University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Educational Policy Committee

  • Meeting
October 12, 2006
University Center at 9:00 a.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order 

Chair Hicks will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Minutes (June 19, 2006

Chair Hicks will address the committee and ask for approval of the June 19, 2006 minutes.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 3 Open Comments 

Chair Hicks will address the committee and offer the opportunity for open comments.

 

Open Comments: No motion required.

Item 4 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 and the President of the University.

 

Provost Mark Workman will address the committee and discuss this proposal.

 

Chair Hicks will address the committee and ask for a recommendation to forward this request to the full Board.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 5 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 and the President of the University.

 

Provost Mark Workman will address the committee and discuss this proposal.

 

Chair Hicks will address the committee and ask for a recommendation to forward this request to the full Board.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 6 Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program 

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.  Doctoral degrees must be approved by the Board of Trustees, but 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 Mark Workman will address the committee and discuss the Doctorate of Nursing Practice program.

 

Chair Hicks will address the committee and ask for a recommendation to forward this request to the full Board, and upon its approval to the Board of Governors.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 7 Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program 

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.  Doctoral degrees must be approved by the Board of Trustees, but 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 Mark Workman will address the committee and discuss the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.

 

Chair Hicks will address the committee and ask for a recommendation to forward this request to the full Board, and upon its approval to the Board of Governors.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second require.

Item 8 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 Educational Policy Committee, is submitting its request to add a new academic program. This request is to initiate a new undergraduate degree in Health Administration, within the College of Health.

 

Provost Mark Workman will address the committee and discuss the Bachelor of Health Administration program.

 

Chair Hicks will address the committee and ask for a recommendation to forward this request to the full Board.

 

Proposed Action: Approval. Motion and second required.

Item 9 New Administrative and Faculty Hires 

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

 

Provost Mark Workman will address the committee and discuss this item.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.

Item 10 Fall 2006 Student Profile 

In the continued effort to keep trustees apprised of current metrics and trends within the University, Associate Vice President Kaye will present a progress brief on current fall enrollments and the composition of this year’s first-time-in-college students.  

 

Associate Vice President Kaye will address the committee and discuss the fall 2006 student profile.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.

Item 11 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 members of the Educational Policy Committee be updated on UNF’s performance in specific elements of this ranking system.

 

Ms. Shawn Brayton will address the committee and discuss this item.

 

Proposed Action: Discussion. No motion required.

Item 12 Adjournment 

Chair Hicks will adjourn the meeting.