University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Meeting
January 18, 2011
University Center at 12:45 p.m.

Agenda

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 present the consent agenda for approval.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 5A Minutes (October 7, 2010)  

Item 5B Items from the Academic Affairs Committee 

Item 5Bi 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.

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

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

 

The Academic Affairs Committee and the Finance and Audit Committee reviewed the proposed amendments to the Board of Trustees bylaws and both are recommending approval by the full Board. 

Item 5Biii 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.

 

The Academic Affairs Committee reviewed the proposed limited-access status for the Exercise Science concentration within the Bachelor of Science in Health Science and is recommending approval by the full Board. 

Item 5Biv 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. 

Item 5Bv 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.

 

The Academic Affairs Committee reviewed the proposed annual report on the 2010-2011 work plan and is recommending approval by the full Board. This report will be sent to the Board of Governors.

Item 5C Items from the Finance and Audit Committee

Item 5Ci Parking Rate Schedule (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to approve the proposed parking rate schedule. There is one minor change to the 2011-2012 parking permit rate structure. The university is recommending a reduction in the cost for a designated permit by $10. Eighteen months worth of data show that there are always multiple designated spaces available on campus and therefore the ratio of permits sold to spaces available should be increased. With more permits sold per space, the cost for the permit should be reduced.

 

This recommendation was proposed by a university-wide committee and is endorsed by the President.

 

The Finance and Audit Committee reviewed the proposed parking rate schedule and is recommending approval by the full Board. 

Item 5Cii Activity and Service Fees, Athletics Fees, and Health Fees (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present the proposed increase for the student athletics, health and activity and service fees for 2011-2012. These fees were recommended by a committee of students, faculty and staff, and endorsed by the President.

 

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

Item 5Ciii Proposed Revisions to the Debt Management Guidelines (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present proposed revisions to guidelines which confirm that UNF and its DSOs engage in sound debt management practices. These guidelines ensure that the Board of Trustees receives formalized guiding principles for the issuance of debt by UNF and its DSOs. 

 

The Finance and Audit Committee reviewed the proposed debt management guidelines and is recommending approval by the full Board. 

Item 5D Items from the Student Life and Facilities Committee 

Item 5Di The UNF Master Plan (Attachment 1, 2)

The Board of Governors requires the Board of Trustees to approve the master plan evaluation and appraisal report. To this end, this report is being provided to the Board of Trustees for approval.

 

The UNF Master Plan was discussed by the full Board at the November workshop and reviewed by the Student Life and Facilities Committee, which is recommending approval by the full Board.

Item 5Dii Approval of a New Student Life and Services Fee (Attachment 1, 2, 3)

In its October meeting, the Board of Trustees approved letting the Board of Governors know that the university might be submitting a new student life and services fee. In this item, the administration is presenting a proposal for a new 5 percent fee.

 

This fee was developed by student leadership in consultation with the administration. 

Item 5Diii Proposed Amendment to the Vehicle Parking Permits Regulation (Attachment 1, 2)

The proposed vehicle parking permits regulation is being presented to the full Board for approval. The amendment to the regulation exempts the following from the requirement of having to display a parking permit: (1) vehicles parked in the timed load spaces, (2) vehicles with a U.S. Government license plate, and (3) vehicles of individuals (non-university employees and staff) parking in lot 60 who have business at Alumni Hall.

 

The Student Life and Facilities Committee reviewed the proposed vehicle parking permits regulation and is recommending approval by the full Board. 

Item 5Div Proposed Amendment to the Parking Regulation (Attachment 1, 2)

The proposed amendment to the parking regulation is being presented to the full Board for approval. The amendment to the regulation adds Safety Rangers as individuals authorized by the university to enforce parking regulations.

 

The Student Life and Facilities Committee reviewed the proposed amendment to the parking regulation and is recommending approval by the full Board.

Item 5Dv The Osprey Student Creed, Approved by Student Government (Attachment 1, 2, 3)

The purpose of this item is to seek approval of a student creed. The proposed creed has been recommended by Student Government.

 

The Student Life and Facilities Committee reviewed the proposed Osprey Student Creed, approved by Student Government, and is recommending approval by the full Board.

Item 5Dvi Proposed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for the UNF Campus Wetlands Mitigation (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to consider a proposed mitigation plan to reserve portions of the campus as protected wetlands and upland buffer areas and permit the Office of the General Counsel to finalize a memorandum of agreement and campus lease amendment consistent with the mitigation plan. The proposed plan meets the requirements of the St. Johns River Water Management District.

