QUESTIONS FORWARDED PENDING RESPONSES

September 3, 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- I:  DATE ASKED:  WRITTEN RESPONSES: 
Steven Williamson June 4, 2015 Earle Traynham, Interim Provost
Academic Affairs
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-I:
What is the possibility of UNF getting a testing center in the near future?

 

Provost Earle Traynham answered during the meeting.
We have a testing center, but they administer primarily SATs. You may be talking about one that would serve DL courses and others. There has been some discussion, but no immediate plans. We will be looking for space for a testing center that is easily accessible to all.
QUESTIONER- II:  DATE ASKED:  WRITTEN RESPONSES: 
Anonymous May 14, 2015 John White, President
United Faculty of Florida
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- III:  DATE ASKED:  WRITTEN RESPONSES: 
Anonymous June 4, 2015 John Delaney, President
University of North Florida
QUESTION SYNOPSIS-III:
The current Academic Affairs administration has been particularly non-consultative and lacking in transparency. A graduate dean was appointed without faculty consultation. An undergraduate dean was appointed without faculty consultation. A formula for reallocation of faculty lines – justifying the removal of 18 lines from Arts and Sciences – was created and implemented without faculty consultation and without transparency. A formula for compression and inversion raises was implemented without any explanation; even if the formula was created by the union, the faculty at large had a right to know – from AA -- what the formula was before it was implemented and mass confusion and frustration ensued. There are strong rumors that UNF may create a College of Honors and a College of Nursing – and that both of these new units are borne on potential gifts to the university -- yet no faculty consultation and no transparency about these major academic changes have been forthcoming. Question: how long will we have to endure this trend?

 



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