August 23, 2005
1. Call to Order
Chair Nina Stromgren Allen called the first 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
Chair Allen welcomed senators and guests.
Chair Allen asked the Senators to introduce themselves.
Chair Allen announced that there would be a pig picking this afternoon for the Faculty Senate, courtesy of the Chancellor.
Chair Allen noted that she would be appointing people to the Standing Committees and anyone with a special preference should call or email her.
3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 16, May 3, 2005
The motion passed unanimously to adopt the minutes.
4. Special Presentation
Chair Allen presented Immediate Past Chair Daley with an engraved gavel for his services as Chair of the Faculty during the past two years.
5. Remarks from Chancellor Oblinger
Chancellor Oblinger announced that the long running television show “Jeopardy” is on campus today. The National Championship is being hosted by NC State at the RBC Center on October 1-2 and their first screening in the country is done here at NC State. The entire nation’s championship will be taped at the RBC Center.
Chancellor Oblinger updated the Senate on the search for the Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement in Economics and Developments. He also commented on the budget and the statement from Brad Wilson, Chairman of the Board of Governors.
Fifteen finalists are being screened for the Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement position.
Search and nomination processes for two deanships are soon going to be launched: Nino Masnari in the College of Engineering and Larry Nielsen in Natural Resources. National searches are intended for both of those deanships.
NC State received full enrollment funding. The Provost and the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Business are working together with the Chancellor to determine how to deal with the second bullet, which is the 1.72% reduction.
Memorandum from Brad Wilson, Chair of the Board of Governors
There are two special provisions in the last legislative session; one that approved deals with out of state students who are fully funded in grant form to receive in-state status and therefore tuition. The language is still being sorted through because it has changed between the last time that we saw that and the final bill that was approved by the legislature. The other special provision dealt with autonomous tuition setting ability for the Boards of Trustees at both Carolina and NC State.
Chancellor Oblinger stated that the task force to this Board of Governors Committee are under the gun as it relates to determining what will be done about tuition next year. This ranges from faculty salaries to facilities to tuition to the funding formula that is used to generate dollars for the various campuses based on enrollment.
6. Memorial Statement to Honor Dr. William Roberts, Professor of Food Science
Professor George Catignani, Professor of Food Science read a memorial statement in honor of Professor William Roberts who passed away on April 1, 2005 in Raleigh NC.
Report on Grievance & Hearing Processes
Immediate Past Chair Daley reported on a number of items dealing with the efficiency of the grievance and hearing process. He highlighted what he considers the concerns he has with the efficacy of the process.
Report from Secretary Bruck, Past Chair of the Academic Policy Committee
Secretary Bruck reported that there were some old business transacted and as outgoing chair of the Academic Policy Committee he will discuss this with the new chair.
Developments on two resolutions that were passed by this body last year; one of them being a resolution regarding remission of tuition, which the Chancellor has already discussed, was done. In addition to that there were two bills introduced this past summer both in the House and Senate, complimentary bills that passed unanimously by the Education Committee and given to the Appropriations Committee where they died.
The second item was a resolution regarding PhD Examination Policy, which at the last meeting last year was not resolved to the adequate acceptance of the committee, or the Faculty Senate.
Chair Allen adjourned the meeting at 4:15 p.m.