University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Meeting
October 26, 2006
University Center at 2:30 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.


Special presentations will be made to previous trustees:

  • Mr. Tom Foran, Student Government President, Trustee from April 2005 to April 2006
  • Dr. Judith Solano, Faculty Association President, Trustee from September 2004 to September 2006

Item 3 President’s Report

President Delaney will address the Board and present the President’s Report.


President Delaney will recognize the LeadershipUNF class.

Item 4 Open Comments

Chair Taylor will address the Board and offer opportunity for open comments.

 

The public comment period shall be limited to a total of fifteen minutes.  Comments by individuals who wish to address the Board concerning an agenda item shall be limited to three minutes.

Item 5 Consent Agenda

Chair Taylor will address the Board and ask for approval of the consent agenda.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 5A Approval of the Minutes (September 28, 2006)

Item 5B Items from the Finance and Audit Committee

Item 5Bi Revised Educational Plant Survey

In working with the Board of Governors staff on our proposal to acquire AOL, the BOG staff requested that we resubmit our most recent Educational Plant Survey, reflecting the additional space that we would gain from purchase of the AOL building.  This survey documents how much space we estimate that we would have in ten particular categories (e.g. classrooms, teaching labs, and offices) in comparison to the BOG’s estimates of our space needs for our 2012-2013 FTE targets.

Item 5Bii Audit Plan for the 2006-2007 Fiscal Year

This item provides to the Board of Trustees the proposed audit plan for the 2006-2007 fiscal year.

Item 5C Items from the Educational Policy Committee

Item 5Ci Request to Rename the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences

The College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction has submitted a proposal to change the name of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences to the School of Computing.  This proposal has been reviewed and recommended by the Faculty Association, the Provost, the President of the University and the Educational Policy Committee.

Item 5Cii Request to Rename the College of Computing, Engineering and Construction’s Division of Engineering

The College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction has submitted a proposal to change the name of the Division of Engineering to the School of Engineering.  This proposal has been reviewed and recommended by the Faculty Association, the Provost, the President of the University and the Educational Policy Committee.

Item 5Ciii Bachelor of Health Administration

With the devolution of power to the university boards of trustees, the approval of undergraduate and master’s degree programs is vested within the authority of the University of North Florida’s Board of Trustees.  In accordance with these procedures, the University, with the approval of the Board of Trustees, is submitting its request to add a new academic program. This request is to change the undergraduate track in Health Administration, within the College of Health, to a standalone degree program. This request was reviewed and approved by the Educational Policy Committee at its last meeting.

Item 6 Ratification of the United Faculty of Florida (UFF) Re-opener Contract (Ratified by the Union October 25th)

The United Faculty of Florida (UFF) has come to agreement with the collective bargaining team appointed to represent the University of North Florida’s Board of Trustees. Approved by UNF’s faculty, these changes are attached and are being submitted for ratification by UNF’s Board of Trustees.

 

Mr. Leonard Carson will present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 7 Ratification of the Teamsters Union’s Re-opener Contract (Ratified by the Union October 4th)

The University of North Florida’s administration has reached agreement with the Teamsters union representing UNF’s law enforcement officers regarding changes to the collective bargaining agreement as related to wages, work period, parking benefits, and educational opportunities for the employee’s spouse or dependent children. Approved by UNF’s law enforcement officers, these changes are attached and are being submitted for ratification by UNF’s Board of Trustees.

 

Mr. Leonard Carson will present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 8 Equal Opportunity and Diversity Regulation

This item recommends the proposed Equal Opportunity and Diversity Regulation. This regulation has been vetted by the associate vice presidents, the University’s constituent groups, and the Executive Staff. It has also been posted for open comment from the University community and evaluated through an open forum.


This regulation is being presented to the Board of Trustees review and approval, in compliance with the BOG’s policy.

 

Vice President Stone will present this item. 

 

Proposed Action: Approval of new regulation and approval to repeal the old regulation.  Motion and second required.  

Item 9 Sexual Harassment Regulation

This item recommends the proposed Sexual Harassment Regulation. This regulation has been vetted by the associate vice presidents, the University’s constituent groups, and the Executive Staff. It has also been posted for open comment from the University community and evaluated through an open forum.


This regulation is being presented to the Board of Trustees review and approval, in compliance with the BOG’s policy.


Vice President Stone will present this item. 


Proposed Action: Approval of new regulation and approval to repeal the old regulation. Motion and second required.

Item 10 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Board of Trustees and the UNF Foundation Board

This item is being submitted for ratification by the Board of Trustees. It sets up an agreement between the Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board.

 

Trustee Thompson will address the Board and present the MOU between the Board of Trustees and the Foundation Board.


Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.  

Item 11 Capital Projects Update

This item presents the quarterly update on UNF’s capital projects.  It describes current progress on each project, funding sources, and any current issues including change orders. It is being provided for Board of Trustees review. Comments can be addressed to Vice President Shuman.

