Senate Executive Committee (SEC)

SEC is a 58-member, elected body representing Penn's Standing Faculty to the administration.

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On behalf of the Standing Faculty, members of SEC engage in substantive investigation and consideration of matters of import with the University administration.

The Faculty Senate Executive Committee serves three major functions:

  • Consultation with senior administrators, with an eye toward understanding their areas of responsibility and staying informed about their plans in an effort to better engage with them, ensuring that faculty perspectives and concerns are brought to bear on relevant issues.
  • Review and approval of changes in formal policy that fall under Senate responsibility.
  • Initiating consideration and exploration of issues that are of concern to the SEC membership, or that are referred to SEC for discussion and response by its committees. These issues often became the topics of further consultation with the administration.
  • Provide guidance to the Senate's standing committees.

SEC meetings are held monthly on Wednesdays, from 3:00-5:00 p.m.

The Faculty Senate is comprised of all members of the Standing Faculty (including C-E faculty).  As such, meetings are open to all members of the Standing Faculty only.

September 4, 2019  – College Hall, Room 205
Reception follows until 6:00pm
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October 16, 2019 – Van Pelt Library, Meyerson Conference Room (2nd Floor)
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November 20, 2019 – The Agora, Annenberg Public Policy Center
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Presentation:  PennReady: Emergency Preparedness

December 11, 2019 – The Agora, Annenberg Public Policy Center
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Presentations:  Climate and Sustainability Action Plan 3.0
Questions submitted to panelists by SEC members in advance

January 22, 2020 – Van Pelt Library, Meyerson Conference Room (2nd Floor)
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February 12, 2020 – Van Pelt Library, Meyerson Conference Room (2nd Floor)
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March 18, 2020 – Remote meeting
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April 15, 2020 – Remote meeting
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May 13, 2020 – Remote meeting
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"Actions" taken by SEC are published in Almanac on its next publication date.  An archive of these Actions is found below.

2019-2020 SEC Actions

2018-2019 SEC Actions

2017-2018 SEC Actions

2016-2017 SEC Actions

2015-2016 SEC Actions