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Penn State Berks Senate

The Penn State Berks Senate is the representative body of the faculty with authority on all matters that pertain to the academic interests of the College and on all educational matters that concern the faculties of the College. Among the matters within the legislative jurisdiction of the Penn State Berks Senate are:

  • Educational philosophy and policy
  • Instructional programs
  • Courses and programs of study
  • Academic admission standards
  • Graduation requirements
  • Scholarships and honors
  • Academic standards for intercollegiate athletic participation
  • Access to library and information systems for academic purposes

The Senate also acts as an advisory and consultative body to the Chancellor of the College and to the University on any matter that may affect the attainment of the educational objectives of the College.

Senate Meetings

Senate Meetings will be held in the Perkins Student Center Multipurpose room. All meetings will take place from 1:00 - 2:30 PM. Senate meetings are open to all those who are interested, although only Senate members can vote.

Chair's Annual Report

Senate Roster (DOC)

Fall 2013 Semester Meeting Dates

Executive Committee

Monday, September 9, 2013
Monday, October 7, 2013 - Penn State Room
Monday, November 4, 2013 -  Penn State Room

Senate Meetings

Monday, September 23, 2013 - Perkins MPR
Monday, October 21, 2013 - Perkins MPR
Monday, November 18, 2013 - Perkins MPR

Spring 2014 Semester Meeting Dates

Executive Committee

Monday, January 13, 2014 - Penn State Room
Monday, March 10, 2014 - Penn State Room
Monday, April 7, 2014 -  Penn State Room

Senate Meetings

Monday, February 3, 2014 - Perkins MPR
Monday, March 31, 2014 - Perkins MPR
Monday, April 28, 2014 - Perkins MPR

Please submit all committee minutes and other agenda items for Senate at least one week before each meeting.

Penn State Berks Senate Officers and Committee Chairs

Senate Executive Committee

Bob Forrey, Chair
Mike Bartolacci, Vice-Chair & University Senator
Eric Lindsey, Secretary
Mohamad Ansari, Parliamentarian & University Senator
Martha Aynardi, University Senator
Mahdi Naseredin, University Senator
Stephen Snyder, University Senator

Academic Affairs

Mike Bartolacci, Chair

Faculty Affairs

Hassan Gourama, Chair

Intercollegiate Athletics

Kirk Shaffer, Chair

Physical Facilities and Safety

Brenda Russell, Chair

Strategic Planning and Budget

Mike Fidanza, Chair

Student Life

Holly Ryan, Chair


Constitution and Standing Rules of the Penn State Berks Senate (updated November, 2012)

Penn State University Faculty Senate Web Page