November 18, 2003
1. Call to Order
Chair Dennis M. Daley called the seventh meeting of the fiftieth session of the North Carolina State University Faculty Senate to order at 3:00 p.m.
2. Welcome and Announcements
Chair Daley welcomed Senators and Guests.
Chair Daley announced that there are still vacancies on the Grievance and Hearings Panels.
3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 6, November 4, 2003
The minutes were approved unanimously.
4. Remarks from the Provost Oblinger
Provost Oblinger remarked on several items that he thought would be of interest to the faculty. Those items included, compact planning, Learning In A Technology Rich Environment (LITRE), the budget, searches for Deans, reorganization in the Office of the Provost, Information Technology in lecture halls, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) accreditation, and enrollment.
5. Remarks from Terry Wood, Vice Chancellor for Advancement
Vice Chancellor Terry Wood commented on the status of the university’s Development Program.
6. Liaison Reports
Senator Honeycutt reported that the Admissions Committee met at the beginning of the academic year and they readmitted 200 out of approximately 2000 students. The main problem that they are seeing with the students who have been suspended is that they do not seem to want to build up their course profile through distance learning courses at the appropriate level.
The committee also met with Thomas Conway, Interim Vice Provost of Enrollment Management and Services on a new regulation about monitoring students who have academic difficulty.
Senator Atkin reported that the DELTA Advisory Committee met and the issue was discussed about having students taking courses both without the advice of faculty or permission from their departments. The distance education group have developed a form that suspended students are supposed to bring to their advisors to get approval of the courses that they have selected.
Senator Bernhard reported that the Library Committee has a major issue that will be coming to the Resources and Environment Committee next week and then to the Faculty Senate with regard to an ongoing major battle that the academic libraries across the entire country are having with the publisher Reed Elsevier, the dominant publisher of science and technical journals.
Chair Daley adjourned the meeting at 4:20 p.m.