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APRIL 4, 2006

Regular Meeting No. 14 of the 52nd Session

Present:  Chair Allen, Secretary Bruck, Past Chair Daley, Parliamentarian Corbin; Senators Blair,  Brownie, Culbreth, Dawes, Fahmy, Fauntleroy, Fikry, Gustke, Hanley-Bowdoin, Hooper, Hudson,  Kellner, Khosla, Kinsella, Martin, Overton, Robarge, Schultheis, Scotford, R. Smith, Tetro, Williams, Wessels, Yencho

Excused:  Provost Nielsen, Senator Banks-Lee, Blank, Branoff, Clark, Lindbo, Smith

Absent:  Senators Baynes, Johnson, Moore, Young

Visitors:   P. J. Teal, Secretary of the University;  John Gilligan, Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies; Thomas Conway,  Dean, Undergraduate Academic Programs; Keith Nichols, News and Communication; Cherry Crayton, News Services; Lee Fowler, Athletic Director; Susan Nutter, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries; Suzanne Weiner,  Department Head, Collection Management; James Oblinger, Chancellor

1.  Call to Order
Chair Nina Strömgren Allen called the fourteenth meeting of the fifty-second session of the North Carolina State University Faculty Senate to order at 3:00 p.m.

2. Welcome and Announcements from the Chair
Chair Allen welcomed Senators and Guests.

Comments from the Chair
Florida State won the Championship last night!

I am very sorry to hear that Coach Sendek is leaving NC State.  As you know we thought he was a good coach and we have been very well served by Herb Sendek and we wish him well at Arizona State.  I hope that Lee Fowler and our Chancellor will select a person as coach with the same level of integrity that we have had from Herb Sendek and the same care about charges and about their academics. 

On April 12 a contingent from here NC State will go to President Bowles’ inauguration.  

3.  Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 13, March 21, 2006
The motion passed to approve the minutes as corrected.

4.   Remarks by Chancellor Oblinger
Good afternoon everyone. 

I want to second what Chair Allen said about Coach Sendek.  The coach himself, his staff and his players I think represented NC State through the years with integrity and discipline both on the court and off the court and I think we should all be very thankful for that and there is somewhat of a basket ball tradition here at NC State and I believe that Mr. Sendek and his team has contributed directly to it; Ten years and 191 victories, and five consecutive trips to the NCAA.  There are only sixteen coaches in America that can talk about five trips to the NCAA consecutively.  I think a class act anyway you want to describe him.  I think Arizona State’s gain is certainly our loss and we do wish him and his family nothing but the best. 

I would like to bring you up to date on some things that have been happening particularly as it relates to the Administrative Council of the General Administration and things I believe you will be interested in.

The Administrative Council is made up of the Chancellors in the system and President Bowles.  We use to in the pre Bowles days hear from the Vice Presidents in General Administration and receive updates from them.  Erskine, as he prefers to be called has asked that the Chancellors and he set the agenda and provide the discussion and that is the way it has operated since early January and I think it is a very positive move.  I am learning about the challenges, issues, and opportunities that other Chancellors that I serve with are facing and how they are dealing with it and vice versa.  The President is sharing in all of that and gaining a great deal from it and is offering advice at every opportunity. 

Efficiency and Effectiveness Studies in General Administration
Erskine has asked an outside group of individuals to co-chair an outside group of efficiency experts to look at the system in terms of how it operates.  He has also asked the finance and business Interim Vice President Rob Nelson to convene the Finance and Business Officers for a similar on campus-by-campus study of efficiency and effectiveness using their terminologies.  I am not sure if the day in the life fits in this particular study but, Mr. Bowles is very familiar with the cyclical examination of what our faculty do on campus to campus and how it often is sixty to seventy hours a week and how poorly that is understood by those that sit occasionally in judgment or wonder about the role and scope of what it means to be a faculty member at an institution particularly like ours, a Research Extensive Institution.  Basically how are we organized from campus to campus and how we do what we do. I see it as in part an opportunity to demonstrate our differences, our uniqueness, and why we do things the way we do and what the impact of that is on North Carolina and what the impact of that is on our students and how we as a team of faculty and staff in particular convey the mission of NC State.

