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February 4, 2014


1. Call to Order
Chair Zonderman called the tenth meeting of the sixtieth session of the NC State Faculty Senate to order at 3 p.m.

2. Remarks and Announcements
Chair Zonderman urged Senators to get the word out about the Chair-Elect elections. 

Chair Zonderman explained the process for Senate elections and noted that he would like the elections to be competitive.

Chair Zonderman commented on the faculty list and communication.  He informed the Senate that the list is used sparingly to respect the in-boxes of the faculty.

3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 9, January 21, 2014.
A motion passed to approve the minutes as submitted.

4. Remarks from Provost Arden
Provost Arden reported that the Faculty Excellence Program hiring is continuing and up to 27 faculty have been hired in those clusters.

 Provost Arden announced that the inaugural Faculty Excellence Symposium will be in the Hunt Library on Friday, April 25th between 1 and 5 p.m. 

5. Presentation:  Susan Nutter, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries
Vice Provost Nutter informed the Senate that they developed a plan called ”Hill after Hunt.” Money was allocated in the last fiscal year to carry out some immediate changes to bring Hill along, and it has been successful. 

Vice Provost Nutter explained the budget environment for the university and the impact that  it has had on the libraries. 

6. Old/New Business
Resolution on Transfer of Tuition Waivers for Dependents of Faculty and Staff – Second Reading
The resolution was presented for a second reading.

Senator Knopp proposed an amendment to the resolution; to replace the wording “at any institution” with “as permitted to faculty and staff.”  The motion was seconded by Senator Laffitte.

A motion passed with unanimous support to accept the amendment.

The amended resolution passed with a unanimous vote.

7. Adjourn
A motion passed to adjourn the meeting at 4:20 p.m.

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