, 1977, 1979, 1987-88.
Collective Bargaining Committee.
Consists of minutes of the Faculty Senate meetings which contain oral reports by the committee or discussion of items of interest to the committee; memorandum dtd 11 February 1976 from Guy Rossetti to all faculty deals with a meeting concerning the upcoming elections on a bargaining agent.
Course Scheduling, Senate Committee On.
Course Scheduling, Senate Committee on.
5 items: Memo 10/3/00 from Mark McColloch in re formation of cmte and MDM memo of 10/17/00 rescheduling meeting; "Rooms at UPG that could be used for classes as of 10/30/00"; Memo 11/21/00 from Pamela Ondeck, Subject: Committee on Usage of Space-Report.
Curriculum, Ad Hoc Committee on.
Files, 1972, 1974-75.
Consist principally of minutes of Faculty Senate meeting which contain oral reports by the committee or discussion of items of interest to the committee; contain a copy of a Mar. 24, 1975 report by the committee to all Senate members.
Day-Degree Programs, Ad Hoc Committee to Study Possibilities for.
1 item. Minutes of Mar. 10, 1972 Faculty Senate meeting which note the appointment of the committee.
Educational Policies Committee. [Educational Policies and Planning Committee]
Files, 1980, 1987, 2001, 2010, 2013
Contain: memorandum Feb. 22, 1980 giving election results for the EPC; Nov. 17, 1987 minutes of the Faculty Senate containing oral report of the committee; 1987 report of EPC dealing with policy on Adding/Dropping a course, the CAS General Education Requirement and Third Term Faculty Evaluations; EPC report of Nov. 5, 1987 dealing with “Committee Reports”.
“Classroom Visitation”, document dtd 1/22/01]; "Proposal to Change the College Composition 3 Requirement to a W or Discipline-Appropriate Course," November 2010. Proposal dtd Jan. 23, 2013, "allow any course taken for any major, minor, or related area to count toward fulfilling the general distribution..."; Report to the Faculty Senate, Feb., 2013, subjects: 3 credit first-year seminars...; "lack of definition for the various aspects of the general education requirement..."; "Recommendation from the EPC dtd 3/31/14 in re "Twelve-Credit requirement, FC Designation; and Changing Credit Designations.
Faculty Welfare Committee.
Files, 1971-78, 1987, 1993, 2008, 2012-2015
Contain: minutes of the Faculty Senate meetings which have oral reports by the committee or items of interest to the committee; 1972 committee proposal for “Grant-in Aid Program”; 1/17/73 proposed resolution to Senate Council dealing with third term teaching; 9/17/73 committee “Proposal for Formation of an Ad Hoc Tenure Committee”; 4/2/75 minutes of Faculty Senate which include document titled “Benefits” and document titled “Faculty Summer Grant”, a substitution for the document titled “Grant-in Aid Program”; 11/30/77 proposed committee resolution dealing with the “involvement of all persons in an academic units...in the planning and in the implementation of academic policies and programs”; memorandum dtd 1/31/78 from Stan Katzman to the committee dealing with “the attitude of the Oakland campus toward the regional campus on the subject of research”; 3/7/78 resolution proposed by the committee titled
“Resolution on Administration Proposals in Regard to Overloads, Third Term Teaching and Basic Workloads; 9/4/87 memorandum from Herbert A. Chesler, Senate (Oakland) subject “University-wide Policy on Smoking”; 10/22/93 memorandum from L. Beeson, chair of committee, to Faculty Senate Members, subject, “Teaching Evaluation Process Review”; 1/14/08, "Student Evaluation of Teaching--Report and Survey"; Faculty Welfare Committee Report to the Senate, Mar. 12, 2008, "Student Evaluation of Teaching: Recommendations." Faculty Senate Minutes 9/25/12; e-mail Michael Lucci To: FD Wilson, Subj: Annual Faculty Evaluation [an Appendix C dtd 3/11/01 of an earlier document with various comments]; Report [Feb., 2013]. "Recommendations on Revision of the Annual Faculty Evaluation Guidelines." [Documents, Oct. 2-3, 2013] include: Agenda for Discussion: Oct. 2 & 3, 2013 Senate Meetings, Special Senate Sub-Committee Meetings, Tenured Faculty 10/2, 10/3/2013 [meeting notes summarized by Elisa Beshero-Bondar, Faculty Senate Vice President; [notes] NTS & PF mtng, 10/2/13 [notes] NTS mtng 10/3/13. "Proposal for Revisions to the Policies and Procedures for Faculty Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Conferral of Tenure, and to the Annual Faculty Evaluation Guidelines, submitted 3/1/2014: Document, "Faculty Welfare Committee Proposal Spring 2014 [April 17, 2014]." Revisions and continued revisions of March 1, 2014 submission and subject to final aproval next academic year [2014.2014].
