University of North Florida
Board of Trustees

  • Retreat
September 10, 2013
Osprey Commons, Talon Room at 8:30 a.m.


 ~8:30 - 9:00   

 Coffee and Beverage Service 

 ~9:00 - 9:15    

 Chair Taylor


 ~9:15 - 9:30   

 President Delaney

 ~9:30 - 10:15   

 Dr. Jan Ignash, Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, State University System of Florida will discuss the State University System and its current initiatives. 


 ~10:15 - 10:30   


 ~10:30 - 11:15   

 Board of Trustees Special Business Meeting

  •  2014 Legislatively Granted Merit/Retention Bonus The administration will seek approval for a bonus plan for the university's three bargaining units and for administrative and professional employees and non-unit faculty. The $600 bonuses, funded by the legislature, are limited to 35 percent of UNF employees in each classification. 

 Action Required – Approval – Motion and Second Required

  •  East Park Property The administration will seek (a) approval to lease, from the University of North Florida Financing Corporation the East Park property, and (2) endorsement of the acquisition of the East Park property by the University of North Florida Financing Corporation. 

 Action Required – Approval – Motion and Second Required



 ~11:30 - 12:30   




 ~12:30 - 1:30   


 Discussion on Presidential Goals for 2013-2014 The Board will separate into two focus groups and discuss long-term university goals.


 ~1:30 - 1:45






Academic Partnerships for Distance Learning   Academic Partnerships is a for-profit firm which works with universities to market specific on-line programs to individuals throughout the country.  Under contract, Academic Partnership would work with UNF to offer its RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program, a M.Ed. in Exceptional Student Education, a Master of Science in Nutrition, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees in an on-line format to students who are currently not attending UNF. Provost Traynham and Dr. Len Roberson will discuss Academic Partnerships for distance learning.