University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Student Life and Facilities Committee

  • Meeting
March 15, 2011
University Center at 10:15 a.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order  

Chair Taylor will call the meeting to order. 

Item 2 Minutes (January 18, 2011 

Chair Gonzalez will ask for approval of the minutes from the January 18 meeting.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 3 Open Comments  

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

 

Open Comments: No motion required.  

Item 4 Use of Amplified Sound in University Facilities: Outdoor Areas, Demonstrations and Other Outdoor Events (Attachment 1, 2

The purpose of this item is to propose revisions to an existing regulation. The amendments to the regulation align the regulation with current practices of the university and its administration. The amendment also incorporates a provision which designates quiet areas throughout campus and sets forth guidelines for the use of amplified sound on campus.

 

Vice President Stone will provide details to the Student Life and Facilities Committee regarding proposed revisions to this regulation.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 5 Discussion on Mandatory Meal Plans (Attachment 1)

As discussed in previous meetings, the University of North Florida is building a new student dining facility. A portion of this construction is being paid for by Chartwells Food Services. To secure the funds from Chartwells, the university has agreed to require a mandatory mean plan for freshmen living on campus.

 

The provision will be discussed under this item. 

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.  

Item 6 Discussion on Mandatory Freshman Housing (Attachment 1)

In looking at national research and data from UNF, we find that students who live on campus in their freshman year are more likely to graduate from college. We also find that institutions with the high on-campus residency rates in their freshman year tend to have higher overall graduation rates. Based on these data, the University of North Florida is considering requiring mandatory on-campus housing for freshmen. 

 

In this item we will discuss this proposal. 

  

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.  

Item 7 Update on Student Initiatives (Attachment 1, 2, 3

Trustee Byll-Cataria will provide an update on the parking space monitoring project and the student event notification system.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.  

Item 8 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 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 Student Life and Facilities Committee regarding change orders and narrate the capital projects report.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.  

 Item 9 Adjournment  

Chair Gonzalez will adjourn the meeting.