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January 7, 2014

1. Call to Order
Chair Zonderman called the eighth meeting of the sixtieth session of the NC State Faculty Senate to order at 3 p.m.

2. Announcements
Chair Zonderman commented on three ways he would like the faculty to be engaged.  They are governance, student engagement, and public engagement.

3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 7, December 3, 2013.
A motion passed to approve the minutes as submitted.

4. Remarks from Provost Arden
Provost Arden reported that a SACS reaffirmation visit is going to take place this semester.  He stated that a compliance report has been turned in to SACS on the 92 compliance standards, which include about 3, 000 supporting documents.  They have heard back from the offsite review team and are in compliance with all but eight or nine standards.   The Quality Enhancement Plan has also been submitted, and it is in good shape.   

Leadership Searches
Provost Arden reported that finalists are being interviewed for the new Vice Chancellor for Advancement position. 

Provost Arden updated the Faculty Senate on the Graduate Dean search.

The five-year comprehensive reviews for Dean Ira Weiss in the College of Management and Dean Jeff Braden in Humanities and Social Sciences will take place this spring.

The office of University Planning and Analysis has officially become the Office of Institutional Research and Planning.  Mary Lelik is the new Senior Vice Provost for that office and she comes from the University of Illinois, Chicago where she served as Director of Research and Planning. 

The online preference survey for the university standing committees will open from January 13- February 3, 2014, and anyone interested in serving on a committee will need to fill out the survey.
Provost Arden announced that general information sessions on the Reappointment Promotion and Tenure process will be some time in February.  The exact date will be announced later.

5. Presentations

Fostering Student Success (Louis Hunt and Michelle Johnson)
Michelle Johnson, Senior Associate Registrar, reported that in the fall of 2013 they gathered a small working group  to look at information coming out of UNC GA to determine if NC State is  in compliance and if not what needs to be done.  She stated that they have identified what the university is not in compliance with and have started to walk regulations and provisions through the process on campus.

6. Old/New Business

Resolution on Transfer of Tuition Waivers for Dependents of Faculty and Staff - First Reading
The resolution was presented for a first reading and it was also discussed. 

The resolution will be presented in the next meeting for a second reading and a vote.

Recommended addition to Article I Section 6 of the Faculty Senate Bylaws: “Consistent with the General Faculty Bylaws, faculty with at least a three-quarter time assignment at the departmental level may serve in the Senate. Emeritus faculty and faculty in the Phased Retirement Program may also serve.”

Senator Aday proposed an amendment to change the requirement to serve on the Faculty Senate from three-quarter time to a one half time assignment.   

The motion failed:  3 for, 16 against, 4 abstentions

A motion passed with unanimous consent to refer the issue back to the Governance Committee.

Discussion of Department Name Change: Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family and Consumer Sciences changes to Department of Youth, Family and Community Sciences

The Faculty Senate discussed the proposed name change of the Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Science to Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences.

7. Issues of Concern
Past Chair Kellner presented an issue of concern regarding the Academic Calendar – Maymester, early start, and short spring semester. 

8. Adjourn
A motion passed to adjourn the meeting at 4:41 p.m.

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