Chair Overton welcomed Senators and Guests.
Chair Overton reported there were very good conversations with the Provost in the Executive Committee meeting. Breakout sessions after today’s comments are held to provide some faculty feedback. The Executive Committee discussed President Bowles’ letter (July 31, 2009) to the Board of Governors concerning BOG policies on administrative separation and/or retreat to the faculty. The Governance Committee has drafted a resolution and will present it today.
Chair Overton announced that Marc Hoit, Vice Chancellor for Information Technology, is organizing workgroup taskforce committees on IT and there is a request for faculty representation. She welcomed anyone from the Senate to come forward to serve on the committee or nominate someone from outside the group.
Chair Overton handed out index cards and requested that each Senator write one positive and one negative NC State related item that happened today.
3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 1 August 25, 2009
A motion passed to approve the minutes as written.
4. Comments by Provost Arden
Provost Arden stated that once he and the Chancellor get through the budget reduction they want to go back to university level strategies and begin looking at what things can be more effectively and efficiently in the way NCSU does business.
Provost Arden handed out a list of university strategies that has been shared with the Deans, Executive Officers, and the University Budget Advisory Committee. He explained that the list is based on the list of university level strategies that was done about six or nine months ago.
Provost Arden suggested that the Senators share the list with colleagues to get some feedback. Any feedback received should be directed to Provost Arden, Chair Overton or Karen Helm, Director of Planning and Analysis.
5. Proposed Resolution from the Governance Committee
The Governance Committee proposed a resolution in response to President Bowles’ letter (July 31, 2009) to the Board of Governors on recommendations concerning BOG policies on administrative separation and/or retreat to the faculty. A motion passed to suspend the rules to vote on the resolution today. After much discussion, the resolution passed with one abstention.
6. Issues of Concern
Chair Overton received an issue of concern about parking in the new parking deck on Centennial Campus. The issue will be discussed in the Executive Committee and may be assigned to the Resources and Environment Committee.
Senator Croom stated that there is a two tier system in DELTA that causes some departments to not receive their fair share of funding. The issue will be discussed in the Executive Committee before being assigned to one of the Faculty Senate standing committees.
A motion passed to adjourn the meeting at 4:45 p.m.