University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Academic Affairs Committee

  • Meeting
March 15, 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 (January 18, 2011 

Chair Hicks will address the committee and ask for approval of the minutes from the January 18 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 Approval of the Multi-Year University Work Plan (Attachment 1) 

The Board of Governors (BOG) has specified that “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.”

 

The purpose of this item is to present an update to the existing multi-year University Work Plan. The update will focus on the connection among the proposed Legislative Budget Request and institution-specific key goals outlined in (1) related metrics, (2) the Capital Improvement Plan, (3) academic programs, and (4) the proposed tuition differential.

 

The Board of Governors will be specifically interested in progress on specific metrics in relation to the performance of institutional peers.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and present this plan.

 

Proposed Action: Approval to submit the plan when finalized. Motion and second required.   

Item 5 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.

 

This 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.

 

Cheryl Gonzalez, Director of Equal Opportunity Programs, will address the committee and present this report.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 6 Request to Offer a New Degree Program – Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies (Attachment 1, 2

This request is to offer a new Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, cross cultural in content and interdisciplinary in approach. Students majoring in this program will be able to understand the worldviews of others and demonstrate a level of literacy with regard to the worlds’ major religious traditions. This program is consistent with the current State University System Strategic Planning Goals and fits squarely within the liberal arts tradition, emphasizing clear thinking and writing, as well as other tools with which to understand and appreciate the growing diversity present in our world.

 

The department currently has a minor in religious studies with approximately 100 students enrolled.  A large percentage of these students have expressed a desire to major in Religious Studies.

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and present this request.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 7 Tenure by Reason of Appointment – Dr. Mark Tumeo, Newly Appointed Dean of the 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 tenured faculty in his or her disciplinary department. 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. Mark Tumeo, newly appointed dean of the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.   

Item 8 Tenure by Reason of Appointment – Dr. Don Resio, Director of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute and Professor of Ocean Engineering (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 tenured faculty in his or her disciplinary department. 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. Don Resio, director of the Taylor Engineering Research Institute and professor of Ocean Engineering.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 9 Adjournment  

Chair Hicks will adjourn the meeting.