EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
2004-2005 FACULTY SENATE
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
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
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).
AGENDA COMMITTEE REPORT
Proposed 2005-2006 Faculty Senate and Agenda Committee Meeting Dates
Fall 2005 University Calendar Spring 2006 University Calendar
October 15 - 18
March 12 -19
October 31- Nov. 4
March 20 - 24
November 23 - 27
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
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”.