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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 (unless noted). 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 2014 Semester Meeting Dates

Executive Committee

Monday, September 15, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
Monday, November 3, 2014

Senate Meetings

Monday, September 29, 2014 (Gaige 121)
Monday, October 27, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014

Spring 2015 Semester Meeting Dates

Executive Committee

Monday, January 19, 2015
Monday, March 2, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015

Senate Meetings

Monday, February 2, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Monday, April 27, 2015

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

Mike Bartolacci, Chair and University Senator
Steve Snyder, Vice-Chair
Bob Zambanini, Secretary
Mohamad Ansari, Chair-Elect of the University Faculty Senate and Berks Senate Parliamentarian
Mahdi Nasereddin, University Faculty Senator
Martha Aynardi, University Faculty Senator
Bob Forrey, Past Chair

Academic Affairs

Cesar Garza, Chair

Faculty Affairs

Steve Snyder, Chair

Intercollegiate Athletics

Ray Mazurek, Chair

Physical Facilities and Safety

Ada Leung, Chair

Strategic Planning and Budget

Samantha Kavky, Chair

Student Life

Bill Bowers, Chair


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

Penn State University Faculty Senate Web Page