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January 8, 2013

1. Call to Order
Chair Kellner called the 8th meeting of the 59th session to order at 3 p.m.

2. Remarks and Announcements
Chair Kellner welcomed Senators and Guests.

Senator Funkhouser announced that the Resources and Environment Committee will meet Tuesday, January 15, 2013, in Engineering Building Two (EB2), Room 3110, to discuss issues related to the implementation of RADAR, The Research Administration Data and Reporting System.

Chair Kellner announced several upcoming meetings and events.

Chair Kellner made comments about the Master Plan groups and  the importance of faculty involvement in the nomination process for various awards across campus

Chair Kellner reported on various issues from the Faculty Assembly and asked faculty to review the draft Strategic Plan and to make comments.

3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 7, November 27, 2012
The minutes were approved as submitted.

4. Remarks from  Provost Arden
Provost Arden announced that the next update memo on the College of Sciences will be sent next week.  The memo will address two or three implementation teams.  The preceding memos were from two major implementation teams, one was the Academic Programs and Personnel Policy Team and the Business and Finance Team.  He stated that there is some cleanup work that both of those teams are doing,  most of the major decisions have already been made.   There are some issues such as faculty that are moving between colleges or graduate students on scholarships that will be moving. 

Provost Arden announced that the University Council Retreat will be next Monday and the theme of that retreat is going to be looking at a resource strategy to underlie our strategic plan. 

Provost Arden reported that the Board of Governors Strategic Plan recently came out and they are going to be meeting Thursday and Friday where there will be a preliminary discussion.  He encouraged the faculty to read through the plan and send him any comments or thoughts before Thursday.

5. Remarks from Susan Colby, Chair of the Staff Senate
Chair Colby introduced Ryan Hancock as the Chair elect of the Staff Senate.  She also noted that  she is a three time graduate of NC State and has been associated with the Staff Senate for four years. 

Chair Colby commented on some initiatives that the Staff Senate has been in involved with, such  as providing gifts for the veterans during the holidays, Toys for Tots,  and the Food Bank to name a few. 

Chair Colby thanked the Faculty Senate for including the Staff Senate in some of the initiatives that it has been working on and she looks forward to working with them in the future.

6. Questions for Wayne Blair, Ombuds, UNC Chapel Hill
The Senators submitted a number of questions concerning the ombud postion that they would like Wayne Blair to address.

7. Questions for Kevin Howell, Assistant to the Chancellor for External Affairs, NC State
The Senators submitted questions about the Legislature that they would like Kevin Howell to address.

8. New Business:
Faculty Assembly Resolution on General Education Competencies
After discussion, the Senate passed a consensus of support for the resolution with two senators opposing.

9. Issues of Concern
Chair Kellner reported an issue of concern respect to individuals being listed as voting faculty when they should be classified as staff and vice versa.

10. Adjourn
A motion passed to adjourn the meeting at 4:40 p.m.


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