February 22, 2005
1. Call to Order
Chair Dennis M. Daley called the twelfth 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.
Chair Daley announced that since there were no requests to place REG05.57.01 (Phased Retirement) on hold he would send it to the administration to be implemented.
There were also no requests to put a hold on REG 05.20.1 removing from regulations to an administrative instruction the evaluation of scholarly activity, so it will be released to the administration for implementation.
Chair Daley announced that an election would be held to elect a new Secretary of the Faculty at the March 22 meeting. Requirements are that the person be a member of the Faculty Senate.
The Senate will also be electing two members to the Athletic Council and the Faculty Assembly.
3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 11 February 8, 2005
The motion passed unanimously to adopt the minutes.
4. Memorial Statement for Dale Sayers
Chris Gould, Department Head of Physics read a memorial statement in honor of Professor Dale Sayers who passed away November 25, 2004.
5. Remarks from Chancellor Oblinger
Chancellor Oblinger commented on his road trip to Eastern North Carolina, and Campus Initiated Tuition
The Road Trips
Chancellor Oblinger was accompanied on the road trips by his wife, Diana; two students, a freshman by the name of Jamie Rochelle, who is a Park Scholar in the College of Management and Tommy Sebastian, a senior in Aerospace Engineering who is a Caldwell Scholar, and two Deans: Nino Masnari and Johnny Wynne. He stated that everywhere they would go, as humbling as it may have been to him, when the students spoke, everybody listened.
Fayetteville North Carolina: A new Industrial Extension Service Office was opened in Cumberland County’s Cooperative Extension Office.
Wilson Chamber of Commerce: They talked about a variety of things at a roundtable discussion and listened to what the communities needed to share.
Greenville: Chancellor Oblinger had breakfast with Chancellor Steve Ballot and discussed the existing cooperation that they have on a variety of fronts including the Agri-Medicine Program.
New Bern: They attended an alumni event hosted by one of the Trustees and talked about the two plus two partnership we have with Craven Community College as it relates to Engineering.
Cherry Point: They heard about economics of Eastern North Carolina, how the average salary is generally in the $30,000 range unless you work at Cherry Point where it is closer to $55,000 as an average.
Morehead City: They talked about the Center for Marine Science and Technology (CMAST) and the cooperative work of Physical and Mathematical Sciences with the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and the economic development impact that CMAST has had.
Campus Initiated Tuition Increase
Chancellor Oblinger stated that he had the opportunity with the other fifteen Chancellors of the System to appear before the Board of Governors Finance Committee to discuss the ways in common that they would apply campus initiated tuition increases if they were granted, as well as the unique utilization of the campus initiated tuition increases.
Tom Kendig, Director of Transportation discussed the proposals for changing the parking system. Their objectives are to:
- Provide an equitable balance of permit costs/service level
- Institute an overall 2% increase to provide funds for actions identified in a five-year implementation plan
7. Issues of Concern
Senator Bruck raised an issue of concern in regard to declining purchasing power of faculty salaries.
8. New Business
Senator McRae presented two changes to the academic tenure policy, which was approved and endorsed at the November 30 meeting.
The Personnel Policy Committee recommended adoption of the changes.
The motion passed unanimously to approve the changes.
Resources and Environment Committee
Senator Bernhard stated that the Resources and Environment Committee would meet three weeks from today at 3 p.m.
Personnel Policy Committee
Senator McRae reported that the Personnel Policy Committee is currently working on the Harassment Policy.
Academic Policy Committee
Senator Bruck reported that the Academy Policy Committee met last week and had an interesting discussion with the Dean of the Graduate School. He plans to give a final report regarding TOEFL, and a progress report regarding the admission of faculty to PhD exams.
Senator Bruck stated that the committee was given a task at the last Faculty Senate meeting regarding graduation rates. They plan to continue discussion on graduation rates and understand that the subject comes up from one meeting to the next. He noted that it would probably not be resolved this year although the committee believes that it is a topic definitely worth pursuing.
Chair Daley adjourned the meeting at 4:15 p.m.