University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Plenary Session
June 11, 2013
Osprey Commons, Talon Room at 1:15 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 present the consent agenda for approval.

 

Proposed  Action – Approval – Motion and Second Required

Item 5A Minutes (March 19, 2013) 

Item 5B Discussion on Presidential Contract with Mr. Paul McConnell, a Consultant Hired by the Board of Trustees 

This item is a discussion on the Presidential contract with Mr. Paul McConnell, a consultant hired by the Board of Trustees.  

 

The purpose of this item is to seek acceptance of the report from Mr. Paul McConnell.  

 

This item was discussed by the full Board at ~9:30 a.m., with unanimous acceptance.  

Item 5C Items from the Academic Affairs Committee 

Item 5Ci Update to the Multi-Year University Work Plan  

The Board of Governors (BOG) has specified that “Each board of trustees shall prepare a multi-year work plan/report for the Board of Governors that outlines its university’s top priorities, strategic directions, and specific actions and financial plans for achieving those priorities, as well as performance expectations and outcomes on institutional and system-wide goals.  The work plan/report shall reflect the university’s distinctive mission and focus on core institutional strengths within the context of State University System goals and regional and statewide needs."

 

This request was reviewed by the Academic Affairs Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board.

Item 5Cii New Degree Program – Bachelor of Science in Radiography  

The purpose of this item is to submit, for approval, a proposed new degree program. Brooks College of Health, in collaboration with the Mayo School of Health Sciences (MSHS), proposes to establish a Bachelor of Science in Radiography. This degree will require 120 credit hours, 57 of which will be earned through Radiologic Technology courses. The program curriculum is designed to promote critical thinking, communication principles, knowledge, and expertise in radiography.

 

R adiographers perform X-ray examinations on patients in a variety of clinical settings. Using their highly developed skills in human anatomy and patient care, radiographers prepare patients for X-rays, explain the examination, and position the patients for the procedure. The associate degree in radiography enables an entry level technologist to become certified, whereas the B.S. in Radiography will provide future radiographers with the capability to understand the complex science of advanced imaging technologies. As a result, students with a baccalaureate degree will be better prepared to handle advanced radiography techniques that will be necessary to support the increasing demands of the radiography field. Another advantage of the baccalaureate degree is the increased potential for career progression into administrative leadership positions within healthcare agencies.

 

Radiographers are in high demand throughout the United States and have numerous opportunities to work in a variety of health related settings including, but not limited to, hospitals, clinics, and doctors’ offices.  According to the American Society of Radiologic Technologists, a radiologic technology career “offers a promising future, job stability, and a good salary” (ASRT, 2013). Furthermore, with continuous advances in technology and an aging baby boomer population, the demand for exams and procedures using radiography continues to grow.

 

Need for this Degree: Data projections indicate that radiologic technology as a whole is growing faster than average. According to the 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook employment of radiologic technologists is expected to grow by 28 percent between 2010 and 2020 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013). Furthermore, the services provided by radiologic technologists are beginning to be shifted away from hospitals toward outpatient facilities which will increase the number of new jobs in physicians’ offices and imaging centers.

 

T he American Society of Radiologic Technologists estimates over 2,600 students could be accommodated in radiography programs.  The mean number of qualified students turned away in radiography equaled 37.1 per program or a total estimate of 14,978.

 

Due  to the expansion of services at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville and the anticipated retirement of employees in the Department of Radiology, a number of vacancies are expected. The Mayo Clinic wants to fill these vacancies with individuals holding a B.S. in Radiography. As a result, the Mayo Clinic has reached out to UNF to collaborate in the design and delivery of the B.S. in Radiography. Once the B.S. in Radiography is approved and implemented, the Mayo Clinic will cease to offer their Associate of Science program.

 

This r equest was reviewed by the Academic Affairs Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board.

Item 5Ciii Limited Access Status – Bachelor of Science in Radiography  

This proposed program in Radiography requires limited access status due to the limitations on available clinical placements and qualified faculty. The program will be able to accommodate a maximum of 16 students per year.

 

This  request was reviewed by the Academic Affairs Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board.

Item 5Civ Tenure by Condition of Appointment – John Kantner, Assistant Vice President for Research and Associate Professor of Anthropology  

Under tenure by reason of appointment, distinguished faculty may be granted tenure upon being employed at UNF. The candidate must receive a positive vote from the tenured faculty in his or her disciplinary department.  

  

UNF agrees to award tenure as a condition of appointment in order to be competitive in hiring these individuals. The Provost and President also conduct a thorough review of all candidates for tenure on appointment. Under these guidelines, the administration recommends approval of tenure, by reason of appointment, for Dr. John Kantner, Assistant Vice President for Research and Associate Professor of Anthropology. 

  

This request was reviewed by the Academic Affairs Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board.

Item 5D Items from the Finance and Audit Committee 

Item 5Di Camps and Similar Other Programs Involving Minors Regulation  

This new regulation proposes to document the operating guidelines for hosting a camp or other similar program involving minors on campus, and a university-sponsored camp or other similar program involving minors at a site off-campus.

 

This  request was reviewed by the Finance and Audit Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board.

Item 5E Items from the Student Life and Facilities Committee 

Item 5Ei Three-Year and Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP-2) and Legislative Budget Request for 2014-2015 through 2018-2019 (PECO)  

Each year, Florida’s public universities are required to submit a Fixed Capital Outlay Request to the Board of Governors for potential incorporation into the Board of Governors’ budget request. At the same time, they are expected to submit a Five-Year Capital Outlay request. 

