QUESTIONS FORWARDED PENDING RESPONSES

June 4, 2015

QUESTIONER: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:
Scott Hochwald April 2, 2015 Shari Shuman, Vice President
Administration & Finance
QUESTION SYNOPSIS:

From Scott Hochwald— In the parking lot behind building 14, there are some roadside pavement markers that stick out a lot on one side, and people are tripping on them. He would like the issue addressed.

From Jose Franco: There seem to be an increase in amount of students skateboarding on 2nd floor walkways. Pali Sen expressed concern they will fall and break bones, which will impact their class attendance.

 


QUESTIONER-II: DATE ASKED: FORWARDED TO:
Anonymous May 14, 2015 John White, President
United Faculty of Flordia
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-II:

Some 15 plus years ago money were available for compression/inversion (C/I/D). About 70% of it was given to adjust salary to the Professor rank. When others complained they were told to get promotion for raise. Some did just that. This time around even though some department Professors got big raises but in most departments Associate and Assistant Professors got bigger percent of raises. What was the rationale behind this year’s negotiation to keep Professors salary mostly across the board?
In addition, is it fair that the highest paid faculty member in COAS got a raise through compression and inversion?

 

 

 

 
 

 

QUESTIONER- I:  DATE ASKED:  WRITTEN RESPONSES: 
Anonymous May 14, 2015 Shari Shuman, Vice President
     Administration & Finance
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-I:
Smoking will be banned on campus August 1. Will there be a fine?


 Shari Shuman answered the question that she does not think there will be a fine during the meeting.                                                                                                                                                                            

  
QUESTIONER- II:  DATE ASKED:  WRITTEN RESPONSES: 
David Courtwright May 14, 2015 Earle Traynham, Interim Provost
Academic Affairs
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-II:
David Courtwright asked for clarification on the Connect Program Partnership with FSCJ and UNF mentioned in the Times Union this past week. How large is this program going to become? Will the students take classes? Will those classes be taught by FSCJ or UNF faculty members? At what point do the students transfer—before they get the A.A. degree? After?



Provost Traynham
 responded during the meeting — All students at FSCJ who meet the UNF admission standards can transfer to UNF—that is nothing new. What got the conversation going is an interest in how well UCF and Valencia College and their Connect program works, seems to be similar to how it works here. The Connect program allows students to be admitted in the summer with a lower academic profile than in the fall; the number of students in summer of 2014 and 2013 admitted with lower academic profiles; if they take less than 12 hours at UNF and then go to FSCJ in Fall and Spring, they can return as a transfer student and not count against UNF’s FTIC. If there is extra classroom space, they may have FSCJ faculty come to UNF to teach, but they doubt that that will happen as the students will likely need different courses. However, the students can stay in housing and use UNF services and facilities. They want them to keep a connection with UNF so that they can transfer back.  

 
  

QUESTIONER- III:  DATE ASKED:  WRITTEN RESPONSES: 
Anonymous May 14, 2015 Chip Klostermeyer, President
 Faculty Association
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-III:
Will there be an increase in travel funding and/or travel funding for non-tenure-track faculty?

Chip Klostermeyer replied during the meeting, at this time, it does appear there will be an increase in travel funding due to the budget uncertainty. However, President Delaney and I have discussed the possibility of a tactical increase in travel funding to strengthen UNF research productivity. I believe the President supports this idea and I will continue to work with him on this issue.
QUESTIONER-IV: DATE ASKED: WRITTEN RESPONSES:
Anonymous May 14, 2015 John Delaney, President
University of North Florida
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-IV:

As the President of a public metropolitan university committed to community engagement and seeking to establish and strengthen ties with community organizations and agencies, why did you decide to not only publicly endorse one, but also attack the other, mayoral candidate?

 


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http://www.unf.edu/unffa/minutes/Faculty_Association/Faculty_Association_Minutes_Index.aspx.