University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Plenary Session
March 20, 2012
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.

Item 3 President’s Report 

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

Item 4 Open Comments 

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

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 Minutes (January 17, 2012

Item 5B Action Items from the Finance and Audit Committee 

Item 5Bi Increases in Undergraduate Tuition and Tuition Differential for 2012-2013 (moved to Item 8D)

Item 5C Action Items from the Academic Affairs Committee 

Item 5Ci Tenure (Attachment 1)

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.

 

Twelve (12) nominees are being recommended based on a traditional review of their credentials.

Item 5Cii New Degree Program – Bachelor of Arts (Attachment 1)

The purpose of this item is to submit, for approval, a proposed new degree program. The College of Arts and Sciences proposes to transition the Bachelor of Art in Art History concentration to a stand-alone Bachelor of Arts degree in Art History in the Department of Art and Design.

 

This new degree would reform and update UNF’s current Art History program; thus bring Art History in line with national standards. The proposed new degree is also consistent with the current State University System (SUS) strategic planning goals, including access to and production of degrees, building world-class academic programs, and meeting community needs.

 

Estimated demand for the proposed program, based largely on current enrollment numbers, includes about 69 students enrolled in the concentration and 63 students with minors in Art History. Though no systematic survey has been done, inquiries from students indicate they are dissuaded from enrolling in the current program because of the heavy studio art requirements; therefore, the proposed degree program is likely to attract these added students. Additionally, MOCA, Jacksonville has been interested in art history classes, especially in the offering of a museum studies course.

 

Because this proposal is seeking to transition the Art History concentration of the Bachelor of Arts in Art to a stand-alone degree program, there will be no change in Education and General Funds to support the program. Also, this proposal will not have an impact on other programs or resources and no additional faculty of resources will be required.

Item 5Ciii Program Termination – Bachelor of Arts in Music (Attachment 1)

The purpose of this item is to present, for approval, the termination of the Bachelor of Arts in Music. Since this degree’s inception, two new degrees – Bachelor of Music (B.M.) and the Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.) – have been instituted, both of which incorporate performance as an essential and widely accepted element. Because the Bachelor of Arts in Music does not include the performance element, which is considered to be a necessary component to any respectable baccalaureate-level degree in music, there are no students enrolled in the degree and it has ceased to serve a role in the Department of Music’s curricular offerings.

 

Since the Department of Music’s faculty are engaged in the offerings of the two new degrees, B.M. and B.M.E., none would be affected by the proposed termination of the Bachelor of Arts in Music degree.

Item 5Civ Program Termination – Masters in Human Resource Management (Attachment 1)

The purpose of this item is to present, for approval, the termination of the Masters in Human Resource Management. The last degree for this program was conferred in summer 2006 and, because of a lack of adequate enrollment, this program was inactivated.

 

The Coggin College of Business added a Human Resource Management concentration to the MBA curriculum in fall 2002. Enrollment was monitored in the MBA concentration and there was not sufficient student demand to justify reactivating the Masters in Human Resources management.

 

Because the Masters in Human Resource Management suspended admissions about 10 years ago, there will be no need to accommodate students or faculty, gender and racial distribution of students, and faculty will not be affected. There will be no potential negative impact of the proposed action on the current representation of females, minorities, faculty and students.

Item 5Cv Limited Access Program Request – Biology Major: Medical Laboratory Sciences Concentration (Attachment 1, 2)

The purpose of this item is to seek approval for (1) limited access status and (2) approval to exceed 120 credit hours to degree for the Medical Laboratory Sciences concentration of the Biology major.

 

The College of Arts and Sciences Biology department is seeking limited access status for the Medical Laboratory Sciences concentration of the Biology major. The program can only accommodate 30 students.  The Biology department plans to initiate the Medical Laboratory Sciences program in fall 2012.

 

Closure of medical laboratory science training programs over the past several decades, combined with increased demand for trained personnel, has resulted in a nationwide shortage of qualified medical technologists to staff clinical laboratories. The facilities, equipment and personnel required to properly train these students is limited and health care organizations with which we are affiliated can only accommodate a limited number of students at any given time. Because this clinical experience is a requirement for licensure and completion of the program, the administration is proposing limited access status. The proposed limited access is not anticipated to impact the current diversity.

 

Approval to exceed 120 credit hours to degree for the Medical Laboratory Sciences concentration is necessary to be in compliance with the National Accrediting Agency Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The university is seeking approval to exceed the 120 credit hour limit by five semester hours, bringing the total number of hours required for this specific concentration to 125 credits.

