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December 1, 2009

1. Call to Order
Chair Margery Overton called the seventh meeting of the fifty-sixth session of the North Carolina State University Faculty Senate to order at 3:00 p.m.

2. Welcome and Announcement
Chair Overton  announced that today’s meeting was organized around having discussions about the work that the Personnel Policy Committee is doing on the grievance policy.  

3.  Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 6, November 17, 2009
A motion passed to approve the minutes.

4. Reports from Subcommittees
Resources and Environment
Senator Anson reported that the Resources and Environment Committee reviewed the issue of parking and was able to resolve the issue outside of the Senate. 

The committee met with DELTA about the differences in funding and decided that the issue did not rise to the level for the Senate to resolve, that most of the activities involved the colleges. 

The committee met with Tracy Dixon, Director of Sustainability, to discuss ways to liaison with the Sustainability Act. 

Governance Committee
Senator Genereux reported that the committee did a survey of peer institutions and has generated a lot of data about what the practices are for department heads and chairs in peer institutions.  They are anticipating writing a report in the spring semester.

Academic Policy Committee
Secretary Hergeth reported that the Academic Policy Committee reviewed the drop and change policy but has not finalized it. 

The committee met with Jan Genzer about issues of copyright of teaching materials, the issue of having test solutions sold online.  It was discussed that DUAP would propose minor changes in the syllabus to make sure those online resources are included. 

Personnel Policy Committee
Senator Poling acknowledged members of the Personnel Policy Committee.  He reported that the committee made what they thought would be appropriate recommendations to the grievance policy and noted that the committee members are interested in this policy’s relevant background. 

There was much discussion and many comments made on the policy.

A vote was taken to determine how many would like to see the procedure split into two documents and the results ended in a tie with nine for and nine against.  

5. Adjournment
The motion passed to adjourn the meeting at 4:45p.m.
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