Colleges of Distinction

Brooks College of Healthstudents

  • Seventy-four students enrolled in the college’s new doctoral program in physical therapy, and 23 enrolled in the new nursing doctoral program.
  • The School of Nursing received the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Award. This award recognizes the work of member schools to reenvision traditional models for nursing education and lead programmatic change.
  • The Master in Public Health Program was successfully awarded initial accreditation from the Council on Education in Public Health.
  • UNF’s nurse practitioner students obtained a 100 percent pass rate on their national certification exams.
  • As a way to provide students community-based transformational learning experiences, the college’s Nutrition Program makes volunteer work a part of its curriculum. For example, in 2008 a class of nutrition majors prepared hundreds of nutritious meals at the I.M. Sulzbacher Center for the Homeless, learning firsthand how to prepare meals in large quantities and oversee production while also meeting the community’s needs.

Coggin College of Business

  • The Coggin Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program was ranked in the top 25 programs in terms of institutional-thought leadership in the discipline, as measured by the last 40 years of publications in the Journal of Supply Chain Management.
  • Coggin College is among the fewer than 7 percent of business schools worldwide that have achieved the distinction of having been accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business for 32 years.
  • The Transportation and Logistics Flagship Program boasts a new state-of-the-art Logistics Information Technology Solutions Laboratory – the first of its kind in Florida. The lab provides simulation training in SAP and Oracle ERP software for undergraduate and graduate students, as well executive level seminars, workshops and i-research.
  • Two hundred forty Coggin students studied abroad in locations that included China, India, England, Scotland, Argentina, Spain, France and Germany during the 2007-08 academic year.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • The college offered 16 study-abroad courses in 2007-08. In addition, the college conducted eight transformational learning opportunity (TLO) classes outside the United States and another five in the country. The University awarded funding for 10 College of Arts and Sciences TLOs for the 2008-09 academic year.
  • Design work begins in 2009 on a new building to house the Biology Department. The building will feature state-of-the-art equipment and labs.
  • Four hundred thirty one COAS students participated in internships in 2007-08.
  • The college’s faculty received $1,421,583 in grant funding for various studies and projects.

College of Computing, Engineering and Construction

  • The college’s new M.S. degree programs in civil, electrical and mechanical engineering began in January 2008 with 21 candidates enrolled.
  • A mechanical engineering faculty member received a $2 million grant from the Army to develop fuel cell-powered laptop computers for soldiers.
  • The college’s unique video-based distance learning program offered 12 courses to 303 students in 2007-08, with the largest participation from the Construction Management Department. Enrolled students can watch lectures any time, any place and as often as needed via the Internet.
  • With the support of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, college faculty and students designed and deployed a buoy weather station for gathering weather information in the Atlantic Ocean near the coast of Jacksonville. The real-time information will be used in developing advance weather models to predict the interaction of sea breezes with land mass.

College of Education and Human Services

  • The college offers a new master’s degree in educational technology leadership, which is the only degree at the University offered completely online. The program prepares students for professional roles in the administration of instructional technology in schools, colleges, universities and other settings.
  • The college promotes school improvement through its award-winning Urban Professional Development School program, an innovative partnership between the COEHS and four diverse elementary and middle schools. The program offers on-site experiences to teacher education students, professional renewal for teachers working in schools and extra services to K-12 students.
  • The college has developed a successful partnership with Marjon University in Plymouth, England, through which students majoring in teacher education can participate in international internships in schools in England. International internships are also offered in Belize.
  • The college's Poetry Stars after-school program, supported by the Cummer Family Foundation, offers reinforcement of reading and literacy skills to two preschools and two urban elementary schools through performance poetry.
  • In just two years, the bachelor’s program in sport management has grown to more than 200 majors and minors, making it one of the fastest growing programs in the University. The program includes field-based practica and internships with professional sporting industry partners in Northeast Florida.