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FACULTY SENATE MEETING
February 18, 2014

1. Call to Order
Chair Zonderman called the eleventh meeting of the sixtieth session of the NC State Faculty Senate to order at 3 p.m.

2. Remarks and Announcements
Chair Zonderman thanked the faculty for getting word out about the Faculty Senate elections. 

Chair Zonderman announced that the General Faculty meeting will be Tuesday, March 4th in the Coastal Ball Room of the Talley Student Center.  The theme of the meeting will be “Distance Education.”

 Chair Zonderman announced that snow makeup days are being discussed by the administration.

3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No.10, February 4, 2014
A motion passed to approve the amended minutes.

4. Remarks Dave Doeren, Head Football Coach
Coach Doeren commented on his role as football coach, noting that there are more moving parts in the game of football than any other sport.  There are 115 active players on the roster in the fall and only 11 of them get to play at any single time.  Their (the coaches) mission is to squeeze every ounce of potential out of themselves, the players, and their staff to make sure that they are doing everything possible to win.

Coach Doeren reported that after he arrived on campus the team’s GPA increased from 2.18 to 2.78 and last fall it was down to 2.4 and will increase this spring.  His goal is for the team’s GPA collectively to always be a 2.5 for the year and more importantly is the retention of the players, keeping them where they are continuing toward their degrees.   He also stated that the ACC academic team came out yesterday and included six members from NC State.

Presentation, Debbie Yow, Athletics Director
Director Yow presented a PowerPoint Presentation with an overview of the Department of Athletics. 

Director Yow stated that the mission of the NC State Athletics Department is to prepare student athletes to compete at the highest level.

Yow reported on the Department of Athletics’ budget.   She stated that the department does not receive any state funding.  Their budget for FY 14 is $63.4 million.

Director Yow’s presentation is available for review at
http://www.ncsu.edu/faculty_senate/documents/FacultySenateMeetingPresentation.pdf

5. Old/New Business
Candidates for Chair of the Faculty-Elect
Senator Jeannette Moore, Professor of Animal Science and Secretary Dennis Daley, Professor of Public and International Affairs were elected as candidates for the Chair of the Faculty-Elect position. 

Resolution to Reject Boycott of Israeli Academic Institutions – First Reading
The resolution was presented for a first reading. 

The resolution will be presented for a second reading and discussed at the next meeting.

6. Adjourn
A motion passed to adjourn the meeting at 4:47 p.m.

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