September 21, 2004
1. Call to Order
Chair Dennis M. Daley called the third meeting of the fifty-first 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.
The Yale Law School will be interviewing on September 29 between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m. in room 3118 Talley Student Center.
Chair Daley reminded the senators that he sent them a statement from the Provost’s Office detailing regulations that will be put forward on personal care attendance, university space, and faculty enrollment in advanced degrees. He noted that the Office of the Provost would be sending these announcements regularly. They are often minor regulations. If the Senate does not object to any of these items they will automatically go into effect.
3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 2, September 7, 2004.
The minutes were approved as corrected.
4. Remarks from Provost Oblinger
Provost Oblinger commented on expenditures other than salaries that were predicated on the enrollment increase funding that came to the campus, as well as, a portion of the campus initiated tuition increase dollars that were earmarked for quality and accessibility investments. These were suggestions from the tuition advisory task force.
Three deans will be reviewed this year. They are Kay Moore from the Collage of Education, Dan Solomon from the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, and Blanton Godfrey from the College of Textiles.
The CALS Dean Search has been narrowed down to five finalists. Provost Oblinger has approved moving ahead with the scheduling of those candidates to visit the campus.
Provost Oblinger encouraged the faculty to consider nominating individuals for the Honorary Degree that NC State University awards.
5. Remarks from Steve Keto, Associate VC for Resource Management & Information Systems
Associate Vice Chancellor Keto commented on the administrative system security and the use of Social Security Numbers.
The two primary environments in which user accounts are established are the HR/Financials (Intrasecure) systems and the Integrated Student Information systems (ISIS) via the mainframe.
Password expiration for user accounts (HR/FIN and ISIS) is set for 90 days.
As of January 1, 2004, the SSN is no longer used as the primary key/identifier in the Integrated Student Information Systems. The student identifier is now the same as the identifier that students use for student billing. The HR employee ID is used to identify and track employee information.
The social security number is still retained in both HR and ISIS systems for collection and reporting as required by law or is otherwise deemed to be in the best interest of the student, employee, or the University.
6. Remarks from Tom Kendig, Director of Transportation
Tom Kendig commented on some of the parking changes that have taken place in the past year.
7. Memoriam for Professor Valerie-Lee Chapman
Professor John Levin from the College of Education read a memorial statement in honor of Professor Valerie-Lee Chapman who recently past away.
8. New Business
Resolution on Academic Freedom
Senator Catherine Warren presented the resolution for its first reading.
Chair Daley assigned the resolution to the Academic Policy Committee.
Senator McRae reported that the Personnel Policy Committee has dealt with the published changes to the new academic tenure policy and at the request of the Chair, they have been reviewed by the University Reappointment Promotion and Tenure Committee.
Senator Bernhard reported that the Resources and Environment Committee met last Tuesday with Michael Harwood, University Architect and Sylvia Blankenship, Interim Dean from CALS. They discussed infrastructure versus programmatic needs and the past lack of contact with the faculty about plans. The committee plans to pursue that further.
Chair Daley adjourned the meeting at 4:50 p.m.