Questions Forwarded Pending Responses

 October 3, 2013

 

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:

Christine Holland

 

 September 5, 2013

 

 

Shari Shuman
Vice President
Administration & Finance 

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-V:

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-VI:  

DATE ASKED:  

FORWARDED TO:  

 Scott Hochwald

 

September 5, 2013

 

Shari Shuman
Vice President
Administration & Finance 

 
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-VI:  

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-VII:  

DATE ASKED:  

FORWARDED TO:  

 

 Anonymous

 

  

September 5, 2013

 

John Delaney
UNF President

 

QUESTION SYNOPSIS-VII:  

Our Dean has informed us that our freshmen admissions yield has declined over the past two years, reducing significantly the number of FTIC students entering UNF. As a result we apparently have had to “backfill” with a larger number of transfer students than we would otherwise normally admit, to make up the enrollment deficit. Has the administration examined whether the declining numbers of FTICs is associated with freshmen mandatory housing and/or the desire to enhance the freshmen student profile through more stringent admission requirements?

 

QUESTIONER-VIII:  

DATE ASKED:  

FORWARDED TO:  

 Anonymous

 

 September 5, 2013

 

 

John Delaney
UNF President

 

QUESTION SYNOPSIS-VIII:  
  1. What is the status of the Provost search?
  2. Given that the faculty have selected those to serve on this committee, when will the President appoint the additional members?
  3. When will the Presidential appointees to this committee be known to the faculty?
  4. When will the chair of the search committee be appointed and, thus, know to the faculty?
  5. When will the advertisement be placed for the position?
  6. Where will this advertisement for this position be placed?
  7. What timetable does the President have in mind for the eventual appointment of the Provost?
 
 

 

 

 

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