Questions Forwarded Pending Responses

May 15, 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:

Anonymous

 

March 6, 2014

 

Shari Shuman 
Vice President 
Administration & Finance

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-III
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-IV:  

DATE ASKED:  

FORWARDED TO:  

Anonymous

 

April 3, 2014

 

John Delaney    
UNF President

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-IV:  

There is a rumor going around that you are in the DROP program for retirement. Could you comment, please?

  

QUESTIONER-V: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:

Anonymous

 

April 3, 2014

 

John Delaney
UNF President
or
Earle Traynham
Interim Provost & Vice President
Academic Affairs

 
 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-V
Are academic administrators who are on 12-month contracts and drawing administrative stipends expected to work full-time hours? Has telecommuting now become acceptable for academic administrators? Are academic administrators allowed to take days off during the week for research, which is not part of their contractual work-load? When academic administrators take time, should they be taking vacation or sick-leave? Should they be taking vacation time when they go to conferences or lead compensated study-abroad trips which are not part of their contractual work-load? Are you concerned about the culture that is created when such administrators only appear on campus only 15 to 20 hours a week?

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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:

Gordon Rakita

 

February 6, 2014

 

John Delaney
UNF President

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-I 

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-II: DATE ASKED:  WRITTEN RESPONSES:

Gordon Rakita

 

March 6, 2014

 

John Delaney
UNF President

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-II
 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-III: DATE ASKED:  WRITTEN RESPONSES: 

Gordon Rakita

 

March 6, 2014

 

John Delaney
UNF President

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-III
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-IV: DATE ASKED:  WRITTEN RESPONSES: 

Gordon Rakita

 

March 6, 2014

 

John Delaney
UNF President

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


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