Item 5Cvi Florida Educational Equity Act Report (Attachment 1)

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. 

Item 6 Reports from the Finance and Audit Committee (Attachment 1)

This item provides a listing of reports discussed at the committee meeting. Individual reports will be discussed as deemed appropriate by the committee chair or an individual Board member.

Item 6A Auditor General’s Report on UNF’s Financial Audit (Attachment 1)

This item provides a review of the findings and recommendations from the State of Florida’s Auditor General for UNF’s financial audit for the fiscal year which ended on June 30, 2011. 

 

Vice President Shuman will address the committee and present this item.

Item 6B Office of Internal Auditing – Quarterly Report (Attachment 1)

The purpose of this item is to present a report to the Board of Trustees for this quarter’s activities in the Office of Internal Auditing.

Item 6C Whistleblower Hotline 

Vice President Shuman will provide an update on the whistleblower hotline.

Item 6D Quarterly Budget Report (Attachment 1)

This item provides a review of this quarter’s budget report.

Item 6E Treasurer’s Report (Attachment 1)

This item provides for review an overview of the annual treasurer’s report for year ending September 30, 2011.

Item 7 Reports from the Academic Affairs Committee (Attachment 1)

This item provides a listing of reports from the Academic Affairs Committee. Individual reports will be discussed as deemed appropriate by the committee chair or an individual Board member.

Item 7A Academic Affairs Quarterly Presentation -- Deans Larry Daniel and Shirley Hallblade 

Dean Hallblade will describe new library projects and services with a focus on UNF Digital Commons. Dean Daniel will discuss urban education initiatives in the College of Education and Human Services. 

Item 8 Action Items for the Board of Trustees (Attachment 1)

Item 8A Student Conduct Code – Added Language (from the Student Life and Facilities Committee) (Attachment 1)

Amendments to the Student Conduct Code Regulation were approved by the Board in January.  Upon review of the amended regulation, the Board of Governors made us aware that a mandatory provision was not included in the UNF regulation. The provision is not substantive but is procedural and requires Board approval.

 

As such, the university is proposing to add the language as required to Section (J) Sanctions.  The proposed language is set forth below.

 

*Note: Students will normally forfeit tuition, Housing rent and fees, and other University fees if found responsible for a Student Conduct Code violation resulting in suspension or expulsion. If a student’s privileges are temporarily revoked, but the student is subsequently found not responsible for the violation, the University must; 1)  Correct any record of the change in enrollment status in the student’s permanent records and reports compliant with state and federal laws; and 2) Refund to the student a pro rata portion of any charges for tuition and out-of-state fees, as appropriate, if the temporary revocation or suspension of the student’s ability to attend classes lasts for more than 10 class days. A student may also forfeit academic credit accordingly and must see his/her professor to determine the impact on grades based on the withdrawal. Students who are excluded from living in University Housing must contact the Director of Housing Operations to determine the financial impact of the canceled contract.

 

Vice President Gonzalez will address the Board and speak about this item.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 8B Naming of an Academic Building on Campus  (from the Student Life and Facilities Committee) (Attachment 1)

The purpose of this item is to seek approval from the Board to name an academic building on campus.

 

Vice President Allaire will address the Board and present this item.

 
Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 8C Fraternal Order of Police Contract (Attachment 1, 2)

Vice President Gottlieb and Mr. Leonard Carson, special labor counsel to the university, will address the Board and present the FOP collective bargaining agreement.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required. 

Item 8D Increases in Undergraduate Tuition and Tuition Differential for 2012-2013 (Attachment 1, 2, 3)

The university administration recommends an overall 15 percent increase to the in-state undergraduate tuition differential. UNF’s allocation from the State Legislature was predicated upon this increase.

 

Currently, the tuition differential fee is $21.42 per credit hour. At a 15 percent increase it would climb to $40.13, bringing the total per credit hour charge to $143.45.

 

In addition, the administration recommends an 8 percent increase in the undergraduate out-of-state fee.

 

At the graduate level, the administration recommends a 15 percent increase in in-state graduate tuition.  It also recommends a reduction in the out-of-state graduate fee to keep the total per credit hour cost for out-of-state graduate students the same as last year for out-of-state graduate students.

Item 9 Report to the Board of Trustees (Attachment 1)

Item 9A Capital Projects Quarterly Report and Change Orders (from the Student Life and Facilities Committee) (Attachment 1)

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.