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February 5, 2013

1. Call to Order
Chair Kellner called the 10th meeting of the 59th session to order at 3 p.m.

2. Remarks and Announcements
Chair Kellner welcomed guests and senators.

Chair Kellner announced that an electronic copy of the PowerPoint presentation of the Strategic Plan Budget Implementation package was sent to the senators.

There was a meeting held January 29th on the subject of “Brand Refresh.”  The group heard from representatives of an Education Marketing Group out of Colorado, which was brought in to handle many of the stake holder groups around the university. 

Mike Mullen chaired  a meeting yesterday on another aspect leading up to the Capital Campaign.  They will have the job of coming up with BIG ideas that will come from the university as a whole rather than dealing with one group or another.  This group will meet regularly in the next month or so.

Chair Kellner announced that an Ombuds Committee has been set up and their first meeting will be in March.

Vice Provost Betsy Brown commented on the discussions regarding the possibility of a committee to deal with non-tenure track faculty.

Chair Kellner announced that the Emerging Issues Forum will be Monday and Tuesday of next week.

The General Faculty meeting is scheduled on April 2.

3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 9, January 22, 2013
The minutes were approved as edited.

4. Remarks from Provost Arden
Provost Arden reported that NC State’s strategic plan is a very good plan, very achievable but not necessarily cheap.  It will cost approximately $100 million recurring, a one- time cost of about $200 million and if you were to include the space cost as new space it would be another $200 million. 

Provost Arden stated that he is working with the deans and unit heads to talk about how to align resources with the strategic goals over the coming years. 

Provost Arden reported that Vice Provost Tom Miller has agreed to chair a Search Committee that is being formed for the new Senior Vice Provost for the Office of Institutional Research and Planning.  

Provost Arden announced that the Hunt Library’s official opening will be April 3.

Provost Arden stated that the Campaign Priorities Task Force had its initial meeting yesterday.  Mike Mullen is chairing the committee.  This campaign is going to be aimed at being a $1.5 billion campaign over the next seven or eight years.

Provost Arden reported that planning for the new College of Sciences is an ongoing project.  He mentioned that they have parallel strategic planning processes in both colleges. 

5. Remarks from Kevin Howell, Assistant to the Chancellor for External Affairs
Kevin Howell, Assistant to the Chancellor for External Affairs reported that one of our greatest challenges that the Chancellor and Provost face is making sure that the Legislature understands who we are and why we are important as a land grant university to our state.  

Howell handed out the proposed 2013-2014 Legislative Policy Agenda.

6.  Consideration of Faculty Assembly Resolutions on UNC Strategic Plan 
A motion passed in support of the Faculty Assembly’s Resolution on the UNC Strategic Plan. 

7.  Senate Discussion-“Branding” Questions for Brad Bohlander
The Senators submitted questions that they would like Brad Bohlander to address on branding the university.

8. Committee Reports
Senator Daley reported from the Group Insurance and Benefits committee regarding the issue of a daycare facility on campus.

9. Adjournment
A motion passed to adjourn the meeting at 4:45 p.m.

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