FACULTY SENATE MEETING
November 2, 2010
1. Call to Order
Chair Overton called the fifth meeting of the fifty-seventh session of the North Carolina State University Faculty Senate to order at 3:00 p.m.
2. Welcome and Announcement
Chair Overton welcomed Senators and Guests.
There is an open seminar for each of the three candidates for the Provost Search, which includes presentations by the candidates, followed by questions from the audience. These sessions will occur on Tuesday, November 9th for the first candidate and Thursday November, 11th and 18th for the second and third candidates.
The candidates’ CVs are available online at http://www.ncsu.edu/about-nc-state/university-administration/provost-search/ .
3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 4, October 19, 2010
The corrected minutes were approved.
4. Comments from Marc Hoit, Vice Chancellor, Office of Information Technology
Vice Chancellor Hoit gave an overview of how strategy and operations play a role in the CIO position at a university.
The strategy part is how to make information technology help the university achieve results, everything from people who know a lot to those who know a little. The understanding of information technology varies widely. He stated that he gets an opportunity to figure out how we can do things better and how we can keep things interesting and interactive.
Vice Chancellor Hoit reported that there are five operating goals, and if you call OIT or the HELP desk you will see that they are being implemented.Collaborative engagement
- Proactive customer service and solutions
- Reliable and secure systems
- Innovation- agility- and alignment
- Pervasive transparency
Vice Chancellor Hoit’s entire presentation is available online at http://ncsu.edu/faculty_senate/items-interest/
5. Comments from Provost Arden
Provost Arden reported that he has been working on the following items over the last couple of months.
- Tuition planning is about ready to be sent to the Board of Trustees.
- Enrollment planning – The data is set and is being entered on our next biennium enrollment plan.
- Strategic planning is moving fast and furious with nine task forces and some of them have up to four sub task forces.
- Budget—Focusing and looking ahead to on the 2011-13 budget.
There may be as much as a 3.7 to 3.9 billion dollar deficit. A lot will depend on the election. “Although we have been asked to prepare for a 5 and 10 percent scenario we are hearing that it most likely will be 10% or above for the coming biennium.”
The meeting adjourned at 4:55 p.m.