January 25, 2005
1. Call to Order
Chair Dennis M. Daley called the tenth meeting of the fifty-first session of the North Carolina State University Faculty Senate to order at 3:00 p.m.
2. Welcome and Announcements
Chair Daley welcomed Senators and Guests.
Chair Daley announced that since there are no concerns to put the Holladay Medal regulation on hold he would inform the administration that the Senate has no objections to the regulation going forward.
Chair Daley announced that since there are no objections to the regulation on granting Senior Administrator Tier II Personnel Emeriti status during retirement he would release them to the administration for implementation.
Chair Daley announced that the General Faculty Meeting is scheduled on Tuesday, February 1, 2005 at 3 p.m. in Stewart Theatre. There will be a reception immediately following the meeting in the Ball Room of the Talley Student Center.
The Emerging Issues Forum is scheduled on Monday and Tuesday, February 7-8, 2005 at the McKimmon Center.
The Harrelson Lecture is scheduled on Monday, March 21, 2005 at 3 p.m. in the Stewart Theatre.
3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 9, January 11, 2005
The motion passed to approve the minutes as corrected.
4. Remarks from Senior Vice Provost Katie Perry
Senior Vice Provost Perry reported that there are 141 cases for reappointment, promotion and tenure that have come through this year. There are 61 reappointments, which she finds to be a good indicator of our youth. Twenty-two are mandatory which means that someone has to be promoted and tenured or given their notice, or possibly someone joined the system as an untenured associate. Eight early promotions with tenure are being proposed, thirty-eight cases proposing promotion to Full Professor, and twelve special Faculty are being submitted for promotion.
There is still work to be done on statements of mutual expectations. Some of them read very much like accomplishment reports or self-promotion documents.
Another big issue coming up will be Professors of Distinction. There are a lot of titles that are very much interchanged and reversed with no clear distinction.
Senior Vice Provost Perry stated that it is very exciting to be working on the Chancellor’s Installation Ceremony. The Ceremony is scheduled on Wednesday, April 20 at 11 a.m. in Reynolds Coliseum.
5. New Business
Chair Daley noted that Senator Warren has resigned from the Faculty Advisory Budget Committee for personal reasons and opened the floor for nominations to replace her.
The Senate voted unamiously to elect Senator Ronald Baynes from the College of Veterinary Medicine to replace Senator Warren.
Senator Bernhard stated that the Resources and Environment Committee met last week to continue the dialog from the full Senate meeting trying to identify the problems that the faculty have had with regard to the expenditure of capital money. This needs to be addressed so that in the future we can do better. Those in attendance were Kevin McNaughton, Vice Chancellor for Facilities; Bob Fraser, Director of Facilities Planning and Design; and Michael Harwood, University Architect.
Senator Bernhard presented McNaughton’s plan to the Senate. Kevin McNaughton will be attending the Physical Environment meeting next week and will have an ongoing dialog on the topic.
Senator Bernhard stated that there will be a meeting of the transportation subcommittee of the Physical Environment Committee this Thursday to discuss plans for the immediate year. He anticipates that the people from transportation will be coming to their subcommittee and will probably want to come to the full Senate.
Senator Bernhard stated that one thing that keeps coming up at all of these facilities meetings is the Catalino Pavilion. The next time it is going to be discussed publicly is at the Physical Environment Committee meeting next week.
Academic Policy Committee
Senator Bruck reported that the committee has received a written response from the Dean of the Graduate School regarding TOEFL and admission of faculty members to PhD final exams and these responses were considered to be totally inadequate. He has invited the Dean of the Graduate School to appear at the next committee meeting.
Senator Bruck stated that Paul Cousins, Director of Student Conduct was invited to attend the last Executive Committee meeting to address the issue of fraud/academic mischief of various sources on campus. Cousins gave a complete and articulate report. Senator Bruck requested that the Chair invite him to attend the Faculty Senate Meeting.
Chair Daley reported that on January 31 the Executive Committees of NC State and UNC Chapel Hill accompanied by the two Provosts will meet over dinner hosted by Chapel Hill. They are planning to discuss issues that may be jointly relevant to both campuses. Obviously on the agenda will be the health care proposals.
Chair Daley adjourned the meeting at 4:17 p.m.