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August 26, 2003


1. Call to Order
The first meeting of the fiftieth session of the North Carolina State University Faculty Senate was called to order at 3:00 p.m. by Chair Dennis M. Daley.

2. Welcome and Announcements
Chair Daley welcomed Senators and Guests.

Chair Daley announced that the Senate will be dispensing of the pink draft copies of the minutes. Minutes will be sent out electronically.

Chair Daley announced that the senators are invited to a pig picking at the Chancellor’s residence on Friday, September 5th; the faculty is needed to serve on various committees and the grievance panel; General Faculty Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 2nd in the Ballroom of the Talley Student Center.

3. Approval of the Minutes, Meetings No. 14, April 22, 2003
The minutes were approved unanimously.

4. Remarks from Chancellor Fox
Chancellor Fox commented on the budget. She noted that the budget turned out to be far better than the picture that she was forced to paint at the April 22nd meeting.

5. Remarks from Provost Oblinger
Provost Oblinger commented on four major areas: Relationships and Communication Building; Administrative Processes and Practices; Challenges and Opportunities; Personnel

6. Issues of Concern
Senator Robert Bruck stated that a concern he has found among faculty is that they feel that they are not considered valuable by the administration of this university if they are not a mega-grant person.

Senator Daley assigned the issue to the Personnel Policy Committee.

7. Old Business
Report of the 2002-2003 Faculty Senate
Past Chair Philip Carter reported that a number of resolutions were passed in the last session. Remaining challenges are reappointment, promotion and tenure.

Past Chair Carter also commented on the ACC Expansion and budget cuts.

8. Adjournment
Chair Daley adjourned the meeting at 4:07 p.m.

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