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
#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"?
In announcing his intention to step down as Dean of the College of Education and Human Services (see emailed announcement below), Larry Daniel stated that once leaving the Office of the Dean he would both assume a faculty role AND “continue to serve as Executive Director of the Center for Urban Education and Policy.” As the Director of the Center for Urban Education and Policy has a prominent role in promoting the College’s vision for educational reform, for representing the College to the greater public, and for bringing external funds to the College, it seems only logical that the new Dean of the college would have significant input into the person chosen to fulfill that role (e.g., to work with faculty and a search committee to select a person to assume that role). It also seems logical—for the reasons noted above—that the new Dean would have direct supervisory authority over the “Director” and her/his responsibilities. Yet by appointing himself “Executive Director” into the indefinite future, Dean Daniel seems to be circumventing normal lines of authority and using a power that is not his to use in order to ensure himself a future administrative role within the College. It also seems that Dean Daniel is assuming a representative role that ignores the contexts behind the change in leadership within COEHS. If, on the other hand, the Provost or the President approved this future role for Dr. Daniel, faculty would like to know the rationale for the decision, why they were not consulted in the decision, and whether or not the new Dean will have the authority to supervise the person fulfilling the role of Director (and thus have significant input into the messages emanating from the “Center”)?
Given the recent shortfall in the projected FTEs
combined with the proposed recalculations of the allotment faculty lines that
may result in the moving some lines from COAS to the professional schools, how
will these factors impact the faculty and the departments that participate
honors program? Using the honors courses offered in Fall 2013 as a sample,
approximately 60% of the courses were taught by COAS faculty, is this factored
into the FTE calculations? Honors courses require significantly small class
sizes and may affect the FTE calculations. This may prevent departments from
participating in the honors program in the future.
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