Agenda Item FA 14-26 (2nd Reading)

Submitted by the Executive Committee

Faculty Association Bylaws Amendment: SECOND READING

The Membership of the Standing Committees Changes Proposal for the College of Arts and Sciences Representatives

09/04/14: 1st Reading

10/02/14: 2nd Reading

 

Faculty Association Bylaws Amendment: Second Reading


The Membership of the Standing Committees Changes Proposal for the College of Arts and Sciences Representatives
 

 

Rationale:  

Faculty Association Bylaws were originally promulgated in the 1980s.  Since then, the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) has expanded to include 15 departments with more faculty members than the number of faculty members in the other colleges combined.  Additional members from COAS on the Faculty Association standing committees would increase that College’s representation to reflect its size.  If this amendment is adopted, the changes to committee membership will be initiated during the annual nominations and elections processes in March and April, with one representative from COAS elected to serve one year and the other elected to serve two years so that terms of those representing COAS would be staggered.

 

 

As information, listed below are the 5 colleges at the University of North Florida with their departments and full-time faculty percentages.

 

 CCB (Coggin College of Business) – 4 Departments and 12% of full-time faculty

Accounting & Finance

Economics & Geography

Management

Marketing & Logistics

 

CCEC (College of Computing, Engineering, & Construction) – 5 Departments and 8% of full-time faculty

Construction Management

School of Computing

School of Engineering (Electrical, Civil, & Mechanical)

 

COEHS (College of Education & Human Services) – 4 Departments and 11% of full-time faculty

Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL
Exceptional, Deaf, & Interpreter Education
Foundations & Secondary Education

Leadership, School Counseling, & Sport Management

 

BCH (Brooks College of Health) – 4 Departments and 16% of full-time faculty

Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences
Nutrition & Dietetics
Public Health

School of Nursing

 

COAS (College of Arts & Sciences) – 15 Departments and 53% of full-time faculty

Art & Design

Biology

Chemistry

Communication
Criminology & Criminal Justice

English
History
Languages, Literatures, & Cultures

Mathematics & Statistics                                 

Music

Philosophy & Religious Studies
Physics

Political Science & Public Administration                                

Psychology

Sociology & Anthropology & Social Works

 

 

Recommendation:   

 

ARTICLE VI
Committees

SECTION 3:

All faculty members of standing committees shall be elected by the Association, and all members of the Association may vote for all standing committee faculty vacancies. The President of the Association, and the Chief Academic Officer or her/his designee, shall be ex officio non-voting members of all Association standing committees. Other membership on standing committees shall be: 

A. Academic Programs Committee:
The committee shall consist of twelvefourteen members: twelvefourteen faculty, four from COAS and two from each of the other colleges, one from the Library, and one at large.

B. Academic Standards Committee:
The committee shall consist of seveneight faculty members: two from COAS and one from each of the other colleges, and two at large.

C. Adjunct Affairs Committee:

The committee shall consist of seveneight faculty members: two from COAS and one from each of the other colleges and the Library, and one at large.

D. Budget Advisory Committee:
The committee shall consist of seven faculty members elected at large.

 

E. Campus Technology Committee:  
The committee shall consist of seven faculty membersrepresentatives chosen from the colleges: twofrom the College of Arts and Sciences, one from each of the other colleges and the Library, and one at large. Non-voting, ex-officio members shall include the Chief Information Officer, the Director of Academic Technology, the Director of CIRT, the Director of Networking, Systems, and Security, the Director of User Services, and the Director of Enterprise Systems. The chair of the committee shall be one of the seven faculty representatives. The Faculty Association President may appoint other ex-officio members for a period of one year as needed.


F. Faculty Affairs Committee:

The committee shall consist of nine faculty members: eight elected at large and the current Vice President of the Association.

G. Faculty Enhancement Committee:
The committee shall consist of eight faculty members: two from the College of Arts and Sciences, one from each of the other colleges and the Library, and one at large. Members of the committee shall abstain from applying for the Summer Teaching Grant Program, during the years they serve on the committee.

H. Nominations and Elections Committee:

The committee shall consist of eight nine faculty members: two from COAS and one from each of the other colleges and the Library, and two at large. An at-large member who is in the second year of his/her term shall serve as chairperson of the Committee.

I. Research Committee:
The committee shall consist of seveneight faculty members: two from COAS and one from each of the other colleges and the Library, and one elected at large.

 

J. Strategic Planning Advisory Committee:
The committee shall consist of seveneight faculty members: two from COAS and one from each of the other colleges and the Library, and one elected at large.

K. Support Services Committee:

The committee shall consist of seveneight faculty members: two from COAS and one from each of the other colleges and the library, and one at large.

L. Executive Committee:

The committee shall consist of sixteen members: the Vice President of the Faculty Association (who shall serve as chairperson), the Secretary of the Association (who shall serve as vice chairperson), the President of the Association, the current chairpersons of the Association's other standing committees, and, as a non-voting member, the immediate past president of the Association.


 

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