Carlo Fassi, Fred
Franklin, Hugh Greene, Joy Korman, Rad Lovett, Oscar Munoz, Joannie Newton, Lynn
Pappas, Myron Pincomb, Gordon Rakita, Lanny Russell, Bruce Taylor
Taylor addressed those in attendance and called the plenary session to order at
Taylor dispensed with this report to move the meeting forward.
Delaney followed suit.
Taylor asked those in attendance for comments on items on the agenda. There
were no comments from the public.
Taylor asked if trustees would like to pull item(s) from the consent agenda.
Chairs reported from their respective committees that all items were satisfactorily
discussed; therefore, the consent agenda was presented for approval as shown.
Chair Taylor asked for a MOTION for approval of the consent agenda. A MOTION
was offered and seconded. The consent agenda was approved as posted.
Taylor asked Vice President Shuman to speak about this item.
President Shuman reported that, since the Governor vetoed an increase in
tuition, the university was calling on Florida Statute 1009.24(b), which
provided for a per-credit-hour increase at a rate equal to inflation (1.7
percent) for resident undergraduate tuition. She clarified that the statute
allowed for this inflationary increase unless otherwise provided for in the
General Appropriations Act.
President Shuman explained that the proposed increase would raise the
per-credit hour in-state tuition for undergraduates to $105.07; for graduate
students to $408.10; and for Nurse Anesthetist and Doctor of Physical Therapy
students to $435.82. She stated that the administration was recommending an
equal decrease in each of these categories for out-of-state students. Vice
President Shuman indicated that local fees previously approved by the Board
were included in the meeting materials.
Delaney spoke about the statute, noting that the administration was not seeking
adjustments to recompense the increase. Vice President Shuman clarified that, if
the Board of Trustees approved this request, these funds would be placed in
Taylor asked for a MOTION for approval of (1) a 1.7 percent increase for
resident undergraduate tuition, and (2) no rollback for differential tuition. Trustee
Korman asked the record to reflect that the students were already financially
burdened and it would be unfair to impose any additional increases. Trustee
Pincomb concurred, stating that UNF could not continue to increase the burden
Fassi shared the student’s perspective, noting that there should be further
discussions how much the state should invest. Additionally, students felt that a
1.7 percent increase now was a better option than a larger increase in the
future. Students also agreed with the proposed decision not to roll back
Greene seconded the MOTION. The MOTION
was carried with two dissentions.
Chair Taylor asked
for a MOTION to approve a change in the prepared schedule, from $5.32 to $5.25.
The MOTION was offered, seconded and approved as presented.
President Shuman stated that the Board of Governors (BOG), in accordance with
the BOG’s regulation development procedure, provided that each Board of
Trustees is authorized to promulgate university regulations. She clarified that
the Legislature sets tuition for undergraduate students and the Board of
Trustees sets tuition for all other groups. So, the university was asking for
approval of an emergency regulation in order to timely implement rates for fees
for the fall 2013 registration period.
Taylor asked for a MOTION for approval of this regulation, which would set
forth current tuition and fee amounts per-credit-hour that students would be
assessed during the fall 2013 and spring 2014 terms. A MOTION was made,
seconded and unanimously carried.
President Shuman stated that the proposed budget was being presented with one
change, a 1.7 percent increase for in-state undergraduate tuition. All other
elements remained unchanged.
spoke about earmarking half of the revenue from the tuition increase to
need-based aid. Chair Taylor called for a MOTION to place the revenue from the
tuition increase in a reserve account to be reviewed by the Finance and Audit
Committee. The MOTION was offered by Trustee Fassi and seconded by Trustee
Korman. The MOTION was carried as presented.
discussed a response to the Governor, agreeing that the administration would
create a draft and circulate through trustees.
Taylor asked for a MOTION for approval of UNF’s budget for 2013-2014. A MOTION
was offered by Trustee Greene and seconded by Trustee Fassi. The MOTION was
carried as presented.
Chair Taylor asked Trustee Korman to
present this item.
Korman listed reports from this committee as:
Korman stated that the committee had fully discussed Item 9a and Item 9B was
tabled for a later date.
Chair Taylor asked Trustee Munoz to
speak about this item.
Munoz listed reports as:
Munoz stated that the committee would like further discuss the budget for MOCA,
Jacksonville. He noted that the committee had raised questions about the
museum’s future with regards to funding. Trustees asked that a discussion be
scheduled to consider investment versus subsidy.
Chair Taylor asked
Trustee Pincomb to speak about this item.
Pincomb listed these reports as:
Pincomb clarified that this committee met as a whole. He offered opportunity
for trustees to further discuss items 11A, B and C. Trustees were pleased with
the previous discussion.
Taylor notified trustees that a special meeting would be called to solidify
President Delaney’s contract. He offered appreciation to all who participated
in today’s meeting and adjourned the meeting at 2:30 p.m.
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