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December 2, 2003

1. Call to Order
Chair Dennis M. Daley called the eighth meeting of the fiftieth session of the North Carolina State University Faculty Senate to order at 3:00 p.m.

2. Welcome and Announcements
Chair Daley welcomed Senators and Guests.

Chair Daley announced that the Thomas Jefferson Scholars are holding a book drive.  They are looking for any type of journal texts, classic literature, and scientific equipment resources.  The contact person is Megan Guthrie at ncsubookdrive@hotmail.com

Chair Daley announced that former Provost Stuart Cooper has been appointed Chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at Ohio State University.

3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 7, November 18, 2003
The minutes were approved unanimously. 

4. Issues of Concern
Senator Tetro is concerned about the poor use of the academic progress reporting system that was designed for use by faculty to allow students to be informed of their academic progress. 

Chair Daley assigned the issue of concern to the Academic Policy Committee.

5. Remarks from Katie Perry, Senior Vice Provost
Senior Vice Provost Perry commented on the special faculty rank regulation, the reorganization in the Provost’s Office and the RPT web site.

6.  Remarks from Linda Brady, Dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences
Dean Brady updated the Faculty Senate on the restructuring in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

7.  Reed Elsevier and ScienceDirect
Susan Nutter, Associate Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, and Michael R. Hyman, Chair of the Library Committee commented on the Reed Elsevier and ScienceDirect renewal information.  They asked for the support of the faculty to indicate to the Provost that the “bundled” deal offered by the publisher would limit the flexibility of the libraries to manage its budget and content.

Senator Richard Bernhard, Faculty Senate liaison to the Library Committee presented a Resolution on Bundling Content and Elsevier, for its first reading and moved that the Senate suspend its rules to consider the resolution.

The motion was seconded.

The resolution was voted on and passed unanimously.

8.  Remarks from Art White, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs
Art White stated that the Provost and a group of Vice Chancellors formed a task force to investigate alternative options to the use of Social Security numbers as identifiers.  As a result social security numbers are no longer being used as identifiers and everyone on campus is going to get a new identification card.  The cards are going to be distributed in late December.  There will be ID stations throughout the campus in January to assist those who do not receive cards in December.

9.  Old Business
Resolution on the State Budget
Senator Nina Allen, Chair of the Governance Committee presented the resolution for its first reading.

The resolution will be back for a second reading at the next meeting.  It will also be discussed and possibly voted on at that time.

10.  Adjournment
Chair Daley adjourned the meeting at 4:45 p.m.

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