University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

Conference Call
July 25, 2006
Conference Call at 1:30 p.m.


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 Minutes (June 20, 2006)

Chair Taylor will address the Board and ask for approval of the Board of Trustees June 20, 2006 minutes.

RECOMMEND: Approval of the minutes. MOTION and second required.    

Item 5 Modified Schedule of Tuition and Fees

The Board of Governors passed a policy which stated that: Neither the tuition nor out-of-state fee may be lower than the rate in effect for 2005-2006. As a result of this policy, the University must alter its schedule of tuition and fees for out-of-state students, keeping the out-of-state fees the same as last year while adding in the 3% in-state tuition increases. The attached schedule of tuition and fees shows the resulting costs to out-of-state students.


Vice President Serwatka will address the Board and present the modified schedule of tuition and fees. 


RECOMMEND: Approval. MOTION and second required.   

Item 6 Tuition and Fees Regulations

The new tuition and fees regulations are being presented by the University for approval by the Board. The new tuition regulation incorporates the tuition rates set in item 5. The new fees reflect fees previously approved by the Board and those miscellaneous fees approved by the President on behalf of the Board.  After the full Board of Trustees has voted to adopt the select regulations (tuition and fee regulations) and the Board of Trustees has provided copies to the Board of Governors, the select regulations will become effective upon the Board of Governors’ approval or 60 days after being provided to the Board of Governors, whichever occurs first.


Vice President Stone will address the Board and present the approval of regulations.


RECOMMEND: Approval. MOTION and second required. A separate MOTION and second are required for each of the two regulations.

Item 7A PECO Submissions

The University of North Florida’s Board of Trustees is charged with approving and submitting the PECO plan for the University in consultation with the President. The attached schedule shows UNF’s proposed one-year and five-year capital requests (PECO). Each of the items included in this proposed request is consistent with the University’s strategic plan. 


Vice President Shuman will address the Board and present the PECO submissions.


RECOMMEND: Approval. MOTION and second required.   

Item 7B Amending the Master Plan to Include the Purchase and Use of the AOL Building

Through this action the Board would approve amending the recently adopted Master Plan to include the purchase and use of the AOL building on Kernan Boulevard. This building would allow UNF to address the need to add additional classroom and administrative space.  It would also eliminate the need for other renovations, as noted in Item 7a.  (motion and second required)


President Delaney will address the Board and present the amending of the Master Plan to include the purchase and use of the AOL building.

RECOMMEND: Approval. MOTION and second required.    

Item 8 Trustee Appointment Process

The Board of Governors has requested input from Boards of Trustees on a process to be used in appointing new trustees to local university boards. Chair Taylor and President Delaney have outlined a system for providing the BOG with potential nominations that involves input from the University administration and review by members of the current Board. 


Chair Taylor will address the Board and present a recommended trustee appointment process.  


DISCUSSION: No MOTION required.   

Item 9 Resubmission of LBRs

When UNF put together its first set of requests for 2007-2008, the University thought that its requests for more teachers and more nurses would become part of a system-wide effort.  But based on communication with the BOG staff, the administration learned that the system was taking a different approach: supporting the increase of nursing faculty as opposed to nurses and relying solely on SUCCEED grants for increasing teacher supply.


Because elements of these initiatives were central to our strategic planning, Academic Affairs, in consultation with President Delaney decided to (a) incorporate the most important elements of nursing and teacher preparation into UNF’s unique LBRs, (b) reprioritize and recalculate what the University was asking for in two of the other three initiatives (coastal and ecological research and community-based learning) and (c) completely eliminate the request for support for the global health initiative.


President Delaney will address the Board and present the resubmission of the LBRs. 


DISCUSSION: No MOTION required.    

Item 10 Proposed Meeting Schedule for 2007 

Additional Item: AFSCME Union Negotiations

President Delaney said union negotiations with ASFCME were in final stages. These negotiations were within the budgetary framework previously discussed, including a focus on strengthening the merit process. When the paperwork was completed, a conference call would be arranged for approval.

REPORT: No MOTION required.   

Item 11 Adjournment