University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Plenary Session
January 15, 2013
Osprey Commons at 1:15 p.m.

Minutes

Members Present 

Carlo Fassi, Fred Franklin, Hugh Greene, Joy Korman, Rad Lovett, Oscar Munoz,  Joannie Newton, Lynn Pappas, Myron Pincomb, Gordon Rakita, Lanny Russell, Sharon Wamble-King

Members Absent

Bruce Taylor

Item 1  Call to Order 

Chair Greene documented a quorum and called the meeting to order at 1:15 p.m.

Item 2 Chair’s Report 

Chair Greene yielded to President Delaney.

Item 3 President’s Report 

President Delaney reported that, according to Board direction, a consultant was hired by the university to review his contract. He stated that trustees would be contacted for their input.

 

President Delaney spoke about a possible football program for UNF, noting that there was a major realignment in college athletic conferences across the country. He added that UNF could become an orphan institution in its current conference and football would open up more conference affiliations.

 

President Delaney addressed finances, noting that, if finances did not work, there would be no further exploration. He clarified that no academic funding would be used for the program and academic standards for participants would not be lowered. President Delaney mentioned that an athletics fee might be considered, which would be prefaced by significant student input.

 

Trustee Fassi encouraged the Board to explore the possibility of a football program, mentioning that football was always a topic of conversation with students.

 

Trustee Rakita recommended that faculty be considered, as part of the due diligence process. President Delaney responded that the administration would certainly communicate with faculty.

 

Trustees discussed Title IX and the administration clarified that we were pledged to stay in compliance.

 

Chair Greene asked trustees for objections and, with the absence of objections, asked the administration to provide exploratory data and to communicate appropriately with faculty.

Item 4 Open Comments 

Chair Greene offered opportunity to the public for comments on agenda items. There were no comments.

Item 5 Consent Agenda  

Minutes (October 16, 2012 Plenary Session and October 16, 2012 Presidential Evaluation)

2011-2012 Accountability Report

Exception to the 120 Credit Hour Requirement (Department of Music, Classical Voice Concentration of the Music Performance Major

Activity and Service Fees, Athletics Fees, and Health Fees

Items 7, 8 and 9 Reports from the Committees

Academic Affairs Committee

Academic Affairs Presentation – Predictive Analytics

Finance and Audit Committee

Independent Accountant’s Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures – Intercollegiate Athletics Program

Review of Form 990’s for Organizations Exempt from Income Tax – UNF Training and Services Institute, Inc., UNF Financing Corporation, UNF Foundation, Inc., and MOCA, Jacksonville

Office of Internal Auditing – Quarterly Report

Office of Internal Auditing – Audit Planning Methodology

Quarterly Budget Report

Treasurer’s Report

Compliance Office Overview

Student Life and Facilities Committee

Capital Projects Quarterly Report and Change Orders

University Police Department Presentation

Student Conduct Presentation

Chair Greene asked Trustee Korman to report on the Academic Affairs Committee’s action items and reports.

 

Trustee Korman stated that the committee recommended approval of the action items by the full Board. She spoke about the committee’s report, stating that the committee would like to bring a discussion on predictive analytics to the full Board. Chair Greene noted Trustee Korman’s request and asked the administration to add this discussion to an upcoming agenda.

 

Chair Greene asked Trustee Munoz to report on the Finance and Audit Committee.

 

Trustee Munoz stated that, in the absence of action items, the committee had fully discussed the reports on the committee’s agenda, with no recommendation for further discussion by the full Board.

 

Chair Greene offered trustees opportunity for additional discussion on items on the Student Life and Facilities Committee agenda and clarified that this committee did meet as a committee of the whole. With no additional discussion forthcoming, Chair Greene asked for a MOTION for approval of the consent agenda. The MOTION was offered and seconded. The MOTION was carried with no abstention.

Item 6 University of North Florida AFSCME 2012-2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement 

Chair Greene asked Mr. Leonard Carson, UNF’s special labor counsel, (on a conference call) to speak about this item.

 

Mr. Carson clarified that this agreement was a scheduled re-opener and part of the previous contract. He provided a summary of the AFSCME 2012-2013 agreement, noting that there were no wage adjustments, but the transportation stipend was increased. Mr. Carson noted that the remainder of the re-opener was mostly housekeeping with no substantive changes, and would remain in effect through June 30, 2013.

 

Chair Greene asked the Board for additional discussion, and upon receiving none, Chair Greene asked for a MOTION for approval of the University of North Florida AFSCME 2012-2013 Collective Bargaining Agreement. A MOTION was offered and seconded. The MOTION was unanimously approved, as presented.

Item 10 Adjournment 

Chair Greene adjourned the Plenary Session of the Board of Trustees for January 15, 2013 at 1:40 p.m.