2015 [Feb. 10] [Memo from UPG Senate President via UPG Senate Secretary to UPG Faculty. Copy of University of Pittsburgh (Oakland) Senate Ad Hoc Committee [document] "on NTS [Non Tenure Stream [Faculty Issues: Final Report for Presentation at Faculty [UPG Oakland] Faculty Assembly on Feb. 10, 2015".
See also: RG37 Faculty Affairs. Ser.: Documents in re "University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Policies and Procedures for Faculty Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Conferral of Tenure. See also: RG35 Ser.: Committees. Appointment and Tenure Policies, Ad Hoc Committee.
2015, April. Document: "Policies and Procedures for Faculty Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion, and Conferral of Tenure" (Draft Revision, April 2015; Revisions Pending Approval by Pitt-Greensburg Faculty, April 2015).
2015, April [?] Faculty Senate: Comment Period on Policies and Procedures Document ["Policies and Procedures for Faculty Appointment, Reappointment, Promotion and Conferral of Tenure" [draft revision dtd 4/20/15, approved 44 yes, 19 no, 6 abstentions, 76% of those eligible to vote] and Preparation for Next Year.
[2015, Sept. 9] "Elisa's Faculty Senate Report on the PPTP Document (2015-09-09)."
2015, Sept. 13. [Promotion and Tenure Document: Reading and Timeline.]
2015, Oct. 28. [Faculty Assembly election concerning the work of the Faculty Welfare Cmte.]
Faculty Workload Committee
[n.b.: This committee was not established by the UPG Senate but by the UPG Administration as an ad hoc committee in re "Compensation Plan for Supervision of Capstones, Independent Studies, and Internships." [Plan report approved by Dr. Wesley Jamison, VPAA and Faculty Workload Committee, Feb. 12, 2014. [Included as document of discussion at Senate meetings of 3/27 and 3/31/14.]
Facilities and Supplies Committee.
Files, 1971, 1973-75, 1978, 1980, 1993
Consist principally of minutes of the Faculty Senate meetings which have oral reports by
the committee or items of interest to the committee; also include: a 1974 “Report on Questionnaire Distributed by the Facilities and Supplies Committee”; memorandum dtd 4 Dec. 1975 in re “Centralization of Audio Visual Equipment”; Dec. 1, 1978 “Committee’s recommendation regarding the “motion concerning a change in the grading policy of UPG”, a joint report from the Academic Standards Committee and Facilities and Supplies Committee.
Facilities and Infrastructure, Committee on University SEE: University Facilities and Infrastructure of the Pitt Greensburg Faculty Senate, Committee on.
