Questions Forwarded Pending Responses

April 3, 2014

 

QUESTIONER-I:  

DATE ASKED:  

FORWARDED TO:  

Anonymous

 

October 4, 2013

 

Len Roberson
Dean, The Graduate School
Asst VP Academic Technology

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-I:  

Was the Academic Program company accepted due to an appropriate *RFP process? If so, when was the information pertaining to the RFP released and who sat on the RFP committee? The state apparently forbids the hiring of a company that one does not go through a proper RFP process. If we did not go through an RFP how valid is his and what are the repercussions?

 

*RFP – Request For Proposal

  

QUESTIONER-II: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:

Matthew Corrigan

 

January 9, 2014

 

Jay Coleman
Interim Associate Provost
or
Marianne Jaffee
Executive Assistant to the Provost

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-II
 “I think it would be helpful, since we’re doing a new ISQ method, which we see if there are any differences between going totally online and what we did before, in terms of response rates, in terms of means on particular questions, in terms of demographics of students who are answering the questions. So, when you get a chance, could you try to make those comparisons, maybe from last fall – you know, the previous fall? That would be helpful. Thanks. “
QUESTIONER-III: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:

Gordon Rakita

 

February 6, 2014

 

John Delaney
UNF President

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-III
The Faculty Association President received a question for President Delaney regarding upper division transfer students: UNF is accepting a lot of transfer students to fill in for low FTIC enrollments. Regardless of the grades they earn, a large number of these transfer students are, in the common experience of many UNF faculty, often much unprepared for the academic challenges of UNF classes. Would the President speak to how the University can ameliorate the problem of upper division transfer students who are not prepared for the challenge of UNF classes? How do such students fit in to his vision for UNF?

QUESTIONER-IV:  

DATE ASKED:  

FORWARDED TO:  

Gordon Rakita

 

March 6, 2014

 

John Delaney
UNF President

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-IV:  

In a recent explanation for a personnel decision, the Provost cited the principle of “fairness” to the faculty member as one rational for that decision.  Will the administration initiate a review of faculty salaries with the purpose of addressing the terrible unfairness suffered by those colleagues whose salaries are compressed and inverted?

  

QUESTIONER-V: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:

Gordon Rakita

 

March 6, 2014

 

John Delaney
UNF President

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-V
I understand that the interim provost has initiated a search for a permanent associate provost. Shouldn't this search be left to the new permanent provost once that person takes office?
QUESTIONER-VI: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:

Gordon Rakita

 

March 6, 2014

 

John Delaney
UNF President

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-VI
If we are doing the IDEA survey for the Interim Provost and [some] Dean[s], why wasn’t the Interim Associate Provost similarly evaluated?

QUESTIONER-VII:  

DATE ASKED:  

FORWARDED TO:  

Anonymous

 

March 6, 2014

 

Shari Shuman
Vice President
Administration & Finance

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-VII:  

This is a public records request, going back ten years, for a year-by-year comparison of the amount of the budget allocated to the different categories covering the maintenance and improvement of the campus flora. 

  

QUESTIONER-VIII: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:

Anonymous

 

March 6, 2014

 

Cheryl Gonzalez
Director
Equal Opportunity and Diversity

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-VIII
What have the numbers and percentages of minority individuals in UNF’s upper administration (deans and above) year-by-year [been] over the last ten years?
QUESTIONER-IX: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:

Questions & Responses Corner with
Dr. Len Roberson, Dean of the Graduate School
and Assistant Vice President Academic Technology
of the Services Agreement with the Academic Partnership International

 

 

 

Written Responses To Questions

QUESTIONER-I: DATE ASKED:  WRITTEN RESPONSES:

Anonymous

 

February 6, 2014

 

John Delaney
UNF President

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-I 

#1 - As a follow-up to last month's question, could the administration please provide the faculty with the following public information: The total salaries (including any salary funds drawn from the Foundation) for 2011-12, 2012-2013, and 2013-2014 for the following individuals: Tom Serwatka, Shari Shuman, Pam Chally, Barb Hetrick, Mark Tumeo, Ajay Samant, Larry Daniel, Jay Coleman, Len Roberson, Jeff Michelman, John Kantner, Mark Workman.

 

#2 - Two recent pieces of information cause me to ask: Is UNF "over-administered"?
a.   First, in Florida Trend's June 2013 issue, it was noted that the number of administrators at UNF increased by 15.7% from 2007 to 2011. (In 2007, there were 235 administrators and in 2011 there were 272 administrators). As a side note, in fall 2007 there were 16,406 students and in fall 2011 there were 16,368 students.

b. Second, we recently learned that Tom Serwatka received a $60,000 raise. I think a thorough analysis of this issue is warranted. Has the Budget Advisory Committee looked into this? Is there another group of non-administrators on campus that should be examining this issue?
 

Responses from President Rakita: “I’ll answer that, and I’ll answer it from the floor. The answer to the first part – Has the Budget Advisory Committee looked into this issue?
No, to my knowledge the Budget Advisory Committee has not looked into it.
Should they, or should some group of non-administrators look into it?
I would ask that the Budget Advisory Committee await the response from the President’s office about the salaries that was asked in Question 2, and then, given that response, make a recommendation to me about any action the Faculty Association may want to take on the issue.”


QUESTIONER-II: DATE ASKED:  WRITTEN RESPONSES:

Anonymous

 

March 6, 2014

 

Cheryl Gonzalez
 Director
 Equal Opportunity and Diversity

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-II
 What have the numbers and percentages of minority individuals in UNF’s upper administration (deans and above) year-by-year [been] over the last ten years?

 

QUESTIONER-III: DATE ASKED:  WRITTEN RESPONSES: 

Anonymous

 

March 6, 2014

 

Edythe Abdullah
Special Advisor to President
President’s Office

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-III
With the recent discussions and comments in the last few months regarding faculty diversity, are there any changes being made? Is there a group/committee charged with the task of addressing these concerns?


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