 

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 three-year and five-year capital requests (PECO). Each of the items included in this proposed request is consistent with the university’s goals and master plan.

 

This request was reviewed by the Student Life and Facilities Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board.

Item 5Eii Annual Capital Outlay Plan for Fiscal Year 2013-2014  

According to Florida Statutes, the Board of Trustees shall, each year, adopt a capital outlay budget for the upcoming year.  This plan shall designate the proposed capital outlay expenditures by project from all fund sources.  Attached is the Annual Capital Outlay Budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014.

 

This request was reviewed by the Student Life and Facilities Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board.

Item 5Eiii Parking Citation Rates for 2013-2014  

Regulation 9.0070R I. (1) provides for the Board of Trustees to approve the fines for citations, late fees and immobilization fees. The 2012-2013 Parking Council reviewed the parking citation fine amounts and recommended some changes.

 

This  request was reviewed by the Student Life and Facilities Committee and received a unanimous recommendation for approval by the full Board.

Item 6 Tuition and Fees for 2013-2014 - (Student Government Presentation)

The UNF administration is recommending at 1.7 percent increase to in-state undergraduate and graduate tuition. This raises the per-credit-hour in-state tuition to $105.07 for undergraduate students, to $408.10 for graduate students and to $435.82 for nurse anesthetist and Doctor of Physical Therapy students.

 

The administration further recommends an equivalent decrease in out-of-state fees for out-of-state students in each of these categories.

 

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

 

Proposed  Action – Approval – Motion and Second Required

Item 7 Notice of Regulation Amendment – Schedule of Tuition and Fees Regulation  

The purpose of this item is to present proposed amendments to the 2013-2014 tuition and fees regulation. The regulation will become effective upon approval of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Governors.

 

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

 

Proposed  Action – Approval – Motion and Second Required

Item 8 UNF’s Budget for 2013-2014  

Each university board of trustees is required to approve the university budget prior to submission to the Florida Board of Governors and the Florida Legislature.

 

The UNF  budget was discussed at a workshop May 23. It is now being presented to the full Board for review and approval.

 

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

 

Proposed  Action – Approval – Motion and Second Required

Item 9 Listing of Reports from the Academic Affairs Committee 

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 9A Academic Partnerships - Distance Learning Programs

UNF is currently in discussion with Academic Partnerships to support our efforts at online educational offerings for specific high-demand programs. This partnership will allow UNF to increase enrollments in these programs and provide additional resources.

 

Len Roberson, Dean of the Graduate School and Assistant VP for Academic Technology will update the AAC on the AP partnership.

Item 9B Academic Affairs Presentation – College Scheduler 

College Scheduler is a web-based class scheduling system for student use at colleges and universities. Students can build optimized class schedules that take into account their personal needs (work, athletics, leisure, etc.)

Increases credit hours taken per student: 

  • React to Course Demand with real time reporting on which classes are being searched for the most.  
  • Help students graduate on-time by eliminating "filler" classes with fast, easy schedule planning.
  • Advisors spend more time helping students determine which courses to take, not the individual times to take them.  
  • Eliminate time-consuming schedule generation for special student populations like incoming freshmen, athletes, and advanced students.  

Item 10 Listing of Reports from the Finance and Audit Committee 

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

Item 10A Review of Miscellaneous Fees  

Miscellaneous fees, such as lab fees, material and supply fees, and other fees as authorized in Section 1009.24, Florida Statutes are delegated to the President. The Chair of the BOG Budget and Finance Committee has requested that the Board of Trustees review at least those fees that were increased as they are incorporated in the operating budget. 

Item 10B Direct Support Organizations (DSOs) Budgets: (1) UNF Foundation, Inc., (2) UNF Training & Services Institute, Inc., (3) UNF Financing Corporation, Inc., and (4) MOCA, Jacksonville  

The purpose of this item is to present, for review, budgets for UNF’s DSOs, including the (1) UNF Foundation, Inc., (2) UNF Training & Service Institute, Inc., (3) UNF Financing Corporation, Inc., and (4) MOCA, Jacksonville.

Item 10C Office of Internal Auditing – Quarterly Report  

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 10D Quarterly Budget Report  

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

Item 10E Treasurer’s Report  

This item provides an overview of the current treasurer’s report.

Item 11 Listing of Reports from the Student Life and Facilities Committee 

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

Item 11A Update on the Capital Improvement Trust Fund (CITF) 

According to the Florida Senate – 2012, the Capital Improvement Trust Fund (CITF) fee is not to exceed 10 percent of the tuition for resident students or 10 percent of the sum of tuition and out-of-state fees for nonresident students. The CITF is to be used for certain projects or real property acquisitions. Also, it is required that the Division of Bond Finance of the State Board of Administration analyze any proposed fee reductions to the CITF; and that the Board of Governors approve any proposed fee reductions.

 

Each university is to establish a separate CITF fee and building fee at the main campus of the university. Also, each university is to establish a fee committee to recommend any increase in the fees and that committee is to be composed of students and members appointed by the university president. The university president is to approve committee recommendations, noting that an increase in fees may occur only once each fiscal year. The Board of Governors is to adopt regulations and timetables to implement the fees.

 

The University of North Florida is proposing an increase in the CITF of $2.00 per credit hour, which would create a total of $8.76 for resident students and non-resident students. The additional dollars will be used on recreational projects.

Item 11B Capital Projects Quarterly Report and Change Orders  

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.

Item 11C Potential Purchase of a Warehouse 

Item 12 Adjournment 

Chair Taylor will adjourn the meeting.