STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS:
Executive Committee – David Fenner
D. Fenner presented one agenda item, Agenda Item# 6, FA 16-32: University Matriculation Calendar 2017-2018. There was some discussion of the issue of reduced contact hours and shortening of weeks in each semester. Registrar Megan Kuehner answered questions. The faculty recommended that ISQ timelines be included in the matriculation calendar. Agenda Item-FA 16-32 was approved for the FA agenda.
The link to the current Matriculation Calendar needs to be updated on the Faculty Resources page (forwarded to Marianne Jaffee in Academic Affairs). P.S. Academic Affairs page didn’t link to FA Matriculation Calendar.Academic Standards Committee – Steven Williamson
Adjunct Affairs Committee – Elizabeth Gregg
Item FA 16-33:
Proposal for an Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Awards; The document reflects all the recommended changes required by Academic Affairs which was including who could or could not receive funding, depending on whether or not they are currently employed at UNF. It was noted that the Dean’s Office will determine eligibility. A friendly amendment is to include the name of the department on the nomination form. It was clarified that all members of the Adjunct Affairs Committee will serve as the University Selection Committee for this award. This agenda item was approved.
Budget Advisory Committee – Richard Patterson
Campus Technology Committee – Donna Mohr
Jose Franco reported that Transition Steering Committee for Canvas has been working on issues to help the campus transition to Canvas. The committee has been working on a new plagiarism detection tool. The Distance Learning Committee is working on an online exam monitoring software.
Faculty Affairs Committee – Gordon Rakita
The committee will be meeting Sept 8th. They will be electing a new Chair for the committee.
Faculty Enhancement Committee – Paul Eason
Nominations and Elections Committee – Patrick Kreidl
There are some positions on Faculty Association Standing Committees that need filled. R. Pyati will work with P. Kreidl to fill those positions.
Research Council – Aisha Johnson-Jones
Strategic Planning Advisory Committee – Pali Sen
Support Services Committee – Brian Kopp
Maria Atilano reported Brian is new chair but no report.
Academic Programs Committee – Michael Bovenzi
Agenda Item FA16-29: College of Arts & Sciences- Graduate; The proposal was approved.Agenda Item FA16-30: College of Computing, Engineering, and Construction- Undergraduate; The proposal was approved.Agenda Item FA16-31: Brooks College of Health – Doctoral; The proposal was approved.Information Item – Academic Programs Committee (APC) 2015-2016 Annual Report; There were 131 proposed program changes over the past year and 4 new non-degree proposals. The report can be found in the Executive Committee Agenda package. Information Item –APC Workflow System; There was a discussion about some of the challenges with the current workflow system. The current workflow system works well with existing UNF administrative programs. The current workflow system will continue to be used for APC work.
Routing that needed to be updated, technical issues, goal is to use current system, but a new system might be considered in the future if the system no longer meets the needs of the committee.
The meeting was adjourned at 1:40 p.m.
The next Faculty Association Meeting will be on Thursday, September 1, 2016 at 12:15 PM. in Talon Room, Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 4th Floor.
The next Executive Committee Meeting will be Kick Off Buffet Luncheon on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 11:30 AM in the OFE/FA Conference Room, Osprey Commons, Bldg 16, 3rd Floor, Rm 3108.
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