Tuition Policy
Last year there was a subcommittee of the Board of Governors that put together this arrangement where you would be allowed to grow your tuition by a certain percentage as long as you didn’t go out of the lower quintile of your peer group and that was to get us through this particular year.  You recognize that we have raised tuition using that mechanism effective in the fall and Mr. Bowles’ charge from the Board as the new President was to develop something that we could put in that would be predictable at the same time understandable and articulate the concept of tuition as low as practicable but at the same time an eye on quality and if the board felt that quality was slipping then the institutions would be permitted to perhaps raise their tuition and fee.  He opened this discussion by distributing a sheet that had columns of tuition and fee numbers on it from campus to campus throughout the system.  He does not see the differences that are apparent on this sheet.  The examples I would use would be he didn’t question at all the fees at Carolina or NC State.  He said that they are probably lower than they should be.  “I don’t question why they are at the level that they are.”  He then used another example of North Carolina Central University and North Carolina A & T University;  the latter with research-intensive status already in the Carnegie classification.  The latter with a College of Engineering, very expensive programs and yet their combined tuition and fees two thousand dollars less than North Carolina Central University tuition and fees and he said, “I don’t know why that is.”  He proceeded to go through several different sets within the remaining fourteen campuses including State and Carolina from those discussions and would say after the apparently differences were outlined numerically, “I don’t understand this.”  It basically is a combination of history and he is going to understand it better I believe before he makes a bonified recommendation to our Board of Governors about tuition and fee policy that carries us into the future. 

He also believes very much in predictability.  That would mean more than a year to year discussion and decision on tuition and fees, much more like a four-year package of tuition and fees that parents, students, and the various campuses could look at and say, “I see what is going to be coming to us from tuition and fees and that is how I would view that interpretation.”  I think parents and students would say I see what it is going to cost and they could lock that in hence the word predictability.  The jury is still out on this.  He has a lot of work to do and he is listening and we are trying to provide helpful input to him. 

We do not have nor does Carolina have the highest tuition and fees in the system, which might surprise you.  Winston Salem State University and Elizabeth City State University both  have tuition and fees in excess of ours.  He wonders about that too.   

General Administration for years has had an umbrella set of goals for the future of the system, sixty- four different goals.  Chancellors and the Presidents have reduced those to ten and the General Administration’s staff is in the process of wordsmithing them.  I will get those to you as soon as possible.  

Budget for the Short Session
NC State has several requests that as I see it right now will make it through the General Administration process where all the Chancellors have an opportunity to criticize all the other Chancellors’ budget requests.  NC State I think is going to do very well in that regard as it relates to operating dollars and capital projects. 

As it relates to operating we are seeking the second of two installments relative to the operating budget for the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTECH), more operating dollars for that which will complete our two-year sequential ask as it relates to that facility.  If you would recall that was built with grant funds from the Golden Leaf Foundation to the tune of about $35.0M and we need dollars to operate it. 

The second initiative is the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) initiative that runs everywhere from elementary education and the support that would be needed for starting a brand new elementary education program that will emphasize science and math in our College of Education.  It includes such things as Science House and the Kenan Fellows that really represent the only effort in the system other than the bus that operates out of Carolina in reaching out to teachers who are already in practice across the state and developing relationships with them. 

The other priority that is mentioned therein deals with economic development.  I do believe the last time I was here I revealed that we were receiving the SBTDC (Small Business Technology Development Center )  and the responsibility for operating that  which was given to us by Mr. Bowles and will fit very nicely on our portfolio with cooperative extension, industrial extension, and a new program called high tech in the College of Management. 

We had some discussions about disaster recovery and having our data duplicated and stored somewhere else in a safe location and there will be a draft on optional retirement programs that is going to be proposed.  There are currently four vendors of optional retirement programs.  There is going to be proposed a sorting of those to where each of the four entities that offer ORP’s can offer twenty of their funds to bring some logical performance reasons to what is being offered.

I have taken a couple of trips that I hope will be of interest to you.  I journeyed to Washington about ten days ago and visited with three people, none of whom had ever visited North Carolina State University, now all three of whom or their replacements have invitations to visit NC State University to interact with our faculty, see what this place is all about and to get a better understanding of what we are trying to do here at NC State through our faculty, students, and the programs as a result. 

The current president of AAU retired about three days ago.  He and I talked about the aspirational goals of North Carolina State University as it related to being an AAU institution.  I received some very good ideas and we will be working to do the right things that would logically result in an invitation.  I think it is very appropriate for this institution for a variety of reasons to aspire to AAU status and I think it is quite doable. 

