University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Educational Policy Committee

  • Meeting
May 27, 2010
University Center at 11:00 a.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Hicks will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Minutes (December 10, 2009) 

Chair Hicks will address the committee and ask for approval of the minutes from the December 10, 2009 meeting.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 3 Open Comments  

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

 

Open Comments : No motion required.

Item 4 Approval of the Regional and Discipline-Specific Accreditation Policy (Attachment 1, 2

Pursuant to the Board of Governors regulation 3.006 Accreditation, the university boards of trustees are required to develop policies on accreditation that are consistent with the mission of the institution and Board of Governors’ guidelines.

 

The policy on accreditation has been vetted through the promulgation process currently in place and is being recommended for approval by the full Board. 

 

Vice President Serwatka will address the committee and ask for approval of this policy.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 5 Approval of a Master's of Science (MS) Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics  (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present for review and approval a new master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics. This program currently exists as a concentration in the master’s degree in Health Science (MHS). The proposed program will be 43 hours. The proposed degree will not require additional funding for courses, faculty, or other program resources.

 

This item was approved by the Faculty Association at its meeting on April 1, 2010 and is being recommended for approval by the Provost Workman and the President Delaney.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and discuss approval. Dr. Pam Chally, dean, Brooks College of Health will be available for questions and to make supporting comments.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 6 Florida Educational Equity Act Report (FEEA) (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present the annual report addressing the requirements of the Florida Educational Equity Act (FEEA), Gender Equity in Athletics, 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 and non-tenure track faculty and within faculty granted tenure. In addition universities are required to monitor student participation in programs or courses where certain protected classes are underrepresented and to ensure that provisions of non-discrimination laws are adhered to and educational resources are equitably distributed.

 

Th is 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, 2010.

 

Ms. Lina Monell, Director of Equal Opportunity Programs, will address the committee and present this report.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 7 Tenure by Reason of Appointment - Dr. Murat Tiryakioglu, Director, School of Engineering, College of   Computing, Engineering and Construction (Attachment 1, 2)

An individual can achieve tenure in two distinct ways: 1) tenure through the university’s standard tenure review process, and 2) tenure by reason of appointment. The tenure nomination before the committee is being recommended under the tenure by reason of appointment procedures.  \\ Under tenure by reason of appointment, senior administrators or distinguished faculty may be granted tenure upon being hired at UNF. The candidate must receive a positive vote from the relevant disciplinary department, even if the appointment is in an administrative capacity. UNF agrees to award tenure as a condition of appointment in order to be competitive in hiring these individuals. The Provost and the President also conduct a thorough review of all candidates for tenure on appointment.

   

Under these guidelines the administration recommends awarding tenure to Dr. Murat Tiryakioglu, Director, School of Engineering, College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

   

Provost Workman will address the committee and discuss this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 8 Adjournment 

Chair Hicks will adjourn the meeting.