The minutes from January 19, 2016 were approved at 12:26 p.m. as posted on the webpage.
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
The committee approved the proposed budget. The next meeting is Tuesday, March 22.
There is no report. The committee will meet this Friday and Meghan Kuehner will be presenting some BOR policies.
They met the first week of February and created a draft for the awards for adjuncts. The draft is being edited and will be discussed when they meet the first week in March.
Their next meeting is Thursday at 12:15 in 51/3102.
They met Friday, January 29, during which time they organized for the review of CANVAS and the technology.
Friday, February 26, 2016 at 10:00 AM is next meeting. They will review the technology grants and gathering information to draft a letter to the Provost about CANVAS, which is due February 29. As chairperson of the Campus Technology Committee, she attended the DLC, which formed a subcommittee to review the online proctoring process, which is currently being done remotely. Dr. Mohr was invited to talk to the group about Adobe. The plan is that 100% would have the Adobe Pro, but only about 30% would have the full suite. This would eliminate the v-lab. It was noted that Adobe runs slow on the v-lab. Dr. Rakita noted that the v-lab might still have Adobe until the end of the year. The costs for Adobe at the low end is $146,000 per year; the high cost is $249,000 per year, which would not meet the goal of having Adobe Pro on all faculty computers. There was a discussion about SafeAssign being replaced by another format. It was noted that CANVAS may have a similar function. The licensing deal through the BOG is less expensive than Blackboard. They are looking at moving Blackboard to the cloud in a year or two anyway.
They will meet on Thursday, March 10th 2016 at 12:15 p.m. in OFE/FA Conference Room. Shari Shuman will provide documents on DIVEST UNF regarding concerns regarding divestment from companies with fossil fuels is unlikely or impossible. They are also looking at guidelines for restructuring colleges. There is one item on the agenda –the electronic Promotion and Tenure portfolios. There is a demonstration on March 11 in 51/1205; plans are being made to video it for faculty who cannot attend the demonstration.
They met with the Provost and Len Roberson last week and set up an agenda and schedule to review the Faculty Enhancement Department. They will be closely following the review that was already done.
- Information Item# 1: Faculty Association Standing and University Committee Nominations
The openings will be reviewed at the meeting and presented on the overhead.
Laura Heffernan reported for the committee. They met last Wednesday and reviewed the rubric for the research scholarships. They are going to make sure that the rubric aligns the call. They are going to look at the various centers on campus and how active they are.
- Information Item# 4: UNF Graduating Senior Survey Responses
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. is the next meeting. The information item will be the Graduating Senior Survey Responses. Dr. Sen reviewed the survey results with the Executive Committee.
They talked to the Library personnel, which now has resources. They are going to learn about International Center resources next Thursday, February 25, 2016.
They met last Thursday, February 4 and will meet on Thursday, March 3 at 10:00 AM again. They believe the process is getting better, but new or unique changes happen each semester, that they are working to address. The COAS curriculum department recommended that the Academic Programs chair visit with chairs to help clarify system. -Agenda Item# 2-FA 16-12: COAS – Undergraduate
Dr. Bovenzi recommended approving this packet, pending outcome of Physics #201508-96. The agenda was approved for the packages: 201508-130; 2015508-107; 201508-108; 201508-71.
-Agenda Item# 3-FA 16-13: COAS – Graduate
Dr. Bovenzi noted that the chair was shifting current faculty to address the courses. It was noted that the packet should clarify the resources needed and include a written statement about resources and the 5000 level courses; a question was raised about the prerequisites Statistics course (STA 6166 Statistical Methods I) on the new course: MMC 6XXX - Quantitative Research Methods in Mass Communication. The package: 201508-11 was pulled from the agenda item #FA 16-12. The remainder of the packet was approved for the agenda: 201508-109.
-Agenda Item# 4-FA 16-14: CCB – Undergraduate
Dr. Bovenzi moved the item for approval; the item was approved for the agenda.
-Agenda Item# 5-FA 16-15: CCEC – Undergraduate
-Agenda Item# 6-FA 16-16: BCH – Undergraduate
No consent agenda for March 2016 FA mtg.
The meeting was adjourned at 1: 26 p.m.Association Meeting: Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. @Talon Room, Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 4th FloorExecutive Committee Meeting: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. @ OFE/FA Conference Room, Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Room 3108
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