Minutes of Meeting

Adjunct Affairs Committee Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Location: Building 57, 3rd Floor, Leadership, School Counseling, and Sport Management Conference Room

Call to Order:

The meeting was called to order at 4:00 p.m. by Dr. Elizabeth (Liz) Gregg – Chair.

Members Present:

Elizabeth Gregg (Chair), JoAnn Nolin, Carolynn McMahan, Linda Connelly, Adel Boules, Adele, Raphael Crowley, Jeffrey Bowen

Members Absent:

Koren Borges

Others Attending:

James Beasley (English Department)
  • Approval of the Minutes

    Minutes from prior year are posted on the Committee Blackboard organization site.
    Minutes of 8/28/2015 not yet are approved.

  • Introductory Remarks/Old Business
    • Elizabeth Gregg welcomed the committee and introductions were made.  Returning members provided information related to committee discussion topics and activity from the prior year.
    • Minutes from 2014-2015 are available on the Faculty association website and the Organization Blackboard site.
    • A brief discussion of the role of the committee and the need to set an agenda for the upcoming year followed.
    • Thank you JoAnn Nolin as secretary.
  • New Business

    Elizabeth Gregg introduced Dr. James Beasley from the English Department who shared information about a class project his students under took this year called “Faculty Forward Jax.” The students designed a social media campaign to advocate for adjunct rights.

     

    The discussion that followed included the following topics:

    • UNF currently has no adjunct faculty handbook posted on the UNF Website.
            http://www.unf.edu/acadaffairs/Faculty_Handbook.aspx
    • Current information or resources for adjuncts are not readily identifiable.  
    • Adjunct needs and concerns vary by college and sometimes by department.
    • Data related to available resources needs to be identified.
    • Adjunct needs and concerns need to be assessed.
    • Identified concerns need to be addressed.
  • Adjournment & Next Meeting

    The meeting adjourned at 5:00 p.m.
    The next meeting date has not been set.