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October 30, 2012

1. Call to Order
Chair Kellner called the 5th meeting of the 59th session to order at 3 p.m.

2. Remarks and Announcements
Chair Kellner announced that two meetings are left in the fall semester.

Jan Boxill, Chair of the Faculty at UNC Chapel Hill and Carrie Leger, Director, ASPSA/Associate Athletics Director for Academics will give remarks at the next meeting.  

The last meeting of the semester will be devoted to Senate business, particularly committee reports from the committees and from the University Standing Committees.

Chair Kellner announced  that he attended the Board of Visitors meeting and it was impressive.   He also attended the UNC System gathering of people and advisors for international programs. 

The Physical Master plan process is beginning this year to revise the master plan.  The committee is holding workshop meetings around campus to include people in the project.

The General Faculty meeting was a successful event.  There was considerable response to the topics that were discussed.

The Budget Advisory Council met last week and a number of items were discussed.  In particular, a Budget Restructuring Committee was set up to handle the budget restructuring that extends out from the academic programs restructuring from last year.

Faculty Assembly
President Ross talked about the strategic planning process and the faculty advisory group that was set up in response to the resolution of the Faculty Assembly at the last meeting. 

President Ross responded by letter to the Assembly’s request that he reaffirm the commitment of the system to faculty governance.  He was firm in expressing his support for shared governance.Ombuds Report

Chair Kellner commended the Personnel Policy Committee for their work on the ombuds report.  He encouraged the Senators to review the report and comment back to the committee.  There will be a resolution presented at the next meeting.

3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 3, September 18, 2012
The minutes were approved as corrected.  

4.  Remarks from Nevin Kessler, Vice Chancellor, University Advancement
Vice Chancellor Kessler addressed a list of questions he received about the upcoming campaign. The focus of those questions were around three areas; planning for the campaign, how do we manage potential donors to the university, and scandal.

5. . Remarks from Provost Arden
Provost Arden had an  open dialog with the Senators.  He addressed questions from the floor.

6. Discussion Question on Athletics and Academics
The senators submitted a list of questions for Carrie Leger and Jan Boxill to address at the next meeting.

7. Adjourn
 A motion passed to adjourn the meeting at 4:45 p.m.

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