University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Educational Policy Committee

Meeting
May 17, 2007
University Center at 10:30 a.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Hicks will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Minutes (March 15, 2007)

Chair Hicks will address the Committee and ask for approval of the minutes from the March 15, 2007 meeting.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 4 Open Comments

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

 

Open Comments: No motion required.

Item 4 Florida Equity Report (Attachment 1, 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8and 9)

The purpose of this item is to present a combined 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 and ensure that provisions of non-discrimination laws are adhered to, and that 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, 2007.

 

Ms. Lina Monell, Director of Equal Opportunity Programs, will address the committee and ask for approval of the report. 

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 5 Tenure Nominations (Attachments 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to seek approval for University faculty tenure nominees. 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.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and ask for approval of tenure for the nominees.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.

Item 6 Tenure by Reason of Appointment (Attachments 1, 2, 3, 4)

The purpose of this item is to approve tenure for Dr. Barbara Hetrick, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Professor; Dr. David Goff, Professor and Chair in the Department of Communications, College of Arts and Sciences; and Dr. Donald Moores, Professor in the Deaf Education Program, College of Education and Human Services.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and ask for approval of tenure for Dean Barbara Hetrick, Dr. David Goff and Dr. Donald Moores.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 7 Update on Research Funds (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to update the Board on the University’s efforts to secure and advance research funding.

 

Dr. Imeh Ebong, Assistant Vice President for Research, will address the committee and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.

Item 8 Legislative Budget Request (Attachment 1)

The purpose of this item is to discuss possible Legislative Budget Request proposals.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.

Item 9 Master of Science in Civil Engineering (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 the Educational Policy Committee to add a new academic program. This request is to initiate a new master’s degree in Civil Engineering, within the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction, School of Engineering.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and ask for approval to add this new graduate program.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 10 Master of Science in Electrical Engineering (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 the Educational Policy Committee to add a new academic program. This request is to initiate a new master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, within the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction, School of Engineering.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and ask for approval to add this new graduate program.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 11 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (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 the Educational Policy Committee to add a new academic program. This request is to initiate a new master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, within the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction, School of Engineering.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and ask for approval to add this new graduate program.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 12 Adjournment

Chair Hicks will adjourn the meeting.