University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
Academic Affairs Committee

  • Meeting
January 7, 2014
Herbert Center at ~10:15 a.m.

Agenda

Item 1 Call to Order

Chair Korman will call the meeting to order.

Item 2 Minutes (October 15, 2013)

Chair Korman will ask for approval of the minutes from the October 15, 2013 meeting.

Proposed Action – Approval – MOTION and Second Required

Item 3 Open Comments

Chair Korman will offer opportunity for open comments concerning items on this agenda.

Item 4 Accountability Report 2012-2013

The Accountability Report is prepared for the Board of Governors and focuses on the university’s performance relative to providing access to degrees, meeting Florida’s workforce needs, building world-class academic programs and research capacity, and meeting institutional and community responsibilities. The report also includes goals and metrics approved as part of the Board of Governors’ Strategic Plan.

Interim Provost Traynham will address the committee and present this item.

Proposed Action – Approval – MOTION and Second Required

Item 5 Amended Regulation – Admissions, First Time in College (FTIC)

The purpose of this item is to present amendments to the Admissions, First Time in College (FTIC) regulation. The proposed amendments are necessary to reflect current eligibility requirements for admissions for first time degree-seeking freshmen.

 

Interim Provost Traynham will address the committee and present this item.

 

Proposed Action – Approval – MOTION and Second Required

Item 6 Tenure as a Condition of Employment (Dr. J. Mitchell Miller, Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences and Dr. Holly Miller, Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences)

Under tenure by reason of appointment, distinguished faculty may be granted tenure upon being employed at UNF. The candidate must receive a positive vote from the tenured faculty in his or her disciplinary department.

UNF agrees to award tenure as a condition of appointment in order to be competitive in hiring these individuals. The Provost and the President also conduct a thorough review of all candidates for tenure or appointment. Under these guidelines, the administration recommends approval of tenure, by reason of appointment, for Dr. J. Mitchell Miller, Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Dr. Holly Miller, Associate Professor in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, College of Arts and Sciences.

Interim Provost Traynham will address the committee and present this item.

Proposed Action – Approval – MOTION and Second Required

Item 7 New Program – Doctor of Clinical Nutrition

The proposed distance learning Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN) program is an advanced clinical practice doctoral degree. The emphasis will be in advanced evidence based practice, chronic disease prevention, and treatment of underserved populations. In that more than half of the ten major causes of mortality in the United States are related to nutrition, the degree has important social, economic, and health relevance. Moreover, the proposed degree is consistent with the SUS Strategic Planning Goal related to "Teaching and Learning Excellence and Productivity: Strengthen Quality and Reputation of Academic Programs." Currently there is only one other Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition in the United States (in the northeast). The proposed degree also addresses the profession's strategic plan to increase academic training of practitioners. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics House of Delegates’ Executive Summary Spring 2012 stated that “A constant flow of high quality, professional education opportunities must be provided, using all available technology and delivery methods to facilitate movement up the career ladder and support the growth and development of specialty and advanced practice.” This degree will position the UNF Department of Nutrition and Dietetics as a leader in the preparation of advanced practice nutrition and dietetics professionals. The degree will provide a career ladder for both current UNF Master's and other Master's level nutrition graduates throughout the U.S.


Interim Provost Traynham will address the committee and present this item.


Proposed Action – Approval – MOTION and Second Required

Item 8 New Program – Masters of Music

To meet the growing demand for trained musicians in the northeast Florida and greater southeast region demonstrated through hundreds of requests from local students, public school and private studio teachers, church musicians, and professional performers, the University of North Florida Music Flagship Program plans to initiate a Master of Music (M.M.) performance degree, with concentration areas in conducting and jazz studies, woodwind, brass, percussion, strings, piano, and voice.

The M.M., a practice-oriented degree designated by the National Association of Schools of Music, will consist of 36 credit hours of graduate courses offered by the Department of Music. After completion of the two-year M.M. degree program in Performance, students will have the option of pursuing a doctoral degree in another school; serving as musicians and music leaders in religious and civic settings; and performing regionally, nationally and abroad. Music educators currently certified to teach will benefit from pursuing the M.M. by adding to their expertise as musicians, and having the option to pursue career paths in administration, which requires a Master’s Degree. Duval County teachers hired before July 2011 will receive a sustained salary increase for achieving a Master’s Degree.


Interim Provost Traynham will address the committee and present this item.


Proposed Action – Approval – MOTION and Second Required  

Item 9 Presentation - Music Flagship Program

Provost Traynham will introduce Dr. Randall Tinnin, chair of the Music Flagship Program, and ask him to speak about this item.  

 

No Action Required 

Item 10 Performance - UNF's Jazz Trio

Dr. Randall Tinnin, chair of the Music Flagship Program, will introduce UNF's Jazz Trio and the trio will perform for the committee.

 

No Action Required 

Item 11 Adjournment

Chair Korman will adjourn the meeting.