Conflict of Interest
: Joann Campbell indicated that the university has been apprised (via anonymous tips and audits) that we have had conflicts of interests. She is leading an initiative to develop documentation (e.g. a FAQ) and hold workshops on conflict of interest. She has pulled together a document outlining questions and comments that have been generated. The intention is to develop answers and guidelines for addressing various situation. There will be an effort to revise UNF’s conflict of interest policy (e.g. to include a definition of COI). The efforts are ongoing and they are seeking input from stakeholders. If the Faculty Affairs Committee has additional questions, answers, or comments, these would be much appreciated. The committee asked what issues are covered by the CBA and accrediting standards (and which supersede/trumps which)? The committee agreed to review Campbell’s document and develop some responses, additional questions, suggestions?
Academic Misconduct Cases
: Fenner described to the committee about the first (of two) Academic Misconduct case (including its origins and the process up until this point). The committee reviewed both the Investigating Panel’s report and the Accused’s appeal and voted unanimously to affirm the finding of the Investigatory Panel. The committee also voted unanimously in favor of a list of recommendations that would be forwarded to the Provost. Fenner will draft a letter for the Provost and circulate it to the committee members for approval. He also described the status of a second Academic Misconduct case. The committee approved the list of three members (and an alternative) for the second Investigatory Panel.
Developing guidelines for Restructuring Colleges
: The committee reviewed the draft guidelines, offering friendly amendments to the voting clauses. The committee voted unanimously to support the guidelines.
: The committee tabled the discussion of the survey (as an early step in working out a research identity statement for the university).
: The committee tabled the discussion of the Divest UNF matter.
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