[Summer Grant-in-Aid Committee; Faculty Summer Grant Committee]
Contain: minutes of the Faculty Senate meetings which contain oral reports by the committee or items of interest to the committee; proposal to establish Grant-in-Aid committee (1972); guidelines; procedures; applications/proposals; awards; written reports by awardees. 1973 was the first year in which awards were granted. Awards: 1973, Guy Rossetti, Mike Rubinoff, Kamile Rustam, Joanne Viano; 1974, Frank McGlynn, Larry Whatule, Ken Bell, Ruth Kuschmierz; 1975, Janet Van Zoeren, Tom Leschine, Nancy Washington, Mary Grace O’Donnell; 1976, Dan Milberg, William Kadunce, Colette Levin, Stan Katzman; 1977, Guy Rossetti, Manhar Vyas, Stan Katzman, Tom Wolf, Norman McWhinney, Joanne Viano, Frank McGlynn, Ted Zaleskiweicz; 1978, Collette Levin, Diane Marsh, Nancy Washington, Frank McGlynn, Larry Whatule, Judith Zimmerman, Tom Wolf; 1979, Judith Zimmerman, Mike Rubinoff, Eleanor Silvis, Lillian Beeson, Frank McGlynn.
Instructional Technology Committee.
File contains: "Faculty Senate Instructional Technology Committee recommendations to University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg Faculty Senate, 10 April 2009."
Files, 1971-80, 1987-88, 1997, 2001.
Contain for the most part minutes of the Faculty Senate meetings which have oral reports from the committee or items of interest to the committee; also include: “Progress Report on the Activities of the Library Committee” dtd 4/15/75; agenda 10/31/75 meeting; committee report dtd 11/25/75; committee report 1997. See also RG35 Library, Series: Library Committee--General Files.
Local Advisory Board Representative, Ad Hoc Committee on the Selection of a.
2 items: memorandum of September 25, 1973 reconfirming the selection of Dr. Kenneth Bell and Dr. Donald Reilly to serve another term (1973-75) on the Advisory Board of UPG; 11/20/74 minutes of the Faculty Council containing the report of the committee.
Files, 1971-74, 1976-78, 1980.
Consist of minutes of Faculty Senate meetings which contain nominations of candidates and discussion of items in re nominations and elections.
Planning and Budgeting Committee.
1 item: call to meeting 12/1/92.
Professional Development, Ad Hoc Committee for.
Consist of memoranda in re formation of the committee, a list of those interested in serving on the committee; undtd and untitled document [Report?, Memorandum?] prepared by the Ad Cmte.
Salary Benchmarking Task Force Report, Pitt-Greensburg.
Contains: [Report] 2005 Submitted to the Pitt-Greensburg Faculty Senate; Faculty Salary Benchmarking [Report], UPJ Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Salary Benchmarking, April 19, 2006.
Staff Welfare Committee.
Files, 1973-74, 1993.
Contain: minutes of the Faculty Senate meetings which have oral reports by the committee or discussion of items to the committee; 1/8/93 memorandum in re request for clarification for handling “snow days”.
Tenure, Ad Hoc Committee on.
Contain: memorandum dtd 9/17/73 from Donald T. Reilly, Chairman, Faculty Welfare Committee, subject, “Proposal for Formation of an Ad Hoc Tenure Committee”; minutes of Faculty Senate meetings which contain oral reports by the committee or items of interest to the committee; undtd memorandum [Oct., 1973?] giving names of members of committee.
Undergraduate Programs, Provost’s Advisory Committee on.
Contain: minutes of UPG Faculty Senate meetings which contain oral reports by the UPG
representative to the committee or items of interest on the committee; agendas, reports, documents for PACUP meetings; Document, “Report for the Task Force on Evaluation of Academic and Administrative Programs”, Univ. of Pgh., University Senate, Final Draft, [1977?]; Report, “Revised University Council on Interdisciplinary Programs”, ; Proposal, “Restructuring Undergraduate Education”, ; Document, “Planning Directions for Academic Programs 1980-1990", ; Proposal, “Legal Studies Major”, ; Proposal, “Paralegal Certificate”, ; Proposal, “Media Communication Concentration”, ; Proposal “Administration Area Concentration”, ; Proposal, “Architectural Studies Program,” ; Proposal, “Major in Religious Studies’, ; Proposal, “Major in Biochemistry and Biophysics”, ; Proposal, “Undergraduate Major in Applied Mathematics”, ; proposal for an undergraduate dual major in Business and CAS, ; proposal for an undergraduate major in Statistics, ; “Report on Academic Change on the Regional Campuses’, ; “Preliminary Planning Proposals for a Business/Accounting Major in the School of General Studies”, ; Proposal, “New Undergraduate Major in Microbiology”, .