 

The plan covers all university development to date, is consistent with the master plan, and is designed to enable flexibility for future development.  The university and the Water Management District have agreed on a proposed form of agreement imposing use restrictions consistent with the plan. The agreement, and a corresponding amendment to the university’s lease, are subject to approval by the Division of State Lands.

 

The Student Life and Facilities Committee reviewed the proposed MOU for the UNF campus wetlands mitigation and is recommending approval by the full Board.

Item 5Dvii Approval of an Educational Plant Survey for the Demolition the Existing Cafeteria, Building 14C (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present for approval an Educational Plant Survey recommendation for demolition of the existing cafeteria, Building 14C.

 

Florida Statutes states that prior to demolition of any educational or educational support facility with a replacement cost exceeding $1,000,000, the university shall obtain an educational plant survey recommendation for demolition. The university is requesting this supplemental survey to support demolition/removal for the existing cafeteria, Building 14C, to make way for the construction of a new dining, administrative and academic building.

 

The Student Life and Facilities Committee reviewed the proposed demolition of the existing dining facility and is recommending approval by the full Board. 

Item 6 Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Ratification (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present for approval a proposed agreement between the university and the Fraternal Order of Police for 2010-2011.

 

The UNF bargaining team and the FOP have tentatively agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement. The FOP’s membership ratified the contract with their vote on August 23. This agreement includes a 3 percent across-the-board salary increase which will be retroactive to August. This agreement requires Board ratification.

 

Vice President Gottlieb and Mr. Leonard Carson, special labor counsel to the university, will address the Board and present the FOP collective bargaining agreement.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 7 American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Ratification (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present for approval a proposed AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.

 

The UNF bargaining team and AFSCME have tentatively agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement, which is pending ratification by the AFSCME. This agreement includes a 3 percent across-the-board salary increase which is retroactive to August. This agreement requires Board ratification.

Vice President Gottlieb and Mr. Leonard Carson, special labor counsel to the university, will address the Board and present the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 8 United Faculty of Florida (UFF) Ratification (Attachment 1, 2, 3)

The purpose of this item is to present for approval a proposed collective bargaining agreement between the United Faculty of Florida and the university.

 

The UNF bargaining team and UFF have tentatively agreed on a new collective bargaining agreement, which is pending ratification by the UFF. This agreement includes a 1.5 percent across-the-board salary increase and a 1.5 merit increase which is retroactive to August. This agreement requires Board ratification.

 

Vice President Gottlieb and Mr. Leonard Carson, special labor counsel to the university, will address the Board and present the UFF collective bargaining agreement.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 9 Listing of Reports from the Academic Affairs Committee

This item provides a listing of reports from the Academic Affairs Committee. Individual reports will be discussed as deemed appropriate by the committee chair or an individual Board member. 

Item 9A There were no reports from the Academic Affairs Committee

Item 10 Listing of Reports from the Finance and Audit Committee 

This item provides a listing of reports discussed at the committee meeting. Individual reports will be discussed as deemed appropriate by the committee chair or an individual Board member. 

Item 10A Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax, Form 990 (Attachment 1)

(1) UNF Training and Services Institute, Inc. (Attachment 1)

(2) UNF Financing Corporation (Attachment 1)

(3) UNF Foundation, Inc. (Attachment 1)

(4) MOCA, Jacksonville  (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).

Item 10B Independent Accountant’s Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures-Intercollegiate Athletics Program (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to provide the Board of Trustees with an independent accountant’s report on the financial statements for Athletics in accordance with guidelines set forward by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. 

Item 10C Update on the Student Wellness Center’s Bond Issue (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present an update to trustees on the Student Wellness Center’s bond issue. 

Item 10D Office of Internal Auditing -- Quarterly Report (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present a report to the Board of Trustees for this quarter’s activities in the Office of Internal Auditing. 

Item 10E Quarterly Budget Report  (Attachment 1, 2)

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

Item 10F Treasurer’s Report  (Attachment 1, 2)

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

Item 11 Listing of Reports from the Student Life and Facilities Committee 

This item provides a listing of reports discussed at the committee meeting. Individual reports will be discussed as deemed appropriate by the committee chair or an individual Board member.  

Item 11A Capital Projects Quarterly Report and Change Orders (Attachment 1, 2)

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.  

Item 11B Students Presentation on the Interior of the Student Wellness Complex  (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to provide trustees with an update on the Student Wellness Complex and what is included in the building program. Mr. Sam Luckerson (senior) and Ms. Sarah Bolseiro (junior) will make this presentation.  

Item 12 Adjournment 

Chair Taylor will adjourn the meeting.