University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Educational Policy Committee

  • Conference Call
June 19, 2006
at 2:00 p.m.

Committee members present 

Mr. Luther Coggin, Ms. Toni Crawford, Ms. Ann Hicks, Ms. Joan Newton, Dr. Judith Solano

Committee members absent 

Mr. Wilfredo Gonzalez

Item 1 Call to Order 

Chair Hicks called the meeting to order.

Item 2 Approval of the Minutes 

Chair Hicks asked for a motion to approve the minutes.  The motion was offered by Trustee Crawford and seconded by Trustee Joan Newton. The motion was carried.

Item 3 Proposed Reorganization of the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) 

Provost Workman stated that the plan to reorganize the COEHS had been vetted through the appropriate approval process. He asked Dean Larry Daniel to review the proposed reorganization. 


Dean Daniel listed and reviewed the proposed changes. 

  • The undergraduate core curriculum would be coordinated by the formation of an Undergraduate Core Council.
  • The largest unit in the college, Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), would be subdivided into two new departments – Department of Childhood Education; Department of Foundations and Secondary Education.
  • Two programs currently housed in C&I, Educational Technology and Sport Management, would be moved to the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership with a name change to the Department of Leadership and Counseling.
  • Name changes for the following departments were also recommended – Department of Special Education to the Department of Exceptional Student and Deaf Education; Office of Student Services to the Office of Advising; Office of Field Experiences to the Office of Educational Field Experiences.  

Dean Daniel concluded the presentation by stating that the COEHS was not requesting new resources and there was adequate 12-month faculty to serve all departments. 


Chair Hicks asked for a motion to include this proposal as a consent agenda item for the upcoming Board of Trustees meeting.  Trustee Solano offered a motion and Trustee Crawford seconded.  The motion was carried.

Item 4 Adjournment 

Chair Hicks adjourned the meeting.