University Facilities and Infrastructure of the Pitt Greensburg Facult Senate, Committee On
Report on Meeting 10-05-2015.
University Relations, Committee on.
Staff Representatives to Faculty Senate.
Files, 1972-73, 1977, 1994-95.
Deal primarily with elections of staff representatives to the Faculty Senate.
Student Government Association Representatives to Faculty Senate.
Contain: various minutes of the Faculty Senate which contain oral reports by SGA representatives or of interest to them; lists of SGA officers.
Contain for the most part information on various elections; also include: “Advice To The Senate Secretary”: a report month-by-month calendar of what to do when prepared by Sayre N. Greenfield, May 1997; memorandum 12/9/77, Carl F. Poke, subject, “Hiring for School Year 77-78 of New Faculty “; memorandum 10/5/78, Carl F. Poke, subject, “Hiring of New Faculty for School Year 1978/79"; memorandum 10/15/88, Carl F. Poke, subject. “Full-Time Faculty Hiring for School Year 1988-89--Affirmative Action Report”; memorandum 10/27/88, Larry J. Whatule, Director of Admissions, subject, “Report on Minority Recruitment”; memorandum 11/11/88, Dr. Guy Rossetti, subject, “Staff [non-faculty] Report, 1988"; copies of resolutions, subjects: rescheduling of final examinations ; bringing the UPG Academic Calendar in conformity with the Pitt Oakland Academic Calendar with regard to the ADD/DROP period ; implementation of recommendations developed for the Middle States Association ; the continuing of a faculty member’s service to the university; minority imbalance among staff, faculty and the student body.
NOTE: The subject files, for the most part, consist of copies of minutes of the UPG
Senate which have references to a particular subject. When a particular subject file
contains material other than such minutes, a descriptive note appears. The subject
files have not been consistently maintained and may be incomplete of all references
made to the subject in other minutes of the UPG Senate. [faz]
AAUP (Greensburg Chapter) (1971)
Academic Cabinet (1972)
Academic Development (1972)
Contains copy of memorandum dtd 7/5/72 from Dr. Albert B. Smith to
Dr. Robert J. Nossen, Assoc. Provost for Regional Campuses, subject, “Possible
Directions for the Academic Development of the Greensburg Campus”.
Academic Integrity, Proposed Guidelines [Students, Faculty]. 3/9/1982.
Academic Integrity—Students [2005/06]
Academic Programs [1972-1981]
Contains: copy of ABS memorandum of 7/5/72 to Albert J. Nossen;
memorandum dtd 1/12/78 from Dr. Albert B. Smith to Vice Chancellor Jack E.
Freeman, Chairman, University Planning Advisory Council, subject, “Planning
Directions for Academic Programs, 1980-1990", UPG Reactions”; document dtd
11/3/80 titled “University Policies Relating to Reorganization or Termination of
Academic Programs” together with draft of document dtd 7/11/80 and also contains a copy of 1981 edition of the document.
Academic Review (1976)
Contains copy of “Academic Review Resolution (as amended) Approved
by Senate on Feb. 19, 1976.
Administrative Salary Expenditures (1974)
Reference in minutes of UPG Senate 3/29/74. File does not have a copy of the
report on Administrative Salary Expenditures which is mentioned in the last sentence
of the first paragraph in I of the UPG Senate minutes of 3/29/74.
Admissions, Enrollment (1971-80, 1988)
Senate meeting minutes 3/8/73 contain recommendation of the Academic
Standards Committee in re scheduling, advising and course selection procedure.
Advisory Board, UPG (1973, 1975)
Contains an undtd (1980's?) list of Advisory Board members.
Appeals Procedure, University Wide Faculty (1978)
Contains draft of document in re “Faculty Appeals, Principles and
Procedures” dtd 2/16/78.