 

Vice President Shuman will address the Board and present the capital projects update.


Proposed Action: Discussion.  No motion required.    

Item 12 Action Items from the Educational Policy Committee

Committee Chair Hicks will address the Board and present the action items from the Educational Policy Committee.

Item 12A Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program

With the devolution of power to the university boards of trustees, doctoral degrees must be approved by the Board of Trustees, and then submitted for final review and approval to the Florida Board of Governors. In accordance with these procedures, the University is seeking Board of Trustees’ approval to submit a proposal for a new doctoral program to the Board of Governors.  Specifically this request is to initiate a new Doctorate of Nursing Practice program, within the College of Health.

 

Provost Workman will present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 12B Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program

With the devolution of power to the university boards of trustees, doctoral degrees must be approved by the Board of Trustees, and then submitted for final review and approval to the Florida Board of Governors. In accordance with these procedures, the University is seeking Board of Trustees’ approval to submit a proposal for a new doctoral program to the Board of Governors.  Specifically this request is to initiate a new Doctorate of Physical Therapy program, within the College of Health.

 

Provost Workman will present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 13 Reports from the Finance and Audit Committee

Committee Chair Twomey will address the Board and present reports from the Finance and Audit Committee.

 

Item 13A  Audit Follow-up Update

The purpose of this discussion is to provide an audit follow-up to the Board of Trustees on UNF’s progress in meeting the plan of action outlined in the University’s response to the December 2005 Operational Audit by the Auditor General’s Office.

 

Vice Chair Kendrick will present this item.

 

Proposed Action:  No motion required. For receipt by the Board.

Item 13B Training and Service Institute Audit

Each year the Board of Trustees must review the audit conducted on UNF’s direct support organization, the University of North Florida Training and Service Institute. This audit has been reviewed by the board and appropriate committee for the organization and is being brought to the Board of Trustees for review as part of its oversight responsibility.

 

Vice Chair Kendrick will present this item.

 

Proposed Action:  No motion required. For receipt by the Board.

Item 13C UNF Foundation Audit

Each year the Board of Trustees must review the audit conducted on UNF’s direct support organization, the University of North Florida Foundation. This audit has been reviewed by the board and appropriate committee for the organization and is being brought to the Board of Trustees for review as part of its oversight responsibility.

 

Vice Chair Kendrick will present this item.

 

Proposed Action: No motion required. For receipt by the Board.

Item 13D UNF Financing Corporation Audit

Each year the Board of Trustees must review the audit conducted on UNF’s direct support organization, the University of North Financing Corporation Audit. This audit has been reviewed by the board and appropriate committee for the organization and is being brought to the Board of Trustees for review as part of its oversight responsibility.

 

Vice Chair Kendrick will present this item.

 

Proposed Action:  No motion required. For receipt by the Board.

Item 13E Accounts Receivable Write-offs

Section 1010.03, Florida Statutes, authorizes the University’s Board of Trustees to charge off or settle uncollectible accounts. At their January 26, 2006 meeting, the Board of Trustees delegated the authority for accounts receivable write-offs under $10,000 to the President of the University. The President will annually report the status of accounts receivable charge-offs to the Board.

 

Vice Chair Kendrick will present this item.

 

Proposed Action: No motion required. For receipt by the Board.

Item 13F Treasurer’s Report

This item presents the annual treasurer’s report for year ending June 30, 2006.

 

Vice Chair Kendrick will present this item.

 

Proposed Action:  No motion required. For information only.

Item 13G Quarterly Budget Report

This item presents this quarter’s budget report, which has been prepared for review by the Board of Trustees.

 

Vice Chair Kendrick will present this item.

 

Proposed Action: No motion required. For information only.

Item 14 Reports from the Educational Policy Committee

Committee Chair Hicks will address the Board and present reports from the Educational Policy Committee.

Item 14A New Faculty Hires

In light of recent discussions at previous committee meetings and in an effort to keep the Board of Trustees apprised, Academic Affairs is providing a report on recent faculty hires for review by the committee.

 

Provost Workman will present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.

Item 14B Fall 2006 Student Profile

In the continued effort to keep the Board of Trustees apprised of current metrics and trends within the University, Enrollment Services is providing a progress brief on current fall enrollments and the composition of this year’s first-time-in-college students. 

 

Associate Vice President Deb Kaye will present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.

Item 14C U. S. News and World Report Rankings

Each year, the U.S. News and World Report puts out a ranking of colleges and universities.  Reputations of universities are frequently reported based on these rankings. Often, students selecting schools that best fit their needs will also turn to these rankings. The University felt it was important that the Board of Trustees be updated on UNF’s performance in specific elements of this ranking system.

 

Assistant Director Shawn Brayton will present this item.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.

Item 15 Adjournment

Chair Taylor will adjourn the meeting.