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FACULTY SENATE MEETING
February 22, 2011

1. Call to Order
Chair Overton called the tenth meeting of the fifty-seventh session of the NC State Faculty Senate to order at 3 p.m.

2. Welcome and Announcements
Chair Overton welcomed Senators and Guests.

Announcements
The spring General Faculty meeting will be March 15th. 

The election for the Secretary of the Faculty will be held during the next Faculty Senate meeting.

Candidates will be screened to serve on the Executive Committee at the April 19 meeting. 

Chair Overton stated that a Faculty Senate representative is needed to serve on the University Values and Ethics Administrative Advisory Council.  Please contact Chair Overton if you are interested in serving.

3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 9,  February 8, 2011
The minutes were approved as submitted.

4. Comments  from Chancellor Woodson
Chancellor Woodson announced that the Princeton Review has named NC State one of the top ten of best buys for public education. 

Chancellor Woodson announced that the draft Strategic Plan will soon be posted for public comments.  Some of the goals the plan will set for NC State are:

To create a dynamic and flexible academic environment;

5. Comments from Vice Chancellor Leffler/ Provost Arden
Vice Chancellor Leffler and Provost Arden presented a PowerPoint to update the Faculty Senate on the budget.

Vice Chancellor Leffler and Provost Arden discussed the budget realities that are happening now and what they have been asked to do this year and what they are expecting to do.

The PowerPoint presentation is available on the Faculty Senate website at:

http://ncsu.edu/faculty_senate/items-interest/documents/FacultySenateBudgetBriefing2-22-11.pdf

Resolution Supporting a Resolution of the UNC Faculty Assembly on Academic Freedom

Secretary Hergeth read the resolution for its first reading.

A motion passed to extend the meeting 5 minutes.

The resolution will be presented for a second reading in the next meeting.

6. Adjournment
The meeting adjourned at 5:05 p.m.

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