Appointment, Promotion, Tenure (1970-71, 1974, 1978, 1980, 1989, 2003)
Contains: memorandum dtd 19 June 1970 from Nancy van Vuuren, Chairman,
Regional Campuses Faculty Senate Council to Dr. Richard Rose, Assistant Provost
for the Regional Campuses, subject, “Faculty Comment on the Ranking Procedures
proposals made in response to the memorandum of 15 May 1970 from Dr. Rose...”
with attachment of a memorandum from NvV in re “Finalization of the By-Laws for
the RCFS (Regional Campus Faculty Senate)”; p. 2 of a ltr dtd 11/10/70 from Dr.
Jerome L. Rosenberg, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences to NvV in re criteria for
faculty advancement in Oakland; memorandum dtd 2/11/71 from C.F. Poke, Dean of
Instruction to All Full-Time Faculty [UPG], subject, “Criteria for Appointment and
Promotion”; document . “Senate Educational Policies Committee Evaluation of
Tenure Commission Report”; memorandum 3/21/78 from Joanne J. Viano to members
of the UPG Senate, subject, “Statement of Tenure” [at the University of Pittsburgh at
Greensburg]; draft document 4/7/78, memorandum, documents from the Ad Hoc
Committee to Review UPG Policies and Procedures Pertaining to Appointment,
Reappointment, Promotion and the Conferral of Tenure; Proposed Revisions of
Tenure and Promotion Documents, 1/6/03.
Audio Visual Matters (1973, 1975, 1981)
Contains: an undtd (1973?) paper which gives reasons for bringing basketball
back to UPG, budgetary considerations, estimated 1973-74 budget-basketball program,
and a proposed 1974-75 budget-basketball program.
Contains: copy of the resolution on “Benefits” amended and passed by the UPG
Senate on 4/2/76.
Capital Campaign (1988/89)
Contains a draft letter to faculty in re support for the Building of the Future
Class Cancellation (1978)
Contains a copy of a resolution dealing with the cancellation of classes due
to inclement weather.
Classroom Visitation [10/2/00]
Continuing Education (1979-80)
Courses, Re-entry (1979)
Deborah Smith Memorial Fund (1972)
Dormitories, Housing (1975-78)
English Composition (1971, 1977)
Contains: a memorandum from Donald T. Reilly to the Academic Standards
Committee transmitting a report entitled, “A Report to the Academic Standards
Committee on Student Writing”; a memorandum from D.T. Reilly to Members of
the UPG Senate, subject, “Proposal on Student Writing”.
Evaluation, Teaching (1978)
Contains: text of resolutions concerning Student Evaluation of Teaching.
Financial Aid (1979)
Fine System, UPG Library (1979)
Foreign Languages (1975)
Contains a copy of the Dartmouth Intensive Language Model [c. 1975].
Freshman Orientation (1979)
Grade Inflation (1972, 1976)
Contains copy of [1976?] Interim Report, Academic Standards Committee.
Grading Policy (1974, 1976-1978, 1982)
Contains: copy of University of Pittsburgh FAS Gazette, Nov. 15, 1976
which has “Statement on the Grading Policies” prepared by E.T. Newman, “Grade
Inflation” in Context: an Attempt at Clarification” by Philip K. Wion and a
“Questionnaire on Grading”; copy of FAS Gazette 6/15/77 which deals, in part, with
“Numerical Equivalents of Plus and Minus Grading” and the “Honors Program”;
“motion concerning a change in the grading policy at UPG” [10/6/78]; report by the
Academic Standards Committee and Facilities and Supplies Committee dtd 12/1/78,
subject, “Committees’ recommendation regarding the “motion concerning a change in
the grading policy at UPG”“; memorandum dtd 1/14/82 from Joanne J. Viano to All Faculty, Subj.: "Grades and Grading Policy".
Higher Education Guidelines (1972)
Contains copy of “Higher Education Guidelines Executive Order 11246
[”Nondiscrimination Under Federal Contracts”]. Document issued by U.S. Dept.
of Health, Education and Welfare, Office of the Secretary, Office for Civil Rights.
