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January 13, 2004

1. Call to Order
Chair Dennis M. Daley called the ninth meeting of the fiftieth 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 the Emerging Issues Forum will be held February 9-10 at the McKimmon Center. 

Chair Daley announced that a call for nominations will be sent to the Bulletin for a new Chair-Elect of the Faculty.  The Senate will choose two nominees to go before the Faculty at its February 24th meeting. 

3. Approval of the Minutes, Meeting No. 8 December 2, 2003
The minutes were approved unanimously. 

4. Issues of concern
Past Chair Carter is concerned about NC State’s low rank among national doctoral granting universities in the ACC schools. 

5. Remarks from Chancellor Marye Anne Fox
Chancellor Fox reviewed last year’s challenges and achievements, and discussed plans to continue to build on these strengths in the year ahead.

6. Remarks By John Gilligan, Vice Chancellor for Research & Graduate Studies
Vice Chancellor John Gilligan discussed and highlighted items that are relevant to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.

7. Memorial Statement in Honor of Dr. Eloise Cofer
Dr. Donn Ward, Associate Department Head of Food Science read a memory statement in honor of Dr. Eloise Cofer.

8. Old Business
Second Reading:  Resolution on the State Budget

Senator Nina Allen, Chair of the Governance Committee read the resolution for its second reading and moved that the resolution be adopted.

The motion was voted on and passed unanimously.

9.  New Business
Report on Issues of Concern
Suzanne Weiner, Secretary of the Faculty reported that there were seven issues of concern brought before the Senate in the past 6 months.  Three have been resolved, three are still in committee, one came back to the Senate and after discussion it was sent back to the committee and is still in discussion.

Report on Retention Task Force
Senator Honeycutt reviewed the Executive Summary of the Task Force Report on Undergraduate Retention and Graduation Rates at NC State and moved that the Senate endorse the report. 

After some discussion the motion was voted on and passed unanimously.

Emeritus Faculty Status and Involvement
Senator McRae reported that the Senate endorsed an earlier version of the Emeritus Faculty Status and Involvement Policy.  Unfortunately there were many changes made after the Senate endorsed it.  Since that time it has been presented to many of the executive bodies on campus.  The current version is much more acceptable than the previous version and it still covers what the Faculty and the Faculty Senate would like to have done in recognition of retiring faculty.  The committee recommended that the Senate endorse the policy for adoption by the administration.

The motion to endorse the policy was voted on and passed unanimously.

10.  Adjournment
Chair Daley adjourned the meeting at 4:20 p.m.        

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