Call to Order
Members: Albert Lozano-Nieto, Anson Carter, Brian Reese, Cameron Nielsen, Christyne Berzsenyi, Dale Jones, Deyu Pan, Dimitrios Bolkas, Dudley Snyder, Heather Paris, Janine Becker, Maureen Ann Ciliberto, Melisa Littleton, Natalya Vodopyanova, Stephanie Gresh, Theresa Clemente, Timothy Sichler, Violet Mager.
Invited guests: Caroline Chronowski, Tyler Pace.
Welcome and Announcements
- Dimitrios Bolkas (Chairperson-Elect, Acting Chairperson) reminded members that Jeff Chiampi (Chairperson) had previously sent an email regarding available IT resources for students.
- Bolkas stated that the University Faculty Senate election would begin on December 9, 2021 and that Albert Lozano was the only current candidate. Lozano stated that if elected he would prioritize communication, transparency, and the interests of the campus.
- Bolkas stated that Dale Jones (Chancellor) has agreed to provide annual funding for Celebration of Scholarship.
- Bolkas stated that the DEI Committee requires two faculty members and that currently Rebecca Sarver has volunteered. Christyne Berzsenyi volunteered for the second position.
- Bolkas stated that the Faculty Senate meeting schedule for Spring 2022 had been posted on the campus website.
Approval of Minutes – November 16, 2021 Meeting
- Minutes from November 16, 2021 meeting approved. First motion by Dudley Snyder. Second motion by Christyne Berzsenyi. All in favor.
- Berzsenyi (Scholarly Activities Committee) encouraged members to attend the Scholarly Activities Lectures occurring Spring 2022.
- Caroline Chronowski provided a presentation regarding student printing. Chronowski stated that University Park currently manages student printing at all Penn State Campuses. Chronowski stated that on July 1, 2022 UP will no longer provide this service. Chronowski stated that at that time the campus can either enroll in Paw Prints, a cloud-based printing service, or manage student printing locally. Chronowski stated that under the Paw Prints service, campus kiosk printers would be leased, and that the student cost would be eight cents per page. Chronowski stated that under the Paw Prints service the total print cost transferred to students would be approximately $6000. Chronowski stated that under the current system, student printing is funded through the Student Technology Fee. Chronowski stated that the campus has never charged students for printing. Chronowski stated that under the Paw Prints service, the campus would receive one free kiosk and that additional kiosks could be leased at $199/month for a term of three years. Chronowski stated that scanners could be leased at $15/month and desktop printers could be leased at $125/month for a term of three years. Chronowski stated that Paw Prints does not support plotters and that campus plotters would have to be managed locally. Chronowski stated that the cost to maintain the current level of printing under the Paw Prints service would be approximately $21800/year. Berzsenyi asked if using the Paw Prints service would reduce the Student Technology Fee. Chronowski stated it would not. Chronowski stated that is it possible to put one kiosk in each building at a cost of approximately $10000/year for the campus and $6000/year for the students. Chronowski stated that it is possible to put kiosks in selected buildings at a cost of approximately $4000/year for the campus and $6000/year for the students. Tyler Pace stated that campus IT could manage all campus printing and student printing would continue to be funded through the Student Technology Fee. Chronowski stated that this option would continue to cost the campus the current $8000/year. Bolkas stated he felt that campus printing should be managed locally. Lozano stated he felt that campus printing should be managed locally. Melisa Littleton stated that SGA has informed her they feel campus printing should be managed locally. Bolkas stated that several members commented electronically that campus printing should be managed locally. Bolkas asked if any members felt Paw Prints should be implemented. No response. Jones asked why other campuses have chosen to implement Paw Prints and asked if Campus Finance has been consulted regarding the decision. Chronowski stated she believed other campuses were attempting to reduce printing costs and increase sustainability. Chronowski stated Campus Finance has not been contacted. Bolkas presented a resolution (see attached) drafted by Jeff Chiampi (Chairperson) rejecting Paw Prints. Lozano motioned to suspend Roberts Rules of Order to allow the Senate to vote on the resolution. Second motion by Anson Carter. All in favor. Lozano motioned that the Senate vote on the resolution. Second motion by Littleton. All in favor. The resolution was adopted. All in favor.
Remarks from Chancellor Jones
- Jones stated that the search for the Vice President of Commonwealth Campuses is under way and currently has three finalists.
- First motion by Lozano. Second motion by Littleton. All in favor.