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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) (Updated October 4, 2015)

Fall 2015 Semester Meeting Dates

Executive Committee

Monday, August 31, 2014
Monday, October 5, 2015 
Monday, November 16, 2015

Senate Meetings

Monday, September 21, 2015 (Gaige 121)
Monday, October 19, 2015 
Monday, November 30, 2015

Spring 2016 Semester Meeting Dates

Executive Committee

Monday, February 1, 2016 
Monday, February 29, 2016 
Monday, April 4, 2016

Senate Meetings

Monday, February 15, 2016 
Monday, March 28, 2016 
Monday, April 25, 2016

Please submit all committee minutes and other agenda items for Senate to the Secretary of the 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
Mahdi Nasereddin, Vice-Chair and University Senator
Nathan Greenauer, Secretary
Martha AynardiUniversity Faculty Senator and Berks Senate Parliamentarian
Steve Snyder, University Faculty Senator

Academic Affairs

Cesar Garza, Chair

Faculty Affairs

Mahdi Nasereddin, Chair

Intercollegiate Athletics

Ray Mazurek, Chair

Physical Facilities and Safety

Ada Leung, Chair

Strategic Planning and Budget

Sudip Ghosh, Chair

Student Life

Nathan Greenauer, Chair


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

Penn State University Faculty Senate Web Page