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January 26, 2010

1. Call to Order
Chair Margery Overton called the ninth meeting of the fifty-sixth session of the North Carolina State University Faculty Senate to order at 3:00 p.m.

2. Welcome and Announcement
Chair Overton welcomed Senators and Guests.

The General Faculty meeting will be Tuesday, March 23, 2010.  The location is to be determined.

Chair Overton recognized members of the Board of Trustees that were present.

3. Comments from Lawrence Davenport
Lawrence Davenport, Chair of the Board of Trustees, expressed the board’s support for NC State, and its appreciation to the faculty for their support during the university’s transition over the past year.  He also expressed the board’s appreciation to Chancellor Woodward for his leadership during this time.

Mr. Davenport stated that the Board is very excited to welcome Dr. Woodson as our next Chancellor, and he hopes that everyone will be supportive of him. 

4. Approval of the Minutes, January 12, 2010
A motion passed to approve the minutes.

5. Report from the University Research Committee
Senator Genereux updated the Senate on the new NSF requirement that all NSF-funded students and post-docs receive training in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR), and the implementation of the requirement (Rule 10.15.1) at N.C. State.  He plans to continue his presentation at the next Faculty Senate meeting.

6. Adjournment
A motion passed to adjourn the meeting at 4:00 p.m.

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