I talked to Peter McPherson, the former President of Michigan State University and also the former Director of AID and he is now the President of NAUASLGC (National Association of Universities and State Land Grant Colleges) the umbrella organization, all the land grants and other state universities and colleges belong to.  He in all of his years had never been here but he had heard about us.  He had heard about the great things that we were doing.  He now has an invitation to see it first hand and I hope you understand and appreciate why we invite these individuals or their organizations to see us. 

Third on the list of three was Kathy Olsen.  Many of you received funding from the NSF.  We get $140M out of the federal government because of your competitiveness and your innovativeness and $40M of those $140M come out of NSF.  Kathy is the Deputy Director.  She has never been here and we have a standing invitation for them to come. 

The next week I went to New York City with a group called the Science Coalition.  We belong to the Science Coalition.  It is a group of sixty-five universities that are research extensive that are interested in seeing the research budgets coming from Washington increase.  There were ten Chancellors and Presidents who met with thirty people from the media ranging from US News and World Report to R&D Magazine to MSNBC.  We talked about the need for more research dollars and what the return on that investment is to Americans and America.  We talked about science and math education.  We talked about the scholarship of teaching, a variety of topics in a rather informal setting, not talking necessarily about our own institutions, but rather of the contributions that higher education make in these areas.  Included in that group were the President of Arizona State, Kentucky, Michigan State, Rochester, Austin Texas, Washington, St Louis, and NC State.  We have never been invited to participate with that group before.  They have been doing this since 1999.  I was the newbie and enjoyed it and I will go back.

In the News and Observer yesterday NC State was ranked number two as best value.  The US News and World Report has also ranked us as the best value top five.   Also listed in the top ten were the University of California at Berkley, Texas A&M University and the University of Virginia at Charlottesville.  All three of those are peer institutions of ours as we have submitted to the General

Administration
We received more than 15,000 applications for the fall semester of 2006 that is, 1500 more than we have ever had before.  We are still in front as it relates to applications from North Carolinians which I think is a wonderful tribute to our mix of disciplines and the faculty who are responsible for them. 

Five members of the College of Engineering Faculty received the Early Career Development awards.  We have been doing very well with those through the years. 

Two of our Park Scholars were named Goldwater Scholars last week, one a junior in Microbiology, Jessica Badger and a junior in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, John Rhoden.   

Dr. Jim Zuiches has been named our new Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Economic Development.  He has responsibilities that are indeed statewide.  Dr. Zuiches has a lot of experience and most recently eight years at Washington State University as Dean of the College of Agriculture and Home Economics.  He has traveled, he is seasoned, he is well known across America as it relates to economic development activities and he inherits a wonderful portfolio in the form of all that we have here at NC State.

Finally I would offer my congratulations to Senator Bob Bruck.  Bob is now serving in a very special capacity to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in a very select group of individuals referred to as judges who hear petitions from companies who propose nuclear reactors in America. 

5. Remarks from Susan Nutter, Vice Provost & Director of Libraries
I was asked to give background on the Library funding, where the money that the library receives in funding comes from and where that money is invested. 

It is all very confusing because we don’t receive reports on budget data, we tend to receive basically just expenditures and don’t get a lot of analysis with that.  We also don’t have anything earlier than 1995 here at the university. 

We have a built in legislative UNC system and NC State funding process.  One is our continuing budget, which is reviewed by the legislature every year.  They may make cuts.  They past those cuts down to the university and the university decide where those cuts will be taken.  We have access to enrollment increase or decrease if that is the case including distance education enrollment.  The library gets about 11.5% of that automatically and the university has always honored that and that is our principle source of money. 

There are some discretionary legislative monies that come to us.  There is a state appropriated expansion budget.  We are always in it in terms of a request.  It is very rare that we ever get funded.  I am not sure that it has been funded in my time here but I believe that the funding for our early online system came from that.

There is discretionary money that North Carolina State can decide to make available to us.  One is academic enhancement money that was a one time occurrence in 1996 when the university had a special opportunity from the legislature for the first time to be able to raise tuition themselves to get all of those monies as a result of it and here on this campus they decided to give 50% of that money to financial aid and 50% to the library.  As you will recall I think this group passed a motion without being asked by anyone to forego salary increases from that money to have a better library.  We have tried to invest that money well.  It was approximately $4.2M and that really was during a time when the library started to improve significantly because we invested in collections and into the digital library.   We continued to get that money on the students who were enrolled at that time.  We did not get the new money that came in on new students.  I think if we had gotten those resources we might not be facing some of the things we are facing now. 