Interdisciplinary A.B. (1974)
Institutional Review Board, Univ. of Pittsburgh 8/29/05
Kenneth E. Bell Memorial Fund (1974-76)
Subjects: Kenneth E. Bell Memorial Fund; Nature Preserve; Kenneth E.
Middle States Evaluation (1970, 1980, [1983?])
Mission and Goals (1974)
Document, “Statement of Mission and Goals of the University of Pittsburgh”,
Office of Planning and Budget, University of Pittsburgh, 1974.
Nursing Program (UPG) (1972)
Pennsylvania Post Secondary Planning Committee (1974)
Pharmacy, School of (1976)
Discussion of School of Pharmacy Proposal at UPG.
Planning and Resource Management System (PRMS) (1980)
Document, “The Planning and Resource Management System University of
Pittsburgh”, November, 1980. 23 p.
Planning Policies for the 1980's, University
Presidential Task Force on Assessment 11/20/01
Public Service Evaluation (1987)
Contains a memorandum from C.F. Poke dtd 9/17/87, subject, “Guidelines
for the Evaluation of Public Service”.
Recruitment, Student (1975-77, 1982)
Contains: Position Paper, “Minority Recruiting for Greensburg Campus” [1975?];
memorandum from Larry J. Whatule to Kenneth Wenger dtd 1/8/76, subject,
“Recruitment of Minority Students”; Report to UPG Affirmative Action Committee dtd
2/20/76 in re recruiting; report 4/7/76, subject, “Findings/recommendations concerning
1) staff hiring, 2) faculty hiring, 3) student admissions, and 4) housing lists with regard to
possible discrimination” from the Affirmative Action Committee; guidelines (1977),
“Affirmative Action Policy for Recruitment, Selection and Advancement of Personnel at
the University of Pittsburgh” on the Greensburg Campus; memorandum from Larry J.
Whatule to Greensburg Senate dtd 12/12/77, subject, “Affirmative Action Report:
Student Recruiting”; Affirmative Action Report for 1981-82.
Regional Campus Report (1979)
Contains minutes of UPG Senate meeting of 11/29/79 at which Assoc. Provost
Nossen spoke on the proposed closing of the Titusville campus and the future of UPG.
Research Development Fund (1977-78)
UPG Senate minutes of 3/1/76 contains item, “Scholarly Research and the
Greensburg Campus” with Stanley Katzman, discussion leader.
Salaries, UPG Faculty (2/22/1985)
Secretarial Problem (1975)
Snyder Amendment (1972)
Staff (Non-Faculty) Matters ([1975?]-1978)
Subjects include: minority recruitment; procedures in recruiting; staff hiring;
a proposed motion (undtd) to the UPG Senate in re a staff salary scale, staff promotion,
annual written job evaluations.
Student Activities Center (1975-1976)
Student Board of Conduct (1979)
Third Term Employment (1973, 1978)
Contains: copy of proposed resolution dtd 1/17/73 to Senate Council concerning
third term teaching; minutes of UPG Senate 3/8/73 which contain Appendix 2, A nine
point plan proposed by the Faculty Welfare Committee in re third term employment;
memorandum dtd 2/17/78 from Carl F. Poke to All Full-Time Faculty, subject, “Teaching
Loads and Compensation for Over-Loads and Third Term Teaching”; resolution dtd
3/7/78 from the Faculty Welfare Committee titled, “Resolution on Administration
Proposals in Regard to Overloads, Third Term Teaching and Basic Overloads”; minutes of UPG
Senate 4/4/78 which contain a report on responses to an opinion poll by Carl F. Poke in re “Third term guideline”;
memorandum dtd 4/5/78 from Carl F. Poke to All Full-Time Faculty, subject, “Report on Faculty Response to
Polling of March 14, 1978.”
Traffic on Campus (1979)
UPG President Search Committee (1980)
Upper Division Proposal (UPG) (1974)
Urban Management Program (1975)
By Laws. ( Edition, Jan., 1971; Edition, Apr., 1971; Proposed Revisions, 1998;
Proposal For Revised Senate By Laws, 1999; Proposed Revisions, undtd)
Minutes, agendas, etc. [1970-1993]
Numerous gaps. Mainly agendas, lists of standing committees, necrology; some minutes.
