Questions Forwarded Pending Responses

December 5, 2013

 

QUESTIONER-I: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:

Oliver Schnusenberg
Academic Standards
Committee Chair

 

April 4, 2013

 

Mark Workman, Provost
Academic Affairs

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-I:
"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-II:

DATE ASKED:

FORWARDED TO:

Christine Holland

 

September 5, 2013

 

Shari Shuman
Vice President
Administration & Finance

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-II:

One of the two signs/maps Directory Communications and Visual Arts is still up on Building 3. The Communication Department and the Art and Design Department have not been together in almost 10 years. Building facilities should revise the signage to be more current. Can we have the signage revised?

 

 

QUESTIONER-III:  

DATE ASKED:  

FORWARDED TO:  

Scott Hochwald

 

September 5, 2013

 

Shari Shuman
Vice President
Administration & Finance

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-III:  

If I use a car for travel why can’t I be reimbursed for any amount below the amount it would cost for me to use my own car? I raise this question because I own a standard size car. I own that size car because I do not want to drive a subcompact or compact car. Hence, when I rent a car, I rent a standard-size or full-size car. The cost for my rental car and the cost for gas is always less than the cost that I would be reimbursed for using my own car. Sometimes the difference is over $100. Yet, I am just reimbursed for the cost of the rental car at the subcompact or compact car rate. Granted the amount of money involved is small, but it turns out I have to reimburse UNF for the difference. The reason for this is that in order for me to not be charged tax for the rental, I must use my Pcard. For one trip I owe $5. How much will it cost for my $5 check to be processed by UNF? Let’s be sure to include in that cost the time I will spend delivering the check to the cashier’s office and the time others will spend making sure it is credited to the right account. Put another way, can I rent a car and request to be reimbursed for mileage for my own car?

 

QUESTIONER-IV:  

DATE ASKED:  

FORWARDED TO:  

Anonymous

 

October 4, 2013

 

Len Roberson
Dean, The Graduate School
Asst VP Academic Technology

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-IV:  

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?

 

 
QUESTIONER-V: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:

Anonymous

 

November 7, 2013

 

Len Roberson
Dean, The Graduate School
Asst VP Academic Technology

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-V
A set of anonymous questions about the Academic Partnerships International. The questions were embedded in the Service Agreement signed with Academic Partnerships, LLC and the University of North Florida Board of Trustees. (Attachment with Questions of Service Agreement)

QUESTIONER-VI: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:

Oliver Schnusenberg
Academic Standards
Committee Chair

 

April 4, 2013

 

John Delaney, President
University of North Florida

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-VI:
I read with interest your response to the previous question about the effect of requiring freshman to live on campus. I ask, as a follow-up, whether the following data is being collected also:
1. The amount of student loans being incurred by students. It seems to me that the residence requirement may cause some students to take on extra loan debt (and this may become either a hurdle to completion or a difficulty later in life).
2. Whether UNF is seeing an increase in the number of students who transfer to UNF from FSCJ as sophomores, meaning they did not spend their first year at UNF. Such students likely received a weaker academic (and social) preparation during their first year of college and as such may have difficulty adapting once they get to UNF; not to mention the financial impact on UNF of a smaller freshman class size.
In short, are there unintended consequences to this policy that may not have been examined?

 

 

 

Written Responses To Questions

 

QUESTIONER-I:

DATE ASKED:

 WRITTEN RESPONSES:  

Anonymous

 

April 4, 2013

 

All Faculty

 

QUESTION SYNOPSIS-I:

“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-II:

DATE ASKED:

WRITTEN RESPONSES: 

Anonymous

 

April 4, 2013

 

Mark Workman, Provost
Academic Affairs 

 

QUESTION SYNOPSIS-II:

“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-III:

DATE ASKED:

WRITTEN RESPONSES: 

Anonymous

 

March 7, 2013

 

David Fenner, Co-chair
Faculty Affairs Committee

 

QUESTION SYNOPSIS-III:

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?”

 


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