University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Meeting
January 29, 2010
University Center, Room 1058 at 2:30 p.m.

Agenda

Item 1B Students from the Women’s Basketball Team

Mr. Lee Moon, UNF's Athletic Director, will introduce Ms. Jadhon Kerr and Ms. Jadhken Kerr, students from the UNF women's basketball team who are recipients of the Congressional Award Gold Medal from Congress, the highest award bestowed by the United States Congress to civilian youth under the age of 23. The students received this award for dedicating hundreds of hours to voluntary public service, personal development, physical fitness and expedition/exploration.

Item 1B Introduction of Dr. Peter Braza as UNF’s Interim Dean of the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction 

Provost Workman will introduce Dr. Peter Braza, professor of applied mathematics and interim dean of the College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction (CCEC). Dr. Braza was appointed interim dean of CCEC in July 2009 following a search for a permanent dean. Dr. Braza served the College of Arts and Sciences as associate dean from 2002 until 2009; has an active scholarly agenda; and is the recipient of an undergraduate teaching award. His appointment is for two years.

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 offer opportunity for open comments concerning items on this agenda.

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 (October 8, 2009)

Item 5B Items from the Finance and Audit Committee 

Item 5Bi Athletics, Health and Activity and Service Fees (Attachment 1)

The purpose of this item is to present the proposed increase for the student athletics, health and activity and service fees for 2010-2011. These fees were recommended by a committee of students, faculty and staff, and endorsed by the President.

 

The Finance and Audit Committee reviewed the athletic, health and activity and service fees and is recommending approval by the full Board. 

Item 5Bii Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, Form 990 – UNF Financing Corporation (Attachment 1)

This item is in response to the Board of Governors’ requirement that the Board of Trustees review the university’s direct service organizations federal Internal Revenue Service Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax form (Form 990). 

 

The Finance and Audit Committee reviewed the Form 990 for the UNF Financing Corporation and is recommending approval by the full Board. 

Item 5Biii Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, Form 990 – UNF Training & Service, Inc. (Attachment 1)

This item is in response to the Board of Governors’ requirement that the Board of Trustees review the university’s direct service organizations federal Internal Revenue Service Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax form (Form 990). 

 

The Finance and Audit Committee reviewed the Form 990 for the UNF Training & Service, Inc. and is recommending approval by the full Board. 

Item 5C Items from the Educational Policy Committee 

Item 5Ci Textbook Adoption Regulation (Attachment 1)

The purpose of this item is to present for review and approval, a regulation that is consistent with Board of Governors regulations and with university practices. This proposed regulation establishes textbook adoption procedures with the intent to minimize cost of textbooks for students while maintaining the quality of education and academic freedom. 

 

The Educational Policy Committee has reviewed the textbook adoption regulation and is making a recommendation for approval to the full Board.

Item 6 2009-2010 Board of Governors (BOG) Annual Report  (Attachment 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Provost Workman will provide an overview of UNF’s submission of the 2009-2010 BOG Annual Report and seek Board of Trustees approval.  This report complies with BOG Regulation 2.002: “Each board of trustees shall prepare a multi-year work plan/report for the Board of Governors that outlines its university’s top priorities, strategic directions, and specific actions and financial plans for achieving those priorities, as well as performance expectations and outcomes on institutional and system-wide goals.  The work plan/report shall reflect the university’s distinctive mission and focus on core institutional strengths within the context of State University System goals and regional and statewide needs.”

 

Provost Workman will address the Board and present this report.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 7 Reports from the Finance and Audit Committee 

Trustee Kendrick will present the reports from the Finance and Audit Committee.

Item 7A Update on MOCA Jacksonville (Attachment 1)

The purpose of this item is to present an update on MOCA Jacksonville.

 

President Delaney will provide details to the Board of Trustees on MOCA Jacksonville.

 

Proposed Action: Report. No motion required.

Item 7B Capital Projects Quarterly Report and Change Orders (Attachment 1)

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 provide details to the Board of Trustees regarding change orders and narrate the capital projects report.

 

Proposed Action: Report. No motion required.

Item 7C Update on the Campus Master Plan Assessment (Attachment 1)

Mr. Zak Ovadia, Director, Facilities Planning will provide details to the Board of Trustees about the campus master plan.

 

Proposed Action: Update. No motion required.

Item 7D Quarterly Budget Report (Attachment 1)

This item provides, for review, this quarter’s budget report.

 

Vice President Shuman will provide details to the Board of Trustees about this report.

 

Proposed Action: Report. No motion required.

Item 7E Treasurer’s Report (Attachment 1)

This item provides an overview of the annual treasurer’s report for year ending June 30, 2009.

 

Vice President Shuman will provide details to the Board of Trustees about this report.

 

Proposed Action: Report. No motion required.

Item 8 Reports from the Educational Policy Committee 

Trustee Crawford will present the reports from the Educational Policy Committee.

Item 8A Report on Graduation Rates (Attachment 1)

Trustee Crawford will ask Vice President Serwatka to discuss graduation rates.

 

Proposed Action: Report. No motion required.

Item 9 Ongoing Negotiations on the Possible Purchase of the ADT Building

As discussed at the last two board meetings, we have been in ongoing negotiations on the possible purchase of the ADT building located adjacent to the campus on Kernan.  January 8, we came to a tentative agreement on a purchase price: $4.75 million. A part of this would be paid in cash with a 4.7 percent loan covering the remaining balance.  We still have work to do before any of this becomes final.

 

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

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.

Item 10 Discussion on Annual Election of New Officers 

As is stated in the Board of Trustees bylaws, a chair and vice-chair shall be elected by the Board of Trustees at its first regular meeting of the year and shall serve for a two-year term, to begin immediately upon selection.

 

The Board previously elected these offices at their January 2008 meeting.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 11 Adjournment 

Chair Taylor will adjourn the meeting.