Colleges of Distinction

Coggin College of Business

  • Dr. John P. McAllister was hired in July as the new dean of the Coggin College of Business.
  • UNF's Distinguished Professor of the Year was awarded to Dr. Jay Coleman of the Coggin College. This award was the latest in a series of awards Coleman has received at UNF since 1990.
  • The Coggin College partners with 29 countries in its Study Abroad and Semester Abroad programs. The number of students participating in the Semester Abroad program has increased 350 percent since 2003-04.
  • Over 80 percent of Coggin College's graduates are hired by local organizations and contribute to the success of North Florida's economy.

College of Arts and Sciences

  • The college's newly created Environmental Center expanded its activities over the past year to develop and foster multidisciplinary education and research related to environmental issues in the community and the region.
  • The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice was divided into two new departments: Sociology and Anthropology; and Criminology and Criminal Justice.
  • Ten "Transformational Learning Opportunity" university grants were awarded to faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences to fund transformational learning opportunity projects for UNF students.
  • The college established a new speaker series beginning in the spring 2005 semester.

College of Computing, Engineering & Construction

  • The college recently acquired the Complex Computing Research Laboratory, which provides a secure environment for high-performance computing and makes full use of the Florida LambaRail.
  • A permanent chair of the Department of Building Construction Management was hired in 2005.
  • The Advanced Weather Information Systems Laboratory was developed to conduct inter-disciplinary research and education. The lab focuses on various environmental information systems.
  • The college raised more than a million dollars in new research funds for the fourth consecutive year.
  • A new master's program in engineering is under development.

College of Education and Human Services

  • In 2005 the college began offering an undergraduate minor in education, increasing the pool of students eligible for teaching certification.
  • The college received a $250,000 SUCCEED grant in 2005 to fund alternative teacher training.
  • A new teacher certification major in pre-kindergarten/primary education was implemented in 2005, and a new major in sport management was also introduced.
  • The college's Urban Professional Development School Partnership program with the Duval County School District has grown from three to six schools and includes a middle school for the first time.
  • The college offered students internships in England, Ireland, Korea and Belize and is planning partnerships with universities in Russia and China.

College of Health

  • The State of Florida recently awarded a $1.2 million grant to the School of Nursing to support nursing education, making the University one of only 16 institutions in the state to receive a SUCCEED Florida Nursing Education Grant.
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida awarded the college a $600,000 endowment, which will be matched by the state for a total of over $1 million.
  • The nurse anesthesia program had a successful initial accreditation visit, the health administration undergraduate program was certified and its graduate program was also successfully accredited.
  • Five public health faculty members served or were elected as presidents and directors of national organizations and two nursing students were elected as officers of the Florida Nursing Students Association.