University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Meeting
April 17, 2008
University Center at 2:30 p.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order 

Chair Taylor will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Chair’s Report 

Chair Taylor will address the Board and present the Chair’s Report.

Item 3 President’s Report 

President Delaney will address the Board and present the President’s Report.

Item 4 Open Comments 

Chair Taylor will address those in attendance and offer opportunity for open comments.

Item 5 Consent Agenda 

Chair Taylor will address the Board and ask for approval of the consent agenda.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 5A Approval of the Minutes (January 17, 2008

Item 5B Items from the Finance and Audit Committee 

Item 5Bi University of North Florida Board of Trustees – United Faculty of Florida 2007 Supplement to the 2004-2007 Collective Bargaining Agreement (Attachment 1, 2)

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.

 

This item was presented to the Finance and Audit Committee and the Educational Policy Committee. A motion was made for approval from the full Board by both committees.

Item 5Bii Student Loan Practices Code of Conduct Policy (Attachment 1, 2)

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.

 

This item was presented to the Finance and Audit Committee and the Educational Policy Committee. A motion was made for approval from the full Board by both committees.

Item 5Biii Child Development and Research Center Fee Increase for 2008-2009 (Attachment 1, 2)

Each year the University reassesses the fees associated with its Child Development and Research Center to determine what, if any, increases are needed to keep the Center operational.

 

This year the University recommends the increases in fees shown on the schedule included in the meeting materials.

 

This item was presented to the Finance and Audit Committee and received a recommendation for approval by the full Board.

Item 5Biv Capital Improvement Trust Fund (CITF) (Attachment 1, 2, 3)

Every three years the State releases funds generated by the CITF. In preparation for the release of these funds, the Board must approve the plans for expenditure of the funds. Because the funds are being released a year earlier than anticipated, the universities were required to submit their plans by February 29th, under the signature of the Board chair. The letter was to confirm that these plans would be taken to the local board of trustees for approval.

 

The attached documentation shows the letter and the plans for expenditure of these funds.

 

This item was presented to the Finance and Audit Committee and received a recommendation for approval by the full Board.

Item 5C Items from the Educational Policy Committee 

Item 5Ci Admissions Regulations  (Attachment 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)

The purpose of this item is to present for review and approval Admissions 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 Notices of Repeal are being presented in order to repeal the outdated rules, consistent with the Board of Governors Regulation Development Procedures. The regulations will be promulgated as select regulations and as such will require final approval by the Board of Governors.

 

This item was presented to the Educational Policy Committee and received a recommendation for approval by the full Board.

Item 5Cii Approval of Tenure by Reason of Appointment for Dr. Ronghua “John” Ouyang, Chair and Professor, Department of Childhood Education, College of Education and Human Services; and Dr. Jeffrey Cornett, Chair and Professor, Department of Foundations and Secondary Education, College of Education and Human Services (Attachment 1, 2, 3)

The tenure nominations before the Board are being recommended under the tenure by reason of appointment procedures. Under these procedures, the administration recommends awarding tenure to Dr. Ronghua “John” Ouyang and Dr. Jeffrey Cornett.

 

These requests for approval of tenure were presented to the Educational Policy Committee and received a recommendation for approval by the full Board.

Item 6 Reports from the Finance and Audit Committee 

Item 6A Update on the Auditor General’s Audits (Attachments 1, 2, 3)

The purpose of this item is to provide an update to the Board of Trustees on the findings and recommendations from the State of Florida’s Auditor General for UNF’s operational audit and for the Auditor General’s financial audit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2007.

 

Vice President Shuman will address the Board and discuss this item.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required. 

Item 6B Quarterly Budget Report (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present to the Board this quarter’s budget report.

 

Vice President Shuman will address the Board and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required. 

Item 6C Treasurer’s Report (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present to the Board the treasurer’s report, as of  January 31, 2008. 

 

Vice President Shuman will addres the Board and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required. 

Item 6D Capital Projects Quarterly Report and Change Orders (Attachment 1, 2)

This item is provided as a quarterly report to the Board of Trustees and describes current progress on each project, funding sources, and any current issues including change orders. The capital projects quarterly report is being provided for review by the Board of Trustees.

 

The Board authorized the President or his designee to approve change orders in the name of the Board for pre-established amounts. Approvals are for the purpose of expediting the work in progress and are to be reported to the Board and entered into its official minutes. 

 

Vice President Shuman will address the Board and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Review:  No motion required. 

Item 7 Reports from the Educational Policy Committee

Item 7A UNF Reads! Program (Attachment 1, 2)

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 Board and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required. 

Item 7B Voluntary System of Accountability (Attachment 1, 2)

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 Board and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required. 

Item 8 Vision, Mission, Values and Goals Statement (Attachment 1, 2)

The Vice President of Academic Affairs will present the revised vision and mission statements, as well as current drafts of UNF goals and values to the Board for discussion and action.  In particular, the administration seeks approval of the vision and mission statements.  These statements will appear in the 2008-09 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalogs as well as the Board of Governors Campus Compact.

 

These statements are the result of the past year’s effort by the Provost’s Task Force (established in August, 2007 in response to the BOT recommendation) and were presented to all campus constituents for reaction and input. 

 

The vision and mission statements have the full endorsement of the administration.

 

Provost Workman will address the Board and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 9Adjournment 

Chair Taylor will adjourn the meeting.