University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Academic Affairs Committee

  • Meeting
June 21, 2011
Osprey Fountains at 9:30 a.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order 

Chair Korman will call the meeting to order. 

Item 2 Minutes (March 15, 2011) 

Chair Korman will address the committee and ask for approval of the minutes from the March 15 meeting. 

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 3 Open Comments  

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

 

Open Comments : No motion required. 

Item 4 Tenure (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to present a list of tenure nominees for university faculty. The President, Provost and the University Promotion and Tenure Committee have reviewed these nominees and are making a recommendation for approval to the Board of Trustees. 

 

Eighteen nominees are being recommended based on a traditional review of their credentials. 

 

Provost Workman will ad dress the committee and present this this item.  

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 5 Tenure by Reason of Appointment – Dr. Asai Asaithambi, Director, School  of Computing, 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. Asai Asaithambi, director, School of Computing, College of Computing, Engineering and Construction. 

 

Provost Workman will ad dress the committee and present this this item.  

  

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

The Finance and Audit Committee will join the Academic Affairs Committee to discuss the University Work Plan.

Item 6 Update to the Multi-Year University Work Plan (Attachment 1, 2) PowerPoint

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.” 

 

This item was presented at the March 15 meeting, with a notation that the deadline for the work plan was May 26, 2011. The administration clarified that the Board of Governors had not sent all of the data at that time so this committee would be approving the work plan with anticipated updates and revisions. The administration is now presenting the finalized report, including updates and revisions to the 2011-2012 work plan. 

 

Provost Workman will address the committee and present this plan.  

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 7 Adjournment 

Chair Korman will adjourn the meeting.