University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

Meeting
June 26, 2007
University Center at 2:30 p.m.

Agenda

Item 1  Call to Order

Chair Taylor will call the meeting to order.

Item 1a Update on the Florida Institute of Education (FIE)

Dr. Cheryl Fountain, Executive Director of the FIE, will present an update on the FIE.

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 (May 17, 2007 and June 6,2007)

Item 5B Items from the Educational Policy Committee

Item 5Bi Florida Equity Report

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. This report was recommended for approval by the Educational Policy Committee.

Item 5Bii Tenure Nominations

The purpose of this item is to seek approval for University faculty tenure nominees who have gone through the traditional University review process. The President and the Educational Policy Committee have reviewed these nominees. A recommendation is now being made for approval to the Board of Trustees.

Item 5Biii Tenure by Reason of Appointment

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. These candidates were reviewed by the Educational Policy Committee and recommended for approval by the Board of Trustees. These three nominees are receiving tenure by reason of appointment.

Item 5Biv Master of Science in Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

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 Board of Trustees to add a new academic program. This request is to initiate new master’s degrees in Electrical, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering, within the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction, School of Engineering. These academic programs were reviewed by the Educational Policy Committee and recommended for approval buy the Board of Trustees.

Item 5C Items from the Finance and Audit Committee

Item 5Ci Acceptance of Deed to Property Currently Owned by UNF Training and Service Institute (TSI)

The purpose of this item is to request approval from the Board of Trustees to accept, from TSI, delivery of a deed to land in the First Coast Technology Park, acquired by TSI in May 2004. This item was reviewed by the Finance and Audit Committee and recommended for approval by the Board of Trustees.

Item 6  Schedule of Tuition and Fees

In response to the recent veto of an in-state undergraduate tuition increase and in keeping with the Board of Trustees’ authority to (a) raise out-of-state and graduate tuition, (b) set differential tuition for certain graduate programs, and (c) establish a differential tuition rate for students from states contiguous to our service region, the University proposes the attached tuition and matriculations fees for 2007-2008.

 

Vice President Shuman will address the Board and present the schedule of tuition and fees.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 7 Tuition and Fees Regulations

The purpose of this item is to present proposed amendments to the 2007 – 2008 tuition and fee regulations. In accordance with the Board of Governors Regulation Development Procedures, the tuition and fee regulations will be promulgated as Emergency regulations. Emergency promulgation is being undertaken in order to protect public interest and ensure the amended rates and fees are in full force and effect for 2007 – 2008 academic calendar. Once the full Board of Trustees has voted to adopt the select regulations (tuition and fee regulations) as emergency regulations, they will become effective immediately and will remain in effect for 90 days. The select regulations will be promulgated simultaneously as non-emergency regulations and submitted to the Board of Governors for final approval. The Board of Governors will have up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the select regulations. The Finance and Audit Committee reviewed these regulations and is recommending approval by the Board of Trustees.

 

Approval required, with the express delegation of authority to the President to revise in accordance with any future BOG directives, in consultation with the Chair.

 

Vice President Shuman will address the Board and present the tuition and fees regulations.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 8  UNF Budget

Each university board of trustees is required to approve the university budget prior to submission to the Florida Board of Governors and the Florida Legislature. The Finance and Audit Committee held open workshops on the attached budget proposal and is recommending budget approval by the Board of Trustees.

 

Vice President Shuman will address the Board and present UNF’s budget.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 9 One-Year and Five-Year Capital Requests (PECO)Submissions

The Board of Trustees is charged with approving and submitting the PECO plan for the University in consultation with the President. The attached schedule shows UNF’s proposed PECO submissions. Each of the items included in this proposed request is consistent with the University’s strategic plan. The Finance and Audit Committee reviewed the attached PECO submissions and is recommending approval by the Board of Trustees.

 

Vice President Shuman will address the Board and present the PECO submissions.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 10 Annual Capital Outlay Plan for Fiscal Year 2007-2008

According to Florida Statutes, the Board of Trustees shall, each year, adopt a capital outlay budget for the upcoming year in order that the University’s capital outlay needs may be well understood by the public. This plan shall designate the proposed capital outlay expenditures by project from all fund sources. The attached Annual Capital Outlay Budget for Fiscal Year 2007-2008 was recommended for approval by the Finance and Audit Committee

 

Vice President Shuman will address the Board and present the Annual Capital Outlay Plan for Fiscal Year 2007-2008.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 11 Legislative Budget Request (LBR) Proposal

The purpose of this item is to discuss the LBR proposal. The Educational Policy Committee discussed the attached proposal and is recommending approval by the Board of Trustees.

 

Dr. Neal Coulter, Dean, College of Computing, Construction and Engineering, will address the Board and present the LBR proposal.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 12 Reports from the Finance and Audit Committee

Item 12A Bond Financing Update for the Student Union and Student Housing

The purpose of this item is to provide an update on the pricing and sale of bonds for the Student Union building and student housing.

 

Vice President Shuman will address the committee and present an update on bonding for the Student Union building and student housing.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required.

Item 12B Direct Support Organizations (DSO’s) Budgets

The purpose of this item is to present, for review, the budgets for UNF’s DSO’s, including UNF’s Financing Corporation (UNFFC), the Training and Service Institute (TSI) and the UNF Foundation, Inc.

 

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

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required.

Item 12C UNF’s Financial Statements Audit from the Auditor General

The purpose of this item is to present an audit update to the Board of Trustees.

 

Vice President Shuman will address the committee and present an audit update.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required.

Item 12D Quarterly Budget Report

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

 

Vice President Shuman will address the Board and present the quarterly budget report.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required.

Item 12E Treasurer’s Report

The purpose of this item is to present the current treasurer’s report.

 

Vice President Shuman will address the Board and present the current treasurer’s report.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required.

Item 12F Capital Projects Report

Attached is the quarterly update on UNF’s capital projects. It describes current progress on each project, funding sources, and any current issues including change orders. It is being provided for trustee review.

 

Vice President Shuman will address the Board and present the capital projects report.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required.

Item 13 President’s Summary

Item 14 Adjournment

Chair Taylor will adjourn the meeting.