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The fourth regular meeting of the 2004/2005 Faculty Senate will be held on

Tuesday, December 7, 2004, at 2:10 p.m. in the Mendenhall Student Center, Great Room.




  I.           Call to Order


II.                      Approval of Minutes


               November 9, 2004            


III.           Special Order of the Day


A.    Roll Call


B.    Announcements


C.    Steve Ballard, Chancellor


D.        Jim Smith, Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

E.    Catherine Rigsby, Chair of the Faculty


F.     Dee Dee Glascoff and Mark Sprague

        Visit with Brad Wilson, Board of Governors’ Chairman


G.    George Harrell, Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Campus Operations


H.    Question Period


 IV.         Unfinished Business


V.                   Report of Committees


A.    University Curriculum Committee, Tim Hudson

Curriculum matters contained in the minutes of the November 11, 2004, Committee meeting.           


B.    Agenda Committee, Mark Sprague 

Proposed 2005-2006 Faculty Senate and Agenda Committee meeting dates                       

(attachment 1).


C.       Educational Policies and Planning Committee, Charles Hodson

1.      Notification of Intent to Plan a MS in Construction Management (for information only).

2.      Approval of request to merge two coded units (formerly School of Industry and Technology and Department of Computer Science) with the newly drafted College of Technology and Computer Science unit code. 


      VI.      New Business


                 Proposed Resolution on Smoking, Bob Morrison (attachment 2).




Attachment  1.   




Proposed 2005-2006 Faculty Senate and Agenda Committee Meeting Dates



Fall 2005 University Calendar                  Spring 2006 University Calendar

August 24

Classes Begin

January 6

Classes Begin

September 5

State Holiday

January 16

State Holiday   

October 15 - 18

Fall Break

March 12 -19

Spring Break

October 31- Nov. 4

Early Registration

March 20 - 24

Early Registration

November 23 - 27

Thanksgiving Break

April 14

State Holiday

December 7

Classes End

April 24

Classes End

December 9 - 16


April 27-May 4




Agenda Committee will meet:         Faculty Senate will meet:

August 30, 2005

September 13, 2005

September 27, 2005

October 11, 2005

October 25, 2005

November 8, 2005

November 22, 2005

December 6, 2005

January 17, 2006

January 31, 2006

February 7, 2006

February 21, 2006

March 7, 2006

March 21, 2006

April 4, 2006

April 18, 2006


April 25, 2006

Organizational Meeting





Attachment  2.   



Proposed Resolution on Smoking



Whereas,       Cigarette smoke contains over 4,700 chemicals, over 200 poisons, and over 50 human carcinogens; and


Whereas,       The Environmental Protection Agency has classified environmental tobacco smoke as a “Group A” Carcinogen – a substance known to cause cancer in humans; and


Whereas,       In 2004 there will be about 173,770 new cases of lung cancer in the United States: 93,110 among men and 80,660 among women.


Whereas,       In 2004 about 160,440 people will die of this disease: 91,930 men and 68,510 women; and


Whereas,       Lung cancer kills more people than breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer combined; and


Whereas,       More than 20,000 nonsmokers, predominantly female, are diagnosed with Lung Cancer in the United States every year; and


Whereas,       Secondhand smoke is the third leading preventable cause of death in the United States; and


Whereas,       The five-year survival rate for someone diagnosed with Lung Cancer is 15%; and


Whereas,       Exposure to the hazards of environmental tobacco smoke can be prevented by appropriate smoking regulations.


Therefore Be it Resolved that East Carolina University adopt a campus-wide nonsmoking policy similar to a nonsmoking policy recently adopted at the Brody School of Medicine1.  This policy would prohibit smoking in high traffic areas including entrances to buildings, all stairwells, stairs, stairwell landings, elevator landings, and partially enclosed corridors outside of classrooms such as those in the new Science and Technology building.  Such areas should have no-smoking signs, and faculty, staff and students should be made aware of nonsmoking policies.


Be it Further Resolved that the university designate smoking areas well away from high traffic areas with signage that states “designated smoking area”.