Chair Hicks will call the meeting to order.
Chair Hicks will address the Committee and ask for approval of the minutes from the March 12, 2008 meeting.
Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.
Chair Hicks will address the Committee and offer the opportunity for open comments.
Open Comments: No motion required.
The purpose of this item is to present a list of tenure nominees for University faculty. The President has reviewed these nominees and is making a recommendation for approval to the Educational Policy Committee. Upon approval, these nominees will be forwarded to the full Board for approval and then to the Florida Board of Education.
Twenty-one of these are being recommended based on a traditional review of their credentials. Three are being recommended by reason of hire.
Provost Workman will address the Committee and ask for approval of tenure for these nominees.
The purpose of this item is to present the annual report addressing the requirements of the Florida Educational Equity Act (FEEA) and the Equity Accountability Program (EAP) statutes. Each state university is required to maintain an annual equity plan for appropriate representation of women and minorities in senior level administrative positions, within tenure track faculty and within faculty granted tenure. In addition universities are required to monitor student participation in programs or courses where certain protected classes are underrepresented and to ensure that provisions of non-discrimination laws are adhered to and educational resources are equitably distributed.
This report must be approved by the University President and the University Board of Trustees and submitted to the Board of Governors, through the Office of the Chancellor, by June 30, 2008.
Ms. Lina Monell, Director of Equal Opportunity Programs, will address the Committee and present this report.
This regulation is being presented for repeal and will be replaced with a newly promulgated policy. The approval for repeal is being presented to the Committee, in accordance with the Board of Governors Regulation Development Procedures [Effective July 21, 2005].
Vice President and General Counsel Stone will address the Committee and present this item.
Chair Hicks will adjourn the meeting.
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