University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Conference Call
October 18, 2013
at 1:00 p.m.

Minutes

Members Present

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

Members Absent

Joy Korman

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Taylor called the conference call to order at 1:00 p.m.

Item 2 Approval of Changes to the United Faculty of Florida Contract

Chair Taylor asked Mr. Leonard Carson, special labor counsel to the university, to speak about this item.

Mr. Carson stated that the proposed agreement included changes to the contract between UNF and the United Faculty of Florida for July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. He provided commentary on material changes that included Article 28, which was amended to provide (1a) legislatively appropriated increase for 2013-2014 of either $1,400 or $1,000 for eligible full-time faculty, or (1b) eligible part-time faculty would receive an increase in amount proportional to FTE of employee’s position, and (2a) an across-the-board increase of 2 percent to eligible full-time faculty, or (2b) eligible part-time faculty would receive an increase in amount proportional to FTE of employee’s position, and (3) legislatively granted merit/retention faculty bonus of $600 awarded to (3a) not more than 35 percent of the bargaining unit, and (3b) only to faculty employed by UNF for past 3 years with average performance rating of “above satisfactory” during those 3 years. Mr. Carson spoke about other material changes, noting that these were included in the document previously made available.

Chair Taylor offered opportunity for comments/questions from trustees. Upon receiving none, Chair Taylor asked for a MOTION for approval. A MOTION was offered and seconded. The MOTION was carried as presented.

Item 3 Adjournment

Chair Taylor offered appreciation to trustees who were able to participate on short notice. He adjourned the conference call at 1:15 p.m.