University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Educational Policy Committee

  • Meeting
March 12, 2009
University Center at 10:30 a.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order 

Vice Chair Crawford will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Minutes (December 11, 2008

Vice Chair Crawford will address the committee and ask for approval of the December 11, 2008 minutes.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 3 Open Comments 

Vice Chair Crawford will address the committee and offer the opportunity for open comments.

 

Open Comments: No motion required. 

Item 4 Program Approval: Masters of Science in Mental Health Counseling (Attachment 1, 2)

The approval of undergraduate and master’s degree programs is vested within the authority of the University of North Florida’s Board of Trustees. In accordance with these procedures, the university is submitting its request to add a new academic program. This request is to initiate new master’s degree in mental health counseling.

 

 This degree would be offered through the Brooks College of Health.

 

The proposed degree has been reviewed by the Faculty Association and approved by the Provost and the President. 

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 5 Tenure by Reason of Appointment: Dr. Kenneth Laali, Incoming Chair, Department of Chemistry (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to approve tenure for Dr. Kenneth Laali, incoming chair, Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Sciences.


Provost Workman will address the committee and ask for approval of tenure for Dr. Kenneth Laali.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 6 Update on the Proposal for the Purchase of the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) (Attachment  1 )

President Delaney will update trustees on the current status of the proposed university purchase of MOCA.

 

Proposed Action: Update. No motion required. 

Item 7 Update on the Honors Program: Introduction of Dr. Mary Borg, Director of the Honors Program (Attachment 1)

Provost Workman will introduce Dr. Mary Borg, the new director of the Honors Program.  Dr. Borg will give a brief update on the current status of the Honors Program as well as outline the goals and objectives she has articulated for its future direction.

 

Proposed Action: Update and Introduction. No motion required. 

Item 8 Review of the Peer Aspirant Institutions (Attachment 1, 2)

Provost Workman and Vice President Serwatka will share the draft list of peer aspirants that the university proposes to use in benchmarking its progress in meeting strategic planning goals. The item will include a discussion on how the list was chosen and an examination of the metrics for these universities.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required. 

Item 9 Adjournment