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

Meeting
October 18, 2011
University Center at 2:30 p.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Pincomb will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Minutes (June 21, 2011)

Chair Pincomb will ask for approval of the minutes from the June 21 meeting.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 3 Open Comments

Chair Pincomb will address those in attendance and offer opportunity for open comments on items on this agenda.

 

Open Comments: No motion required. 

Item 4 Honoring Individuals by Naming Elements at the University in Their Honor Policy (Attachment 1, 2)

The Board of Trustees approved the honoring individuals by naming elements at the university in their honor policy, in its current form, at their October 14, 2004 meeting. The administration is asking that this policy be revised to be consistent with current state requirements. The Board will also review the policy to determine if there are other suggested changes.

 

The proposed revision deletes the language requiring that naming opportunities be forwarded to the Florida Legislature for final approval. The Florida Legislature has vested the authority to name buildings in the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors, in-turn, delegated such approval authority to each university board of trustees.

 

Vice President Allaire will address the committee and present proposed revisions to the honoring individuals by naming elements at the university in their honor policy consistent with Florida law.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 5 Capital Projects Quarterly Report and Change Orders (Attachment 1, 2, 3)

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: Review. No motion required. 

Item 6 Fall 2011 Student Profile (Attachment 1, 2)

In the continued effort to keep trustees apprised of current metrics and trends within the university, Mr. John Yancey, Director of Admissions, and Associate Vice President Deb Kaye will present a progress brief on current fall enrollments and the profile for this year’s first-time-in-college students.

 

Mr. Yancey and Ms. Kaye will address the committee and discuss the fall 2011 student profile.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required. 

Item 7 U.S. News and World Report College and University Rankings (Attachment 12, 3)

Each year, the U.S. News and World Report publishes a report ranking colleges and universities based on peer assessment, retention, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving. 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 members of this committee be updated on UNF’s performance in specific elements of this ranking system.

 

Vice President Serwatka and Ms. Shawn Brayton, Director for Academic Programs and Accreditation Liaison, will address the committee and discuss this item.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required. 

Item 8 Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to provide details to trustees on the Military and Veterans Resource Center (MVRC). This center provides assistance to military and veteran students in navigating admission, enrollment and financial aid processes and is the primary campus advocate for military and veteran students.

 

Mr. Ray Wikstrom, director for the center, will provide details to trustees regarding the center, its purpose and its importance to the university; to include two student, (1) Rose Morrisseau (Navy veteran), and (2) Donald Pierre (active duty Navy), veterans detailing the center’s impact on their life as a student at UNF.

 

Proposed Action: Review. No motion required.  

Item 9 Adjournment 

Chair Pincomb will adjourn the meeting.