University of North Florida
Board of Trustees
January 7, 2014
Herbert Center at ~11:45 a.m.
Item 1 Call to Order
Chair Taylor will call the meeting to order.
Item 2 Chair’s Report
Chair Taylor will address the Board and present the Chair's report.
Item 3 President’s
President Delaney will address the Board and present the President's report.
Item 4 Open Comments
Chair Taylor will offer opportunity for open comments concerning items on this agends.
Item 5 Consent Agenda
Chair Taylor will address the Board and present the consent agenda for approval. All items were reviewed by their respective committees and received a recommendation for approval by the full Board.
Proposed Action - Approval - MOTION and Second Required
Item 5B Items from
the Student Life and Facilities Committee
The purpose of this item is to seek approval of amendments to the special fees, fines and penalties regulation. These amendments are proposed to reflect the current fee amounts.
The purpose of this
item is to seek approval of an effort to enhance the health of students,
faculty, staff and guests by implementing a smoke-free campus initiative. If
approved, the initiative will be effective August 2015.
Item 5C Items from the Academic Affairs Committee
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.
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.
Item 5Ciii 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.
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.
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.
Item 5D Items from
the Finance and Audit Committee
There are no action items coming from the Finance and Audit Committee
Item 6 Reports from
the Student Life and Facilities Committee
This item provides a listing of reports from the Student Life and Facilities Committee. Individual reports will be discussed as deemed appropriate by the committee chair or an individual Board member.
This item is provided as a quarterly report to the Board of Trustees and describes current progress on each project, funding sources, and any current issues, including change orders.
The Board authorized the President or his designee to approve change orders in the name of the Board for pre-established amounts. Approvals are for the purpose of expediting the work in progress and are to be reported to the Board and entered into its official minutes.
Vice President Serwatka and Dr. Jay Colemen, Interim Associate Provost, presented metrics on retention and graduation rates.
Item 6C Performance - UNF's String Quartet
Dr. Randall Tinnin directed a performance by UNF's String Quartet.
Item 7 Reports from
the Academic Affairs Committee
This item provides a listing of reports from the Academic Affairs Committee. Individual reports will be discussed as deemed appropriate by the committee chair or an individual Board member.
Provost Traynham introduced Dr. Randall Tinnin, chair of the Music Flagship Program, who spoke about this item.
Item 7B Performance - UNF's Jazz Trio
Dr. Randall Tinnin directed a performance by UNF's Jazz Trio.
Item 8 Reports from
the Finance and Audit Committee
This item provides a listing of reports from the Finance and Audit Committee. Individual reports will be discussed as deemed appropriate by the committee chair or an individual Board member.
This item provided a report for this quarter's activities in the Office of Internal Auditing.
This item provided an update and discussion regarding the evolvement of our compliance function and a new Policy and Compliance Committee.
This item provided a discussion regarding reporting of key financial indicators and what may or may not be of interest and relevance to the committee.
Item 8D Independent
Accountant’s Report on Applying Agreed-Upon Procedures, Intercollegiate
This item provided an independent accountant’s report on the financial statements for Athletics in accordance with guidelines set forward by the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
This item provided a review of this quarter's budget report.
This item provided an overview of the current treasurer's report.
Chair Taylor will ask Mr. Leonard Carson, special labor counsel to the university, to speak about this item -- via conference phone.
Proposed Action -- Approval -- MOTION and Second Required
Item 10 Election of
Board of Trustees Leadership for 2014-2016
As stated in the Board of Trustees bylaws, a chair and vice-chair shall be elected by the Board of Trustees at its first regular meeting of the year and shall serve for a two-year term, to begin immediately upon selection.
President Delaney will address the Board and present this item.
Proposed Action -- Approval -- Nomination and Vote for Each Officer Required
Item 11 Adjournment
Chair Taylor will adjourn the plenary session.