University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Academic Affairs Committee

  • Meeting
January 18, 2011
University Center at 9:00 a.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Hicks will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Minutes (May 27, 2010)

Chair Hicks will address the committee and ask for approval of the minutes from the May 27, 2010 meeting.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 3 Open Comments 

Chair Hicks will offer opportunity for open comments concerning items on this agenda.

 

Open Comments: No motion required. 

Item 4 Tenure by Reason of Appointment – Dr. Jeff Coker, Dean of Undergraduate  Studies (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. Jeff Coker, the newly hired Dean of Undergraduate Studies.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 5 Proposed Amendments to the UNF Board of Trustees Bylaws (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present for review and approval proposed amendments to the UNF Board of Trustees bylaws. The substantive revision includes adding a committee on Student Life and Facilities.

 

Vice President and General Counsel Stone will address the committee and present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 6 Limited-Access Status for the Exercise Science Concentration within the  Bachelor of Science in Health  Science (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present for review and approval a request for limited-access status for the Exercise Science concentration within the Health Science major.

 

Student interest in the Exercise Science program has grown rapidly and additional resources to increase the number of faculty in the program are not available. As a result of faculty resource limitations, this program is seeking limited-access status. When faculty resources become available, the program will attempt to accommodate all qualified students interested in the Exercise Science program.

 

This item was approved by the dean of the College of Health, the director of Equal Opportunity Programs and is being recommended for approval by Provost Workman and 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 7 Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present for review and approval a proposal for a bachelor of science degree in Nutrition and Dietetics.

 

The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics is proposing a change in the current bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a concentration in Nutrition to a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. The current 120 hours will remain the same and creation of the degree will not require additional funding for courses, faculty, or other program resources.

 

The reason for transitioning the concentration to a stand-alone degree program is to make it more representative of the degree earned and more marketable to potential Registered Dietitians. The proposed curricular changes meet the new accreditation standards of the Commission on Accreditation of Dietetics Education passed in 2007.

 

This item was approved by the Faculty Association and the dean of the College of Health. It is being recommended for approval by Provost Workman and 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 8 The University of North Florida Annual Report on the 2010-2011 Work Plan (Attachment 1, 2, 3)

The purpose of this item is to present the proposed annual report on the 2010-2011 university work plan. The 2010 university work plan was presented to the Board of Trustees for approval May 2010.

 

Provost Workman will present the UNF 2010-2011 annual report for committee consideration and approval.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 9 Adjournment 

Chair Hicks will adjourn the meeting.