1. Call to Order
Chair James D. Martin called the second meeting of the fifty-fifth session of the North Carolina State University Faculty Senate to order at 3:00 p.m.
Chair Martin welcomed Senators and guests.
The General Faculty Meeting will be Wednesday, October 15 at 3 p.m. in the Talley Student Center Ballroom.
The Budget 101 Plus (University Budget Forum) will be Wednesday, October 22 at 2 p.m. and another session on Thursday, October 23 at 10:30 a.m.
The campus Daycare Center officially opened on August 4 and there will be a grand opening celebration on Wednesday, September 10 from 7:45 to 9 a.m.
3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 1, August 26, 2008
A motion passed to approve the minutes.
4. Remarks from Provost Nielsen
Signs on Shared Offices—Provost Nielsen reported that Charles Leffler assured him that the rule will be changed in regards to not having individual names on an office that houses more than three people.
Millennium Seminar-- Stewart theatre was full and there was an estimated 250 people in the lobby listening to the presentation by former Senator Bill Bradley about US and Russia relations.
Provost Nielsen announced that the next Millennium Seminar will be October 13 at 6 p.m. and the speaker will be Myles Brand, the retiring president of the NCAA.
The date of the third seminar for the year will be January 26 or 27th.
Provost Nielsen announced that they are in talks with the representative of the Dalai Lama about his commitment to give a Millennium Seminar in 2010.
Tuition and Fees
Provost Nielsen reported that they have begun the conversation about tuition and fees for the 2009-2010 academic year. The recommendations from the committees are due by October 1 and they will then go to the equivalent of a conference committee for recommendations to the Chancellor and then to the Board of Trustees.
The committee for the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences was formed late in the summer and has had its first meeting with Provost Nielsen. Dean Ira Weiss is the Chair of that committee.
The Search Committee for the Dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs has been formed. All committee members have agreed to serve.
5. New Business
Election of Representative to Athletics Council
Senator Keith Edmisten was elected to serve a one-year term on the Athletics Council.
Part I: in recognition of the contributions of First Lady Mary Easley to North Carolina State University
Part II: of concern with respect to the need for University Leadership to understand, respect and adhere to the policies, rules and regulations of the University
After a lengthy discussion on the resolution a motion passed to send it back to the committee.
Resolution on Equitable Office Signage
Secretary Kellner presented the resolution for its first reading.
A motion passed to suspend the rules to forgo a second reading and move toward action on the resolution.
A motion was made and seconded to accept the resolution.
Senator Hudson suggested striking the words “must” and “be” from the third whereas and replacing them with “is”(“Office space is sometimes shared”, rather than “Office space must sometimes be shared”).
A motion passed to call the question.
The motion passed unanimously to adopt the resolution.
A motion passed to adjourn the meeting at 4:59 p.m.