University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Educational Policy Committee

  • Meeting
September 18, 2008
University Center at 11:00 a.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order 

Chair Hicks will call the meeting to order.

Item 1a Introduction of Mr. Ramon Colon, IBM LA Grid Scholar and UNF Research Assistant 

Mr. Ramon Colon recently graduated from UNF with a BS Electrical Engineering. During his tenure as a student, he joined Dr. Pat Welsh’s UNF-IBM research project on advanced weather models for hurricane mitigation and was recognized by IBM as an LA Grid Scholar.

 

Although it is extremely rare for IBM Research to hire at the BS level, Mr. Colon recently accepted an employment offer from them in Yorktown, New York.

 

Provost Workman will introduce Dean Coulter who will, in turn, introduce Mr. Colon.

Item 2 Minutes (May 15, 2008

Chair Hicks will address the Committee and ask for approval of the May 15, 2008 minutes.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 3 Open Comments 

Chair Hicks will address the Committee and offer the opportunity for open comments.

 

Open Comments: No motion required.

Item 4 Policy on Establishing, Operating, Evaluating, Reviewing, and Disbanding University Institutes and Centers (Attachment 1, 2)

Policy Guidelines of the Florida State University System require each institution to develop and publish clearly defined guidelines consistent with system policies for establishing, operating, evaluating/reviewing, and disbanding university centers and institutes. This document responds to this requirement and is being presented for approval by this Committee.

 

Vice President Serwatka will address the Committee and present the policy.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 5 Approval of Tenure by Reason of Appointment (Dr. Michael Philip Toglia, Chair and Professor, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences) (Attachment 1, 2)

The tenure nomination before the Committee is being recommended under the tenure by reason of appointment procedures. Under these procedures, the administration recommends awarding tenure to Dr. Michael Philip Toglia, Department of Psychology, College of Arts and Sciences.

 

Provost Mark Workman will address the Committee and present this request.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 6 New Administrative and Faculty Hires (Attachment 1, 2, 3)

In an effort to keep the Educational Policy Committee apprised, Academic Affairs is providing a report on recent administrative and faculty hires for review by the Committee.

 

Provost Mark Workman will address the Committee and discuss this item.


Proposed Action: Review. No motion required.  

Item 7 Fall 2008 Student Profile (Attachment 1, 2)

In the continued effort to keep trustees apprised of current metrics and trends within the University, Associate Vice President Deb Kaye will present a progress brief on current fall enrollments and the profile for this year’s first-time-in-college students. 

 

Ms. Deb Kaye will address the Committee and discuss the fall 2008 student profile.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required.

Item 8 Adjournment 

Chair Hicks will adjourn the meeting.