We have also since the early nineties received a generous allowance from overhead monies.  We recently have been given access at our request to the education and technology fee.  We have about 500 public computers that we have to keep current.  We have 250 staff computers, the furnishings, carpet, we have to maintain all of that out of a very small operating budget and so getting access to the education and technology fee has really made a difference.  The colleges who are on that committee have been supportive of the library having continuing access to it.  We got one-time monies from the Provost and the Chancellor from compact planning allocations.  We receive contracts and grants like you do. We raise private money and we also do a lot of leveraging of resources.  Many of you are aware of NC Live that we run for the State of North Carolina and then we bring into the university almost $5.0M a year that is not for us.  It is for all the libraries in the State but we are able to leverage those resources so that we get some online resources and there is some relief for our budget but the confusion is when our budget gets counted that $5.0M gets added in.  That is not our money and is not part of our budget.

We also negotiate contracts with TR Landers, with the Association of Research Libraries, with the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, etc., and we work with all kinds of different groups to buy electronic materials cooperatively so that we can get them cheaper and we can increase the base of resources you have access to. 

We really are dependent on State appropriation.  Enrollment increase is about two percent.  This was in 2004-2005.  We got about a 2% budget increase.  That year we got special monies from the Provost and Chancellor. 

The academic enhancement money in 1996 is the thing that has made the greatest difference to us.  The overhead and the private money are important as well as is the enrollment increase.  Our stated appropriated budget breaks down so that 51% goes into personnel, 47% goes into collections, and the operating budget is 2% which use to be around 14% but as we have taken budget cuts we have continued to reduce the size of the staff.  We have never really cut the collections budget.   It is very hard for us.  We are using lapsed salaries basically to operate. 

I want to give some sense of how our budget breaks down in terms of collection and salaries.  There is a standard in research universities that 60% is salaries and 40% is collections.  We have been determined that would not be the case here that we would have more in collections so we are probably among all the research university research libraries in the country.  We are spending the highest percentage of our budget on collections and I think it is important for you to know that that is our goal.  It is difficult to maintain but that is what we are trying to do.

Immediate Past Chair Daley wanted to know if that is being done at the expense of the staff.

Vice Provost Nutter responded no.  “One of the ways that we increase salaries is by reducing positions that are vacant or by deciding that they are not going to have a particular service any more. When we went for the top 50 goal we established a goal of being at 3% of the university’s budget and that would be how we would measure whether or not the library was kind of being protected and was on the right track so that is something that we track and report every year in our compact plan.”

Library Overhead Allocation
When I came I didn’t even know that we had a library allocation.  It wasn’t given to the library because they didn’t think the library could manage it. Provost Hart changed that and put into place the idea that we would get a percentage of the overhead allocation and that has made a significant difference for us. 

The average rate of inflation for scholarly content is 9% higher than the consumer price index.  It is higher than the higher education index.  We are constantly fighting that and as you can see library expenditures are going up at a 3% rate on the average but collections is going up at 4.5% so we are doing what we need to be doing in terms of investing in collections but it is very hard to fight back a scholarly content inflation. 

Since 1997 the inflation has been 150% in terms of scholarly content.  Our collection expenditures have gone up fifty-six percent.  The CPI has gone up 27% so we are doing much better than the CPI and our budget hasn’t gone up that much so you have to understand that we really are investing. 

Then you look at the number of serials purchased, we have only gone up by 25% on average. 

We were ranked at 101 in 1991 and we reached 27 in 2004 and April or May is usually when the next year’s rank will come out. 

The investment in the library by putting the money into collections primarily has made a difference in the kind of library that we offer I believe.

Questions and Comments
Vice Chancellor John Gilligan stated that it is great to see how all the monies come together.  “I am going to make an additional allocation to the library from F&A sources this year as I have done in the past three years to get more money there beyond what the formula would tell me that I’m suppose to do so there is more money coming and I am working on that now.”

Senator Robarge stated that it looks as if the state appropriations have been about $500,000 a year and noted that it is less than the expenditures.  He wants to know if there is any hope that there would be an increase from the state to help with this. 

Vice Provost Nutter responded that it is because they have been protected from budget cuts.  “Up until recently the university has been able to protect us from budget cuts and so to some extent we are growing.  All of that increase comes from enrollment.”