[Extract from University Times April 28, 2011] Senate Plenary Session [April 14, 2011]: Teaching excellence & tenure. 13 p.
Numerous gaps. Mainly agendas, rosters of members of council.
Athletic Committee (1975)
Annual Report, June 30, 1975.
Budget Policy Committee (1977)
Educational Policies Committee (1971, 1974)
Contains: Report, “On the University Senate, Governance and Educational Policy at the University of Pittsburgh”, Dec. 8, 1971; motion by various faculty members, “that the Senate adopt the recommendations of the Educational Policies Committee as expressed in the 12/8/71 report; 1974 evaluation of the Report of the Tenure Commission by the Educational Policies Committee.
Elections, Committee on.
Ballot for 1971-72. Call for nominees for Standing Committees (1979); undtd report on nominees for office [Senate] and for Faculty assembly.
Library Committee, Senate (1975)
Memorandum 10/31/75 from the Senate Library Committee to Senate Council in re “Salaries in the University of Pittsburgh Libraries”; memorandum 11/12/75 from Wesley W. Posvar to VC Jack Freeman, Provost Rhothen Smith, VC Joseph Dutton, subject, “Library Study”.
Nominating Committee (1972)
Guidelines for the Nominating Committee (1972).
Nontenure Stream [NTS] Faculty Issues, Ad Hoc Committee on. "Final Report for Presentation at Faculty Assembly on Feb. 10, 2015.
Nontenure Stream Faculty subcommittee of the Gender Discrimination Initiatives subcommittee of the Senate Anti-Discrimination Policy Committee.
Report [Recommendations for Senate Council [from] Subcommittee on Full Time NTS Faculty, November 27, 2012].
Organization and Procedures Committee (1975)
Proposal to Change the Way in Which Senate ByLaws May Be Amended
(Distributed for first reading), 5/8/75.
Tenure and Academic Freedom Committee
Evaluation of the Tenure Commission Report (5/13/74); Report (1987/88)
of the committee; position paper on tenure from the Tenure Committee, Pitt
Professional Union; Position Paper on the Role of Teaching by N. Austern, (undtd).
University Governance, Ad Hoc Committee on, (Oakland)
Annual Report, 1974/75.
Women’s Center, Ad Hoc Committee for a, (Oakland)
Proposal for the Establishment of a University Women’s Center (1972).
1969/70; 1974/75; 1976/77; 1980/81; 1983/84; 1984/85; 1987/88.
Subjects include: Parliamentary Procedure (1974); Part-Time Faculty
(Resolution on Part-Time Faculty, 1975); Registration/Student Records (Resolution,
1972); Senate Staffing (Paper, “Staffing the Work of the Senate of the University of
Pittsburgh: A Discussion and Suggested Directions” (1971); Student Government
(Oakland) (undtd report, “Issues On Which Student Government Is Presently Working”);
Reorganization/Termination of Academic Programs (“University Policies Relating to
Reorganization or Termination of Academic Programs (11-3-80); Planning and Resource
Management System University of Pittsburgh (Nov., 1980); ltr 10/12/05 from Irene H. Frieze,
Pres., University Senate, in which IHF provides information on the University Senate and
Faculty Assembly and invites faculty participation in those forums for representing faculty
opinion in an ongoing dialogue with administrators, students and staff. Ltr includes list of members
of the Faculty Assembly including elected representatives of the Faculty Assembly, Chairs, co-chairs
of Senate Standing Committees, dates of 2005/06 Faculty Assembly and Senate Council Meetings.
Minutes, agendas, etc. [1977/78-1993/94]
Minutes only for 1993/94; mainly agendas, lists of members of Faculty Assembly.
Report of the Faculty Assembly On the Status of Faculty Appointments, University of Pittsburgh. April, 1998. 21 p.