Penn State Berks Senate

Penn State Berks Senate

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 12:15 - 1:15 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 August 28, 2017)

Fall 2017 Semester Meeting Dates

All meeting times 12:15-1:15

Executive Committee

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 (Gaige 206)
Monday, October 2, 2017
Monday, November 6, 2017.

Senate Meetings

Monday, September 18, 2017 (Gaige 121)
Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, November 13, 2017

Spring 2018 Semester Meeting Dates

All meeting times 12:15-1:15

Executive Committee

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 (Gaige 206)
Monday, February 12, 2018
Monday, March 19, 2018
Monday April 9, 2018

Senate Meetings

Monday, January 29, 2018 (Gaige 121)
Monday, February 26, 2018
Monday, March 26, 2018
Monday, April 16, 2018."

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

Michelle Mart, Chair
Ben Infantolino, Vice Chair
Bob Zambanini, Secretary and University Faculty Senator
Mike Bartolacci, University Faculty Senator
Cliff Maurer, University Faculty Senator
Mohamad A. Ansari, University Faculty Senator and Senate Parliamentarian
Steve Snyder,University Faculty Senator
Mahdi Nasereddin, Past Chair

Academic Affairs

Hassan Gourama, Chair

Faculty Affairs

Ben Infantolino, Chair

Intercollegiate Athletics

Praveen Veerabhadrappa, Chair

Physical Facilities and Safety

Brenda Russell, Chair

Strategic Planning and Budget

Ada Leung, Chair

Student Life

Amy Berger, Chair


Constitution and Standing Rules of the Penn State Berks Senate (updated April, 2015)

Penn State University Faculty Senate Web Page