Senator Bruck:  Is the advent of online serials going to help or hinder us in this whole serial dilemma ?

Vice Provost Nutter:  It appears that it is hindering us.  It was interesting today hearing how the market is very frustrated with the fact that they can’t get content for media devices and we have the same problem.   With licensing it is much more expensive to get material and then many restrictions on it. We actually have two attorneys on our staff to negotiate these licenses because we want to protect your rights and your privacy but they have more and more control.   I think in the long run the system is going to fall apart that we are going to have a new system but there is a certain amount that the system costs that we can not get away from that someone has to pay.  On the other hand we don’t need the profits that these companies are getting off of our backs.  The thing is how can we all work together to affect that. 

Chancellor Oblinger:  We have two priorities.  Each institution in the system was asked for two priorities.  We received planning money for Engineering Building  III on Centennial Campus last year.  That is our first priority this year, the other $86M that it will take to build that facility.  Our second priority was for a library on Centennial Campus.  A $114M project and so far that has held its own in the General Administration.  We will know if the Board of Governors approves it next week.  I see no reason that they would not and that will put us on course for a much needed facility.  If you look at the rankings of square footage per student in the university system Carolina is ranked first out of fifteen universities that are part of the system and NC State University is ranked fifteenth out of fifteenth and we did hear that during our SACS accreditation two years ago. 

Chancellor Oblinger stated that he thought libraries were going to disappear and everything was going to be electronic.  He wanted to know if Vice Provost Nutter could help him out with that.

Vice Provost Nutter:  It is probably two long years away before they are gone.  The interesting thing is that we are seeing a higher use of libraries than we ever have.  As the world becomes more and more fascinated and dependent upon electronic devices people feel a need to have a place where they can come together to work collaboratively with other human beings and that collaborative working may well be using technology but in fact they are still looking for that.  They are still looking for the kind of places that is a nexus for the social and intellectual aspect of the university.  With an addition a lot of the materials and a good number of the disciplines are still in print form and so people may be able to use an online resource to get to the citation but actually have to come into the library to use it but I think that we are playing additional roles now in helping people develop content for example, things that we would have like to have done in the past but things were too labor intensive.  Once we have this renovation we are anticipating the use of the library would probably go up by 50% because people really do like it.  They want a place to go.

Senator Martin:  If we look toward the future, what are the things that we need to work on?   What are the things that are going to take us to the future instead of just looking at budgets based on history?

Vice Provost Nutter:  I think that is what they have been doing in the library in terms of putting their resources into different directions.  One of the things that we have to do is to recognize that some of our services are dying or dead and we have to redirect resources and we have to have the kind of staff that can do that.  One of the things that we have been focusing on for a good while is our recruitment and the kind of people that we bring in, bringing in people not so much for their technical knowledge but for their ability to work with others to collaborate, that they are bright that they have good analytical skills.  They have an enthusiasm and a passion and that makes a tremendous difference because they are ready to move on to the next initiative.  We have to do a lot of things both with people within our community and without in terms of making sure that we preserve intellectual content.  What we are trying to do and we are cooperating with Stanford and a number of other institutions is to have lots of copies, keep stuff safe and so we are strategically placing copies throughout the world so that we can make sure that we have those.  I do think that when we work with contracts and grants and on the indirect cost recovery rate that they are terrific in trying to help us but we almost have to change those regulations as opposed to doing a better job of putting our information forward.  One thing is that the amount of space that you have is a determining factor and that is to really take care of the fact that you have so many research buildings and research labs and you want that to be something that affect the rate.  On the other hand the library has tremendous space problems.  In fact it is declining in space and that is what’s really been hurting us.  Should we not get a reward for being one of the most electronic libraries in the world?  We give complete services to the Centennial Campus and we are the only library in the country that provides that kind of service.  We negotiated our contract so that we could include them.  In fact, it is helping to advance knowledge.  It is very hard to educate people. 

Senator Fikry:  Do you know how many students visit the library and does the number change over the years.

Vice Provost Nutter responded that approximately 7500 students visit the library per day.  Ten years ago they had 5,000 seats and today they have 1500 seats.  That is one of the reasons twenty-four hours work better for students because they can find a place to sit.  “Unfortunately with our new learning columns that we are developing it is going to be a pretty area and I think we are going to see heavy use of the library around the clock.”

