University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Educational Policy Committee

  • Meeting
March 12, 2008
UNF's Stadium Press Box at 10:30 a.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order

Vice Chair Crawford will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Minutes (September 20, 2007

Vice Chair Crawford will address the committee and ask for approval of the September 20, 2007 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 University of North Florida Board of Trustees - United Faculty of Florida 2007 Supplement to the 2004-2007 Collective Bargaining Agreement

In a resolution adopted by the Board of Governors (BOG), with respect to personnel and collective bargaining the UNF Board of Trustees was designated as the sole public employer for purposes of collective bargaining negotiations for its employees.

 

The United Faculty of Florida (UFF) and the collective bargaining committee appointed to represent the University of North Florida’s Board of Trustees have come to agreement on changes to the previously approved faculty collective bargaining agreement. Approved by UNF’s faculty, these changes are attached and are being submitted for ratification by UNF’s Board of Trustees.

 

Mr. Leonard Carson, UNF’s chief negotiator will present this item with Dr. Campbell, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 5 UNF Reads! Program

UNF Reads! is a common reading program for incoming freshmen developed by the Undergraduate Studies Council. This fall’s book choice is Freakonomics by Steen Levitt and Stephen Dubner.

 

Provost Workman will address the Committee and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.  

Item 6 Voluntary System of Accountability

Like many university members that belong to NASULGC and AASCU, UNF has decided to participate in the VSA – an initiative designed to:

  • Demonstrate accountability and stewardship to the public
  • Measure educational outcomes to identify effective educational practices 
  • Assemble information that is accessible, understandable, and comparable 

Provost Workman will address the Committee and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion . No motion required.  

Item 7 Admissions Regulations

The purpose of this item is to present for review and approval Admission regulations that are current and consistent with the BOG regulations and current University practices concerning admission to the University of North Florida. These regulations are being presented for approval and for adoption as regulations, consistent with the Board of Governors Regulation Development Procedures [Effective July 21, 2005]. The regulations will be promulgated as select regulations and as such will require final approval by the Board of Governors.

Vice President and General Counsel Stone will address the Committee and present this item. Ms. Kaye and Mr. Yancey will provide background.

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second require.

Item 8 Student Loan Practices Code of Conduct Policy

In response to the various national reports on student loan practices at some universities across the country, the Board of Governors’ staff has recommended a set of standards that would ensure that each state university follows the strictest of criteria in working with students to secure and process college loans. The purpose of this item is to present a policy that puts into place these standards.

Vice President and General Counsel Stone will address the Committee and present this item.

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 9 Approval of Tenure by Reason of Appointment (Dr. Ronghua “John” Ouyang, Chair and Professor, Department of Childhood Education, College of Education and Human Services)

 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. Ronghua “John” Ouyang.

Provost Workman will address the Committee and present this request.

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 10 Approval of Tenure by Reason of Appointment (Dr. Jeffrey Cornett, Chair and Professor, Department of Foundations and Secondary Education, College of Education and Human Services)

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. Jeffrey Cornett.

Provost Workman will address the Committee and present this request.

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 11 Adjournment

Chair Hicks will adjourn the meeting.