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March 19, 2013

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

2. Remarks from the Chair
Chair Kellner commented on the General Faculty meeting that will take place on April 2 in the Walnut Room of the Talley Student Center. 

3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 12, March 12, 2013.
A motion passed to approve the minutes as submitted.

4. Remarks from Provost Arden
Provost Arden reported that the Faculty Excellence Hiring Program is progressing well.  They are attempting to hire 38 outstanding faculty members in twelve clusters across the university.  He stated that approximately 30 faculty members will be hired through the traditional allocations.   

Provost Arden reported that the budget will be made public tomorrow. There will be across the board cuts, anywhere from 3-4% up to 5-6% and that will be a cut to the UNC System and will be relatively equal across the constituent institutions.   There will also be a significant rise in out-of-state tuition for both undergraduate and graduate students.  

5. Sustainability Report
Professor William Winner reported on the rationale for the sustainability policy.  He reviewed the consultation process, the process by which the policy will move through the university system and where there is an opportunity for input.

 6. QEP Presentation
Chair Elect Zonderman reported that next year NC State will go through the accreditation reaffirmation process, and one key component is a quality enhancement plan.  The QEP is seen as the beginning building block of this vision, because it is focused on the first year. 

Chair Elect Zonderman asked for feedback from the faculty on where the QEP stands now. 

7. Elections
Faculty Assembly
Chair Hans Kellner was elected to serve a two-year term (2013-2015) on the Faculty Assembly.

Council on Athletics
Karen Bullock, Associate Professor, Social Work and Senator Paul Williams, Professor, Accounting were elected to serve on the Council on Athletics.

Secretary of the Faculty
Senator Dennis Daley was elected to serve a two-year term (2013-2015) as Secretary of the Faculty.

8. Issues of Concern
Senator Aspnes presented an issue of concern about summer salaries.

Chair Kellner assigned the issue to the Personnel Policy Committee.

9. Adjourn
A motion passed to adjourn the meeting at 5 p.m.

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