Senator Kinsella:  Do all of your technology cost fall in that 2% slice?  Have you seen those going up over time?  When you make that trade off between collections budget and salary budget is there a cost in doing more with fewer people or paying them less money that shows up in the upgrading expense?

Vice Provost Nutter:  We are bringing in a new person to work with us on these kinds of data.  I only can give you my sense of those trends.  It is not a good idea that we have the operating budget down to that level.  Although when you do have flexibility you can use your lapsed salaries.  However, our Legislature tends to see the lapsed salaries as so you don’t keep those positions and so will eliminate that.  That is risky and it makes me nervous but I do think we are facing having to downsize the library staff because there is a tremendous cost in terms of the operating budgets.  We figure it is probably at least 2,000 basically annually to support a staff member. 

Senator Kinsella:  When you cut staff does that produce an increase in operating expenses because things are done less sufficiently?

Vice Provost Nutter:  I don’t think so because what we have done is things where the need for our services seems to be declining for example, we eliminated our whole photocopy program and had Wolf Copy come in and take it over because we could get most of those services now.  We haven’t had a lot of complaints.  In the last two years we have eliminated seven positions and this is without a budget cut forcing us to but just to keep our cost within control so that we don’t have to cut the collections budget. 

March Krotee:  Do you have data by college on the use of the library?

Susan:  In terms of electronic use we cannot get those counts because people bookmark and go directly to the resource.  We cannot get information on the type of person that is using the material but we do know that in Engineering and Sciences I would say probably the electronic resources are extremely high.

I think a good example is you know we close at 10 p.m. on Friday night and we had a contingent of students from Engineering who came to us and said, “You know we have our professional exams and we want the library to be open all night,” so I think that is a sign.  I know some of the students and I can see that there is a broad mix of students.  We do collect data on resources in terms of how much NC State Faculty and graduate students publish in the resources and how much they are sited.  We do invest a lot in training and development and we also require our staff to be active professionally and advancing the discipline so that is one of the ways we advance our representation. 

In general research library staff are old.  In terms of years of experience ours is the youngest of any staff in any research library in North America and that is deliberate.  It doesn’t mean that we are discriminating; it just means that we are bringing in young people and I think you all see that in your departments with tenure.   We try very hard to get people who are bringing in new ideas all the time.

/Senator Martin:  One hundred fifty million dollars appropriation was requested for the Centennial Library.  Is there any operating money that goes with that? 

Chancellor Oblinger stated that if it is an appropriated building you get a percentage for operations and staffing. 

Senator Martin:  Will that supply computers or serials?

Chancellor Oblinger:  It depends on what we build into that budget, yes.  

You don’t approach a capital project without an operation budget.  The Legislature will not give us $114M without giving planning money the first year.  It is obviously a two to three year project once you break ground.  If you get planning money then you are on track for the capital construction. 

Vice Provost Nutter:  We are going to look carefully at avoiding duplicating nonpublic services and having all of our technical services maybe in the new library and we have good loading docks because that is where the newer material is going to come in.  In terms of public services then we will have staff in both places.

Senator Robarge:  What is your sense of where we are headed in the next five years?

Vice Provost Nutter:  I have a lot of confidence in our new President in terms of his ability to work with the Legislature and I think if there is any restoring some of the support that the university system has lost over the last ten years or so I can’t imagine a person that could do a better job. Right now we are in a kind of nibble away environment and we know our ranking is going to fall.  We are probably going to drop to twenty-nine or thirty and that is a fact.

Herb Sendek has been one of the best supporters of the library.  He has been helping us with our brick campaign.  He graduated first in his class.  He has been a very special coach.

6. Issues of Concern
Regulation on Campus Security/ Personal Identification
Senator Robarge, Chair of the Personnel Policy Committee stated that Assistant Vice Chancellor Carroll participated in the drafting of this document.  Vice Chancellor and General Counsel Mary Beth Kurz and the committee reviewed the document and the committee decided not to recommend any changes. 

7. Elections
Athletics Council
Senator Paul Williams and Dr. Ralph Kaplan were elected to serve on the Athletics Council.

Faculty Assembly
Immediate Past Chair Dennis Daley and Dr. Kenneth Esbenshade, Associate Dean and Director of Academic Programs were elected as delegates and Dr. Kerry Havner and Dr. Sastry Pantula will serve as alternates.

8. Adjournment
Secretary Bruck moved adjournment of the meeting.

The motions was seconded and passed to adjourn the meeting at 4:45 p.m.

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