Questions Forwarded Pending Responses

QUESTIONER-I: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:  

Anonymous

 

March 7, 2013

 

David Fenner, Co-chair
Faculty Affairs Committee

 
 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-I:
Comments:  "If Library personnel are able to be given the designation of emeritus, why are senior instructors also included in this proposal?  It seem as if the Library personnel are attempting to obtain benefits that are exclusionary for senior instructors who have served for longer than the five years library staff is requesting. Why are instructors not included in this plan?"

 
QUESTIONER-II: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:  

Oliver Schnusenberg
Academic Standards
Committee Chair

 

April 4, 2013

 

Mark Workman, Provost
Academic Affairs

 
 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-II:
"The Academic Standards Committee, in their initial evaluation the survey results for the final exam policy, noted that several faculty members commented on a potential conflict, well, not a potential conflict, a real conflict, between the exam times on Fridays and graduation.  This question is directed at the administration.  Would it be possible to shift graduation to a different day of the week?"

 
QUESTIONER-III: DATE ASKED:   FORWARDED TO:  

Anonymous

 

April 4, 2013

 

Mark Workman, Provost
Academic Affairs

 
 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-III:
"I would like to submit the following questions anonymously to the Faculty Association and ask for a written response from the administration.  It seems UNF posted the Student ISQ evaluations of faculty to comply with state laws.
1. Why were faculty not informed?
2. Why was only one item selected?
3. Why were the grade distributions posted as well? What is the rationale? Is it required by law to post those?
4. Why are faculty IDEA ratings of administrators not shared with faculty? Would those ratings not fall under the Florida sunshine law?  Even if it is not required by law, what is the reason not to make these ratings of administrators available, especially in light of greater transparency and accountability?"

 
QUESTIONER-IV: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:

Anonymous

 

April 4, 2013

 

All Faculty

 
 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-IV:
"Recently, a faculty member discovered, upon entering a classroom, that there was a large amount of yellow chalk dust on the blackboard tray and other surfaces.  Could we find a way to prevent this in the future?  It would help if faculty members would remember to use the dustless chalk."

 
QUESTIONER-V:   DATE ASKED:   FORWARDED TO:  

Anonymous

 

April 4, 2013

 

Shari Shuman, VP of A&F
Thomas Serwatka
VP & COS to the President 

 
 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-V:
"In the past two years, the number of skateboarders on campus has increased exponentially. Besides ignoring the signs currently posted on campus, they race through crowds of people even through the walkways that are only 2-4 feet wide. Recently at FSCJ, a pregnant woman was struck by a skateboarder and almost lost her baby. 

It has gotten to the point that every day that I walk to class, I am in fear. As this is my workplace, I do not feel that I should be subjected to this type of risk. I also have students who have had boards fly at their shins, and in a quick poll, half the students in my large lecture agree that skateboarders are an issue. 

Given that they pose a workplace hazard to faculty and staff as well as posing a huge liability for the university, what can be done to curtail skateboard use on campus? Like cars, are there strips that can be laid in parts of campus to make the boarders pick up their boards and walk at certain places?"

 

 

 

Written Responses To Questions

QUESTIONER-I: DATE ASKED:   WRITTEN RESPONSES:

Anonymous

February 7, 2013

 

Mark Workman, Provost
Academic Affairs
  

 
 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-I:
"Should the Provost have the power to reject a General Education proposal - a proposal that has been painstakingly crafted by the General Education Council and the General Education Task Force, that has been reviewed by the leadership of every college, that has the documented support of every college dean, and that has been praised by the Gen Ed external program reviewer who recently visited UNF - because of his opposition and that of one other faculty member?"

 

 


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